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#61 dhen9

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Current set up is G400 5 Crossover and G700 in 6-U. Wouldn't mind trying a combo set of these jobbers in 7 or 8-U.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

View Postgranata10, on 07 May 2018 - 08:32 PM, said:

View Postpullfade, on 07 May 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

Watch Players this weekend....heard some staff might be playing them. Forged version of g700 with forged wedges...maybe they are trying to compete with their former engineers at PXG.

That’s not a club that interests me, I love Ping for their cast cavity back clubs.  I have played the S59, i5, S56 and the iEs.  My dad had a set of the Eye 2s I always wanted but my first real set of irons was the 845s.  I grew up with cast clubs and that is what I have played best with, I have tried forged blades but they are not for me.  I am good enough to play them but I also am good enough to know what I am best with

yeup agree., have absolutely no interest in forged pings.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

View Postgranata10, on 07 May 2018 - 08:32 PM, said:

View Postpullfade, on 07 May 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

Watch Players this weekend....heard some staff might be playing them. Forged version of g700 with forged wedges...maybe they are trying to compete with their former engineers at PXG.

Thatís not a club that interests me, I love Ping for their cast cavity back clubs.  I have played the S59, i5, S56 and the iEs.  My dad had a set of the Eye 2s I always wanted but my first real set of irons was the 845s.  I grew up with cast clubs and that is what I have played best with, I have tried forged blades but they are not for me.  I am good enough to play them but I also am good enough to know what I am best with

Could not agree more. Nothing more meaningless as a criterion to me as forged vs cast. Given the quality of the metals and the process these days, along with Pingís great engineering, the clubs feel great and they are so durable. I canít understand why Ping would even care to make a forged version of the G700 unless that ďforgedĒ version comes with reducing its rather chunky footprint.

So many clubs players flock to because they say ďforgedĒ on the hosel or in the cavity really are not forged ó the chassis is forged and the steel face is inserted. And of course so many play Vokey wedges (all cast) or Callaway (MD3 and MD4 all cast, the Mack Daddy Forged is forged.)

The i200 to me feels way better than, for example, the AP2, which says it is forged but is really a piecing together of forged and non-forged materials. Lot of clubs like that. Many strong performers, but not your typical forged irons.

Donít get me wrong, I love the impact of an MP5 iron on a centered golf shot, but I get the same thrill out of a well-struck ball with a Ping iron and I donít prefer one over the other.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:21 AM

I wanted to upgrade my i20 to the i200 bit now I want to wait and see what's coming out

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:47 PM

Any updates on pics?

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

They were testing...

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

I canít imagine either of those guys particularly Bubba would want some dead feeling and sounding hollow distance iron..hopefully they are testing the iBlade replacement..

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

View Postsandy, on 10 May 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

I can't imagine either of those guys particularly Bubba would want some dead feeling and sounding hollow distance iron..hopefully they are testing the iBlade replacement..

True. But they always test the entire line from some of the videos on Ping's website. You can see them testing G400 irons.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

They will test them.

Just won't bag them.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

View PostOrlandogolfguru, on 06 May 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

I'm still loving my power spec ie1!

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

View PostThayneil, on 23 February 2018 - 02:33 AM, said:

and they went about 50 years backwards with that model

like following  natalie gulbis with shenshen fang

You mean following someone who has won 1 time on the LPGA tour with someone who has won 9 times and has a bronze Olympic medal?
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

View PostMakuakane_Bear, on 11 May 2018 - 08:57 AM, said:

View PostOrlandogolfguru, on 06 May 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

I'm still loving my power spec ie1!

Your putter head cover is awesome! Where did you get it?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:28 PM

Any idea on release for these ďi500Ē irons

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Three Rumors End of July, September, February 2019. I think the reps. have a meeting coming up, so they should know something that they canít share until headquarters says so..

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

View Postsandy, on 16 May 2018 - 08:07 PM, said:

Three Rumors End of July, September, February 2019. I think the reps. have a meeting coming up, so they should know something that they can’t share until headquarters says so..

