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  1. This is coming from a golfer who just started breaking 100 with these irons so keep that in mind. Because of the loft on these clubs (variable length) it is most definitely lower than a traditional loft when comparing clubs. I don't really notice any issues with the ball sticking on the greens though. The better I hit my shots the higher up they go but I'm thinking that's just my skill and not a club issue. What I find hilarious is that when I tee of on say a par 3 hole that's 200y out, I'll use my 5i and make a great shot. Everyone in the group asks what I hit and I tell them honestly...off to their golf carts they go to grab their 5i. Then they all hit it way short. Know your own distances for your clubs and how the loft affects your play and it won't matter if the ball runs a bit more than other clubs. If I know I'll reach 190 and run 10y with the 5i and the flag is 195 out, best be grabbing my 6i, know what I mean? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Just wanna say, I'm here now in Vegas having a blast! You testers have a lot to live up to if you're gonna beat my fun right now. *lays down phone for 24hrs* Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well I'm bummed but on the other hand I too can't wait to see the results and the competition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Casey / TX, Pflugerville King Cobra SS 427 with 9 degree loft / Rapport SL Ultralite shaft 95 swing speed (guessing, not measured) / 250y avg distance not including carry (gps measured). Twitter/FB/Instagram: Casey K. Shaw @coldsteelbop Smart phone: IPhone 7 or Samsung Note 5 I recently purchased a set of regular shaft F7 irons and love them to death. The improvement to my game has been incredible. I used to hit my 7i 150 and am now hitting much straighter and around 175. I would love to round out my set with the driver. I just so happen to be heading to Vegas next week and would love to take you up on beating my weekend in Vegas Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. And do you know why Destiny was a piece of crap game that we know for a fact that was chopped up and butchered? Pre orders. It's a known fact that after it was all put together, Activision came in and butchered it all to hell. People pre ordered the crap out of the game because it was Bungie and the demo was kick ass and only supposed to be a mere fraction of the total gameplay. Trust me, I was on that pre order band wagon. That game just happens to be the game that convinced me that my money was best saved by waiting to see the final product first. As a result I managed to avoid the no mans sky fiasco/fraud. I have no doubt that this golf game will be on my list to purchase but I'm still going to wait to see the final product because I don't want to be a part of the masses that are telling publishers that it's okay to screw me over. You are correct, If companies like Microsoft and Sony get their way, GameStop will be out of business, games will cost upwards of $100 and DLC that actually completes games will be common place. The sad part is that gamers are allowing it to happen because they don't have patience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Buying on release date is preferred to pre order but let me explain why a direct purchase from Xbox or the PS store has its pitfalls. When you purchase a digital copy of a game you don't get a hard copy of the game. This means that its value is worth nothing afterwards, zero, zilch, nadda. You can't take 3 used games and get a free one from GameStop or you can't sell them for $5 in a garage sale. Your copy of the game has ZERO residual value. Why does Sony and Microsoft love the idea of this? Because it would put companies like GameStop out of business. GameStop is killing their profit margins on games. But hey, maybe you got tons of cash to burn and it isn't worth your time to trade or resell your stuff...well how about the fact that once business like GameStop are out of business and Sony and Microsoft and Steam are the remaining goto for games I 100% guarantee game prices will jump drastically. Not to mention net neutrality. Trust me, as a consumer you really should feel the need to have a solid, in hand, piece of merchandise. Who knows, maybe 10-15yrs down the road you'll have a game or two that you can actually sell for more than what you originally paid for it. Get up of the couch and hit your local store and grab a hard copy. Think of all that hard drive space you'll be able to save. Weeeeeeee Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. They probably had enough pre orders to make that all possible. Let's encourage more to jump on the bandwagon so that post game updates take even longer. Why fix it if it's making money as is. How about we all wait and make sure it's actually worth our money? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. For the love of God, don't pre order! Pre ordering is allowing software developers to release incomplete games. The trend that needs to be set by gamers of all kinds is that we are in control of our money, not that they will dictate what we buy. As an example, are you going to go out and just pre order your next golf clubs without ever having tried them or without solid extensive reviews by other players? Please stop killing the game industry because you just have to have that pre order bonus skin or club or whatever stupid perk they try to gimmick you with. Please please please! