I am am coming from Ping Anser Forged but here are my thoughts...
I got fit for a set over the weekend and played with a 6 iron in the bag on Saturday. On the LM the numbers were very impressive. Hitting the range balls the flight was very good. The feel was amazing. The look is amazing. Basically nothing not to like and my swing was not 100% this weekend.
However hitting some balls on the course with my Pro V1x the JPX 900 Forged really shinned. Out of rough the thing was amazing. Through very thick wet grass the head plowed through with little problem at all and led to a great strike. Down wind and my ball landed on the green and STOPPED. On a Par 3 same result. Same with out of the fairway. Consistent strike and divot size. The one thing I didn't try was to work the ball (I'm primarily a straight ball hitter) one the course-- I did on the range and it seemed perfectly receptive but the results were not greatly mostly because of the range balls I was hitting. I have no doubt a real golf ball will react exactly how you'd want it too off the face.
Overall: The looks of the club at address are amazing. Chunky enough to give me the confidence I wanted but very appealing to my eye. The feel was fantastic. Center hits were absolute butter but a miss hit will give you the feed back you'd want in a club like this.
Shafts: I hit the C Taper (S), C Taper lite (S), PX 6.5, and the KBS tour (S). All +1/2"
The C Taper is what I'm currently gaming and what I used to demo the club on the course. Results were a *slightly* more penetrating ball flight.
The C Taper lite and PX 6.5 were very similar. Both Produced great feel and a ball flight that was ever so much higher than the C taper.
The KBS tour was the lightest of the shafts so the ball flight it produced was much higher but still had great feel. My only worry with this particular shaft would be flying into the wind.
I ended up ordering 5-GW with the C Taper S+ +1" (exact same shaft I'm currently gaming--The difference between it and anything thing else wasnt enough (basically nonexistent) for me to want to have to change the shafts in my other two wedges. I've been playing Ping Irons for something like 12 years now. I liked the JPX 900 enough to change with no worries. Though I don't yet have them and obviously haven't played with them yet... I have absolutely no worries about how they will perform when I finally get them.
Hope this helps!
Edited by FlyingLaw1, 19 June 2017 - 09:07 AM.