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#1 jon0105

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:25 AM

I have been playing blades for a long time now.  I have had a couple of cavity back sets in the past but just did not like the feel.  Now I am thinking I need some more forgiveness. But I want to have some feel too.  So what do you guys think are the most forgive irons with the best feel?


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:30 AM

MP 53 and ap2

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:39 AM

Blades man myself that has made the change and won't ever look back.  Mizuno MX300 pro's and the 53's are amazing.  Also I'm a big fan of the Bridgestone J38 PC's and the new J40's look SICK.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:31 AM

JPX800 pro's are very forgiving and feel great provided the sole grind matches up with your swing. MP53's are also very nice and work better for the shallow divot taker.

If you take big divots look at the JPX800's, if you are shallow look at the MP53's.

AP2's are a great choice as well and are very forgiving but don't feel quit as good as the Mizuno's.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

mp-53, ap2 are pretty good, mp-59, razr tour forged...in the feel department it's hard to find anything like a true blade


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:40 AM

MP-59. Or you could just go back to a proper blade and stop being a wuss.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:54 AM

Best feeling, most forgiving, check out the R11's. I have C-Tapers in mine and they are long, feel great, and not too GI looking. Short irons are not too big and very little offset, long and middle irons are easy to hit. They do launch high though, even with the C-Tapers. High and LONG though, so not so bad....

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

There is no best but teh Adams CB1 and CB2 are very good. Callaway x-forged also.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

R9 TPs are a the perfect mix of forgiveness & playability if you ask me. The prices on a set of these are are also great!
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:59 PM

MX-300's for me. Of course they don't make em anymore so....R11 irons. They felt just a Tad harsher but more forgiving. I have both sets now and trade off hitting them.

I love Mizuno irons, but like previous posters said, you have to match the grinds to your swing. Love the MX-300's but can't hit the JPX800 irons worth diddly. The pros didn't work out either.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:22 PM

View Postjaskanski, on 02 October 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

MP-59. Or you could just go back to a proper blade and stop being a wuss.

I current play mp68s, so is that a proper blade or not?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

View Postjon0105, on 02 October 2011 - 01:22 PM, said:

View Postjaskanski, on 02 October 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

MP-59. Or you could just go back to a proper blade and stop being a wuss.

I current play mp68s, so is that a proper blade or not?

Heck yes. Even though they're easy to hit. Gotta have a look at the 59's though - I was amazed at how forgiving they were for a "blade" type players iron. If forgiveness is top of your list, then perhaps a players club may not be the answer to your problem. But if the best of both worlds is what you seek, the 59's do it better than most.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:28 PM

I had a set of ap2's and even had them fitter, but it was not the feel I was accustomed to.  I wish I still had them know.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:27 PM

View PostCwing, on 02 October 2011 - 11:58 AM, said:

There is no best but teh Adams CB1 and CB2 are very good. Callaway x-forged also.

+1.  Those are some really good options.  Was really impressed by the Adams CB2 in particular.  Nice thinish topline, not too much offset.  The feel was reminiscent of my TM TP blades, just really solid but probably twice the size of the sweet spot.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

View PostJ13, on 02 October 2011 - 07:39 AM, said:

Blades man myself that has made the change and won't ever look back.  Mizuno MX300 pro's and the 53's are amazing.  Also I'm a big fan of the Bridgestone J38 PC's and the new J40's look SICK.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

MP 53/59, J38's, VR Pro combo's, Razr forged and S3 Combo's (all cavities for a touch extra forgiveness) would be my picks. Edge to S3's for feel and 53/Combo's for performance.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

View PostBuckyBadger, on 02 October 2011 - 12:59 PM, said:



I love Mizuno irons, but like previous posters said, you have to match the grinds to your swing. Love the MX-300's but can't hit the JPX800 irons worth diddly. The pros didn't work

Could you elaborate on this. Why?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

If it doesn't need to be something new, I'd recommend a set of 2005 Taylormade Rac TP's. They are still my gamers, and I haven't found anything I like better.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:32 PM

Cobra s2 forged best I have found for looks feel and forgiveness in one package. Check em out!!!!


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

Speaking of not new irons I recently went to the Mizuno mx 25's for the same reasons (the extra forgivness) I was blown away by how good these forged irons feel. They give nothing away in feel to some of the best forged players cb's I have used. The only thing being with these type of irons the trajectory is higher. Perfect for me though being an older guy.
Newer isn't necessarily better. The mx 23's and 25's were some of the best ever made in their catagory IMO.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

Anything Japanese forged if you can afford it. Start with Epon...will make everything else you've ever hit look silly by comparison.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:37 PM

I've got a J36 Combo set and I love the feel through the whole set.  My backup is a set of MP-32s, and those are great as well.  I did play with a set of MP-53s two weeks ago while on a trip and while they are a bit bigger in size compared to the first two, they still felt good as well.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

View PostJJK947, on 02 October 2011 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostCwing, on 02 October 2011 - 11:58 AM, said:

There is no best but the Adams CB1 and CB2 are very good. Callaway x-forged also.

