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Forged game improvement irons? JDM


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#31 ian-500

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:56 AM

I've gamed the OnOff Forged 2013 and the Grindworks DP. I would take the OnOff over the Grindworks for my game. Slightly smaller head and less offset. The feel is the best I've ever had from a golf club. I will probably buy another set........

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#32 Rrsclyde

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

I have Onoff Kuros that I purchased from Tzoid (believe they 2015, but Ty can correct me if they are '13s).  I'm prolly going to pull the shafts and let the heads go if anyone is interested.  Love the feel but actually too much offset for me and my miss left ��
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

They are older and maybe harder to find to be able to build,but Toustsage TS202 irons were the best for me in this category. There might be sets floating around with ns pro 950 shafts as it was a popular pairing back in the day.

If you don't mind a little offset and a bit older look, these checked many boxes for feel and performance.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:27 PM

Another vote for the OnOffs, played both the 2013 and 2015 versions. Actually sold the '15s first and gamed 2013s longer. Played both those and, ironically given above post, the TS 202s with Nippon 950s in R flex. Great combos - and the. 2013 OnOffs can be found at pretty attractive price points.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

View PostHizzoner, on 07 August 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

On the hunt for some new irons...had a fitting at golftec and we tried a variety of shaft and head combinations. I think I have nailed down the Nippon gh950 regular  as my next shaft. I Had the strongest performance with the jpx hotmetal head, though I had hoped a forged jpx model would be the right fit. I may end up going for the hotmetal head as it felt good...not like true forged irons do, but the numbers were good for my profile.

Before I commit to purchasing or building a new set I thought I would try to fully exhaust my non-Mizuno options. I wondered if anyone had experience with a game improvement iron which was forged yet forgiving. JDM irons are generally beautiful so I'm seeking suggestions from this genre.

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We recommend the Miura MG CB-2008 if you're looking for forged and forgiveness. If you have a slower swing speed, and need a lighter club head then the XXIO forged irons are really good.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

For what it's worth...the Miura PP-9003 are a fantastic option for anyone looking for a one piece forged GI'ish style club.  The heads are midsize; guys that want small players clubs need not apply.   It's the size that provides the forgiveness though.  Feel is firm but wonderful.  Some bounce so not overly diggy despite a medium thin sole.  There are two models: straight neck (low offset) and the standard, which don't have all that much offset to begin with.  I'd rate these clubs in the same basic category as the Mizuno MX23/25.  Good stuff.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:20 PM

These are great Irons for an older ( early 2000's) set

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:08 PM

The pocket cavities they're making are sick!  705, P3, Ian's DP's...all great irons, very consistent...
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:07 AM

Another vote goes to the Onoff Forged. Gamed the 2011 version for a couple of years and would still be gaming it if it wasn't for boredom. Very soft feel.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

mph5 are solid too. They are a forged hollow head design. the longer irons 2-6 or 7 aren't forged but still feel great.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:50 AM

So if I wanted to buy a set of the Grindworks DP irons, where do I find them?
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:42 AM

View Postbigmoneyp, on 29 November 2017 - 12:50 AM, said:

So if I wanted to buy a set of the Grindworks DP irons, where do I find them?

If you go to the bottom of the this page you will see that Grindworks is a sponsor of this site.  Click their logo and your into their website. Then click 'Shop List'
you should find a seller listed there for Michigan!

Alternatively buy from global rakuten far cheaper and at the specs you want!.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:12 PM

View Posttheshadow1971, on 29 November 2017 - 01:42 AM, said:

View Postbigmoneyp, on 29 November 2017 - 12:50 AM, said:

So if I wanted to buy a set of the Grindworks DP irons, where do I find them?

If you go to the bottom of the this page you will see that Grindworks is a sponsor of this site.  Click their logo and your into their website. Then click 'Shop List'
you should find a seller listed there for Michigan!

Alternatively buy from global rakuten far cheaper and at the specs you want!.

Thanks, I never see any if those links as I mainly use the mobile version.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

View Postbigmoneyp, on 29 November 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

View Posttheshadow1971, on 29 November 2017 - 01:42 AM, said:

View Postbigmoneyp, on 29 November 2017 - 12:50 AM, said:

So if I wanted to buy a set of the Grindworks DP irons, where do I find them?

If you go to the bottom of the this page you will see that Grindworks is a sponsor of this site.  Click their logo and your into their website. Then click 'Shop List'
you should find a seller listed there for Michigan!

Alternatively buy from global rakuten far cheaper and at the specs you want!.

Thanks, I never see any if those links as I mainly use the mobile version.

