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1 minute ago, Mtbryant01 said:

I had a notification of someone coming to the door today while I was playing a round. Shouldn’t have checked, as it was a cobra box! Hard to focus on those last 5 holes. Anyways, here are the beautys that we’re waiting for me inside the box! Already had a tee time for tomorrow morning. Excited to test them out. Love the Copper face/black KBS $ shaft look from first glance. More pictures to come later.

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Oh my, those do look fantastic (and proper since they’re facing the right way, sorry @txgolfjunkie 😉 )

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the snakebites too!  The full face looks better in your pic than the online renders. 

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17 minutes ago, B.Boston said:


Oh my, those do look fantastic (and proper since they’re facing the right way, sorry @txgolfjunkie 😉 )

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the snakebites too!  The full face looks better in your pic than the online renders. 

#TeamChad styling with the MIMs. 

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Maiden voyage tomorrow. I have everything but the wedges so I’ll just be using my Vokeys for now.  I excluded all my previous rounds from my statistics so getting a nice fresh view of the cobra clubs!

 

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10 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Any thoughts of having them reshafted Joe?

That would mean finding shafts and spending a couple hundred dollars for the shafts and the new build. Don’t think that is in the cards. 

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On 7/10/2021 at 12:03 PM, Mtbryant01 said:

I got my first round in with the MIMs and Snakebite wedges. Didn’t record this round in Arccos as I’m waiting for the woods to come in. 
 

Shot an 81 40/41. 7/14 FIRs, 7/18 GIRs. Results might now show it, but I really enjoyed the MIMs for my first round with zero range sessions. It felt like I was flushing most of my shots, even those in the rough. I went from 90g to 120g in the shaft, so it will take a minute to get used to that as I left a couple out to the right, but all in all I really enjoyed them! The Snakebite wedges were great as well. I was playing on firm and fast greens today. It’ll take me a couple rounds to get used to them, but overall was very happy. I think I’m going to like the full groove face on the 58. 
 

Let’s talk about the finish on the Copper MIMs. I was warned about this at my fittings, but sand will take some specs off the finish. The range was sandy, and it didn’t take many swings to notice some specs forming. Below is an 8 iron I hit 5 times on the range. I didn’t clean off the balls and some of them had a more sand specs on them. This was right after the range, it wore off and wasn’t as distinguished after the round.

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Here is my 7 iron below that I didn’t hit on the range but hit 4-5 times during the round. I really think the sand on golf balls or a sandy range could play a factor into more wear on these clubs. Will have to watch and clean off the balls on the range for now on.

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I've only hit off mats or tee/fairway/rough conditions with my Copper MIMs and there are a few light scratches starting to show up. It's to be expected. I'm too nervous to hit these off a sandy range...and the next time I hit into a fairway bunker during a round, I just might take a penalty and drop outside the bunker to save the finish. 

Sandy range balls will tear up any iron, regardless of finish. I remember taking my new Ping i210 irons and seeing the hydropearl finish get torn up after one session on a sandy hitting area. 

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1 hour ago, txgolfjunkie said:

and the next time I hit into a fairway bunker during a round, I just might take a penalty and drop outside the bunker to save the finish.

I think that is a free drop if I am not mistaken 😄

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8 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

I was really worried about the finish of the MIM black wedges.... especially after the first bunker shot I had with it last year.  I'll have to get a picture now and update because the finish has held up really well and beyond my expectations.

 

Ditto, here. I hit a lot of shots on the range with both my wedges, and use the practice bunker a bit with my 58. Nothing more than normal wear. Certainly not the same matte black anymore, but it looks well used, in a nice way!

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37 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

I was really worried about the finish of the MIM black wedges.... especially after the first bunker shot I had with it last year.  I'll have to get a picture now and update because the finish has held up really well and beyond my expectations.

But just incase, make sure you always hit the center... it will look great with a wear spot right there. 🏌️‍♂️

Is it crazy that this is one of my motivations to become a better ball striker? To have an impressive wear pattern? 

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16 minutes ago, HeathS16 said:

Is it crazy that this is one of my motivations to become a better ball striker? To have an impressive wear pattern? 

Not at all - let's be real, the number on the scorecard doesn't matter, it's what you look like when you tee off in front of a group that's important!

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6 minutes ago, gavinski91 said:

Not at all - let's be real, the number on the scorecard doesn't matter, it's what you look like when you tee off in front of a group that's important!

No one will care is you shoot 100 if your swing is a pretty as Adam Scott

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44 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

I was really worried about the finish of the MIM black wedges.... especially after the first bunker shot I had with it last year.  I'll have to get a picture now and update because the finish has held up really well and beyond my expectations.

But just incase, make sure you always hit the center... it will look great with a wear spot right there. 🏌️‍♂️

And the black finish wears pretty good when you hit a ball off the hosel as well? Asking for a friend. 

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3 minutes ago, txgolfjunkie said:

And the black finish wears pretty good when you hit a ball off the hosel as well? Asking for a friend. 

Off the toe I can tell you it holds up well... if you're asking about shanks you'll need to ask @GB13 about those.  😉

Just kidding, Greyson, I remember you had the chrome MIM wedges so we'd never know.

Double just kidding.  Really just tagged you to see how you're doing, we need some of that youthful exuberance in here to get these competitors fired up!  

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Well I still haven't had any clubs arrive, which is absolutely terrible for my work productivity. I'm having them delivered to my office (since no one is at home during the day and our front porch is steps from the road), so every time I hear a truck drive into the parking lot I start bouncing up and down in my seat listening to hear if anyone comes through the door downstairs. The real question is at what point will my boss start to notice....!

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On 7/10/2021 at 11:10 AM, jlukes said:

That would mean finding shafts and spending a couple hundred dollars for the shafts and the new build. Don’t think that is in the cards. 

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If your initial feedback on the iron heads is good, what about just doing a shaft swamp on your current iron shafts?  That way you can get a better feel for things.

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Just now, goaliewales14 said:

If your initial feedback on the iron heads is good, what about just doing a shaft swamp on your current iron shafts?  That way you can get a better feel for things.

No way in hell I’m touching my Mizuno/obans.  
 

If it it was as simple as putting a new driver adapter on, maybe. My Mizunos fit me like a glove and I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize those. 
 

I’m going to be doing my best to give as much feedback about the MIMs as possible in with the build cobra sent me. If anything, it will provide everyone with a reminder to never sacrifice your fitting results because a certain shaft is back ordered. 

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Just now, jlukes said:

No way in hell I’m touching my Mizuno/obans.  
 

If it it was as simple as putting a new driver adapter on, maybe. My Mizunos fit me like a glove and I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize those. 
 

I’m going to be doing my best to give as much feedback about the MIMs as possible in with the build cobra sent me. If anything, it will provide everyone with a reminder to never sacrifice your fitting results because a certain shaft is back ordered. 

 

... Amen jlukes. I think the average player would be shocked at how much tip weighting OEM's use. If you change shafts and then try to re-install, you will never get them exactly the same again. Different weights, amount of epoxy and feel for a better player will all be different. 

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