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#3541 bladehunter

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:53 PM

View Postericsidewater, on 20 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

Can confirm the existence of the 760's.  Going to fall smack between 770 and 790.  Blade length will be reduced, smaller topline, smaller sole, but still speed foam. I also believe there will be iron shafts coming out shortly from Project X that are specifically designed to be in the player's distance package, getting the spin rates and launch angles normalized.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:25 PM

Bought, Played and Sold the P790's. Wasn't impressed. The best looking irons I think I've ever seen. But performance for me wasn't impressive. Was really hoping I was going to like them!

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

View Postericsidewater, on 20 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

Can confirm the existence of the 760's.  Going to fall smack between 770 and 790.  Blade length will be reduced, smaller topline, smaller sole, but still speed foam. I also believe there will be iron shafts coming out shortly from Project X that are specifically designed to be in the player's distance package, getting the spin rates and launch angles normalized.

Seems like they they would be the 780ís.
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:15 PM

View Postjboogie146, on 21 September 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

Bought, Played and Sold the P790's. Wasn't impressed. The best looking irons I think I've ever seen. But performance for me wasn't impressive. Was really hoping I was going to like them!

Me too unfortunately. A lack of practice this year made me turn to something a little friendlier. But hot dam...they are sweeet looking sticks.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:36 PM

View PostCwing, on 21 September 2018 - 02:27 PM, said:

View Postericsidewater, on 20 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

Can confirm the existence of the 760's.  Going to fall smack between 770 and 790.  Blade length will be reduced, smaller topline, smaller sole, but still speed foam. I also believe there will be iron shafts coming out shortly from Project X that are specifically designed to be in the player's distance package, getting the spin rates and launch angles normalized.

Seems like they they would be the 780's.

I misspoke -- forgiveness wise they fall between those, of course 760 indicates the smaller blade length.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:40 PM

Well, after spending way too much time reading over 100 pages of this thread, and after a fitting at club champion, the order has been placed for a set of 790s.  The funny thing was, these weren't even on the radar heading into the fitting as I currently play MP64s and was interested in the new JPX line (forged or tour).  I hit everything (Ping I500, Srixon, Mizuno JPX Tour, Forged, and MP18 MMC and SC) and these were by far the winner.  The distance was obviously there due to the lofts, but as a high spin player the reduced spin was the main driver (I am a very high ball hitter so stopping these on the green isn't an issue as my 6 iron was still spinning around 5700-6000 rpm - down from 7000 during the fitting).

Have seen some of the 760 pics and while they look nice, looking forward to the 790s arriving in mid October.  Will keep everyone posted.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:33 PM

I had the same thing happen to me.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:59 PM

Going to stick with my P790's!  I hit them next to the new Mizuno 919F and 919T and I still got a little more distance, a little less spin, and a better decent angle on the sim with the P790's.  

Really the only place where the 919's felt better was in the 8-9-PW...other than the subjective feel, P790 for me were the objective choice and winners.  I do think as with any modern iron head...the shaft fitting is key to extract the max performance for each individual.  Happy Oct 1
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:12 PM

View Postjboogie146, on 21 September 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

Bought, Played and Sold the P790's. Wasn't impressed. The best looking irons I think I've ever seen. But performance for me wasn't impressive. Was really hoping I was going to like them!

Same here..... wasn't an improvement according to the numbers on simulator.


View Postevoviiiyou, on 01 October 2018 - 02:59 PM, said:

Going to stick with my P790's!  I hit them next to the new Mizuno 919F and 919T and I still got a little more distance, a little less spin, and a better decent angle on the sim with the P790's.  

Really the only place where the 919's felt better was in the 8-9-PW...other than the subjective feel, P790 for me were the objective choice and winners.  I do think as with any modern iron head...the shaft fitting is key to extract the max performance for each individual.  Happy Oct 1

I may look back into the p790's if a combo set with the new 760's pair up well.  The p790's long irons are great, but didn't particularly care for the mid-short irons.  

But def looking foward to hitting the new 760's.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:26 PM

Initial review of 790's-  

I recently bought a set off a member on BST.    PX LZ 6.0 shafts.    I had demo'd them at TM fitting day and got fitted into them, and then was lucky to find a set to my spec.  

