What is the best Mizuno driver?
Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:04 PM
This club has put my R9 460 TP on the bench. I have not hit any of the other Mizzy drivers but for 70 bucks, I don't really want to.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:05 PM
Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:19 PM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:13 AM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:42 AM
I've gone thru Callaways, Titelists, Cobras, Clevelands, Adams, Taylormades and others in the last 5 years(at least 15 drivers) and finally hit the jackpot with a Mizuno MP001 400cc early this year. Since then I got 2 more to try different shafts and put together a WINNER with a COMP NT. Now I'm working on getting an MP600 combo I like as much and I'm pretty close - have 3 and trying different shafts now.
THE MP001 is my secret treasure and I think the MP600 will be also!
It all started with an MP001 4wood that I picked up CHEAP early in 2009...
I now have 6 MIZZY drivers, 3 MIZZY FW's and 3 MIZZY hybrids...
Oh and 2 sets of MIZZY irons........but that's a different story.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:20 AM
I am starting to feel that way too. When my swing is on I can control a weaker shaft. The other day, however, I missed every fairway when I tee'd off with my driver. It was one hook after another. I still shot a 79 but that was due to decent putting. I am actually thinking of pulling the Fuji SIX from my Nakashima and putting it in the 630.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:34 AM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:41 AM
Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:18 PM
Thanks for all the info so far. Do you think my best bet is to go with either of those and just find a good shaft?
The MP-001 is about the same age bracket as the R500 series TaylorMades that everyone raves about (R510TP, R580XD, etc). It worked well for me with the same shafts that the R510TP did...they are super low priced now...you can build one with an awesome shaft for like $50 if you price shop on eBay.
The MP-600 is a modern "players" driver, the MX700 is more of a modern high MOI game improvement driver, and the MP-001 leans more towards the players side but has decent forgiveness...it was made back before high MOI was a huge marketing deal....
My personal favorite is the MP-600 with a speeder 757 with the weights set to neutral.....awesome looks, awesome performance.
Edited by dan360, 05 November 2010 - 09:21 PM.
Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:27 PM
my driver swing averages about 103, with smooth tempo. the e360 was working great....switched to a speeder 757 to lower the launch just a little bit and it was as close to 'perfect' as i found for me, with that head.
best bet is going to be try it and see what works for you. fortunately, the e360 was a stock offering so the mp-600 can be found everywhere shafted with it for a great price.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:30 AM
The graffaloy prolaunch red shaft is terrific!
Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:19 AM
It's funny to see continuous grooves on my clubface when literally no new drivers have them anymore.
As much as I try new drivers every spring, once I start playing with the MP001 my attention is towards all other clubs, as I hit the MP001 so well. At some point I'll have to upgrade but at that point it might be to an old MX700 as that is one I almost pulled the trigger on with a stock Exmor [?] stiff in it.
Someone mentioned it before - the good thing about Mizuno drivers is that you can buy them super cheap as the demand is pretty low.
I hope to be able to take advantage of this with a couple of MP-CLK hybrids next season perhaps.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:11 PM
^^^^^ This..... But I still have the head, thinking about putting a Harrison Saga in it.
I was pretty happy with the performance and feel of this head with the NV 65 shaft (now in a 9015d)
Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:54 PM
Shafted with a code-6 shaft and I hit them straight down the fairway. Flight seems a bit low to mid flight but as long as it's in the fairway i'm happy.
Distance isn't long like my old 9015D, but having the ball in the short grass is better than on another fairway.