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I figured we need a Yonex post mainley because the tip sizes differ from other JDM brands so it's worth an explain. Along with that we can post pics maybe merge a couple of other topics.

Tip Sizes:

EZONE Type 380 Driver - .350
EZONE Type 420 Driver - .350
EZONE Type 450 Driver - .350
EZONE Type ST Fairway - .350

EZONE Utility - .350

EZONE Forged MB Iron - .355 tapered
EZONE Forged CB Iron - .370 parallel
EZONE Forged PB Iron - .370 parallel
EZONE Forged Wedge - .355 tapered
EZONE Composite Iron - .370 parallel

Interesting that they decided to go that route, the clubs are inserted with a shim at the factory if necessary.

Yonex is to me at least is this years surprise. 6 months before the Japan show not many were expecting a launch as complete and well done from wedge to driver.

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Above that's the 15* ST Fairway Wood. I really enjoy it's feel and shape and size.

All Yonex products are available head only component style except for the Utility wood.. Not sure why but thats ok.

Speaking of it below's the new UT. It's easy to hit, has mid/high trajectory, felt a little flat at impact but a very safe club that set's up very well.

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There are 3 types of iron sets. Two which I am happy to say are made at Endo. Both of which I have had the pleasure of hitting and like very very much. Those two models are the Forged CB (smaller head) Forged PB (mid sized).

The Muscle Back's are just trickling out, My set just arrived I'll take some pics for you guys. Zero iron will soon release. I would definitely say check out the Forged CB. It's got an undercut yet doesn't feel clicky. It feels like a hollow soft. I think I'll coin a new term "Srixon Z-UTI 'ish..."

Look Here: (Such a Nice Top Line)

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View it in the Blog Here:

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Other than that the new Wedge is Japan Forged and a really solid performer for the decent to better player. I have hit it many times now, spin is better than most, shape is very unique designed by Miyagi-san of MTI formerly the designer for PRGR MTI's and is also famous for his Tour Wedges in Japan.

I still need to spend time with the Muscle Backs and get my hands on the Zero iron. There are also some decent Japan made putters coming as well.

So that's it, a place to come if you have questions about Yonex product. On a side note Yonex told me Ryo was playing the MB's on the PGA a couple of weeks ago. Anyone pay notice to what he has in the bag for the U.S Open? I saw he's sportin the new Yonex caps.
 

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the MBs interest me, although out of pure curiosity.
im eyeing the Utes as they have the perfect shape for me.
just bothered by the comment of dead feel. i know feel is subjective
but i certainly dont like dead. if its a dead comparable feeling which
is similar to the adams hybrids then that is ok:)

that zero iron has been on my mind ever since they were released, the 20* looks
mighty tempting. id like to see a review versus the srixon z-ut in the same loft! thanks
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If the "dead feeling" is attributed to the carbon crown, then I would assume the feel is similar to the last year's Nextage FW. Having played those for the better part of a season I would not say the feel is dead, but rather the sound is muted. By comparison I have played the Miura FWs and get a metallic tink when struck where as the Nextage are more of a dull thud. Feel on the other hand is quite clean and you can definitely discern the location of the ball on the face at impact. Again this is assuming the feel is similar to the Nextage fairway woods...

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thats a very good observation u made there.....................,(about the muted sound)

very very good


ive been strugling with the yonex gear for a cpl of seasons. not bec of the performance, but the 'feel"
ive tried to get my head around what it is thats not "right" or dead as you say.
its not dead its not electric or lively it just muted. the thing i dont like about yonex is the sound.

that nextage driver is an absolute fairway splitter.
idont knw why i kept buying and selling them i had a bout 4 f these ,and always looked for somehthng differnent.
truth is i rarely ever missed a fairway with it, it just wanst long.

it dawned on me thtas just what i need alot of the time. hence my never ending goal to find something shorter and more reliable than a cannon.

the new yonex 380 is my new toy, but i think i like the old er nxtage one better.
im going back to it agn. bec i cant find a replica that plays as well as the nextage.

regardless of that sound which annoys the hell outta me bec. it makes me think ive still got plenty in the tank, when i actually havnt.
result was pretty muc always t he same. down the pipes straight.
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jbeam 435 9.5*----diamana stinger 70x

kasco FD 12.8*----diamanastinger X

syard XV 18*----diamana stigner X

honma Hw-u 21*  driving iron-----diamana stinger 70XX

pr-gr idbl ---NS 2g18s

fourteen mt-28 ts spec  50*-56*

yururi 1.618,  61*  lw

HM/golds  hmb5

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I have both the Nextage 420 an the new Ezone 380 both in 9*. Also picked up the Nextage FW last year to replace a set of Miura Precious Edition FW and driver. The Yonex are definitey longer the the Miuras feel is comparable but sound is worlds apart...

