Boron is an element fans of Mizuno are becoming familiar with. First seen in the successful JPX850 Forged irons and introduced to an MP iron for the first time in the recent MP-25's, Boron once again stands front and centre in the JPX EZ Forged 2016 irons.
The Boron is infused into the steel billets used to forge the JPX EZ forged heads allowing Mizuno's engineers to create a wider CNC pocket cavity in the 3-7 irons to create a greater rebound area on the face giving increased balls speed and stability on off centre strikes.
This, combined with a multi-thickness face, again possible thanks to the properties of Boron, means Mizuno can offer its famed forged feel without any loss of distance and the JPX EZ forged is the hottest forged iron Mizuno has ever produced.
The cavity is supported by the clubs Power Frame that pushes the weight to the four extreme corners of the club head to increase MOI and create stability through impact, thereby combining distance and forgiveness.
The JPX EZ Forged has a softly bevelled leading edge and a hard cut trailing edge to improve turf interaction, allowing it to enter and exit the ground with minimum interference for an improved strike.
As you'd expect from Mizuno irons the construction changes in the shorter clubs, from 8-PW, with a solid one piece design and a more compact head profile than found in previous JPX irons to aid precision and control.
The J2016 JPX EZ Forged are finished with an anti-glare Black Nickel that has been to wear and soften over time. They have an RRP of £100 steel / £115 graphite.
JPX EZ 2016 Irons
The JPX EZ Forged irons are joined in the 2016 Mizuno stable by the JPX EZ irons that have been designed as a distance iron with the feel added back in.
Mizuno is calling them "point and shoot" irons with playability built in thanks to to 360˚ Dual Pockets and multi-thickness faces that make even the long and mid-irons exceptionally forgiving and easy to launch.
As well as making the clubs easy to hit these technologies have created the highest ball speeds of any Mizuno iron. The dual pocket cavity allows the face to flex right to its edge with a resultant COR of 0.85, the highest Mizuno has found in any iron it has measured.
This speed has been achieved without ignoring feel and both the face and frame give the JPX EZ irons a solid feel at impact. Although they aren't designed for players looking to the work the ball they retain the flight characteristics you'd associate with a particular number of iron and Mizuno is proud that they have achieved the distance from the irons without simply changing the lofts. Although they have stronger lofts than Mizuno's MP irons, possible due to the lower centre of gravity in the JPX EZ, the 8 iron is not simply a 7 iron in disguise.
Control and feel has also been built into the 8-PW which have a more compact shape with a thicker more uniform face to maintain touch and control. As with the Forged version, the irons are finished off with a Black Nickel anti-glare plating that has been designed to wear and soften over time. They have an RRP of £85 steel / £100 graphite.