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Review: Mizuno 2017 JPX – S Golf Balls – The Softest JPX from Mizuno!

On the back of what Mizuno claim to be a successful 2016 golf season in the ball market, it is introducing a new JPX-S model to the growing line-up in August 2017. The new ball is a soft-compression 3-piece ball claiming to offer balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds plus increased initial ball speed for most golfers.

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Mizuno’s reputation obviously proceeds itself in the golf club market with countless years of innovation under their belt. But in recent years that reputation has extended more in to the golf ball world too, with tour proven models like MP-S and MP-X models.

The Mizuno JPX-S model is a soft compression version of Mizuno’s 3-piece JPX ball engineered for balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds. Mizuno claims that by softening the core, their R&D department have enhanced both the feel of the JPX-S at impact and increased initial ball speed for the majority of golfers.

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The aerodynamics featured in the new Mizuno JPX-S also claim to be improved via an enhanced version of Mizuno’s distinctive ‘Dimple-Cluster design’. This innovation is said help convert ball speed into extra yards, which if true can only be a good thing. 566 dimples feature on the JPX-S, 54 more than previous JPX models. The science behind such a high dimple count is said to boost the ball’s ability to maintain its flight for longer as the micro dimples are set to take effect at lower ball speeds increasing the hang time even past the apex of the ball’s flight.

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Tetsuya Kanayama, Director of Mizuno R&D, explains: “We call this ‘Balanced Performance’, as every measurable performance aspect of the JPX-S has evolved without sacrifice of another – speed, feel, spin, aerodynamics or durability.”

It seems like the JPS-X is a ball geared to benefit a wide variety of golf swings with specific technology for different swing speeds. Mizuno has proven this diversity with testing at higher swing speeds too. Japan Tour Player, Nobuhito Sato for example is said to be able to carry the JPX-S ball on average 18 yards further than his normal MP-S tour ball when hitting a driver.

Alex Thorne, European Tour Operations Manager, talks about the potential distance gains: “This softer compression JPX-S ball is going to produce greater yardage for the majority of players.”

Offering something for everyone, the Mizuno JPX-S ball encompasses the benefits of their expanding golf ball range from the tour-proven performance of the MP-S and MP-X models, to the distance-enhancing micro-dimples and 5-piece design of the JPX Platinum.

Although the ‘Dimple-Cluster Design’ may not suit every golfers eye, if the performance of the JPX-S match the stats, the Japanese innovators may have found the first piece of the jigsaw in creating a golf ball rang that matches the legacy of Mizuno clubs.

The New Mizuno 2017 JPX – S is available online exclusively @Golfoy.com. Avail Introductory 1+1 Offer Today!

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The New 2016 Mizuno JPX 900 Forged Golf Irons – With love from Japan to India

Building on the foundation of JPX850 Forged and Boron steel, make “across the board” enhancements that improve the look, feel, and distance.

Key features:-

  •  Grain Flow Forged 1025 Boron
  • New COR Tech Face Design
  • Reengineered CNC Milled Pocket
  • Power Frame
  • Compact Head Size
  • Ultra Clean JPX Design
  • Project X LZ Graphite Shap

GF FORGED 1025 BORON:

  • Grain Flow Forging process delivers soft, solid, consistent feel.
  • 1025 Boron is roughly 30% stronger than 1025 allowing thinner, hotter, more extreme geometry.
  • Increased strength of Boron material frees up discretionary weight to be more optimally used.

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NEW COR TECH:

  • Oriented to optimize ball speeds on center impacts.
  • Allows for higher ball speeds all across the face.
  • Large rebound area combined with COR Tech to deliver even higher COR.

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RESHAPED POCKET CAVITY:

  •  Thinnest area of sole extended in both the Toe and Heel directions for more ball speed.
  • 21.5 grams removed to be redistributed to the Power Frame.

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POWER FRAME DESIGN:-

  • More mass pushed to the extreme corners to deliver unmatched stability.
  • Reinforced top line ensures a strong, powerful sound at impact.

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MORE APPEALING HEAD SHAPE:

  • Smaller face gauge compared to 850 Forged for a more compact look at address.
  • Lower Toe Height gives very sleek, modern, player’s look.
  • Straighter lines with slightly more mass low gives playability image in a small size.

HARMONIC IMPACT TECHNOLOGY: SOFT, SOLID FEEL:

  • Frequencies dialed in to meet player preferences for solid and strong feel.
  • Power Frame allowed redistribution of weight will still maintaining the desired HIT frequencies.
  • Key frequencies are tuned via modal analysis and historical benchmarking.

