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Do a lot of people play old(er) Mizunos?


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#1 ElVerde

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

I asked because I just picked up a set of MP 67s off the used rack at Roger Dunn for $250, and I couldn't believe how buttery they were. I had been playing (don't laugh) Nike Machspeed SQs, and could just not work the ball with them at all. I'm not going to claim to be a wonderful ball striker...but I'm playing solidly enough now to not need the monster soles of those things.

Anywho, I was able to compare my oldies vs a bunch of forged clubs, and got significant performance gains from the blades (when well-struck). My favorite thing was all of the feedback...they made me feel things in my hands I've never felt before! (do what you want with that line ;))

So, my question: Do a lot of you play older Mizuno blades? I know they're sort of known for their forging process and it hasn't changed in a long time. I really couldn't tell much of a difference between the 67s, 68s, and 69s...so it seems like a lot of value can be had in older mizuno mbs.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

This thread is going to end up getting moved but yeah, I bought a mixed set of MP 60/MP 32s on the BST to replace my... Nike Machspeed SQs.

I pride myself in having a set of one of the worst looking and one of the best looking clubs made in recent times.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

I used to play Mizuno blades, 37 67 etc

Moved to PING's - s56's - as I found their customizing a little better and them to be slightly more forgiving

Still keep an eye out for an old set of 33's
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

I have a set of MP 32s that were sent off to Black Oxide. I have nevered played them though. They are the only Mizuno clubs I have ever owned. I do love the looks of the clubs.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

I'm still gaming 67s in the summer and 60s in the winter.  I don't plan on changing them until either their groove wear out or my disposable income gets into quadruple digits.  I just bend them stronger by 1 degree to help w/distance.

ElVerde, there's tons of value in buying older Mizzy clubs.  It's not like Luke Donald would play crappy going back to 67s and then all of a sudden fall off the map.  So congrats on saving $750 by buying a $250 older set.  BTW, 67s to me are the prettiest of the cut muscle line.  They aren't the most forgiving but they are sooo pretty and when you do flush them pure it's magic.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'm in the process of building up a set of MP32s with Rifle 5.5 for next year.  I've only ever hit the demo, but the feel of that is amazing enough to lead me to buy a whole set.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Mizuno T-Zoid True.  Circa 1999.  Love em.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

I've got 57s and 67s and wish I still had the 62s also. Maybe the best-looking irons out there. Well maybe 68s beat 67s. I might be a bit biased...
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Just upgraded to 63s from my college set of 14s. Loved those blades. Bought both sets used.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

Ive gamed a few set of older Mizunos in recent years: MX-15, MX-23, T-Zoid Pro and T-Zoid Comp EZ.  All nice sets if youre on a budget.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

Play my MP32s that I bought new on ebay 5 years ago. Only thing I might change are the shafts - they're still phenomenal irons, and only my PW has any sort of browning.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

Mizunos are all I've gamed since high school. Nothing comes close. Also does anyone else notice that older Mizzys don't fade or brown as much as other forged irons?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

View Post3puttbogey2, on 09 November 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

I'm in the process of building up a set of MP32s with Rifle 5.5 for next year.  I've only ever hit the demo, but the feel of that is amazing enough to lead me to buy a whole set.
3puttbogey2 if you are looking for a set of MP32s let me know. We might be able to work something out.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Mp-9's and T-Zoid Pro's are among the sets I rotate in once in a while.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

IMO, the best mizunos are still the MP14s. i'm not sure how they accomplished a fair blade, but it is still a thing of beauty. not irreparably damaged on offcenter hits, but a lot of workability and butter feel on solid shots. the only reason i dont play them anymore is that the grooves are too worn down on the set i have in the basement. i've foudn that my 63s have a lot of the same characteristics, but are a little more forgiving on off-center hits (whcih i tend to do more now than i used to).

IMO, the 67s were the hardest to hit of any set i've owned. that included a couple sets of KZG ZOs. The cut muscle meant the COG was super high. hard to get them square off the center. i still shot 69 with them once, but it wasn't going to last for me with those. The MP 32s were probably the easiest "blade" to hit. the ball jumped off the face of those and went nice and high. workability was a problem, actually...more so than with me 63s, which are techincally cavity back. but i also shot 69 with those once. even though i haven't broken 70 with the 63s (yet), i like the setup i have, but, old mizuno blades are definitely awesome.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Been playing the MX-20's since I bought them new in 2000.  Simply can't find anything else I like more.  They have such a great look at adress, no badges and feel amazing.  I really have no reason to change.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

I'm gaming my 99-00' vintage MP-14s that were refinished about 6 years ago. Shafts are original Brunswick FCM 5.5 (stepped).

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

If your skill is enought to hit blades, it shouldn' be matter whatever it is MP14 or MP69.
But what I heard is that old mizzy feels better because it was not forged in China.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Mizuno MP 57's.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

View Post+Church, on 09 November 2012 - 04:29 PM, said:

Mizuno T-Zoid True.  Circa 1999.  Love em.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

I still have a set of MP30's that I would love to use if the faces weren't so worn out. I recently bought a set of MP59's and they are nowhere near as soft feeling, but seem to be more forgiving and not worn out.

I was getting some damn good ball striking with the MP30's. I still want to get them refinished and bag them once again but my only gripe is the offset of the MP30's... just wish it wasn't so much.

I've been trying to get my hands on a set of MP33's in great condition forever. A brand new set of 3-P MP33's are my dream irons.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

View Postsunnyus, on 13 November 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

If your skill is enought to hit blades, it shouldn' be matter whatever it is MP14 or MP69.
But what I heard is that old mizzy feels better because it was not forged in China.

new mizunos are not forged in china either. they are forged at the chuo forging house in japan.

EDIT: i thought chuo was in japan...someone correct me if that's not right.

EDIT2: confirmed on mizuno...they are 100% forged in japan. http://www.mizunofor...t=2487&start=10

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Just started playing an old set of MP 29's with the old Made in the USA Brunswick Rifle Shafts.  They really are awesome!  I dont care what anyone says the smaller head and sweet spot help me focus.  Just my thoughts.  Oh, and when I catch them square the go forever!


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

View Postsunnyus, on 13 November 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

If your skill is enought to hit blades, it shouldn' be matter whatever it is MP14 or MP69.
But what I heard is that old mizzy feels better because it was not forged in China.

I'd have to agree. I have an MP68 6 iron I bought at Golfsmith and there is no comparison between it and my MP9 6 iron. The MP9 is softer and much less clicky than the MP68 is.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

I have a set of 14's and 33's. Love them both.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

MP-67's! Recently acquired a set of Ping i20's that are now collecting dust.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Finished the season with my MS-11s in the bag.  Around 1991 vintage, per the Maltby Club ID Guide.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

I've been playing MP 67s for 5 years now, and I love them. I've started to wear the chrome off the soles of some of them and I need to have them refinished. I can't see myself switching irons until Mizuno produces a blade with a similar sole.

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