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    Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    I know this sounds like a dumb question, but what I really want to know is if you could hit the sweet spot on a club head most of the time, what would be the advantage of going with blades?

    I know that they help in fading or drawing the ball, but you can do that with Cavity Backs as well or is it easier?

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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    Uh oh, contentious thread alert.

    Basically it is a trade-off between workability and forgiveness. Workability is controllability, but its evil twin uncontrollability always comes along for the ride too. So if you are able to hit the sweet spot most of the time, you want to be like Corey Pavin and hit little fades and draws, and blades give you more scope to do that.
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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    I know this sounds like a dumb question, but what I really want to know is if you could hit the sweet spot on a club head most of the time, what would be the advantage of going with blades?

    I know that they help in fading or drawing the ball, but you can do that with Cavity Backs as well or is it easier?

    Its easier but cavity backs are becoming a lot more popular and better at working the ball.

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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    If you could hit the sweet spot most of the time, you would be on telly, not on here.

    Most cavity backs have a low centre of gravity. This helps to launch the ball high, and gives a priority to back spin (hence the high launch), which keeps the ball straight.

    Most blades have a higher centre of gravity. This will launch lower.Side spin will be a bit easier to achive due to the cg position too. This means fades and draws are easier to achieve, but so are massive slices and hooks.
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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    When hitting a cavity back low and off the toe on a cold winters morning,it just doesn't give you the numb ringing fingers like a blade can.
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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    When hitting a cavity back low and off the toe on a cold winters morning,it just doesn't give you the numb ringing fingers like a blade can.
    Or any time

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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    So, would it be easier to overcook a draw/fade with a bladed club vs a cavity back club?

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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    So, would it be easier to overcook a draw/fade with a bladed club vs a cavity back club?
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    Even players cavity backs are more tricky to work than blades.
    The higher backspin from cavitybacks help to keep the ball straighter. And the perimeter weighting helps the poor strike.
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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    There are so many players that dont seem to be working the ball going for blades or 'players cavity backs' or whatever you would classify a Mizuno MP 63 type of club, why is that?

    I am about to change my irons, so just trying to understand the reasoning behind it.

    If you were not interested in working the ball, there would be no reason to go for a blade or 'player cavity back', is that correct?

    Apologies for all the questions

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    Re: Advantage of Blades over Cavity Backs

    I went for mine purely for aesthetics, I prefer looking at them. That said I am going to book a fitting session soon and see what they say as I fancy some new irons and will go for whatever is best (within reason).

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