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Whole-lee crap! What a great match.   Congrats [mention=69396]Shankster[/mention]!   [mention=65448]Golfspy_CG2[/mention], you guys have outdone yourselves again.  PING came to the table to play this year.  Awesome to see their support. 
Alan, with as active as you are, I fully expect to see this thread catch up to the Cobra Connect Challenge in about 3 days.  Looking forward to seeing what kind of creative tests you put these beauties through.


Thanks! Not sure about 3 days, that one is on fire.

Already put them and myself through a pressure test. I was paired up with 3 other gents I never met last time out... you guys saw the results. 47 on the front because of some mistakes. Then I was 4 up on the back over the other fellas with a 38.

Oh, and that almost ace of mine... 6 iron Blueprint!

Playing some of my best golf... ever with these...

Stay tuned........
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Wow....
Congrats [mention=69396]Shankster[/mention] and what a phenomenal opportunity! Great post and I look forward to more....


Yeah. 3 or so weeks later and I am still in shock. Thanks!
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I love when we get surprises like this.  Although these clubs are out of my league I know it will be fun to follow along with you Shankster.  


Thanks! Open to all testing ideas you guys would like to see.

No flipping zucchini this time though.
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Holy! This is fantastic. Congrats Shankster and great start, always have loved your style in your reviews. 

Enjoy these beauties and hope they do wonders for you. Will be a ton of fun to follow along!

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Holy! This is fantastic. Congrats Shankster and great start, always have loved your style in your reviews. 
Enjoy these beauties and hope they do wonders for you. Will be a ton of fun to follow along!


Thank you. I should go try a round right now. 15mph winds... get the full experience.
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14 minutes ago, Shankster said:

 


Thank you. I should go try a round right now. 15mph winds... get the full experience.

 

That's where a blade trumps any GI club, you can really work the ball high or low.

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Woooo! Congrats buddy, if this is anything like your i200 review, we are all in for a treat.

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I echo many of the earlier comments and congrats. Holy (bleep) Batman! What a match made in Heaven! The Shankster and the baddest PING blades on the planet together for one big blow-out of a review..?!! How could we be so lucky..?! I will certainly be following this even though the PING bouncer just laughs at me as he shoves me away from the ropes blocking us from entering the "Blade Club" and points me toward the shovel section... Have a blast (sounds like you already are) and big "Cheers" to ya!

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Congratulations@Shankster and that's a very good start to your review! I love the photos, especially the bread and butter pic, that's creativity at its finest.

I'm with PA#9 in the fact if Ping knew I was even looking at their beautiful blades, someone would show up at the house and block any access I had to these pictures.

Ping has really brought out the big guns this year to MGS, with the G410 driver review, the long game gapping, and now this. I don't think they could have picked a better man for this job than you. Have fun and I can't wait to read along!

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23 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Congratulations@Shankster and that's a very good start to your review! I love the photos, especially the bread and butter pic, that's creativity at its finest.

I'm with PA#9 in the fact if Ping knew I was even looking at their beautiful blades, someone would show up at the house and block any access I had to these pictures.

Ping has really brought out the big guns this year to MGS, with the G410 driver review, the long game gapping, and now this. I don't think they could have picked a better man for this job than you. Have fun and I can't wait to read along!

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When I was at PING HQ for my fitting.  After we were done, I asked to see a Blueprint --this was before it's release.   They told me once we were inside and far from the range I could look but not touch.   LOL.  Not really.  But I didn't dare even ask to take a swing.   A man has to know his limitations 😬

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5 hours ago, Shankster said:

 


Thanks!

Any specific questions you want answered?

 

Nope, the main one has already been asked: how they stack up to Mizuno. Looking forward to the updates! 

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Nope, the main one has already been asked: how they stack up to Mizuno. Looking forward to the updates! 


I’ll see if I can get my hands on one test compare. Can’t promise anything, but I’ll try.
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How do the lofts compare to the Rocketbladez Tour? What other irons will you be comparing them to? I always tend to compare blades to Mizuno MP 14, Founders Club 200 Series and Sagra INB-1150 - those are my favorite all-time blades. I have been thinking about this all day - I'm super happy for you and perhaps a little jealous but only a little since the pastor in me is telling me not to be


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I have a few irons from the Founders Club and MP 14 and all the Saqra I could send to you to compare if you like!


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How do the lofts compare to the Rocketbladez Tour? What other irons will you be comparing them to? I always tend to compare blades to Mizuno MP 14, Founders Club 200 Series and Sagra INB-1150 - those are my favorite all-time blades. I have been thinking about this all day - I'm super happy for you and perhaps a little jealous but only a little since the pastor in me is telling me not to be


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Here’s the specs to compare.

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Here’s the specs to compare.

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Thanks! They are pretty comparable. What about in shaft length? Are they the same? How do they compare in distance? Ball flight?


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Thanks! They are pretty comparable. What about in shaft length? Are they the same? How do they compare in distance? Ball flight?


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Haven’t compared the lengths, but I went with standard on the PING’s, bought the TM’s used.

When I was getting fit the guy said mine were 2° flat from standard PING specs, so I guess I am playing a more upright club than I am used to.

Ball flight on a stock swing is a nice mid trajectory. I hit the TM’s to the moon. These can go to the moon, but by user input, nor every single shot.

Haven’t got to mess around a whole lot with different trajectories and shapes, but that will be addressed.

Distance from what I can tell is probably 2-3 yards longer because I am making better contact and the shaft was fit for me.
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Nice start Shankster! And what a cool opportunity! I logged in this morning and saw “Official Member Review- Ping Blueprints” and thought man, how did I miss this announcement!?

Can’t wait to read more. But, where is the 1-iron?


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Wow, congrats Shanks! Couldn't have picked a better person to do this review!! I'm really curious about these as I love my I200 short irons but am not a huge fan of the long irons. Maybe a reverse combo set?!?!

 

Now... about this 2 iron... I can't imagine how good it feels to flush one. I'm also happy to see PING making a 2 iron, as they are becoming harder and harder to find. (Yes, I know the modern day 4 iron is a traditional 2 iron, but now isn't the time for that discussion.)

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Haven’t compared the lengths, but I went with standard on the PING’s, bought the TM’s used.

When I was getting fit the guy said mine were 2° flat from standard PING specs, so I guess I am playing a more upright club than I am used to.

Ball flight on a stock swing is a nice mid trajectory. I hit the TM’s to the moon. These can go to the moon, but by user input, nor every single shot.

Haven’t got to mess around a whole lot with different trajectories and shapes, but that will be addressed.

Distance from what I can tell is probably 2-3 yards longer because I am making better contact and the shaft was fit for me.


Thanks Shankster - I really appreciate your feedback and response. I will be watching closely and will ask questions as they come up. The difficult thing in asking some questions is that so much is contingent on swing and type of player. I know with a blade they will do whatever you give them without much in way of surprises. Thanks again for responding so quickly!


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