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Mizuno MP18 Full Line - In Hand Review with Comparison Pics. Plus the BAG!


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#31 Jack Pearsall

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:45 PM

Maybe only to a designer's eye, but the striking similarities between the irons' bottoms is fascinating.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:09 PM

So, I have finally bit the bullet and turned in my clubs for these. Traded my Cobra King Pros (black) and Wilson V5s for a new custom set of these.

I settled on 4-6 MMC KBS Tour C-Taper S 120 and 7-PW SC with the same shaft. I was going to go full for a few but, I figure the forgiveness and help couldn't hurt and I'm just not as confident as I used to be (though it shouldn't really matter too much).

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for the info.  Can't wait to hit and order a set.  Most interested in the Fly Hi to replace my hybrid.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:06 AM

Great review.  Have you had a chance to hit the S18 wedges?  If so, how do they compare to SM6 Vokeys?
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:07 AM

I'm also interested in the S18 review. Does anyone has comparison pics between T7 and S18 Wedges?


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

View Postandfri, on 11 September 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

I'm also interested in the S18 review. Does anyone has comparison pics between T7 and S18 Wedges?

I used the T7's extensively this year and loved them, loft for loft distance wise they blended right into my JPX 900 tours and compared to the S5's that I used last year they are much more compact. My only tiny issue would be the bounce in the higher lofts in the summer when it gets really firm and I wish they had a bit more heal relief. But with the less golf I played I actually found that having a big more bounce in general helped. The other thing I will say is that having the Boron was a NON ISSUE!! I don't understand how people complain about this. I have a massive collection of wedges and have played everything from Miura, to Vega, to Vokey and Cleveland and no matter what I always go back to Mizuno's for both shape and feel.

Now as to the question about the S18's I'll put it this way, Its like the S5's & the T7's had a baby. The top line is straighter compared to the S5's but a touch more rounded vs. the T7's, the blade length overall is much more compact like the T7's and they blend into the MP 18 pitching wedge really nicely thanks to a a straight leading edge getting straighter into the lower lofted models from 50-45. I did most of my comparison testing with the higher lofted S18 wedges instead of the lower lofted ones since the new weight distribution ( similar to Fourteen ) raises the COG and that would have the most noticeable difference. Also the solve the bounce issue by varying the bounces much more into the higher lofts with more heel and toe relief, perfect for manipulation around the greens.

AND YES it works, the "trag" control into the higher lofted wedges really helps especially when you open the face - or you're hitting the low spinners. It doesn't have that hollow-ish feel when you get it higher off the toe and on full swing ( which is something I don't hit a whole bunch with those clubs anyways ) Its not like I ever had any problems with my T7's, I love them and could stick with them for a long time, but if given the opportunity I would switch to the S18's in the gun metal finish.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:37 PM

I was able to see the entire line for the first time in person today.  After drooling over pics for months, I have to admit I'm a little underwhelmed.

The MMC was a little chunky compared to my MP-15.  There weren't shovels by any stretch, just not what I expected.

The SC top line was a touch thick, but it was probably my favorite overall.

The blade didn't seem like a significant upgrade over the MP-5.

These comments are based on looks only, as I didn't get to hit the clubs.

The one exception was the Fli-Hi.  I was actually totally blown away by the looks of the club.  So many of the utility iron type clubs have gotten almost as big as hybrids.  These were pretty sleek looking.  If they perform as well as some of the early reviews claim it will be a huge winner.  I actually ordered the 3 Fli Hi blind last week, so I can't wait to put it through the paces

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:37 PM

View Posttobybear, on 09 September 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

View Postmortimer, on 09 September 2017 - 03:29 AM, said:

Excelent review, Tobybear. Thanks

I am very interested in your feedback regarding the comparisson between Srixon U65 and MP18 Fli Hi. Planning to replace my 4 iron (MP25) and hit the Srixon, which i liked, but not the mizzy yet.

"The New Fli-Hi will be a standout in this category! it is the same price as a normal iron and still offers all of the technology of comparable clubs like the Srixon or the Titlesit, but I'll touch on that later. I didn't get on TrackMan yet but the distance and speed certainly appeared to be further than what my H5 was providing."

