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post #19 of 93
Originally Posted by c. lassiter View Post

As for the earlier comment that a set of orange dots was $81 on ebay, I'd say there must have been a reason for it. Like mis-matched serial numbers, or mis-matched shafts or something. A decent matching used set is going to run $175 or more in my experience.
The listing I read said all SN's matched and all shafts were the same. The seller also had a 100% feedback rating so I don't think it was false advertising.
In my experience, I've seen many sets advertised as matching on Ebay that sold for less than $175. The norm seems to be between $100-$200 with BeCu's running considerably higher. As with any commodity, it's an issue of supply and demand...and color code makes a lot of difference.

Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
That's a good idea. I take it just going off the chart on the PING website probably isn't good enough huh?
I don't think so, but others may disagree with me on this point. I think it's a good idea to have a professional take a look at your ball flight with a 7 iron in addition to the online static fitting. I did so and and the pro recommended a different color code than what the online fitting suggested.

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post #20 of 93
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Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
The listing I read said all SN's matched and all shafts were the same. The seller also had a 100% feedback rating so I don't think it was false advertising.
In my experience, I've seen many sets advertised as matching on Ebay that sold for less than $175. The norm seems to be between $100-$200 with BeCu's running considerably higher. As with any commodity, it's an issue of supply and demand...and color code makes a lot of difference.


I don't think so, but others may disagree with me on this point. I think it's a good idea to have a professional take a look at your ball flight with a 7 iron in addition to the online static fitting. I did so and and the pro recommended a different color code than what the online fitting suggested.
chart says Im a blue or yellow dot; Im 6-00 with a 35 inch floor to wrist. I may need to swing by a pro shop for a fitting. I bet blue or yellow dot eye 2's are hard to come by huh?
post #21 of 93

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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
chart says Im a blue or yellow dot; Im 6-00 with a 35 inch floor to wrist. I may need to swing by a pro shop for a fitting. I bet blue or yellow dot eye 2's are hard to come by huh?
Don't go by the chart. I am 6'2" with a wrist to floor of 37 and I hit the mat and came back black dot. All of those charts are very basic every swing is different.
post #22 of 93

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I play the Copper Eye 2s. They are pretty forgiving, but like someone mentioned, I find they are about 1 - 1 1/2 clubs shorter than when I hit my dad's X-18s. Also, I can't hit the 5-3 iron as well as with the modern clubs, but I am not great at this game obviously. When you hit them pure though, it is a greeeaaat feeling club.
post #23 of 93

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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
chart says Im a blue or yellow dot; Im 6-00 with a 35 inch floor to wrist. I may need to swing by a pro shop for a fitting. I bet blue or yellow dot eye 2's are hard to come by huh?
I've seen blue dot Eye 2's for sale on Ebay and while they're a little less common than say, black dots, there's not quite as much demand and you may be able to bag some cheap. I'm not familiar with yellow dots but a few years ago Ping tweaked their color coding system to fill in a few "gaps" so I imagine yellow dots are part of that new process and they might not be so easy to find in any of their newer irons and impossible to find in Eye 2's which were coded under their old system. I still say, though, that you should swing by the pro shop because a static fitting only gives you part of the overall picture.
post #24 of 93
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Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
I've seen blue dot Eye 2's for sale on Ebay and while they're a little less common than say, black dots, there's not quite as much demand and you may be able to bag some cheap. I'm not familiar with yellow dots but a few years ago Ping tweaked their color coding system to fill in a few "gaps" so I imagine yellow dots are part of that new process and they might not be so easy to find in any of their newer irons and impossible to find in Eye 2's which were coded under their old system. I still say, though, that you should swing by the pro shop because a static fitting only gives you part of the overall picture.
Im going to do that. Maybe see what they have any used sets of eye 2 laying around the shop.

