Props to Cobra on the new Forged Tec Black!

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So after my poor experience with the purchase and process and service, I also have to give Cobra props for their technology and development with the 2018 products.



I just got my 3 driving iron and my 5-PW Forged Tec Black Irons and the wedges.



The King Utility is ridiculously hot! Stock recoil and I am absolutely just piping it off the deck and tee, one of the best looking easiest to hit clubs I've ever seen and just launches missiles, do yourself a favor and try one!!



The irons look so good from last years forged tec, better topline and profile and they are super long, feel great and workable.



Nice work Cobra!



I'm still not happy about the order process, but man I am happy with the results!
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  • The GeneralThe General Members  1777WRX Points: 167Handicap: 2Posts: 1,777 Platinum Tees
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    what happened with the order process? First time on the internet? jk
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  • BY#99BY#99 Members  348WRX Points: 38Handicap: 10Posts: 348 Greens
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    I am definitely looking at the Utility Black to replace my 4 iron. You found it pretty easy to hit off the fairway? I am looking at the 3/4 iron.
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    BY#99 wrote:
    I am definitely looking at the Utility Black to replace my 4 iron. You found it pretty easy to hit off the fairway? I am looking at the 3/4 iron.




    I have contemplated this as well.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members  1508WRX Points: 92Posts: 1,508 Platinum Tees
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    Your mileage may vary, but I tried the utility as an iron replacement and it was just as tough off the turf. Ultimately have stuck with hybrid at the 4i spot.
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    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
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  • russian7russian7 Members  2647WRX Points: 121Posts: 2,647 Titanium Tees
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    BY#99 wrote:


    I am definitely looking at the Utility Black to replace my 4 iron. You found it pretty easy to hit off the fairway? I am looking at the 3/4 iron.




    WAY easier than a 3/4 iron, it elevates so easily and just flies



    what happened with the order process? First time on the internet? jk




    LOL
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    BY#99 wrote:


    I am definitely looking at the Utility Black to replace my 4 iron. You found it pretty easy to hit off the fairway? I am looking at the 3/4 iron.




    I got the 3 an since 4 iron was backordered i hit this an was immediately sold! I cancelled the 4 iron, theres no need for it with this, the DI is too good
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  • russian7russian7 Members  2647WRX Points: 121Posts: 2,647 Titanium Tees
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    Forged tec black irons....the REAL DEAL!!



    After dialing them in they are just flat out money!! Best looks, easy to hit, i can work them an flight them and they are long!



    Long irons are easy to hit they thinned the topline down fell is awesome too, I cant say enough good stuff about these irons, theyre awesome, i just got new I500s and I am scared to even try anything as my iron game is the best its been in a long time!
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  • RohlioRohlio Members  2456WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    I got the one length utility 2 / 3 Iron. This thing is pretty quickly become my favorite Club ever. Super easy to hit off the fairway or the tee.
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    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members  1025WRX Points: 244Handicap: 4.9Posts: 1,025 Platinum Tees
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    what happened with the order process? First time on the internet? jk




    He might be referring to the 2 month back order that to took place soon after

    the initial release. I blame the Wrx'er thread that compared the Forged Tech Black vs.

    TM P790, that the overwhelming majority of respondents preferred the Cobras..



    My King Black wedges only took 10 days , waited the full 2 months for the irons.



    They were worth the wait , they're as good, maybe even better , than my Adams

    XTD Forged , another Wrxer favorite, with little general public recognition.



    Edit: forgot to add, that it was during this back order that Cobra tried to

    piece together sets to accommodate those that couldn't wait in line like every

    one else. Results were partial or out of spec sets being sent out.
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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 Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri or Piretti GOAT or..........

