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Anyone else find it easier to hit blades?

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So I was just messing around hitting golf balls and I noticed some old "Jack Nicholas" blades. I grabbed a couple of them along with some offbrand (I think acuity) cavity backs. The blades felt so much better. They were nice and light and didn't have a huge clumsy head on em. Has anyone else (especially high handicappers) found it easier to hit blades?

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Did you mean Jack Nicklaus? ;-)

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Used blades for many years, Ping S59. Mid season I switched to Ping G25's. Gained about 5 yards per club and off center hits performance was better with the G25's. Still adjusting.
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If you develop your swing using blades, it is sometimes difficult to transition to cavity backs, at least the game improvement type of cavity backs.

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I don't know if Hogan Radials (early 80's) qualify as "blades", but they're not tremendously harder for me to hit than my Adams A4's (GI). An off-center shot with either is not good.

In some ways, I really like the smaller club head of the Hogans. But I tend to believe what the majority of experienced players say about GI clubs and I need all the help I can get right now.

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Did you mean Jack Nicklaus?

Yes I did, knew someone was going to point this out. I pretty much agree with everyone else. The GI irons are probably easier to hit but I personally feel they are very clunky. However I have only hit cheap clubs. Are there any GI irons out there that have smaller heads with thinner soles?

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Yes I did, knew someone was going to point this out. I pretty much agree with everyone else. The GI irons are probably easier to hit but I personally feel they are very clunky. However I have only hit cheap clubs. Are there any GI irons out there that have smaller heads with thinner soles?

That would tend to go against the GI theme.  Take a look at the Mizuno MP 54 irons, good mix of both worlds.  Just hit them the other day and was very impressed.

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.... Has anyone else (especially high handicappers) found it easier to hit blades?

Not me. My game needs improvement and game improvement clubs work better for me.

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I don't think I would say I find them easier to hit, but I have a LOT more confidence hitting a blade over a GI and for sure a super GI iron.  I just can't get past the thick top line and offset, I just don't feel like I'm hitting a golf club, I struggle trying to hit GI irons.

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Ive never found it easier to hit blades but blades are certainly much more satisfying when struck well.  Having said that, Ive tried blades and I still play cavity backs.  Golf is hard enough already, no sense in making it even harder with blades.

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I play with cavity backs (it's all I've ever owned) but the times I hit someone's blades I hit them just fine.

Usually pull the first shot or two with blades because the MOI from the shaft to the toe makes the blade seem easier to square up. After a shot or two the adjustment isn't a problem.

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I don't think I would say I find them easier to hit, but I have a LOT more confidence hitting a blade over a GI and for sure a super GI iron.  I just can't get past the thick top line and offset, I just don't feel like I'm hitting a golf club, I struggle trying to hit GI irons.

I think this is how I was feeling when I hit the blades. Blades are so simple and when I look at the club head it just says to me, "go get that dang ball and smack it!"

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Titleist AP2 are another option that provide a player's look with a little added sole relief and forgiveness on off-center hits.

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I used my blades to hit Jack once, and I couldn't tell the difference between blades and CB.... ;-) I learned on Blades, quit the game for 11 years, got back into golf this Spring and got X20's, switched back to blades and will never look back again.
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I seem to hit both CB's and blades about the same. I demoed the 714 MB's last week and they worked out real well for me.

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Titleist AP2 are another option that provide a player's look with a little added sole relief and forgiveness on off-center hits.

They had a demo day going at the course I played yesterday.  I got to hit the 714 AP2's and MB's.......while I didn't get much time with them (had to get to the tee), my quick impression was that as much as I'd like to be able to play the MB's, they're too much club for me.  I'm sorry, but you have to be a very consistent ball striker to play them effectively.   The AP2's were outstanding though.  VERY impressive.....and they look almost identical to the MB's at address, which surprised me a little.

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I definitely strike the ball the same with MB's and CB's. With rare exception it's usually bad and not in the intended direction. I'll take all the technological help I can get.

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True blades? Probably not, but I do love a thin top line. MP52s and MP58s are a great blend.
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