+1.  Those are some really good options.  Was really impressed by the Adams CB2 in particular.  Nice thinish topline, not too much offset.  The feel was reminiscent of my TM TP blades, just really solid but probably twice the size of the sweet spot.



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:53 PM

JPX-800 PROs.  Nobody said Pros, though the 800s were mentioned.  I am not sure why he said if you take a big divot, these, vs MP-53 if you take a shallow one.  But I take a pretty shallow divot here in Tennessee, for one, the soil is firm.  I own both the cast JPX-800 and the Pros with differing shafts. I really like both clubs.  Which one I am better with, is debatable I think.  But the feel of the PROS is awesome when hit flush.  Absolutely love the feel.  The cast are maybe 80% of that feel, smooth when hit flush with graphite shafts, but not  that buttery smooth feel of the PROs.

Still dialing in my Pros, but really love the irons anyway so far.


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

View Postjbrunone, on 02 October 2011 - 07:30 AM, said:

MP 53 and ap2


View PostJ13, on 02 October 2011 - 07:39 AM, said:

Blades man myself that has made the change and won't ever look back.  Mizuno MX300 pro's and the 53's are amazing.  Also I'm a big fan of the Bridgestone J38 PC's and the new J40's look SICK.


View Postmelo, on 02 October 2011 - 11:38 AM, said:

mp-53, ap2 are pretty good, mp-59, razr tour forged...in the feel department it's hard to find anything like a true blade


Great answers in my opinion. Muted butter feel... J40 cb's (freaking love these) or mp 59 will give you the soft feel. Ap2 or tmag mc are money to but don't feel as soft to me. Never hit the titleist cb or scratch cb's. No time with the 8629 adams CB's either.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

View PostD2Doug, on 02 October 2011 - 06:53 PM, said:

JPX-800 PROs.  Nobody said Pros, though the 800s were mentioned.  I am not sure why he said if you take a big divot, these, vs MP-53 if you take a shallow one.  But I take a pretty shallow divot here in Tennessee, for one, the soil is firm.  I own both the cast JPX-800 and the Pros with differing shafts. I really like both clubs.  Which one I am better with, is debatable I think.  But the feel of the PROS is awesome when hit flush.  Absolutely love the feel.  The cast are maybe 80% of that feel, smooth when hit flush with graphite shafts, but not  that buttery smooth feel of the PROs.

Still dialing in my Pros, but really love the irons anyway so far.
Actually I did say the pro's. The reason I suggested the pro's for a digger is because of the relieved leading edge grind which will keep you from digging too much. The 53's don't have a relieved leading edge grind...a slightly rolled leading edge but not relieved which if you are a big divot taker will cause you to dig a little too much sometimes.

IMO the sole grind is the most important decision. I look for the most forgiving iron with a sole grind that fits my swing.

The 800 pro's are awesome....but don't fit my swing at all. Neither did the MX300's.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

View PostOldplayer, on 02 October 2011 - 02:34 PM, said:

Speaking of not new irons I recently went to the Mizuno mx 25's for the same reasons (the extra forgivness) I was blown away by how good these forged irons feel. They give nothing away in feel to some of the best forged players cb's I have used. The only thing being with these type of irons the trajectory is higher. Perfect for me though being an older guy.
Newer isn't necessarily better. The mx 23's and 25's were some of the best ever made in their catagory IMO.
I totally agree. I'm still playing MX 20's and experience the same thing. I pulled the DG lite's and reshafted with standard weight DG and now they play like blades with a cavity...trajectory and flight wise. Ive had a hell of a time trying to replace these with current offerings but it aint happening.. These end up back in the bag every time. The accuracy forgiveness and feel is all there. One of the sweetest old school sets around if you can find em.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

When i went out looking to replace my X-Tours i went looking for AP2's. I found them to be alittle ruff feeling compaired to my X-Tours so i continued to look around. I just happened to see a demo CB2 sitting in the Adams bag and gave it a whirl. I have never been an Adams fan except fot the hybrids until i hit those CB2s. They feel smooth and are very easy to hit. I ended up with a set of CB2s and have never looked back.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:49 PM

View Postjon0105, on 02 October 2011 - 07:25 AM, said:

I have been playing blades for a long time now.  I have had a couple of cavity back sets in the past but just did not like the feel.  Now I am thinking I need some more forgiveness. But I want to have some feel too.  So what do you guys think are the most forgive irons with the best feel?
in a GI direction,

I went from Mizuno MP68 to a Ping G20.

I am liking the feel and loving the performance.  

SO as for easier, this is definitely it, as for feel, get a shaft you like and you will have that feel.

Won a closest to the pin today.  

Some won't like the look behind a ball,  I see the face and the ball, not so concerned with how the club itself looks.


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