Srixon ZX7 Vs Ping i230 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are looking for irons with a blade-like appearance at address but with some forgiveness under the hood, you’ve come to the right place.
Today we will be looking at a couple of iron sets that have the looks of premium blades; but the performance of player’s irons.
We’re talking about the Srixon ZX7 and the Ping i230 irons. How do these irons perform? Who are the Ping i230 and the Srixon ZX7 irons for?
We tested both sets to find out so sit back, relax and get ready to find out what you really need to know about these irons.
Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview
“The Srixon ZX7’s are single-piece, forged irons with limited offset and a thin topline.”
So right away, they look the part. Still, these are cavity back irons so you get all the familiar performance perks: more mass positioned low in the head for better launch angles.
The V-Tour sole shaping also makes it easier to make contact with the ball in stubborn or stocky turf.
Overall, the ZX7’s feel really nice and offer a great deal of workability. The 1020 forged carbon steel body gives them a soft feel and allows for excellent feedback.
They aren’t the most forgiving irons in the world; but chances are if you’re reading this comparison, forgiveness isn’t your top priority.
Ping i230’s Overview
“On accurate strikes, the Ping i230 irons actually played longer than the Srixon ZX7 irons.”
However, expect to see some considerable divergence if you mis-hit towards the toe or heel of these irons.
The metal-wood flexion of the face and the cast body make for flight that can be unpredictable at times.
Other than that though, these irons are fantastic. They offer a good combination of forgiveness, distance and spin control.
The Ping i230’s feature the MicroMax grooves which allowed us to attack the pin with accuracy on long approaches.
And close to the pin, you get even better spin robustness. The shaping of the Ping i230’s is similar to that of the ZX7’s so you get the same good look at address.
“It’s hard to argue with forging; but we wish the Srixon ZX7 irons had slightly more aggressive grooves in the long irons.
Then they would be perfect. But despite the cast design of the Ping i230, we really liked the distance and control they offer.”