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Mizuno....what does the symbol represent?

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It almost looks like a kangaroo?

Anyone know?

Love their clubs....hoping to have the game someday to play 'em.
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Re: Mizuno....what does the symbol represent?

might be a japanese character??
I love there clubs too!!!
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Originally Posted by Dub View Post
It almost looks like a kangaroo?

Anyone know?

Love their clubs....hoping to have the game someday to play 'em.
An extremely ugly bird....no joke.
post #4 of 22

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A "running bird".
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I'm pretty sure it's a bird.
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Originally Posted by Dub View Post
It almost looks like a kangaroo?

Anyone know?

Love their clubs....hoping to have the game someday to play 'em.
im POSITIVE that you are good enough to play them! with their line big and small clubheads there is surely at least one iron to fit your game!

take the splurge, help the economy.
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Originally Posted by mikelaw View Post
im POSITIVE that you are good enough to play them! with their line big and small clubheads there is surely at least one iron to fit your game!

take the splurge, help the economy.
I'd love to have a set of forged irons...but with a bit of a cavity. I looked at a set of MP52's today....drooled over them is more accurate. I hit the 6 iron into a net for a while. Very nice feel.

One day in the near future I'll have more time. The guy in the shop told me to come by and check a couple of their sticks out and go to the course and play 'em. Different shaft choices to make.

Things are sort of strained at work. If things pick up in the next couple of months I'll feel okay about dropping the coin on a set. Right now, though, it just doesn't seem like a good move. A number of folks were laid off from our job the other day....scary times.


Where is their company based.....is a Japanese company???
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Originally Posted by Dub View Post
I'd love to have a set of forged irons...but with a bit of a cavity. I looked at a set of MP52's today....drooled over them is more accurate. I hit the 6 iron into a net for a while. Very nice feel.

One day in the near future I'll have more time. The guy in the shop told me to come by and check a couple of their sticks out and go to the course and play 'em. Different shaft choices to make.

Things are sort of strained at work. If things pick up in the next couple of months I'll feel okay about dropping the coin on a set. Right now, though, it just doesn't seem like a good move. A number of folks were laid off from our job the other day....scary times.


Where is their company based.....is a Japanese company???
yeah they are japanese.
post #9 of 22

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I think the symbol is supposed to be a bird - specifically the 'road runner' (beep beep). Not sure of the significance, though. Maybe their clubs are the road runner and all other companies are supposed to be coyotes.

I love the feel and look of Mizuno irons. Even the game improvement clubs still feel good and do not look as gaudy as just about every other major manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by PiKapp23 View Post
I think the symbol is supposed to be a bird - specifically the 'road runner' (beep beep). Not sure of the significance, though. Maybe their clubs are the road runner and all other companies are supposed to be coyotes.

I love the feel and look of Mizuno irons. Even the game improvement clubs still feel good and do not look as gaudy as just about every other major manufacturer.

the symbol is a bird, and like alot of companies they got their start making shoes. they are popular shoes in japan but i haven't seen many in the states. they do make some of the best golf, baseball, and track stuff money can buy.
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Yes, it is a 'Road Runner'. I won't wear any other shoe for distance running. They are not as popular as some, but I think they are better shoes. Kinda like their irons, not a big market share, but a better product none the less.
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Yes it is a bird... a "songbird"
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OOHHHH YEEAAAAA, i never made that connection. When i ran cross country, i got mizuno running shoes. The are the best shoes to wear for distance running no doubt. (symbol is running bird)
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Originally Posted by miller72 View Post
OOHHHH YEEAAAAA, i never made that connection. When i ran cross country, i got mizuno running shoes. The are the best shoes to wear for distance running no doubt. (symbol is running bird)
I'm quite partial to Asics. GT2130 is the way to go. I have Nike Indoor track shoes and they are pretty nice.
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Originally Posted by PiKapp23 View Post
I think the symbol is supposed to be a bird - specifically the 'road runner' (beep beep)...
+1 for Road-Runner
post #16 of 22

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http://golf.mizunoeurope.com/news/in...D_TAKES_FLIGHT
The Runbird logo used since 1983 by Mizuno's athletic division has been unveiled as the company's new corporate icon. The Runbird has replaced the 'M' logo, long associated with Mizuno's golf and baseball equipment.

The Runbird was first originated in 1983 to more clearly distinguish Mizuno's running shoes from those of Adidas - whose 3 stripe design was similar to the original Mizuno 'M'. The Runbird was created from geometry representing the orbits of three planets, signifying the company's expansive view and freedom of thought. The design was later nicknamed the Runbird.

Visible for the first time in Mizuno's golf business on the Tour Bag used by Ryder Cup star Luke Donald, the company has entrusted the Runbird to simplify its global identity after 100 years in business. The Runbird will be positioned to communicate Mizuno's reputation for technically advanced equipment across golf, baseball, athletics, football, rugby and its other specialist sports.

Stuart Watson, European Head of Golf, Mizuno explained the changes, "From a global business viewpoint the logo change is essential - Mizuno's global icons like Luke Donald, Derartu Tulu (athletics) and Chipper Jones (baseball) will now be able to represent Mizuno and its values as a whole."

"We've also been surprised how quickly we've adapted to seeing the Runbird on our irons and wedges. And early reaction to our recently launched MP-67 and MX-25 irons suggests that while golfers have noticed the logo change, their affection for Mizuno equipment is as strong as ever"
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They responded to an e-mail I sent. I was checking on some shaft options and inquired about the symbol. Here is their response:


Hello,

Thank you for contacting Mizuno USA. Our new logo is called a Runbird, and it's a logo that was designed to communicate speed, agility, and strength. The logo was first introduced in our company more than 50 years ago and was introduced in our competitive running shoes. The Runbird design was first used as a functional design element, but became widely popular. Globally, it has been used for decades. We brought it in on a global basis to communicate the fact that we're moving ahead swiftly, with innovative designs, breakthrough technologies, and high performance for our consumers. Feel free to respond if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,

Mizuno USA
http://www.mizunousa.com
Consumer Support Division
1-800-966-1211

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Re: Mizuno....what does the symbol represent?

You guys were all over it!!!!!
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