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Miura 1957 Small Blade/Baby Blade enthusiasts thread! (Lots of enabling and physics lessons inside)


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#361 rebby

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

View PostBigmean, on 23 June 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

I have never seen two bags on a cart with Miuras let alone BBs.   It is like a photo of another world where volume club sales and advertising don't exist.

Also, big thumbs down to iron covers,  driver and putter only.   I wouldn't even say that my irons have that much chatter, I don't pay much attention to it if they do.

Closest that Iíve come to seeing 2 sets like that is when I go golfing with a friend of mine. Heís a lefty so itís a set of black oxide baby blades and a set of black oxide lefty Miura blades.

Ditto on the iron covers. Woods and putters only.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:58 PM

Anyone ever thought of getting their baby blades refinished when the inevitable wear spots come? I bought mine second hand and a few of the short irons have got quite bad chrome wear. I ask because Miura irons seem to have a special almost frosted finish on the groove section of the club and i cant imagine any refinisher restoring the irons to that same as new look?

Oh and as for the pics of the 1 and 2 irons i have saved it to my phone to perve over at various opportune moments in my life.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

View Postbobbydazzlewazzler, on 23 June 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

Anyone ever thought of getting their baby blades refinished when the inevitable wear spots come? I bought mine second hand and a few of the short irons have got quite bad chrome wear. I ask because Miura irons seem to have a special almost frosted finish on the groove section of the club and i cant imagine any refinisher restoring the irons to that same as new look?

Oh and as for the pics of the 1 and 2 irons i have saved it to my phone to perve over at various opportune moments in my life.

I have a set of Baby Blade heads that Iím planning to have refinished. From my POV the beauty of refinishing is that you can do something different - Iím going to have them redone in copper plate...

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

View Postrebby, on 23 June 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostBigmean, on 23 June 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

I have never seen two bags on a cart with Miuras let alone BBs.   It is like a photo of another world where volume club sales and advertising don't exist.

Also, big thumbs down to iron covers,  driver and putter only.   I wouldn't even say that my irons have that much chatter, I don't pay much attention to it if they do.

Closest that Iíve come to seeing 2 sets like that is when I go golfing with a friend of mine. Heís a lefty so itís a set of black oxide baby blades and a set of black oxide lefty Miura blades.

Ditto on the iron covers. Woods and putters only.

Haha I thought you guys would like that. The real story isn't quite as cool as the picture may suggest however. A friend of mine instantly fell in love with my set and I eventually showed some compassion and sold him my back up set. I thought I would be okay replacing them sometime in the future but I'm not at all and already working out replacing them. Thankfully Kaaayelll is there to save the day!

I must say it was very enjoyable seeing the baby blades in action from a perspective other than me playing them. They look incredible at address and have a very unique and interesting sound. Don't think I've ever heard another iron sound quite like it.  There's almost a level of personal satisfaction like I hit the shot when I see someone else flush one and watch it fly. It's weird!

Regarding headcovers, well that isn't my bag ;) I don't think there's anything sexier then a well worn set of blades and I'm looking forward to seeing some more wear on mine. I just let people do what they want to do though so whatever floats your boat. I will say if they are a financial stretch in any way and you weren't able to try them before buying then headcovers make perfect sense from a resale perspective. But I still probably wouldn't use them, lol.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 23 June 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

View Postbobbydazzlewazzler, on 23 June 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

Anyone ever thought of getting their baby blades refinished when the inevitable wear spots come? I bought mine second hand and a few of the short irons have got quite bad chrome wear. I ask because Miura irons seem to have a special almost frosted finish on the groove section of the club and i cant imagine any refinisher restoring the irons to that same as new look?

Oh and as for the pics of the 1 and 2 irons i have saved it to my phone to perve over at various opportune moments in my life.

I have a set of Baby Blade heads that Iím planning to have refinished. From my POV the beauty of refinishing is that you can do something different - Iím going to have them redone in copper plate...

I agree that it will be tough to find someone to replicate the finish exactly and I also agree the beauty of refinishing is you can have some fun. I definitely intend to refinish mine when they are worn out. A burnt copper baby blade makes me feel warm and fuzzy thinking about it.


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:18 PM

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Put the 2 and 3 irons in play. May have to switch out the shaft on the 2. Flight is a bit high.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:26 PM

View Postbobbydazzlewazzler, on 23 June 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

Anyone ever thought of getting their baby blades refinished when the inevitable wear spots come? I bought mine second hand and a few of the short irons have got quite bad chrome wear. I ask because Miura irons seem to have a special almost frosted finish on the groove section of the club and i cant imagine any refinisher restoring the irons to that same as new look?

Oh and as for the pics of the 1 and 2 irons i have saved it to my phone to perve over at various opportune moments in my life.