I'm an honest guy.. the Srixon is a great club but if you compare it to the New Fli-Hi it is quite a bit bigger.

The blade length and the top line are bigger in general on the U65  and the sole is longer with less camber leading edge to flange.

The FliHi has the blade length around the size of the sc and mmc while also keeping the top line very straight any very thin. If you don't know this was a hollow driving iron style club, from address you'd have a very hard time knowing without picking it up. With the smaller more cambered sole the Fli-Hi really gets through the turf

Srixon is dope... they may work for you and I personally love the ZStar line of balls. But tell me the BST isn't loaded with Srixon irons 24-7-365. I would estimate 5 srixon sets to one mizuno set.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

View Postccheezy, on 12 September 2017 - 09:37 PM, said:

View Posttobybear, on 09 September 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

View Postmortimer, on 09 September 2017 - 03:29 AM, said:

Excelent review, Tobybear. Thanks

I am very interested in your feedback regarding the comparisson between Srixon U65 and MP18 Fli Hi. Planning to replace my 4 iron (MP25) and hit the Srixon, which i liked, but not the mizzy yet.

"The New Fli-Hi will be a standout in this category! it is the same price as a normal iron and still offers all of the technology of comparable clubs like the Srixon or the Titlesit, but I'll touch on that later. I didn't get on TrackMan yet but the distance and speed certainly appeared to be further than what my H5 was providing."

I'm an honest guy.. the Srixon is a great club but if you compare it to the New Fli-Hi it is quite a bit bigger.

The blade length and the top line are bigger in general on the U65  and the sole is longer with less camber leading edge to flange.

The FliHi has the blade length around the size of the sc and mmc while also keeping the top line very straight any very thin. If you don't know this was a hollow driving iron style club, from address you'd have a very hard time knowing without picking it up. With the smaller more cambered sole the Fli-Hi really gets through the turf

Srixon is dope... they may work for you and I personally love the ZStar line of balls. But tell me the BST isn't loaded with Srixon irons 24-7-365. I would estimate 5 srixon sets to one mizuno set.

Yeah but how much of that is driven by marketing?  The 565 was recently labelled as the best GI iron for 2017.  I bet you a lot of people who wouldn't typically play a GI iron thought "hell, it's forged, I'll buy a set" and were disappointed in the feel of it vs. a traditional forging.  Not to disparage the Srixon line, it was a VERY close 2nd for me on the Mizunos, but they are traditionally targeted at differing players.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

View Postccheezy, on 12 September 2017 - 09:37 PM, said:

View Posttobybear, on 09 September 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

View Postmortimer, on 09 September 2017 - 03:29 AM, said:

Excelent review, Tobybear. Thanks

I am very interested in your feedback regarding the comparisson between Srixon U65 and MP18 Fli Hi. Planning to replace my 4 iron (MP25) and hit the Srixon, which i liked, but not the mizzy yet.

"The New Fli-Hi will be a standout in this category! it is the same price as a normal iron and still offers all of the technology of comparable clubs like the Srixon or the Titlesit, but I'll touch on that later. I didn't get on TrackMan yet but the distance and speed certainly appeared to be further than what my H5 was providing."

I'm an honest guy.. the Srixon is a great club but if you compare it to the New Fli-Hi it is quite a bit bigger.

The blade length and the top line are bigger in general on the U65  and the sole is longer with less camber leading edge to flange.

The FliHi has the blade length around the size of the sc and mmc while also keeping the top line very straight any very thin. If you don't know this was a hollow driving iron style club, from address you'd have a very hard time knowing without picking it up. With the smaller more cambered sole the Fli-Hi really gets through the turf

Srixon is dope... they may work for you and I personally love the ZStar line of balls. But tell me the BST isn't loaded with Srixon irons 24-7-365. I would estimate 5 srixon sets to one mizuno set.

Mizuno player all my life. That saids it all however I reckon the latest releases from Srixon, 745/945s and current 765/945s, are great irons. The only thing which I do not like is the lofts. Too strong for my liking in a player's club mainly in the 745/765s.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

Tobybear how would you compare the forgiveness of the Fli Hi to your H5, especially with the Fli Hi being much more compact.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

View PostNewc, on 13 September 2017 - 09:16 AM, said:

Tobybear how would you compare the forgiveness of the Fli Hi to your H5, especially with the Fli Hi being much more compact.

