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RESULTS: Battle of the Blades

Best looking Blade?!  

38 members have voted

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  1. 1. Best looking Blade??

    • Wilson Staff
      13
    • Titleist MB
      2
    • Taylormade TW
      1
    • Taylormade P730
      0
    • Cobra MB
      3
    • Ben Hogan Ft Worth
      1
    • Mizuno MP18
      7
    • Tour Exotics
      0
    • PING Blueprint
      4
    • Callaway Apex
      2
    • Honma JR Proto
      0
    • Srixon Z Forged
      5


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The Wilson blades will more than likely be my next set. They are stunning!

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In the Bag:

Driver: :callaway-small: Callaway Rogue 9° (Project X Hazardous Yellow 76g 6.0 Stiff Flex)

3 Wood: :callaway-small: Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15° (Stiff Flex)

Hybrid: :titelist-small: Titleist 816 H2 19° (Fujikura Motore Tour Spec Stiff Flex)

Irons: :ping-small: Ping i E1 4i-UW (Ping CFS Stiff Flex)

Wedges: :mizuno-small: Mizuno T7 54°/9°; :cleveland-small: Cleveland RTX 3 58°/8°

Putter: :odyssey-small: Odyssey O-Works Versa #7 (33", Super Stroke Pistol GT)

Ball: :srixon-small: Srixon Z-Star

Other: image.png.1a836b4c89a21e13ee937550f4016dae.png Shot Scope V2 

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Just for you @Shankster.  2nd picture—Wilson with the mic drop. 

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2020 MGS Hard Rock Challenge

 

SkyCaddie SX400
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:cobra-small: F9 TL, Atmos TS Blue
:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
:bridgestone-small: BXS

Romans 10:9

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Poll is closed. Thanks for playing.

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19 hours ago, Shankster said:

Poll is closed. Thanks for playing.

What do I win sir?

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1 hour ago, tommc23 said:

What do I win sir?

As the Judge would say...

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Results of this aren’t what I expected.

🥇 Wilson (by nearly double over 2nd)
🥈 Mizuno
🥉 Srixon
4th PING
5th Cobra MB
6th Titleist MB / Cally MB (tie)

No votes for Tour Edge or Honma.

Hogan’s getting a vote, and the TW’s getting a vote too.

For those of you that picked the Wilson’s, what was the main reason? (And did you see that GW High Toe? )

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The vertical dots along the score lines, the cut on the rear of the muscle and the etching below the ferrule.

 

They were hands down the best looking and a throwback to days of old when Wilson was a top 3 iron on Tour.

 

 

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

Rochester, NY

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Getting blade aesthetics correct (in my judgment) is a delicate balance between doing something interesting without making the club look busy and garish. There are several blades in this comp that are absolutely great looking blades, but they're entirely nondescript: Titleist, PING, Mizuno, and Callaway (for me) seem underdesigned. I'm absolutely certain that for many players in this class, that total simplicity is what they're looking for, and I get that. But they don't immediately win me over just on looks.

On the other end are clubs that seem a bit overdone: Honma is in this class for me. The various angles don't seem to have any harmony.

The TaylorMade entries are interesting to me. Simple, but with some nice elements. Probably on balance, though, still a little too simple.

I've loved Rickie's blades for a while now, and still do. But they good looking in a less classic way. I'd classify the Hogans the same way: I like them, but they don't give me the same "now that's what a blade should look like!" vibe.

The Exotics is (in my opinion) just ugly. The shape looks clunky (maybe it's the angle of the picture?), the graphics are too aggressive for a blade, while the design is bland. All around, it is not a combination that appeals to me at all.

The finalists for me are the Wilsons and the Srixons. Both of them are just gorgeous: simple, but not bland. Understated, but with elegant design touches that give them character.

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:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9°, Aldila Rogue White 70 X
:taylormade-small: M4 3HL 16.5°, Atmos Red 60
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 19.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20°, Project X HZRDUS 85 5.5
Currently testing: :Sub70: 699 Pro, Modus3 105, 5–PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab EXO Seven Mini, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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I voted Wilson as well. For me it combined the classic features like dot framed scoring lines and knurled hosel rings with modern aesthetics like the milling without overdoing it.

I think the best looking blades are the ones that can be in the bag for 20 or 30 years but still look like they could have been designed yesterday. Timeless.


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WITB:

Louisville Smart Persimmon Driver

Louisville Niblick Persimmon 3 & 5 woods

Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

Hogan PTx Pro 5-7*

Hogan Icon 8-PW*

KZG 51 gap wedge

KZG 56 sand wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

*denotes clubs being tested

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I play the Callaway Apex when I am south in the winter, really a very nice mb. Great control and 

flighting the ball is a breeze. Great sticks

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