Ever since the ping i210 was discontinued late last year, precisely November, the question on everybody’s mind and lips have been “what’s replacing it? I have been speculating about the replacement of the Ping i210 too. Rumors had it that the ping i59 released earlier this year was the i210’s replacement. Well, we found out that wasn’t the case.
Early this July, however, a prototype of the unreleased Ping i230 which I believe to be the pingi210 ‘s replacement was spotted being played by Stewart Cink and Tyrell Hatton. I had to find out more, and I did.
So, if you are in the league of individuals who desire to know more about the Pingi210 replacement, you are looking at your answer right now. Let’s get right into it.
Is There an Official Ping i210 Replacement in 2023?
There is no official replacement for the Ping i210 irons as of 2023, but the company is planning to have one this year. However, the Ping i230 irons are the closest that you can get if you are looking for a Ping i210 Replacement.
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Ping i230 Review: Is the best Ping i210 Replacement?
Below is my review of the Ping i230:
The ping i230 is designed with a forged 4140 steel L-face and inverted cone technology which is combined with a thru-slot speed pocket to help maintain stability while delivering maximum ball speed. The i230 offers better accuracy and consistency with a longer blade and compact profile. It also offers great forgiveness. With a clean look, this iron will be appreciated by better players.
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Features of the Ping i230 Irons
Below are the features of the ping i210 replacement, ping i230.
- A Softer toe and subdued cavity design.
- Tungsten weight screw in the toe.
- An L-faced club forged with 4140 steel.
- Inverted cone technology.
- Thru-slot speed pocket.
- A long blade length.
- Increased compact profile.
- Slimmer topline and slightly less offset.
Pros and cons of the Ping i230 Irons:
Based on my findings on the Ping i210 replacement, below are some of the pros and cons I noticed about this iron:
- Offers better forgiveness.
- Provides more ball distance.
- Increased control.
- Improved game performance.
- Simple look.
- Great feeling.
- Increased workability.
- Better stability and consistency around the green.
- The simple and plain look of this iron may be a turn-off for some golfers.
- We suspect the price will be high just like the i59.
Comparison table of Ping i230 vs Ping i210
Next in this article on Ping i210 replacement, I drafted a comparison table below:
|Presence of a tungsten weight screw on the toe
|Absence of tungsten weight screw on the toe.
|Longer blade length.
|Blade length isn’t as long.
|More compact profile.
|The compact profile is less compared to the i230.
|More grooves on the clubface.
|Fewer grooves on the clubface.
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Subdued Cavity Design
This feature gives the Ping i230 iron a better bounce and aids in improving the forgiveness too.
Tungsten Weight Screw in The Toe
The weight screw added to the toe of the ping i230 increases the MOI for more forgiveness. The increased forgiveness helps to reduce twisting when a shot is off center which allows the players to square the clubface up, hit the ball higher, and hit farther and straighter shots.
An L-Faced Club Forged with 4140 Steel
The forged 4140 steel L-Face of this iron will offer it additional weight in the center, sweeter spot, consistency, and better forgiveness. It will promote supreme flexibility, great feel, workability, feedback, shot control, distance, and increased ball speeds and distance.
Inverted Cone Technology
The inverted cone technology is positioned in this iron to help improve the COR of the club, expand the sweet spot, increase accuracy, and protect off-center ball speed resulting in more solid strikes almost anywhere on the clubface.
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
The improved thru-slot speed pocket disconnects the lower portion of the club face from the sole of the i230 iron resulting in a free-floating face. This gives golfers more face area towards the toe and heel which promotes a higher launch, and ball distance, and maintains stability while producing maximum ball speed.
Longer Blade Length and Increased Compact Profile
The longer blade length offers the golfer a more comfortable striking position thereby increasing the consistency in shots and reducing joint pains. This combined with the increased compact profile promotes more accuracy.
Slimmer Topline and Slightly Less Offset
This feature offers high ball flight. It also gives us a clue that this iron will be better suited for better players.
Did Ping discontinue the i210?
The Ping i210 was confirmed as being discontinued on the 1st of November 2021. However, before the announcement, there were speculations that the iron was about to be discontinued since it seemed out of stock.
Is the Ping i230 better than the i210?
The ping i230 is better than the ping i210. The presence of the tungsten weight screw offers better forgiveness than the i210. It also offers ample distance, workability, and better game performance.
Has the Ping i230 been released?
The Ping i230 hasn’t been released. However, the prototype has been spotted multiple times and is expected to be launched later this year or early next year.
What is the ping i210 replacement release date?
There isn’t any official release date for the Ping i210 replacement.
What year is the Ping i210?
The Ping i210 was first released on the 31st of July 2018. It was available for four years after which it was discontinued.
When Can We Expect the I210 Successor?
We are expecting an official launch of the ping i210 by the end of this year or early next year. However, no official launch date has been announced by the company.
Ping has been known to produce high performing irons. It was no wonder that when the Ping i210 was discontinued late last year, everyone couldn’t wait for the replacement.
The Ping i210 replacement is the Ping i230 based on the research I have made. This iron is yet to be released, and if we know Ping well enough, then it’s going to be available by the end of this year or next.
The Ping i230 has awesome features, the tungsten weight screw on the toe is one; offering it an exceptional level of forgiveness. This iron is a lot better than the i210. It may come at a higher price, but based on the features I have seen so far, I believe it’s worth it.