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Cobra's new King F9 Speedback Driver, Woods, Hybrids and Irons (NO BUY SELL TRADE POSTS)

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  • rainkingjrrainkingjr  2722WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 2,722
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    Following Ping's lead in my opinion. They have their version of Dragonfly on top and Vortex in the back. Who cares really?They'll probably perform great like most Cobra drivers. Options are a good thing.
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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn  2530WRX Points: 365Members Posts: 2,530
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    I like the new line. The design really does not bother me, but they are not clean like others. I have the f7's and these are a step sideways looks wise, but should be a step forward performance wise.



    Most likely the complaints on the missing elements are due to them being pre production units. I images are also shopped to bring out detail in the dark values. Prob why the carbon and metal trans inion looks weird - IMHO..
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  • dan_smeedan_smee  28WRX Points: 0Handicap: 18Members Posts: 28
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    I am fairly new here, but the universal obsession with form over function is strange to me. Looks are semi important, but it seems as though people here write off a product on looks alone with no regard for how it performs...



    Obviously, until we get to hit them, all of the claims are academic, but I am quite excited to hit these irons. The claims they make about performance and design seem to suit me very well, and the looks are just about irrelevant.



    For the record, I don’t hate the looks, I just don’t feel strongly about them either way.
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  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser  5195WRX Points: 164Handicap: proMarshals Posts: 5,195 Marshals
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    I hit this one yesterday. Also hit the new 3 and 5 woods Loved those !
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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack  2637WRX Points: 138Handicap: 3.6Members Posts: 2,637
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    500rpm lower than F8+.. that's insane
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    Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
    Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
    Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
    4 Hybrid...
    Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
    RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
    Ping Ketsch Mid 
  • OpinderOpinder  422WRX Points: 1Handicap: 10Banned Posts: 422
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    MrFlapjack wrote:


    500rpm lower than F8+.. that's insane




    New CNC mill machine..on face look almost no grovees. Nice idea technology.



    I wished bi-matrix steel 10" inches trimmed tip with carbon fibre graphite half. Trimmed tip steel is good torque because no twist shaft. It's very expensive.

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  • andrieddleandrieddle  1829WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 1,829
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    Love all the woods, was hoping they bring out the next version of Forged Tour though in the near future and I will probably go all Cobra again....
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    TM M3 (10.5)
    Cobra King LTD 3W
    Callaway XR 5W (19)
    Cobra Fly Z+ 4-P

    Bridgestone J15 (50)
    Callaway MD2 (56/60)
    TM SpiderX Navy/White
  • MorryMorry  897WRX Points: 64Handicap: 8.0Members Posts: 897
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    mtex22 wrote:


    https://www.youtube....h?v=3jSVEXkx2tM



    Solid results. I agree the feel and sound are awesome when I hit it the other day. I actually like look its aggressive prob appeals more to the younger folk. I'm 40 years old so I guess I just want to be young image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />




    Awesome Review

    Cobra have quietly stolen the thunder from the Ping and Callaway hype machines that are ramping up for their launches

    I am betting this one is super competitive and the 'sleeper' driver and fairway of 2019 !
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    Ping G410 12.0 -  EvenFlow Blue 65 6.5 / Ventus Red 6R 
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 760 4-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 60 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Tour Shaft 
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7278WRX Points: 380Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,278
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    I hit this one yesterday. Also hit the new 3 and 5 woods Loved those !






    Are the claims true? Would you bag it?
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight  12492WRX Points: 1,767Handicap: 7.0Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,492 Marshals
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    I like the irons. Been playing the Cobra one lengths for two seasons now and for me - they just work.



    I actually like the look but even if I didnt, I am not one that really cares how the bottom of the club looks. I get that other people do and thats cool but for me if it makes me better, I'll play it.
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    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    Titleist 917f 15* - Diamana 80s
    Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Ping Anser 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • getitdailygetitdaily  3011WRX Points: 300Handicap: +.5Members Posts: 3,011
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    Driver and 3wood crown is hideous...too much going on.



    But I'm not a cobra guy so...but I did just buy a f8+ 4/5...
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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJ 8088WRX Points: 1,340Handicap: +1.6 (1194646)Members Posts: 8,088
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    i actually love the looks of this --
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    Epic Flash SZ / 9* (set D/S) / Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 6X tipped 1.50"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

