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General Category => Japanese Golf Gear => Topic started by: Rrsclyde on October 04, 2019, 01:20:36 PM

Title: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Rrsclyde on October 04, 2019, 01:20:36 PM
Has anyone had a chance to compare the Epon AF 505 with the Mizuno Hot Metal Pro?  I'm currently playing the HMPs, but somewhat missing the forged feel.  I had a set of Epon AF 502's, but they has just a bit too much offset for my taste.

No place within miles for me to see the AF 505 in person (I'm in Tulsa, OK, USA), so any insight will be most welcome.  I try to keep a watch for any AF 505's that might come up for sale as  cheaper way to try, rather than buying new without a chance to really demo first, but so far no luck.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Randy
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Rrsclyde on October 08, 2019, 08:39:30 AM
Well, a set of 505's should arrive tomorrow (thanks Boycer!!); looking forward to putting them to the test!!
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 08, 2019, 09:11:24 AM
Best way to find out.
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Boycer11 on October 08, 2019, 07:40:35 PM
Haha. Your welcome. 505s are better then the pros. Now the hot metal blades might be interesting,  but t not as forgiving.

Hope to pick up my 705 oban ct115 this weekend, but probably wont golf. Working way to much.
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: freehb on October 11, 2019, 09:25:46 PM
Yeah, 505 is really nice...long...chunky but not big...offset isnít as much as other 500series...I like them a lot...
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Rrsclyde on October 17, 2019, 03:06:53 PM
I got the Oban CT shafts installed into the 505's Tuesday and grips on yesterday--my first try at shaft install.  Look fine and seem tight--let's hope heads don't fly off tomorrow when I give them my first swings with this setup  :o!
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: DaleUK on October 17, 2019, 03:12:01 PM
I got the Oban CT shafts installed into the 505's Tuesday and grips on yesterday--my first try at shaft install.  Look fine and seem tight--let's hope heads don't fly off tomorrow when I give them my first swings with this setup  :o!

Happened to me a few Times lol... itís Brill!!
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Rrsclyde on October 18, 2019, 03:17:43 PM
Got to spend about an hour with these on the range; early but very promising!  The Oban CT115 R+ are a little bit heavier and firmer flex wise than the Nippon 950 stiff-regular shafts in my Mizuno Ot Metal Pros. My dispersion was noticeably better.

Anxious to get them on the course in the morning.
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: Robbiez on October 21, 2019, 02:20:35 PM
Ive played the 919 Forged and the Hot Metal Pros and the Hotmetal Blades as well as the 505s.....I would rank them in terms of distance as Hot Metal pros / 919 Forged / HMB / 505s ,  in terms of accuracy its 505/ HMB / 919 Forged / Hotmetal Pros, in terms of feel 505/ HMB / 919 Forged / Hot Metal Pros.

Looks  HMB/ 505/ HM Forged / HM Pro.

Cant go wrong with any of these sets, its just what you value most and then figure it out from there.  We all want the longest, most forgiving, best feeling, most accurate irons BUT  there always will be trade offs. 
Title: Re: Epon AF 505 vs Mizuno HMP
Post by: freehb on October 26, 2019, 08:08:37 PM
Yeah...505s are magnificent...imma put the lunar 8s from my roddio set in my 505s and see if they canít beat out the roddio pcís...

I like the bangvoo but lunar is all I wanna feel...the springy rubbery roddio feel...sublime...