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The Mizuno MP-18 MB irons are beautiful, and they have breath-taking feel. You will need your A-game to play these.
A new set of blades is sure to light up golf social media, but the Mizuno MP-18s have had a special kind of buzz. Since we first saw pictures of them in pro’s bags a few months back, gear nerds have been going gaga for them. It’s not hard to see why – they’re as clean looking as irons can be. The question is, does a set belong in your bag?
It won’t take more than a cursory look at the comments on Instagram, Twitter, or in the forums to know that the Mizuno MP-18 irons have struck a chord with golfers. It’s been a non-stop stream of fire and eyeball emojis.
What surprised me when I first got them in hand was that the top line is a little thicker than I expected. It’s still plenty thin – no one will confuse it for a GI iron – but it’s not an old school butter knife.
The other elements are exactly what you’d expect: virtually no offset, compact blade length, and killer looks in the bag. Not that it’s surprising, but Mizuno still deserves a tip of the hat for keeping this blade clean on the back. If you need to add some color, you can paint fill the “running bird” logo, but I think this look is perfection.
Sound & Feel
The MP-18 irons live up to the tagline “Nothing feels like a Mizuno.” When you catch a ball on the center of the face, the feel is spectacular: soft, responsive, with a touch of crispness to keep it from being mushy. If you try one, you’ll immediately understand why people play blades – it’s this feel.
What’s nice about the MP-18 MB is that it doesn’t feel too punishing on mishits. The feedback is exemplary – you’ll be able to locate your strikes with extreme precision – but missed shots don’t sting like they can on other blades.
If you were hoping for a surprise in this section, you’re going to be disappointed. The Mizuno MP-18 irons are pure blades, and they demand your best. On centered strikes, they send the ball a long way on a strong, beautiful trajectory. When you miss, you’ll see the ball speed and distance dip.
What did surprise me about the MP-18s is how consistent the launch and spin were on small misses. With other blades, a thin shot can launch in the single digits with huge spin. These Mizunos aren’t going to cover up a shot off the bottom groove, but a slightly thin shot still launches high with a penetrating flight.
The allure of gaming the MP-18 MBs is that you have absolute control over your ball. From the long irons through the pitching wedge, you will not get a single result that will surprises you. If you’re a player with the skill to hit all the shapes and trajectories, these irons will deliver.
If you’re a high end ball striker, it doesn’t get much better than the Mizuno MP-18 MB irons. These are among the best feeling irons on the market, they look sensational, and they’ll give you total control of your golf ball.
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