Mizuno Mp-15 / MP-64 combo - rifle 6.0
i210 Retro Spec - 1/2 inch short with KBS V tour stiff
Also, since I probably won't be chosen I'll share an email I wrote to my buddies about the night my home club let me borrow a i500 to test on my GC2. I couldn't figure out how to upload the pictures / screenshots from the GC2 numbers so if someone has any tips let me know. The picture button only seems to work with URLs.
My club let me take a ping i500 7i demo home to test on the simulator and compare the ball data to my current clubs. The results are interesting.
Specs of clubs I'm comparing:
Mizuno MP-64 7i 34 degrees and 1 inch shorter than i500 7i. Rifle 6.0 which is S.
Mizuno MP-15 6i 30 degrees 1/2 inch shorter than pong i500. Rifle 6.0 which is S
Ping i500 7i 31 degrees standard length. Project x 6.0 120 g shaft which is S
Ping eye 2 6i 31 degrees standard length. Cushin Z-Z65 heavy shaft which is S
The test is to hit 5 balls but I removed a scull or two.
Test 1: Mp-64 7i vs ping i500 7i
This was before I measured the lofts. Obviously ping goes further but the ping i500 had a very consistent ball flight. Refer to table with hybrid and wedge where hybrid = mizuno and wedge =ping. Ping went 15 yards longer but it is 3 degrees stronger so I had to do test 2. Of note I hit all 6 of the i500 7i shots either 194 or 195 so that pretty consistent.
Test 2: mp-15 6i vs ping i500 7i vs ping eye 2 6i
These all had pretty much the same lofts so it seemed like a far comparison. The eye 2s were built in 1982 and the mizunos are from 2015 I think. The data shows the ping eye 2 has much higher spin and lower ball speed results in the lowest distance but conversely this might be the best out of the rough to hold a green with high launch and spin. The mizuno vs ping i500 comparison is interesting noting the i500 is 1 degree weaker but has higher ball speed, launch, spin and distance. I could definitely feel the technology in the i500 as it takes off like a rocket from the hollow head design but it does sound a little clicky.
In conclusion I thought the numbers would be more drastic. Miss hits felt better with the ping i500 as I felt like I didn't lose distance but it wasn't game changing. A big difference might have been the shaft between the two clubs.
Hit em well,