PING has just announced the launch of its new iBlade irons. Officials said that the new iBlade iron is designed for golfers who rely on the precision and control. The blade-style iron follows the highly popular S55 model, which has amassed more than 50 wins around the world since its introduction over two years ago.
The iBlade iron is available for pre-order today authorized PING golf shops around the world.
The body is precision cast from soft, high strength-to-weight ratio 431 stainless steel. With the workability to shape shots on command, the compact iBlade iron head delivers consistently precise distance and trajectory control.
A thinner top rail, minimal offset, straight lead edge and sharp high toe will appeal to the eye of the discerning player. Refined bounce angles and ample heel relief, optimized with the same sole width as the S55 iron, produce a workable sole design for confident shot making from all conditions. Further precision comes from the milled tour-spec grooves and precision-machined fly-cut face.
The unique feel is achieved through a combination of the soft stainless steel and a larger surface area behind the face that houses an elastomer insert. The insert is “activated” at impact, which results in more vibration damping in the player’s hands and a softer feel and pleasing sound. A hydro pearl chrome finish repels water for more control and helps minimize fliers from wet conditions and lies in the rough.
Nearly “pure” tungsten weights (netting a 70% increase in mass relative to the S55 iron) are pressed into the toe of every head to increase the MOI – a key factor in the precision of the iron.
Product and shaft details
- Available 3-9, PW
- Stock steel shaft: Dynamic Gold S300, X100
- Stock graphite shaft: PING CFS 65G Soft R, CFS 70G Regular, CFS 80G Stiff
- After-market stock shaft options (no upcharge): PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), Project X 5.0, 6.0; XP 95 (R, S), N.S. Pro Modus3 105 (S, X)
- Stock Grip: Golf Pride New Decade Multi-Compound Black/White
- RRP: The iBlades will be available to consumers starting August 11 in the U.S.. Set of eight: $1,300, steel; $1,420, graphite.