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what are the longest, straightest irons made in the last 5 years?


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#1 Mr.Rob

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

I tend to get real long winded when posting so keeping it real short. I am familiar with the newest stuff but over the last 5 or so years what are some of the longest, straightest hitting irons to hit the market? Looking for a back up set for winter golf and to keep on hand for visiting friends to use who may be new to golf. I will do my own research but need some suggestions especially on the older stuff as I have never played this kind of iron before.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

JPX-800 HD's. Long, very long and straight.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

A lot of it depends on the swing

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

I have a pretty good swing, smooth tempo and transition but slightly more shallow than steep. --- I wish the HD's came with an option of a 4i instead of a hybrid. Never liked hybrids but have heard good things about the DLR's. Will have to try them at the demo day next week.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Ping, Callaway, Nike, tm, cobra, Adams. There is no longest. Go hit and pick the ones u like.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

What loft wedges are you pairing with the irons. We don't want you to end up with a 44* PW and a 52* GW! Whenever I look for new irons, I have to be mindful of the cranked lofts. I like a 30* 6i and a 46* PW, which is getting harder to find. I think the new Rocketballz Max irons have a 26* 6i. Will I hit it farther than my current 6i? I should. Will I hit it farther than my 27*(!) 5i? Maybe not.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

The "longest" irons with be those with 1) strong lofts,  2) a trampoline face of some sort.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

Cally x tours

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Of the irons I've hit:

Longest: TM Burner 2.0 (jacked up lofts)
Straightest: Ping G15/G20

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

View PostMr.Rob, on 03 April 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

I tend to get real long winded when posting so keeping it real short. I am familiar with the newest stuff but over the last 5 or so years what are some of the longest, straightest hitting irons to hit the market?

Without question -  the irons with the lowest loft and highest COR face which are perfectly, accurately custom fit to the golfer's size, strength, athletic ability and swing characteristics for the irons' length, lie, offset, shaft flex, shaft weight, shaft bend profile, total weight, swingweight, sole design, grip style and grip size.  

Might sound like a boring answer when you were looking for brand and model answers, but without question that statement above is true.  The absolute best engineered clubhead design can and will end up playing poorly if the clubs are not perfectly, accurately custom fit to the golfer.  

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

One of the best is Callaway Fusion thin soles...great feel...Nippon shafts...Ti faces...very long...very forgiving...and look good at setup...very hard to beat...plus they can be had for cheap money especially when you consider they were $1000 clubs...

Ping Rapture...very forgiving...Ti faces ...long...another $1000 set for cheap money now

Taylor Burner 1.0....long.... forgiving....cheap [be careful of knock offs]

With the right shaft for you these can be very good clubs

Some years back I stopped playing so called players irons...I couldn't't be happier

Edited by MERCBENZ, 04 April 2012 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

for me, ironically, it's the Wishon 785HF hybrid set.  max COR, ultra-forgiving, and low-to-no offset in the short irons.  tough to find, though.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

Longest would go to the GI Clubs with strong lofts. Taylor Made Burner 2.0 and RBZ come to mind first as they have some of, if not the strongest iron lofts. Custom fit to your swing coupled with some lessons for the accuracy part.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Mizuno JPX--800 HD'S!  Absolute amazing all around performance Iron

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

View PostMr.Rob, on 03 April 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

I tend to get real long winded when posting so keeping it real short. I am familiar with the newest stuff but over the last 5 or so years what are some of the longest, straightest hitting irons to hit the market? Looking for a back up set for winter golf and to keep on hand for visiting friends to use who may be new to golf. I will do my own research but need some suggestions especially on the older stuff as I have never played this kind of iron before.

This is way too subjective - depends on who you are asking, what they play, and lots of others variables that are often founded on personal preferences as opposed to any scientific testing and results.

Sort of like asking "Where is the best place to live"? or "What is the best car on the market?"

You'll get lots of replies each of which is no more and no less honest and accurate than all of the others. I would urge you to hit the range and see what is long for you and your swing. Your longest iron (and preference) might not be mine.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

lol @ all the complicated answers.  The guy just wants some iron suggestions that are known for being long and straight.

Off the top of my head, the G15s have gotten a ton of love and can be found for a great price now that the G20s are out.

