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Vote for the Cobra Challenge Competitor you think won this thread: @bardle @Bucky CC @Nunfa0 @palvord @robertson153 

 

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The 10 names listed in my post get extra votes/tickets for the drawing based on participation thus far. 

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13 hours ago, GB13 said:

That's good, I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on the one lengths. Everthing I've heard about the F9 driver has been great, I'm not suprised your liking it. 

Interesting, that's the first thing I've heard about golf that actually makes sense. 

 

Regards,

Team GB13 

 

Ball placement was the hardest thing to adjust to for me with the one lengths, that and the one length wedges out of a bunker.  

 

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2 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

There was a lot of talk about wedges yesterday so for today's pictures I thought I would skip over the irons and feature the King Black Wedge.

Simpy put these things look like ninja assassins.  From Cobra: "KING Black wedges blend precision, versatility and durability with a new DBM (Diamonized Black Metal) finish, 100% CNC milled grooves, and tour-inspired grinds."

I went with the True Temper S200 all black shaft in 50°, 54°, and 58°.  These are probably the best looking wedges I've ever owned.

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Cobra offers three different grind options.  I went with Versatile on each as I usually don't take too deep of divots and the lofts fit in perfectly with the 45° PW.  The sole definitely has a different look compared to my Vokeys.  A little bit wider and the interesting notch.

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I've decided to name my assassins Bruce, The Bride, and Haru (aka Chris Farley).

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Those are so sweet looking. Is the versatile grind the mid bounce? Also, what were the bounces on your Vokeys? 

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Team GB13

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32 minutes ago, GB13 said:

Those are so sweet looking. Is the versatile grind the mid bounce? Also, what were the bounces on your Vokeys? 

Regards,

Team GB13

The Versatile grind is the mid-bounce option.  Cobra seems to be pushing people towards it with double the loft choices as any other grind option.

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With a 45° PW I knew I wanted my wedges at 50, 54, and 58 to keep as consistent gapping as possible.  I debated going Classic grind and having each bent 1-2° but decided to go with the Versatile standard specs.

My current Vokey SM5s are 52° with 12° of bounce, 56° with 10°, and 60° with 11° (AP2 PW is bent to 47°).  If I struggle with the new wedges I'll definitely look at the decrease in bounce as one of the potential issues.

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Well this sucks...2038587829_ScreenShot2019-05-08at3_09_44PM.png.b09f17fc34f5dd863460c35c580b49ed.png


It’s okay....gives us a chance to focus on the mental side of the game.

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1 hour ago, Wedgie said:

 


It’s okay....gives us a chance to focus on the mental side of the game.

Regards,

Team Bardle


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"Don't chunk it."

"Don't chunk it"

"Don't chunk it"

"Aww, Crap, I chunked it!" 

Regards,

Team GB13

 

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Well this sucks...2038587829_ScreenShot2019-05-08at3_09_44PM.png.b09f17fc34f5dd863460c35c580b49ed.png

IMG_0300.JPG join the crowd. No rounds for the next 4-5 days. There’s always the range. Need to get the distances dialed in before this thing goes live.
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I have a question for the one length guys and if it's something you're going to address in your stage one's you can save it for them. When you get fitted did they have you hit multiple irons? Say 5 iron, 7 iron, wedge, or does Cobra have a system to match the set based on your 7 iron?

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I have a question for the one length guys and if it's something you're going to address in your stage one's you can save it for them. When you get fitted did they have you hit multiple irons? Say 5 iron, 7 iron, wedge, or does Cobra have a system to match the set based on your 7 iron?

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

I have a question for the one length guys and if it's something you're going to address in your stage one's you can save it for them. When you get fitted did they have you hit multiple irons? Say 5 iron, 7 iron, wedge, or does Cobra have a system to match the set based on your 7 iron?

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I mean there are no real changes you can make between irons. When I got fitted I hit the 7 iron and used the mizuno shaft optimizer. The fitters big concern was with shorter shafts and heavier heads that improper swing weighting could cause me to feel like the long irons were like "kids clubs" as he put it. 

So I specified a swing weight when I sent my order in and Cobra happily obliged. We also went up an inch so my irons are really more like 5 iron standard length but I'm 6'3 so I think that's fine. 

After the range session yesterday I can confirm that the weighting is really nice. For reference I'm at a D4 for all my irons. I think the standard Swing weight for the f9s is d0 and my old irons are D2. 

