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3. If you can make it happen, I would love to see some video of you trying to shoot through a window of trees. Bonus points if you use a shot tracing app.

 

Obviously we are getting into the skill level of the tester with shot shapes and trajectory control. How about instead of just trying to shoot under trees we make it like big break and they have to shoot through panes of glass at different heights.

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Yes! Here's what I think would be cool to see:

 

1. How does the turf interaction feel? (for fairway and rough)

2. How many different shot shapes can you hit with your 6i with confidence? What about the PW?

3. If you can make it happen, I would love to see some video of you trying to shoot through a window of trees. Bonus points if you use a shot tracing app.

 

 

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I think I'll focus more on the clubs and less on my skills. To be honest I had no problem flighting down much more GI-type of clubs so it really does come down more to skill than the club. I will, however, absolutely talk to the the clubs playability/versatility

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Any particular questions or things people would want me to include in my Stage 2?

How hard is the 3i to hit?

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Had a bit of struggle with these this week in soft conditions. Wasn't sure if it was my swing or a combination of my swing, the grind and soft turf.

 

Yesferday I went out and hit a bunch of balls of a but dryer/firmer turf and results were better.

 

So this is something I'll be paying attention to and go into more detail in the stage 2.

 

 

I'm not a tester but I game the hot metals and have seen the exact same thing in soft conditions. Getting too many fat shots with these when it's wet or spongy. Went to Mizuno demo day Saturday and the rep said a heavier shaft would help me. Hitting off AstroTurf with the heavier shaft did produce ball first contact every time so the ponder begins on new shafts.

 

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That's good to hear the confirmation it wasn't just me.  What shaft do you have?  I actually have the heaviest shaft I've played in quite a while with the C Taper Lt 110 G.  so far i've been able to handle it pretty well as for weight. 

 

How hard is the 3i to hit?

I know that was directed at Jlukes for the Tour version.  But I'll chime in here on the Hot Metals for the higher Cap guys.   the set came with a 4 iron.  I haven't played a 4 iron in my last 3 or 4 sets.    But I've been playing this one for testing purpose.

 

I actually am quite confident with it.  it's actually very easy to hit for a long iron.  I'll go into some distance comparisons and data in the full stage 2, but it's easier than any other 4 iron I had of late. 

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How is the "feel" on the Hot Metals?

 

I have found a lot of the "GI" or "SGI" irons tend to sacrifice feel for forgiveness.

 

I am all about forgiveness when it comes to irons...especially the longer irons, BUT I still need the feel to know if I hit it on the toe or heel.

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How is the "feel" on the Hot Metals?

 

I have found a lot of the "GI" or "SGI" irons tend to sacrifice feel for forgiveness.

 

I am all about forgiveness when it comes to irons...especially the longer irons, BUT I still need the feel to know if I hit it on the toe or heel.

I'm still getting a "feel" for them...See what i did there :)

 

But it's true, and I think I'll talk at length about it in the Stage 2, (so make sure you guys have a couple cold ones handy when that thing pops...just sayin) But you are right about the GI/SGI lacking feel in some instances.  That is the number one reason I moved on from the 716 AP1 so quickly.    Not that I'm a great feel player, but regardless of your skill level you have to be comfortable with the feedback.

 

I don't know where Golf Magazine put these in it's club test, whether it was GI or SGI.   But I certainly wouldn't put them in SGI based on looks or performance.    It's good that my set of irons at the time of testing were a combo Srixon 565/765 because these are probably closer to the 565 than any other club out there.     The 565 for being a forged club doesn't have the feel of the 765.    And the Hot Metals are a lot like that (565).

 

I was falling out of love with them earlier in the week, but despite a horrible round yesterday, I was very happy with some iron shots I hit all the way from the 4 to the P.   I did have a couple nasty "Alans" on the tee of a par 3, but that was obviously the swing. 

 

Still a lot to be determined about these, and I'm enjoying the process a lot!

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When are stage 2's due to come out?

 

 

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We haven't been given a date yet. But based on previous testing (which may mean absolutely nothing) I'd say in the next two weeks or so.

 

 

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When are stage 2's due to come out?

 

 

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I've been out for 3 weeks due to my dog eating my mouth off :(.

 

Stitches are out though and I got an 8:30am tomorrow! Back on the testing and picture taking adventure. I wouldn't even call it testing anymore, I fell in love day 1 at my fitting LOL.

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Not sure if you guys already mentioned this or not......but were the fittings part of the test or did you all go out on your own?

 

 

 

I'm curious to hear about the experiences you all had at either

A) A Mizuno-specific fitter or

B) A fitter who also sells Mizuno

 

 

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Not sure if you guys already mentioned this or not......but were the fittings part of the test or did you all go out on your own?

 

 

 

I'm curious to hear about the experiences you all had at either

A) A Mizuno-specific fitter or

B) A fitter who also sells Mizuno

 

 

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We all chose to go out on our own and get them done.

 

Most, if not all fittings weren't done by general fitters that had a Mizuno fitting cart. Several us also gotten fit with the Mizuno shaft optimizer. Details will be in each individual review

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Not sure if you guys already mentioned this or not......but were the fittings part of the test or did you all go out on your own?

 

 

 

I'm curious to hear about the experiences you all had at either

A) A Mizuno-specific fitter or

B) A fitter who also sells Mizuno

 

 

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We all chose to go out on our own and get them done.

 

Most, if not all fittings weren't done by general fitters that had a Mizuno fitting cart. Several us also gotten fit with the Mizuno shaft optimizer. Details will be in each individual review

 

Yep, like Joe mentioned, we weren't required to get fit, but all chose to do so. Personally, I felt like I owed it to not only to the MGS brass for the insane opportunity, but to the rest of the community who is interested in possibly purchasing the irons.

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Just an update on the latest outing with these. 

 

9 holes on course testing with these and the new Bridgestone X ball and SC200 to collect some data.   I'll save a lot of the hard numbers for stage 2 (which is coming soon, we promise!!) but the clubs felt really good, and after a less than perfect ball striking round at TPC with my gamer set, it was nice to see these perform so well.   I continue to be impressed by the feel for the Non Forged version of this family, I guess it's like being the Red Headed step child, everyone loves the blue eyed, blond haired (forged) kids but the step child Red Head is like, oh and there's him too....LOL   

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Just an update on the latest outing with these. 

 

9 holes on course testing with these and the new Bridgestone X ball and SC200 to collect some data.   I'll save a lot of the hard numbers for stage 2 (which is coming soon, we promise!!) but the clubs felt really good, and after a less than perfect ball striking round at TPC with my gamer set, it was nice to see these perform so well.   I continue to be impressed by the feel for the Non Forged version of this family, I guess it's like being the Red Headed step child, everyone loves the blue eyed, blond haired (forged) kids but the step child Red Head is like, oh and there's him too....LOL

 

Well. Forget everything I wrote here

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Just chalk it up to the day to day ability changes of a 17 HC...   Thursday I couldn't miss a shot to save my life, Friday I couldn't hit a shot if my life depended on it.....LOL  totally the Indian and not the arrow, just frustrating.

 

 

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GIMMIE SOME STAGE 2S!!!

My stage 2 will be coming the week of the 23rd. Have a couple more rounds scheduled before then
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