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ClubTest 2014: Mizuno JPZ EZ Driver

ClubTest 2014: Mizuno JPX EZ Driver
From ClubTest 2014, tester Jim Esther talks about one of his favorite drivers in the test, the Mizuno JPX EZ.

Mizuno JPX EZ Driver
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
Price: $299
WE TESTED:
9.5°, 10.5° with Fujikura Orochi graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A low-profile design helps make the JPX EZ one of the lowest-spinning drivers in its category. The multi-thickness “Cortech” face bolsters ball speeds on off-center hits. Eight face-angle and lie-angle options let you dial in trajectory and directional control.

PROS
DISTANCE:
On-course distance isn’t a concern; shots get on a good trajectory and really fly; acceptable length for most testers on mis-hits.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: This club is a steady performer—shots are consistent, repeatable; for the most part, the ball goes where you aim and the high MOI head certainly helps forgiveness.
FEEL: This is its strongest attribute, as with so many Mizuno products; nice balance—the clubhead is easy to feel and release; excellent stability and comfortable weighting that’s perceived throughout the swing; it has a sensation of explosive power at impact.
PLAYABILITY: Consistently produces a high, far-flying ball flight; some testers describe it as a baby draw machine that fights the fade.
LOOK: The simple shape and graphics hide the game-improvement features; the crown logo is a vivid contrast to a dark head and helps setup.

CONS
A few testers find it a little short; if you tend to hit a draw (or hook), the adjustability features don’t give a lot of options to control it; a handful of guys say the swirly orange shaft graphics are off-putting.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the best-feeling sticks in the test provides respectable distance and forgiveness.

HOT STIX'S TAKE: Launch - Mid; Spin - Low

NEXT REVIEW: Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Driver

RELATED LINKS
MORE INFO: Mizuno JPX EZ Driver
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Mizuno JPX EZ Driver
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Driver reviews

 

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