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Members Choice: What are the best blade irons of 2018?


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Poll: The best blade irons of 2018 (262 member(s) have cast votes)

In your opinion, what are the best blade irons of 2018? (please select EXACTLY 3 irons)

  1. Ben Hogan Ft. Worth (17 votes [3.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.74%

  2. Bridgestone TourB X-Blade (5 votes [1.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.10%

  3. Callaway Apex MB (73 votes [16.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.08%

  4. Cobra King Forged MB (22 votes [4.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  5. Fourteen FH-1000 (10 votes [2.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.20%

  6. Honma Tour World (5 votes [1.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.10%

  7. Lynx Tour (1 votes [0.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.22%

  8. Miura MB-001 (20 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  9. Miura Tournament (11 votes [2.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.42%

  10. Mizuno MP-18 (123 votes [27.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.09%

  11. Srixon Z-965 (37 votes [8.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.15%

  12. TaylorMade P-730 (45 votes [9.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.91%

  13. Titleist MB 718 (64 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  14. Tour Edge Exotics CBx (3 votes [0.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.66%

  15. Vega VM-01 (3 votes [0.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.66%

  16. Wilson FG Tour (13 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  17. Yonex N1-MB (2 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

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#1 atursky

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.


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#2 Bomber_11

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

In my opinion, Apex MB and MP18 are best for those people that fit right between a blade and a CB, or want to play a blade but may need a players CB. They have decently thick top lines (for blades) and seem more forgiving.

718MB and P-730 both fall in the "ballstrikers only" spectrum where you better bring your A game on every shot.

Just my experience from having demoed or played all of these.

Edited by Bomber_11, 21 May 2018 - 02:35 PM.

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Nike VR Pro Blade 4-PW + DG Tour Issue X100
Titleist Vokey SM5 50F/56M w/ DG Tour Issue S400
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

Currently own the 718 MBs and have a set of baby blades on the way.
A lot of the new offerings like the Mizuno are just too large for my liking

Im voting 718 MB only because I havent hit the baby blades yet and they are not on the list

The Titleist may not be the softest feel but damn are they precise weapons in my bag

Edited by craz-e, 21 May 2018 - 04:50 PM.

Driver = Titleist 910 D2
5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
Wedges = Titleist Vokey 52*, 56* and 60*

Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
Ball = Titleist AVX

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

MP 18 gets my vote as it was such an all-round great club to have e on course for a few weeks. Best looking by a mile, incredible feel as always and really impressive performance throughout.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

My choice for Hogan, Mizuno, and Srixon are solely for looks. Have not hit any of them.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

MP 18s for sure. Especially since I own them. That explains it all.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

Best looking: National Custom(Have not hit personally)
Best feeling: Miura MB 001
Most forgiving: Srixon Z965

Edited by chinaski, 21 May 2018 - 08:36 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

View Postatursky, on 21 May 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.


What? No National Custom Works? You guys just did a podcast on them they should be at least in the running don't you think?

Edited by rymail00, 22 May 2018 - 01:33 PM.

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Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
Odyssey 7s (current gamer)  - Ping Scottsdale TR B60 - TP Mills Heritage 349g - Byron Morgan DH11 360g - Byron Morgan 006 355g - C&L 368g

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:58 AM

Number one for me will always be the BBs but since they are not exactly new, I voted for the Apex MBs (especially nice in the raw finish) and the P730s.
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Miura 1957 Baby Blades 4-Pw Oban CT-115 X-
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

I see no Miura LE 1957.  So I voted #2 Callaway  apex.

Callaway Rogue 9.8 Tour issue Rogue Black 80TX  playing at 43 1/4
17 M1 14.5  Tour issue Graphite Design   AD DI 8X
Titleist 816H2 21 Graphite Design AD DI 105X
Titleist 716 T-MB 4 iron Steelfiber i125X
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

Apex MB oil can finish are fantastic, number 1 for me. Also liked the Mizuno and TM 730 as 2nd and 3rd choice.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

National Custom has to be apart of the list bc it's my only vote
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:41 PM

National custom

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

Mp-18 for the win! Great value and fantastic shaft options with no upcharge
Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9.0 Fujikura Atmos Blue 6X Tour Spec
Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15.0 Even Flow Blue 75 6.5
Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18.0 Even Flow Blue 75 6.5
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

Callaway mb18 raw
Titleist mb
Mizuno mp18


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:09 AM

718

Classic looks
Great feel and feedback
Fantastic turf interaction
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

718- boring, IMO
965- very unique and underrated
MP18- typical Mizuno
730- huge step-up for TM
Apex MB Raw- coolest of the cool

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

View Postatursky, on 21 May 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.

Should run this list for lefties, too.  It would be a lot shorter.
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

Interesting that PXG is not even on the list.  Nor is EPON.  And Miura baby blades not there either.  Just the old Miura 001's.  My currrent Miura blades are the pro model and like butter.  Feel is phenomenal.  Will dig in if you are a divot maker type swing, versus a picker type.  At my local club, over 15-20 PXG sets have been sold in the last 12 months.  More than any other manufacturer by far.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Nice, MizunoEurope tweeted this poll and results from WRX on their twitter account.

GBB Epic 9* - Tensei Pro Orange 60
Rogue SZ 3W - Tensei Pro Orange 70
Epic 3H - Tensei Pro White 90
MP18 Combo 4-P - PX LZ 6.0
Mizuno T7 - 48-53-58 - PX LZ 6.5
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#21 JonnyKrasnodar

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:43 PM

Saw that. Great stuff. Awaiting my 2 iron Fli hi.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

Im very split for the decision between MP-18 and Srixon z965

I would say the mizuno edges out the srixon only on the classic look. Performance is near identical.

Im still gaming old Cleveland 588 mb that will be hard to push out of the bag.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:31 PM

Mizuno
Hogan
Miura
Mizuno JPX 900 Driver Speeder Evolution II 661X
Mizuno JPX 900 3 wood Speeder Evolution II 661X
Nike Vapor Pro Combo 2-P wedge AMT X100 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
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Nike Vapor Fly Umbrella
Bag Boy Tri-Swivel II Push-Cart Black

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:42 AM

View PostAjax2017Dj2004, on 06 June 2018 - 02:39 PM, said:

I think the ft worth are one of the best looking irons ever. I was very close to buying them, but the forgiveness of the i200 led me that route.

The FW irons are some of the most forgiving blades on the market.  Up there with the Apex MB and the Cobra FlyZ MB.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

MP18s are simply stunning. Also love the P730s and the trad shaped Wilson's. A shame quite a lot of those models are not available in the UK or are very hard to locate.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

Mp 18 hands down for feel, looks and value.  Unquestionable.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

2018 is a great year for blades!
Taylormade M1 9.5 Project X T1100 6.0

Callaway Rogue 15 Project X EvenFlow Blue 75

Callaway Rogue 19, 24 Project X EvenFlow Blue 85

Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 5-6 & MMC 7-9 True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:38 AM

MP18 - buttery soft, great forgiveness for a blade, consistent performance, beautiful irons. Love them!!

Wilson FG100 Tour (even though they aren’t new for 2018) - superb feel, great performance, maybe the best looking! A close 2nd for me.

Apex MB - raw finish is really sleek, very soft, strong performance. Great clubs.
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Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:36 PM

You left off the best one out there.......National Custom.  Ill take some handcrafted MBs from Don White over anything out there.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

I had to pick Srixon 965 because 945 is not on the list...

However, there's a bit unfairness to this method of polling. I am sure a lot few people have tried something like Miura or Yonex as oppose to Callaway and Titleist.

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