drew4008, on 20 October 2013 - 10:29 AM, said:
There's a ton of tech in the Speedbladez, even in those stock flighted shafts. 8i up they'll play fairly similar, but the Speedbladez will really shine in those low irons.. they get the ball up much, much better. TM's should be at least 5 yards longer as well. And just check my posts, I'm pretty close to a TM hater haha.. but the Speedbladez are getting a lot of positive press for a reason. Really nice sticks.
What makes the AP1's any different this year? Titleist really needs to work on their R&D. Companies like TM and Cleveland, even Callaway, are impressing with their new tech improvements. Titleist... not so much, same old every iteration. I mean, I like Titleist and their brand in general but.. as far as GI clubs, they're not even close to being able to compete.
Well, if you like high tech in your irons, then perhaps you're right.
But there is no high tech in blades, and lots of really good players seem to play them.
Personally I think the "tech" in the AP1's is just about right. After all, they're irons, and you get a bunch of them to hit different distances. What you really want in an iron is the right amount of offset for your game to be able to hit them straight. For the best players, very little offset is preferred. But I prefer the offset in the AP1's, and the ease of getting a good shot out of them. And I can count on getting approximately the correct distance out of them time after time, given a good swing.
If you want to to think that you can kill your 7-iron for distance to satisfy your ego that you can almost hit it as long as a tour pro, maybe high tech works. For me, hitting the ball the same distance with an iron time after time is more important.
My take on the AP1's is that you can pick up a set and play it for many years, because a fine set of irons doesn't go out of fashion.