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MP18 MMC vs Ping i200's?


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#1 bigD77

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:51 AM

Looking to make a change from my jpx 900 tours that I've played for a couple seasons. Always played either Mizuno or Ping irons, so no real brand preference.  Just looking for a little more forgiveness...and I tend to miss vertically on the face, rather than heel/toe, as I'm definitely a sweeper of the ball.

I've been able to demo the MMC's a fair amount as my brother games them, granted with shafts I'm not used to.  Feel good, look better than I planned.  Very impressed.  The only thing I did notice is I occasionally got a jumper when I hadn't planned for it.  This plus the stronger lofts than I'm used to are my only real concern...and it's pretty minor.

The recent price drop on the I200's has made those pretty hard to overlook and I've always liked the look of Ping's short irons.
Planning to hit these this weekend and there's a demo day with the Ping rep coming up, but not for a couple weeks.  I like the more traditional lofts right out of the box too.

Anyone get a chance to A-B these two?  

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Edited by bigD77, 17 May 2018 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:46 AM

I hit these in the same session with the same shaft against my MP15s. All 3 had the same shaft. Distance and spin were similar, but the i200s launched a lot easier of the 3. Dispersion was the best with i200s, and only about 3-4 yds shorter. I ordered a set of i200s +1/2" and should see the same distance as my current Mizunos.

There is not $450 worth of improvement in the Mizunos over the i200s. Ping are more forgiving, but still very compact and playable. Save your money, get custom fit for the Ping and enjoy.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

Typically if you're hitting it high on the face, your irons would be digging, not sweeping.  You might want to go get fit to make sure.  The JPX 900 Tours do not have a ton of bounce.  You probably need more meat on the sole.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

Sorry, should have been more clear about the "vertical miss" part...I actually miss thin rather than high on the face

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

Another vote for i200s. More forgiving for me, love the look and feel! Pings are cheaper, can still get custom fit. More weight on the bottom for your 'thin hits'. No brainer to me! ;)

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:56 AM

The i200's have way more bounce and have longer blade lengths as you get to the mid and long irons, which makes them quite a bit more forgiving. I would not put the two clubs in the same category. The MMCs are closer to the iBlades, just again with way less bounce. I really like the MMCs, but they are way more demanding of your ball striking. I recently put the i200s back in the bag after a few months of the TM P790s. Along the way I demoed the MMCs. The MMCs are more like the P790s as well. The MMC's are much softer.

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