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#1 msdamailman

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:33 AM

I currently own the 800 pros and love the feel but i am wondering if i might benefit from more forgiveness. Therefore i am considering the 800s. Was anyone just blown away by the feel and forgivesness of the 800s vs. the 800 pros? Thanks!


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:45 AM

I hit both clubs at my Trackman fitting. In all honesty I couldnt tell the difference between the Pro version and non Pro version with my hands. The only way I knew I was hitting the Pro version was because of the Trackman.

The Non Pro 6 iron flew 200 yards, the Pro version flew190 with a slight fade.
I almost bought the Pro version because it looks better, but I stuck with the non pro.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:05 AM

 DBC, on 07 July 2011 - 06:45 AM, said:

I hit both clubs at my Trackman fitting. In all honesty I couldnt tell the difference between the Pro version and non Pro version with my hands. The only way I knew I was hitting the Pro version was because of the Trackman.

The Non Pro 6 iron flew 200 yards, the Pro version flew190 with a slight fade.
I almost bought the Pro version because it looks better, but I stuck with the non pro.

I understand. I need to give the non-pro a look. i dont like an iron that has too much offset and looks big. I used to have the mx 200s and those were perfect. Just wondering what kind of reveiws the non pros are getting.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:34 AM

Honestly, and I am biased...  If you and standard L/L/L

Golfsmith  and others are selling the MX-300's for a great price.

Great clubs!  Almost like the mx-200 and JPX 800 Pro were combined
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

 msdamailman, on 07 July 2011 - 06:33 AM, said:

I currently own the 800 pros and love the feel but i am wondering if i might benefit from more forgiveness. Therefore i am considering the 800s. Was anyone just blown away by the feel and forgivesness of the 800s vs. the 800 pros? Thanks!


Both are great clubs the 800s will be more forgiving and maybe a little longer. But your clubs are gonna feel better are you not happy with the forgivness of your clubs?


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:50 AM

 ladahl, on 07 July 2011 - 08:34 AM, said:

Honestly, and I am biased...  If you and standard L/L/L

Golfsmith  and others are selling the MX-300's for a great price.

Great clubs!  Almost like the mx-200 and JPX 800 Pro were combined

I respectfully disagree.  The OP is looking for something more forgiving than the 800 pros.  I own the 300s, but the 800 pros are more forgiving.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:57 AM

 msdamailman, on 07 July 2011 - 08:05 AM, said:

I understand. I need to give the non-pro a look. i dont like an iron that has too much offset and looks big. I used to have the mx 200s and those were perfect. Just wondering what kind of reveiws the non pros are getting.

If the 200s were perfect, why not find another set rather than taking a chance on something else?  What made you go to the 800 pros in the first place?  You must have decided that something was lacking in the 200s.  IMO, there is no perfect club, it's just deciding which compromises you're going to accept.  

I personally didn't care for the regular 800s, but then again, I didn't care for the 200s either.  Couldn't hit either one well, go figure.  Much prefer the 800 pros, mx 300s, etc.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:03 PM

 BlkNGld, on 07 July 2011 - 11:50 AM, said:

 ladahl, on 07 July 2011 - 08:34 AM, said:

Honestly, and I am biased...  If you and standard L/L/L

Golfsmith  and others are selling the MX-300's for a great price.

Great clubs!  Almost like the mx-200 and JPX 800 Pro were combined

I respectfully disagree.  The OP is looking for something more forgiving than the 800 pros.  I own the 300s, but the 800 pros are more forgiving.

Dont get me wrong, I love the 800 pros. They are my second forged set. First was the mx 200s and i told myself i would never stray from forged irons after those and never stray from Mizuno for that matter as long as Mizuno continues to produce game improvement forged irons. I just was wondering if there was anyone that tried both(800 and 800 pro) or owned both that kept one over the other and why. Anybody?

Edited by msdamailman, 07 July 2011 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

I hit em both, I went with the 800 Pro's and adjusted the lofts a little weaker. The 800 Pro's looked more attractive to me at address also.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:14 PM

You should look up the review that Mark Crossfield did on YouTube about the differences between these two irons. His reviews are great and there are hundreds of them. As I recall he didnt seem to think that the 800 Pros fit well into Mizunos product line as they have so many other great forged offerings but he did seem to like the hot metal of the 800s. I've hit both models and although my ego would tend to push me into the Pros, the 800s were great and that is actually the way I would go.

BTW, I've been playing MP-29s for a decade and just bought a set of Callaway Fusions and what a fun change.

I believe this is the review I was thinking of...



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

800 pros for sure, way better feel and very forgiving. The most important thing is they go the same distance unless you really chowder a swing.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Agreed.  I meant mx-300's are between the MP 52's and Mx-200

Ranking players-GI I would go:

MP53
MP52
MX300
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 msdamailman, on 07 July 2011 - 12:03 PM, said:

 BlkNGld, on 07 July 2011 - 11:50 AM, said:

 ladahl, on 07 July 2011 - 08:34 AM, said:

Honestly, and I am biased...  If you and standard L/L/L

Golfsmith  and others are selling the MX-300's for a great price.

Great clubs!  Almost like the mx-200 and JPX 800 Pro were combined

I respectfully disagree.  The OP is looking for something more forgiving than the 800 pros.  I own the 300s, but the 800 pros are more forgiving.

Dont get me wrong, I love the 800 pros. They are my second forged set. First was the mx 200s and i told myself i would never stray from forged irons after those and never stray from Mizuno for that matter as long as Mizuno continues to produce game improvement forged irons. I just was wondering if there was anyone that tried both(800 and 800 pro) or owned both that kept one over the other and why. Anybody?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:01 PM

I won't play a PW lofted lower than 45*.  Silly, I know, but just won't do it.  So the regular JPX 800s are out.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:52 PM

[quote name='msdamailman' timestamp='1310058184' post='3372077'
i told myself i would never stray from forged irons after those and never stray from Mizuno for that matter as long as Mizuno continues to produce game improvement forged irons. I just was wondering if there was anyone that tried both(800 and 800 pro) or owned both that kept one over the other and why. Anybody?
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You know that the pros are forged but the 800s are not, right?

The 800s are good clubs.  When I hit them I thought they were fine, but similar to the X20s that were in my bag at the time.  The main difference was that some shots with the 800s were quite a bit longer, probably due to the hot face.  That's nice for bragging rights, but when it comes to scoring having distances vary is not something I want.

800 pros were more consistent, had better feel, and I actually hit them better.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:08 PM

went for a fitting about 2 weeks ago.

hit the 800 pros first.  kbs tour stiff shaft.  loved the feel because they are forged.  cant beat the feel of a nice mizzy iron.

hit the 800's next.  same shaft.  what you give up in feel, which is evident from the first ball you hit, you gain in control and forgiveness.  

made my decision that much easier.  when i feel more confident with my game, i can then step up to the pro model or go into a muscle back.  great all around iron that anyone should consider.  not to mention i gained about 8yds per club!!


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

I had the 800 Pros with DGS300 and sold them in favor of the JPX-800 with the GS95 shafts. These babies are long long and straight.

Like what was said above, the feel is a litltle better with the pros, but what you give up in feel is made up for in control and distance. I'm a 4 index and thought the regular 800's were easier to launch high and land soft.

I must also say, the GS95 shaft fits me better as well. I was fit for the DGS300 full weight at the end of last season, but it must have been a really really good day because I have gone back 2x and the optimizer has said lightweight is the way for me.




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