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  • Even FurtherEven Further Members  195WRX Points: 42Handicap: 18Posts: 195 Bunkers
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    I dig Cobra products. I love their drivers. The forged tech black look super nice.
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    Fairway... Adams Tight Lies (2013)
    Irons... 4-P Wilson F5 Kuro Kage 85R
    Wedge... Cleveland RTX-3
    Putter... Odyssey DFX 6600 Super Stroke 2.0 XL
  • x4me84x4me84 Members  39WRX Points: 56Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    Got fit at Club Champion, Forged Tec Blacks gave me the best results and felt awesome. Ordered through the website 4-PW and upgraded Project X shafts with notice that the 4i is on back order. Called in after a couple days to check the status and the Cobra rep said he would ship out the 5-PW overnight and would send the 4i when it comes in. Got the irons and played a round the next day. Best irons I have ever hit and the black finish are the best looking things out there now. I was so impressed with the set, I ordered the GW as soon as I got home to fill the rest of my set. Still waiting on the 4i, but I might order the wedges. Cobra hit a grand slam with the Forged Tec Blacks!!!
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    2020
    Taylor Made SIM 10.5 HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
    PXG 0341X 3W HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
    Taylor Made P790 UDI 2iron Project X LZ 6.0
    Cobra Forged TEC Black 4-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56, 60 Project X LZ 6.0
    PXG Spit Fire
    TP5x
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    Loved mine. The feel and performance was almost perfect, just couldn’t get used to the massive amount of offset so I had to sell them. I really do miss them though.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degree Head, Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Orange 60 Stiff
    3 Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119, 20 Degrees, Project X Evenflow Blue 6.5 
    3 Iron: Wilson Staff Model Utility, 21 Degrees, KBS Hybrid 80 Gram Stiff
    4-PW: Mizuno MP20 MMC, KBS $ Taper 120 Stiff
    50 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, F Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, D Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    58 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, K Grind, 14 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    Putter: L.A.B. Golf B.2 Putter, 34” Stainless 
    Ball: Srixon Z Star 
  • russian7russian7 Members  2647WRX Points: 121Posts: 2,647 Titanium Tees
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    I cannot say enough, never been a cobra fan but love black irons.



    Thes irons do it all, my iron game is back and better than it has been in years absolutely loving these irons!!
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    I had to jump back on here for anyone looking you have got to try these irons! The last couple of months have been nothing short of amazing these irons have to be some of the best that I've played, top 3 hands down.



    After getting used to the irons I can now say they literally do everything and kind of tick all the boxes for looks, feel, distance, and consistency and workability
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  • Hookasaurus RexHookasaurus Rex Purveyor of fine turf Members  1118WRX Points: 132Posts: 1,118 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve had them in the bag since early April. They are fantastic. Modus 105x in mine and they throw darts. The black finish is bulletproof, unlike the black plating/ finish on the cally apex black or taylormade irons. Mine still look fantastic after a season of use.
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    Callaway EF SZ Triple💎10.5/Rogue SZ-V w/ Aldila 130 Rogue White 60x
    Callaway Super Hybrid 16* Tensei Pro Orange 80s
    Ping G410 19* Hybrid Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    Taylormade p790 4-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    🐍King Black 54*, 58* Modus Wedge 115
    PXG🦇Attack Extreme Darkness 35” 375g
  • dunndunn Members  6362WRX Points: 163Handicap: 5Posts: 6,362 Titanium Tees
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    Its same head as silver with different face, badge and insert....everything else remained same as far as I can find.....although black will make a head look smaller and topline thinner.....
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    dunn wrote:


    Its same head as silver with different face, badge and insert....everything else remained same as far as I can find.....although black will make a head look smaller and topline thinner.....




    I had the silver ones these are definitely thinner with a better head shape...could be the black but also look smaller an thinner topline, and they are softer and I can literally do anything with these irons, never played better...
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    I’ve had them in the bag since early April. They are fantastic. Modus 105x in mine and they throw darts. The black finish is bulletproof, unlike the black plating/ finish on the cally apex black or taylormade irons. Mine still look fantastic after a season of use.




    I agree! I have the kbs $taper in mine i am hitting shots so much closer working the ball and hitting shots i never have before, my proximity to the hole has been cut in half
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  • KmacKmac Members  841WRX Points: 177Posts: 841 Golden Tee
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    Well, after the i500's and then grabbing the deal on PXG's I'm still searching for a great iron for me and my swing. I did a little reading and I wasnt sure if these are hollow body FACE forged or is this a true forged club? For some reason I just dont hit the hollow body clubs very well, as in they are short, way shorter than non hollow clubs. I dont swing real fast but I'm still an aggressive swinger, haha. I LOVE black irons so I'm very intrigued by these.
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    Kmac wrote:


    Well, after the i500's and then grabbing the deal on PXG's I'm still searching for a great iron for me and my swing. I did a little reading and I wasnt sure if these are hollow body FACE forged or is this a true forged club? For some reason I just dont hit the hollow body clubs very well, as in they are short, way shorter than non hollow clubs. I dont swing real fast but I'm still an aggressive swinger, haha. I LOVE black irons so I'm very intrigued by these.