No problems, hope you can find the clubs you want! @ a store near you.
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Bridgestone B330RXS

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

Today I had a demo and fitting and the club that delivered over everything was the Hiskei AX203.
Astonishing club..


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:59 PM

I went to 2 Mizuno fittings with the intention of buying the JPX hot metals. They were a great club and I also tried the forged alongside them. Then I made the mistake of picking up a Callaway Apex cf 16 iron and hit a few balls with it. 30 minutes later I had ordered a custom fit set of the Callaways.
They were just as forgiving as the HM's, but I found them easier to align, and maybe for that reason they were far more accurate than the both the Mizunos and also very slightly longer in distance.
Definitely worth a try.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:53 AM

View PostAndy L, on 16 December 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:

I went to 2 Mizuno fittings with the intention of buying the JPX hot metals. They were a great club and I also tried the forged alongside them. Then I made the mistake of picking up a Callaway Apex cf 16 iron and hit a few balls with it. 30 minutes later I had ordered a custom fit set of the Callaways.
They were just as forgiving as the HM's, but I found them easier to align, and maybe for that reason they were far more accurate than the both the Mizunos and also very slightly longer in distance.
Definitely worth a try.
Glad you found some irons that you liked, but none of those irons mentioned are JDM bro.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

View Postpjc, on 17 December 2017 - 01:53 AM, said:

View PostAndy L, on 16 December 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:

I went to 2 Mizuno fittings with the intention of buying the JPX hot metals. They were a great club and I also tried the forged alongside them. Then I made the mistake of picking up a Callaway Apex cf 16 iron and hit a few balls with it. 30 minutes later I had ordered a custom fit set of the Callaways.
They were just as forgiving as the HM's, but I found them easier to align, and maybe for that reason they were far more accurate than the both the Mizunos and also very slightly longer in distance.
Definitely worth a try.
Glad you found some irons that you liked, but none of those irons mentioned are JDM bro.


as long as he got something he likes.

The Callaway's are a multi-piece head with a cup face and the lofts are strong .  They are nice clubs :)

Edited by Tzoid, 17 December 2017 - 07:46 PM.

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Ping G400 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70
Ping G25 20 degree Hybrid
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:16 PM

No epon 705?
Ping g400 10.5 (soon to be changed)
Callaway gbb epic sz 3 wood
Ping g400 5 wd rogue black 7s(should never be changed)
Ping g400 4 hybrid
Epon 705 5-7/ 503 8-pw dg pro s300
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:14 AM

Definitely epon 705 makes the best of the bunch in my opinion...top line isnít overwhelming and sole looks like a lot of forgiveness...awesome feel

Under construction....

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

Have been messing around trying to find whatever the softest of the JDM cavity backs are. Almost bought AF705s today on the Bay but price fell through which was fine, because I wasn't in love with the look. But if they are the best combo of forgive and soft, I could be persuaded...

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

View PostThorntonMelon, on 04 January 2018 - 09:29 PM, said:

Have been messing around trying to find whatever the softest of the JDM cavity backs are. Almost bought AF705s today on the Bay but price fell through which was fine, because I wasn't in love with the look. But if they are the best combo of forgive and soft, I could be persuaded...

I was going after those as well with the roddio shafts. I was at work and lost it at the last minute.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

The af503s have a better look and perform as well for the decent ballstriker. I have af303 and maruman x pro cavity forged with are soft. The af303 and maruman conductors are smaller than the af503 and significantly smaller than the af-705. I have a blue recoil  shafted set of af705s that I just can't seem to part with but that day is probably coming. I also love the Yururi k107 irons I have and can't seem to part with them either. The Honma 727p irons are another set I have in the rotation. All have graphite shafts except for the yururi which have Nippon steel shafts. The Nike vrs covert is a similar Domestic set i have that are similar to a clunkier af503.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

View Postg-off, on 07 August 2017 - 10:29 PM, said:

Not sure how gi you want to go, just got a set if titleist 2016 vg3 type d, not truly forged but long and soft, price is good right now and not bad looking.  They are a bit thick but a joy to play.
+1 for these irons. I have been playing 2016 VG3 Type Ds since they came out. Long, Soft, and very forgiving....perfect for the player like me that doesn't like to practice  :D

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

I did try the regular vg3 irons and found them to be very good and soft. Epon Af503 was just a little better for me.... A little higher flight and maybe a few yards longer but I do have the lofts jacked to 30 degrees for the 7 iron. The irons I have my eye on now are the Iwaki Barracuda HQ. They look great but I can't find a site to buy them (at least not one that is in English)


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:55 AM

Vegman nailed it

Best gi  clubs u can get here.
Played. Indeed  by  most .

Really exxy and ... They hold their Val.
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