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Sitting here today I'd have to say the ping i3's. I'm drooling over the S55's right now though. Id like to hit them. I'm probably not good enough to have them but they are beautiful. A hacker can dream can't he ;-)
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i20, duh.  What is there not to like?  Precision for the expert golfers and mucho forgiveness for all, with nice looks to boot.

Let me put it this way, if the i20 irons came out in 1985, the eye2 would be completely forgotten by now and the G series wouldn't have even been necessary.  Wish I could find a set in my price range but I fear that I'm in for a long wait.

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i20, duh.  What is there not to like?  Precision for the expert golfers and mucho forgiveness for all, with nice looks to boot.

Let me put it this way, if the i20 irons came out in 1985, the eye2 would be completely forgotten by now and the G series wouldn't have even been necessary.  Wish I could find a set in my price range but I fear that I'm in for a long wait.

Well duh, the i20 is made with 20 years of technological advancement over the eye2.

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I shoot with a guy who just had his 3rd set of grips put on his Eye-2's, When I play him next time I'm gonna shoot my i3's OS...maybe i'll win for once...

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I played Ping Eye2 clones from 1994 to 2008. These were Pro Tour Black heads (2* flat), fitted with Dynalite S300 shafts. Felt identical to actual Eye2 irons I tried on occasion. Fat forward: At a golf scramble this spring, the guy next to me on the practice range was hitting original Eye2 irons, and stroked one solid shot after another.

I've been to winter golf expos the last couple of years, and in recent times it appears the G15 and G20 irons are comparable in popularity. Fitters like these latter G-series irons because they offer a variety of shafts, and thus can service a wide range of golfers.

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On 11/18/2007 at 12:44 AM, 23Rounder said:

Eye2+ for me, I bought them 2nd hand after self-fitting with the web static fit and I don't plan on changing for a long time

Did the same. Bought Eye2+ two seasons ago. $100 in a used bin at GC. 5 through W. Just bought them for the nostalgia. No fitting, no thought. Got my own grips put on. Grips were crumbling.

Contact just feels so right. Used them exclusively this season. They have replaced a GI set with graphite. 

And when golfing with strangers, often creates something to chat about. Especially Ping users.

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38 minutes ago, uitar9 said:

Did the same. Bought Eye2+ two seasons ago. $100 in a used bin at GC. 5 through W. Just bought them for the nostalgia. No fitting, no thought. Got my own grips put on. Grips were crumbling.

Contact just feels so right. Used them exclusively this season. They have replaced a GI set with graphite. 

And when golfing with strangers, often creates something to chat about. Especially Ping users.

Wow, @donks1023 bringing an old thread back from the dead. 

Anyway, in my opinion. (Opinions are like backsides we all have them and we all think everyone else's stink) Eye2's are the greatest Ping irons of all time. They were revolutionary at the time. They STILL perform great. They were the best selling irons year after year for like a decade or some ridiculous thing. Even today they are still the best selling set of irons of all time. 

Having said that. I actually preferred the Ping Zings. I played Ping Zings for a long time. They were in my bag for more years than any other iron. 

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On 12/16/2020 at 6:03 AM, donks1023 said:

Tried about every Ping iron there is. I love the new G700 irons but for overall value, give me the Ping G25s. Getting through the ball seems to be easier.

I just bought a used set of G25, senior graphite shaft in 5-U wedge. I hit about two bags of balls with them before our season ended. I liked them, but we’ll see how they work in about four months. My shortened G15’s are going to my grandson. I played them for about 10 years until a PGA guy cut them a inch short. I never could get over that.

I also stumbled onto a 1988 Eye 2 sand wedge with square grooves. I have a new grip on it and the club looks slightly used. It will be fun practicing with it when the snow is gone.

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I always thought the Ping Eye 2 plus no plus was the best ever.
I also saw where a club tester compared the Ping Eye2 against a couple of top irons a few years back and the Eye2 was better in distance and grouping which shocked me a little. I can see that though when using the average and he was using the average.  
I still throw my Ping Eye2 SW in the bag when I know the sand is going to be fluffy. lol

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