Two new Yonex N1 irons have been released in the form of the better player CB and MB models that utilise a graphite insert to improve feel and sound
Yonex has become known for its innovative use of graphite, and the brand’s latest iron launch showcases one of its best uses to date.
The premium N1-MB irons are a set of forged blades with minimal offset for maximum workability, but rather than the traditional use of graphite in the shafts, Yonex instead uses it to create a vibration-dampening plate that is inserted behind the face.
This helps to reduce unwanted vibrations at impact, which heightens the feel off the face. By achieving this in a muscle-back head, Yonex could then make the profile slightly larger than you would normally find with a blade to inspire extra confidence.
Using graphite also saved weight, allowing the CG to move lower, which means the irons are also more forgiving than meets the eye.
Forgiveness levels have been increased further through a shaped 3D Sole that glides through the turf more smoothly, helping the head maintain its speed for more consistent distance hitting.
The new N1-MB irons feature the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 steel shaft and
a Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip, and will set you back £1,400 for a set.
The second model within Yonex’s premium iron range for 2016 is the Yonex N1-CB, more of a cavity back design that looks like a blade at address. It features the same graphite insert to dampen vibration and improve feel.