Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Review (Compact Classic BLADE)
The 225 irons are the second generation of Mizuno's Hot Metal Blade.
Mizuno Pro 225 Irons are the second generation of the Hot Medal Blade model. How have Mizuno improved the design further in the new 2022 version?
The 225 irons are part of what Mizuno describe as history in the making, and are joined by the 221 irons, 223 irons and the Fli-Hi irons.
The 225s replace the MP-20 HMC as the latest version of the Hot Medal Blades and now boast faster ball speeds, are more playable and are more compact to become the most complete set yet.
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What Mizuno say about the Pro 225 irons:
“The 2ND GEN of Mizuno’s staggering Hot Metal Blade – and the most playable of the Mizuno Pro series.
“More compact than the original with a revised CORTECH multi-thickness face for even quicker ball speeds.
“Equally effective as a long / mid-iron alternative for elite players or a complete set for low to mid handicaps.
“Grain Flow Forged in Hiroshima, Japan, with a soft copper underlay for a uniquely satisfying Mizuno sensation at impact.
“The original Hot Medal Blade was an extension of our Hybrid Icon Technology into a full bladed look set.
“The new Mizuno Pro 225 pushes the profile and size deeper in the realms of the tour – but commit more fully to the pursuit of ball speed.”
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Mizuno Pro 225 Irons Design & Features
The Mizuno 225 irons are more compact than the original Hot Medal Blade in the MP-20 range and now have a classic blade look and feel.
The tweak in shape is particularly noticeable in the mid and short irons in these blades for an improved ball flight as well as ball speeds.
The 2-8 iron are produced from Grain Flow Forged 4135 Chromoly Face & Neck and also COR Forged Hollow Body 28.5g Tungsten weight in the 2-7 iron.
The 9 iron and Pitching Wedge are 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon Steel in make up and have a 431 steel back weight incorporated. The result is a more penetrating ball flight and much more precision around the greens.
Like the other models in the range, Mizuno have added a microlayer of copper beneath the outer layer for a soft and pure feel off the clubface.
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Verdict: Are the Mizuno Pro 225 Irons any good?
If you are good enough to play blade irons, then the 225s from Mizuno should be on your radar.
The Hot Medal Blades caught the eye when released in the MP-20 range, and the 225 Pro Irons are another step up.
More playable, longer and more precise than their predecessor, they are one of the most impressive blade options on the market. From looks to performance, the 225s deliver the goods.
How much do Mizuno Pro 225 Irons cost?
The irons will retail for £200 / $265 per club.
What is the Mizuno Pro 225 Irons release date?
The new irons will go on general sale from February 2022.
What are the Mizuno Pro 225 Irons specs?
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