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Officially Made the Switch to Blades.

post #1 of 94
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Finally took the plunge and switched over to blades. I've been working extremely hard on my swing and it is now consistent and repeatable. I've always loved the look and feel of blades but I wanted to wait until I had the confidence in my swing before I bought a set.

 

Well, yesterday I purchased a used set of Mizuno MP 68's in great condition. Went to the range today and I totally made the right decision in purchasing blades.

The feel, look at address, the confidence they inspire, accuracy, well, I could go on. I love them. I won't be putting cavity backs into my bag until I absolutely have to due to age and loss of power.

 

Can't wait to take them to the course!!

post #2 of 94

Tell us how you do over the season.

post #3 of 94

Congratulations, I hope they work out well for you.

post #4 of 94

Anything that inspire confidence is good ... congrats! 

post #5 of 94
Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?
Why?
post #7 of 94
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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

Why?
Because they aren't as easy to hit as clubs which are of modern design and are not throwbacks to the 1970s for wannabes, no matter how gorgeous they look.
And they'd prefer not to lose 15 yards on a shot that isn't hit dead centre.
The best players in the world want to make the game easier, not harder.
And to the OP, even the worst players have swings thst are consistent and repeatable. That is the problem with most of them.a1_smile.gif
post #8 of 94
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Because they aren't as easy to hit as clubs which are of modern design and are not throwbacks to the 1970s for wannabes, no matter how gorgeous they look.
And they'd prefer not to lose 15 yards on a shot that isn't hit dead centre.
The best players in the world want to make the game easier, not harder.
And to the OP, even the worst players have swings thst are consistent and repeatable. That is the problem with most of them.a1_smile.gif

Exactly. Personally, I would never use blade irons.  

post #9 of 94
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Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?

 

 

Luke Donald hits MP 63's, 

 

http://thesandtrap.com/b/clubs/mizuno_mp-63_irons_review

 

 

 

 

I would put that on the blade end of the spectrum!!

post #10 of 94
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

 

Luke Donald hits MP 63's, 

 

 

 

I would put that on the blade end of the spectrum!!

 

And you'd be wrong. That is a perimeter weighted/cavity back iron. Or, if you want to go another way, a cavity muscleback.
This is an MP68 like the OP has purchased

 

post #11 of 94

Ok so how much difference is there between what luke is hitting and the 68's?  Are the CB's really that much easier to hit?

post #12 of 94
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I hit my MP 68's better than ANY cavity back iron that I've owned in the past. I've lost maybe 5 yards in distance at the most but my accuracy is way better and I have a much tighter dispersion. I feel extremely confident when at address and bladed irons force me to put a good swing on the ball every time. No room for laziness or poor mistakes that you know that you shouldn't have made in the first place.

 

Everyone is different and I prefer blades. Just because Luke Donald doesn't play blades doesn't mean that I shouldn't either. That's ridiculous. I love blades, prefer them and will keep playing them. I've had them at the range 4 times now and I'm blown away more and more, plus getting very comfortable with them as well. I'm hitting my targets at a higher percentage than my cavity backs and my trajectory is perfect (for me). I find it way easier to knock it down when needed as well.

 

It's all a matter of personal preference. Like I said, just because some pros don't use blades, doesn't mean that no one should use them. They're incredible clubs and are more forgiving than most people realize.

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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post
 

Ok so how much difference is there between what luke is hitting and the 68's?  Are the CB's really that much easier to hit?

The difference is immense once you get below about an 8 iron. But of course they feel incredible throughout the set on perfectly struck shots.

Of course someone will chime in and say they have "no problem" hitting their MP67s or 68s. None of these players are low markers. That's not to say some low markers don't use them because many do. But why wouldn't the best ball strikers in the world use them if they are the MIzuno flagship line. The players use what they want, not what thye're tolf to play.

The MP63 are not for hackers - they are "players' clubs" for sure, but if you are going to play MP68s you really may as play a blade from the 1970s like a Haig Ultra.

post #14 of 94
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Originally Posted by Paiste View Post
 

I hit my MP 68's better than ANY cavity back iron that I've owned in the past. I've lost maybe 5 yards in distance at the most but my accuracy is way better and I have a much tighter dispersion. I feel extremely confident when at address and bladed irons force me to put a good swing on the ball every time. No room for laziness or poor mistakes that you know that you shouldn't have made in the first place.

 

Everyone is different and I prefer blades. Just because Luke Donald doesn't play blades doesn't mean that I shouldn't either. That's ridiculous. I love blades, prefer them and will keep playing them. I've had them at the range 4 times now and I'm blown away more and more, plus getting very comfortable with them as well. I'm hitting my targets at a higher percentage than my cavity backs and my trajectory is perfect (for me). I find it way easier to knock it down when needed as well.

 

It's all a matter of personal preference. Like I said, just because some pros don't use blades, doesn't mean that no one should use them. They're incredible clubs and are more forgiving than most people realize.

The usual rehashed rhetoric about being forced to hit pure shots and feedback and great for practice and working the ball etc. etc etc.

And Mizuno's promotion is full of more bullshit than any other brand becuase it's self consciously understated and almost reverse snobbery. People buy into the nonsense about GF forging and think they are buying a samurai sword rather than a mass produced lump of steel.

All of these advantages exist for all but the most shovel like irons like Callaway Big Berthas from years ago.

Don't get me wrong - I had a friend who had 67s and he hit some amazing shots with them. But if he had something more forgiving he would hav ehit more great shots.

He just liked the idea of looking like a "player".

People can play what they like, but they need to be informed.

post #15 of 94

What are you gaming shorty?

post #16 of 94
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Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?

Because they want irons with a little more forgiveness when competing for millions of dollars. When they're strolling down the 18th fairway, mentally preparing for their approach shot that could win or lose them an enormous amount of money, they want a club that has that added forgiveness to give them that much more of a chance in case they mishit. I understand that completely. I'm not competing for loads of cash. I play golf purely for the enjoyment of the game and for that, I prefer and love to play blades.

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Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?

I've got to wonder why I can find so many of them used in the left handed market too. I should also add that the clubs longer than 9i all look in new condition.
post #18 of 94
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Ever wondered why Luke Donald and other Mizuno pros don't use the Mizuno blades, despite them lookiing beautiful?

Yup. Those MP 4's may be the prettiest clubs on the market, but why, when you can play the MP. 64's....?
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