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1 hour ago, halliedog said:

I got to thinking about my lost 5-7 yds I'm seeing.  My new "PW" is 44* and + 1/2" with KBS Tour V, SW D5.  I was comparing the 48/52* CBX2 with the stock DG 115 at stock length and wasn't seeing the distance gapping I was hoping for.  Also SW was lighter about 3 SW points with the CBX2s. 

 

Just last night installed some KBS 610 Wedge S and cut them to same length as PW and adjusted SW to same in all 3 (D5).  Also have all 3 bent to same lie (66* - 2 flat) and put same grips (midsize Gripmaster Roos) on the CBX2s.  Now they all 3 should be about the same "specs", other than actual head design and lofts.  Will see what this does for my gapping.  

 

If the weather holds I'm playing 36 Fri and Sat and 18 Sun, so should have 90 holes in with them by next Monday and can report back with results.  (I'm playing to around a 6hc).

 

Did you happen to weigh the CBX2 head? 

 

This will be my first time putting together irons (I've done a number of graphite 3w/Dr shafts) when I install the 610's. What is the best way to adjust weight?

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On 5/5/2021 at 8:42 AM, Bar_Stroll said:

 

Did you happen to weigh the CBX2 head? 

 

This will be my first time putting together irons (I've done a number of graphite 3w/Dr shafts) when I install the 610's. What is the best way to adjust weight?

Sorry, I did not weigh them.  I was doing this at my apartment away from my home workshop, and did not have my kitchen scale with me, just my SW scale, some epoxy, a few various tip weights,  some grip tape/solvent, and a few various other odds and ends. 

 

I wanted them to be the same length and SW (or a little higher) as the New Level PW, so I put that on the SW scale to get a measurement, then cut shafts to length and dry fit everything using a split grip to get as close as I could.  I ended up using a 6g brass tip weight in both.  The 52* came out a little heavier, but I didn't mind - I like the SW to increase a little on the more lofted wedges I'll tend to use for partial shots and around the green.

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Currently play 50/54/60 SM6 vokeys.  After having one too many awful wedge approach days after striping driver/3 wood off the tee I decided I needed a change.  Yes I know its me not the club but I figured just looking down at something different would help,  Bought a CBX2 56 deg in black finish.  Hit balls and chipped/pitched a few this AM,  Have to say I am impressed.   Looks great at address, surprisingly nice softish feel and the grind bounce worked really well both in the rough and tighter fairway lies.   Will see how it performs on the course and what its like out of the sand but if its still good I can see myself getting a full set of these.

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Forgot to mention - a few years back I tried the original CBXs and they really did not work.  Did not like the feel and the turf interaction.  This 56 CBX2 is much superior and really like the black finish.

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23 hours ago, MyShortGameSucks said:

Currently play 50/54/60 SM6 vokeys.  After having one too many awful wedge approach days after striping driver/3 wood off the tee I decided I needed a change.  Yes I know its me not the club but I figured just looking down at something different would help,  Bought a CBX2 56 deg in black finish.  Hit balls and chipped/pitched a few this AM,  Have to say I am impressed.   Looks great at address, surprisingly nice softish feel and the grind bounce worked really well both in the rough and tighter fairway lies.   Will see how it performs on the course and what its like out of the sand but if its still good I can see myself getting a full set of these.


I’m not a low capper by any means, but I’ve been playing to an 8 the last several seasons.  About 3 years ago I got a set of the OG CBX wedges and my short game really improved with them.  Nothing fancy about my playing - mostly chips and pitches, the rare flop.  I could execute the basics with the CBXs and they worked for me.

 

I got an inflated head about it and the next season I thought I’d “upgrade” out of those game improvement shovels and got a set of RTX-4s.  My short game was never the same with them.  The harder I tried with the RTXs, the worse my short game got. I was all over the place.

 

Last season I ditched the RTXs and got a set of CBX-2s in 50/54/58.  My short game slowly came back.  I’m sticking with them.  I like them so much that I bought a pair of OG CBX in 50/56 for my practice bag.  I know they’re not for everyone, but they work for me and I feel confident standing over them.

