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Best of the Best forged irons?


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#1 nlv91

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:33 PM

Next season I want to play some forged irons / blades. I'm wondering what the top echelon of forged irons are?

Please post your suggestions.

Edited by nlv91, 18 December 2010 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:34 PM

I'd put my Don White / Scratch customs up against anyone out there

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

ill put my endo forged 690.mb's up against anything ive ever played. never hit a Scratch forging i must say though.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

Blades:

Titleist 710 mb
Callaway x-protos
miura tournament blades
mizuno mp-68
nike VR II pro blades

forged Cb:

mizuno mp-63 or 53
titleist 710 cb
Nike VR II pro combo
Cobra Pro CB

All my favorites- hit them all to gain your own personal preference

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:49 PM

titleist no doubt


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:50 PM

IMO only one option-MIURA

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:59 PM

Nike VR II PRO blades are fantastic. I just got back from an hour long session with my 8 iron. I'm still grinning. I'm going to post a mini review.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:07 PM

miura cb202

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

Miura or Scratch

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:28 AM

There are so many "best" forged irons!
I would add Bridgestone and the KZG to th lists above.

Driver: PING I 25  or TITLEIST 913 D2
Woods:TITLEIST 913F  # 16,25* + 20,25*
Hybrids: MIZUNO MX700 23* + JPX FLI-HI 26*
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:28 AM

Mizuno, Scratch, or Miura, based on my experience.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:42 AM

Any of the above named irons will help a good golfer achieve positive results.  But the best forged irons are the ones that fit your swing and game.
TM RBZ Stage 2, Matrix Ozik Xcon 10.5
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5 Faiway
Adams Idea Tech V4 18 Hybrid
Titleist 712 AP-2 irons  4-PW
Vokey 50, 54 & 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron Kombi S, 34

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:20 AM

 Jimbud, on 19 December 2010 - 08:42 AM, said:

Any of the above named irons will help a good golfer achieve positive results.  But the best forged irons are the ones that fit your swing and game.
When someone says "BEST" feel, process and quality of the forging process comes to mind.  All manufacturers that produce forged irons have different models that will suit most players needs in terms of sole grind and game inprovement, but should be fitted for, "I think that is a given if you have done any research".

I think it a more of a choice and commitment to the brand offering based on how much you want to spend and if you are willing to pay for the best.  There is a video of the Miura factory and lots of info on the Epon factory both of which are considered to produce the best quality forgings in the world.  Most all of the USA brands forgings are from China, I seriuosly doubt if there are any videos or info on the quality of their products.  Are they even close to as good as the products from Japan?  No they are not but you will pay considerably more.  

I base this statement on the fact that I have reshafted many sets of irons and can tell you that I am shocked by the head to head weight variation from some companys, some have tip weights to compensate but some do not which results in a considerably different swingweight, one club might be D2 swingweight while another may be D0 or even C9.

Edited by oneaugusta, 19 December 2010 - 09:33 AM.

Cobra King LTD DI6 black
   TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
   Miura CB57's Nippon Modus 120
   Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125
   Byron Morgan 612 Mixed Metal Rincon, Byron Morgan DH89 Rincon neck
   KIngston KP1 GSS flowneck welded flowneck, TP Mills 1

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:03 AM

Soft as butter. Muira or Mizuno. Epon are great with different feel. Bridgestone/tourstage also worth looking at, and great bang for the buck with US Bridgestone

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:53 AM

Check out Battle of the Blades thread:

http://www.golfwrx.c...s-lots-of-pics/

I have the Mizzy MP-68 and I love them.
Scratch/Miuras were out of my price range
I also hit X-protos and 710s - I liked the 68s the best because they fit my swing and I always wanted some mizzy blades.

I like the Bridgestone j36s as well.

G30 LST w/ Ping Tour 80
Callaway Xhot Pro 15 and 19
Callaway XHot2 Pro 3 and 4 Hybrid
Ping i25 5-W with Modus 120X
Ping Gorge 52 and 58 w/ Modus 120X
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:04 PM

For the more popular/widely used brands Tileist and Mizuno.

For the more custom/specialized brands: Scratch and Miura.

I think Bridgestone/Tourstage is fantastic, but it doesn't look like they will be releasing a blade this next year.
Wishon 919 THI 11* 0.5* Open
Wishon 929 HS 14.5*, 19* 0.5 Open
Wishon 775HS 22*, 25*
Wishon 5, 6 560 MC 7-PW MMC MB
Wishon 54, 59 Micro-Groove HM
All shafts are S2S Stepless Steel Wishon

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:21 PM

Okay. So here's my thinking:

Blades:  Callaway X Prototypes. They just don't get any better than these. Unreal feel, so so soft. Close second are the Scratch SB1's with a grind that fits your swing type. Nirvana. Don't need to look anywhere else.

