Takomo 201 Vs Srixon ZX7 Comparison
Takomo is an upstart while Srixon is an institution.
So which company makes better forged player’s irons? Find out in the following iron comparison.
Takomo 201 Irons Overview
“The Takomo 201’s are forged from S20C steel and feature precision-milled faces and backsides.”
But these are cavity back irons so a lot of weight has been distributed low in the head.
Plus, the lofts are on the weak side so you get almost unyielding height. The single-piece forging process gives them a very soft feel and makes them very consistent though.
The offset is minimal (2.5mm in the 4-iron) and the blades are about as short as the ZX7’s.
It was easy to fall into a groove with these irons. After a few swings, I was able to hit draws and fades at will.
My launch window was a bit higher than normal; but that isn’t a detriment if you are a naturally low-hitter.
Srixon ZX7 Irons Overview
“The Srixon ZX7’s are forged from 1020 carbon steel and have a traditional player’s profile.”
That means a compact blade, narrow top line and very little offset. The ZX7’s were supremely workable in my testing session.
And once I hit the course with them, I found that they offer superior turf interaction compared to the Takomo 201’s.
Smooth turf interaction affects players in different ways but for me, it improved my striking consistency. I was easily able to find face-center in any lie which resulted in tighter dispersion.
“The 201 irons represent a valiant effort by Takomo; but Srixon still comes out on top in this comparison. The Srixon ZX7’s have the soft feel, workability and consistency you would expect from a premium player’s iron.
The Takomo 201’s will help you get air under the ball; but they just aren’t as smooth through the turf and consistent as the ZX7’s.”