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  1. got a local Blacksmith that can forge the heads for you? Might as well go all-in!!
  2. I have some 2012-13ish Cobra AMP Cell Pros that were a vanity purchase, but I gamed them for 2 years even though my swing went kaput. I busted them out recently for a comparison during an iron review for the Lynx Black Cats. They don't go as far, they spin more on similar height trajectory (they'll stop), they hook or pull more often. But, hit one near dead center. It is a great feeling. They're not pure "blades", but I would call them 95-98% blades. The cavities in the longer irons are minimal, at best. There are a few Rickie versions floating around that are all full MB. I may regrip and give them another shot since I have a manageable swing again
  3. I bet they do make it to production in some form. The tungsten plugs have been a part of Rickie's "Rickie MB/Blades" set since the Fly-Z version. I have AMP Cell Pros (which had a full MB across the set Rickie version available only direct from Cobra), the Fly-Z+ irons were the same thing with tungsten plugs added. Rickie had Titleist blades before signing with Cobra. I believe they at first were trying to emulate the 6XX MB with a little flair; later, improving on the design with each iteration. If Rickie ever left for TM or another company he would lose a bit of creative control, I believe. I think he is in a good position with Cobra for the time being.
  4. Rapsodo claims to be the manufacturer of SkyTrac. Makes sense, as you can combo the R motion to get more shot data with your SkyTrac. However, I now know they will never make any LM or Sim that falls between what they now offer and SkyTrac Being able to combo the small monitor with R motion would kick butt though, stay tuned I hope?
  5. Congrats to all the winners!! And a big thanks goes to all involved in the testing, acquiring, and unloading of the equipment!! I won last year, it pretty much made my holiday and the entire year
  6. Oh believe me I get it. And I realize the insane efforts you all put in. I'm just brainstorming really. Nothing but ❤❤❤. Can't wait to see what you're working on.
  7. As a reader I've gained insight on equipment as it pertains to people like me (handicap, distances, age etc). These reviews in conjunction with MGS staff tests and reviews directly affected my choice for a new driver and new balls. As I consider other equipment, I always check the member reviews if they're out. As a reviewer, I learned a bit about the effort and commitment to yay or nay a product. By the close of the reviews I had pretty much forgotten any branding influence or opinion and was focused solely on data and results. Reviewers also get some insight into the scope of the efforts MGS goes to to bring these reviews to fruition. It is truly an incredibly huge mountain to climb. I would wish to see these reviews expedited somehow. The consumer needs these results months prior, if they're considering new product, the member reviews often follow six months past when products hit shelves. How do we do it sooner? I think the review teams can be matched to hypothetical products, perhaps before the product is even available. We all know Ping will come out with a G420, G500, or H driver or something. Taylormade probably has M10 prototypes already. We can pick reviewers for such things so that they can have product in hand for review weeks, rather than months, after release. I understand a lot of that relies on if/when a company donates, sells, or makes available x sets of product to MGS. Just my $.02
  8. I know I said I'd like 60's more; but I'm still working on that "Broke 80" badge. Maybe a HIO would get me closer to both A hole in one, a few lucky putts, a ton of lucky misses, and I'd maybe get that 79
  9. i was expecting it to be grosser. Just looked like a bean. Here's the wound since ya had to ask
  10. Yes just a lipoma (glob of fat). I got to see it. Pretty quick and painless but I can't use my left arm strenuously for a few weeks. No lipoma pics attached
  11. With that said, my season just ended. I hust had a lump removed from my forearm for analysis. Turned out to be just a glob of fat, hopefully nothing. I have them all over my body so checking them one by one. So 2 weeks then the stitches come out. Then snowboarding starts
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    My wife and I spent a week in Hawaii: 2 days on Oahu and 5 on Kaua'i. We had the best times. Our concierge screwed up an activity for us so we snuck over to Poipu Bay CC for 9 holes. 9 holes and rentals for 2 was quite spendy. But the course was beautiful and in incredible shape. The view between 9,16,17 is breathtaking. I got the premium rental set: Titleist TS2 driver and 3w, 918 h fairway 21°, 5-aw AP3, Vokey SM7 52 and 56°, Scotty Cameron mallet putter. These clubs worked excellent. Given time to gauge my distances, I probably would have shot 3-4 lower. The irons worked great, a bit less soft feel than my Lynx irons but smashed straight and long. And dead ctr shots felt good. My wife got Cleveland Launchers which had the Launcher HB irons. They definitely seemed easier for her to hit.
  13. Not done yet! I just dropped the clubs off at Golf Galaxy to have the lofts and lies checked out. We spent some time with the 9, 7, 6i and lie tape. The 7 and 9 have a touch of heel bias, the 6 was right on. I then compared the 7i to a Taylormade P790 with the only reg flex shaft they had available. I forget what shaft it was, unfortunately. The P790 was a couple yards longer and had comparable spin and roll rates. The feel of a center strike with the Black Cat was noticeably better. Here's some comparo photos The techs are going to play with them for the weekend and report on loft and lie and let me know. But they don't seem too far off the mark.
  14. Yesterday I was driving it a little straighter, and already had hit one "bomb" of 248 yards, . So on the 9th hole, i closed the face 1 more degree, took the club back and really let it rip. My back foot slipped out during contact, as my front foot was coming off the ground. "oh s***!" I went down. I fell onto my side and actually hurt my arm and leg for a second. So, aside from being embarassed, I was in a little pain. "Hey I don't know if you saw where that went, it's dead center" It wasn't the longest shot at about 230 but everything worked itself out
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