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PostSubject: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:30 am

Better ball control? Would like to hear from our rolla-bladers Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:35 am

haha......yes..can do many different type of ball flight like "top", "duff", "shank", "hook" and "slice"....almost everything except straight ....

i so love my blade....haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:45 am

From what I hear (I am a cavity back user)
1. It is less forgiving so it makes you train harder.
2. You can shape the ball easier
3. When hit well, it has better dispersion
4. Generally looks nicer
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:48 am

Whenever I see someone uses a Blade.....I typically will give him or her the respect (sincere and genuine) for it means I can only take stroked fm him or her.

so the advantages, the blade-er will automatically generate fear in me....and then I will hook my shot for i am in fear...and lose what ever bets
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:58 am

Duval - aren't you a blader yourself?

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:04 pm

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Duval - aren't you a blader yourself?


i am an impostor.....pariah blade-er....ppl see me using one, they up the stakes....sigh


when you free?
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:06 pm

Cannot play like pro... At least my irons look pro... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:09 pm

sandkie wrote:
From what I hear (I am a cavity back user)
1. It is less forgiving so it makes you train harder.
2. You can shape the ball easier
3. When hit well, it has better dispersion
4. Generally looks nicer

+1

5. Better feel
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:11 pm

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Duval - aren't you a blader yourself?


i am an impostor.....pariah blade-er....ppl see me using one, they up the stakes....sigh


when you free?

For you, anytime.

You in JB this weekend?

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:19 pm

A friend of mine changed from Cavity irons to MB irons; which is harder. He explained that the irons made him more serious in training and play.
Does everyone subscribe to this notion?
For me, i feel that we should use irons that suit our level of play first. When our swing is more consistent, we can then consider to upgrade to MB or blades. As high hcp players, we struggle to even keep the ball straight, dont talk about shaping the shot. So why make the game harder by using this low hcp irons?? Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:23 pm

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A friend of mine changed from Cavity irons to MB irons; which is harder. He explained that the irons made him more serious in training and play.
Does everyone subscribe to this notion?
For me, i feel that we should use irons that suit our level of play first. When our swing is more consistent, we can then consider to upgrade to MB or blades. As high hcp players, we struggle to even keep the ball straight, dont talk about shaping the shot. So why make the game harder by using this low hcp irons?? Crying or Very sad

I AGREE.


I once know a boss who insists that his staff must drive only cars of $x and above.......and buy big houses....coz in this way, he or she has no choice but work hard....

ps: I did not work for that boss...thats why I drive small car and stay in a pigeon hole
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:09 pm

golf_snowman wrote:
haha......yes..can do many different type of ball flight like "top", "duff", "shank", "hook" and "slice"....almost everything except straight ....

i so love my blade....haha !!!

Agree with u totally after i switch from Nike Split Cavity to VR Pro Blades.. so many different shots.. yahoo!!
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:13 pm

Easier to clean. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:15 pm

no leh.. VR Pro X3X grooves difficult to clean.. but train u to clean harder too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:19 pm

duffader wrote:
Easier to clean. Razz

top more so less mud? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:36 pm

mengteck71 wrote:
no leh.. VR Pro X3X grooves difficult to clean.. but train u to clean harder too Smile

yes..not easy to clean the X3X grooves...it leave ball mark pretty clear and i can see my ball mark all over the face except center....haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:37 pm

I inherited a pure blade set when I first started golf 4 years ago. After 4 years, I can say that I do hit them pretty decent.

To date, I have never tried any cavity back on the course but only at the range. Honestly, the only difference I get is the softness of the club at impact (assuming you hit it sweet). That is maybe I'm using the soft and buttery Mizuno.

Other than that, with CB or MB, different ball flight like "top", "duff", "shank", "hook" and "slice"will appear too. So you see, shot shaping is no problem with CB.

However, there was once I tried AP2, I felt that it was as soft as the MB that I'm using.

However, I think with the technology today, MB or CB doesn't make much difference.
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:21 pm

I too started out with blades. Back then, there were no such things as cavity backed irons or GI or SGI irons. I managed ok then.

Obviously, cavity backed irons have made it easier for me now...

But I wonder whether pushing oneself harder actually forces one to adapt. If I could do it before, why not again?

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:28 pm

TS, are you looking for support/justifications to push that "Confirm Order" button? Very Happy

here's the thing, for us to adapt, we must persevere. i.e. must put in the time lor. else, you are stuck in place with a very sexy MB and yet cannot hit it well (and often enough) to enjoy your game.

are you like Lee (6 practice sessions a week) or like Duval and I (once a week if were lucky)?
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:35 pm

I more of less started playing golf with a set of MP14's then went on to MP33's and have recently changed to Tourstage X-blade CB's which are muscle back cavity clubs.

I've been asked by many of my frens.. why forged? and why blades? i have always struggled with an answer. but i think this video explains exactly wat i can't put into words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpb5MlaseqE&feature=relmfu

hope it helps Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:38 pm

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TS, are you looking for support/justifications to push that "Confirm Order" button? Very Happy

here's the thing, for us to adapt, we must persevere. i.e. must put in the time lor. else, you are stuck in place with a very sexy MB and yet cannot hit it well (and often enough) to enjoy your game.

are you like Lee (6 practice sessions a week) or like Duval and I (once a week if were lucky)?

Like Duval and yourself. But I hope to get back to the range some time soon.

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:41 pm

ok then bro....click that button and we see you at SSN. You live so near yet never see you around lei Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:42 pm

It's the swing la bro... swing not consistent, any club also won't be consistent. swing consistent, then you will tend to go for feel... which is why forged clubs are more sought after.
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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:49 pm

abadan wrote:
I more of less started playing golf with a set of MP14's then went on to MP33's and have recently changed to Tourstage X-blade CB's which are muscle back cavity clubs.

I've been asked by many of my frens.. why forged? and why blades? i have always struggled with an answer. but i think this video explains exactly wat i can't put into words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpb5MlaseqE&feature=relmfu

hope it helps Smile

Great video Smile Predictability - that's key Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What advantages do blades give over cav-back irons?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:54 pm

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