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Talk me into a Miura or JDM wedge set


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#1 divot head

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

I would like some forged wedges I have been looking at Miura,vega and Yururi.
So what would I be getting here apart from quailty and craftmanship over the cast stuff thats pumped out every year?
Go on sell em to me


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:09 PM

Clubs on that level are not functionally different, it's all esoteric differences.  Like driving a Lexus instead of a Toyota.  The visual appearance may be more appealing, they are more rare so you won't see them in hardly anyone else's bag, the fitter will (most likely) kiss your backside assuring the fit you like best, etc.  Are they functionally better wedges compared to other mass produced wedges that otherwise fit your swing?  No.
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:10 PM

You pointed out the difference in your OP... quality and craftsmanship.  That's it in a nutshell.  Whether they'd be better for you really depends on loft, lie, bounce, turf interaction... things you'll never know until you try them.  Can't really rely on anybody else's opinion because they don't interact the turf the same way you do.  It's not as easy as asking for opinions... you have to get out there and do the work by trying everything you can get your hands on.  What someone else likes... you might not, and vice versa.  This is the same if you're buying US made wedges.  You've got to find out for yourself what works for you.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:14 PM

It`s difficult living in the UK because there is not much Japanesse stuff aroung to try I guess I`m just going to have to buy and try.

Edited by divot head, 22 December 2016 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:47 PM

Even better we can buy head only, for some we already have / would to play it with preferable shaft.
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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:34 AM

View Postdivot head, on 21 December 2016 - 05:14 PM, said:

It`s difficult living in the UK because there is not much Japanesse stuff aroung to try I guess I`m just going to have to buy and try.

You'll have to keep a check on eBay UK for Epon/Fourteen/Tourstage/Miura. For more boutique wedges such as Modart/RomaRo/Itobori/Masda/Crazy etc you'll have to put out a WTB add on the relevant forums or check the Japanese sites like Yahoo/Rakuten/Jauce etc.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:41 PM

I've played hand ground Vokey wedges (made by Vokey and his staff) for three-plus years....clubs I got from a tour player.  

Just bought three Miuras (Y grind) in 50,54 and 59...are EVEN BETTER which I had thought impossible.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:02 PM

View PostLYG, on 26 December 2016 - 04:41 PM, said:

I've played hand ground Vokey wedges (made by Vokey and his staff) for three-plus years....clubs I got from a tour player.  

Just bought three Miuras (Y grind) in 50,54 and 59...are EVEN BETTER which I had thought impossible.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:44 PM

Does having better clubs make the experience of golf better..if.it does then go.for it. Can't critique the jdm cost etc..when many people spend more for a nicer car that still gets them from point a to b.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:52 PM

I think Vokeys are $160 now....and Miura, custom fit to your specs and with an upgraded shaft is $220 or so.  Well worth the extra money...not that big a difference.

Edited by LYG, 01 January 2017 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:12 PM

Don't have to talk you into it. You're gonna do it because the seed is planted.  As good as done.   Enjoy the forged wedges.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:40 PM

Very simple:  yururi gekka wedges all of them.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:40 AM

View Postdivot head, on 21 December 2016 - 05:14 PM, said:

It`s difficult living in the UK because there is not much Japanesse stuff aroung to try I guess I`m just going to have to buy and try.

Vega, United, Frozen Rope, Cooper

Those are all JDM with European logos.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

View PostLYG, on 26 December 2016 - 10:52 PM, said:

I think Vokeys are $160 now....and Miura, custom fit to your specs and with an upgraded shaft is $220 or so.  Well worth the extra money...not that big a difference.
Where is Miura with upgraded shafts for 220? Head only is 220.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:16 PM

I'm very picky, but really like my Epon wedges. Great feel and great turf interaction.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:55 PM

I have Miura irons and vokey wedges... the differences in terms of feel and satisfaction on a good shots are significant. Distance is also more consistent on the Miuras. Can't wait to pick up Miura wedges but vokeys are too new to justify right now..

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:41 PM

Buy whatever you want. Don't worry about what they cost. If you get clubs you like saves you a fortune in the long run changing them all the time.
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Posted 06 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

mizuno mp-R5s can go toe to toe with anything I'd say, feel is buttery when pured. ive got two of them, both L grind for diggers (they have a W for sweepers). got the Modus3 Wedge shaft 125x for no upcharge. was very happy. Dealt with FairwayGolf who were awesome to do business with
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

I gotta say that I went through the same struggle with you, and wanted a wedge that had 'feel' and a reasonable amount of forgivingness.  Price was not an issue either.  I was gaming the Vokey SM6's.

I first had the Vokey SM6's, and thought that the feel was 'hard' on impact (cast club) but a very good wedge overall.  I wanted more feel.  So everyone says, "nothing feels like a miura" and how soft they are.  I got the 51 degree Y grind, and the 56 degree K grind.  The craftsmanship and look is un-parraled, no doubt.  The feel is NO better than my Vokey's and IMO the Vokeys are better in all areas.  The Vokey's also spun almost 1k more on the trackman.  The Miura's had a hard 'click' sound on impact.  The K grind was absolutely exceptional out of the bunker, but overall I was better with my Vokey's.  Now I just bought a Cleveland RTX 3 wedge.