    You can't go wrong, these are as soft as anything I've hit, perfect blend of feel. The PXG's weren't that good? I almost tried some too...
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    russian7 wrote:
    Kmac wrote:


    Well, after the i500's and then grabbing the deal on PXG's I'm still searching for a great iron for me and my swing. I did a little reading and I wasnt sure if these are hollow body FACE forged or is this a true forged club? For some reason I just dont hit the hollow body clubs very well, as in they are short, way shorter than non hollow clubs. I dont swing real fast but I'm still an aggressive swinger, haha. I LOVE black irons so I'm very intrigued by these.




    You can't go wrong, these are as soft as anything I've hit, perfect blend of feel. The PXG's weren't that good? I almost tried some too...




    I was very underwhelmed on the course with them. Feels is great but everything else was average at best. Felt like a nutted it but came up a whole club short. I dunno but I’ve had them on the range a couple times but on course they did not wow me.
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    Kmac wrote:

    russian7 wrote:
    Kmac wrote:


    Well, after the i500's and then grabbing the deal on PXG's I'm still searching for a great iron for me and my swing. I did a little reading and I wasnt sure if these are hollow body FACE forged or is this a true forged club? For some reason I just dont hit the hollow body clubs very well, as in they are short, way shorter than non hollow clubs. I dont swing real fast but I'm still an aggressive swinger, haha. I LOVE black irons so I'm very intrigued by these.




    You can't go wrong, these are as soft as anything I've hit, perfect blend of feel. The PXG's weren't that good? I almost tried some too...




    I was very underwhelmed on the course with them. Feels is great but everything else was average at best. Felt like a nutted it but came up a whole club short. I dunno but I’ve had them on the range a couple times but on course they did not wow me.




    Good to know at the price pxg charges
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    haven't tried them yet but I've never been disappointed with anything Cobra makes so don't think this will be the first....I still love my Fly Z+ though
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  • LobberLobber Members  2562WRX Points: 236Posts: 2,562 Titanium Tees
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    I ordered a set of Forged Tec black built to my custom specs on line on Saturday. They arrived perfectly built to spec on Tuesday (yesterday) directly from Cobra. Granted I live in the same town as Cobra but given the fact that the order was not started until Monday the turnaround time was fantastic. Heading off to a golf vacation and can't wait to put them in play.
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    Isnt cobra in torrance?.....or are you in another state
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  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders ClubWRX  1763WRX Points: 166Posts: 1,763 Platinum Tees
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    I really love the look, stunning clubs, tried the one length 7 and just not forgiving enough for me, I’ll stick with the f7 one length.



    Got the black sw though, going to replace the s400 with the dynamiic onyx 105 in regular which will fit me better and go with the f7 shaft weight.



    Looks like Cobra is starting to up the quality of their clubs. Keep it up. Callaway, Taylormade and Cobra always had a cheap feel compared to Mizuno, srixon, Ping and even Wilson. My F7 are little cheesy but they work.



    Looking forward to F9 speed backs.
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    I actually think for a player's iron these are as forgiving as any players are and I've hit but the feel is nice and soft and you can literally do anything with the irons and they're super consistent and accurate.
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    Cobra is in Carlsbad about 1/4 mile up the road from Taylormade. They build there clubs there
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  • KmacKmac Members  841WRX Points: 177Posts: 841 Golden Tee
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    Well, sold a couple items yesterday and promptly ordered the Forged Tec black irons with $ Taper shafts also in black. I almost went with the AMT white shafts but I have never gotten along with DG shafts too well and the KBS $ taper are.... money. lol
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    Is the head on the Blacks the same as the one on the original Forged Tecs? Some say it is, some say black just makes it look different. Not referring to changes they may have made in vibration dampening but to the raw head used in both models.
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    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

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