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Suggestions for Irons to Replace 9 year old Diablo Forged

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After 9 years with the Diablo Forged irons, I am considering replacing them. Looking to get a bit more distance, but more consistent distances off the face, especially higher irons.

Problem is, there are not a ton of quality golf shops in the area that offer a variety of options, outside the major OEMs.

Any suggestions on brands and models I should try? Does not have to be forged but I still want something that has a nice feel on impact. There seems to be so many great options, but limited in this area.

Thanks in advance.

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Having just gone through a bag refitting - and then done it again to get it correct a second time - I found a few brands that were completely under the radar that performed amazingly well.

BEST LOW COST - I don't think there is a more solid option in the sub $1000 category out there than @GolfSub70 I was able to test drive the 639MB a few months back and I'm still kicking myself for not waiting an extra month and a half to make the move to them instead of the Wilson Staff Models. The performance of the SM's isn't a bad thing at all, but when you think about the 639MB's being less than half the cost - it's a NO BRAINER. They have since added a few additional options to that line that make it an even better value.

BEST "OFF-BRAND" TO TRY - If the Sub70 seems too good to be true (which I will tell you they are every bit as good as any club on the market today) you could opt to try the New Level irons. They have some great designs as well, but again, cost vs. performance, I have to give the nod to the guys at Sub70 due to price vs. performance. New Level is great, and Eric was amazing through the process, but at $200 an iron vs $85 

BEST HIGH PERFORMANCE/IMPROVEMENT - I don't think there's a better blended iron right now than the Mizuno 919 Tour. It's the feel of a blade with just that added touch of forgiveness. I tried the 900 Forged model earlier this year and it wasn't for me, but the 919 Tour could have gone in the bag if it weren't for the Wilson's hitting the shelves right before I hit them.

BEST BLADE - If you're looking for straight up ball control performance, I will always choose a blade. There's no hot spots, cold spots or craziness to them - it's just a chunk of metal on a stick. Now that said, there's not a bad blade out there, but I have to say the new Wilson SM's are fantastic. Great feel, penetrating ball flight, etc... If I were in the market right now and hadn't just dialed these in, I would have a tough time recommending them, but since they were perfectly done for me, I have to give them the nod.

Now, If it were me, right now, and I was ready to upgrade, I'd be sending Sub70 my check for $840 and getting a set of the 639MB's with the KBS C-Taper X shafts and calling the search over. Though I'd be tempted to take the $600-800 savings and grab a set of the RAW wedges to go with them...

 

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5 minutes ago, Waazzupppp said:

Having just gone through a bag refitting - and then done it again to get it correct a second time - I found a few brands that were completely under the radar that performed amazingly well.

BEST LOW COST - I don't think there is a more solid option in the sub $1000 category out there than @GolfSub70 I was able to test drive the 639MB a few months back and I'm still kicking myself for not waiting an extra month and a half to make the move to them instead of the Wilson Staff Models. The performance of the SM's isn't a bad thing at all, but when you think about the 639MB's being less than half the cost - it's a NO BRAINER. They have since added a few additional options to that line that make it an even better value.

BEST "OFF-BRAND" TO TRY - If the Sub70 seems too good to be true (which I will tell you they are every bit as good as any club on the market today) you could opt to try the New Level irons. They have some great designs as well, but again, cost vs. performance, I have to give the nod to the guys at Sub70 due to price vs. performance. New Level is great, and Eric was amazing through the process, but at $200 an iron vs $85 

BEST HIGH PERFORMANCE/IMPROVEMENT - I don't think there's a better blended iron right now than the Mizuno 919 Tour. It's the feel of a blade with just that added touch of forgiveness. I tried the 900 Forged model earlier this year and it wasn't for me, but the 919 Tour could have gone in the bag if it weren't for the Wilson's hitting the shelves right before I hit them.

BEST BLADE - If you're looking for straight up ball control performance, I will always choose a blade. There's no hot spots, cold spots or craziness to them - it's just a chunk of metal on a stick. Now that said, there's not a bad blade out there, but I have to say the new Wilson SM's are fantastic. Great feel, penetrating ball flight, etc... If I were in the market right now and hadn't just dialed these in, I would have a tough time recommending them, but since they were perfectly done for me, I have to give them the nod.

Now, If it were me, right now, and I was ready to upgrade, I'd be sending Sub70 my check for $840 and getting a set of the 639MB's with the KBS C-Taper X shafts and calling the search over. Though I'd be tempted to take the $600-800 savings and grab a set of the RAW wedges to go with them...

 

  1. Thank you for the detailed write up, this is much appreciated.  Do you know any ideas of where I could hit the Sub70?  Also, I would be needing more of a Cavity Back for foregiveness, not consistent enough to hit a blade.
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3 minutes ago, dixonterp10 said:
  1. Thank you for the detailed write up, this is much appreciated.  Do you know any ideas of where I could hit the Sub70?  Also, I would be needing more of a Cavity Back for foregiveness, not consistent enough to hit a blade.

go to https://www.golfsub70.com/ and you can go to demo products and they will send anything you want to try out to you!

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Contact them directly. For a few bucks, they will setup a club and get one out to you. Try reaching out to Jason - jason@golfsub70.com after checking out their website and deciding what you want to take a look at. These guys are top notch in the service department and can help you get dialed in ASAP.

 

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Thanks for the comments, info and kind words guys.  @dixonterp10, feel free to contact us any time.  Email, call, social media...whatever is easiest.  We'll certainly do everything we can to get you the best setup possible.

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I recently bought a set of irons from Sub 70. These are great people to work with and Jason will go the extra mile.

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Try secondswing.com for a two week trial on a couple clubs. As for selection, they have almost everything you would want.

Personally, if it was me, after the Diablo’s I would seriously look at a prior year Cobra GI set, such as the F8’s.


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