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PostSubject: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi All,

Been reading about blade and it shot shaping capability vs my TM Tour Burner Irons, so brain been cracking to get a set of blade to try.

Any more forgiving blade to recommend so that I can shop around for it?

Thanks...
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:42 pm

if there is a forgiving blade out there, i would also like to try......





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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:49 pm

me too
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:49 pm

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slinger wrote:
if there is a forgiving blade out there, i would also like to try......




Steady hor....share with me also ....of coz after you try




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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Aiyo, just something easier for me lah... or is it all blade the same???

Btw, is those TM Tour Preferred consider a blade or not?
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:43 pm

TM Tour Preferred is not a blade. It's a cavity back. (I'm using the Tour Preferred irons)

For TM blades, the hottest ones (still used by some on tour), you should be looking at the RAC TB MB. Very rare now though..
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:44 pm

try mizzies....wont go wrong.. of course if you cant handle it...you can always sell it.... quite good 2nd hand prices
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:00 pm

Okie... start searching for mizzies...
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:55 am

my buddy bought cleveland cg1 abt 650 from PW, he is loving it. you can try them at JCC range
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:30 am

I've owned and played the CG1 Black Pearl, have 3 sets of the TM RAC MB (with milling marks on the face), 1 set of the TM TP MB (not to be confused with the RAC MB), Cobra ProMB, KZG Forged Z0, and Miura MB-5003

In terms of friendliness:

King Cobra ProMB w/ Project X 5.0 shafts
TaylorMade RAC MB w/ satin Project 6.0 shafts
TaylorMade RAC MB w/ Project X 5.0 shafts
Miura MB-5003 w/ KBS Tour Stiff
KZG Forged Z0 w/ TT TX90 stiff shafts
TaylorMade TP MB w/ Rifle 6.0 shafts (Asian specs)

In terms of feel/softness:

Miura MB-5003
TM RAC MB
King Cobra ProMB
KZG Forged Z0
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:20 am

Try to look for the old Tietliest 960MB solid!
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:24 am

How come nobody mentioned about Callaway and Ikasu. They sure are friendlier than most blades that I have tried. Callaway is definitely easier but ikasu is definitely softer feeling.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:09 am


Happened to try a blade set recently at NSRCC changi golf shop.....

Few of us tried the in-house blade iron which happened to have a light steel shaft (should be about 80grams or so). It surprised us in terms of the ease to hit the ball, very much easy to hit than other blades that we had tried. Shots making was good and ball flies off very straight when square off at impact.

We asked for the details of the shaft and was told that it was an in-house brand just like the blade head.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:30 pm

seebayho wrote:
Try to look for the old Tietliest 960MB solid!

I think you mean the 690. Tried those too, they are definitely harsher than the ones I have listed, just slightly harsher than the retail TM TP MBs
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:34 pm

watermyforrest wrote:
How come nobody mentioned about Callaway and Ikasu. They sure are friendlier than most blades that I have tried. Callaway is definitely easier but ikasu is definitely softer feeling.

I've recently tested the Callaway X-Prototypes at an indoor range and walked away quite disappointed. Expected the feel to be more buttery (perhaps an expectation set by the satin look). Found it harsh and unforgiving... As for the Ikasu, I have only tried the satin models in BFG and they feel a tad softer than my KZG Forged Z0s, pretty close to the Miuras, felt almost like they were forged by Kyoei. Pretty good stuff, but from a visual perspective, I preferred the more compact look of the 'Nameless Warrior' Ikasu raw black blades.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:44 pm

In my opinion, the Mizunos have the best blade on the market. They are quite forgiving too, as far as blade goes. Surprises me actually, for a blade looks that good and traditional but gives such forgiveness. They feel great too, again it is the best feeling blades I've ever hit. I've tried a lot of blades and settle for the Mizunos.



jtek wrote:
Aiyo, just something easier for me lah... or is it all blade the same???

Btw, is those TM Tour Preferred consider a blade or not?

TM Tour Preferred is not considered a blade, however it is not as forgiving as some blades on the market.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:44 pm

ginn wrote:
try mizzies....wont go wrong.. of course if you cant handle it...you can always sell it.... quite good 2nd hand prices

Couldn't agree more, to my opinion it is the best blade on the market.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:46 pm

ghoonk wrote:
seebayho wrote:
Try to look for the old Tietliest 960MB solid!

I think you mean the 690. Tried those too, they are definitely harsher than the ones I have listed, just slightly harsher than the retail TM TP MBs

I personally never liked Titleist. Might be a psychological thing, but I do not find them to have a such forgiveness that we (mere mortals) need to enjoy this game. It IS a club for serious golfers, indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:49 pm

A friend passed me his set of MP67s recently, and I found them to be worse than any of the blades I have tried so far. In all fairness, I have a set of MP32s back in Singapore and find that they have good feel and balance. I've also had the MP60s (which aren't blades), but was not much impressed with them...

