Ping iBlades: “Wow, These Are Soft”


“That brings us to the first ball our testers hit with the iBlade irons; ‘Wow, these are soft.’ ”

“The iBlades place 1.6 times more elastomer directly behind the impact area of the club face, leading to an impressively soft feel when golfers flush a shot. Ping’s designers call the experience ‘activating the elastomer.’ ”

“Mishit a shot slightly, though, and the feel isn’t as pleasing, and that’s by design. The good thing about those slight mishits is our testers reported that they flew pretty much like their perfect shots. Remember, we’re talking about slight mishits, not complete impact disasters. Those will be punished appropriately. These are blades, after all.”