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Cleveland CBX (50) Dynamic Gold 115 WF
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Good topic here. I just picked up a 56 and 60 CBX2 at Scheels off the rack after stubbing a few partial wedges today after blasting drives down the fairway. “Traditional” wedges starting to look and feel like razor blades to me, requiring great precision of low point control I can’t seem to master. Would love some more smooth glides into the ball when I catch it about a 1/2” heavy, rather than stab it into the ground and lay the sod over it. I think we’ve all been duped on what wedges we should be playing. So much help in the irons over the last 20 years. Why not wedges? Will get these out soon for testing and report back. I’m a 3. Absolutely no ego when it comes to equipment. Whatever gets you the lowest score. 
 

ps I love the CBX2 commercial: “You got this, right?” “No, you don’t got this.” 🤣🤣🤣

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PXG 0311 Gen 4 X - DG X100 120

3i-PW - Ping i200, DG X100 120 (2* upright, +1/2")

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 50 (bent to 51) SS, 56 WS, 60 TS (all 1* upright, +1/2")

Putter - Ping 2021 Anser (36.5", standard lie)

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First impressions are very favorable. I went straight to our 50 yard short game practice area with my shag bag and found the tightest lies available. It felt like cheating. No matter where I contacted the ground (as long as it wasn’t thin), these wedges just slid right into the ball with zero digging. Felt like I was nipping everything perfectly, even though I wasn’t. The wider sole and high bounce inspired confidence. I did not have the feeling that the leading edge was too far off the ground, or even off the ground at all. Seemed to sit flush, even on tight lies. I was definitely able to lay the 60 open for even higher, softer flops, even off tight lies. Chipping was also easy. So were 3/4 shots. Lots of confidence.  
 

The only drawback I can think of is they didn’t feel as “solid” on longer shots, with more of the weight around the perimeter and less weight behind the sweet spot. It was certainly more vague contact off the face. I also worry, paradoxically maybe, that the distance and spin will not be as consistent as a more traditional blade wedge, as the cavity back is designed to make off center hits go further, meaning there will likely be a bigger variation in distances. Although I’m not sure about that. The initial testing has been so good that I’m going to continue to test up against my Glide 2.0s. I will continue to keep you updated. 

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Driver - Ping G400 Max 9*, Ping Tour X Stiff 75g

PXG 0311 Gen 4 X - DG X100 120

3i-PW - Ping i200, DG X100 120 (2* upright, +1/2")

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 50 (bent to 51) SS, 56 WS, 60 TS (all 1* upright, +1/2")

Putter - Ping 2021 Anser (36.5", standard lie)

Ball - ProV1

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Scratch here and I got a CBX2 gap wedge cause it blended nicely with the ZX5 and it’s a nifty little club. Yea the sole is wide but it’s V-sole and at address, it looks really good, just slightly larger than a normal wedge. It’s forgiving on full shots and I can still hit my chips and pitches

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These have been a game changer for me. The forgiveness and spin are unreal. Have dropped from a 14 last fall to 9.3 today. No longer than other wedges, but the minimal loss of distance on high toe shots really help me. Have the 58 and 50; looking to add the 54, but Cleveland has been out of stock for months. 

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Single cap here. I have a CBX2 48* that I recently reshafted

 

Originally it was shafted with a Catalyst 100 CW 6.0, it came in at D0.  I wanted a D2 to line it up with the rest of my irons (see Sig)

 

When I pulled it I noticed the a open well inside. The new shaft was a KBS TGI 100 wedge shaft. I run a 58gm grip so even with a 8gm tip weight, I had to add another 4 gms into the well using lead weight to reach my D2.

 

Now, it is a totally different beast. Much more better feel in my swing and crispy, clean and solid contact. Very much improved. I have the TGI 100s in my PW, now my CBX2 48* and probably next month, i'll switch my 56* Full Face Cleveland over to the TGI 100 as well. I really love the accuracy and control of these TGI. It was very apparent with this switch. I would not have known as I really liked the Catalyst as well but this was an eye opener.

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Picked up a CBX2 60 degree wedge earlier this year.  Love it.  It's forgiving with consistent distance on full shots - 85 yards for me - half shots, and chips around the green.  Versatile, too.  Because of the sole grind, I can close the face and pinch it off the turf or open the face and hit a chunk flop shot out of the rough. 

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I dumped the 50* for the iron set gap wedge but the 54* is really good for how I use my sand wedge. Full shots and square faced chips. 

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Srixon ZX 15* - Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Callaway UW 19* - LA Golf Trono 75X

PING G410 22* - Tensei CK Pro White 90X

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I use GIs but couldn’t get use to the size of the 56 SW. So back with a more traditional wedge . Strictly a sight thing.

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