  • Belmont148Belmont148  1508WRX Points: 92Members Posts: 1,508
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    Glad I skipped the F8 generation. Loved the BC, F6, and F7, tried the G400 instead of the F8 this year and it has been great. But looking forward to a HTH on this one with the G400. It looks really nice IMO, and I love the carbon wrap and the way the sole curves. Looks really sleek. Not interested in the irons, love my Pings and won't be changing for a long time. Just got the F8+ fwy to replace a really old F6 baffler so all set there. But driver is always worth tinkering with each year.
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    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8736WRX Points: 1,111Members Posts: 8,736
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    Somehow Alex Etches got a hold of one and released a review (I read embargo still isn't lifted, so not sure how he did this) but the numbers looked very typical of Cobra. Higher spin, extremely straight drives. Will be interesting to see how Ricky modifies this driver to play the power fade.
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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B 70
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Tour Blue 85
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • J13J13 Dad golf Maryland 16014WRX Points: 1,034Handicap: +1.6Members Posts: 16,014
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    Hybrid looks good, fwy wood looks awful in this pic, driver in white looks ok, have to see it all in person to really get a feel for it.
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    Callaway Epic Flash Triple Diamond 9* or Mizzy ST190
    Fairway wood - Under construction
    Irons - Under Construction
    Wedges - Under Construction
    Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow Neck
    Srixon Zstar XV

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  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser  5195WRX Points: 164Handicap: proMarshals Posts: 5,195 Marshals
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    SwooshLT wrote:



    I hit this one yesterday. Also hit the new 3 and 5 woods Loved those !






    Are the claims true? Would you bag it?


    I can’t honestly answer much about the driver excerpt for its looks and feel. The one I played with wasn’t close to my specs. I will say the fairways woods were awesome. I’m not sure if the irons I used are a new release or not but the all black forged irons were super cool. I hit a bunch of great irons with them.
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  • uscgolfguyuscgolfguy  190WRX Points: 29Members Posts: 190
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    HUGE Cobra fan...but I do have to say...I think they made a mistake. Website shows these as be available AFTER the new year??? January 18, 2019???





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  • eddiebigeddieeddiebigeddie  1897WRX Points: 123Handicap: 16Members Posts: 1,897
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    BigHook25 wrote:


    Disagree that the bio cell looking bad. Yea, the bio cell+ was different (still one of my favorite drivers), but then when TM did the mixed crown with the M1 and M2 many raved about how great a looking club it was.




    I agree, I thought the Bio Cell Line was the best "Crown" design they had (appearance wise).
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    Bag #1:  Bennington LQO-9
    Driver:  Cobra F9 (9.5d) / Aldila Tour Green 65s
    Fairway:  Cobra F6 Baffler (16) / Project X Hzrdus Red 75s
    Driving Iron:  PXG 0311x (19) / Project X Handcrafted Evenflow Blue 85s
    Hybrid:  Cobra F7 (20.5) / Aldila Tour Blue 85s
    Irons:  PXG 0211 (5 - G) / True Temper Elevate Tour X
    Wedges:  TM Hi-Toe (54/10), (60/10) / Nippon Modus 115
    Putter:  Odyssey Metal X Milled Versa #9Ht

    Bag #2:  Nike Cart Bag
    Fairway:  Cobra Bio Cell Fwy (17) / Aldila Tour Blue 65s
    Driving Iron:  Srixon Z U65 3 (20) / Miyazaki 7s
    Irons:  Cleveland UHX (5 & 6) / Project X LZ 6.0
    Irons:  Srixon Z 565 (7 - Pw) / Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedge:  Cobra King Black 54/10
    Putter:  Machine M1A

    Grint:  eddiebigeddie
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder  956WRX Points: 185Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 956
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    Now that the F9 lineup has been unveiled......



    Where are the rumored high end milled putters ?



    Was the Cameron with the softer edges (in the Rickie interview) their prototype ??
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    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

    Piretti 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri

    Flask - Crown Black
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8736WRX Points: 1,111Members Posts: 8,736
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    uscgolfguy wrote:


    HUGE Cobra fan...but I do have to say...I think they made a mistake. Website shows these as be available AFTER the new year??? January 18, 2019???







    I coulnd't pre-order my F8 til around 12/15 of last year. Don't think I got it until around Jan 10 or so? Pretty sure I was waiting at least 2-3 weeks. 1/18 doesn't seem too out of line from the norm.
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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B 70
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Tour Blue 85
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • TinkerGolfManTinkerGolfMan Tinker Golf Man  1406WRX Points: 232Members Posts: 1,406
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    Loving this direction, looks super modern. Jet-Fighter-esque.
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    TaylorMade 2019 M6 9°, Aldila Rogue 110, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Midsize
    Bomb Tech 3 Wood Fairway 15°, Oban Devotion, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Nike Golf Vapor Speed 5 Wood Fairway 19°, Fujikura 73 Tour Spec, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Mizuno JPX 919/ 4-6 Forged Irons /7-PW Tour Irons, KBS C-Taper, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Artisan Golf ★ custom 50°, 54°, 58°, Nippon Modus 120 Wedge, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Titleist Scotty Cameron 2016 Select Newport 2, SC Custom Shop work: Black Refinish, High-Buff shaft band, Yellow School Bus SC Matador, Face/Weight Stamps.
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  • RitocopRitocop Michigan 130WRX Points: 37Handicap: 4Members Posts: 130
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    The crown looks better in person. Hit everything last week feels great not super loud either. The smoke shaft is the real deal tho.
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    Ping G410 Plus 9 
    Ping G410 3&5
    Ping G410 4/5 
    I500 6-UW
    Glide 2.0 54/58
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale
    Chrome Soft
  • extrastiffextrastiff  936WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 936
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    dan_smee wrote:


    I am fairly new here, but the universal obsession with form over function is strange to me. Looks are semi important, but it seems as though people here write off a product on looks alone with no regard for how it performs...



