Originally Posted by VMAN
If it's mizuno I would want them. They make great playable clubs, if you hit them well then you hit them well.
I agree with this. Mizuno's are great, IMO. I'd go hit the entire line no matter what your handicap is. And have the shop pro there to discuss them. I'd pick what matches your handicap (the JPXs). and also try at least the next two levels up (the 53's and the 63/64's). And one level lower too. You just don't know what's most compatible with your swing until you hit a bunch.
That said, I just bought a new set of Mizuno Irons a couple months ago. I was about a 16 at the time (since have dropped significantly as I started to remember how to hit again - just passed into 10.x before the season is ending - snow today so I'm likely done for the year). I thought the JPX-Pros would be just the thing after talking to a friend (about an 8 who hits GI clubs and loves it). But I went and hit the JPXs and the 53's just to be sure.
The MP-63 and 64's's look a lot like my old set. (Shallow cavity only). I suspect they'd be a fine fit for me in retrospect. But, don't make this mistake, I didn't try them at the time, I thought they were out of my handicap range. I don't see much diff other than the diamond back on the 63s vs the 64 has more straight weighting look to it. Need a real techie here to explain that.
The MP-53's long irons (I think from the 3 to the 7) have a cut in half cavity (on the bottom, shallow cav at the top) and the 8-PW look much like the 63's (IMO) - no cut, just the shallow cavity all around
Tried the JPX Pro's (full cut cavity all around - fat top line - clearly a Game Imp design all the way).
I hated the JPX's actually. And I thought those would be just the thing. I'm not super serious and felt GI irons would help with the mishits. They just 'felt' funny and I don't like that fat top line - not one bit
You know what helps with mishits? A better swing......
The MP-53's? I like them alot. I hit a BIG improvement ramp in the last few rounds and it's mostly due to the approach game - 6i to my SW - as I said the shorter clubs of the 53's look like the 63's (they might just be the same clubs). The other day at the range I did try to control the ball take off a bit on the higher irons (with that extra cavity pocket) and found I had that ability, the half cavity does seem to help me, but not so much that it keeps me from being able to hit it up or down a bit.
I suspect the 63 or 64's would be fine now, but I didn't try them. I'm happy with the 53's and think they'll do the job for a very LONG time.
YMMV - hit them, hit them, and hit some other models before you put down any money