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Hi Wedgie, thanks for you interest and input. Let me know anything specific that would interest you in our testing.
I have a question for you; How do you like  your default_cleveland-small.jpg -CBX 48*, 52* and 56*? 
I read the first look at CBX-2 wedges and I'm gonna have a serious look at those.


I love the CBX wedges and it would be hard to go to a more traditional blade wedge after using them for about a year. I use them a ton on full shots when I lay up to a number. Just started hitting a flop shot with the 56 and they mow throw the deep rough around the greens. I’m no wedge guru like some others around here but they are definitely worth a look.


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AZSTU324  where/how did you come up with this picture? 
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Hey so sorry that I missed this one. I'm unable to keep up with the comments.. and that's a great problem to have.

The pic was somewhere on the internet.. don't remember where but I just clipped it and added the circles in good old MS Paint.

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Really enjoyed the Stage 1's guys - well done! I will be following this thread closely - I have a soft spot for Lynx. The first new set of clubs I ever purchased: Lynx Parallax irons in the early 90's AND they were the clubs I used for my first hole-in-one! I'm interested to see how the VT compares to the i500 as well. Keep up the good work


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When we were waiting to receive the clubs, I took it upon myself to swing the i500s just to have a competing model to compare. Also hit the Titleist 718 T-MBs. IMO, the Lynx VT's feel much better than the i500s. Softer impact but a very springy and active face with good feedback. I also like the profile of these better. About the same top line as the i500s and T-MBs but a little more compact from heel to toe but not at all intimidating to swing. Just a lovely club on all levels.

Maybe some of the other VT crew can give some opinions on the acoustics in the bottom end of the set. The PW and 9 do have a pretty noticible ting. The jury's still out on how I feel about the sound. Likely due to a slightly larger profile and more internal space. Would definitely not be upset if they decided to fill 8-PW with some kind of foam down the road.

The rest of the set though just sounds beautiful. Solid, crisp, powerful, but not overly loud in the slightest. I'll try to make a video with the camera right up next to the ball and work through the lineup to hear the acoustics of each club.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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Well after playing three rounds with the Black Cat irons and comparing specs it is easy to see why they launch higher!
But the thing I can't explain yet is that I am not losing any distance!
I just realized that the BC's are even a degree weaker than the VT's. I would have thought maybe the opposite. Pretty cool!

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I have a round set for 9am tomorrow morning and I will be playing the entire round with the irons. No driver, woods, hybrids, wedges, or putter. Should be interestingly to say the least.


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I'm going to do the exact same tomorrow. Playing another round with my pops on a fun little 9 hole in Mesa. I feel pretty good about getting around the course without the Boomer. Hoping that after some swing adjustments (more so reminders) that I'll be doing some flag hunting

Playing a long course on Sunday though so the driver will be back in the bag for that.

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Last post for the evening..

New club offering on the Lynx site.. Screenshot_20190802-213054.jpeg

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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When we were waiting to receive the clubs, I took it upon myself to swing the i500s just to have a competing model to compare. Also hit the Titleist 718 T-MBs. IMO, the Lynx VT's feel much better than the i500s. Softer impact but a very springy and active face with good feedback. I also like the profile of these better. About the same top line as the i500s and T-MBs but a little more compact from heel to toe but not at all intimidating to swing. Just a lovely club on all levels.

Maybe some of the other VT crew can give some opinions on the acoustics in the bottom end of the set. The PW and 9 do have a pretty noticible ting. The jury's still out on how I feel about the sound. Likely due to a slightly larger profile and more internal space. Would definitely not be upset if they decided to fill 8-PW with some kind of foam down the road.

The rest of the set though just sounds beautiful. Solid, crisp, powerful, but not overly loud in the slightest. I'll try to make a video with the camera right up next to the ball and work through the lineup to hear the acoustics of each club.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..



That sounds pretty great :) The i500 don't feel particular great but they do perform well for me. I did decide to order the Blueprint short irons and I'm excited to give those a go for some added playability. I would enjoy hitting the VT irons but I don't think that will happen as I've not seen them anywhere but I would like to see/hear a video if you are able.


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Last post for the evening..

New club offering on the Lynx site.. Screenshot_20190802-213054.jpeg.6f9d2cfd0e52d09beb071d335790f0a3.jpeg

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..




Saw that - PXG may get unhappy with the screws.


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7 hours ago, azstu324 said:

Last post for the evening..

