Originally Posted by Mr3Wiggle
Obviously there is no definitive answer for this. Like I said, no way I'd go back to blades. Maybe that's just personal preference.
What I believe to be true about blade irons is:
- Smaller sweet spot than GI iron = less forgiving = have to be more precise with your swing to achieve the desired outcome
- Higher center of gravity than GI iron = have to hit the club higher on the face = have to have better swing dynamics
- More heel weighted = actual sweet spot between center of face and heel of clubhead = toe strikers will have trouble
Your modern MB designs have more weight in the toe and a lower center of gravity then many realize. Mizuno offers a good selection of MB's that at first glance look the same but are not. The sweet spot has been moved more towards the toe, and up/down the face depending on the model.
The sweet sport is tiny on all clubs - what CB's offer is a larger "forgiveness" zone. The larger this "forgiveness zone" becomes the more "dead" the club feels. SGI
Swing - I have no idea how I find the ball, never mind the sweet spot? Somehow my brain adjusts without thinking about it.
Shanks - Tops - Chunks - Toe hits...........no club is going to prevent major swing flaws. But, a blade immediately punishes toe hits with stinging hands. Somehow my brain adjusts and stops doing that.
Last but far from least. Most of us are already playing Blade Wedges - adding a few MB scoring irons is not a big deal. I don't play my MB long irons, I use CB's. What MB's offer is more distance control. The face is not 'hot' - no surprises. Now add a ball that's not hot off the face and you gain consistency.