CB's: for me, the Diablo Forged have been a dream on earth. Sweet soft feeling, FORGIVING, and LONG!  For me, they are everything I've ever wanted in an iron.  Second place goes to the Mizzy MX 300's and the Bridgestone J38 Dual PC's. So so soft and very forgiving.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:57 PM

09 X forged.  Uber forgiving and endo forged!

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:07 PM

 shortgamehero, on 19 December 2010 - 10:57 PM, said:

09 X forged.  Uber forgiving and endo forged!

I 2nd this.. X Proto's feel no better than X Forged
Scratch SB1's are there too
TM Rocketballs Stage 2
Callaway BBII 15*
Ping G30 18*
TaylorMade Proto 22*
TM RSI 2's PX6.0
Ping Glide 52 56 60
Cameron Futura X7M

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:13 PM

X-Protos. :-)

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 03:43 AM

I have played various sets.
Daiwa DG201*, Mizuno MP-14, Mizuno MP-29*, Snake Eyes MB1* (that was forged by Smith & Wesson), Mizuno MP-33, Titleist 690MB*, Titleist 670, Nike Tiger Woods Limited Edition*, Callaway X-forged Proto, Taylormade TP MB, and now Mizuno MP-68*.

(*) = Owned.

Feel & softness:  Snake Eyes MB1.  I can really feel the ball sticking to the club face, which allows more shot-shaping.  Down-side?  The heads are so small that just aren't forgiving at all.

Trajectory:  I prefer MP-29 and MP-68.  The lofts are 2-degree stronger which helped me lowered my trajectory, and added more distance.  (Rifle 6.5 for the MP-29, and Project X 6.0 for the MP-68)

My current favorite set is the MP-68.  Switched to it from Callaway X-Forged (CB), thought I would have trouble switching because I wasn't golfing all that much back then, then I realized the transition was easier than I expected as my first round (without hitting the driving range first)'s iron shots were all on target and with shot-shaping abilities (draw/fade).

I have never tried blades that was branded from Miura/Endo before though.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 04:21 AM

Mizzy
Nike Vapor Speed TW 10.75° Diamana BlueBoard
TEE CB Pro 13.5° Speeder 757
Cobra Bio Cell+ 17.5° Tour AD-DI Blk 7
Srixon Z745/945 Combo DG  4-P
Cleveland RTX 2.0 Raw Forged 52°/56°; Cally MD2 PM Grind 60°
Wilson Staff 8802

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:49 AM

Fourteen, softest I ever hit.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Miura, Epon, Mizuno.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

Want to hit m Miura passing points?


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:12 AM

For the money there isn't a softer forged iron than the MP68.....absolutely best bang for your buck...You can get a set nowadays for less than $300.....checkout Proclubs  ebay seller .....they have the best selection of used irons on the planet!

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:27 AM

 jasonTeI3, on 18 December 2010 - 09:38 PM, said:

ill put my endo forged 690.mb's up against anything ive ever played. never hit a Scratch forging i must say though.

 iteachgolf, on 18 December 2010 - 09:34 PM, said:

I'd put my Don White / Scratch customs up against anyone out there

 Jimbud, on 19 December 2010 - 08:42 AM, said:

Any of the above named irons will help a good golfer achieve positive results.  But the best forged irons are the ones that fit your swing and game.
THIS!!!!

If money is no object, well, as Jason noted, you have a great selection above, though as he also pointed out, it's an indivudual thing more than a beauty contest if you're a Player. I had a set of Miura 54's and a set of Fourteen Endos, and while both are obviously amongst the "best," I stayed with my Mizzys cuz that's what I was used to, that's what fit my game, and that's what I had the utmost confidence in.

I equate Mizzy to a Benz, with the others mentioned being Rolls-

A Benz is goid enough for me and does what I need a vehicle to do-

So does Mizzy :)

Just keep an open mind and pick the club for YOU and YOUR game

The Very Best in your search

Stay well My Friend :)

Golfingly Yours,
Richard

Edited by Forged4ever, 23 September 2014 - 10:50 AM.

People Favor The Underdog But Only Follow The Big Dog.....

Be The Big Dog But ALWAYS Fight For The Underdog.......

Always,

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:23 AM

 nlv91, on 18 December 2010 - 08:33 PM, said:

Next season I want to play some forged irons / blades. I'm wondering what the top echelon of forged irons are?

Please post your suggestions.

Edel - Blades, CB, Mixed Set.

Fitted clubs and great irons, any shaft you want, great club-turf interaction (bounce options), variable face thickness....

Edited by SwingMan, 23 September 2014 - 11:24 AM.

Callaway GBB 10 Oban Isawa 55, Kiyoshi Purple 65
Callaway GBB 3, 5 wd Oban Isawa 55, 65, Diamana Ilima 60, 70 (7, 9 wd KK Silver 60)
Callaway XR Hybrid 22, 25, 28 Recoil 460 F4
Edel CB 6-PW Recoil 95
Edel 50, 55, 60 KBS Hi Rev Wedges
Edel E-1 Putter
Ball: ProV1x, Chrome Soft, Snell MTB

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:12 PM

There are so many JDM offerings that would fit the bill in this thread, but as others have mentioned, it all comes down to what the individual perceives as best, whether thats quality of product or quality of results. You can spend a lot or little to get the "best" forged blade for you, but the question starts there.

For me, "best" is all about the quality of product and hopefully I get satisfactory quality of results. The list is long and distinguished for quality of product...here's some to name a few that are on my list:

- Miuraism SB01
- Epon AF Tour
- Epon Personals 1
- Epon Personals 2
- Crazy MB limited edition
- Tourstage MR23 MB
- Yamaha 2012 Tour

Good luck finding your "perfect" forged blade!

Edited by needmoregolf, 23 September 2014 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:00 PM

Srixon are very soft, and effective.

Titleist 907 D2
Cleveland Launcher 4 wood
Titleist 755 irons 3-PW
Callaway X-Forged SW
PING Zing 2 putter

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