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yep...stomach sinking feeling. Before these clubs I couldn't have made that shot. I actually surprised myself. Normally would have used a 4i and punched it under the leaves and probably come up short of the green or a PW out to the middle of the fairway. Either way would have been an extra shot or two. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Lengthy answer here so stick with me. Ok, so here is observations so far, and this comes with a heavy lesson. The 7i I tried in store had a stiff shaft. I bought regular shafts because I forgot to look at what type of shaft it was in store and couldn't believe that I'd be hitting a stiff shaft that well. So here I am the new owner of regular shafts and on my initial driving range day I was hooking the balls pretty bad. I had a friend there who said it was more of a heavy draw but I really felt it was hooking. I was devastated for the price I had paid for the clubs, but determined was my goal to hit my shots straight. After watching a few YouTube videos I found out that there a few things that can cause this...so I adjusted my grip, but felt way to uncomfortable swinging. Next I started to notice that a lot of my shots were toe heavy, didn't have this problem with my old clubs. With some painters tape it was confirmed that my ball strikes were way on the toe of the club face. There are videos that talk about your swing and how to fix this but I really felt like I could just address the ball differently to control my "heavy draw". My very first thought when using these clubs is that the address both looks and feels (more so looks) awkward but, I just ignored it and took a normal swing. I wish I could explain it but it was just a difference that I noticed. I wouldn't call it clunky, but maybe more like the head sits differently at address that gave me a slightly uneasy feeling compared to other clubs. I ignored it and took a natural swing and as I said before, amazing results. Currently I address the ball with the ball centered up on the hosel. Bingo, works perfect, ball hits center on the club face and it goes straight. I feel this is a temporary fix and that ultimately I need to get my swing under control. However, on my first round out playing with them, I had a difficult 160y shot to the green. Directly in front of me was a nice full tree about 30y out. So I placed the ball at address with the outer edge of the ball at the edge of center face, aimed just right of the tree, took my normal swing and viola a perfect draw shot around the tree and landed the green perfectly. I like the idea of changing ball address to achieve side spin more than changing the mechanics of a swing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Not sure if this is the correct place to put this because I'm new to these forums. Just wanted to express my opinion on the variable length Cobra F7 irons. I was in the market for a new set since I've been playing with a much older set, the oversized Taylormade bubble shaft. It was a great starter set for me and enjoyed the clubs for the last few years while I started to learn how to play golf. My swing speed has gotten a lot faster and I felt it was time to graduate to steel shafts...so out I went to shop for a new set. I initially picked up a Taylormade M2's but wasn't getting much better or longer shots than my current set. The pro shop employee came in to watch and suggested I try this "other club". I didn't look to see what it was but my very first strike was straight as an arrow and I hit it 175y (carry). I couldn't believe how far I had just hit a 7i. With mouth wide open in disbelief I grabbed another ball and hit it, 172 straight up the middle. Normally I would hit my bubble shafts about 150y so I felt a 25y increase had to be to good to be true. It was time to figure out how this was possible...was it the computer screen not being accurate compared to real life? Was the loft completely different from my set? Was it me hitting on turf vs real grass? I had to find out. I returned another day with my 7i and 6i. It turned out with a bit of research that my 6i bubble shaft had a 30 degree loft which was equal to the 7i F7's. I warmed up with 20 shots and then hit 5 shots of my 7i, 5 shots of my 6i, and then finally 5 shots on the F7's 7i. The results (apples to apples): My 6i was hitting on avg 162y with a 15y variation off center. The F7 7i was hitting 174y with a 6y variation. I wanted to blast one last ball to see how far I could launch the ball because I felt I could put more into it while still controlling the ball. My last shot was 192y and 3y off center. To sum it up, I was sold...I now own a set of Cobra variable length F7's. now for the best part...I've gone out 2x with the clubs so far and before then I'd say I'd normally hit somewhere between 107 and 112. First day I hit a 104 and then the second time I hit a 97. My 97 was only the second time I've ever scored under 100. Obviously I'm not a great golfer but I can for sure say that this set of irons has knocked off 8 to 10 strokes and I think once I adjust to the clubs even more I'm confident I'll be hitting under 90. I am truly amazed at how much more these clubs improved my hits vs the other clubs that I tried out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Welcome to the forums coldsteelbop :)

     

    We are glad to have you at MGS. Go start your first message!

     

    There are thousands of golfers waiting to get to know you.

     

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