Feel:
First -  I really should have hit more balls during the fitting session.    After 2 rounds and 4 range sessions -  I really dislike the feel of the clubs.   I had an old set of 714AP2s with Ctapers.    While the face may be forged, the 790s feel nothing like a forged club.    It's just not the same.   When struck purely, feedback is so-so -  just feels like it's missing something.     Perhaps it's the shaft?   I dont know.   I generally like the feel of the LZs.   I wouldnt think they would feel too different from CTapers.    My set came with an AW.   I'm trying it out vs. my old Vokey SM5.    Vokey wins on feel hands down.    personal preference -  I want a nice feel from my wedge shots.    Will probably put the vokey back in the bag.

Distance:
Less noticeable at the PW end of the bag (1/2 club).   About a club or so longer at the long end, im not really dialed in on distances yet.    Im guessing that's because of the increased gap for the lofts as the 4i is 21 deg i think and my AP2 4i is 24.    This was one of the primary reasons why i switched over to the 790s.   Extra distance from my 4i helps close my gaps, good for teeing off of short par 4s and on 2nd shot par 5s, and long par 3s.    Suppose i could have just replaced my long irons with AP3s... lol.    As far as "hot spots" that people claim-  I just dont see it.    Would have to attribute it to swing variance vs. hot spots on clubs.    In general pretty consistent (or at least as consistent as my swing is).  

Dispersion:
Limited time w clubs.   Bad shots still bad, good shots really fly.     Ball flight is nice.   I think it holds true that LZ's are a mid launch/ lowish spin shaft.    Seems like my ball flight is higher launch that flattens out.   Spin numbers were lower than my AP2s w CTapers.    I dunno - can that be true?   I thought CTapes were supposed to be lower spin, but this is just what was told to me.    Visually it does seem to spin less.    Balls still hold greens no problem, so overall I'm fine with it.    In general - the clubs DO seem slightly more forgiving then AP2s.    But by forgiving - I'm saying slightly off center strikes aren't too bad.   Bad swings will be bad swings as I did pull hook a couple of shots during my round with them.    

Overall:
I'm going to give them another month or so.  See if I grow into them and adjust to the non-forged feel.   The better distance could override that factor, at least for me.    However, if I feel i don't like the harsh feeling i get, or if it starts causing pain I'll go back to the AP2s.    The other factor for me will be distance control and consistency.   If that's good, I'll probably live with the non-forged feel.     As a backup -  I'm going to test out the 919 forged to see how they feel.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

I was PXG , then wen to the 790s when they came out- Now back to PXG

I really did and still like the 790s, I just had an itch and got a great deal on my PXGs - such a good deal, I decided to tinker with shaft options, and have settled on a combo I'm really happy with (Accra GRAPHITE!) - And Ive stuck with them since April.

I would have ZERO reservations about going back to 790s though.  Really nice clubs.  I really like how they offer an in-line gap wedge, as well.  I wish PXG would in the "T"
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:38 AM

I’ve been playing a buddies P790’s for a few rounds.  I am getting to like them.  But, I like the PXG Gen 1 XF’s a little better and they are equal in cost.  BUT, I was just getting ready to place the order and see PXG just raised the price on Gen 1’s to $195 per club!

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:12 PM

I’ve got about 6 rounds in with my P790’s-C Taper Lite shafts 5-Gap. While I had my low round of the year with them, I don’t seem to get my 5 iron up in the air as high as I would like (the other irons have a very nice ball flight). While the 790’s have less offset than my TA5’s, I’m beginning to wonder if it’s me or that the 790’s have a little less offset. Thoughts?

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:15 AM

Went with P790's tried to like them because of the distance and liked the idea I was getting PXG iron technology at a lower price.  Then PXG dropped the price on Gen 1, hit them head to head against the P790, now the P790's are in the corner waiting for the PXG's to get delivered.  PXG's felt better and didn't have the distance gap between the 7i and 8i for me.  