    Obviously, until we get to hit them, all of the claims are academic, but I am quite excited to hit these irons. The claims they make about performance and design seem to suit me very well, and the looks are just about irrelevant.



    For the record, I don't hate the looks, I just don't feel strongly about them either way.




    im always looking for the "it club." The "it" club means this: technology on the club should be a functional design (meaning i want to see machine numbers of increased speeds on the dragonflys and turbolators and all that nonsense), and it should play as well as any other top-level club. I dont need a twist face to fix my mistakes, but if the whole golf world decides its an obvious improvement, put it on my "it" club.



    I don't like things that exist just to grab attention. . . too distracting.



    Just speaking for myself here, i dont obsess over form, but i dont want any $%&* on my club that either could distract me, or doesnt serve a largely beneficial role. so not form "over" function, but rather, so many clean options that perform exactly the same, im gonna try to find the "cleanest" and never let go. I would take a logo-less, paint-less club if i was sure it performed as well as any.
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    g410 lst 9* | Fujiprotour93x  /  f8+ 17.5* | zx4100m5  /  p790 21*  | x100  /  919t 4-9 | x100  /  sm7 46*8, 52*8, 56*10 | x100  /  hi-toe 63*5 | x100  / columbus





  • Les StrokesLes Strokes  512WRX Points: 119Members Posts: 512
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    I like the look of the driver, esp. the Milled face. Will have to try one plus also the fairway woods. Lotta clubs to test this Winter!
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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley  2057WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 2,057
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    curious why they ditched the adjustability of the hybrids after the F7. maybe they didn't sell enough of them because people were able to adjust the club instead of buying 2 different lofts.
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    curious why they ditched the adjustability of the hybrids after the F7. maybe they didn't sell enough of them because people were able to adjust the club instead of buying 2 different lofts.




    I'm guessing it was simply a cost issue, just like when Cobra isn't able to offer certain clubs in left hand. When that happens, it reminds me that Cobra is just not on the same level as some of the other club manufacturers like Ping and Callaway. Cobra still makes some great clubs, but just isn't able to compete in other areas.



    Mike

    MPM1960
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    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Heavy Driver, 11 Degrees, R Flex
    Ping G400 SFT 5W (1 degree strong) and SFT 7W, R Flex
    Cleveland Launcher HB Irons, 4-PW, R Flex
    Cleveland Smart Sole 3 Chipper and SW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50 Degree Wedge
    Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11 Putter, 34 inches
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  • JustapitchandaputtJustapitchandaputt  211WRX Points: 53Handicap: +0.7Members Posts: 211
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    mpm1960 wrote:



    curious why they ditched the adjustability of the hybrids after the F7. maybe they didn't sell enough of them because people were able to adjust the club instead of buying 2 different lofts.




    I'm guessing it was simply a cost issue, just like when Cobra isn't able to offer certain clubs in left hand. When that happens, it reminds me that Cobra is just not on the same level as some of the other club manufacturers like Ping and Callaway. Cobra still makes some great clubs, but just isn't able to compete in other areas.



    Mike

    MPM1960




    Can you name 1 adjustable Ping hybrid?
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  • ConsCons  196WRX Points: 47Members Posts: 196
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    I don't change sticks often, but in the last few years I find myself most eager to try the new Cobra stuff. Not sure about the yellow, might love it? Digging what they are doing
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  • Belmont148Belmont148  1508WRX Points: 92Members Posts: 1,508
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    mpm1960 wrote:



    curious why they ditched the adjustability of the hybrids after the F7. maybe they didn't sell enough of them because people were able to adjust the club instead of buying 2 different lofts.




    I'm guessing it was simply a cost issue, just like when Cobra isn't able to offer certain clubs in left hand. When that happens, it reminds me that Cobra is just not on the same level as some of the other club manufacturers like Ping and Callaway. Cobra still makes some great clubs, but just isn't able to compete in other areas.



    Mike

    MPM1960




    Pin this for uneducated comment of the week.



    Ping and Callaway's top ambassadors are lefties last time I checked. Think that has anything to do with it?
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    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
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    Best fairway woods in the biz. F6 Baffler prob my favorite club of all time.
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