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31 minutes ago, jddaigneault said:

#CCC5?! Yes please!

what's #CCC5?

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° -HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Modus 120 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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... Last I heard they are to be released sometime this fall:

Cobra Connect Challenge 5, which will be taking place next year. #4 just wrapped up and if you go into official member reviews, you can read the thread. Our testers did a great job this year. 

I am very well versed in Casting and forging and how it works and the different hardness in metals from a previous life.  However I know little to nothing other than a blurb I read on the internet and

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19 minutes ago, ZMendle10 said:

what's #CCC5?

Cobra Connect Challenge 5, which will be taking place next year. #4 just wrapped up and if you go into official member reviews, you can read the thread. Our testers did a great job this year. 

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25 minutes ago, ZMendle10 said:

what's #CCC5?

You poor soul. You missed it the #CCC4. It’s a yearly review/challenge cobra and MGS put on with some very fortunate testers. Definitely worth checking out, and staying tuned for next year’s #CCC5!

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6 minutes ago, jddaigneault said:

You poor soul. You missed it the #CCC4. It’s a yearly review/challenge cobra and MGS put on with some very fortunate testers. Definitely worth checking out, and staying tuned for next year’s #CCC5!

I just read up on the format of the #CCC4 and I am very disappointed in missing it. It sounds amazing.

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Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° -HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Modus 120 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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I really like the looks of these irons. For some reason my initial thought was that the cavity reminded me a little of the Bio Cells but that passed quickly. I don't have the game for these but I like they way they look for sure.

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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46 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

I really like the looks of these irons. For some reason my initial thought was that the cavity reminded me a little of the Bio Cells but that passed quickly. I don't have the game for these but I like they way they look for sure.

I can kind of see it. I used to have a set of amp cell irons. They weren't a bad set considering i was able to get them for like $200.

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Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° -HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Modus 120 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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I have tried most of the Cobra iron offerings over the last decade and think they tend to be underrated performers, so I have no doubt that these clubs will work as-advertised. Love the at-address look, and the back of the iron looks like some of the prior AP2s.  I am a little confused by the marketing pitch though; if the MIM process creates a tighter grain flow and softer feel than their prior forged offerings, why do you need the TPU on the back? 

 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ 9* w/ Ventus Blue 6X 

Fairway:   :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ 15* w/ Atmos Black 7X 

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H2 19* w/ Tensei White 90  

Irons: :cobra-small: King Forged CB w/ KBS $ Taper 130

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 54 S, 58 M w/ Modus 125

Putter:  :cameron-small:  California Hollywood 34" Circle H

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Beautiful irons

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Driver- Cobra F9 Speedback 9° default_cobra-small.jpg.634f41dc1b8ea120e1aae121bd8f10ef.jpg

Woods- Sub70 Pro 5-Wood   08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg

Utility- Titleist 718 T-MB 4 Utility  default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg

Irons- Sub70 699 5-GW  08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg

Wedges- Sub70 Forged Black 54° 58°  08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg

Putter- PING Heppler Tomcat 14 34"  default_ping-small.jpg.69d8e0343843830069d58004a5aeb3e8.jpg

Ball- Titleist ProV1x ( High Number) default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg  Snell MTB-X (High Number) snell.png.b6a3039f6a1d861464f6a8e8b7f6a838.png

  

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, hartrick11 said:

I have tried most of the Cobra iron offerings over the last decade and think they tend to be underrated performers, so I have no doubt that these clubs will work as-advertised. Love the at-address look, and the back of the iron looks like some of the prior AP2s.  I am a little confused by the marketing pitch though*; if the MIM process creates a tighter grain flow and softer feel than their prior forged offerings, why do you need the TPU on the back? 

 

... 👍  Like you, I have played the last 3 versions of Cobra's Players Irons and completely agree that they are underrated performers. Rick Shiels said exactly that while reviewing the Forged Tours. "Players Irons" are an interesting category ranging from near MB like features, size and shape to GI size, shape and closer in forgiveness. Where I thought the Amp Forged, Fly Z+ and Forged Tours really shined was they fit right in the middle of the PI category. Thin top line, thinnish sole, awesome forged feel, excellent playability producing any shot you have the skill to play, slightly longer heel to toe and while not the most forgiving irons I have played they are surprisingly forgiving for a PI. This is why I have owned the last 3 sets. I will have to see what these look like at address, but imagine I will own a set sometime in my future. 

* I gave up on marketing and graphics long ago. The OEMs simply can't win. Too much bling or not enough bling. Too busy or too plain. One of their goals of course is instant recognizability. Hence the huge KING and multi coloring which should set them apart from other PI's. Starting with the Orange Amp Forged, Cobra has never been shy about branding their players irons. And my guess after talking with the VP's of Engineering is while the thin MIM face will feel soft, there is still some rebound effect and the TPU gives it a more solid feel. I hit a Forged Tour without the TPU and there was an obvious difference in feel. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM Max ... Diamana Limited 55R
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
                 SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33.5"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5

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2 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Here's a look at them in action. I've got to say, Cobra did a great job making a good looking set of irons. 

 

Al has to be my favorite YouTube dude right now.  Love his stuff.  

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Just now, Shankster said:

Al has to be my favorite YouTube dude right now.  Love his stuff.  

He's great, he doesn't take himself seriously and his Hammer driver review in his Outer Bounds series had me rolling in the floor laughing. 

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These will be on my list to hit for sure.

:cobra-small: Driver F9    
:cobra-small: 3 wood                

:cobra-small: 5 wood 18 TS2 

:mizuno-small:  Irons 6i / 9i MP-20 HMB   
:mizuno-small: wedge T20 46* 50* 54* 56*                                                     

:taylormade-small: FCG #7 

:taylormade-small: TP5X

 

 

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Rick Shiels tested them and his only complaint was that they didn't feel soft at all. Said they felt hard. You can take that for what it's worth. They sure look nice.

Titleist TS2 , Titleist 917 3 wood , Titleist 818 H2 hybrid 19, Wilson V6 3-GW , Ping Glide 58ES , Bettinardi Queen B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I do think it's interesting that Cobra is trying to make MIM a buzz word in golf. Metal injection Molding has been around for a long time, and is widely criticized in the Firearms community. People often throw out that MIM sears in colt and kimber 1911s are junk, and only forged components should be used. It's closer to casting than it is forging. That being said, the pictures of these irons look fantastic, and I'm excited to see them in person and give them a smack :)

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Driver: :srixon-small: Z785 , Hazardous 6.0 (Normal)

3 Wood: :srixon-small: F85 @ 13.5* Hazardous Red 6.0 (Stiff)

Driving Iron/Utility: :srixon-small: ZU85 2iron @ 18*

Irons: 5-PW, :cleveland-small: 588CB w/ TT S300's  (Stiff)

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 Satin, 50*/Mid, 56*/Mid and 60*/Low

Putter: :cleveland-small:Portofino

Bag: :srixon-small: Stand Bag

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Cobra Connect Challenge 5, which will be taking place next year. #4 just wrapped up and if you go into official member reviews, you can read the thread. Our testers did a great job this year. 


They did a fantastic job one of the coolest threads every year!!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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I also meant to add these irons look sick! Very sleek, I’m a huge fan of the chrome


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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Is it just me or do these look strikingly similar?

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The MIM process is interesting. As the years roll along, it will be fun to watch it evolve for use in golf club manufacturing.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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Rick Schiels just did a video on this today


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:cobra-small: King F7+ UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 6F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

Arccos Generation 1 Sensors on all clubs

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