Your friend and I seem to have similar game. I switched to JPX 800 HD and made all the difference for me. Lofts are pretty jacked up so it is club longer and lunched pretty high. I am a low ball hitter but from coming down one ball to take a divot. I corrected that when I purchased my JPX 800 HD. Very forgiving and super easy to elevate, club wants to go straight at whatever you aim at.
Today, I placed an order for JPX 825. It plays little lower, tad more forgiving but with much better look to the irons. Can't say enough good things about the JPX line.
I have a smooth transition in my swing and I play reg flex in my shafts. Avg about 92-95 with my driver. In my irons, I bought the stock Dynalite Golf XP R300 and I am blasting these iorns all over the place I haven’t been before. I hit my 7 iron about 155 to 160.
Dynalite Golf XP R300 has high launch and about 100+ grams.
Below is what Mizuno wrote me:
Thank you for contacting Mizuno USA. Both of these irons will be able to provide you with a nice, high trajectory. If all of the specs are the same, the JPX 800 HD iron should launch the ball slightly higher than the JPX 825. This is due to the wider sole that creates a lower center of gravity. The JPX 825 will be a touch more forgiving with the additional mass added to the heel and toe. This adds extra head stability through impact on heel/toe mis-hits.
In most tests that our R & D performed, the JPX 825 was typically the longer of the two. The JPX 800 HD provided more carry distance for lower club head speeds due to the extra weight on the sole. Which club is longer will really depend upon the player using them, but as we stated earlier, the 825 tested longer in most tests. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let us know.
Edited by Norboo, 28 November 2012 - 06:46 PM.
Driver: G20 (hard to replace, not from lack of trying)
Fairway: TEE EX9 Tour 17* with Rough Silver 70
Hybrid: TEE EX9 and EX9 Tour with Recoil iRod
Irons: OnOff 2015 Model with Recoil 680 F4
Wedges: Scor 50 and 58 with TT Black Gold
Holy Grail: Honma CB8055 (since 1989)
Ball: TaylorMade TP (2014)
Grip: MCC with 2.5 wraps
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