New club offering on the Lynx site.. emoji1786.pngScreenshot_20190802-213054.jpeg

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

Pretty interesting looking cat Image result for lynx

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14 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

Bag looks different with only 7 clubs in it! This is gonna be fun and probably frustrating at the same time!
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Yes! You're gonna love it!

#IronsOnlyClub

 

The short game is the toughest adjustment with that but you'll learn to love playing extra roll. 

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Yes! You're gonna love it!
#IronsOnlyClub
 
The short game is the toughest adjustment with that but you'll learn to love playing extra roll. 

If I can shoot under 50 I will be happy. I haven’t exactly had a good relationship with the 4 and 5 irons yet.


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Yes! You're gonna love it!
#IronsOnlyClub
 
The short game is the toughest adjustment with that but you'll learn to love playing extra roll. 
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Spent some time hitting my 6 and 7 irons. Getting closer to the sweet spot. Good thing I know the home owner. He shouldn't be too worked up with the yard. IMG_20190803_134750593.jpegIMG_20190803_135640107.jpeg

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Well folks #IronsOnlyClub wasn’t terrible. I managed a 45/44 with 36 putts. I basically 2 putted every hole with the backside of my 4-iron. In hindsight I should have kept the putter in the bag. I also stuck with my 4-iron off the tee even though I’m not all that consistent with it. I am missing a good 190-210 club and I really want this to be it. It is a work in progress but I will say this, when I put a good swing on it the club absolutely performs.

So far I am still adjusting to the shafts. I tend to pull everything right if I don’t slow myself down a little.
I have to say though when hit on the screws, these prowlers feel unlike anything I have hit before and not in a bad way.

I’m hoping to play again tomorrow and I am toying with the thought of adding the 5 wood and putter to the bag. I am not one for normally playing to certain distances. I prefer to bomb and gouge but am curious what my score would do if I had more 7,8(my favorite club) irons in my hands instead of 9/PW.

If there is anything specific anybody wants tested please let us know. I did test the back of the 4 iron putting left handed today and there is a whole lot of spring off the back!


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I need to clean these guys and get proper photos, but here is the status as to the PVD finish after a good thrashing.  64 holes this week and a half dozen 9 holers prior and the P has a new sole grind 🤣🤣🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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I need to clean these guys and get proper photos, but here is the status as to the PVD finish after a good thrashing.  64 holes this week and a half dozen 9 holers prior and the P has a new sole grind
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Oh man that's rough. I really don't know why OEMs are still using PVD when DBM and DLC are pretty easily available. It hurts my eyes and my heart to look at.

Anybody with the gun metal finish on the VTs notice any distinct wear yet?

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Oh man that's rough. I really don't know why OEMs are still using PVD when DBM and DLC are pretty easily available. It hurts my eyes and my heart to look at.

Anybody with the gun metal finish on the VTs notice any distinct wear yet?

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

Here is the PW of my gunmetals. Wear hasn't been a problem for me except for the white lines disappearing. I haven't hit quite as many shots as knights has though. MVIMG_20190803_163217883.jpegIMG_20190803_163308847.jpeg

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9 hours ago, blackngold_blood said:

Well folks #IronsOnlyClub wasn’t terrible. I managed a 45/44 with 36 putts. I basically 2 putted every hole with the backside of my 4-iron. In hindsight I should have kept the putter in the bag. I also stuck with my 4-iron off the tee even though I’m not all that consistent with it. I am missing a good 190-210 club and I really want this to be it. It is a work in progress but I will say this, when I put a good swing on it the club absolutely performs.

I actually did irons only about a month ago and loved it!  You went more intense than I did though.  I keep everything from my 5i down.  I just took all the woods out.  This is definitely a good way to see how the irons truly perform and I love it!

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I played again this morning and shot a 43/44 with another 34 putts. I played today with everything back in the bag but driver and putter. I played a couple irons off the tee as well as a couple hybrids but otherwise stuck to the 5w. Mainly because I wasn’t swinging overly well and 220 in the trees is better than 150 in the trees!

Overall this weekend my scores didn’t change a lot no matter what was in the bag. Most of that is because of how bad my swing was this weekend. It just felt forced.

I’m hoping to get to the range this week after work to see if I can find my swing again.

On a side note, i did manage to hit a gps measured 305 yard 5 wood today. The 5-10 (guestimate) mph wind was right to left and slightly helping.


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