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#1 TheDoubleJ

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:49 AM

I am looking at a Honma combo set TW727P and TW727V , but notice that the lofts are very different between the two versions.
The gap in lofts from 7 P to 8 V is 8 degrees. The current owner has strengthened the lower irons massively to match the Ps.
I have not been able to try them, but I am concerned that maybe they are just not meant to be a combo on those lofts.
Whats your advice on this? Does anyone have any experience of the transition gap on combos?
Thanks in advance.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

You can easily bent them to reduce the gap. they are forged and can be bent with no problem. I have a set of TW737V and my club fitter has adjusted the loft and lie of them with no difficulty.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

They will be trench digging  machines bent 3 or 4 degrees strong.

Japanese irons  rarely have much bounce to begin  with.  Bending them that strong will remove all of it and give you a dig sole (leading edge lower than trailing edge). No thanks.

I’m steep and a digger.  I do the reverse.  I bend all my irons 2 degrees weak to increase bounce.
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:22 AM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 01 February 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

They will be trench digging  machines bent 3 or 4 degrees strong.

Japanese irons  rarely have much bounce to begin  with.  Bending them that strong will remove all of it and give you a dig sole (leading edge lower than trailing edge). No thanks.

Iím steep and a digger.  I do the reverse.  I bend all my irons 2 degrees weak to increase bounce.

Yes that was my big worry , but I pulled the trigger and bought them nonetheless  !
Only had a couple of games but in play they are not too bad for digging , and are lovely irons .
I am getting all the lofts checked tomorrow so I will find out what the real story is and report back.

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