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Titleist 690.MB vs 681 vs Mizuno MP-33 vs MP-29


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#1 verox

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:16 AM

View Postverox, on 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Well none of them are going to be particularly easy to hit...so what I say below is relative.

The 690.MB and the MP-33 are among the most forviging blades ever made (they're longer than average from heel to toe leading to a larger sweet spot) and the 681 would be the most demanding of the above 4.

People send to say that Titleist blades feel firmer and Mizunos softer. Feel is a very personal thing though.

I like (and play) the 690.MBs but for your criteria the MP-33s would seem to be the safest match. Obviously all four sets have been around for a while now so you can't just rock up to any old store and try them...but if you can find a way of trying them out that's the best way to go about things.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

View Post1plane, on 08 March 2011 - 06:16 AM, said:

View Postverox, on 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Well none of them are going to be particularly easy to hit...so what I say below is relative.

The 690.MB and the MP-33 are among the most forviging blades ever made (they're longer than average from heel to toe leading to a larger sweet spot) and the 681 would be the most demanding of the above 4.

People send to say that Titleist blades feel firmer and Mizunos softer. Feel is a very personal thing though.

I like (and play) the 690.MBs but for your criteria the MP-33s would seem to be the safest match. Obviously all four sets have been around for a while now so you can't just rock up to any old store and try them...but if you can find a way of trying them out that's the best way to go about things.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

of those, I would rank them like this (in order):

1-MP33 (soft, relatively easy to hit for blades)
2-690MB (relatively easy to hit for blades, not quite as soft)
3-MP29 (old, but good...soft, but more difficult to strike pure)
4-681 (very demanding, but great if you can handle them)

I play MP37s currently, and love them...they, imo, are a middle of the road between MP33/690MB and MP29/681's.

Edited by InHartWeTrust, 08 March 2011 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

Thanks! any more input?


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:48 PM

mp 33 :miz:  

one of the best ever, cant go wrong with those.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

also the mp33's should be easiest to get up.

29's are the most penetrating of those followed by 681's and the 690's.

29's do feel most solid but 33's feel softer to me.

690's are solid w/ a click.

sole grinds of each are different as well which can make a difference

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

Where do mp32's fit in that mix?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM

You've got a nice list here but I have to ask why the 680s aren't on there. I think you should definitely look into them.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:23 PM

View Postverox, on 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.



I kind of like the 33's.  

and for the 32's - awesome club.  The 32 four iron is the easiest club to hit I've ever tried.  I only hit it a few times and two of them were among the best shots I've ever hit.  Still vividly remember both shots.  Great clubs, don't like the look of the back of the club, but who cares.


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:28 PM

View Postmizunomp33, on 09 March 2011 - 11:23 PM, said:

View Postverox, on 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.



I kind of like the 33's.  

and for the 32's - awesome club.  The 32 four iron is the easiest club to hit I've ever tried.  I only hit it a few times and two of them were among the best shots I've ever hit.  Still vividly remember both shots.  Great clubs, don't like the look of the back of the club, but who cares.

Oh yeah, the 14's are fantastic also.  Very, very easy to hit, and very solid.  ms11's are also great, I still game them some, and the best looking club of the bunch - or at worst tied for best looking with the 33.  Or maybe 33 and 14.  LOL.  Hard to go wrong with any of them.

Don't know jack about the Titliest.  Their satin blades from the 80's were sweet, tho.  Had a set of those.  Solid and beautiful.  




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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:32 PM

View PostShwagin1066, on 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

You've got a nice list here but I have to ask why the 680s aren't on there. I think you should definitely look into them.

681s are the same head as the 680s per titleist club archive grind could be picked on the 681s

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:49 PM

View Postcbcrews, on 09 March 2011 - 11:32 PM, said:

View PostShwagin1066, on 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

You've got a nice list here but I have to ask why the 680s aren't on there. I think you should definitely look into them.

681s are the same head as the 680s per titleist club archive grind could be picked on the 681s

What? That is not true the 681s are noticeably smaller and also have less offset

Edited by Shwagin1066, 09 March 2011 - 11:55 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

View Postcbcrews, on 09 March 2011 - 11:32 PM, said:

View PostShwagin1066, on 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

You've got a nice list here but I have to ask why the 680s aren't on there. I think you should definitely look into them.

681s are the same head as the 680s per titleist club archive grind could be picked on the 681s

681 above and beyond the others- and 681 are Hoffman forging, 680's aren't- 680 are Japan forgings- look it up- different carbon mix-   Adam played Tigers 681 "a"

29's with the right shaft are the equal and better than most Mizzy's- 14's are great-  33, 37, 32 all newer forged process and there are dozens of 32's on ebay!  that should tell you something about the 32's

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

From the criteria you've described, 33's all the way.

I have a set of 680's too, and they are noticeably harder both in feel and difficulty to hit.

I got the 33's a while ago to practice with and use to get better, but they are as or more forgiving than my set of mp-30's, the cavity back from the same generation.