My black ones have been refinished a number of times. Get it done by someone competent and there isnít an issue.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

View PostMysteryV, on 15 June 2018 - 01:26 PM, said:

So at long last - I finally have my set in hand!  

Specs: 4-P, Modus 3, 1/2" over, 2UP (based on Titleist specs), D3 swing weight

I'm coming from a set of Epon AF-302s with the same shafts, 1/2" shorter, 3 degrees up.

I had the chance to take them out for a few holes thus far, and overall I'm pleased.  The feel is amazing.  As everyone else has commented, they're soft in a different way than Epon or Mizuno.  The Epon's feel significantly softer when struck flush, while the BBs have an extremely satisfying firmness.  More of a thwack than a thwap or a thud.  :D  

Interestingly, the BBs feel WAY different than any of my K grind or Y grind wedges, however that may be due to the Modus 125 wedge shafts.

The one thing I've noted that seems to be out of line with other posters across several forums, is that the BBs are extremely short from a distance perspective.  I don't have enough experience with them yet to be definitive here, but after some time on the range, time on the course, and time in the garage on Skytrak - it seems that they're a solid 1 - 2 clubs shorter than my Epons which play at the same loft (8i) - even when the 302s are 1/2" shorter.

Still trying to confirm if this is actually the case or if perhaps I caught some odd wind, am just getting used to them, etc. - but have been pretty surprised on the distance thus far.


Mine are probably 10 yards shorter than my 302's, which trackman has confirmed are crazy fast/consistent ball speeds compared to other iron heads.
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:21 PM

View Postswizbeatz, on 24 June 2018 - 07:39 PM, said:

View PostMysteryV, on 15 June 2018 - 01:26 PM, said:

So at long last - I finally have my set in hand!  

Specs: 4-P, Modus 3, 1/2" over, 2UP (based on Titleist specs), D3 swing weight

I'm coming from a set of Epon AF-302s with the same shafts, 1/2" shorter, 3 degrees up.

I had the chance to take them out for a few holes thus far, and overall I'm pleased.  The feel is amazing.  As everyone else has commented, they're soft in a different way than Epon or Mizuno.  The Epon's feel significantly softer when struck flush, while the BBs have an extremely satisfying firmness.  More of a thwack than a thwap or a thud.  :D  

Interestingly, the BBs feel WAY different than any of my K grind or Y grind wedges, however that may be due to the Modus 125 wedge shafts.

The one thing I've noted that seems to be out of line with other posters across several forums, is that the BBs are extremely short from a distance perspective.  I don't have enough experience with them yet to be definitive here, but after some time on the range, time on the course, and time in the garage on Skytrak - it seems that they're a solid 1 - 2 clubs shorter than my Epons which play at the same loft (8i) - even when the 302s are 1/2" shorter.

Still trying to confirm if this is actually the case or if perhaps I caught some odd wind, am just getting used to them, etc. - but have been pretty surprised on the distance thus far.


Mine are probably 10 yards shorter than my 302's, which trackman has confirmed are crazy fast/consistent ball speeds compared to other iron heads.

I am on my second set after playing a few other brands.  I havenít lost any noticeable difference from any other blade I have played.  I switched from x100 to spb x and gained a few yards.  

I will say that I am longer with a Ben hogan 3 and 4 iron but they are not blades.  I am playing tomorrow and will compare them to a new set of pxg 0311t.
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

When I was looking for cbs a couple years ago I took my 7 to hit on the sim to compare.  Longer on avg, but never longest single shot, straighter, and more consistent distances than the titleist cb and whatever other Cb I was hitting, forget.  I chalked it up to comfort factor of the home field advantage and me knowing it, but I really donít think they are ďshortĒ against anything not a straight hot head.  That is just my experience though.  I have lost about 5-7 yards in my irons over the last couple of years, but that is swing related.  I only have a 105 driver speed and my 7 is comfortable 170 with tug draws going 178 range, Which is the same yardage range my swing gets out of anything I have hit.  I would think shafts maybe playing more of a role?

I am sure they are not ďlongĒ, but I donít see them as short or at the least anything other than average.  That B.B. distance consistency tho....just feel like you can hit any iron your distance to 20 yards short of that and feel your way to about right.  They make clubbing up and taking something off so much fun.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

I just completed a baby blade set build with Aerotech Steelfiber 110 Stiff flex soft-stepped once.
May play them very soon.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

I wonder if we can do a mini outing for bb owners here in the Los Angeles area. How many do we got!?!

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:51 AM

View Posteaglestan66, on 03 July 2018 - 07:22 PM, said:

I just completed a baby blade set build with Aerotech Steelfiber 110 Stiff flex soft-stepped once.
May play them very soon.

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