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post #1 of 20
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I see Ping just came out with new Answer irons.  Being talked as a cross between i20 and AP2.  Probably impossible to ask if anyone out there has hit the new Ping's although my local shop says they are taking orders now for deliveries sometime in August.  $1500 is quite a stretch for a set of sticks but putting money aside, I'm very curious to see how these new clubs stack up against the AP2's and i20's.  Gorgeous looking as well.  Bling Bling.

 

 

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post #2 of 20

I have a feeling they will be just like the previous anser irons. They will be good but nothing special and definately not worth the price tag. It's too bad they cant make these cheaper because they look great.

post #3 of 20
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I'm trying to understand why they are $1500.  We're in a serious recession.  Going double dip and now they throw out a $1500 iron set.  Seriously?

post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker5 View Post

I'm trying to understand why they are $1500.  We're in a serious recession.  Going double dip and now they throw out a $1500 iron set.  Seriously?

What is there to understand?

They present them as a "premium" (marketing BS term)  and are pricing them accordingly.

If you don't want to pay that much, don't buy them.

You are obviously not part of their target market.

If people are prepared to pay the same for a set of Miura or whatever, why not? You won't see them out there in huge numbers and that's part of the strategy. They are perceived of items of rarity and consequently high value. They are not trying to sell to people who have been hammerd by a recession.

Nevertheless - people will still spend $1500 on a driver, a putter and three putter covers, so I suppose there's a demand. Not everyone has stoped buying clubs.

post #5 of 20
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Good point.  Just trying to understand why every other manufacturer out there is in that $800-1000 range for a good set of forged irons and now Ping throws out the $1500 price tag.  Just trying to look at this and say ok, what makes these irons $1500.

post #6 of 20

pics?  link?  

post #7 of 20
Are you talking about the Ping Ansers that have been out for over a year or new ones?
post #8 of 20
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Are you talking about the Ping Ansers that have been out for over a year or new ones?

There are new ones coming out.

http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/tours-and-news/tournews/530210/ping-anser-forged-irons-launched.html

post #9 of 20
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The new ones.  Delivery scheduled for mid august.  you can order them now.  I might actually pull the trigger and kick some life back into the economy....

post #10 of 20

They look good but I won't be dropping $1500 on them unless I build up a lot more pro shop credit

post #11 of 20

I believe the Ansers are the only Pings that are forged and have always been pretty pricey in comparison to their other lines. 

post #12 of 20

I just added a video to the first post

post #13 of 20

They look great but the question will be how they feel.  The 1st generation of forged Ansers was a miserable flop due largely to the fact that they felt terrible as compared to other premium irons.

post #14 of 20
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Really?  All the reviews everyone seems to like them.  Who knows.  I need to get away from this computer and get out and play....

post #15 of 20
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Got it, thanks.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

I just added a video to the first post

I actually liked the brief looks at the new Anser hybrids and fairway woods in that video more than anything. b2_tongue.gif
post #17 of 20
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Gettin them too.....

post #18 of 20

Just got them and hit them a few times! They feel really good - a bit firmer off the face than my previous Adams CB2 - a little more blade-like. But they inspire more confidence. I am convinced!

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