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Love this thread. I have a set of FG-17s and it’s pretty shocking how much smaller they are compared to modern clubs. If Wilson came out with a rebooted version that was hollow with all the modern tech I’d buy a set in a heartbeat. Just a gorgeous design. Semi-related but I wonder why more companies don’t do that - take an old classic like the FG-17 or Apex II cameos and give them a modern reinterpretation. I bet there are a lot of folks who grew up playing those clubs who would jump at the chance to own a modern version that looked the same but was much more playable.

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Ping i525 vs. Mizuno MP 225376B677D-7003-484E-B568-29B3818A7AE2.jpeg.bc538b380e93c9493fa584519bdd0aae.jpeg47AAC0F6-8BB0-433A-988D-95BF06689837.jpeg.3bf811fcc15e6855cc79285853fcc01e.jpeg376B677D-7003-484E-B568-29B3818A7AE2.jpeg.bc538b380e93c9493fa584519bdd0aae.jpeg87D1DC8A-A7D7-44A3-9360-4564B5B551AB.jpeg.c502e4473d3867843513bb7dbb7800ae.jpeg5657D3C3-E77D-419B-BC93-E4EA589CC94A.jpeg.9ac10f5dc93043ee94cd8ac9258e6523.jpeg

14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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29 minutes ago, Hook DeLoft said:

Ping i525 vs. Mizuno MP 225376B677D-7003-484E-B568-29B3818A7AE2.jpeg.bc538b380e93c9493fa584519bdd0aae.jpeg47AAC0F6-8BB0-433A-988D-95BF06689837.jpeg.3bf811fcc15e6855cc79285853fcc01e.jpeg376B677D-7003-484E-B568-29B3818A7AE2.jpeg.bc538b380e93c9493fa584519bdd0aae.jpeg87D1DC8A-A7D7-44A3-9360-4564B5B551AB.jpeg.c502e4473d3867843513bb7dbb7800ae.jpeg5657D3C3-E77D-419B-BC93-E4EA589CC94A.jpeg.9ac10f5dc93043ee94cd8ac9258e6523.jpeg

This difference is astonishing…

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16 minutes ago, Sluggo42 said:

This difference is astonishing…

Yeah. I didn’t expect the i525 sole to be so much larger than the MP 225.

14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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The width of the sole, the thickness of the top line and the heel to to camber of the sole are three things that look BIG to me in those pics of the i525.  

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Both for their category are very clean looking but the 225 takes the cake. The sole and wider width face really give the i525 the look of a GI players distance vs the 225

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Thought this image would apply to this thread comparing Mizuno Pro 221, 223, 225. 

Things that are interesting to me:
#1 225 PW and 9 top line, then the big jump to the 8. PW and 9 are mostly forged with a half cavity design. Then the tech comes in at the 8 and I guess a much bulkier top line
#2 223 8 to 7 sole width change. The 7 is when the chromoly and tech are introduced. The 8-PW are just bigger forged blades than the 221s.
#3 With the 223 7 iron sole width big jump, it's actually larger than the 225 7 iron by .4mm, and .2mm larger in the 6.
#4 223 constant top line size.

Overall, I really really like what Mizuno has done with the MP line this year for 223 and 225. Keep it as bladey as possible in the short irons, while progressively making them a little more forgiving as you change sets, and then introduce the tech for more forgiveness, ball speed, and distance in the mid/long. I love my MP18 blade short irons, and I could essentially keep it that way with a slightly bigger blade profile in the 223s and retain that buttery feel.

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On 12/9/2021 at 2:59 PM, Hook DeLoft said:

Ping i210 vs. PXG 0311 P 3rd Gen  Ping on the left.

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Could you give me a brief thoughts on forgiveness,distance,feel of these two irons (Pin i210 & PXG 0311 Gen3). Have owned many of those you show and close to getting the Gen3 0311 P. Thanks

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2 minutes ago, jacksonstorm said:

Could you give me a brief thoughts on forgiveness,distance,feel of these two irons (Pin i210 & PXG 0311 Gen3). Have owned many of those you show and close to getting the Gen3 0311 P. Thanks

Unfortunately, the Ping head was a demo.  I haven't hit them enough to say how they compare to the 0311.  However, I have gamed the 0311 since last August and find them to be very forgiving, especially on toe hits.  You can hear the difference between flush and off center hits but the penalty on mishits is minimal.  Of course, a huge miss is punished more but that has been the case with every iron I have owned.  The feel of the 0311 is excellent.  They feel really solid on good strikes.  Not marshmallow soft like hitting the center of a one piece forged muscle back but very satisfying.  I ordered the 0311 2 degrees strong to get the gapping I like in my wedges, so my distance is a little skewed vs. stock.  I would say I get the distance I expect based on the lofts.  Despite being a low spin player, I find they have as much spin as other irons with comparable lofts.

14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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Thanks great input. I made a rash decision and bit on the YouTube Takomo 101 irons (price & looks). Lot's of info on TXG, others so for $459  &$50

shipping tried to order. Emailed company (HQ in Finland made ShanHai). They kept running out. Then came out with the beautiful fully forged one piece of metal Takomo 201 Forged CB. $589 +$50 shipping =$639 but I had promised myself a set of reasonably priced irons as a second set so I ordered last set in stock with my spec KBS C-Taper Lite R. These are jewels and have had success at range but course is what counts. Just sold my Ping G410 with SteelFiber i95 reg and have a chance to replace them with the 0311 P Gen 3 with MMT 80 stiff. Fiqured those will be the more forgiving but also wanted 2 sets for other reasons. Don't mean to bore you but always appreciate when someone responds so quick with asked

Thanks Doug

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