Lesson learned, the 790's carried me through the season and in the end I saved a lot of money given the price drop of the Gen 1's.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

Little late to the party but I just demo'd the P790 with DG 105 R300....holy cow.  Purchased on the spot.  LOVED the feel and performance, felt light? not sure if that's a great description but so easy to swing, was hitting some bombs (will have to see about distance control), so much better results than the JPX919 Forged I also demo'd.  Cannot wait to get these on the course.  As many have said iron of the year for '18.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:57 PM

View Postfredstar, on 22 June 2018 - 02:30 AM, said:

View Postyonghov, on 19 June 2018 - 09:57 AM, said:

View PostPoser, on 19 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

View Postyonghov, on 19 June 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Hit mine for 3 rounds now. Like someone mentioned, the face looks pretty small at address (topline looks a bit chunky) and I'm not seeing a ton of added forgiveness coming from AP2.

But most importantly, distance I'm getting with these clubs are just stupid and inconsistent. I'm seeing big gaps in between clubs, especially in mid-long irons. 7i avg is 194 and 6i 226, then 5i 245.

I also get these flyers that seem to go a mile and some of these high avgs are a result of that.  For 6i, my avg of eight shots was 226 but i had a high of 244 (and a low of 202, which I'm sure was not the best strike but it wasn't bad enough to delete). I have zero desire to hit these distances and these are just too wildly inconsistent for me. With AP2, I was confident that avg strike or flush strike, I was going to be within 10 yards and wasn't going to fly the green into the woods.

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Could be the ball you don't have enough backspin across the board on your irons

5i spin is definitely super low and probably 6i too.  But with these jacked lofts, I'm really treating them as one club up (P790 6i as traditional 5i) and looking at it that way, spin numbers for 7i-GW don't look too out of place to me.  I used V1x which is my gamer.  As I understand, P790s are supposed to be lower spin and higher launch?

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Damn....You are hitting your 6 iron 25 yards further than PGA Tour average and playing off 7?! Can you not putt or what?


He posted the tour average....................

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:51 PM

that trackman chart has to be a decade old. i've seen that years ago
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:15 PM

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 12 October 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

that trackman chart has to be a decade old. i've seen that years ago

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:26 PM

Played a wet 9 this morning with my group walking and love the bounce and wet turf interaction of the P790!  I always though the bounce in these irons (especially the 7-8-9) was perfect for dry summer golf here in AZ, but was pleasantly surprised this morning in the wet conditions.

Going to keep a spot for in the bag for 2019. Oh an the Gap wedge replacement dropping the P790 A wedge for the Mizuno S18 50 has fit the bill nicely. Much more consistent from 115-110 yards and also hit a few 90yard cut offs perfectly today.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:50 PM

So I've tested the hell out of the 790 and 770 this fall and have come to the following thoughts after an awful lot of golf:

The 790 long irons are monsters, and tremendously forgiving clubs.

The 790 short irons are good, but tremendously forgiving. Compared to the 770, you get a LOT more out of a mediocre strike with the 790. Like, a material amount.

The 770's are nice clubs, but you lose a good amount off center comparative to the 790.

The 790's, they have a spot on the face (I think just above center) that if you hit them on the screws, they come out low spin and go 10-15 yards long. I've tested this up and down on the course and on trackman. It happens probably 1-2 times a round.

If you're good enough to it on center consistently, I'd probably play a 790/770 combo set. If you're me and need more forgiveness, I have to deal with the few shots per round that go long because I stripe them. I need the forgiveness.

The 760s would be a success if they provided the forgiveness of the 790 without the fliers - otherwise the 790's do everything I could possibly need save for the fliers.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

several rounds in on the 790s now.     I've gotten used to the non-forged feel.  it's just a non-issue now.    but anyone going from full forged to the 790s will feel the difference.     at this point, i simply love the irons.    i have seen some distance dispersion.     i think when you get hot irons -  you are subject to this.   really on the screws is really on the screws and will go go go.    and im not going to hit every shot like that.   from a golf course perspective, it's entirely manageable.   obviously, these will be better for those with the most consistent strike.  if you're all over the club face, you will see more of the distance dispersion.    overall -  i just love these irons.   big pick up on distance at the long end of the bag.   really adds confidence - taking a long iron out on a short-mid par 4.   long par 3s.  2nd shots on par 5s.      no issues with flighting, workability.    

since, i've added a 3 iron, but went with graphite HZRDUS black 6.0 shaft.    Cut it down to 38" (stock 38.75).   getting used to it, but it can be a real monster off the tee.   ball flight a bit lower than i want with more roll out which is ok off the tee, but not great for long par 3's or par 5's.    also not as forgiving as i thought it'd be, but will give it some time.    being able to hit a solid 230-240 with less dispersion off the tee would be huge for me.   could see it saving me a couple strokes a round on avg.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:47 PM

View PostThorntonMelon, on 08 November 2018 - 04:50 PM, said:

So I've tested the hell out of the 790 and 770 this fall and have come to the following thoughts after an awful lot of golf:

The 790 long irons are monsters, and tremendously forgiving clubs.

