Any long Term Black Cobra Forged Tec Irons Reviews????

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np78np78 Members  283WRX Points: 2Posts: 283 Greens
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Hello



Ive been a Ap2 player for a while but golf time is getting limited and I want something a tad bigger.



When I was fitted these were the only irons that spun more than the AP2 (Very low spin player) and they were longer and a tad easier to hit.

Granted this was the original forged tech irons which are apparently the same





Has anyone actually played these irons? Can you please advise on performace / durability / distance / forgiveness?





I think they might be my next iron. Looks are stellar.
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  • "THE GREEK""THE GREEK" Members  85WRX Points: 67Handicap: 1.8Posts: 85 Fairways
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    I gamed them for a year before moving on to the Bridgestone j15 cb irons. I am a high launch high spin player and They launched a little high and spun a little much for my liking. Overall great irons. I still have them if your interested. They have c taper lite shafts in them.
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  • "THE GREEK""THE GREEK" Members  85WRX Points: 67Handicap: 1.8Posts: 85 Fairways
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    Not the blacks by the way. They are the originals.
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  • tigerfan23tigerfan23 Members  7987WRX Points: 354Posts: 7,987 Titanium Tees
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    ive "almost" pulled the trigger 10 times already.



    They really are great irons.
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  • c0deliftc0delift Members  57WRX Points: 15Posts: 57 Bunkers
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    I played the OG Forged Tecs. Honestly, I regret selling them. They were my favorite irons I have played.
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    DR: Ping G400 LST w/ Mitsubishi Diamana White 70x @ 45"
    3W: Cobra King F8 w/ Project Red Hzrdus Red 75X
    2H: Cobra King F8 w/ Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    4-UW: Ping G400 Irons w/ AWT 2.0 X
    SW: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 SS
    LW: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 TS
    P: Odyssey EXO 7S 34"
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4152WRX Points: 477Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,152 Titanium Tees
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    I've only got three rounds and a couple of range sessions on mine. So far GIR is up 50% and I've had three sub 80 rounds ( 78, 79, 78 ), first time I've strung those together in a while.

    ( had a couple of 3 putts in each, or would have been better) Modus 105s.

    I've gone through three sets in the past 5 months before getting these. Rogue Pros PXLZ 105, good feel, high flight, low spin, Had trouble holding greens, Bad Build from Callaway, specs all over the place.

    Xforged 18 Modus 120s Nice but a bit too much club for me I think. Mizzy 919F PXLZ 5.5 ( was fit to these with shaft optimizer) I think the shaft was a bad fit. Hit well on monitor, good spin #s, But on course were not great for me. Didn't have that Mizzy feel, either.

    Went through all these on a 90 day playability deal.

    The Cobras are the best feeling of the bunch, especially for a 2 piece "forged" club. They go high, hold on firm greens and are forgiving enough without looking huge behind the ball.

    Very happy with these. Black Finish seems to be very durable.

    These and my Z765's aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
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  • Hookasaurus RexHookasaurus Rex Purveyor of fine turf Members  1117WRX Points: 131Posts: 1,117 Platinum Tees
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    np78 wrote:


    Hello



    Ive been a Ap2 player for a while but golf time is getting limited and I want something a tad bigger.



    When I was fitted these were the only irons that spun more than the AP2 (Very low spin player) and they were longer and a tad easier to hit.

    Granted this was the original forged tech irons which are apparently the same





    Has anyone actually played these irons? Can you please advise on performace / durability / distance / forgiveness?





    I think they might be my next iron. Looks are stellar.




    I've owned my set for just about a year and have
    On -, @15 rounds on them. They still look fantastic- the DBM finish is amazing, much better than the coating that Callaway, TM, and other companies use on their black irons. They flat out perform for me. I had my best scoring year ever last season. They look a lot smaller than the original forged tec irons, but that may just be the black finish making them look more compact. Regardless, I like them so much, I'm probably going in for a second set with different shafts.
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    Cobra LTD Pro Aldila Copperhead 60tx 
    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
    Cobra King Black 54*, 58* Modus Wedge 115
    PXG Bat Attack 35” 400g
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  • np78np78 Members  283WRX Points: 2Posts: 283 Greens
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    im going to try them again this weekend. the 4 iron is on back order from cobra so I'd have to find a 4-W set somewhere. I for one love the AMT shafts
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2861WRX Points: 420Handicap: 8Posts: 2,861 ClubWRX
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    I have a set with $ Tapers and they are super irons. Not quite the same as the original. They improved the weighting to boost forgiveness and expanded the elastomer insert so the Blacks feel softer. Mine has prosoft inserts in the shafts and hard to believe how soft impact feel. The Black finish is bulletproof. To me these are one of the best irons on the market for players like me who grew up playing every day but now might hit balls once or twice a week and play once. They work if I am rusty but they don’t look overly chunky and cumbersome.



    I am playing the Forged Tec Black one lengths for the 5 and 6 iron (which are the same length as the standard 7 iron) then the variable length heads for 7-PW. That really requires no adjustment, just was looking for more consistent middle irons.
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  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Trident/Lowcountry areaMembers  420WRX Points: 171Handicap: ManyPosts: 420 Greens
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    If you are worried the black finish will fade quickly. It doesnt. I have a set of the MBs in same black finish that are over 1.5 years old and i just noticed the 7 iron is starting to look a tad shiny (instead of the more matte like finish when new) compared to say my 4 iron. Quick guess id say i have probably 150 rounds on mine. Cobra has done it right with the DBM finish.



    The black does take a little getting used to and i guess some people think it makes the head look smaller than chrome. Once you get over that boy are they AWESOME! I handed my 6 iron to a buddy one day, he put it on the ground and said "F that this thing is TINY ill go get my own"
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  • tgolfer78tgolfer78 Members  170WRX Points: 33Posts: 170 Fairways
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    these irons are sick....
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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash Members  748WRX Points: 102Posts: 748 Golden Tee
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    tgolfer78 wrote:


    these irons are sick....




    Not bad!
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