So after spending $550 on wedges, I'm back to the 'ole $100 wedge market.  Again, this is just my opinion and what worked for me (money was not an issue).

Good luck!

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

Kinda along the lines of what Homer said. Go ahead and get you one. You won't be satisfied until you've scratched the itch...

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:45 AM

View Posttincup_jeff, on 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I gotta say that I went through the same struggle with you, and wanted a wedge that had 'feel' and a reasonable amount of forgivingness.  Price was not an issue either.  I was gaming the Vokey SM6's.

I first had the Vokey SM6's, and thought that the feel was 'hard' on impact (cast club) but a very good wedge overall.  I wanted more feel.  So everyone says, "nothing feels like a miura" and how soft they are.  I got the 51 degree Y grind, and the 56 degree K grind.  The craftsmanship and look is un-parraled, no doubt.  The feel is NO better than my Vokey's and IMO the Vokeys are better in all areas.  The Vokey's also spun almost 1k more on the trackman.  The Miura's had a hard 'click' sound on impact.  The K grind was absolutely exceptional out of the bunker, but overall I was better with my Vokey's.  Now I just bought a Cleveland RTX 3 wedge.

So after spending $550 on wedges, I'm back to the 'ole $100 wedge market.  Again, this is just my opinion and what worked for me (money was not an issue).

Good luck!

try Honma Tourworld. Feel would be much better than a vokey.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:45 PM

Miura just got bought.. buy their wedges quick before they run out!

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

I'm planning on getting another set of irons.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

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now waiting for shaft to arrive.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:02 PM

View Posttincup_jeff, on 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

....the Miura's had a hard 'click' sound on impact...

Have to say this has not been my experience with my Miura's wedges at all.  

Only time I ever hear anything close to a "click" is if I get to that one Top Flite ball that is still rattling around in my shag bag ;)


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

I left Miura irons and tried 4-5 other blade style irons in 2016 and ended up going back to Miura bb this month.  100% happy I did because to me they feel the best.  On the flip side, I didn't get the same feeling from the wedges.  If you want soft go yururi.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:15 AM

There is a massive difference, Japanese steel is far and away softer and better-feeling. Like comparing a conposite hockey stick to a wooden hockey stick. It's not even close.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:58 PM

View Posttincup_jeff, on 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I gotta say that I went through the same struggle with you, and wanted a wedge that had 'feel' and a reasonable amount of forgivingness.  Price was not an issue either.  I was gaming the Vokey SM6's.

I first had the Vokey SM6's, and thought that the feel was 'hard' on impact (cast club) but a very good wedge overall.  I wanted more feel.  So everyone says, "nothing feels like a miura" and how soft they are.  I got the 51 degree Y grind, and the 56 degree K grind.  The craftsmanship and look is un-parraled, no doubt.  The feel is NO better than my Vokey's and IMO the Vokeys are better in all areas.  The Vokey's also spun almost 1k more on the trackman.  The Miura's had a hard 'click' sound on impact.  The K grind was absolutely exceptional out of the bunker, but overall I was better with my Vokey's.  Now I just bought a Cleveland RTX 3 wedge.

So after spending $550 on wedges, I'm back to the 'ole $100 wedge market.  Again, this is just my opinion and what worked for me (money was not an issue).

Good luck!
You sound exactly like me. Vokey's I like the look but not the feel. Miuras I bought used grooves look ok but lack spin. Playing cleveland rtx 2 and alot to like here. Had Chikara's in the past that were beautiful yet seemed a little harsh surprisingly. Would be very interested in your thought of the cleveland rtx-3 wedges. I play Bridgestone J-15 cb irons X100 dynamic shafts and absolutely love them. Have not tried J-15 wedges and I should, some of the reviews scared me away though.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

View Posttincup_jeff, on 08 January 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I gotta say that I went through the same struggle with you, and wanted a wedge that had 'feel' and a reasonable amount of forgivingness.  Price was not an issue either.  I was gaming the Vokey SM6's.

I first had the Vokey SM6's, and thought that the feel was 'hard' on impact (cast club) but a very good wedge overall.  I wanted more feel.  So everyone says, "nothing feels like a miura" and how soft they are.  I got the 51 degree Y grind, and the 56 degree K grind.  The craftsmanship and look is un-parraled, no doubt.  The feel is NO better than my Vokey's and IMO the Vokeys are better in all areas.  The Vokey's also spun almost 1k more on the trackman.  The Miura's had a hard 'click' sound on impact.  The K grind was absolutely exceptional out of the bunker, but overall I was better with my Vokey's.  Now I just bought a Cleveland RTX 3 wedge.

So after spending $550 on wedges, I'm back to the 'ole $100 wedge market.  Again, this is just my opinion and what worked for me (money was not an issue).

Good luck!
Miura isn't known to be super soft, they have always had a firmer more solid feel than most JDM clubs....

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:10 AM

There are a lot of diamonds in the rough out there.

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