I grew up hitting blades and finally bought my first non-blade after I graduated college. That being said, I have since gone back to a blade. I have always loved the feel, feedback and challenge associated with a true blade iron. I am fully aware there are a lot of irons on the market these days which are a lot easier to hit than a blade, but I still like to stick to my blades. To me it's like swinging a wood bat vs. an aluminum bat...it just feels better in my hands.
Single Digit Handicap Irons Poll - Page 2
Poll Results: What kind of irons do you play ?
34% (15)Blades / Musclebacks (MB)
18% (8)Combo sets (like 7 or 8 to LW in MB and the mid/long irons in CB
38% (17)Players CB
9% (4)(S)GI irons
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I've been playing the MP-57's for 4 years. I don't hit the mid irons all that well, so I'm actually going to the AP1's...They are also so much easier to hit out of thick rough.
The only downfall is with the 8-PW...you definitely lose some feel with a thicker CB like the AP1s...Also lose some control I believe.