Once again I'll state, I loved my H5's but like anything there were design aspects that I felt were a slight compromise - but given the pros and cons of the product I more than loved them enough to have used them for almost 2 years. If its wasn't for the new Fli-Hi they'd still be in the bag. But an improvement is and improvement and I'm more than willing to change.

As to the question regarding forgiveness, the Fli-Hi to me offers MORE forgiveness than the H5, but in a much smaller package. Combine that with the fact that the face in general is much hotter than the H5 and you have a much more forgiving club overall. I especially find lower toe strikes ( my usual mis ) to fli higher - no pun intended and hold better than with my H5. The biggest thing that I can recommend for these clubs would be just like any other club in your bag - find the right shaft. I plan on carrying over my iron shafts PX LZ Steel into the Fli-Hi since they will be directly replacing irons, but if you plan on adding these as more of a driving iron to maybe look at a shaft different from your irons to either help with height or to go lighter to possibly help increase some swing speed.

As a side note:

The one thing that I always find amazing from a club design perspective is that mass of a club head is predetermined by a few grams just by the number on the sole ( which is a factor in length ) what I mean by that is that most 7 irons for example across the board weigh roughly the same. From a JPX 900 Hot metal to a pure blade you're looking at about 270g +- a couple grams either way. Its what designer do with that mass by using varying materials and altering design to create more forgiving clubs with faster ball speed.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:47 AM

I gave these irons to my brother who just started playing a year ago. These irons are not for low handicappers but good for the 90-100 golfer.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

View Posttobybear, on 13 September 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostNewc, on 13 September 2017 - 09:16 AM, said:

Tobybear how would you compare the forgiveness of the Fli Hi to your H5, especially with the Fli Hi being much more compact.

Once again I'll state, I loved my H5's but like anything there were design aspects that I felt were a slight compromise - but given the pros and cons of the product I more than loved them enough to have used them for almost 2 years. If its wasn't for the new Fli-Hi they'd still be in the bag. But an improvement is and improvement and I'm more than willing to change.

As to the question regarding forgiveness, the Fli-Hi to me offers MORE forgiveness than the H5, but in a much smaller package. Combine that with the fact that the face in general is much hotter than the H5 and you have a much more forgiving club overall. I especially find lower toe strikes ( my usual mis ) to fli higher - no pun intended and hold better than with my H5. The biggest thing that I can recommend for these clubs would be just like any other club in your bag - find the right shaft. I plan on carrying over my iron shafts PX LZ Steel into the Fli-Hi since they will be directly replacing irons, but if you plan on adding these as more of a driving iron to maybe look at a shaft different from your irons to either help with height or to go lighter to possibly help increase some swing speed.

As a side note:

The one thing that I always find amazing from a club design perspective is that mass of a club head is predetermined by a few grams just by the number on the sole ( which is a factor in length ) what I mean by that is that most 7 irons for example across the board weigh roughly the same. From a JPX 900 Hot metal to a pure blade you're looking at about 270g +- a couple grams either way. Its what designer do with that mass by using varying materials and altering design to create more forgiving clubs with faster ball speed.

For weight, I find it strange that basicaly only Mizuno offers a B weight (lighter). It opens up so much in fitting the toral weight and balance

View Posttobybear, on 13 September 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostNewc, on 13 September 2017 - 09:16 AM, said:

Tobybear how would you compare the forgiveness of the Fli Hi to your H5, especially with the Fli Hi being much more compact.

Once again I'll state, I loved my H5's but like anything there were design aspects that I felt were a slight compromise - but given the pros and cons of the product I more than loved them enough to have used them for almost 2 years. If its wasn't for the new Fli-Hi they'd still be in the bag. But an improvement is and improvement and I'm more than willing to change.

