It's brand battle time again and in our most recent head-to-head video, it's old versus new as we put the PING G425 irons launched in 2021, up against a popular old favourite in the PING Eye 2 irons.
The PING G425 irons were announced earlier this year and they have been labelled by many, including us, as the ultimate game-improvement iron and the best in the category that PING has ever released.
These irons simply have everything, sleek aesthetics, distance, feel and a high-launch that have made the G425 irons possibly the best game-improvement iron of the year.
Although technology in irons has come a seriously long way, the PING Eye 2 irons were one of the most popular irons the brand has ever released, but given that they came out nearly 40 years ago in 1982, how do they compare performance wise against PING's latest irons?
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PING G425 - THE DETAILS
In a departure from recent iron models, PING’s experts re-engineered the face of the G425 iron by employing a metal-wood-style, variable face thickness (VFT) design. This greatly increases flexing for measurable ball speed gains that launch shots higher and farther with the stopping power to hold greens – a rare result with most of today’s distance-minded irons.
In the process of creating the new face design, they developed a more compact head that sets a new standard for forgiveness for an iron its size. While shorter heel-to-toe than the G410 model, it boasts a 3% higher MOI due to mass savings from the new face geometry that have been re-allocated to the toe and hosel weights, which expands the perimeter weighting and greatly tightens dispersion.
Extensive finite element analysis was used to help develop a multi-material cavity badge that covers more of the face to damp undesirable frequencies and ensure a superb feel and pleasing sound.
The G425 irons feature a performance-improving, water-repelling hydropearl chrome finish and are available in 4-9, PW, UW, SW and LW in Standard, Power Spec and Retro Spec lofts. The grooves in the PW, UW, SW and LW are precision-milled to ensure control and touch into and around the green.
The PING Eye 2 was an extremely popular choice of iron for many golfers for a very long time and it's interesting to see how the shape is fairly similar to the new G425 iron. With nearly 40 years between the two, can the Eye 2 iron still impress? Make sure you watch the video to find out! If you enjoyed the video, help us out my hitting that like button and comment which PING iron is your favourite of all time! Make sure you're subscribed to our YouTube channel so you can keep up to date with all of our content!