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2018 Official Forum Member Review - PING i210 Irons

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Great reviews guys!

Based on your reviews, I did get a set of I200's (I'm a cheapskate) and they live up to everything y'all say! Thanks!

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I didn't add a lot in regards to spin or launch or ball flight in my review and that's because my only comparison with solid launch monitor numbers is with the Bridgestone J15CBs. I know it's all relative and there's not really a set benchmark for low spin, high launch, etc. So in case people were wondering my thoughts, here's what I found between the two sets.

Spin/Ball Speed:

I played DGs for a better part of two decades. The B-stones originally had DG X100s installed but I switched to C-Taper S+ over the summer and had about 10 rounds with them prior to the test. The C-Tapers launched/flew higher and spun less than the DGs both visually and with LM data. For me, the C-Tapers just paired well with the B-stones. Bring in the i210s with a higher spinning DG X100, and I was spinning the ball more with the short irons but less with the long irons. Same with the ball speeds, the i210s produced slower ball speeds with the short irons but faster ball speeds with the long irons. 

Launch/Peak Height:

The i210s w/ DG X100s lauched about the same as the J15CBs w/ C-Tapers and the peak height was about the same with the i210s getting a little flatter in the long irons. 

All in all, when selecting a new set of irons for the bag, make sure you test out a variety of shafts available to the general public because you'll never know when you'll find the perfect combo. For me, it was going back to DG X100s with the i210s. 

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Had my first full round with these today. I played a course that’s rated as the best in North Louisiana; one of my favorites.

The lofts on these are pretty similar to my Mizunos, but I noticed today that these are about 4-5 yards shorter. Twice I had 130-135 and I pulled my PW, but ended-up closer to 125. No wind knocking it down, so I need to get my yardages going forward. I did hit 11/18 greens, one of the best this year!!! I’m looking forward to more rounds with these. I may get the lofts checked and strengthen them if need be.


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1 hour ago, PMookie said:

Had my first full round with these today. I played a course that’s rated as the best in North Louisiana; one of my favorites.

The lofts on these are pretty similar to my Mizunos, but I noticed today that these are about 4-5 yards shorter. Twice I had 130-135 and I pulled my PW, but ended-up closer to 125. No wind knocking it down, so I need to get my yardages going forward. I did hit 11/18 greens, one of the best this year!!! I’m looking forward to more rounds with these. I may get the lofts checked and strengthen them if need be.


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What was temp today? Did you hit Mizuno today as well?

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What was temp today? Did you hit Mizuno today as well?

Almost 70*. No, Mizunos were sold.


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Almost 70*. No, Mizunos were sold.


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Ummmh. Did I miss a Market place Ad

Oh we'll probably for the best. I'm sure you had some monster shaft in them that I couldn't lift above my head.!!


Bridgestone Tour B JGR Driver and HF2 irons Pre Release Testing

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47 minutes ago, PMookie said:


Almost 70*. No, Mizunos were sold.


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Gotcha, that’s a temp I don’t notice any distance loss on m clubs. 65 and below is where I starting seeing 1/2 or so and then more as it gets colder. 

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Ummmh. Did I miss a Market place Ad

Oh we'll probably for the best. I'm sure you had some monster shaft in them that I couldn't lift above my head.!!


Bridgestone Tour B JGR Driver and HF2 irons Pre Release Testing

Hahaha! I had them on here for a few weeks and kept bumping them. No offers. PX LZ 6.5 shafts in them.


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On 11/18/2018 at 11:36 PM, PMookie said:


Hahaha! I had them on here for a few weeks and kept bumping them. No offers. emoji853.png PX LZ 6.5 shafts in them.


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Yep, that shaft probably caused me to walk on by...ha

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Wanted to do a quick follow up now that it's been a few months since stage 2 was posted. I also plan in doing another little write up here or in a new thread after I play in January on a actual course. 

Anyway, last night was my first time swinging a golf club since the first off November as work and winter came ending my season very abruptly. 

My father in law and I went to local golf simulator and I was super excited to get some more swings in. I had the beautiful i210 all cleaned up and ready to go and boy did they ever perform. I'm always a little skeptical with the performance the simulators throw out, but after a bit of time in the practice range it was clear most the clubs were flying a bit longer then during testing. However the feel and shoot making abilities really are spectacular. Whether it was a draw, fade or low shot they were all there in my arsenal and readily available. I will now high flights the simulator didn't like, but I've found that with many. 

I really love the solid responsive feel of the i210 and how the club/ball feel at impact. They really are an exceptional club that do everything asked of them. Hopefully all that transitions back on to the course in January. 

We ended up playing two rounds and had a 83, 66 (scores I take with a grain of salt). Took me nearly a full time to get a hold of the putting, but once I got the feel it was game on!

