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So I've been testing drivers for the past month and was recently fit into the Epic which was producing some amazing numbers for me.

I really like the look and feel of the Epic. I was ready to make the purchase when I unexpectedly came into receiving a brand new JPX 900 driver at no cost.

 

The JPX looks stunning. I managed to hit a demo at a local pga superstore but didn't get a chance to really tweak the settings. I will be heading back to compare side by side to make a final decision on whether to sell JPX and buy Epic or keep Mizuno.

 

I'm just wondering if anyone has hit these two drivers side by side BUT with each drivers setting dialed in to their swings. If so which performed better for you and which did you decide on?

 

 

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Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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Mizuno clubs have the look down bar none, but only the irons win my loyalty to earn a spot in the bag. Someone prove me wrong & show numbers to back up why I should move away from an a M2 or Epic which test out darn near identical for me.

 

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Mizuno clubs have the look down bar none, but only the irons win my loyalty to earn a spot in the bag. Someone prove me wrong & show numbers to back up why I should move away from an a M2

 

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Have you hit any of their woods? If so what was it that put you off? Raw numbers or feel or both?

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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I had a Mizuno driver, it sounded like an aluminum bat every time I hit a drive. Play Taylormade now and love the feel.

 

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:cobra-small:             F7+ w/Fujikura Pro XLR8 Graphite Shaft

Ben_Hogan_Golf_Equipment_Company.jpg.b9602c912623c841ad9ad52593c15dee.jpg                3-I  MPF H-Series3B2M graphite Shaft w/Winn Dri-Tac grip mid

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png           Forged FGT  60* wedge KURO KAGE 70R SS cross Comfort grip

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... I have not played a Mizuno driver since the MP600. That was a killer driver. One thing I have learned from going to the PGA Show demo day is every year, a couple of drivers you don't expect or were not even on the radar turn out to be very impressive. I never rule any OEM's drivers out until I hit them. But I have not hit the JPX 900. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
                  :taylormade-small: Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                  :taylormade-small: MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour/TP5x (2021)

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I had a Mizuno driver, it sounded like an aluminum bat every time I hit a drive. Play Taylormade now and love the feel.

 

planet earth

 

Have you tried the 900 yet?

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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No, have they improved the feel? That was the big reason why I moved away from it.

 

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:cobra-small:             F7+ w/Fujikura Pro XLR8 Graphite Shaft

Ben_Hogan_Golf_Equipment_Company.jpg.b9602c912623c841ad9ad52593c15dee.jpg                3-I  MPF H-Series3B2M graphite Shaft w/Winn Dri-Tac grip mid

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png           Forged FGT  60* wedge KURO KAGE 70R SS cross Comfort grip

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I played the JPX-850 and hands down that thing could flat out bomb some balls. I heard the JPX-900 is more forgiving with the same ability to bomb it. Main thing will be making sure you find the right shaft for it. 

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In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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No, have they improved the feel? That was the big reason why I moved away from it.

 

planet earth

 

I think mizuno is really pushing to get back in metalwood consideration with the release of the 900. Really nice feel. But as always, try it for yourself if you get the chance.

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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Thanks, I may have to plan a trip to the store 😃

 

planet earth

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:cobra-small:             F7+ w/Fujikura Pro XLR8 Graphite Shaft

Ben_Hogan_Golf_Equipment_Company.jpg.b9602c912623c841ad9ad52593c15dee.jpg                3-I  MPF H-Series3B2M graphite Shaft w/Winn Dri-Tac grip mid

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png           Forged FGT  60* wedge KURO KAGE 70R SS cross Comfort grip

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I had the MP700 - ugliest/worst sounding driver that I've ever owned. But.... I loved it. I could really bomb the ball with it. Then I got sick and the shaft was too stiff for me.

 

 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I fell in love with my Epic during my fitting. I can't imagine cheating on it less than a month into ownership, but you've got me thinking about the green(er) grass that might be on the other side. Those pictures are amazing!

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi3 10* Ventus Red

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1x

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The JPX 900 is a fantastic driver.  Mizuno nailed it with the look and feel/sound for sure.  I played the JPX 850 and it was super low spin and I hit some bombs with it but it never quite sounded right to me.  The 900 on the other hand sounds fantastic.  The spin is slightly higher with the 900 than the 850 but it can get super low if you fit the club correctly. 

 

There is so much adjustability with this club that It's very important to get fit on a launch monitor.  When I got mine I dropped a little over 1000 RPM of spin from the stock configuration once I got it adjusted correctly.  

 

Oh and did I mention the absolutely phenomenal stock Fujikura Speeder Evo II shafts.  The stock 569 can be a little spinny to some but the 661 and 757 will help bring that spin down.  Even if you hate the shafts you could sell it and make back a significant amount of money and put whatever you want in it.  

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My bag is a revolving door!

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I had mizzy driver, unfortunately I don't remember the model. I remember it had the carbon fiber crown. The feel was just off for me. Didn't like the sound. After that experience, I moved on.

 

I might have to try a mizzy fitting session around denver and try the 900.

 

Thanks for the review!

 

 

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:callaway-small:  Epic Flash SZ 9o w/ Ventus 6X

:callaway-small:  Rogue 4wd w/ ATMOS Red 7X

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20o w/ ATMOS Blue 7S tipped 1"

:mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour 4i - PW (standard lofts) Rifle

:titelist-small:  SM6 51o, 59o, SM7 55o   

:titelist-small:  2019 ProV1x

:tp-mills-1: Custom Ming

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I hit the 900, and I just didn't care for it. The feel wasn't there. The numbers weren't there. The looks? Definitely there.

 

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2017  :taylormade-small: M1 460, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0

:mizuno-small: JPX EZ 3 wood
:cobra-small: Fly-Z 4H
:mizuno-small: MP-60, 3i-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold
:mizuno-small: S5 54° & 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold
:cameron-small: California Monterey
:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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I fell in love with my Epic during my fitting. I can't imagine cheating on it less than a month into ownership, but you've got me thinking about the green(er) grass that might be on the other side. Those pictures are amazing!

 

I really like the Epic as well. The 900 is pretty damn good. I managed to hit it with both weights forward in the middle track and it seemed to produce the best numbers and low spin. I think I am going to purchase the Epic still and game them both on the course to determine for certain. 

 

Thanks! Pays off when you're a professional photographer for a living lol

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Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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I hit the 900, and I just didn't care for it. The feel wasn't there. The numbers weren't there. The looks? Definitely there.

 

Sent from my SM-T580 using MyGolfSpy mobile app

 

Were you hitting it on neutral settings or did you get a chance to dial it in?

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

 

Driver:

Callaway Epic SZ 10 Degree w/ UST Proforce V2 Tipped 1/2" Stiff

 

Fairway

Nike Vapor Flex 3 Wood 15 w/Diamana Blue 70gram S

 

Irons:

TM UDI 2i, 4,5 Nike VP 6-PW Nike VRII Pro 

 

Wedges:

Kyoei Forged 52, 56, 60

 

Putter:  

Kana Studio Proto Blade

 

Dexterity:

Right-Handed

 

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