The 680's, on the other hand, are not easy to hit at all.  Great practice clubs if you're really looking to hone your ball striking.  Can't really speak to the others, having never hit them.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

681s are the best blade irons since 2000 IMHO. Personal preference is very qualitative, not quantitative. All the irons you mention are player's irons. My guess is the majority of votes will go for the 681s and the MP-29s as they are the respective "originals" for their brands. The 680 came after the 681 and has progressive offset vs. constant offset (which is why I like the 681s better). The MP-33s came after the MP-29s but I can't remember the differences.

My preference for Mizuno is actually the MP-14. It is basically a remake of the Hogan Precisions/Personals. I felt the MP-14s were better looking and felt better as well.

But if I had to pick from your four choices, it would be the 681s hands down. Been playing them since 2000 and am on my second set.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:06 AM

View PostInHartWeTrust, on 08 March 2011 - 09:39 AM, said:

of those, I would rank them like this (in order):

1-MP33 (soft, relatively easy to hit for blades)
2-690MB (relatively easy to hit for blades, not quite as soft)
3-MP29 (old, but good...soft, but more difficult to strike pure)
4-681 (very demanding, but great if you can handle them)

I play MP37s currently, and love them...they, imo, are a middle of the road between MP33/690MB and MP29/681's.
Summed it up pretty well and exactly how I'd rank them. A lot of love personally for me with the 690's - I've been using them more or less since they came out. The MP's are subtly softer but it's not what I'm looking for in feedback sensation. The 681's are superb, but my quality ball striking days are somewhat numbered to consider them these days. Currently playing a set of 660's, but come summer I'll be rocking the 690's again. I hope.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Postcbcrews, on 09 March 2011 - 11:32 PM, said:

View PostShwagin1066, on 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

You've got a nice list here but I have to ask why the 680s aren't on there. I think you should definitely look into them.

681s are the same head as the 680s per titleist club archive grind could be picked on the 681s

I have 2 sets of each- may want to check your info.  680s, a tad harsh vs. the 681s- different muscle-

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

View Postverox, on 08 March 2011 - 05:58 AM, said:

Howdy,

I'm looking to get a new set of iron. From the option below, which one do you think easier and has soft feel? I prefer with a thin top line.

Titleist 681
Titleist 690.MB
Mizuno MP-33
Mizuno MP-29

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
I have owned or hit all four of these. ALL great irons, can't go wrong with whichever you choose. If I was the one choosing, and they are my only four options: MP-33.
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

I own and currently game the Titleist 681s as well as the MP-33s, each with S300 shafts.  The grooves on the 681s are a bit more worn at this point so this might not be a totally fair 'new out of the box' comparison.  They are virtually the same club design-wise.  For me, they're all derivative of the classic Wilson Staff irons of the early 1980's.  Still arguably the finest design ever. See the whole family together in photo below.  Obviously lots of shared design DNA going on between these irons.  I'm not going to compare the 681 or MP33 to the FG-17 because the FG-17 is just a smaller club with less mass.  Not a fair comparison.  The smaller head size gives them a smaller sweet spot and makes them a difficult club to hit as consistently as their design children discussed here.  If Wilson wanted to make some dough, they would re-introduce the FG-17s in a slightly larger head size.  I've played each of these clubs for years.  My thoughts:

Feel= Same. All the stuff you hear about Mizuno being softer forged, I don't really believe.  I'm working from an N of 2, but the 681s are just as soft when properly struck.  The 681s are a bit smaller head size (see photo), and therefore maybe a 'hair' less forgiving.  
Distance = Same.  I'm not a long hitter - 7-iron to 150 on the carry.  
Trajectory = I've found the 681s to be play more to a mid-trajectory and the MP-33 to launch a little higher.  Only a few degrees of difference.
Shotmaking = You can work either club either way with ease.  The I hit the ball pretty straight.  However, club weighting impacts shotmaking a bit differently between the two.  The 681 has a more pronounced toe, which slightly favors a draw. Slightly easier to hit a cut or fade with the MP33.  
Visual offset = Same.  Two of the thinnest toplines with virtually no offset.  
Championship Pedigree = Edge to the 681.  I heard that some guy who gamed these from about 1999 to 2002 won a few major championships and played the best golf that's ever been played. But I also heard that the same guy asked Titleist to replicate his Mizuno's that he was gaming before that.   This has been debated ad nauseum elsewhere.  
Bottom line = Two best irons I've every played (and I've played many but haven't played them all).  I play them both and opt to use the 681s in windy conditions and the MP33s on bluebird days.  

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:22 PM

Another vote for the MP-33s.  Been my backup/get better set for some time and I can't gush enough about them.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

I have a nice set of MP 29s with rifle 6.0 shafts sitting here...I've had them for...well it feels like forever, best feeling blade Ive ever owned, let me know if your interested and Ill send you pics...2-pw std. L/L/L, If youre a good ball striker you cant beat them




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