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Mizuno MP-5 or JPX 900 Tour


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#31 TRheezy

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

Personally like the MP5, stupid easy to hit, great feel, and look great.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 11:32 PM

This isn't settling a thing! But it does tell me that the MP5 may be getting a little overlooked for forgiveness because it is a muscleback. I have not yet hit the 900 Tour or the MP5. But I have hit the 900 Forged vs my MP59 gamers from last season. The 900
forged is longer, but the MP59 is better at impact and has more traditional loft. If the
MP5 is similar in playability to the 59, that is encouraging. I may even give the MP4 a swing.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:47 AM

Glad we cleared that up for you ;) One thing I will say now I am 6-8 rounds in is that I feel much more dialled in now with shots into the wind and I am enjoying the smidge of extra forgiveness over what I had. I guess I am still missing the chrome finish a little as others mentioned too but they're working very nicely, results are good and that's the benefit that we are all chasing, right?

I think the bottom line is that you won't go far wrong with either.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

I went with a mix set of MP5 and MP25. I did not hit the JPX Tours well. MP5 was much more solid with less dispersion for me. Co-worker went with the JPX tour and prefers them over the MP5. Ultimately it comes down to what works best for you.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

The JPX Tour 900 has a giant sweet spot relative to the rest of the players' clubs market.  It's a great club and in the bags of more than a dozen touring pros even though it got luke warm reviews.  I don't see any advantage over the MP 4 which is superior to the 5.  It reminds me of the old Eye 2+ in terms of playability.  Relax.  I'm not saying they are the same.  The 900 is easy to hit for a ballstriker and glides through the turf easily.  Just like the 4, 5 and 64.  Pick the one that looks the prettiest.  I like the 4's.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:05 AM

I have only demoed the Tour but I was struck by two things. First just how high of a ball flight I was getting and how easy it was to elevate the ball with these. Second was just how forgiving these were for a toe side miss which is usually my miss. I know everyone is talking about these being unforgiving but that wasn't my experience in demoing them. I was demoing them with the same Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 which is the stock shaft for the Hot Metals which probably had an effect about what I was seeing ball flight wise. I do love the feel of them and I would seriously consider bagging them if I found a good condition 5-GW set and I'm no single digit player.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

Then Mizuno has to come out with the MP18 line to make choices more difficult!?
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:03 PM

Personally I think it's all preference. I love the look of the Tours and their satin finish. Looks so smooth and not complicated. MP5s are fantastic as well, but I'm not a big fan of the super shiny chrome. To me it makes the iron seem more harsh (all in my head obviously), and they glare in the sun which I don't like. But both are fantastic and you can't go wrong either way!

FWIW, Koepka plays the Tours, as do a lot of the former Nike guys without an equipment deal currently.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:03 AM

Just to confuse everyone, I went to a Mizuno fitting a month ago and the 900 Tours gave me the best numbers, but the mp5 were so close it wouldn't matter on the course and they looked better..........so I bought a used mp4/54 combo!!! :superman:
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:25 AM

 ian-500, on 13 August 2017 - 03:03 AM, said:

Just to confuse everyone, I went to a Mizuno fitting a month ago and the 900 Tours gave me the best numbers, but the mp5 were so close it wouldn't matter on the course and they looked better..........so I bought a used mp4/54 combo!!! :superman:

So you got fitted for a set then bought a completely different set? What is the reasoning behind that?


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

Chose the MP-5s purely for the aesthetics and the fact that for whatever reason, they fit my eye better at address than anything else. No difference in feel on pure strikes. Found the Tours slightly less forgiving but not to a degree that would have been a roadblock,  had I preferred that look more.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:48 PM

 Kale_m, on 13 August 2017 - 09:25 AM, said:

 ian-500, on 13 August 2017 - 03:03 AM, said:

Just to confuse everyone, I went to a Mizuno fitting a month ago and the 900 Tours gave me the best numbers, but the mp5 were so close it wouldn't matter on the course and they looked better..........so I bought a used mp4/54 combo!!! :superman:

So you got fitted for a set then bought a completely different set? What is the reasoning behind that?

I could have ordered a set there and then, but............I went for the fitting just to find out what my specs were. I try and bag as much JDM gear as possible, and I love the 'bling' that some graphite shafts bring to the party, so I choose the Fire Express shafts as (after asking some advice from other forum members) they were the closest graphite shafts to C-Taper that I could find. After the fitting I bought a demo MP4 6i to see if I could hit something even more beautiful than the MP5, and I could, so I choose the MP4/54 combo because they had been through the 'Yoro' process in Japan and look awesome. I have the matching Japan T7's which are at my builders. Can't wait.........

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

I tried both, but i had to go with the MP5s. they just edged out the tours with looks. love those soft smooth lines.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

I tried both the JPX900 Tours and the MP5

I went with the MP5....using the same shafts (NS Pro 950 S, and Modus3 105 R), I preferred the feel of the MP5, and the looks at address, and I seemed to strike the ball better with the MP5.

Numbers and performance wise, the two were very close for each of the shafts.

The other thing swaying me was that I felt the MP5s were a really beautiful iron....the best looking that Mizuno had designed in many many years.

So MP5 for me too....

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

Owned the mp5 for a bit have only demoed the tours.

Short irons in the mp5 are to rounded to my eye.

The tours look perfect in every iron

I would go tours if I was buying a new set


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

Like many reply's you can't really go wrong I don't think.
The MP-5's have a slightly thicker top line shown on reviews.  The 5's feel great and hidden forgiving with the channel back design.  Never hit the 900 tours but the attractiveness and design would be something I'd like revamped for a new MP iron!
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