JPX-825

The JPX-825 is the longest, straightest and most forgiving iron Mizuno has ever created.

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Andy Roberts
Sun, 24 Feb 2013

JPX-825
If you crave a little more fire off the face and some nicer styling from Mizuno then these will be of major consideration

Need To Know

Maximum forgiveness; hot metal MAX Cor technology for explosive distance; nicer design than JPX-800s; increased sweetspot
A little chunky
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £499.00 YEAR: from 2013

First Look

The new Mizuno JPX-825 is the longest, straightest and most forgiving iron the brand has ever created.

Suited for the mid-to-high capper, the 825 iron delivers maximum forgiveness and explosive distance as the hot metal MAX Cor technology face helps the ball fly off the face even when you don’t flush it.

Beware of the flyer when playing from the rough, however, as this ball comes out powerfully from a bare lie. By no means the highest launching iron on the market, but the ball doesn’t exactly land with hot feet. 

In terms of appearance, the classy two-toned nickel chrome design is elegant and durable and the multi-material electroform black and blue badge delivers rather aggressive styling.

I currently have the JPX-800 Pro irons in the bag and the design of the 825 is an improvement on its predecessor. It really stands out and will look stunning in the bag. The thick top-line is a matter of taste, however. Some will say it feels a little chunky while others will appreciate it.

If you enjoy the feel of weight behind the ball, this iron will be perfect for you. The 825 irons offer hot distance, particularly in the longer irons and superb workability and tremendous forgiveness thanks to the deep CNC milled pocket cavity which features 17g of extreme toe-heel weighting.

The increased sweet spot – 15% larger than the 800s – feels great and aids confidence. Harmonic Impact Technology inside the iron enhanced feedback at impact and when you catch the ball flush, the strike sounds incredible - even with a range ball. As they keep telling us, nothing feels like a Mizuno.

Verdict

If you currently own a set of 800s, we don’t believe you’re necessarily going to get a dramatic increase in yardage by upgrading to the 825s, yet if you crave a little more fire off the face and some nicer styling from Mizuno then these will be of major consideration.

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