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Which one to buy 690mb - 690.mb - or original Nike swoosh blades?


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#1 Tnew23

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:15 PM

I currently play the mp-33's and love them. Have the s300 shafts but have never really been fit for shafts. Yesterday I hit the 690mb's and loved them (in the s300 shafts). Is there a difference between the 690mb and 690.mb's other than length and lie angle? Birthday is on thanks giving and I'm going to buy either of those sets or the original Nike swoosh blades (I know I wish I could buy all 3 but that's not the case ). Which one would you buy and what's the major differences for the people who've hit all 3? Also would I be better off with s300 shafts or the rifle project x 6.5's? Driver swing speed is around 110-113 and I really like to take aggressive swings with my irons. I know tempo and stuff plays a role in shafts but based solely off swing speed are they too much for me being x-stiff? Thanks in advance for yalls valued opinions

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

the tritties are fine.  no diff other than length and lie which you should have fitted to yourself.

BUT id go OG swoosh bladez for maximum swag 8 days outta 7.

you owe it to yourself to try some shafts.  at ur ss you can play what u want.  furyk played kbs regular at 110 ss.  so no one can help u with that.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

I have a real soft spot for the Nike OG blades, so I say go with them. I have played the 690MB, and it's a fine iron, but you can't argue with "maximum swag" :rofl:

Also, if you like to hit aggressively, you may need to find something a bit stiffer. I used to have a fast (violent) transition, and much preferred X100 as a result. Now my transition is slower and my tempo is better, I find X100s too much for me.
For reference, my driver SS is similar to yours.

Edit: forgot to add: try out as many shafts as you can find. Even if they're on different heads, hitting different shafts will give you some idea of what works for you.

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 12 November 2017 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:55 PM

If you're looking to compete in events where the USGA's conditions of competition are enforced then you might want to go with the 690mb irons. The grooves conform to the 2010 update. I don't think the original Nike blades have conforming grooves. Personally I'd go with the Nike set just because.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:45 PM

Well if we are measuring Coolness, i;m with the 680MB as per Adam Scott.
But all 3 of the above are Great Stuff.
Re shafting should be a weekly thing as your on WRX !!
Be conservative and only buy two pairs, Nike and one of the 690's !!
Great to see you play MP33 !!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:26 PM

This is GolfWRX man! Buy them all!

Edited by azgreg, 13 November 2017 - 02:30 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

I'd go for the Nikes, actually I'll clarify that - I went with the Nikes 13 years ago, and if you check my signature, you'll notice they are incredibly hard to kick out of the bag. Still the best looking blade imo, and they feel pretty special too.

Note they came as standard with S400s, slightly stiffer and heavier than the 300s. My swing speed is around yours, and the shafts are perfect for me. I may get new irons next year, or may just get some new S400s fitted to my Nikes.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:16 PM

 Tnew23, on 12 November 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

I currently play the mp-33's and love them. Have the s300 shafts but have never really been fit for shafts. Yesterday I hit the 690mb's and loved them (in the s300 shafts). Is there a difference between the 690mb and 690.mb's other than length and lie angle? Birthday is on thanks giving and I'm going to buy either of those sets or the original Nike swoosh blades (I know I wish I could buy all 3 but that's not the case ). Which one would you buy and what's the major differences for the people who've hit all 3? Also would I be better off with s300 shafts or the rifle project x 6.5's? Driver swing speed is around 110-113 and I really like to take aggressive swings with my irons. I know tempo and stuff plays a role in shafts but based solely off swing speed are they too much for me being x-stiff? Thanks in advance for yalls valued opinions

Nike Blade ... Strip the finish ... And throw in some PX6.5!

I didn't game either of the Titleist Blades mentioned, but I did play the Original Nike Forged Blades and Mizuno MP-33. I gamed 2-P in both. The MP-33 had X100. The Nike Blades had PX6.5. Played the MP-33 first, then moved into the Nike Blade. Good transition. The MP-33 has a bit more forgiveness, feel was the same, distance was the same (both considerably long considering the time period), flight was about the same made a touch hirer on the MP-33.

.... Crazy enough in both sets, my favorite club was the 2 Iron and Pitching Wedge in each set. I could smoke either of those 2 Irons high, low, left, right about 230 up the gut. And then typically have the PW into the green. I hit A LOT of 2 Irons through High School. Fast forward 13 years and a 5 Iron scares the bejesus out of me!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:06 AM

Both of those sets are in my top 10. I bagged the OG Nikes longer than any other set I’ve owned - even got them refinished/Techron’s with a slick satin finish that was “swag for days!”  IMO, the felt better than the Titleists and had a little better look at address to my eye. The “calling card” for those 690s was the sole grind, which Titleist recently returned to. They are a firm but solid feeling blade, and I think I recall that they had wood dowels installed in the shaft tips to further damped vibrations. If that sole grind works for you, those things are awfully hard to beat.

I say hit em both, then get em both!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

I have a set (3-PW) of 690.mb forged blades available. PM me if interested.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:34 PM

gaming the OG Nike Blades with KBS Tour V LE 125 shafts...and they aren't going anywhere!
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

I have to agree with the guys here, I miss my MP33s, that said the Nike OG blades are money, had those a very long time ago, got rid of them (dumb) and got the VR TW blades, not even close, good but not as soft as the OGs...I play PX 6.5 and have just about the same swing speed as you, they are 5g lighter than the X100 and PX 7.0 (which I used to play as well)...if you can get your hands on a nice set of OG Nike blades I say go for it, or refinish your 33s, reshaft them, regrip them and go have fun for another 10-15 years...
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

Nikes
Mizuno JPX 900 Driver Speeder Evolution II 661X
Mizuno JPX 900 3 wood Speeder Evolution II 661X
Nike Vapor Pro Combo 2-A wedge AMT X100 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
Nike Engage Dual Sole 58 DG S400 (plus 1/2" 3up)

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Nike RZN Tour Black
Nike Performance Cart IV Black/Silver
Nike Vapor Fly Umbrella
Nike Lunar Control Vapor Black and White
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