Did you happen to hear if it was that hollow  head design we've seen?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

Hard to imagine a release of February 2019 with major retailers showing price drops for the i200 in May 2018. Makes no sense for a retailer to go 10 months of current product on reduced price. I'm guessing a July release that gives them 3 months to clean out existing inventory of the current model. If so, we should see some leaked photos soon.

All that said, the i200 was such a good model that I'm probably going to order a set on sale.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:29 PM

Stealth i200 would be sick!!!!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

I would pay attention for the Memphis Tour week.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

View Posthalfsumo, on 17 May 2018 - 03:29 PM, said:

Stealth i200 would be sick!!!!

Yes please. Almost stealth is what I would want. A lot of irons in a full set, need to be able to read the number. I think the Cobra Forged Tec Blacks look really cool. The i200 is perfect candidate for a black version.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:28 AM

View Postlefty74pgh, on 17 May 2018 - 06:59 PM, said:

I would pay attention for the Memphis Tour week.

The Fedex St. Jude ?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:53 AM

View Postbunta, on 18 May 2018 - 12:28 AM, said:

View Postlefty74pgh, on 17 May 2018 - 06:59 PM, said:

I would pay attention for the Memphis Tour week.

The Fedex St. Jude ?
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:35 AM

I would imagine in their upcoming meeting they will see i500 and i200 replacement as well as all of next years products like an maybe an iBlade replacement. They donít seem to be tied to their traditional release times anymore so those are anyoneís guess. The reps will probably only be allowed to discuss the products for late spring (if there are any).

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:33 PM

View Post300_yard_drives, on 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

So...combo with iblades?  Seems unlikely that it wonít be playable across the set like i200.  Forged is intriguing.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:36 PM

View Post300_yard_drives, on 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

Not forged, full set, not rapture DI replacement, more offset than i200...other than that you nailed it...definitely not a replacement for the NEW i200, just a smaller alternative to the G700, distance iron with plenty of offset (less than G700)


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

View Postsandy, on 19 May 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Post300_yard_drives, on 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

Not forged, full set, not rapture DI replacement, more offset than i200...other than that you nailed it...definitely not a replacement for the NEW i200, just a smaller alternative to the G700, distance iron with plenty of offset (less than G700)

If thatís all accurate, Iím probably still more interested in i200 or iblades.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

What I saw was forged. I was at ping and overheard a product specialist talking about the club to someone else. He was only showing him the long irons. I'm sure they will make a full set but it will be targeted towards long irons for pros. Maybe it is another club coming out with it but I saw a club that looks like a iblade/g700 that was forged.

I wouldn't let these shy you away from their current offerings except maybe long irons, but that's such a small portion of golfing community it's a non issue.

Edited by 300_yard_drives, 19 May 2018 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:32 AM

View Postsandy, on 19 May 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Post300_yard_drives, on 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

Not forged, full set, not rapture DI replacement, more offset than i200...other than that you nailed it...definitely not a replacement for the NEW i200, just a smaller alternative to the G700, distance iron with plenty of offset (less than G700)

Progressive offset ? headsize smaller or bigger than i200?
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:37 AM

View Postsandy, on 19 May 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Post300_yard_drives, on 19 May 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:

The i500 is forged without a doubt and looks similar to the g700 iron in design but not size and offset. I think it's more of a rapture DI replacement than full iron set replacement for high level golfers.

Not forged, full set, not rapture DI replacement, more offset than i200...other than that you nailed it...definitely not a replacement for the NEW i200, just a smaller alternative to the G700, distance iron with plenty of offset (less than G700)

Are you suggesting thereís a new i200 coming soon thatís different than the i500 everyone has been discussing?

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

So? Bigger than i200, smaller than G700, offset is in between the two. Forged construction and likely a "fast face" maraging steel? Blade like appearance (go easy on this one blade guys) but plenty of forgiveness? As a G700 player my gripes are a little harsh metallic feel similar to GMAX and a good amount of offset. If this iron softens up that feel and delivers the same performance as the 700 all with a cleaner mid/oversized chassis I'm in.


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