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post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by Datsyuk View Post

 

Those are fairly easy to hit. I'd consider them game improvement blades. You're probably looking for something from the 1960s and preferably with reverse camber, like a MacGregor or Hogan.

FG62_Irons_Single_Main

 

Wha??? That's a game improvement blade? What'cha smoking?

 

They sure are purdy though, and I can't wait for them to go discontinued.

post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

 

 

Wha??? That's a game improvement blade? What'cha smoking?

 

They sure are purdy though, and I can't wait for them to go discontinued.

 

My impression of the  712-MB is that it's one of the easiest to hit blades I've ever used (on par with the MP-33). Compared to other (especially older) blades it's essentially a game improvement blade. Some older Mizunos would (TP-9 rings a bell - could have that wrong) are like players blades . . . compared to modern blades. The FG62 is easy to hit but feels light, like a Cleveland or much older blade.

 

 

PS. My original comment was in jest directed at the thread starter as if anyone actually used the term "players blade" in order to diferentiate between blades. I pictured something from the 1940s with a leather grip. Then when he posted a link to the 712s I realized that even within the genre of "blades" there's a wide variety of ease of use.

post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

I was reading "Solid Contact" by Jim Hardy and after reading a passage remarking the differences of old clubs and the newer clubs ball flight. Basically stating the obvious that the newer clubs were more forgiving. I thought maybe I should use an old blade type iron that is unforgiving and gives me instant feedback on where I hit on the face, face angle as well as club path to practice on the range with. This would also groove a consist "correct" swing and hopefully decrease mishits. I could easily get fit a 3 iron, 6 iron and 9 iron to my specs. Any opinions or others try this?

Not a good idea.........

 

 

Practice with your "game day" set.........

post #22 of 37
Why practice different clubs than the ones you play? Why don't you get one of those Tour Striker or Medicus irons instead?
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

Why don't you get one of those Tour Striker or Medicus irons instead?

Actually, on second thought, do this!

post #24 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

Why don't you get one of those Tour Striker or Medicus irons instead?

Actually, on second thought, do this!


I considered this but I am not sure how the tourstriker reacts to off center club face shots and I don't have a problem with hitting down on the ball. My tempo is off at times where the medicus could help but I refuse to do business with that company.

post #25 of 37

the tour striker is one of the best training aids out there.  dont get the pro model unless you can really hit the ball.

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

the tour striker is one of the best training aids out there.  dont get the pro model unless you can really hit the ball.


Define?

post #27 of 37
There is very little margin for error. You really have to have a forward leading shaft and hit the center of the face.

I got the pro thinking i could hit it, but i should have gone with the regular and worked up to the pro.
post #28 of 37

Along the lines of what others are saying with regard to a practice club... I still stand behind what I said earlier in the thread... You should absolutely be practicing with the clubs you intend to game.  Now with that being said, if you are looking to alter some of your swing mechanics and try some different stroke patterns... Having something like the Tour Striker, or maybe the Little Club would work?  I've never tried either, but the concept makes sense.

 

Here is the Little Club.

http://tlogolf.com/

post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post


I considered this but I am not sure how the tourstriker reacts to off center club face shots and I don't have a problem with hitting down on the ball. My tempo is off at times where the medicus could help but I refuse to do business with that company.

 

It typically reacts by shooting it across the front of the range line a la "Tin Cup" style!

 

With that face being so small, the margin for error is very small.  It's easy to see what could happen if you miss this small little face:

 

 

Pro model X7 iron:

 

 

Regular Pro model 7 iron:

 

post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
 
 
 

 

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Originally Posted by glock35ipsc View Post

Pro model X7 iron:

 

 

X7 is rather small, some precision needed there.

 
post #31 of 37
That's awesome, I didn't know they made an X7 model. Am I alone in thinking how much fun it would be to shank an indeterminable number of balls with that club while trying to learn to pure it?
post #32 of 37

Those things look really intimidating. I'm getting one.

post #33 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

Those things look really intimidating. I'm getting one.


I was think so too, cept they won't bend the regular pro model according to their website.

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

That's awesome, I didn't know they made an X7 model. Am I alone in thinking how much fun it would be to shank an indeterminable number of balls with that club while trying to learn to pure it?


Lol...i find that the lonely end of the driving range is best for me...and safer for everyone else....
post #35 of 37

I have 2010 Nike VR blades that I use at the range quite a bit, and recently started using on the course. The feel and feedback is amazing, but the sweet spot is tiny, making it a little less consistent than my Ci11's. But if you are a low capper, I say go for it.

post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

FG62_Irons_Single_Main

 

Wha??? That's a game improvement blade? What'cha smoking?

 

They sure are purdy though, and I can't wait for them to go discontinued.


Great blades. I demo'd them for 18 about 3 weeks ago.

 

There is no such thing as a 'game improvement blade'.

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