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Mizuno MP 18 Combo Sets

Mizuno MP18 irons Combo Sets

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#1 therealjonzone

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

What are you guys going with?
What are your specs in terms of loft gapping?
Why did you go the combo you chose?

FWIW

I went with the following:
MMC Fli Hi 4/5 irons
PX6.0
Standard Length and Lie
1* Weak

MMC 6/7 irons
PX6.0
Standard Length and Lie
1* Weak

SC18 8-Pw
PX6.0
Standard Length and Lie
1* Strong


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:06 AM

Well for my second MP 18 combo set 2-pw it's going to play out like this:

MMC fli-hi 2-4 iron 2į week
SC 5 & 6 iron
Blade 7-pw
All with PX 6.5 shafts

My first go around was with the modus 120x shafts. Also a little different combo make up. 2, fli-hi, 3-5 sc, 6-pw blade. I spun the hell out of the modus so back to standard PX 6.5 I go.

Edited by jetmech879, 13 October 2017 - 06:10 AM.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:26 AM

I went with:

MMC PW-7 KBS Tour S SS 1* Flat

MMC FliHi 6-4 KBS Tour S SS 1* Flat

Stock Lofts and went with T18 49* Gap Wedge

Coming from Hot Metals, thought it was time for an upgrade, handicap has dropped down to 10.

James

Edited by 95RCode, 13 October 2017 - 05:26 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:17 PM

First set
3-6 fli hi
7-p mp18
Modus 120

2nd
3 fli hi
4-6 sc
7-p mp18
Px lz
Ping G400 LST
TourEdge 4w
Titleist 818 2H
Mizuno Fli Hi 3-6 Modus
Mizuno MP18 7-P Modus
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

... I am looking at:

MMC Fli Hi 4/5 irons
Recoil 95 stiff
Standard Loft, Length and Lie


SC18 6-9
Recoil 95 stiff
Standard Loft, Length and Lie

MB18 Pw
Recoil 95 stiff
Standard Loft, Length and Lie

​... I don't think there is any difference between the SC and MB pitching wedge for playability, I just prefer the look of the MB Pw at address. I usually do not just loft until I play with them and see what distance and gapping is like. I have a Mitchel LL machine so it is easy enough to do myself after playing them a few rounds. The SC's remind me of some Snake Eyes I played a season and one of those irons you wonder why you ever got rid of them:

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Edited by chisag, 14 October 2017 - 06:54 PM.

10.5* Epic Rogue Black Tour 110  60s
18.5* RBZ Tour Altus 85HYs
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21.5* RBZ Tour Altus 85HYs
4/5 TM UDi Recoil Prototype 95s
6-pw Cobra King Forged Tour Recoil Prototype 95s
54* Nike Forged Recoil 110s
60* Nike Engage Recoil 110s
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:09 PM

View PostGolfjunki71, on 14 October 2017 - 05:17 PM, said:

First set
3-6 fli hi
7-p mp18
Modus 120



2nd
3 fli hi
4-6 sc
7-p mp18
Px lz

Are you finding the lz to spin less and launch lower than the modus 120?
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Nike VFP 2 iron GD Tour AD driving iron 95x
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

MB 4-pw
6.0
Everything standard

MMC fli hi 2 iron
Px 6.0 graphite shaft

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

MMC P-7
Flihi 4-6

KBS tour 120 stiff hard stepped once
Bent where needed to get even 4 degree gaps from 46-22

I had played MP64s for many years and wanted something more forgiving but not too different. I am very happy with my new irons.  I don't keep stats (yet.. will be getting shot scope v2) but I know my GIR percentage is up and I shot my best ever round with my MP18 combo set.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

Fli-Hi 2,4, SC 5, MB 6-PW
+3/4", STD Lie, C-Taper Stiff
TaylorMade M2 9.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 60 (S)
TaylorMade M2 Tour DF 16.5* w/ UST Attas3 8 (X)
Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 17* w/ UST VTS 85 (S)
Mizuno MP-18 4-PW w/ UST Recoil 95 (S)
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:23 PM

4 Fli Hi, 5-PW SC here.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:52 PM

Well, you asked for a rationale, so here goes an overly long-winded explanation from a 2 handicap...

I'm looking to put together a set of MP-18s for next season so I ordered two test clubs I know will be part of my progression - a 4 iron Fli-Hi and an 8 iron MB. I'm a garage tinkerer so I'll be testing a few shafts in these. I figure if a shaft works well in those two heads it'll work across the combo. I'm never fully confident picking a shaft/head until I've played it out on the course so this is my method. It takes some patience, but it has served me well over the years. What else am I gonna do once tournament season is over in a couple weeks, right?