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I mean there are no real changes you can make between irons. When I got fitted I hit the 7 iron and used the mizuno shaft optimizer. The fitters big concern was with shorter shafts and heavier heads that improper swing weighting could cause me to feel like the long irons were like "kids clubs" as he put it. 
So I specified a swing weight when I sent my order in and Cobra happily obliged. We also went up an inch so my irons are really more like 5 iron standard length but I'm 6'3 so I think that's fine. 
After the range session yesterday I can confirm that the weighting is really nice. For reference I'm at a D4 for all my irons. I think the standard Swing weight for the f9s is d0 and my old irons are D2. 


Did you have the swing weights checked upon receipt of the clubs?

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5 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

 


Did you have the swing weights checked upon receipt of the clubs?

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I haven't checked them but they were part of the spec sheet and they feel significantly heavier than my current irons and the stock f9s I swung at the local pgass

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Thanks Team bardle! I am not at all very versed on the intricacies of club fitting and wasn't sure if they needed to manipulate the swingweight of each club to compensate for the different heads. That's one of the things I love about this forum, there is something I can learn from it every day.

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4 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

A couple of pretty things arrived today 😍🥰

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@Nunfa0, I'm digging you rocking the New Zealand colors for your bag choice!

 

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28 minutes ago, palvord said:

@Nunfa0, I'm digging you rocking the New Zealand colors for your bag choice!

 

Really it's US colours, red, white and blue 😁😎 It's just bad lighting and no flash that makes it look black.

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I'm still debating what I want to write up about the irons so today's pictures will be of the bag and headcovers.

I went with the Ultralight Stand Bag in Peacoat.  Overall the bag seems like a very high quality product.  Strong zippers, large pockets, and very sturdy legs.  The top of the bag is a 5 way.  My old stand bag had 6 dividers so the only change I've needed to make is combine my putter in the driver/fairway section.

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My only complaint?  Clubs can be moved around quite a bit when you set the bag on the ground since the base of the bag acts as the triggering mechanism for the legs.  You can see in the picture below how the 9 iron popped above the 8 and PW, and the 50° wedge is covering the other two wedges.  Is it a big deal?  Not really.

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The headcovers are all high quality but a little on the large size.  You can see from the pictures above that having 4 of the Cobra headcovers in my bag is a little too much.  I'll probably end up switching them out for some Badger themed covers.

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I do like the attention to detail on the driver and fairway covers with the CNC Milled Face insert on the top.

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This will come in handy when I forget to take the cover off and still expect a good drive.

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54 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

Really it's US colours, red, white and blue 😁😎 It's just bad lighting and no flash that makes it look black.

Welp. Time for some international education to occur.

I thought that since the flag of New Zealand was red, white, and blue they are the colors of the country. (Hooray ignorance!)

What are the official colors of New Zealand?

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13 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Thanks Team bardle! I am not at all very versed on the intricacies of club fitting and wasn't sure if they needed to manipulate the swingweight of each club to compensate for the different heads. That's one of the things I love about this forum, there is something I can learn from it every day.

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Hey, no problem. Cobra calls it Progressive shaft weighting so like for the KBS tours, they work down in weight as they get to the "longer" clubs so Tour 80 in the 4-6 and 90 in the 7-9. 

That being said I am not sure what that is supposed to accomplish and also all of my clubs are Modus3 Tour 105's so they did not use this "progressive shaft weighting" on my set as far as I can tell... 

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1 hour ago, bardle said:

Hey, no problem. Cobra calls it Progressive shaft weighting so like for the KBS tours, they work down in weight as they get to the "longer" clubs so Tour 80 in the 4-6 and 90 in the 7-9. 

That being said I am not sure what that is supposed to accomplish and also all of my clubs are Modus3 Tour 105's so they did not use this "progressive shaft weighting" on my set as far as I can tell... 

Interesting, I would assume that Cobra has the heads set up so the swing weights stay similar especially since they are selling them as one lengths, they should know how to get the swing weights right. It's not like I bought a set of AP2 heads and stuck them all on to 37" shafts. They wouldn't be built for single length, so the weights would be all wrong. I do think the progressive shaft is more so the speed increases in the long irons, so you can elevate them. And the heavier shafts in the shorter clubs are to give more control and maybe slow down the swing a tad. Obviously this doesn't apply to you, but if you ordered stock, I think that is what Cobra was trying to do. 

 

Regards, 

Team GB13

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