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Just curious how many sl players we have on here.  I played sterlings for two years and got fit for edel sls in december, couldnt really find any threads that are ongoing just curious if you've tried it and stayed with it or not?  It has helped me cut down with my club ho'ing ways due to limited choices......so now I am collecting putters..........

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I have been playing one length since the F7's came out. My handicap definitely dropped, but thats also me just getting better as I've only been playing a few years. 

This year I'll be getting fit for new irons and I'll still be trying out the F9 one lengths to see how they do in comparison. I also play a one length hybrid which has been awesome. So versatile. 

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I played the Cobra forged F7 one length for two seasons.  I recently switched to the Edel single length irons.  I also use cobra single length hybrids. Two big thumbs up on the switch to single length.  

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I gamed the f8 one lengths for about half of last year. I enjoyed them until I hit the Edel one lengths. I’d love to hear your guys thoughts on them.


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I played Wishon Sterling irons for a little over a year and then was presented with the opportunity to pick up some PXG irons for a great price so I switched.  I played the PXG irons for another year or so but decided I missed the consistency of the single length set so I converted my PXG irons into single length this past Fall.

With the weight screws in the PXG's I was able to get the head weights to all match and since they are forged it was easy to bend the lie angles to all be that of a 7 iron.  So far they've been playing great and I have the best of both worlds.  I've sort of had my eye on the Cobra Forged Tec one length set (the all black heads) and may give those a look when it warms up some more.

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OG F7 One Length user here, going into Season 3. Really enjoy them. Might be looking at adding F8 4 and 5 irons to my current F7 set, since I don't want to drop the cash on the hybrid and really like hitting the long irons, maybe sliding a 5 wood in the bag as well. The only thing I remember doing with them with was to go a touch softer in the shaft to hit my launch windows in a proper way.

I don't see myself going back to variable length, but if the right testing opportunity came along for me to put them head to head against something else in the market, I'd give it a go!

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18 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

OG F7 One Length user here, going into Season 3. Really enjoy them. Might be looking at adding F8 4 and 5 irons to my current F7 set, since I don't want to drop the cash on the hybrid and really like hitting the long irons, maybe sliding a 5 wood in the bag as well. The only thing I remember doing with them with was to go a touch softer in the shaft to hit my launch windows in a proper way.

I don't see myself going back to variable length, but if the right testing opportunity came along for me to put them head to head against something else in the market, I'd give it a go!

You know, I never even thought about getting some single irons to replace the longer ones. I feel with the F9's I launch the longer irons much better. So maybe instead of new set I can pick up a couple F9s. 

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17 minutes ago, patrickleeleep said:

You know, I never even thought about getting some single irons to replace the longer ones. I feel with the F9's I launch the longer irons much better. So maybe instead of new set I can pick up a couple F9s. 

I mean, cobra offers them singlely, $100 for the F8, $115 for F9, $145 in the Forged and $80 in the Max. The one thing you'll need to think about is lie and loft angles and order them custom to fit the rests of your set. Do your spec research, I almost got caught ordering 1 degree up in the F8 long irons even they were already 1 degree up from the original F7!

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I haven’t tried the single length irons. Have had a couple people try and trade me a few times with them. I get more and more interested as I think about it. The concept makes sense to me. My question is on the shorter irons (8-pw) don’t you see an increase in swing speed because the club is longer than normal? And then the opposite for the longer (4-5) irons because they are shorter than normal? I feel like my gaps would be weird maybe I’m looking at it wrong though..


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I haven’t tried the single length irons. Have had a couple people try and trade me a few times with them. I get more and more interested as I think about it. The concept makes sense to me. My question is on the shorter irons (8-pw) don’t you see an increase in swing speed because the club is longer than normal? And then the opposite for the longer (4-5) irons because they are shorter than normal? I feel like my gaps would be weird maybe I’m looking at it wrong though..


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You see an increase in swing speed on 8 thru the wedges and a decrease in swing speed on the 4 and 5 as you suggest. Cobra accounts for this by using hollow cavities in the long irons, cavity backs in the mid irons and blades in the short irons. In addition they have varying hosel lengths, lie angles and offset to tweak ball flight and gapping.

