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So... After a 10 year hiatus from golf due to school, I am back at it and absolutely loving it. Clubs are/were dated. Had irons fit 18 years ago, and my woods were.... Well archaic. So halfway through the summer I ended up buying a Bombtech Grenade in 9 degrees with their xstiff shaft.

 

Love the idea of the company, really liked the look of the club. Problem is, I started doing some digging after noticing I really wasn't performing much better than I had been with my old driver (Precision 10.5). When I caught it just right it would go, usually in the 305 to 315 range, but it was really hard to make good contact, to a point where the Grenade was just staying in the bag. Having stumbled across this blog and site, I find that I'm quite disappointed in the product - given their advertising, and the results I have seen in most wanted testing. Anyways, I cracked the club face and haven't had the best time with their service folks. Borrowed a Cobra FLY Z from a buddy and the tee is suddenly a very nice place to be... Carrying 320 regularly and just very easy to hit.

 

I was curious to see if anyone else has had any experience (good or bad), with Bombtech. Did I just pull a short straw, or is this representative of Bombtech's line of products?

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While there are some who love the Grenade, and I'm personally of the school of thought that almost anything will work for someone, I'd be inclined to call it bad design.   The CG is EXCEPTIONALLY hi

So you're saying, he's made a better iron? We're witnessing a true modern day technology breakthrough?

Absolute garbage is my opinion of the company. It is the new warrior custom golf. I'd stay away. Plenty of better clubs out there. Plus, I wouldn't want them to have my credit card info.

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I have a grenade and I can crank it long for me (9° regular-plays stiff). However, I put my G30 in the bag and my regular playing partners after the first round commented on how much straighter I hit the ball. Honestly, I may have lost 5 yards, but I sure hit a lot more fairways.

 

You'd be better served testing a few drivers on sale at your local shop and seeing which one goes best

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Sorry you pulled the pin on that one.

I'm sure they have some good qualities, but I never thought to look or try them.

I do like the advertising campaign they have going on though.

Good luck with the cobra.

 

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While there are some who love the Grenade, and I'm personally of the school of thought that almost anything will work for someone, I'd be inclined to call it bad design.

 

The CG is EXCEPTIONALLY high (the highest we've ever measured), and that lends itself well only to guys who hit the ball consistently above the center of the face. In our tests we saw a pronounced right-side bias suggesting some had trouble squaring it up. 

 

The aerodynamics story doesn't pass the sniff test with a single one of the R&D guys I know who deal with aerodynamics in any capacity.

 

From a design perspective, it's not too different from the Nike Covert series, but without the same level of R&D behind it. It will fit a small percentage of golfers. While MOI is above average, most drivers from the big guys will almost always outperform it.

 

Take a look at our CG charts to get a better understanding of where it fits: https://www.mygolfspy.com/2016-driver-cg-advanced-data/

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Those charts are part of what made me really start to think critically regarding the purchase, too bad I left my analytical side at home when I "pulled the pin". I'm interested to see how the reviews look on their iron line (which I likely won't be purchasing ).

 

 

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Their sales approach is questionable. Pretty sure there are laws against 3 year long sales (woods) and always on sale (irons).

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

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:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Their sales approach is questionable. Pretty sure there are laws against 3 year long sales (woods) and always on sale (irons).

I've wondered that, if it's always on sale why not just call that the regular price?

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Anyone swung any of their other clubs?

 

 

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Yes, I've hit the driver. Felt and sounded no Bueno and spun way too much for me

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Their sales approach is questionable. Pretty sure there are laws against 3 year long sales (woods) and always on sale (irons).

A MN company (MyPillow) just got dinged for this.  They've been running a "buy one get one free" campaign for about 10 years now.  The BBB just discredited them and gave them an F rating until they fix it.  Deceptive advertising.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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A MN company (MyPillow) just got dinged for this. They've been running a "buy one get one free" campaign for about 10 years now. The BBB just discredited them and gave them an F rating until they fix it. Deceptive advertising.

JC Penney just settled a lawsuit over the same thing.

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A MN company (MyPillow) just got dinged for this. They've been running a "buy one get one free" campaign for about 10 years now. The BBB just discredited them and gave them an F rating until they fix it. Deceptive advertising.

Do you not get 2 pillows if you order from them?

 

Tazz

         Grip n Rip it

Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 

 

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I was reading their "reviews"'of the irons, all 5 star on their site, but they are only on pre-order and haven't been released yet

I'd honestly be interested

in giving them a swing sometime from driver through putter, but not gonna order and pay 10% restocking fee if I didn't like them.

I've read a few people on the forum note that Sully wasn't 100% truthful on 100% made is USA though.

 

 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° TBD

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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I was reading their "reviews"'of the irons, all 5 star on their site, but they are only on pre-order and haven't been released yet

I'd honestly be interested

in giving them a swing sometime from driver through putter, but not gonna order and pay 10% restocking fee if I didn't like them.

I've read a few people on the forum note that Sully wasn't 100% truthful on 100% made is USA though.

 

 

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He's claiming made in the USA?!

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Do you not get 2 pillows if you order from them?

 

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You do, but if it's always buy one get one free then it's not really a sale.  It's just regular price.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Absolute garbage is my opinion of the company. It is the new warrior custom golf. I'd stay away. Plenty of better clubs out there. Plus, I wouldn't want them to have my credit card info.

With how their customer service is so far, I should probably just cancel my card. It's too bad, I really wanted to support the little guy instead of pouring my money into big business.

 

 

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