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#1 Bigmean

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

I know there are a ton of nice wedges out there, and my short game is my problem, not my wedges.  That said, I have never loved my wedges, but I am pretty rad with my 56 from 30-105, unfortunately that 1-29 is pretty important.  So I am considering a change of scenery.  I have never owned an epon anything, these look classy, should feel as soft as my romaro alobaca which is stupid soft, and maybe I will get inspired a bit.  That said, they are not cheap, and I don't want to piss away on them and feel like I coulda just got a set of romaro wedges or onoff or many things and save 20,000JPY.  On the other hand, I get to scratch an epon itch with frankly the most inviting looking head I have seen from them, I usually hate their iron looks, this seems playeresque.  But I was curious if anyone has hit them, or epon in general wedges may help, and if they think there is value behind that audacious price tag.  Thanks in advance and I am open to any JDM wedge dialogue.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:59 AM

Great wedges but not for the digger, lend themselves to shallower swings/pickers imo

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

Well that is good to know and adds some solace as I lost my bid on them today.  Frankly for 53,000JPY I can sleep OK and if I still decide to get new wedges I can.

Part of me feels like I should give the older cold forged Vokeys a shot, other parts of me feel like I should just stay put..
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

The problem with trying to buy wedges is that you really don't know if they fit you until you get them in your hands on the golf course.  Plus, there are so many good JDM wedges that it's hard to single just one out.  I own dozens of them and they're all a little bit different.  But, since you asked, just to throw one out there that I found to be outstanding you might want to try the Honma Tour World's.  I got a couple off of Rakuten new for about 150 apiece and they shafted them up with nippon modus and bent them to specs.  That whole Honma Tour World iron line is outstanding really.  Just great turf interaction.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

View PostMBBG, on 03 May 2017 - 05:59 AM, said:

Great wedges but not for the digger, lend themselves to shallower swings/pickers imo

100% agree.

These are my favourite Epon wedge by some margin. But, they are quite low bounce and more favourable in firm playing conditions and/or if you preferred a shallow AoA.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:27 PM

i love them i used to game 48/56/60
now I've moved to a 54/58.
they are not epon typical soft a bit firmer feeling.
overall i think they are for the better player, playeresque profile
which is a departure from epons GI wedges of the past.
not for everyone though.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

Love them.

Waited an extra 2 weeks to get them in Raw.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:05 PM

View PostTheBoomer, on 04 May 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

Love them.

Waited an extra 2 weeks to get them in Raw.

where? was that done in house?

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#9 Bigmean

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

View Postwidow-maker, on 03 May 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

The problem with trying to buy wedges is that you really don't know if they fit you until you get them in your hands on the golf course.  Plus, there are so many good JDM wedges that it's hard to single just one out.  I own dozens of them and they're all a little bit different.  But, since you asked, just to throw one out there that I found to be outstanding you might want to try the Honma Tour World's.  I got a couple off of Rakuten new for about 150 apiece and they shafted them up with nippon modus and bent them to specs.  That whole Honma Tour World iron line is outstanding really.  Just great turf interaction.

Great option I wasn't thinking.
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    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
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    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:20 PM

I am real partial to fourteen 28 v3 which you can get for under $100 in great shape or even new. I have tried a bunch and kept coming back to these and they are money for me.

My point is, when you find a wedge you like, don't change. Let the weight and bounce and all those little things that matter on delicate shots really get familiar with your hands. Several people who know more than me think fourteens are as good as it gets, but it's all personal I guess.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:41 AM

For me I thought they weren't anything special and the price is crazy.  I think there would be better options if your buying without trying.
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