The 790 short irons are good, but tremendously forgiving. Compared to the 770, you get a LOT more out of a mediocre strike with the 790. Like, a material amount.

The 770's are nice clubs, but you lose a good amount off center comparative to the 790.

The 790's, they have a spot on the face (I think just above center) that if you hit them on the screws, they come out low spin and go 10-15 yards long. I've tested this up and down on the course and on trackman. It happens probably 1-2 times a round.

If you're good enough to it on center consistently, I'd probably play a 790/770 combo set. If you're me and need more forgiveness, I have to deal with the few shots per round that go long because I stripe them. I need the forgiveness.

The 760s would be a success if they provided the forgiveness of the 790 without the fliers - otherwise the 790's do everything I could possibly need save for the fliers.

Love my 790s. I haven’t really seen any flyers myself but I can’t say I hit many shots above center. Great looks, great performance when you hit them solid, and some forgiveness on those off center strikes.

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#3563 SteveL1

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

Anyone consider converting their 790’s to single length? I’m seriously considering testing with the 5 & 6 irons in my set. The concept makes perfect sense to me but not enough to commit to changing the whole set before testing. Interested if anyone has any experience with this.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

View PostSteveL1, on 15 November 2018 - 12:41 PM, said:

Anyone consider converting their 790’s to single length? I’m seriously considering testing with the 5 & 6 irons in my set. The concept makes perfect sense to me but not enough to commit to changing the whole set before testing. Interested if anyone has any experience with this.

IMHO, as someone who played half a year with the Cobra F8 OLs, I would NOT suggest going there with the P790s. My experience is that the biggest problem is the lack of carry distances with the 5 & 4 irons. The 6 irons is OK. With my Cobra F8s 4 & 5 were designed to go higher but it still missed the mark, for me. I was always short with those irons. As well, the mental aspect of dealing with "I got to swing this 4/5 iron faster under OL" WILL screw your swing. Looking down at it, the 5 & 4 did not look right. Even after 6 months, this played games with my mind with these irons in the hand.

The longer P790s gave me back my carry distance. May be Cobra fixed the 4 & 5 with the F9s but for now, I'll just stick with my trusted P790s :)

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 04:31 PM

What's the finish on these irons? Would you call it "brushed?" I've only had my new-to-me 790s for a very short time, but I've noticed that some marks on them show up as almost "polished" spots. Given that, anyone using anything on them other than soap and water to get the finish looking fresh and as uniform as possible?


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:11 PM

View PostKMeloney, on 16 November 2018 - 04:31 PM, said:

What's the finish on these irons? Would you call it "brushed?" I've only had my new-to-me 790s for a very short time, but I've noticed that some marks on them show up as almost "polished" spots. Given that, anyone using anything on them other than soap and water to get the finish looking fresh and as uniform as possible?

I usually just use water on the heads and the only marks are a little bit of bag chatter. Well aside from the pebble that scarred the sole of my 5 iron. I guess you could call it a brushed or satin chrome aside from the little strip with 790 on it.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

... Probably have close to 200 rounds on my P790's and they still look like the did when I bought them, other than some face wear of course. Soap and water is all I have used on them.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:31 AM

Thanks, folks. I was going “full wrx” with this question, assuming SOMEONE out there had fully polished his set or something by now!

I’m a little bit disappointed in you all now. Haha (But there’ve only been a couple responses, so...)

Really enjoying these irons.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:33 PM

Pretty much finished golfing till next spring but I'm very pleased with my purchase as they are everything I wanted and more than I expected in terms of results. Lov'in mine

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

so i am on my 3rd set of p790s.  question, my recent set is the black finish.  for some reason they are sounding a little different to me, more hollow sounding.  louder, almost like there is no foam - a cracking sound.  anyone else have this x with any of the 790s?  just curious.

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