For the past 2 seasons, Iíve played Mizuno MP-5s w/ DGTI AMT S400s 5-P, sometimes with the 4 iron, sometimes 4 hybrid. Played the Nike VR Pro Combos and Blades for about 5 years before that, so I have some experience with designed combo sets.

I went and tested each of the sets in the MP-18 line to try to figure out how I'll ultimately break it up once I settle on a shaft. Starting at the short end, this is my thought process:

8-P MBs - These are honestly the best looking short irons I've seen from Mizuno, or really anybody. Even down to the P, the top line basically goes straight across without any of the rounding people typically associate with a "shovelĒ look if that makes sense. Head size is great, soles are perfect. They just nailed the details here. These will cover distances basically up to 150 yds carry for me, where I want the most control. I've never had issues hitting up to the 8 iron in an MB model, so distance loss on mishits isn't really a concern. The SCs would obviously work here, but the MBs are just too flawless and super accurate. Standard lofts on these: 38-42-46

6-7 SCs - This area was a little tricky to figure out as the bridge between Fli-Hi and MBs. This is covering around 150-175 yds carry for me. I'm tall and play +0.5" off Mizuno standard, so this is where the MBs start to look a little small to me out at the end of that stick. The 7 MB is doable, but the 6 is where I started seeing distance dropoffs on mishits and some excess curvature. At these distances I'm typically not flag hunting unless it sets up for it. My goal is usually pin high or below the hole on the green. The slightly larger size and wider sole of the SCs gave me that extra bit of visual confidence and distance forgiveness without compromising looks/feel/offset/loft. The 6 Fli-Hi is tempting but I prefer the consistency of a solid piece of metal in this spot. No accidental low spin missiles coming off a hot face. Standard lofts on these too: 30-34

3-5 Fli-Hi - Man, these Fli-Hi irons are PHENOMENAL. This covers around 175-215 yds carry for me and Iím looking for the center of the green from here, not sure about y'all. I'm not usually a 4 iron guy. I've typically had more success with a 22* hybrid of some kind. I've been messing around for the last year with some "hot" long irons in the form of a TM UDI 18* and 23* and even a Mizuno H5 5 iron. These designs definitely keep the speed up and launch high. However, I really don't like the feel difference, the longer blade lengths, and the generally chunky top lines and soles. Mizuno fixed all of those issues with this design and somehow got a higher launch with a smaller head. The 4 and 5 blend perfectly into the SCs in every way. The feel is what I canít get over - no hollowness at all, very solid while still being hot. The 3 iron will be a specialty club for certain courses, mostly off the tee. The 3 starts to show a little a$$ on the backside, but nothing too bad. The 2 really showed it - that was the only one that looked a little goofy to me at address. More power to those that can hit it at 16.5* anyway! Slightly adjusted lofts on these three: 18 (1 strong) - 22 (standard) - 26 (1 weak) to give these a slightly progressive offset and to blend going into the SCs.

While itís a good club, the MMC didnít do much for me and I felt like it didnít fit as well in a combo set since it sort of IS a bit of a combo set in itself with the tungsten added to the 4-7. It seems designed to go right after the AP2 market as a full set. If the Fli-Hi didnít look and perform so great I might have considered these for the long irons.

These are as impressive a combo set as Iíve come across. Feel, size, shapes, offset, weights, etc. Everything just blends beautifully and feels consistent no matter how you break them up. Thatís a helluva feat for this picky guy.

Not sure if anybody made it through all that, but it definitely helped clarify my thinking haha! Enjoy your set, everyone!


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:31 AM

Fli Hi 4 iron KBS tour proto 95 stiff flex, half inch over, 1 upright, tour velvet midsize plus 3 wraps, SC 5-7 KBS tour 90 stiff flex, half inch over, 1 upright, same grips, MB 8-W same specs, 52, 58 in the black finish KBS Hi Rev, same specs and grip

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

I went Fli-Hi 3-4 irons 2 degrees flat, standard loft
           MMC 5-7 irons 2 degrees flat, 1 degree weak
           SC 8-PW irons 2 degrees flat, 1 degree strong

So thus the PW is @ 45 degrees.

All 0.5" short of standard. Hopefully the yardage gapping works out.
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