Thanks again for all the helpful replies!
post #25 of 93

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Originally Posted by MSU Fishing View Post
I play the Copper Eye 2s. They are pretty forgiving, but like someone mentioned, I find they are about 1 - 1 1/2 clubs shorter than when I hit my dad's X-18s.
That is because the Eye2 lofts are much weaker than your dad's X-18s. Your dad's 6 iron is probably the same length and loft as your Eye2 5 iron.
post #26 of 93

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Originally Posted by c. lassiter View Post
That is because the Eye2 lofts are much weaker than your dad's X-18s. Your dad's 6 iron is probably the same length and loft as your Eye2 5 iron.
Well there ya go. I feel a little slow now haha

Thanks for the info
post #27 of 93
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One more question; how do you think the eye 2's would be in forgiveness as compared to the Big Berthas I have now? Or is that like comparing apples and oranges?

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post #28 of 93

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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
One more question; how do you think the eye 2's would be in forgiveness as compared to the Big Berthas I have now? Or is that like comparing apples and oranges?

Thanks!
Speaking only based on my own experience, most of the newer SGI clubs (which is what I would call the Big Berthas) are giant clunky things with wide soles that may be OK when hitting off a tee, but are very difficult (for me) to hit off the fairway or chip with around the greens. Also, most of these sorts of clubs are set up to promote a draw, which for me makes them hooking machines (but might help someone who is slicing the ball all over the place).

Eye2's on the other hand, play very neutral for me, and represent a good combination of forgiveness and playability. Which in my view means they can help a beginner, but can also work well for a more accomplished player.
post #29 of 93
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Originally Posted by c. lassiter View Post
Speaking only based on my own experience, most of the newer SGI clubs (which is what I would call the Big Berthas) are giant clunky things with wide soles that may be OK when hitting off a tee, but are very difficult (for me) to hit off the fairway or chip with around the greens. Also, most of these sorts of clubs are set up to promote a draw, which for me makes them hooking machines (but might help someone who is slicing the ball all over the place).

Eye2's on the other hand, play very neutral for me, and represent a good combination of forgiveness and playability. Which in my view means they can help a beginner, but can also work well for a more accomplished player.
Thanks for the response. Since the cost of eye 2's can be pretty reasonable, I think I will try to pick up a set and play with them for a bit. The hard part will be finding the correct set that fits me. Its nice to know I can probably re-sell if they dont work out.

Thanks!
post #30 of 93

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I am more partial to the Ping Zings that replaced the Eye 2s. But I don't think you can go wrong with any set of clubs from "Karsten MFG Corp." Made in the USA!!
post #31 of 93
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Originally Posted by Farm_kid View Post
I am more partial to the Ping Zings that replaced the Eye 2s. But I don't think you can go wrong with any set of clubs from "Karsten MFG Corp." Made in the USA!!
Im not too familiar with the Zings, other than by name. How do they compare to eye 2's?

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post #32 of 93

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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
Im not too familiar with the Zings, other than by name. How do they compare to eye 2's?

Thanks!
I tried them, as well as Zing2's, and found they were larger, clunkier, and promoted a draw / hook more than the Eye2's, similar to the rest of the game improvement clubs out there.

If you are a slicer, these will fix you.
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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
Im not too familiar with the Zings, other than by name. How do they compare to eye 2's?

Thanks!
they're kinda ugly......

I like the putter though.
post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by c. lassiter View Post
I tried them, as well as Zing2's, and found they were larger, clunkier, and promoted a draw / hook more than the Eye2's, similar to the rest of the game improvement clubs out there.

If you are a slicer, these will fix you.
I do have a bit of a slice, so these may work. I found a set of Zings in a local store for $159, but they set was missing the 9 iron. I also found a set of eye 2's in the same store for $210, with all the clubs in the set (3-w I believe). Prices seem ok? Both were in good condition, but could use new grips.

The salesman in the store tried to steer me away from them saying they would be very difficult for me to use. He said they were good to collect as classics, but otherwise I would probably not care for them. Any thoughts? Think he just wanted to sell me a new set?

Thanks!
post #35 of 93
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Or how about the Zing2's? I found a set for $240, very good condition 3-PW...
post #36 of 93

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Originally Posted by assassin307 View Post
The salesman in the store tried to steer me away from them saying they would be very difficult for me to use. He said they were good to collect as classics, but otherwise I would probably not care for them. Any thoughts? Think he just wanted to sell me a new set?

Thanks!
I would buy a set of Eye2's that fit you, are in good shape, having matching serial numbers, have the set make-up you want, etc. $210 for such a set is OK IMO.
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