Energetic funhog, happy nerd
- Feb 2, 2015
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Very nice. I particularly appreciate the comparison to the Jpx921 Tours as those are one of the 2 best 7i’s I have hit so far in my testing for new irons. I’m biting my lip trying to avoid ordering these right now. Must hold on until early Feb.View attachment 8987655
First impressions below following an extended gapping session and hitting them side by side against my current gamers (JPX 921 Tour).
FYI - I have the KBS $ Taper 120 Stiff shafts in my ZX7's, and the Project X 6.5 in the 921 Tours, so this is by no means a perfect head to head comparison.
The ZX7's look so good in the flesh. In the bag I still love the look of the 921 Tours but the ZX7's look seriously mean. At address the ZX7 looks a little more squat, and the marginally thicker top line in the longer irons inspires a bit more confidence. By comparison the 921 Tour longer irons look quite scary at address. Personal preference but I am a big fan of the ZX7 at address.
The ZX7's go far for players irons. I found my carry distances were ~8 metres longer across the entire set, so bordering on a full club for me. I didn't necessarily need the distance but I can say with confidence I hit a 9 iron better than my 8 iron, and so on, so this can only help my game.
Spin numbers were solid, a touch lower than the tours but still within desired ranges. However, given the added carry comparing 7 irons is not really the whole story. I found the 921 Tour 6 iron and the ZX7 7 iron to perform identically, so it's a case of ignoring what's stamped on the club and focussing on how each irons performs at each distance.
Forgivness is outstanding on the ZX7. I was crushing the ZX7 5 iron shot after shot with identical carry distances, and it seemed to matter little whether it was a good or poor strike. I previously thought the 921 Tours were quite forgiving for this category of iron, but by comparison they were punishing my bad strikes, with both a loss in carry and greater left/right dispersion (likely due to the added spin and smaller cavity).
The feel on the ZX7's is great. On good strikes I love the feel on both irons, but if you miss the middle the ZX7's feel much nicer in the hands than the 921 Tours without any loss in feedback. The difference in shaft is probably contributing a little here.
For those that read my previous posts.. the 4 iron is still on the way as it is apparently out of stock in AUS. I currently have my 3 Hyrbid at 22 degrees, but will go back to 20 degrees based on how far I expect to hit the ZX7 4 iron.
I ended up keeping the ZX7 AW after being given the chance to hit it and then decide if I wanted it. It felt so much nicer to hit than my RTX4 50* wedge. However, I think I will need to bend it a degree or so strong in order to improve the gapping into the PW.
First proper round on Thursday.