First thing you will notice about the Mizuno JPX825 driver is its shape at address. With sharper edges and a more triangular appearance it certainly is a stand out look that may not appeal to all. However, visually it does work as the V in the grooves on the face mirrors the V-styling of the head, in what is a very classy looking driver
Mizuno say the the heavier weight that they have put in the sole increases forgiveness and makes this a driver for going straight, rather than one you shape. It certainly is pretty straight and the wide face is forgiving enough, producing a mid to high trajectory.
Compared to the JPX800 it certainly looks much better and with more weight further back it does seem slightly easier to hit. However for us it missed a little of the wow factor that is present in the JPX825 fairway and hybrid.
The driver seemed relatively hard work to get going, possibly because the feel and sound were a little muted, which is a shame as the JPX825 driver is a big improvement on the previous model despite this.
With the MP-650 driver having a fade bias for very elite players, the JPX825 has to fill in for the rest of the market and that is a tall order.