Ping iBlade irons
Launched: Sep 2016
Ping iBlade irons overview
The Ping iBlade irons are the successors to the S55s. They are slightly more aesthetically pleasing, especially in the longer irons where, at least to the naked eye, offset seems to have been slightly reduced.
While the S55s had visible technology, the iBlades have been pared back: the tungsten plug is concealed and all you can see is a very slim cavity.
A satin finish gives a really classy look to what Ping describe as their “most workable, forgiving blade-style iron to date”.
You can only admire the blade profile at address – it’s difficult to fault and especially worth a look from anyone who still thinks Ping irons are lacking in style.
The precision-milled face ensures the looks at address are just so, which is crucial in this category when the slightest of blemishes can put off a prospective buyer.
Ping reckon these irons are “up to six yards” longer than the S55s in the long irons and will hit the ball higher and more consistently throughout the set. Perhaps more importantly, dense tungsten weights increase forgiveness levels.
With an array of top-quality shafts available without upcharge, it adds up to quite a package.
This is an iron that should be under consideration for any low handicapper in the market for a new set in the coming months, whether a Ping devotee or someone new to the brand.
Key features & benefits
- Pure tungsten plug: Completely concealed from view is a heavy tungsten plug, positioned in the toe, to increase the club’s MOI. That means less twisting on mis-hits.
- Extra elastomer: This plastic sheet acts as a damping agent, resulting in noticeably softer feel and a more pleasing sound. The iBlades feel less harsh than the S55s.
- Workable sole: The Ping engineers have shaved down the heel to make the sole the same width as in the S55s.
- Stock shafts
- Dynamic Gold, AMT, Project X, XP95, NS Pro Modus3
- 7-iron loft
- Golf Pride New Decade, Ping 5L