As to the question regarding forgiveness, the Fli-Hi to me offers MORE forgiveness than the H5, but in a much smaller package. Combine that with the fact that the face in general is much hotter than the H5 and you have a much more forgiving club overall. I especially find lower toe strikes ( my usual mis ) to fli higher - no pun intended and hold better than with my H5. The biggest thing that I can recommend for these clubs would be just like any other club in your bag - find the right shaft. I plan on carrying over my iron shafts PX LZ Steel into the Fli-Hi since they will be directly replacing irons, but if you plan on adding these as more of a driving iron to maybe look at a shaft different from your irons to either help with height or to go lighter to possibly help increase some swing speed.

As a side note:

The one thing that I always find amazing from a club design perspective is that mass of a club head is predetermined by a few grams just by the number on the sole ( which is a factor in length ) what I mean by that is that most 7 irons for example across the board weigh roughly the same. From a JPX 900 Hot metal to a pure blade you're looking at about 270g +- a couple grams either way. Its what designer do with that mass by using varying materials and altering design to create more forgiving clubs with faster ball speed.

For weight, I find it strange that basicaly only Mizuno offers a B weight (lighter). It opens up so much in fitting the toral weight and balance

View PostDeddie, on 13 September 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

I gave these irons to my brother who just started playing a year ago. These irons are not for low handicappers but good for the 90-100 golfer.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:14 PM

View PostBlabert, on 13 September 2017 - 11:50 AM, said:

For weight, I find it strange that basicaly only Mizuno offers a B weight (lighter). It opens up so much in fitting the toral weight and balance

Mizuno are really the only ones that come out and say it.  Basically every OEM has some way of offering lighter heads to customers using over length clubs. The big benefit ( and difference ) with Mizuno offering these different weight heads from the start vs. some other is that the less mass added after the fact keeps the COG right where it should be: Behind the center of the face. Its also different for Mizuno since many of their models are single piece forged with no badges.

For example:

Taylormade - Use one head weight to start ( for each iron ) then uses hosel weight ports, that are installed depending on the specs requested. They use a different epoxy on these so they don't just fall out when re-shafting.

PING - uses the CTP. Cool thing with PING is the CTP is right behind the center of mass ( hopefully the correct term ) so even when adding a lot of weight the Sweet spot never moves from the center of the face

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Srixon - They use tip weights.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:35 AM

Have been looking at the MP18's lustfully for a month or so now, expecting I wouldn't get the performance levels (assistance) I need from then when compared against my JPX850 Forged (14hc).

Had a hit with the MMC's this afternoon and seemed to hit them slightly better. Compared 6i against 6i - same shaft, same loft. Very excited!!

Just need to bide my time, make sure other priorities (contracts / family etc...) are catered for properly, before booking a fitting and going through the whole range.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:17 PM

Currently playing MP-30's, 2-PW....think about going with the FLI-HI 2-4, MMC 5-7 and SC in 8-PW.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:52 PM

The SC reminds me a little of the Bridgestone J38cb
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

View Postrainkingjr, on 27 September 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

The SC reminds me a little of the Bridgestone J38cb

I always found the Bridgestone players irons to be a bit more boxy in design. I have owned J33 Blades, along with J36 CB/Undercut irons and the other thing I found - not a negative just an observation, is the higher heel transition into the hosel. Not as obvious on the blades but into the other models this was more noticeable.

What i really like about the MP18's is the attention to detail in the hosel transition. Its one of the things Faldo point out in one of those promo videos and he's right that as a grinder and shaper of clubs - I've ground a few hundred wedges and irons in my day that getting that transition right is hard. Does this change performance through the turf or ball flight? NO, but it does offer a look that is very pleasing and confidence inspiring.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:02 AM

I've been playing MP-5's for over 2 seasons now. I think I'm going to pick up an MP-18 SC 7 iron, and give it a tryout. I can't imagine there's a big difference between the two. I didn't find that much of a difference between the 5's and my older 64's.

I'll be sticking a Nippon 950GH R shaft it it (soft stepped).


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 11:33 AM

great post, thanks for sharing. the mp-18's look soooo sexy.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

I am loving my MP18 combo set. Took them on a 3-day golf trip and they were excellent. Mizuno did a great job with these. Very playable and accurate. They're pure.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

Set is here!! They arrived yesterday.

