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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.

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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.
Ping G25, Matrix Ozik Xcon 10.5
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 16.5 Fairway
Adams Idea Tech V4 19 & 22 Hybrid
Mizuno MP53 & MP63 combo iron set
Vokey 50, 54 & 58 wedges
Scotty Camron Kombi S

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:20 AM

View PostJimbud, 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.

Titleist 913 D2 Oban Kiyoshi purple
TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
Srixon ZTX2's Nippon Modus 120
Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125
Byron Morgan DH11 Mixed Metal Rincon
Byron Morgan 612 Mixed Metal Rincon

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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.

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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
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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!
Titleist 913D2, 9.5* Diamana White 62 D+
Titleist 913F 17* Diamana Blue 72 S+
Titleist 913F 21* Diamana Blue 72 S+
Mizuno MP32, 3-PW, Nippon 1150 S
Titleist Vokey SM4 52/58 Black Ni
Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E SS 2.0

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:07 PM

View Postshortgamehero, 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
Ping i25 9.5
Callaway BBII 15*
TaylorMade Proto Rescue 22*
Ping i25's CFS
Mizuno MP T4 54* / 58*
Cameron Futura Phantom

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:13 PM

X-Protos. :-)


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