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Mp 18 Fli Hi vs MMC

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#1 snowman0157

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:43 PM

I seriously like the look of the MP-18 SC and would like to consider a combo set with the Fli-Hi or MMC in the long / mid irons.  I would consider 3-4-5-6 in MMC or Fli-hi.  I'm confused in comparing the MMC to the Fli Hi.   Can anyone advise on which would be more forgiving, have more ball speed?   Would the FliHi launch Higher, Land Steeper?  What other differences would I expect to see?


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

I don't have a direct answer to your question, but I just got a Mp-18 Fli-Hi 4 and 5 iron and I can say a few things:

1. They look fantastic, very slender topline,not a ton of offset. They really look like a players iron behind the ball.

2. Feel is off the charts as far as hollow-body driving irons or long iron replacements go (I've hit almost everything out there in this category)

3. Easy to hit, yes. Not as easy as a Ping hybrid (if that makes sense) but I don't get the feel that I'm gonna get the lefts...

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

Both are MMC, but the Fli-Hi MMC is the hollow body, more forgiving version. A little chunkier but not severely so and it looks good. Big improvement over the H5. Both MMC models are very easy to hit. Fli-Hi will launch higher. I have the 5 iron Fli-Hi and love it. Going to add a few more. I think it's a really strong design.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:37 AM

I have the Flihi 4 and 5 iron. I went with those and 6-PW in the MMC. At the time I was in a ďI think I need more forgiveness moodĒ. I am sad I didnít try the SC as I donít think the MMC is all that much more forgiving. Also am a feel player and that would lend itself more toward the SC.  I will say the MMCís are very nice as well. Great feel, great distance (probably 1/2 club longer than my previous gamers the P770).

You really canít go wrong what ever you choose.  The Flihiís are pretty good feeling golf clubs. Launch the ball high (not ballooning hi but hi), very forgiving and easy to hit.  If I were to do it over again I might be inclined to go Flihi down to the 6.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

I quickly added 4-5-6 flihi after on course demo.  I like them better than the MMC, that I also took out to demo.

Wonderful club, great to combo in the the 900F.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

I bought the MCC and didnít care for them the first two rounds but have grown to like them a lot, very consistent and forgiving and the same shape and look at address as the SC IMO.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:17 AM

Looking for comparison of either to the H4 or H5. dmeeks- Why do you say Fli-Hi is improvement over H5? Thanks, all.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

I haven't hit the new Fi-Hi's yet but after seeing some at the store they look noticeably less chunky than the MP-H4's and H5's and seem more of a natural extension to a set of player's irons than those models. Will be interesting to see how they perform as I love my H4 long irons.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:05 PM

View Postmcs4, on 03 November 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

I haven't hit the new Fi-Hi's yet but after seeing some at the store they look noticeably less chunky than the MP-H4's and H5's and seem more of a natural extension to a set of player's irons than those models. Will be interesting to see how they perform as I love my H4 long irons.

I love mine, too. But they don't seem to flow from MP short irons very well, especially in terms of offset. I need a different, hold off swing to keep it from left. I guess that's the reason for the MP18 line is to be able to mix seamlessly. An MP4 8-iron might as well be from a different brand than an MP-H4. I'm hoping the MMC or Fli-Hi might be a replacement.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:31 PM

View PostSaint John, on 03 November 2017 - 09:17 AM, said:

Looking for comparison of either to the H4 or H5. dmeeks- Why do you say Fli-Hi is improvement over H5? Thanks, all.

Hi. I had the H5 and hit some good shots with it. But I missed it more than I do the Fli-Hi. I found H5 a little too clunky and thick. Just a bigger head and the backside was noticeably visible from address. Did not swing smooth for me and I did not find it all that easy to hit.

Fli-Hi is very easy. I played today at Raspberry Falls (real nice), used 5 Fli-hi from fairway on back-to-back holes -- uphill about 180 and hit it to 10 feet; next hole a 188 shot, buf downhill and hit it to 6 feet. Made that second birdie putt. Both swings, I was thinking only tempo, swing it like an 8 iron. Ball rockets off the face of that club.

It is more compact than H5, better turf interaction, far easier launch. I really like it. Am adding a 3 iron. Worth a demo. Also liking the Nippon 120. Very accurate irons and this shaft profile handles all kinds of releases.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:05 AM

The FliHi is just a fantastic club.  I can't remember looking forward to hitting a 4 iron, at least not in recent memory.  As a low ball hitter, the 4-5-6 help just that little bit in holding greens, get a nicer launch window.  They feel surprisingly good for not being forged.

I think my Epic 4H is sitting in the corner upset, may not see the bag again.....

IMO, the star of the MP18 line.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

View Postsnowman0157, on 30 October 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

I seriously like the look of the MP-18 SC and would like to consider a combo set with the Fli-Hi or MMC in the long / mid irons.  I would consider 3-4-5-6 in MMC or Fli-hi.  I'm confused in comparing the MMC to the Fli Hi.   Can anyone advise on which would be more forgiving, have more ball speed?   Would the FliHi launch Higher, Land Steeper?  What other differences would I expect to see?
IMO, the descent angle on the Fli-Hi makes them an excellent choice over the SC or MMC long iron.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

Have both!  I have 4 and 5 in mmc and 3 is flihi.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

I have a 4i MMC and its a beast.  Blends nice into the mb and sc set I have and is forgiving as I need.  I can flight it down too.  The flihi may be more forgiving but the 4i is long enough and forgiving enough while still looking like a tight players iron.
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