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i20 Iron Problem

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

 

I got a set of i20 irons earlier this year and am having a problem.  I love them, but two of them have bulges that are starting to form on the edges.  It looks like they might be starting to de-laminate or something.  Has anyone else seen this?  I have an email into ping and will let you know what they say.

post #2 of 21
It's been a common occurrence. Contact PING, they are very aware of it.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Have you heard anything as to what they are doing about it and if they can make the clubs not to do this?

post #4 of 21

Interesting.  I just got mine a few weeks ago so no issues here, but I will keep a close eye.

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post

Have you heard anything as to what they are doing about it and if they can make the clubs not to do this?

Had a friend send his back and they replace them with the new Ansers. Simple...call them.
post #6 of 21

My uncle has a set thanks for the info I'll be sure to let him know to keep an eye on them

post #7 of 21

Contact ping and they will replace the irons with the bubbling 

post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 

I already contacted ping yesterday and they got back to me quickly.  I have to send them back to their repair department.  I will let you guys know what they decide or contact me with.  Personally I believe there is some kind of issue with the satin chrome laminate or whatever is on these for aesthetics.  I am not all together confident that this will not continue to happen if they just replace my irons that are having this problem, but we will see. 

post #9 of 21

Looks like the plating ( are they plated?) is bubbling up.  I had 2 irons in my KZG set do that. KZG replaced them.

post #10 of 21
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I think that they are plated.  Not sure though.  I sent them off today, and they won't get there until the end of next week with the holiday on Monday.  It will probably be about a week and a half before I let you guys know what happens.  I had to call and get a repair number, and give them some information.  I told them that I am not completely confident that this will not just continue to happen, and the they told me that this is a rare problem.  I am not so sure that this will be the case in a year or so. They also said that the will contact me with a resolutionn once they have inspected the clubs.  So far I am down $20 shipping and no irons for at least two weeks. g1_wacko.gif  It is a good thing I decided not to sign up for a state tournament that I was going to play in next week.  I  

post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post

I think that they are plated.  Not sure though.  I sent them off today, and they won't get there until the end of next week with the holiday on Monday.  It will probably be about a week and a half before I let you guys know what happens.  I had to call and get a repair number, and give them some information.  I told them that I am not completely confident that this will not just continue to happen, and the they told me that this is a rare problem.  I am not so sure that this will be the case in a year or so. They also said that the will contact me with a resolutionn once they have inspected the clubs.  So far I am down $20 shipping and no irons for at least two weeks. g1_wacko.gif   It is a good thing I decided not to sign up for a state tournament that I was going to play in next week.  I  

NO WAY I would pay for return shipping!!! It is called delamination.
post #12 of 21

From what I have read and heard from the Ping rep was that it was an issue with earlier batches so you shouldn't have any issues with replacements.

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
Did they say how the separation starts? For example, is it from the impact of hitting balls, or club chatter, something like that?
post #14 of 21

Wow this is the first I've heard of this problem of delimitation.  I've had my i20's since they first came out and I haven't seen any issues, and they've hit a lot of balls on a grass/sandy range.  Some of the satin chrome was worn off a little on the face and sole of the 7 iron but there hasn't been any "bubbling".

post #15 of 21

Interesting read, I had thought about maybe upgrading to these next season, but may stray if this is a reoccuring issue.

post #16 of 21

I played today with mine and I noticed that my Sand Wedge is also doing this on the toe, and it appears as if it is starting on my 9 and 7.  I have played about 50 rounds on them since I got them.  Looks like I will be contacting Ping soon.  I would even pay the difference to get the Anser irons......

post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am thinking about asking about that as well. I just don't really like the idea of over laminate irons any more. I have only about 25 rounds on my i20's before it happened.
post #18 of 21

Here are some pics of my i20's as you can see I've hit a few shots with them a2_wink.gif No bubbling problems.  

 

 

 

 

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