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Mizuno JPX-825, JPX-800

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Mizuno JPX-825 or JPX-800… which ones are better?? Took me 3 months this summer to decide of my new iron set. I was finally ready to buy the 800 but then the 825 came out; Are they better? Having lost all that time and being really ready for new irons, I sincerely don’t mind the 100$ difference between the 825 and 800, just want to buy the best out of these two iron sets.

Thanks for your feedbacks!

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I'm not sure about which one plays better but I know that the 825 sure as hell looks alot better.

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IMO, the feel of the 825s is a bit better than the 800s but youre not talking a huge difference.

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FWIW I bought a 'slightly used' set of the 800s from a guy who claimed he loved them.  He was selling his to make room for the 825s - go figure.  I've enjoyed the 800s and recommend them.  I swung a demo 825 and thought that they looked markedly cooler too, but didn't notice any difference from using in a bay for 15 minutes.

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which shafts will you be goin with ? have u hit em with the shaft optimizer ? I'm looking to get the 825pros to replace my older mizunos and looking for info on kbs and px shafts .
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i got the 800s from 2nd swing for $499 used and then i traded in some clubs to get it even lower. the non-forged used clubs don't really look too used unless they've been abused, so it wasn't a big deal not to get them new.

personally i don't think the 825s look better than the 800s, but that's personal opinion. either way i'm sure the 825s perform just as good, if not better, than the 800s and i hit 7 different sets of irons before deciding that the 800s felt the best by far.

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I can't speak to the 800's, but I just bought a set of the 825's.  I had them customized to fit me and I can say they are some amazing clubs.  By far the best set of irons I have ever hit and I have hit darned near all of them.  I also have a set of MP-58's  which is a forged club and to me the 825's have a better feel.  I don't think anyone could go wrong with a set.

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I currently own a set of MX-23's and I am interested in the JPX 825's.  I am really happy with my MX-23's, but it's time as they are almost worn out. Feedback?

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That is exactly where I stand as well having the MX 23's and ready for the JPX 825 Pros's!!!!  Really interested in how they will differ...the Mizuno rep stated that I would really notice the difference of the square groves, playability & distance of the 825's ?  They also seemed exceptionally lighter than my MX 23's with Dynalite R300 shafts which would take some getting use to I would imagine?

Any thoughts appreciated,

ScatCat

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For you guys who have older Mizzys, you will notice a big difference simply because shaft technology has come such a long way, the clubs are lighter, the shafts are longer and the lofts are stronger.

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LATE ?!?!    I took it up at 46.    No telling how good I could have been if I started early when I had a good back & knees.    Could be worse, I was talking to the starter a few rounds ago & he started when he retired at 65 ...

Wow I don't feel so old now lol. Hopefully when I get to 46 I will be a pro and able to become a teacher of the worlds most amazing sport *thumbs up*

Oh off topic but how are you getting on with the JPX 825's? I am getting either those of the JPX EZ after xmas.

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Wow I don't feel so old now lol. Hopefully when I get to 46 I will be a pro and able to become a teacher of the worlds most amazing sport *thumbs up*

Oh off topic but how are you getting on with the JPX 825's? I am getting either those of the JPX EZ after xmas.

I like the JPX825's alot.    Pretty forgiving & as long as most anything I've played recently.     They do sound better than most GI clubs though for some reason - not quite the same crack as a purely struck forged club, but surprisingly close.     I've seen some great online deals on JPX800's out there now for $399 (budgetgolf.com) - I would have went that route if they were available at basically half what I paid for the JPX825's.

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I like the JPX825's alot.    Pretty forgiving & as long as most anything I've played recently.     They do sound better than most GI clubs though for some reason - not quite the same crack as a purely struck forged club, but surprisingly close.     I've seen some great online deals on JPX800's out there now for $399 (budgetgolf.com) - I would have went that route if they were available at basically half what I paid for the JPX825's.

Have you tried the 800s? I was going to get these because they are really cheap on ebay but the golf shop near me doesn't do a custom fit on that club. They only do 825 and EZ. Are the 825's forged or cast? I would prefer Forged because its what I am using now but i'm gonna give both a wack when I have the money. Nothing worse than falling in love with a club and not being able to buy it.

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You'll find shops wont do custom fitting on anything that is not current year models.    Even if they have left over inventory, they won't do custom fitting on sale/discount clubs - I think it is actually manufacturer driven, the pro shops have to play by their rules.     The 825's are cast, not forged.   I hit the 800's - only in a simulator though - felt pretty good - probably couldn't tell the difference between them and the 800's in a blind taste test.

Aren't the 800 muscle back and the 825 cavity?

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Aren't the 800 muscle back and the 825 cavity?

The JPX-800's are the game improvement version a year older than the JPX-825's - both cavity backs

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I just got a set of the 825's and have played a couple of rounds with them. I am a leftie and play to a 12-14 most days. These are the most accurate irons I have ever played. My most recent set was a set of 712 AP2's. The Mizunos out play them completely....from full shot to short shots around the greens. I have the  4-GW with the TT Dynalite R300 shafts. The feel of these clubs is amazing. I have played all type of blades for years and didn't want to give up the feedback from the irons. I did not have to with the Mizunos. Every shot I have hit with them has gone straight at the flag. Distance seems to be about the same as the AP'2 but I expect my distance to come up a bit as I get more used to the Mizunos. Buy these and you won't be disappointed in the results you get from these irons.

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