September 16 will see the release of JPX 900 line.

The New 2016 Mizuno JPX 900 Hybrids – With love from Japan to India

The new JPX900 series will be available from September 2016. We previewed the driver (Read) and the woods (Read) in our earlier articles, now let’s have a look at the JPX 900 Hybrids.

Key features:-

  • Quick Switch
  • Shockwave Sole
  • 1770 Maraging Face
  • Reverse Hosel Offset (FP) Design
  • Re-engineered head dimensions
  • Low and Shallow COG

Quick ‘Switch’:

  • 1st Hosel Adjustable Hybrid by Mizuno.
  • JPX 900 Quick Switch adaptor layout at +/- system.
  • New adaptor is clearly labelled for LH/RH.
  • Hybrid specific adaptor (smaller than FW).

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Shock Wave Sole:

  • Maintains high COR low on the face.

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Face Progression Design:

  • Face progression flows from high to low.
  • Blends gap between FW and Long irons.

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Re-Engineered Head Dimension:

  • More compact head size.
  • More pure Hybrid shape.

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Low and Shallow COG Design:

  • Sole region has extra mass to promote Low COG (high launch).
  • Smaller head width keeps shallow COG depth for less spin.

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Performance Summary:

Combine Mizuno’s distance generating technologies: 1770 Maraging Face and Shockwave Sole, with a thoughtful head shape design that better links the players highest lofted fairway wood to their strongest lofted iron.

Mizuno JPX 900 Series Golf Clubs will be open for Pre – Booking in India @Golfoy on 15th August, 2016.

#Nothing feels like Mizuno

A preview of Mizuno’s all new JPX 900 Driver

Mizuno is all set to debut its newest clubs on the pro tours. A new driver, the JPX 900, made its appearance on the USGA’s conforming list of drivers. Mizuno will be releasing its new JPX 900 series this September.

Key features:-

Adjustability:

  • New Fast Track Technology (infinite center track)
  • Quick Switch
  • (VFA) Visual Face Angle Adjustment
  • Larger range for 3 key parameters (Sweet Spot height / COG depth / COG distance)
  • More players can find best setting for maximum distance

  • HIT(harmonic impact technology), minimum and effective ribs structure achieves solid, powerful sound

New CORTECH face design:

  • Expands high COR area
  • Designed to be 5g lighter than previous CORTECH design.

Verdict:-

This driver has all the abilities that a pro needs because:-

  • Provide players with a wider range of adjustability.
  • Provide the player with every tool needed for optimization of launch and spin parameters.


Mizuno JPX 900 Series Golf Clubs will be open for Pre – Booking in India @Golfoy on 15th August, 2016
#Nothing feels like Mizuno.

Mizuno - Story of the Runbird

Mizuno Golf – History of the Runbird

In India’s golf industry, the unmistakable Chev logo of Callaway, FJ of FootJoy  have been omnipresent for quite a long time. However, there’s another logo which has gained considerable reputation and recognition in India’s golf space within a very short span of time and that is the Runbird – the symbol of Mizuno – The bird that never settles for anything less than what it deserves. The runbird symbolizes the traditional Japanese approach to sports with infinite energy and limitless space.

For all the time before 1980, Mizuno had used the ‘M’ logo. However, due to trademark issues and its similarity to Adidas’ logo, Mizuno wanted a new logo which would be distinct and would also portray the company’s values in a more refined manner.

This job of symbolizing the traditional Japanese approach was given to Noboru Kono in 1980. Kono san was a veteran at Mizuno and was one of the best person who understood Mizuno’s work ethic, its dedication to quality etc. Mizuno started an Internal Plan called the “New Line Project” for this purpose and designed nearly 180 logos which were all rejected , because they simply did not justify Mizuno’s open and expansive views.

After a gap of nearly one year, the design team came up with two words that would further decide the logo of the company Run which equated to health and sports and Bird which in Japan has symbolic roots in the expansion of free spirits. Now, with the words in their mind, the design team again went to the drawing board and finally came up with the Avian design we see today.

The first run bird appeared in the USA in 1982 when it was printed on the National Volleyball Team’s shoes and further all sports under the Mizuno umbrella started using the common logo, Golf being the last to take it up in 2007.

Today, the Runbird signifies the expansive 18 hole golf course and Mizuno’s pursuit of winning its each hole through its equipment. The runbird perches on the golfer’s head and keeps pushing him to have a limitless approach while he drives the ball and hits it for an inspirational distance. The Runbird has truly become what it was always meant to be . . .