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I know MGS had a story showing the spy pictures of these irons but didnt hear much more about them. 

 

http://www.mygolfspy.com/spy-pics-2014-adams-xtd-lineup/

 

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Then i got an email today from Golfsmith that they were available for pre-order.

 

Does anyone have in more info on them? They look pretty cool with the slot like the TMag rocketbladez

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Wow, I love the looks of these irons.  They make Speedblades look like an ugly cousin.  I would bag these in a heart beat.

 

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got email from Adams today.  Shipping 11/15 on XTD line.  Drooling for the irons

 

GPP has them on pre-odor too 

 

Just picked up a set of CMB's last month, these are supposedly CMB's with slot technology, glad I get full refund for store credit   :wub:

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got email from Adams today. Shipping 11/15 on XTD line. Drooling for the irons

 

GPP has them on pre-odor too

 

Just picked up a set of CMB's last month, these are supposedly CMB's with slot technology, glad I get full refund for store credit :wub:

Was there anything on set make up or custom options?

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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I have hit these as well as the Driver, fairway and hybrids.. . The Irons will come stock with 3 and 4 DHy hybrids, and 5-pw. KBS C-Taper is the stock steel shaft, and Iomic Sticky grips are also stock.  The set is available with standard 3 and 4 irons if you like, but it is the same price. 

 

I love the way they look, and the perform as advertised.  The velocity slot in the club really does improve thin mishits.  I HATE the sound.  HATE HATE HATE!!!  I really wanted to like these enough to replace my current Adams CB1's. (it is time)  But I can not get past the sound.  Too reminiscent of Diablo forged irons from a few years ago. Some of the younger guys at my shop LOVE them!!  I must be becoming a curmudgeon..  

 

Bah..

 

 

All in all, good performance, great look, terrible sound.    

Driver - :taylormade-small:   SIM2 Max 9° Tour MT 6-S   or   :srixon-small: ZX 7 9.5° Ventus VeloCore Blue S
Fairway - :srixon-small: ZX  3 wd. Ventus VeloCore Blue S

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
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Was there anything on set make up or custom options?

 

They had no club info other than steel or graphite, 5, 6, 7, or 8 club options, with the 3/4 irons being DHy hybrids or actual 3/4 irons as Buddy mentioned.  No shaft, grip, or other info.

 

FWIW I do not like Iomics.  Well I like them, just not the though of spending over $100 to regrip them...   :wacko:

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I have hit these as well as the Driver, fairway and hybrids.. . The Irons will come stock with 3 and 4 DHy hybrids, and 5-pw. KBS C-Taper is the stock steel shaft, and Iomic Sticky grips are also stock.  The set is available with standard 3 and 4 irons if you like, but it is the same price. 

 

I love the way they look, and the perform as advertised.  The velocity slot in the club really does improve thin mishits.  I HATE the sound.  HATE HATE HATE!!!  I really wanted to like these enough to replace my current Adams CB1's. (it is time)  But I can not get past the sound.  Too reminiscent of Diablo forged irons from a few years ago. Some of the younger guys at my shop LOVE them!!  I must be becoming a curmudgeon..  

 

Bah..

 

 

All in all, good performance, great look, terrible sound.    

 

The looks on these are pretty good but I think some things could have been tweaked. 

 

For sound you mentioned the Diablo forged irons but how would you describe those? I've never hit them before. I'm guessing they sound hollow or tinny.

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They look a bit awkward to me.  Almost like the took an adams clubhead and tried to sprinkle it with TM design cues.  Why do that ?

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For sound you mentioned the Diablo forged irons but how would you describe those? I've never hit them before. I'm guessing they sound hollow or tinny.

 

Sound was a lot like a plastic school ruler hitting a desk.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   SIM2 Max 9° Tour MT 6-S   or   :srixon-small: ZX 7 9.5° Ventus VeloCore Blue S
Fairway - :srixon-small: ZX  3 wd. Ventus VeloCore Blue S

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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I just tried that here at work.... I did not like that sound... :(

I guess it's better than nails on a chalkboard but still not good

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Sound was a lot like a plastic school ruler hitting a desk.

 

I just tried that here at work.... I did not like that sound... :(

 

 

LMAO....I just tried it too :D

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I don't hate them, but they sure don't look as good as the CMB's, or really as good as any of Adams other recent offerings.  The slot. . .meh. . .not a factor for me, but if it makes them sound like the RocketBladz. . with a look like that then they're not on my short list.  

 

On a tangential note, I don't know a single person bagging the RocketBlades, or any new TM iron this year.  I know lots of guys that went to the demo.  Seeing a whole lot of Cleveland HiBore irons being bagged, a couple guys got some Pings, several new Mizuno sets, but zero TM.  Anecdotal evidence that TM missed the mark?

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Hopefully Golfsmith or golf galaxy has these to demo soon

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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MmmmmmBuddy, on 15 Oct 2013 - 1:57 PM, said:

 

   

Sound was a lot like a plastic school ruler hitting a desk.

It was really dangerous filming this in the office. Someone threw a spoon.

 

 

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