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(8) TESTERS Announced PING i210/i500 irons Yep, you read that one correctly, my fine fellow GolfSpies! EIGHT! As in Eight is Enough or Eight Days a Week. As in a touchdown and a two-point c

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Rob

Texas, USA

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Current: TM M2s - Nippon Pro 105 R-Flex

My choice: i210

 

Funny - I was in PGASS a month back trying out the i210 irons along side the M4s and Rogues.

 

This would be an awesome honor to write for you guys!

 

Rob

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(8) TESTERS WANTED!!

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PING i210/i500 irons

 

Yep, you read that one correctly, my fine fellow GolfSpies!

 

EIGHT!

 

As in Eight is Enough or Eight Days a Week. As in a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

 

We're looking for EIGHT of you to test, review and keep a set of PING's new i210 or i500 irons (four testers for each set), and let your friends here on MyGolfSpy know if those two new irons sets stand and deliver for better players - feel and accuracy for i210 types and distance and playability for you i500 guys (or gals).

 

 

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This review opportunity is open to any eligible MyGolfSpy Forum member in good standing who resides and plays golf on the planet known as the Third Rock From the Sun.

 

How To Apply:

 

Here's what we need you to do - first, visit PING's website and determine which iron is best for you, the i500 or the i210.

 

Then, in this forum (and in this forum ONLY!!!!!), tell us the following:

 

Your first name

Your home state/province/country

Your handicap

Your current irons set/shaft

Your PING choice - i210 or i500

 

 

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We'll announce the testers in this thread next week, so make sure you check back to see if you've been chosen.

 

Good luck!!!

 

 

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Mike

Mableton, GA

1.3 Index

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.

 

Hey golfers, 

 

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,

 

Mike

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Mark

 

WA, USA

 

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5 - U Ping G30 yellow dot +1.25” Ping CFS stiff steel shafts

 

54* and 58* Ping Glide Wedges yellow dot +1.25” Ping CFS stiff steel shafts

 

I've been thinking about upgrading to the i210s. I'm excited about the possibility to test and compare them to my G30s/Glide Wedges.

 

 

 

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