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#1 Chris5573

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:30 PM

I know that Mizuno is not known for their drivers, but which is the best one they have?  I've heard great things about the MP630 and MX700.  Any of you prefer a Mizuno over more common drivers like PING, Callaway or TaylorMade?


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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:04 PM

I picked up an MP 600 with a graffaloy prolaunch red shaft for 70 bucks.  The seller had only used it for one round.  In my opinion, it is a very solid driver.  The shaft has really given it some pop.  I hit this same club before with the stock shaft and hated it.  However, I always loved the traditional shape of it.  

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.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

used to love the mp 001 driver, but the mp600 is the best imo
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:27 PM

Mp 001 400cc model hits bombs all day,  havent hit the MP 600 yet.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:40 PM

The MP001, MP-600, MX700, and MP-630/630 fast track are all very good drivers.

The 630s have better factory option shafts, but like the other poster said, you can find MP-600s with upgraded shafts on the used market for bargain prices.

Mizuno woods don't hold their market value like the irons do, so when a new model comes out the older versions plummet to crazy good prices.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:05 PM

The mx700 is great just needs better shaft then stock if you swing fast

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

I like the MX700, MP630, and wait for it....the MX560.  The 560 has a horrendous sound but it is so forgiving with good distance.  The 700 and 630 are pretty forgiving too with a much better sound.  The 630 is probaby my favorite because it was forgiving (enough), didn't sound quite as muted as the 700, and I liked the stock Fubuki shaft.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:33 PM

The 300S was the driver back in the day.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:17 PM

View Postyuck, on 04 November 2010 - 10:33 PM, said:

The 300S was the driver back in the day.

+1

i stopped looking at mizuno drivers after the pro 300s

i think that was their best driver to date

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:00 AM

I picked up a MP600 in a trade and put my Project X graphite shaft in it and could not be happier.  I got it and set it in its neutral lowest spin setting and I love it.  I had Titleist 909D2, and the Nike VR Tour and also had demoed the FTIZ and G15 all this season but for me the Mizuno blows them all away as far as the combination of distance, accruacy and workability.  I have not hit the MP630 but it is hard for me to imagine that it is better then the MP600.   If you like a classic looking driver with a square face angle I highly suggest trying the 600 with a shaft you like....you can pick them up for $100 or less so it is certainly not much of a risk to try it.


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:13 AM

I had an MP001 that I used for little bit.  I kind of liked it.  Two summer ago I played an MX500 for most of the summer.  I kind of liked it too.  This year I have been playing an MP600 and a 9015d off and on.  I really love it.  The Adams and the Mizuno both have great classic looks, with great feel and great performance.  Between these two drivers I haven't really been tempted to look at anything else.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:42 AM

SHORT ANSWER - MP001 400cc and the MP600.

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...:man_in_love:  
Oh and 2 sets of MIZZY irons........but that's a different story.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:06 AM

The 630 is a sweet driver but I found the stock Fubuki stiff to be a little whippy.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:20 AM

View PostSean25rp, on 05 November 2010 - 05:06 AM, said:

The 630 is a sweet driver but I found the stock Fubuki stiff to be a little whippy.

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.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:11 AM

I am kind of surprised to hear a lot of you mention the MP001, how old is that driver?  (Not that it matters, just curious).  What is a good shaft with that model?  I normally just play a stock stiff shaft, my handicap is 8 and my SS is upper 90's.  From what I've been reading from all of you, it seems that 3 for me to take a look at are:

001
600
700

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?


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:34 AM

+1 to the 600.  I've had two, sold them both in attempts to streamline the collection, and am now looking for one again.  Solid and classic.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:41 AM

I also love my mp600 - I have the javlyn shaft which seems to fit me well. I bought a nickent 4dx w/ 3 shafts, gamed m friends r9 460 for a round, and demoed several others but I can't beat the mp600.  I'd really like to try o e f those mp001s

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:18 PM

View PostChris5573, on 05 November 2010 - 08:11 AM, said:

I am kind of surprised to hear a lot of you mention the MP001, how old is that driver?  (Not that it matters, just curious).  What is a good shaft with that model?  I normally just play a stock stiff shaft, my handicap is 8 and my SS is upper 90's.  From what I've been reading from all of you, it seems that 3 for me to take a look at are:

001
600
700

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.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:31 PM

I am probably going to buy an MP600 sometime in the next few days.  I am wondering what shaft is a good match with this driver...any thoughts on that?  As I said before, my SS is 95-100 on avg.  Would a fit on E360 be too stiff?  I've heard the tip is  stiffer than "normal".


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:45 PM

Mp-001 460 head with Aldila NV 65 9.5 stiff.  Loved this setup years ago.  Wish I kept it as a backup!

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:27 PM

View PostChris5573, on 09 November 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

I am probably going to buy an MP600 sometime in the next few days.  I am wondering what shaft is a good match with this driver...any thoughts on that?  As I said before, my SS is 95-100 on avg.  Would a fit on E360 be too stiff?  I've heard the tip is  stiffer than "normal".

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.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:30 AM

View PostChris5573, on 09 November 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

I am probably going to buy an MP600 sometime in the next few days.  I am wondering what shaft is a good match with this driver...any thoughts on that?  As I said before, my SS is 95-100 on avg.  Would a fit on E360 be too stiff?  I've heard the tip is  stiffer than "normal".


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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

I play a MP001 10degree 400cc with an Aldila NV-s 65 shaft.

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.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:30 AM

The Blue Rage!  Great feeling driver! Awesome!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:50 AM

It seems almost all Mizuno staffers around the world play the Craft 425.  I've never had the chance to hit one but since they all use it I would imagine it's a good one.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

View Postodshot68, on 09 November 2010 - 08:45 PM, said:

Mp-001 460 head with Aldila NV 65 9.5 stiff.  Loved this setup years ago.  Wish I kept it as a backup!


^^^^^ This..... But I still have the head, thinking about putting a Harrison Saga in it.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:54 PM

i'm pretty happy with the MP600 8.5* I got from a wrx'er recently.

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.




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