There will be many new products coming out very soon and with a later season release I hope the i210 doesn't get lost as it truly is a fantastic product by ping which shouldn't be overlooked! 

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Well it's been a while and since I have some time at the cottage on a snowy Saturday afternoon with not much going on I figured it would about time to do a little off-season recap of my i210... Only another 2 (hopefully) months left till courses open!!

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My last full round in Canada was November 1st, after that I went to Finland for work for a few weeks and when I came back it was true winter. Can't remember what I shot, but thankfully I do remember having a great time and just enjoying what would be my last round of the season. 

Over the off season I have managed to play at some local simulators, which has been a lot of fun and good to keep the swing in shape, but it's nothing like the real thing. 

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In January I was fortunate enough to get to go to New Zealand for work and with it being summer there brought my clubs along for the long 34 hour trip down to make sure I got a few rounds in. I managed 3 full rounds at 3 amazing courses and 1 9 hole round at a small course where I was the only person on the course and paid $7 into the honesty box for the 9 holes.

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Although the play left a lot to be desired with a lot of rust, I still cannot say enough good things about the i210 irons. I really look forward to playing with them and am more impressed with them the more I play with them. The contact on them feels crisp and powerful. My miss hits which there were many of still for the most part produced good results. 

The biggest part I've noticed the i210 since stage 2 was posted is being able to try different shots and really get responsive feedback from them. Along with that they have worn really well and still look fresh and clean. I do make a effort to keep them in good shape, but 30+ rounds in the wear on them is fantastic and I still feel as though they look pretty darn close to new. 

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I have to admit I have played much better golf in my days, but those 3+ rounds in NZ I ended up leaking a lot to the left and many of them started left and just kept along that path. I can definitely put that down to swing more then the clubs... Also have to shout out once again to @Nunfa0 for not only hosting me at 2 of those rounds, but also pointing out I wasn't exactly lining up square. Probably because I was upside down being on the other side of the world 😉 ... Either way I couldn't at all put any fault on the irons. 

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Even now with a big storm coming and my simulator round being cancelled tonight I am itching to get a chance to use them. I cannot wait for the season to start and really think that these irons will help continually improve my game and assist me in breaking par at a course. 

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Soon I'm going to go in and do another gapping test with them and put them up against my back up project set (Ping Anser Forged) to see how they compare iron for iron and shot for shot. 

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Long story short these have been an incredible set and have not only earned their right to be in my back, but will have a heck of a time being beat out by another set. 

Hope you all enjoy and as always any questions or ideas for further testing for them my way!

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@Apolloshowl you should come back to NZ, it's still beautiful weather here and don't forget we almost never get snowed in during winter. In fact here in Christchurch we play on the course 12 months of the year 😁😎

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22 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

@Apolloshowl you should come back to NZ, it's still beautiful weather here and don't forget we almost never get snowed in during winter. In fact here in Christchurch we play on the course 12 months of the year 😁😎

I know all too well! Definitely planning on coming back sooner rather then later... Any leads on jobs? Haha 

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9 minutes ago, Apolloshowl said:

I know all too well! Definitely planning on coming back sooner rather then later... Any leads on jobs? Haha 

We do have ice in Christchurch and I do know the manager of our national men's and women's hockey teams 😁😎

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Now if we can get some curling going on there we would be set!

After 25cm of snow it is looking better and better being there in NZ... Really want to play waimairi! 

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Thanks for dropping in with an update Apollo. Great pictures. 

 

 I think we are all getting tired of our respective winters.  March 3, here and we're getting more snow this afternoon 😡

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2 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Thanks for dropping in with an update Apollo. Great pictures. 

 

 I think we are all getting tired of our respective winters.  March 3, here and we're getting more snow this afternoon 😡

I played golf yesterday in shorts....   Just saying 😉

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37 minutes ago, ole gray said:

I played golf yesterday in shorts....   Just saying 😉

Where's the dislike emoji 😎

Glad for you buddy. No need in all of us suffering. 

Although this time next week I'll be playing in shorts in sunny FL (forecast shows 85 🔥

Can't wait. 

 

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Glad for you buddy. No need in all of us suffering. 
Although this time next week I'll be playing in shorts in sunny FL (forecast shows 85
Can't wait. 
 


Yep, ole gray strolls in, drops the hammer and leaves.


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3 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Where's the dislike emoji 😎

Glad for you buddy. No need in all of us suffering. 

Although this time next week I'll be playing in shorts in sunny FL (forecast shows 85 🔥

Can't wait. 

 

Good for you and enjoy your trip!  Next week the cold comes back to Georgia and we will be freezing out booties off!  😥

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