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Hey Adams fans (or anyone else who has an opinion).  I have a set (OK, 4 sets) of CMBs I've horded away for the future.  I've never played the XTDs, but have heard that they're a lot like the CMBs but basically longer.  While I don't need the length, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with boths sets and has a compare/contrast to share?  Head shape/dispersion/trajectory, etc.  Thanks!

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I hit both many years ago and they are two very different clubs.  The XTDs  (not the XTD Forged) have a very large cavity/frame type structure that moves the weight lower and further back - which helps with increasing launch and lowering spin  - an equation for more distance.

The CMB is much more classic.  Smaller footprint, less offset, smaller topline.

The XTD forged is pretty much in the middle of the CMB and XTD.  It has a slightly larger cavity than the CMB, but is definitely easier to look at than the XTD.  The XTD forged also have the speed slot and some tungsten in the cavity, so definitely lends itself to more of a GI performance with a slightly smaller profile. 

In today's iron world, I would liken the CMB to the Titleist CB, the XTD Forged to the AP2 and the standard XTD to the AP1

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Nice description, thanks!  Yah, I meant the Forged version of the XTD.  I love the CMBs.  Whenever I see a set on eBay in very good condition, I have a hard time ignoring them.

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Cobra King Ltd 3&5 Woods - Fujikura Speeder TR

Cobra King F7 16&19 Hybrids - Aldila Tour Green

TaylorMade UDI P790 2 Iron - PX 6.5

Taylormade P7TW DG Tour Issue X100

Scratch, 56, 60 - DG Tour Issue S400

Sigma Muziik LtdEd 2015 putter

Snell MTB-X 

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I really enjoyed the xtd a tour irons when I got to hit them last year. Still insure when I will get to hit them again at this rate of snow! I thought they felt amazing and we're definitely a club longer than my previous DBM irons but that could have been due to loft.

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Love the XTD Forged and still have a few sets of them hanging around. They are a bit longer than the CMBs but still retain the great feel. Only Adams set that was better IMO was the MB2s. I think I may be one of the few people that could build an entire Adams bag from Driver to Putter and heck I still have a Adams Tour bag to complete the set.


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On 2/21/2019 at 1:35 PM, sumadoggie said:

"I have a set (OK, 4 sets) of CMBs I've horded away for the future"

That's what I'm talking about, still the best irons I've ever hit and can't imagine playing anything else to be fair. So, so soft.

910 D3, M3 3w, PXG 0211 4"h", Adams CMB 5-G, Vokey 6 52/56, PXG Dagger

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On 2/21/2019 at 7:45 PM, sumadoggie said:

Nice description, thanks!  Yah, I meant the Forged version of the XTD.  I love the CMBs.  Whenever I see a set on eBay in very good condition, I have a hard time ignoring them.

Yeah I try and ignore them as well, it's hard. So good.

910 D3, M3 3w, PXG 0211 4"h", Adams CMB 5-G, Vokey 6 52/56, PXG Dagger

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