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I hit these this weekend at a golf show/demo event. Wow. There are pictures out there, but if you are looking for a club in the players distance category this year... you have to try these. Best feel/sound from a hollow/hollow-filled club I have tried. I'm sure Mizuno will win the category for the MGS testing, but these are really good. 

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How were they in comparison to the size of the 2020 Forged Tecs and the King Tour MIM irons? Hoping the new base model 2022 Forged Tecs are closer in size to the MIM irons, at least from address.

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I love my 2020 Forged Tec Irons, but I am curious to see what Cobra’s been cooking for this release.  I haven’t seen them yet (I guess I’ll have to do a google search).

 

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5 hours ago, bcashjmu said:

How were they in comparison to the size of the 2020 Forged Tecs and the King Tour MIM irons? Hoping the new base model 2022 Forged Tecs are closer in size to the MIM irons, at least from address.

Without looking at them together, I can't really say. They toned down the giant "KING" on the back of the club, and overall I felt like the blade length was fractionally shorter, but that could have just been a change in top line or finish to give me that opinion.

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From what I understand it is a slightly slimmed top line but otherwise similar dimensions/offset as the 2020 version. Hopefully they followed the King Tour MIM approach to the offset... to my eye they did a fantastic job of making those irons appear to have less than the stated numbers.

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Saw the heads today at PGA Superstore. The are available for pre-order 4/14. I saw the LTDx, 2022 FT and 2022 FTx side by side. I would say the top line varies about 1/16” between each club head. Look really good! I’m Still having problems with the lofts.  They even had the FT-X One Length head. 

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Saw the info on Cobras website… looks like the X model is similar to the older versions but with slightly stronger lofts. The FT carries the same lofts as prior iterations but with a bit less offset and smaller topline…the topline almost looks smaller than the MIM Tour in the pics. I think the two models should stand well independently but also blend easily; they should now appeal to a wider audience, similar to P790/P770, seems like a great approach. 
 

I would also bet that if they do bring the MIM Tour back it ends up being a bit smaller to provide a bit more differentiation vs the FT. 

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49 minutes ago, hartrick11 said:

Saw the info on Cobras website… looks like the X model is similar to the older versions but with slightly stronger lofts. The FT carries the same lofts as prior iterations but with a bit less offset and smaller topline…the topline almost looks smaller than the MIM Tour in the pics. I think the two models should stand well independently but also blend easily; they should now appeal to a wider audience, similar to P790/P770, seems like a great approach. 
 

I would also bet that if they do bring the MIM Tour back it ends up being a bit smaller to provide a bit more differentiation vs the FT. 

 

... Most excited I have been about new irons in a long time. I have never been happier with a set of irons than I am with my MIM Tours. They just check every box for look at address to blade size to offset to top line and the performance is everything I could ask for.  Probably have around 400 rounds played with them and have zero interest in comparable irons. 

... That said, the Forged Tec is not a comparable iron and obviously a Players Distance iron so I am very interested to see how these compare to my old P790's that spun too little for hard and fast desert greens. But several things make the FT's an iron I will play: Greens around here have been watered more than previous seasons so they are holding better. I am not getting younger and a few extra yards would be appreciated, something like 5 more yds than my MIMs would be ideal. Also considering the FT's are forged from 1025 carbon steel, I expect them to be pretty soft, maybe not as soft as MIM's but hopefully very close. 

... I should have a set by May and post an initial mini review as quickly as possible. I might add a Forged Tec X 4 iron as a DI since it is the same loft as the FT 3 iron. A little larger head with more forgiveness seems like an ideal candidate for a DI.   

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On 4/8/2022 at 1:40 PM, Granny said:

Saw the heads today at PGA Superstore. The are available for pre-order 4/14. I saw the LTDx, 2022 FT and 2022 FTx side by side. I would say the top line varies about 1/16” between each club head. Look really good! I’m Still having problems with the lofts.  They even had the FT-X One Length head. 

There is no X One Length.  

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@chisag I'll be curios how you feel about the 22 FT vs the MIM. I hit them both at a demo day... and I found one of them to feel, look and perform better across the board. 

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58 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Most excited I have been about new irons in a long time. I have never been happier with a set of irons than I am with my MIM Tours. They just check every box for look at address to blade size to offset to top line and the performance is everything I could ask for.  Probably have around 400 rounds played with them and have zero interest in comparable irons. 

... That said, the Forged Tec is not a comparable iron and obviously a Players Distance iron so I am very interested to see how these compare to my old P790's that spun too little for hard and fast desert greens. But several things make the FT's an iron I will play: Greens around here have been watered more than previous seasons so they are holding better. I am not getting younger and a few extra yards would be appreciated, something like 5 more yds than my MIMs would be ideal. Also considering the FT's are forged from 1025 carbon steel, I expect them to be pretty soft, maybe not as soft as MIM's but hopefully very close. 

... I should have a set by May and post an initial mini review as quickly as possible. I might add a Forged Tec X 4 iron as a DI since it is the same loft as the FT 3 iron. A little larger head with more forgiveness seems like an ideal candidate for a DI.   

Tony…F’ing loves these

Sam…Super pumped to receive these

If it returns, the CC challenge is going to be offering some fantastic irons this season 

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Wish they had a black version...

I think I'll be holding on to my Forged Tec Black one lengths until the grooves wear flat, but these would tempt me if in black. 

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2 hours ago, hartrick11 said:

Saw the info on Cobras website… looks like the X model is similar to the older versions but with slightly stronger lofts. The FT carries the same lofts as prior iterations but with a bit less offset and smaller topline…the topline almost looks smaller than the MIM Tour in the pics. I think the two models should stand well independently but also blend easily; they should now appeal to a wider audience, similar to P790/P770, seems like a great approach. 
 

I would also bet that if they do bring the MIM Tour back it ends up being a bit smaller to provide a bit more differentiation vs the FT. 

When I hit the 22 FT (not X) I thought it looked a touch smaller, but not by much.  My guess is that the 2020 FT would fit in the middle of the 22 FT and FTX in size.  I didn’t notice a big difference in feel, but I didn’t have mine with me and I wasn’t hitting my normal ball either.  

At any rate, these do look fantastic!

 

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1 hour ago, bens197 said:

Tony…F’ing loves these

Sam…Super pumped to receive these

If it returns, the CC challenge is going to be offering some fantastic irons this season 

Early hitting, I'm all in on these or the D9s walking the player distance category

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2 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

Early hitting, I'm all in on these or the D9s walking the player distance category

CG2 has entered the chat 🙂

I keep telling myself on the FTX  No, No, don't do it, don't you do it...ha

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10 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I keep telling myself on the FTX  No, No, don't do it, don't you do it...ha

 

... I think we all know it is just a matter of when not if.  🤪

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21 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

CG2 has entered the chat 🙂

I keep telling myself on the FTX  No, No, don't do it, don't you do it...ha

Looking forward to the WITB update! 🙃

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50 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

Early hitting, I'm all in on these or the D9s walking the player distance category

Both sets look like a W. I like where your heads at. 

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While the LTDx are probably better suited for me, those Forged Tec's are tempting. They're a very good looking club and I really enjoyed reading Tony's article on them. I can't wait to see if there's going to be another Cobra Connect Challenge this year and hear how testers this year get along with them. 

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