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Why are the Mizuno MP-33s so good?

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I have been surfing various sites about blades and although there are a ton of different ones that are loved, it seems like the MP-33 set gets on the list just a little more often. Please weigh in on this if you have some experience with them. Thanks!

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Well for start Mizuno is a top name brand when it comes to forged blade irons. They are well known for the soft feel

they get in the irons. I don't think they still make the MP 33 but if i'm right this was one off the purest looking blades ever.

so if your i diehard fan of blades well these are the sticks. ( i used to play the MP32 ) with some muscle on the back.

That is more a trend now, forged bladed look with some forgiveness.

The new mp33 is the mp69

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Meh. The MP 32s have always been my favorites.
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IMO, the reason theyre so popular is because they are just a simple, clean classic blade that has a minimum level of badges and branding on them and, of course, they have that, "buttery soft" feel that Mizunos are known for.

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My son has 3 sets of MP-33s.  Being blades you need to have a consistent swing with them, and if you do, they are so consistent in feel and trajectory.   Lofts are traditional so they will feel like they hit a little shorter, but accuracy is unmatched.  After hitting these, he could hit any iron.

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Originally Posted by AJHitman

My son has 3 sets of MP-33s.  Being blades you need to have a consistent swing with them, and if you do, they are so consistent in feel and trajectory.   Lofts are traditional so they will feel like they hit a little shorter, but accuracy is unmatched.  After hitting these, he could hit any iron.


I am really excited to get them out on the range or course. I used them in a simulator and was getting some crazy distance on a few of the mid irons. I had them all bent back to stock lie and loft. Borrowed a lie board to try at the range and a bunch of club markers. I like to think I am pretty close to a consistent iron swing, a little fine tuning and probably a shaft change and I will be golden.

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I like your idea. How do these compare with some of the new blades Mizuno offers? I was thinking of getting fitted for a set of Mizuno blades but I ran into so much difficulty I was thinking I might just do what you did.

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My first set of blades were MP-32s. One of the best sets of clubs I ever had. I would still be playing Mizuno blades but the course I work for doesn't have an account with them anymore, and I am certainly not paying retail for them.

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Originally Posted by Prodaytrader

I like your idea. How do these compare with some of the new blades Mizuno offers? I was thinking of getting fitted for a set of Mizuno blades but I ran into so much difficulty I was thinking I might just do what you did.

I hit the MP-68 3 and 7 iron well in the trackman. I didn't feel like shelling out $799.00 for them. I hear enough people say blades are blades. I figure I will have $350ish in these if I change out the shafts. My club maker friend said they are in pretty nice shape wear wise.

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So I have been out practicing and these are not so hard to hit and hella accurate. Went out and lasered 160 on one of the par 5s and hit 5 balls with my seven iron. Put the first one within 12 feet, 3 others on the green and another pin high on the fringe at only 15 feet from the hole. I think it is going to be fun. The 2 iron is amazing too. Love hitting it.

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I think part of their popularity is that for a blade, they were slightly longer than others from heel to toe - offering more forgiveness.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond

I think part of their popularity is that for a blade, they were slightly longer than others from heel to toe - offering more forgiveness.

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That and the "feel" (sound) for me is a bit closer to the Titleist camp than what I consider "typical" Mizuno "feel". Contrary to what is commonly posted I find the 33 to be one of the lesser Mizuno buttery feeling clubs.  I don't know but have always suspected that really good ball strikers might prefer that slightly firmer/crisper, feel/sound.

The MP-32 are also stupidly easy to play compared to what it looks like they might. In that respect I think to mention the 32 and 33 in the same breath is correct.  However, I think the 32 actually do have that typical Mizuno "feel", in spades, so it is easy to see why they get so much love.

I would add the 60 to the discussion of great MP irons Mizuno has produced in recent history. Doesn't matter what a club looks like only what it plays like. But I'm a teener so that has to be factored in to all of the above comments and "feel" is such and individual thing anyway.

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I have 3 sets of blades, mp33, wilson staff gooseneck and hogan apex. Love the feel of the Mp33. Accuracy you can get from any irons with a consistent swing.
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My MP-33 are way too hard for me to use. Maybe the PW or 9i?

However, I do like the feel of my MP-32, and they are much more manageable.

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I guess I should also add that I saw someone hitting MP33, and he insisted on making himself miserable hitting a 2 iron. He hit the face pretty cleanly, but was lucky to get 120 yards with it. I don't think he hit down on it enough to compress the ball. Honestly, there is no way I could hit these clubs even left handed. I am concluding that you need to be a pro or +2 handicap to really hit this club, and enjoy it.
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I guess I should also add that I saw someone hitting MP33, and he insisted on making himself miserable hitting a 2 iron. He hit the face pretty cleanly, but was lucky to get 120 yards with it. I don't think he hit down on it enough to compress the ball. Honestly, there is no way I could hit these clubs even left handed.

I am concluding that you need to be a pro or +2 handicap to really hit this club, and enjoy it.

You can't try to hit the 2, it has to be a smooth swing. I am probably 80/20 on it. 80 percent of the time it is solid. 20 percent of the time it rattles you with a 120 yarder. Toe hits are usually the painful ones.

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Originally Posted by Lihu

I guess I should also add that I saw someone hitting MP33, and he insisted on making himself miserable hitting a 2 iron. He hit the face pretty cleanly, but was lucky to get 120 yards with it. I don't think he hit down on it enough to compress the ball. Honestly, there is no way I could hit these clubs even left handed.

I am concluding that you need to be a pro or +2 handicap to really hit this club, and enjoy it.

You can't try to hit the 2, it has to be a smooth swing. I am probably 80/20 on it. 80 percent of the time it is solid. 20 percent of the time it rattles you with a 120 yarder. Toe hits are usually the painful ones.

Yeah, MP33 is really hard to hit well. They might be only good as a collectors item for me.


I'll probably stick with my MP-32, until I get something like the i25, S55 or MP-54? The only thing I don't like about Mizuno is their minimal offering to lefties, which is why I like Ping.

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