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Mizuno JPX 850 Forged VS JPX 900


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#1 JaNelson38

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Just like the title says.  The 900 line is getting tons of buzz right now, but The JPX 850 Forged is widely available at a cheaper price point right now, so curious...from the Mizzy experts, is the JPX 900 worth the nearly twice the price as the JPX 850?

Just looking to maximize performance with dollars spent.  Appreciate any opinions or insights.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

View PostJaNelson38, on 19 June 2017 - 01:29 PM, said:

Just like the title says.  The 900 line is getting tons of buzz right now, but The JPX 850 Forged is widely available at a cheaper price point right now, so curious...from the Mizzy experts, is the JPX 900 worth the nearly twice the price as the JPX 850?

Just looking to maximize performance with dollars spent.  Appreciate any opinions or insights.

It really depends.  I played the 850 forged and now play the 900 forged.  I really did (still do) like the 850 forged.  Where the 900 forged are better is they have a softer feel closer to many Mizuno MP irons and the short irons (7-PW) are not as long heel to toe as the 850 forged.  I would say those are the two biggest issues, at least for me.  If a longer blade length and firmer feel doesn't bother you, go with the 850 forged.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Less offset in the 900F was why I switched.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:06 PM

I'd like to bring this back to life. I've had the 825's forever and just said "I dont think think that anything can knock these out of my bag. Along comes a great deal on the 900 forged and I am wondering which would be better as far as playability. 9 handicap, struggle a bit with GIR's.


*** I actually have the 825's...my bad :stink: :stink: :stink: ***

Edited by buckrogers71, 03 April 2018 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:19 PM

I went the opposite direction. I went from the 850 Forged to 825 Pro. I found I didn't like the feel of the 850, probably due to the mix of boron. I've hit the 900 Forged, and didn't find the feel much difference from the 850 Forged. I had a chance to try the 825 Pro in a shaft that would work for me and I found the feel much more like the MP-53 that I've hit in the past.

Forgiveness, trajectory, I cant really notice any difference in the two sets. The only difference for me was the one that mattered and that was feel.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

No.

I was just in your shoes and the decision came down to the JPX 900 Tour and JPX 850 Forged. While I prefer the shaft options in the JPX 900 Tour, despite the slight feel difference, the numbers and on course performance of the 850's were better.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:44 PM

I had to edit my post b/c I am a moron For some reason I want to say that I have the 850's I have the 825 pro.
I guess its the HO in me that wants something new and shiny
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:42 PM

View PostIcemanYVR, on 03 April 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

I went the opposite direction. I went from the 850 Forged to 825 Pro. I found I didn't like the feel of the 850, probably due to the mix of boron. I've hit the 900 Forged, and didn't find the feel much difference from the 850 Forged. I had a chance to try the 825 Pro in a shaft that would work for me and I found the feel much more like the MP-53 that I've hit in the past.

Forgiveness, trajectory, I cant really notice any difference in the two sets. The only difference for me was the one that mattered and that was feel.

I know some people say they feel the boron in them, but just wanted to point out that the amount of boron in each head is less than or maybe equal to the size of a grain of sand. That being said, I have a hard time believing people are feeling something of that size that is in a piece of metal on the end of a stick.

I think most of the time it comes down to a difference in construction or head design, maybe you(people) weren't making quite as good contact as you were with another club, maybe it was hit with a different ball, maybe it was hit inside vs outside (sound), maybe it was a different shaft. Or possible a combination of everything.

Maybe you can feel the difference, I'm not going to say you are lying if you can rule out any of the above things.

Is a mizuno blade softer feeling? Yes. Does the 900F feel better/softer than the 850F? I think so, both have boron so maybe it came down to construction or one of the other points I mentioned above.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:25 PM

View Postbuckrogers71, on 03 April 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I had to edit my post b/c I am a moron For some reason I want to say that I have the 850's I have the 825 pro.
I guess its the HO in me that wants something new and shiny


I had the 825 pro and they were awesome. I hit them well. I had gotten them used as I just got back into golf last summer. I was progressing quickly and just wanted a new set. I ordered the 900f. Feel wise they're similar. I just couldn't hit the 900f. I think due to a shaft that just wasn't the right fit for me. The 900f have strong lofts and tend to have a low trajectory and lower spin.

If you want more of a distance iron the 900f would be the ticket. If like your 825 pro I would recommend checking out the mp18 MMC. They're just as easy to hit as the 900f but have better spin and trajectory.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

View PostKlap0001, on 04 April 2018 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Postbuckrogers71, on 03 April 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

I had to edit my post b/c I am a moron For some reason I want to say that I have the 850's I have the 825 pro.
I guess its the HO in me that wants something new and shiny


I just couldn't hit the 900f. I think due to a shaft that just wasn't the right fit for me. .....The 900f tend to have a low trajectory and lower spin.


You just answered the fact as to why you had a lower flight....wrong shaft. Spin will be a touch lower being they are 2* stronger 4-8 but shaft will also have an effect on that. If coming from a weaker set you are just going to need a shaft that gives you a slightly higher launch if you desire the same flight as the weaker set. And unless you are a low spin player you will have zero issues with spin. I am a mid spin iron player and a very low spin driver of the ball naturally and get 6200 or a bit more on a 900F 7iron with ctaper lite stiff shafts with a 105 driver SS.

The 900F are not a 43* PW 27* 7i set. You are talking 5 yards longer per club from 4-8i

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

Actually it was a kbs tour 90 which is supposed to be a high launch and high spin shaft. I didn't necessarily have an issue whith it flying low. I said that based on a lot of research on the clubs. The shaft was just too light for me too be consistent with it. No their not a big chuncky gi club but I went from hitting my 7 iron 165 to 190yds When I switched.

They're nice clubs I'm not denying that. If you already have them no reason to switch. But to the op I was saying the MMC are a lot more like the 825 pro than the 900f are. And the MMC is as forgiving as the 900f.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

View PostKlap0001, on 04 April 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

Actually it was a kbs tour 90 which is supposed to be a high launch and high spin shaft. I didn't necessarily have an issue whith it flying low. I said that based on a lot of research on the clubs. The shaft was just too light for me too be consistent with it. No their not a big chuncky gi club but I went from hitting my 7 iron 165 to 190yds When I switched.

They're nice clubs I'm not denying that. If you already have them no reason to switch. But to the op I was saying the MMC are a lot more like the 825 pro than the 900f are. And the MMC is as forgiving as the 900f.

Understandable. Just hear a lot of people say it has a low flight which I don't really agree with especially given the fact that you could get a different shaft that would surely make up for whatever slightly lower launch you might get with them. If you did in fact pick up 25 yards, I think that speaks to how good these irons can be. For only a 2* difference in loft and only slightly lower spin, aka not a way down and back chunky CG design that seems to further kill spin. 25 yards from a 2* increase speaks to their multi thickness face and maybe the boron they claimed could increase ball speed, of course that's if you really did pick up 25 yards and it wasn't just said for sake of argument.

I picked up a solid club coming from JPX800HD with S300 to 900F with C taper lite.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

I'm not trying to take anything away from these clubs they are great. I really wasn't knocking them. I never really had issues holding greens when I hit them. When I said lower spin I didn't mean GI low but lower than the 825 pro or MMC. For me I'm not a high spin player so when I tried the MMC they were more like the 825 pro which I liked a lot. So I was just suggesting the MMC to the op when he was wondering if he should have went with the mp18 SC instead of the 900f. The MMC are a good compromise between the two clubs

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:48 AM

Luckily the deal fell through (which is probably best) I sure do like that matte finish on them though.
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