Feel and sound is similar between the Yonex although I prefer the 380 to the 420. I like the look of smaller heads and a mental block on trying to close the face on bigger ones. I am dying to find a 9 or 10 degree loft in a sub 180 cc head. In the meantime am looking forward to doing a similar exploration as you with the RC D/S in 11.5*. Am also gonna give the 13* Yonex and 14* RC a whirl as driver replacements for shorter courses...
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that 11* works really well.
its very very 3 wood esque in looks.

i like tht i like a big head on the tee.
the 380 yonex and i are going to slpit up agn. its just not hapening
i had to stop using it on sunday and take the 11* out instead.
seriosuly thats not good when i gotta do that on a 420 yard open par 4 .

juts not happeneing.

the 13.5* i stil have without a shaft on it. dont know what ill do with it.
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 sept,  club champs bag 

jbeam 435 9.5*----diamana stinger 70x

kasco FD 12.8*----diamanastinger X

syard XV 18*----diamana stigner X

honma Hw-u 21*  driving iron-----diamana stinger 70XX

pr-gr idbl ---NS 2g18s

fourteen mt-28 ts spec  50*-56*

yururi 1.618,  61*  lw

HM/golds  hmb5

tourstage (r.i.p)  x-01 z

 

 

 

 

There is no secret.says Miguel,  "Good food, good wine, good cigars and some exercise"


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The Yonex ST fairway is a very pretty club. Can't wait to get it. Trouble is it is 6 weeks since I ordered it and I still am not sure when it will arrive!

Please be aware of that when ordering JDM er's.

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PTP, I cannot believe that you have been waiting for 6 weeks for the fairway wood.

I just ordered some tasty JDM stuff (thanks to Rory's win at the US Open) and I am certainly hoping it is not going to take 6 weeks - hopefully more like 6 days!!

Have you been told why it is taking so long?

Also on a related matter, has anyone else had some troubles with the red plate on the Yonex 380 cc driver head getting beat up easily when played off mats at a driving range??? The head that I have shows some major dents on the red V plate after a session at a driving range here in Brisbane. Not visible at address but expected better quality.
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The crazy took less than a week for me but I think Pete said it's coming from US?
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How is the face angle on the 380? And headweight?
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no probs with the base plate at all.
ive hit mine at range a few times and nothing wrong in the slightest.
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 sept,  club champs bag 

jbeam 435 9.5*----diamana stinger 70x

kasco FD 12.8*----diamanastinger X

syard XV 18*----diamana stigner X

honma Hw-u 21*  driving iron-----diamana stinger 70XX

pr-gr idbl ---NS 2g18s

fourteen mt-28 ts spec  50*-56*

yururi 1.618,  61*  lw

HM/golds  hmb5

tourstage (r.i.p)  x-01 z

 

 

 

 

There is no secret.says Miguel,  "Good food, good wine, good cigars and some exercise"


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The Yonex ST fairway is a very pretty club. Can't wait to get it. Trouble is it is 6 weeks since I ordered it and I still am not sure when it will arrive!

Please be aware of that when ordering JDM er's.

Pete



Sorry Pete, The 15* FW are abundant but the 13* isn't should be arriving anytime now Email us if you have any questions or need to make changes.
 

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So the Yonex Forged CB has an undercut like say the B'stone J38 PC? I like the sole grind but am worried about the aggressive leading edge grind on the short irons.
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i like the new PB, considering a #3 but worried that it is too narrow and that the
zero iron or srix zut could be the more forgiving option.
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So I've had the MB's almost a week now. It's quite different than the prototype at the show. I've been comparing the pics then till now and it seems its now a much more refined design.

Differences:

- Exaggerated Tear Drop now instead of a semi boxy toe
- Trail relief is much smaller and subtle vs the proto had a huge step which took away from sole surface

I could get used to these with graphite shafts. With the NS950 it's pure.

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It's a Very Japanese style muscle back IMO.
 

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C, we need some comparative pics of them alongside the TS 905's and for good measure the 901's (should you have one laying around). Not that the 901's are leaving my bag anytime soon, but would love to see how all three compare with each other.
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So I've had the MB's almost a week now. It's quite different than the prototype at the show. I've been comparing the pics then till now and it seems its now a much more refined design.

Differences:

- Exaggerated Tear Drop now instead of a semi boxy toe
- Trail relief is much smaller and subtle vs the proto had a huge step which took away from sole surface

I could get used to these with graphite shafts. With the NS950 it's pure.

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It's a Very Japanese style muscle back IMO.


im kinda dissapointed that they rounded the toe. I loved the boxy toe which is very similar
to the toe of my nanoVs! still a beautiful blade, this and the RC are the most beautiful blades
ive seen so far.


are these forged in endo as well like the rest of the ezone lineup? s20? how would you compare this
to the aftours? these would make a fantastic combo with my nano ryos!
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Along with their wedges, i just love the clean simple beautiful design.. i need a better job :)
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