Ping i525 Specs and Loft Chart

Ping i525 Specs with Loft Chart

The Ping i525s are extremely popular player distance irons. In this post, we examine the Ping i525 specs, lofts, product technology and player feedback. 

Ping i525 Lofts


Ping i525 Standard Lofts

Most players should find that the Ping i525 standard lofts offer the best combination of launch angle, carry distance, and backspin. The standard lofts of the i525 irons effectively cater to golfers with moderate to fast swing speeds that want length and height from their irons.

After all, the goal with the player distance irons is to launch the ball reasonably high, but with moderate to low spin. This tends to create excellent distance numbers while minimizing sidespin. The only drawback is that it can hinder your ability to shape the ball slightly.

Ping i525 Power Specs Lofts

The Ping i525 Power Spec irons range from 1 degree to 1.5 degrees stronger than the standard lofts, across the set. The gap is most noticeable from 4-iron to 9-iron, where each club is literally 1.5 degrees stronger. This is important because it represents the vast majority of the irons in your golf bag.

If you’re caught between the standard lofts and the power spec lofts, analyzing your clubhead speed can help you navigate the decision. As a basic rule of thumb:

  • Standard Lofts: Moderate to Fast Swing Speeds
  • Power Spec Lofts: Slow to Moderate Swing Speeds
  • Retro Spec Lofts: Fast to Ultra Fast Swing Speeds

Ping i525 Retro Spec Lofts

The Retro Spec Ping i525 irons are literally 2 degrees weaker than the standard versions, across the set. This should translate to about half a club in most scenarios.

Said differently, the retro spec versions are likely to travel anywhere from 4 – 8 yards shorter than the standard versions, in most cases. Obviously, there might be some outlier scenarios where the distance gap doesn’t fall perfectly into the range, but for the most part, it’s a good guideline.

As mentioned earlier, the Retro Spec versions are best suited to golfers with fast and ultra-fast swing speeds. The extra loft will allow for extra shot height and stopping power, and the extra backspin should make it easier to work the ball left and right.

Ping i525 Irons Length & Lie Angle Stats

3-iron39 1/2"60.0°
4-iron38 7/8"60.5°
5-iron38 1/4"61.0°
6-iron37 5/8"61.5°
8-iron36 1/2"62.8°
PW35 1/2"64.1°
UW35 1/2"64.1°

As far as length and lie angle are concerned, the Ping i525s are pretty much standard. The i525s have the same lie angle as the i210s. However, they are not quite as upright as the Ping G425 irons. It is worth noting that you can alter the default lie angle of the Ping i525 irons by selecting a different ‘dot color’.

  • The black dot is the default lie angle.
  • The blue dot version is 1 degree more upright (encouraging a draw).
  • The red dot version is 1 degree flatter (encouraging a fade).

Ping i525 Offset, Bounce & Swing Weight Specs


Offset: One of the reasons the Ping i525s look so good at address is because of the relatively small amount of offset. They actually have less offset than the Ping i210 irons, which are designed for a lower handicap range. The overall look is very clean, very modern and unmistakeably beautiful. You will be hard-pressed to find player distance irons that are better looking than the i525s.

Swing Weight: Most players should find that the Ping i525s are somewhere between light and medium in terms of weighting. From 3 iron to 8 iron, the swing weight is D0. The pitching wedge and gap wedge are slightly heavier, with a swing weight of D2.

Bounce: In terms of bounce angle, the Ping i525s are stock standard as far as Ping irons are concerned. They have the same lie angle as the G425s and the i210 irons.

Ping i525 Product Technology

Ping i525 Irons - Product Technology

Forged, Maraging Steel Face

The strength of the variable-thickness, maraging steel allows for a thinner, more dynamic face structure with an internal sole undercut in the 17-4 stainless steel body to increase flexing to launch shots faster and higher with predictability.

Extreme Weighting

Tungsten toe and shaft tip weights combine with a tiered, dynamic face structure to expand the perimeter weighting while preserving ball speed through greater face deflection for added distance and improved accuracy.

Pleasing Sound, Feel

A polymer is precisely injected onto the inside of the face to improve feel and sound without interfering with face deflection, the source of its increased ball speed.

Micromax Grooves

A precision-milled groove pattern allows for tighter spacing and a geometry that results in an average of four extra grooves to reduce fliers in the short irons and preserve spin in the long irons for greater consistency.

Preferred Styling

The players-style blade length and offset with a modest topline create a clean, compact profile favored by discerning players. The hydropearl 2.0 finish repels water to ensure predictable, consistent performance from wet and dry conditions.

Stock Shafts

The Project X IO steel shaft is easy to load and lightweight, delivering medium trajectory and spin, a good fit for players with a moderate swing tempo. The PING Alta CB Slate graphite option delivers high launch with stability and a consistent feel.

Product info sourced from Ping i525 Product Page

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