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Re: 705 review
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 05:47:03 PM »
Another thought on these.  The 705 reminds me a lot of the P3.  P3 was the proto 400 series and 705 is the proto 600 series.  I had the same shafts in both and they feel similar.  More feedback with the P3 but both fire mid-high lasers.  The face on both is real hot.  Great numbers clubs if you're into that sorta thing...
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2017, 10:50:56 PM »
this is what i've been saying as well. i think it's very similar to P3 except a tad hotter on the face for 705 and obviously stronger loft/bigger size. If you like P3 then this is just an improved/easier version

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Re: 705 review
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2017, 01:42:23 AM »
Hey free, how is the stopping power of these irons on the bangvoo? I am planning to shaft these up with bangvoo as well. Im thinking of bending the 6 iron to 25 degree instead of 26 degree as I'm afraid the distance will be too close to the 7 iron if it is just a 3 degree gap.

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Re: 705 review
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2017, 04:27:09 AM »
Stopping power is very very good for me with the bangvoo, really a perfect combo on many levels, feel wise a double growl and crunch, spin wise (I like more spin than most as am a low ball hitter).  Really good launch with these.  I wouldn't bend them at all, distence gaps are just fine for me.  Very controllable set, I have to say, they look pretty good, feel good and play real good.   Since I got them I've had my lowest all time tournament round and my first HIO...something is working...
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 08:13:57 PM »
So I ended up getting a set of these in 6-AW which effectively replaces the lofts of a more standard 5-P setup. I shafted them with steelfiber 110s at +1/4 and put GP CP2 midsize wraps on them. Finally got them out for a couple range sessions and two rounds.

First impressions are that they are, as expected, bigger, rounder, and more offset than what Im used to playing. But not in an offputting wayI rather like how they set up and they inspire a ton of confidence. These are Epons super game improvement model, but they are definitely much more svelte than what most your typical SGI iron.

As my practice time has basically dwindled to zero the last year or two, I have basically even quit trying to hit my MP-5 5 iron, instead using my srixon U45 for a choke down shot. So these definitely give me more help and confidence in the long irons while still having a manageable look in the short irons.

My biggest fear was the feel theyd have, but I actually like it. Every now and again with a firmer ball like an XV I get just the slightest tink on a good strike, but vibration is minimal and the feel is very explosive.

Theyre obviously very long per iron for me due to the strong lofts, about one full club (or a bit more) than normal. But they launch at the right height for the number on the bottom of the club. They stop fine on the greens but of course this time of year the greens are very soft and receptive.

They look better in hand than in the pictures, but their aesthetics are still their weakest point for me. The scalloped pocket is a little dated looking, in my opinion. The other thing I noticed is that the pocket cavity on the AW makes a bit of a whoosh bordering on whistle sound when I swing it.

Overall I think theyre great irons for the player who is looking for lots more help or distance but still wants good feel, and an acceptable look at address.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 10:34:35 PM »
Im currently playing 705 with KBS Tour 120 in stiff and Im like a 13 handicap, but capable of shooting a single digit round if not betting..Im starting to have wrist pain due aging and Im considering graphite but I still would like to look them like steel or composite steel, Ive tried the OTI, MCI, Recoil and steelfiber with no real success in getting the numbers where I want them or the feel I get them the KBS.. Im told to try out the New Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana New Thump Iron Shafts, they come in 95, 105, 115 and 120g Im stiff and X in Japan. But there is no where to try them..did anyone try them and have any feedback? Should I go for the 95 or 105 in stiff? Any Reccomendations?

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Re: 705 review
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2018, 09:21:20 PM »
I made it home from the blizzard and today was a beautiful sunny 55 but fairly windy. They finally mowed the course today since league is starting this coming week even though most of the grass hasnt even grown enough to warrant it. Buddy called me after work and asked if I wanted to walk 9 and shake off some rust and I obliged.

I have to say that going from gorgeous custom MP-5s to these was a big jump, but the abnormally long winter and my family and work obligations kept my mind from wandering much. So therefore this spring they just look normal to me and blend in with my U45 utility down to my biggish 2015 vokey forged. Had a great ball striking round and I rather like the feel.

Im committing myself to playing old man golf this year. Im more out of shape than ever, and have a rotator cuff that needs surgery but when is ever a good time to not do anything for 6 weeks, especially when youre self-employed and have three kids? So Im finding taking a nice easy swing with these gives me fantastic results and the distance due to stronger lofts doesnt make me feel like I need to try and kill a shorter iron. I swing easier and still pick the same iron I would have before so its an easy mental transition. 

This approach works awesome in the wind too, I hit a couple of laser beams dead into the wind that just cut right through. With my MP-5 I would subconsciously swing harder which is the worst thing to do when playing in the wind.

I do notice that I dont like the feel of certain balls off them as much as I did the MP-5 which were butter. The Q Star Tour has a plasticky sound and feel off these irons despite the fact it performs well. B330RX which has long been a favorite of mine really shines with these heads. Makes a nice smooshy smoochy sound on a solid strike.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2018, 10:44:10 AM »
For a pocket cavity they feel amazing IMO but they're still a pocket cavity.  Shaft and ball make a big difference in this category for sure.  Aerotech was a good choice for these heads Matt.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2018, 11:38:03 AM »
I know theyre not for everyone but aeros just work for me and I like the impact feel with them
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2018, 01:57:27 PM »
In certain heads the aerotechs are great feeling shafts IMO, they add a dense quality to impact.  I think they make a pocket cavity feel more like a CB.

Was really hitting the ball well this weekend and flew a couple greens with them though.  Hit a 150 yard 9 iron a bit into the wind...normally 9i is a 125 yard club for me so a little concerned.  Have a set of Basi BTi's coming though for the 505s which I'm hoping really challenges this set. 
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 05:56:51 AM »
I have Aero now (95cw) in my 503...they are damn good shafts (coming from MCI120). Weight distribution towards the tip help me a lot to smooth my swing and reduce the hands flip.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
I'm tempted to go back to Steelfiber.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 02:10:05 PM »
I just got tired of spending tons of money trying carbon iron shafts and not having much long term luck. The Aeros just work for me and theyre relatively inexpensive. Especially these, since I got them used. I just think Im too abrupt and short in my swing with a hard transition, being a fairly strong guy it doesnt suit the profile of most of the good carbon options out there. Maybe after playing old man golf for a while Ill be able to have success with some other stuff.
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2018, 10:25:34 AM »
I have a combo set, 705 5-7 & 503 8-pw. I wondering if I should just get the 705 8-aw. Or get a new set of 705, or wait for the 505?
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Re: 705 review
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2018, 10:36:24 AM »
Id keep the 503 short irons
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