What Mizzy models are you referring to?
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:51 pm

ghoonk wrote:
watermyforrest wrote:
How come nobody mentioned about Callaway and Ikasu. They sure are friendlier than most blades that I have tried. Callaway is definitely easier but ikasu is definitely softer feeling.

I've recently tested the Callaway X-Prototypes at an indoor range and walked away quite disappointed. Expected the feel to be more buttery (perhaps an expectation set by the satin look). Found it harsh and unforgiving... As for the Ikasu, I have only tried the satin models in BFG and they feel a tad softer than my KZG Forged Z0s, pretty close to the Miuras, felt almost like they were forged by Kyoei. Pretty good stuff, but from a visual perspective, I preferred the more compact look of the 'Nameless Warrior' Ikasu raw black blades.

ghoonk,

Quite surprise that you found the Callaway to be harsh and unforgiving. I still feel that they are better than the Titleist and I certainly like it better than the Miuras. Well, again... Never been a fan of Miuras.

The Ikasu... I like the cavity better than the blade, whereas the Mizunos I like the blade better than the Mizuno. I am not saying that the Ikasu is bad or anything, it's just the cavity is better than the blade.

KZG is also good, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:52 pm

ghoonk,

Try the MP14, MP33 or the new MP68. They are great!
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:07 pm

I had the MP14s. Those I liked, save for the offset. They are with eiji now. Also tried the MP68 - no likely, too bling bling Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:21 pm

I agree with ghoonk that Callaway x-forged is a tad harsh. But the old version is really forgiving for a blade. I was actually torn between this and my current titleist set.
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:11 pm

ghoonk wrote:
I had the MP14s. Those I liked, save for the offset. They are with eiji now. Also tried the MP68 - no likely, too bling bling Very Happy

No ghoonk, I know the Mizunos are not for you. They got too much offset for your liking! But I do feel that the MP68s have a great feel to it. Soo, you also prefer the satin look as oppose to the shiny-bright chrome?


watermyforrest wrote:
I agree with ghoonk that Callaway x-forged is a tad harsh. But the old version is really forgiving for a blade. I was actually torn between this and my current titleist set.

We are talkign about Callaway X Prototype here, not the X-Forged...
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PostSubject: Re: Which blade should I try???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:33 pm

WMF, I think he meant the X-Protos not the X Forged.

For me, I have only hit 4 diff brands of blades this year:

- Mizuno MP68s
- Muira Blade 2007
- Callaway X-Prototype.
- Adams Idea Pro Black MBs

I have had the opportunity to have hit them in the same shaft offering and same lie angle. To be honest, the difference in feel will have a mixture of placebo effect and subconscious biasness thrown in. However, they are all pretty good.

For the X-protos, my 1st dally into it was in 2008. Back then, they were goin for USD$1500 in PX shafts. I managed to demo them a couple of times and wasn't impressed with the club.

Fast forward to 2009 where I went for the Fuzion Golf fitting in Jupiter and the fitter passed me the same club in 3 offerings: DG, DG Black gold and KBS. Having the slight biasness that they were already not that great with the previous experience, I was blown away by how different it felt among all 3. The KBS was pure in every true form.

The (still)USD $1500 price tag turned me away as I found a good substitute in the Mizzy MP68s with similar shafts. They are very good on their own and I must say that they are probably a set where the mid handicappers can also handle given the more forgiving nature of their sole camber n radius.

Now that the TA X-protos can be had for much less, I could not resist the offer to grab them. Goin to Callaway for the fitting, the KBS fitted me the best again and when the set finally arrived, they haven't disappointed me in the games I have had with them.

My advice is that when you are gonna try clubs, they need to be in a shaft that is suitable for you. Grabbing an off-the-rack club with the stock NS Pro or DGR300 shaft and asking the salesman to slap some masking tape on is not going to give u accurate results. Mizunos and Titleist now have fitting carts and 1 shd not be shy to go try them no matter the skill level. Its your hard earned money that you are spending so do it with care.

I also learnt (the hard way) that no matter how 'bad' a club feels, a good clubfitter can turn it into your best friend if you get it fitted to your specs.

Lastly, if you wanna go to blades, the 3-5iron might be a stretch to hit consistently for most. If Sg doesn't have a combo offering, you can consider gettin hybrids to replace them.

PS: A good fitter is very impt. I tried my colleague's MP67s in KBS X and they felt livlier and whippier than my own set of 68s with only a KBS S flex.
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