Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 Irons Review

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Wondering if anyone is pairing CBX2 wedges with ZX5. Not a lot of detail on the set AW, and a 50 CBX2 seems like a logical progression, especially keeping shaft the same. Would be a full swing club, something I don’t do with for instance my 58 TS.
I decided to go with the set gap wedge for the ZX5, but I have hard pondered picking up a 50 CBX2 to see which club would win that head-to-head battle in my bag
 

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Wondering if anyone is pairing CBX2 wedges with ZX5. Not a lot of detail on the set AW, and a 50 CBX2 seems like a logical progression, especially keeping shaft the same. Would be a full swing club, something I don’t do with for instance my 58 TS.
Exactly what I did. CBX2 50 with recoil 95s shaft.

Love this club and the 56 and 60 CBX2.
 

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Wondering if anyone is pairing CBX2 wedges with ZX5. Not a lot of detail on the set AW, and a 50 CBX2 seems like a logical progression, especially keeping shaft the same. Would be a full swing club, something I don’t do with for instance my 58 TS.
I have 2 CBX2 wedges with ZX5’s. I replaced my 50* CBX2 with the set AW. I like the AW a little better because it goes a little further. Not much in it though. It’s a win-win.
 

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As an older 5 handicap, I went with the ZX5 over the ZX7 for some additional distance and higher trajectory. I also went with UST Recoil 760 Smacwrap in F2. These irons are well suited to my game. Much more so than the Ping G700 irons I was fitted into at Club Champion back in December 2019. I have confidence in all irons from 6 to AW. Wondering if I should order a 5 iron now. :)
 

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Glad to hear you are getting along with them.
I have the 5i in my ZX7's and find it pretty easy to hit, I would imagine the ZX5 would be even easier.
 

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Glad you're in a set that suits you better and you have confidence in. It's been coming through in your posts and that's awesome to see/hear.
 

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I’ve been testing a ZX5 7i with Recoil 95R. Coming back from a long layoff due to elbow tendonitis. I’ve cycled through a couple of irons and didn’t immediately have the ZX5 magically fix my rusty swing. But a few days ago had some flashes at the range, and today hitting balls and checking lie angle/contact I had a bit of a breakthrough and am eagerly awaiting the rest of the irons. Before my injury I typically hit my 7i about 150 with good balls. Today was close to that with range balls and wasnt getting too punished by misfits - which were obvious hitting marked balls. Plus my trajectory was back up.

Congrats on finding a good setup. Play them in good health.
 

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I've really enjoyed my ZX5s. I've had them for about a month as well. I'm also getting a chance to see how they really shine as the weather has gotten warmer. I originally thought they were about the same distance as my 565s and G25s before them...sort of my standard distances. But these are about 8-10 yards longer for me. I flew 3 greens yesterday.

But irons are about consistency, not raw distance. These are just really easy to dial in.
 

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Finally got to play a round with the ZX7, I couldn't be happier with them, I don't think I missed an approach shot or a par 3 green all round, I am seriously considering getting the AW or just new wedges, I started just doing 75% and 50% swings after hole 12 because I was so much more accurate with my Pw or 9 iron than any of my wedges from 140 yards and in

No more low spin flyers we have Pin seeking missiles now
 

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I have had the ZX5 in 5 - PW since December and I love them, I would say the 5 iron is as easy to hit as the 6 so go for it.
I am considering the 4 iron now as a replacement for my higher lofted hybrid as they are so user friendly.
 

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Finally got my new zx5 irons in play last week and I am in love with them. First time in a while I have used a set gap wedge but I love the gap wedge in this set
 

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So my ZX7 8i showed up today, just as I was heading to the range to hit my ZX5 7i and work some more on my swing. Got a small bucket and went back and forth between the two, hitting off grass with typical range balls. What I found in this session:

1. practice and some analysis (phone video and marked ball) go a long way. Contact is still inconsistent but better and every ball would have been playable.
2. the ZX7 let me know when I was off the sweet spot. The ZX5 doesn't give the same feedback but also doesn't drop off with distance as much
3. a couple of good strikes with the ZX7 8i were going as long (if not a bit longer) than most of the ZX5 7i.
4. I had a higher percentage of "dead center" strikes with the ZX7. I don't know what I really caught any of the ZX5 swings. Could be shorter shaft of 8i vs 7i or ?
5. did I mention the practice thing?

Perhaps not that shocking but I was surprised at how good the well struck ZX7 shots felt and how far/high they went. I have ordered 8-PW in ZX5 already, but may add ZX7 in 9-PW and play a mixed set. Could probably game either, will be interesting to see how I get on with the ZX7 next time to the range.
 

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Don't you find the gap from PW(46°) to 52° too big?
Very rarely and depends on the shot but I am debating on messing with a 50* and/or match the shaft for that gap wedge.
 

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Wondering if anyone is pairing CBX2 wedges with ZX5. Not a lot of detail on the set AW, and a 50 CBX2 seems like a logical progression, especially keeping shaft the same. Would be a full swing club, something I don’t do with for instance my 58 TS.
I ended up getting the CBX2 48*, 52* and 56*. My ZX5 PW is my 120-125 club. I hit my 52* about 100. When I was at that 110-115 range I either had to take something off a PW or hammer a 52*. 100% user error, but I'm not good taking a little off a PW.

Literally the first time I hit my 48* was on #1 on my home course and stuck in pin high 7 feet away. It has quickly become one of my favorite clubs.

I had a 50* CBX2 that I sold that I could have used. Nothing was wrong with it, I just wanted the black satin nickel CBX2s.
 

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Had a couple guys check out the ZX7's and really like the looks.
Performance was great with them today, distances are dialed in on all clubs. Hit some nice 3/4 PW shots today that held the greens well.
 

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Srixon for the Masters win!
 

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Well I wasn’t thinking about Hidecki this morning, but by coincidence I put the first round on my ZX7s today! That will be a fun memory. Also had Srixon F85 3w, ZX Utility 2i, and ZipCore wedges in the bag, along with a SpeedZone Extreme driver.

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Who would have thought the Masters champion plays the same driver I do. This crazy game!
 

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