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Ping i230, iCrossover irons: Everything you need to know

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What you need to know: Ping is throwing a ton of technology into a an offering for a wide swath of players clubs market with the successor to the popular i210 line, new i230 irons and long-iron alternative iCrossover.

Key technology

Ping i230

  • Multi-material construction: 431 stainless steel body; activated elastomer insert; 304 stainless steel/injection molded TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) cavity badge
  • Tungsten toe/shaft tip  weights

Ping iCrossover

  • Multi-material construction: 17-4 stainless steel body; forged, maraging steel face
  • Tungsten toe/shaft tip weights
  • Trajectory Tuning 2.0 hosel

What Ping says

“The new i230 irons and iCrossovers are for avid players who want to get better,” said John K. Solheim, Ping CEO & President. “In the i230 iron, we’ve engineered a lot of performance into one design. It has the precise control and consistency of a players iron with an amazing feel while offering the forgiveness of a game improvement iron. It reminds me a lot of the iconic PING EYE2 iron in that it will appeal to so many player types, from the tour pros to everyday golfers. It’s really packed with performance.

“We’ve re-branded our Crossover category into the ‘i’ family to target golfers who most likely play one of our blade-style irons. The tour-inspired head size and sole design along with higher ball speeds help it to transition more seamlessly as a long-iron alternative. We’ve also added hosel adjustability, a highly beneficial innovation allowing golfers to dial in their trajectories for the first time in an iron-style design. We believe this re-design will greatly improve its appeal and find its way into a lot more bags on tour and other competitive settings.”

2022 Ping i230

The latest installment in Ping’s i-series continues the “players tech” theme. Ping touts the 21-gram weight savings from re-allocation of activated elastomer technology in the i230 and resulting ability to position the center of gravity low in the face. Increased face deflection, in turn, yields higher ball speeds and more consistent energy transfer.

In player testing, Ping saw an average of three yards of increased distance — presumably relative to the i210. With respect to the i230’s increased MOI, Ping cites the benefits of tungsten toe and tip weights, calling the clubs “the most forgiving “i” irons to date.”

Additional details

  • Re-engineered cavity badge (304 stainless steel cap with injection-molded thermoplastic) dampens sound and creates a more pleasing feel
  • Activated elastomer sits in a “toaster-style” pocket and supports the face behind the multi-material badge
  • Long irons (3-5) are slightly more compact than the i210; the rest of the set is designed with similar blade lengths
  • Similar sole design to i210 (a more rounded lead edge and ample bounce)
  • Precision-milled MicroMax grooves

2022 Ping iCrossover

Ping designed the iCrossover for high-swing-speed players looking for long-iron alternatives, which blend seamlessly into the rest of the set.

  • Thin, maraging steel face and lower CG position
  • Robotically welded face (with targeted EVA polymer on the rear) joined to a a 17-4 stainless steel body with a lower-hinged bend point for higher launch
  • Slightly shorter blade lengths with less offset than previous Crossovers
  • Trajectory Tuning 2.0: Adjustable hosel with eight settings for loft and lie — ±1.5 degrees loft and lie. Standard setting is the stated loft of the club at 1.5 degrees upright.

Specs, availability

i230 Specifications

Available: 3-9, PW, UW in 10 color codes (lie angle). Black color code is standard. Available November.
Loft options: Standard, Power Spec and Retro Spec
Stock shafts: Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300) & PING Alta CB Black (SR, R, S)
Optional stock shafts: PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), KBS Tour (R, S, X), Nippon NS Pro Modus Tour 105 (R, S, X), Elevate MPH 95 (R, S), UST Recoil 760 ES SMAC (A), 780 (R, S)
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline Black
MSRP: $205 per club with stock steel shaft; $220 per club with stock graphite shaft

iCrossover Specifications

Available: 2XR (18° loft) 40 1/8” std. length, 3XR (20°) 39.50”, 4XR (22.5°), 39.00″. Available November.
Stock shaft: Ping Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 (R, S, X)
Optional stock graphite shafts: Ping Alta CB Black (SR, R, S), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 80 (S, X), Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70HY (5.5), 80HY (6.0, 6.5)
Stock grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet (six sizes)
MSRP: $275 per club with graphite or steel shafts

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  3. James Pacifico

    Nov 8, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Is the shaft for the icrossover .370 to fit into the adapter or will .355 work?

  4. jgpl001

    Oct 27, 2022 at 7:30 am

    I’m not a Ping iron fan, but these look very good and I will certainly test them when they are released

  5. Moses

    Oct 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Ping on a roll. Magnificent looking irons

  6. TL

    Oct 26, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    So these are more forgiving than the i525? If so that is surprising (but welcome news)

  7. ericsokp

    Oct 26, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Couldn’t help but notice that the cut-away of the new i230 with the badge removed looks pretty similar to the old i200 underneath. Additionally, I’m not sure if these are worth upgrading from my i210’s (especially at $200 per club in the middle of a recession).

    • chip75

      Oct 27, 2022 at 10:37 am

      There probably isn’t a huge need to upgrade from i210s, they seem pretty bulletproof. Perhaps wait for the i250s in 2-3 years. I think the i210s will go down as classics.

  8. Stu

    Oct 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Would these irons suit me? Only been playing 3 year currently using 2nd hand my irons and got my handicap down to 12 however I struggle with my 5 6 7 irons low ball flight not much control distance not a problem hit 9 iron 140 / 150 8 iron up to 165 going for a fitting and like the look and specs of the i230

  9. Gooba

    Oct 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Shame they’ve rounded the leading edge. The 200/210 were a truly special players iron. Soft, forgiving, but aggresive. These seem to be going to wrong direction for me.

    • PeterO

      Oct 27, 2022 at 2:06 am

      It remains to be seen but I don’t get the impression that the leading edge is MORE rounded than the i210. I think the article is saying the iron is more rounded, presumably, than the Blueprint and i59.

      I agree with you about the i210 and am hopeful these are similar, with a more compact head in the 4, 5, and 6. Let’s hope!

      • Cut and Paste

        Oct 30, 2022 at 10:33 am

        “Similar sole design to i210 (a more rounded lead edge and ample bounce)”

  10. TDBach

    Oct 26, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Why did this write-up exclude the one product detail that is most important to the aesthetic of the club: the top line. If I’m looking down at the club at address, and it’s fat and clunky looking, the physics don’t much matter. IMHO of course.

    • stephen

      Oct 28, 2022 at 1:42 am

      Go to youtube and watch Michael Newton he is the best.

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