3 iron is the MMC Fli-Hi and the rest of the set is full blades down to the pitching wedge.

Took a few weeks after my initial review to order them ( I'm not made of money - thanks BST for helping fund these :) ) and they came in perfect. Once again I can't believe the difference in setup especially in the short irons compared to my JPX900 Tours. Don't get me wrong I love the Tours but the PW in the 18's is perfect- literally perfection. The lines are so clean and they transition into the wedges so well.

Can't wait to get these to the course and get a little bag chatter in them.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:21 PM

Finally put my MP18s into play yesterday.  The SC is superb, feel and control are amazing.  I am having to adjust to some pretty high spin though.  The fli-hi is excellent, imo, but spin seems lower, and my gap between my 6i and 7i larger than expected.  My Tourstage 909s are so consistent throughout the set, duh, but I had a huge gap between my 5i and 23* hybrid.  I set up my mizunos to close that gap, but now have somewhat larger gaps from my 7-5i.   Figuring out my yardages will take some time.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:02 PM

View Posttobybear, on 05 October 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

Set is here!! They arrived yesterday.

3 iron is the MMC Fli-Hi and the rest of the set is full blades down to the pitching wedge.

Took a few weeks after my initial review to order them ( I'm not made of money - thanks BST for helping fund these :) ) and they came in perfect. Once again I can't believe the difference in setup especially in the short irons compared to my JPX900 Tours. Don't get me wrong I love the Tours but the PW in the 18's is perfect- literally perfection. The lines are so clean and they transition into the wedges so well.

Can't wait to get these to the course and get a little bag chatter in them.

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Did you order direct from Mizuno and were satisfied with the build? Or did you rip apart and rebuild? Just curious on their tolerances knowing your backgroud!
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

How would you compare the SCs to the MP25s since you have had both? I really want to go with a full set of blades but I'm just a little hesitant and I live quite a ways from somewhere where I can do some actual testing.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

View PostIH823PUTT, on 05 October 2017 - 05:02 PM, said:

View Posttobybear, on 05 October 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

Set is here!! They arrived yesterday.

3 iron is the MMC Fli-Hi and the rest of the set is full blades down to the pitching wedge.

Took a few weeks after my initial review to order them ( I'm not made of money - thanks BST for helping fund these :) ) and they came in perfect. Once again I can't believe the difference in setup especially in the short irons compared to my JPX900 Tours. Don't get me wrong I love the Tours but the PW in the 18's is perfect- literally perfection. The lines are so clean and they transition into the wedges so well.

Can't wait to get these to the course and get a little bag chatter in them.

Posted Image

Did you order direct from Mizuno and were satisfied with the build? Or did you rip apart and rebuild? Just curious on their tolerances knowing your backgroud!

I ordered right from Mizuno, they came in fantastic.

I had to do some secondary bending with my machine only because I hate requesting for very specific custom work that I can do myself ( plus to be honest I like working on my own stuff ) For example the pitching wedge is flatter than the rest of the set and I also bent the Fli-Hi just a bit stronger to fill in the gap that I wanted.

I will be pulling them apart this winter to add some custom ferrules but other than that I have no need to tear these down.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:48 PM

View PostTre4ISU, on 05 October 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

How would you compare the SCs to the MP25s since you have had both? I really want to go with a full set of blades but I'm just a little hesitant and I live quite a ways from somewhere where I can do some actual testing.

The 25's offered a slightly higher ball flight in the longer irons but I was also playing a different shaft in those. With the PX LZ I have been able to achieve the same flight with the blades. The SC's are smaller in profile especially in the shorter irons compared to the 25s and I really like that. Overall the blades are not that difficult to hit ( for a blade iron ) but I think its also a matter of finding the right spec and shafts. The SC's are so pretty and like I said earlier in the review I could have easily combo'd the blades with the SC's until I go the the Fli-Hi 3 but I really didn't want to have 3 different iron models in the bag just for the 4 and 5 iron. That is a personal choice because they blend absolutely perfectly. Plus I really wanted to get back to using blades :) thats the truth.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:54 AM

I received my SC 7 iron yesterday. Of course Mizuno installed the wrong grip. Sigh. No, an MCC is not an MCC Plus4.


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