For me the gapping was the best on any clubs I’ve ever owned except for the longer irons. For me it comes down to my lack of swing speed to get the 4 and 5 up in the air. But when I got in a rhythm with those clubs it was like throwing darts at pins. Problem was I rarely got in a rhythm. I’m going to try the F9 single lengths next week and if I can get the long irons up in the air it may be hard for me to pass them up.


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Played wishons for two years, also spent time with the forged tec one and f8, went back to wishon and then hit the edels,

for me and my toe miss the edels won out hands down, they are a smaller head and very little offset but they just work, for me they are much more consistent with height and gapping, still need to tweak a couple of clubs but these will be in the bag for a while.

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I've been playing the Cobra F7s for about 3 years and love them. Honestly wish other OEMs would start making them so we would have more variety.

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These are the irons that I use and I was really happy to see that the guys at TXG seemed to like them.

I know that Matt Blois is a really good ball striker but watching how he was able to hit these clubs and how well they performed for him was encouraging; as he and Ian confirmed - with the right shaft and right loft/lie these are super nice clubs; I'm not sure Matt could have hit many better shots.

 

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I've ended up only playing the F8 OL irons, no metalwoods, much improved.. Bent a One Length Black Utility to 16.5* for a genuine 3 iron / driving iron. Hit that 200m consistently, so looking to drop a couple more spots now. 

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I tried one length for a while last year. I loved the ease of hitting the long irons. I actually hit them longer than my standard length irons. However in the short irons the extra length really threw off my distance control. I think if given some more time I could have figured them out.

Interesting to see Bryson putting in a set of MB single length irons for Memorial!

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If/when I move on from my current irons, single length will be at the top of my list to try out. As someone who plays on average 20-25 rounds per year, I am all for anything that helps me score better and have more fun out on the course.


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the PW/5i are really the only spots where you notice a difference.... it does take a few rounds to get used to them but it's not a drastic change. I don't even think they make a 4 but I wouldn't recommend it and I know they make a couple wedges below the PW but I wouldn't do it.  That would be too different.  

The simplicity of the 5 iron is very pleasing.

I originally considered the Cobra's but for some of the same reasons they describe in the video above I decided on the Wishon version and am glad I did.  Don't get me wrong - the Cobra's are great - I actually tried the f9 this year - but the ability to customize to a very specific level with the Sterling's is wonderful.

At some point I'll move back to a standard length set but for now I don't have much to complain about.  🙂

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

the PW/5i are really the only spots where you notice a difference.... it does take a few rounds to get used to them but it's not a drastic change. I don't even think they make a 4 but I wouldn't recommend it and I know they make a couple wedges below the PW but I wouldn't do it.  That would be too different.  

The simplicity of the 5 iron is very pleasing.

I originally considered the Cobra's but for some of the same reasons they describe in the video above I decided on the Wishon version and am glad I did.  Don't get me wrong - the Cobra's are great - I actually tried the f9 this year - but the ability to customize to a very specific level with the Sterling's is wonderful.

At some point I'll move back to a standard length set but for now I don't have much to complain about.  🙂

Read a bit about the Sterlings today.  They are releasing a new version in January of 2020 and retiring the current version.  Their philosophy is kind of opposite of Cobra.  Same shaft and same lie angles on Sterlings and Cobra does different shaft weights and lie angles.  Hard to know which is better or who is right.  According to Wishon I have the swing speed to play a 5 iron but my angle of attack suggests I stop at a 6 iron and go to a hybrid for the 5.  Wishon seems to be more open about the limitations than Cobra.  It will be interesting to see what version 2 looks like.

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5 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

Read a bit about the Sterlings today.  They are releasing a new version in January of 2020 and retiring the current version.  Their philosophy is kind of opposite of Cobra.  Same shaft and same lie angles on Sterlings and Cobra does different shaft weights and lie angles.  Hard to know which is better or who is right.  According to Wishon I have the swing speed to play a 5 iron but my angle of attack suggests I stop at a 6 iron and go to a hybrid for the 5.  Wishon seems to be more open about the limitations than Cobra.  It will be interesting to see what version 2 looks like.

I'm not sure who builds the Cobra clubs but Tom Wishon is one of the most highly respected club builders in the industry.  I heard an interview with him and he actually plays the Sterlings.  He has posted on WRX multiple times about them.  Good guy that seems to be really honest.

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