Edited by RJRJRJ, 04 April 2012 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Callaway X-24 Hot's were the longest irons I have ever hit. Longest AND most precise (for me) were the Callaway Diablo Forged.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostRJRJRJ, on 04 April 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

lol @ all the complicated answers.  The guy just wants some iron suggestions that are known for being long and straight.

Off the top of my head, the G15s have gotten a ton of love and can be found for a great price now that the G20s are out.


But they were long and straight for you. I could not hit them consistently. Your "long and straight" was my really ugly result. Mr. Wishon's post is golden in my humble - as I said in my first post, it's all relative. What works for one, in this game we all love so much, simply won't work for all.

Every member of this forum could post the iron they believe is the "longest and straightest" based on their own personal experiences and it still would not matter in the end unless they were also long and straight for the OP. Talk about hit or miss.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

I used to play Nike Slingshot irons back in the day. They are most definitely super game improvement irons but I could hit all of those irons a mile. They were most definitely straight as an arrow too. Couldn't work those damn things at all.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

I appreciate all of the replies, short and long ones. Indeed, I am just looking for names of irons similiar to todays long bombers like the Burner 2.0, JPX 800's, Di11's, Cobra S3's etc, etc from a few years back so I can keep an eye out for them to try out as well as the new stuff. I wasn't playing back then so not as familiar with the names of the different lines as I am now.

Indeed, irons play differently for different people and completely different depending on how or if they were fit to the player. Just looking for starting places here.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

I'm sort of a Cobra guy so I'll say : Cobra SSi's, Cobra S9's either model yr, Cobra S2's (what I am playing now) or the Cobra S3's.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

The guy is just asking what is known as a distance and forgiveness iron.  I'm sure most people think of the same usual suspects.
Mizuno JPX 800 or 800 HD
TM Burner in various versions
TM RBZ
Callaway X 24 Hot

A well fit set will get you the most distance and forgiveness in any set.  A well fit set of the above irons will "most likely" be longer than a well fit set of Mizuno JPX 800 pro, Ping G15, Cleveland CG16, etc.  Just my opinion but I think the above irons would be longer than most.

I think THE longest are the Wishon 775cfe.  Not just because he chimed in, as I've said this for years and in many previous posts.  
I once had a set on some Apollo Hump shafts and the 5 iron was longer than my Ping 4 hybrid.  I now have another set on Interflexx graphite and they are almost 2 full clubs longer than any other club I've ever hit.  The Burner irons are long but the Wishon are longer for me.  I'm not crazy about the feel of the clubs, even with graphite, but they are just stupid long.  
Neither set of Wishon were fit to me, and my gamers are.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

The new Cobra AMP irons...our head pro got a demo bag and he's raving bout them. Says they are the deepest bar none of any iron he's ever tried nothing else even comes close.
His set has the TT Dynalite 90 S.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

For me, G20 and Wishon 870 ti are the longest and straightest.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

i havent hit the 712 ap1's but the 710 ap1 were pretty darn long and pretty darn forgiving and pretty darn straight.  they set up nicely and dont have to much offset, if your looking for offset go ping G or K series


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

Longest, straightest irons to hit the market in the last 5 years?  Simple.  Adams a4R.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

View PostGolfunaddict, on 04 April 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

The new Cobra AMP irons...our head pro got a demo bag and he's raving bout them. Says they are the deepest bar none of any iron he's ever tried nothing else even comes close.
His set has the TT Dynalite 90 S.

They should be they are 3 degrees stronger than standard.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 04 April 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

Callaway X-24 Hot's were the longest irons I have ever hit. Longest AND most precise (for me) were the Callaway Diablo Forged.

This...coming from a Mizuno guy.


Another Mizzy guy here but tried the x prototypes and liked them, (I am a hooker) but got a deal on a new set of the razr forged with PX shafts and without a doubt the streightest irons I have ever hit, not sure if it is the combo or the head. I did a head to head comparison to the x prototypes and same distance but I just don't over cook it. My $.02 worth.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:00 AM

Listen to what ever Tom Wishon says, do some research and you will find that there isnt a better person to take advice from on this topic than him.



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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Another vote for Taylormade Burner 1.0. I think the lofts were way stronger than industry 'standard' though. (ball flights were similar in trajectory to industry standard though)


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