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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2018, 02:09:12 PM »
Chances are that they might be...  but these irons had so much pre-sales hype I bet a bunch of people rushed into ordering without really knowing what to expect.
Just like we have a bunch of club ho's here in the US, there are equally or even more club hos who just buy and try pretty much everything that comes out.
So much easier for them to do that when they can just go to a local shop to order their JDM stuff ( unlike us here in the US )
As any manufacturer would tell you.  Beware of fakes.   If you are not willing to take the chance,  then you need to order from an authorized retailer.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2018, 09:23:22 PM »
If it's a respectable shop it's probably legit.  Nobs is correct IMO  in his thoughts on the market for these...I usually get whatever epon is offering and then shuffle shafts till i think they're as good as they're gonna get...

More thoughts on these:

I enjoy playing these more than the 705.  I'd say they were more demanding but they're not  demanding...

I can go at at the ball with these and even when I yank it down from the top they go ok...a fun iron to hit...

I haven't had any problems with distence control.  Perhaps it's the heavier shafts but these seem to be as close to the missing link as I've found.  I think more forgiving than the 503 bit look so much better over the ball...503 and 551 both stayed in the bag for a long time, this one will likely stay longer.

If you find them on yaj from a legit seller or shop, they're worth a go...def the best 500 series iron they've made all around.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2018, 09:42:47 PM »
Ok. I will keep my eye out. They are $375 per head here in the US so even $1400 for 5-pw seems like a great deal.

Bought both the ping i500 and i210 and dont think the beat my 705/503 combo and I love ping.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 10:30:37 PM »
Ping hasn't interested me since the BeCu ping eye...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2018, 11:09:44 AM »
Yep sold them already. Guess I will keep my epon combo for a bit.

How is the 505 5-7 irons compare to the 705 in forgiveness?
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2018, 02:11:44 PM »
Yep sold them already. Guess I will keep my epon combo for a bit.

How is the 505 5-7 irons compare to the 705 in forgiveness?

i210 were just released on 7/31 weren't they?    Dang, you are worse than me!!  No Just kidding, dude!!
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2018, 05:28:29 PM »
Boycer, I can't stress the importance of playing a full set of the same epon model enough...it's akin to mixing caviar with gourmet chilli cheese fries...you can do it and it may taste fine but you lose the singular perfection...it's a fung shwie...er...Shinto...er...domo...

The 505s are plenty forgiving, honestly, after playing the 705 for almost 2 seasons and the 703 for 2 seasons before that, 503 for 2 seasons before that...I'm so happy to be looking down at something playerish!  Playerish looking but sgi level performance...I seem to strike the ball more consistently in the center of the face with a mid sized iron...the 705 is great, 703 was great...they got me through some tough times whe my only weapon was the best short game at the club...it was a mental crutch thing...now my mind is free, I'm hitting shots with character...today I hit a 6i 168 yards into the wind, all carry over the largest retention pond/lake on the course...right over the pin, hit, kicked forward 5 feet and brakes...I looked at my playing partners and said "that's kinda lasery...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »
Sorry, brown water and a half dozen other things today...for me the 505 is almost as forgiving overall and more forgiving on thinish contact compared to the 705...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2018, 06:17:43 PM »
Sorry, brown water and a half dozen other things today...for me the 505 is almost as forgiving overall and more forgiving on thinish contact compared to the 705...

That's ok. I do understand. I have been there before.

Long irons are my struggle. I dont mind the combo set at all really. I had a 5 hybrid but will be taking it out for the 705 5 iron tomorrow.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2018, 01:36:34 PM »
I'm not saying the combo set/lofty thingy hybrids won't help your game...that would make me a Hippocrite...

I've gotten to a point in the evolution of my game where I just don't care to play that punchy swing candy baby kinda golf anymore...I like hitting manly money shots...to me, a pure 4i from 190 with the money on the line is miles more fulfilling than a 24* hybrid that bounces in front and rolls up pin high....the long iron triggers every part of my game...I've broken 80 almost 50 times this year and it all started happening once I took the high lofted Utes out and replaced with long irons...I used to hit it like a bitch...no doubt but now I'm a man....
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2018, 09:47:22 AM »
Iím soooo tempted over these
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2018, 10:12:08 AM »
Iím soooo tempted over these

You know it makes sense 😏
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2018, 10:27:53 AM »
Just wondering if these are clicky with the undercut
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2018, 11:44:43 AM »
Itís either them or Titleist CBís
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2018, 01:32:14 PM »
Yep sold them already. Guess I will keep my epon combo for a bit.

How is the 505 5-7 irons compare to the 705 in forgiveness?

i210 were just released on 7/31 weren't they?    Dang, you are worse than me!!  No Just kidding, dude!!
Life is too short.. gotta move on to new things quickly!
Good luck with your Epon search!

The i210 were a lot shorter even with the power spec loft. Flew to high and probably spun to much. Should have ordered them with s300.
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Epic sz rogue
G400 5wd rogue black
G400 4 hybrid
Epon 705 5-7/503 8-pw roddio i10 
Jdm forged 2017 Vokey wedge 50, 54, 58 s200
Jdm itsy bitsy spider black