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Mizuno 825 Pro vs. Taylormade RocketBladez Tour ?

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I'd like to ask which is better ?

Mizuno 825 Pro vs. Taylormade RocketBladez Tour

I know both are great iron sets.

But as far as I know, Mizuno is forged and Talyormade is not.

I also saw that in the golf review sites, Taylormade got a much better ranking.

Does it mean, Mizuno 825 pro is not that popular ?

The price seems to be similar to each other...

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Originally Posted by shong9

... I also saw that in the golf review sites, Taylormade got a much better ranking.

Does it mean, Mizuno 825 pro is not that popular ?

The price seems to be similar to each other...

Which golf review sites? And which ranking? For example, the Golf Digest Hot List rates clubs on four different weighted criteria:

  • Performance 45%
  • Innovation 30%
  • Look/Feel/Sound 20%
  • Demand 5%

RBZ Tour irons got high marks as a "Player's distance club," high points for innovation, but GD cautioned iron-to-iron distance gaps might be problematic.

The 825 Pro irons score points "for bringing forging technology to a Game Improvement club," but GD didn't elaborate on what this means.

One difference: 825s scored lower in Demand than RBZ Tours. So, Mizuno lags in marketing hype?

For details, click: http://hotlist.golfdigest.com/compare/1630-1637/Mizuno-JPX-825-Pro-vs-TaylorMade-RocketBladez-Tour

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GolfWRX rated the 825 Pro positively as middle-level (GI) irons, but didn't mention the RocketBladz Tour in the early reviews.

So, I'm not quite sure what you meant by the bolded blue text from your quote.

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You should go hit them both and see what you think, most golf magazine reviews are slanted towards whoever spends the most money advertising with them.

I've heard good things about RocketBladez Tour but I liked the 825's better when I tried them.  If they made the 825 Pro's in lefty I'd have likely gone with them if I hit them close to the way I hit the 825's.

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There are only two ways to determine which iron is better: 1.) a robot and the numbers that come with it 2.) you hit both of them back to back and see which one you like better. In my opinion, the only way to judge a club is to hit it. Years ago, when the Titleist AP2 launched, the head-pro of the course I was working at let me hit his and I loved them. I put in an order through him, but they had something like a 3 month waiting list. A few weeks later, we had a Mizuno demo day. I picked up an MP32 6 iron and flushed about 10 balls back to back. I then ran up to the pro shop, grabbed the demo AP2 6 iron, and hit 10 balls. I immediately canceled my AP2 order and got fitted for a set of MP32s. I'll never buy a club without hitting it first and would recommend everyone else do the same.

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I agree, hit them both.  I personally chose the Mizuno 825 Pros.  I like the look and feel much better, and they are relatively forgiving.  Great clubs.

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With my handicap I shouldn't give anyone any advice, but I am a club monger and buy all kinds of new stuff. I could open a lefty used club store with my stock filled with clubs I've used once.

Having stated that, I've never hit a Taylor Made anything I've had success with.

Adams and Calloway are the only clubs I can break a 100 with!

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Once you hit the 825 Pros you wont want the Rocketbladez.  The difference in feel is night and day.  A few weeks ago I played a round with a guy who had a set of Rocketbladez and he let me try his 7-iron.  It was OK.  It was certainly longer than most of the player's irons you are going to find but it still felt like a cast club.  No thanks.

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The TaylorMade ones are probably the most popular ones, but a lot of that has to do with marketing. Both sets are really good and it would be hard to go wrong with either one. Try both out and see what you like and what fits your game best as they likely will come with different shafts.

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I agree find what you like best by hitting the both. I have hit both plus the 825. I play taylormade now but I have set the 825 pros with graphite shafts and 1 deg up as my prize for reaching 2 guarantees 1- break 80 which I've reached and 2- get wt to 190. 9 to go. The forged feel is so sweet- like cutting butter, workability was so much easier and distance control was nice. Plus they just looked good looking down. The 825's felt fine but just looked to big espec after using the pros. The Taylormade's just didn't feel as controllable to me with distance just longer otherwise felt like the burners I'm playing now. Hit anything your interested in. Had a pro tell me when it's right it's like holding a woman that just seems to fit right. ;-)
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Hit the both using a launch monitor and see which irons give you the better results. Also, has anyone seen the new Mizuno M4 irons? The look so sick, and I'm not one to get excited about new golf clubs, but I really want these!
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M4s have to check them out.
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M4s have to check them out.

There was a video that was about 6 minutes on the "mizunogolfeurope" YouTube channel that showed making the clubs, etc. but they have now taken it down for some reason. I don't know if the clubs will only be available in Europe, but I sure hope not. Also, I don't know when they're being released if they haven't been already.

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As others have said, you absolutely need to hit both to draw your own conclusions.  Personally, I would take the 825pros any day over the TM bladez.  The 825 pro are fairly unique iron as they are not blade like in appearance but allow the player to work the ball while still maintaining cavity back forgiveness... but are forged .

Hit them both see what you think man!

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Originally Posted by Golfizit

M4s have to check them out.

Yes sir...cant wait!  Totally diff level of club though.

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Im a 8hpc. Before i swicht club i used to have the razx forged and could not hit long enought, i hit tje entire PGA store i ahve played for 25 years now and i know the that u have to hit the clubs not in the machine but in the course.. And is not the adversitising they had is the performance,feel and forgivenes u get fron the club. I bought the 825 pro with x100 and im hiiting better shot than before
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Switched from MP-53 to MP-H4 has improved my handicap from an 8 to 5. Also switched from steel shaft to graphite Ozick Program 130 has taken the stress off the elbow. Mizuno processed custom order and shipped in 2 days....
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Yes mine where shipped in less than a week , i bought them on thurday and by tuesday they were on the store PGA Nj
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Tested both extensively and ultimately ended up with Bladez Tour. I like the feel and sound of the 825 Pro more but it came down to "overall" performance. The Bladez Tour were less punishing on off center hits. If i were to buy the 825 Pro's they would have the Project X 95 shafts in them, followed by KBS Tours, then the Stock XP's. Not sure about the XP 105's yet but they do feel very good. I still conptemplate going to the 825 Pro's but would have to change up my FW, Hybrid, and wedges to close the gaps but hey, new clubs sound good. I put these two at the very top of the crossover GI-Player's Iron category. Absolutely love the feel of the new JPX EZ Forged which has the best of what these two offer just not sure about the offset but I'm sure I could easily adapt. I'm really starting to like the looks of them alot too.

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