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Awesome unboxing video @gavinski91!  Glad that you got your irons and wedges in now.  One step closer to the games beginning.

The Radspeed irons look like the blend fairly well into the snakebite wedges too.  It's always interesting to see how the GI irons look down at the wedges when you're playing a more traditional shape wedge.  

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11 minutes ago, gavinski91 said:

The unboxing video is finished - it has my initial thoughts of the irons and wedges, along with some glamor shots. Check it out!

 

Awesome unboxing!

I really like the look of the Radspeeds. They look nicer than the SpeedZones. Although I think the gray carbon fiber on the SpeedZones blended better than the black. I agree about not noticing it, however.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
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cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
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54°, 58°:
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image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

Awesome unboxing video @gavinski91!  Glad that you got your irons and wedges in now.  One step closer to the games beginning.

The Radspeed irons look like the blend fairly well into the snakebite wedges too.  It's always interesting to see how the GI irons look down at the wedges when you're playing a more traditional shape wedge.  

Yeah I'm happy with the transition. Like I mentioned in the video, the only thing that I would like to see is to have the chrome of the Snakebite wedges to be a more muted satin, would visually match the Radspeeds better that way. But then they wouldn't match the MIM Tour irons as well, so I guess it's six of one, half dozen of the other, and probably too many SKUs to have both color options available in all the loft and grind combinations.

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Great video @gavinski91, it will be interesting to see if the irons are standard lie or not. But don't be surprised if they are more upright than your Wilsons anyway.

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Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
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Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
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Awesome vid @gavinski91, great job with the editing 🙂  I'll also be curious to see what the story is with the lie angle, and if they *are* standard, how they work out for you.

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:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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1 hour ago, gavinski91 said:

I think me and the 5-iron are gonna get along great off the tee!

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The irons overall will take a bit of getting used to, but initial impressions are promising. 
 

The real star of the day though was the Snakebite wedges. I only used the 58* once (had a 70 yard shot that needed to get way up over a tree), but I used the 52* 12 times in this morning’s round, and every single time it put the ball on the green, with an average distance to the pin of 24 feet (including an up-and-down from 85 yards to save par)  

I had a lot of shots that I’d like to have back, but managed to card just 1 double-bogey on my way to an 83!

I love the snakebite wedges so far, especially out of the sand with my 58 and around the green with a combo of the 54 and 58. Love the bite they are producing. 

 

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Dude, @gavinski91, amazing video. Very well put together, felt like I was watching a seasoned vet on YouTube. 

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
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On 7/23/2021 at 4:01 PM, gavinski91 said:

The unboxing video is finished - it has my initial thoughts of the irons and wedges, along with some glamour shots. Check it out!

 

I've got to agree with the rest of the responses and say you did an amazing job on the unboxing video. Slick editing and I loved seeing the closeups of the clubs. I do hate that the lie angle is not correct, at least that's something that's easily remedied. 

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@gavinski91great video feel like these are a really slick way to add some flair to reviews. 

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29 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I've got to agree with the rest of the responses and say you did an amazing job on the unboxing video. Slick editing and I loved seeing the closeups of the clubs. I do hate that the lie angle is not correct, at least that's something that's easily remedied. 

It is easily remedied... but you'd hope that if you're having a set custom built to your specs for maximum performance that they'd come in the way you ordered them. Definitely not as bad as the shaft situation with jlukes, but still... if you order it a certain way, you'd hope they'd come in that way.

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:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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8 hours ago, chisag said:

Some sets have been closer than others but all of them are off spec. That is just how it is and with irons costing $1200 and up, I would definitely have any new irons checked and adjusted before playing them. 

So is that off spec due to potential equipment tolerances or how they were built, or off spec when you ordered them a specific way and the build sheet noted that they simply didn't do like you requested?

To me, those are two very different things. Sure irons can come in slightly different than you asked for due to the machine they bent them on perhaps, or a driver's actual loft might be different from the stated loft due to machine tolerances. Asking for 2* upright on a custom build and them having the sheet say "standard" is something else, IMO.

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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On 7/23/2021 at 4:01 PM, gavinski91 said:

The unboxing video is finished - it has my initial thoughts of the irons and wedges, along with some glamour shots. Check it out!

 

Really nice job...You hit something SO important that I think should get some more attention...

You mentioned how you didn't really think you'd like the carbon top line at address.  I can't tell you (after working retail) how many golfers will choose to disregard a certain club without swinging it.  

There is of course, a requisite need to feel confident and like the look, but discounting a club simply without hitting it is unfortunate.  I'm glad you like the first impression and with you the best of luck in the process!

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@gavinski91 - Amazing unboxing video.  Thanks for putting the work into it.  And it's interesting to see how things we think will drive us nuts with a club just don't seem to matter; especially if the club performs.  I had a lot of doubts going into CCC^2, and I loved the F8's.

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3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
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6 hours ago, russtopherb said:

So is that off spec due to potential equipment tolerances or how they were built, or off spec when you ordered them a specific way and the build sheet noted that they simply didn't do like you requested?

To me, those are two very different things. Sure irons can come in slightly different than you asked for due to the machine they bent them on perhaps, or a driver's actual loft might be different from the stated loft due to machine tolerances. Asking for 2* upright on a custom build and them having the sheet say "standard" is something else, IMO.

 

... I don't think I have ever run into the latter, my build sheets have always been accurate, but the loft and lies have not. As lovers of the game and players that appreciate equipment we like to think there are technicians like those we see in the van at a Tour event explaining the build and showing the process for one club or one set of irons. In reality it is a mass produced assembly line that moves very quickly and almost always a non golfer just doing their job. And yes there are tolerances usually in the + or - 2* range so again you can have one club 2* strong and the next 2* weak resulting in two of your irons being the same loft while still within tolerances. An extreme example but certainly possible. More likely you have an 8 iron 1* weak and a 7 iron 1* strong and well within tolerances but a 6* gap between them and a 3* gap on either side IF the next irons are on spec. 

... I watched a smaller company go through builds at Tour Edge. An ingenious system where they accumulate one set at a time and each piece of equipment has a barcode so when picking up a set of 4-pw irons and use a hand held laser that reads the barcodes. If they pick up the wrong ferrules, grip, shaft or head the barcode buzzes with a red light like you lost on a game show instead of a green light. So it is virtually impossible to build a set with any wrong components. The assembly though was nowhere near as precise and the same + or - tolerances come into play as the fly through the assembly. I imagine TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist etc move even faster. 

... Lastly it is also just impossible to get a sets loft/lies correct without double and triple checking. When I bend a set I am very meticulous but when I go back and check them after building the first attempt, some are always off due to the way the club sits in the LL machine as well as some metals not holding their specs so I will always bend them a second time and sometimes a third. And of course 2 different LL machines can give you different readings. I have never used them but I would hope since they are building just one set at a time a Club Champion, True Spec kind of custom build would take the time to double and triple check and have your irons as close to perfectly on spec as possible. 

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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On 7/23/2021 at 4:01 PM, gavinski91 said:

The unboxing video is finished - it has my initial thoughts of the irons and wedges, along with some glamour shots. Check it out!

 

Loved the editing on this video!!  Great job!!

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3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
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On 7/23/2021 at 3:01 PM, gavinski91 said:

The unboxing video is finished - it has my initial thoughts of the irons and wedges, along with some glamour shots. Check it out!

 

Nicely done! The video looked as crisp and clean as the new sticks! 

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