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After putting them back in play on a lark, are now replacing the 2019 Mizunos MPSC, which replaced the MP59's, which replaced the Taylormade tour preferred MB/CB.

Having looked closely at the specs and tech described in Tiger's current irons, I am convinced these Adams clubs were at least a decade ahead of the rest of the curve.

 

I know for me they still feel and play best in class...and it's not even close!  

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Pulled these out for my range session today... while waiting on my CMBs to be built. 😀   Sometimes I forget they are an MB... extremely forgiving.  

Adams made unreal stuff.  MB2 and CMBs are some of the greatest irons of all time, and easily stack up against anything before or after them.  A12 pros were awesome and even the Els XTD tours while th

And one of the coolest looking musclebacks ever with the tungsten plugs. 

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Back in the day when I used to play blades the MB2's were money. By far one of the most forgiving blades that have ever come out. I played the "satin finish" version and man were the sharp looking!!!!

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I played the 7 Plug set for a long time. 
 

The second best irons I ever owned (Cleveland TA3 were the first irons I bought for myself and will always be my favs). 
 

Finally wore them out.  They were tremendous though. 
 

much like a lot of the Adams equipment was. 
 

Hence why I hold a non-sensible grudge against Taylormade lol

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So many sets being mentioned that I loved/owned/whatever. I have a set of Idea Pro Gold Forged Black PVD's off the tour that I just love.

Too bad about the grooves... always wanted a set of those MB2's. People act like some things are "all new" and they just are NOT.

The MB2's were PXG's before PXG that everyone could afford. (What has happened to the golf market?)

Poor Adams.... R.I.P. Fast 12 3W still lives on in the bag for now...

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Adams made unreal stuff.  MB2 and CMBs are some of the greatest irons of all time, and easily stack up against anything before or after them.  A12 pros were awesome and even the Els XTD tours while they were funky looking, are excellent performing sticks.  Really top notch, amazing gear and its a shame what happened to them.  

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Everything Adams made around that time was absolute fire. Who can forget the CMB with stock C-Tapers. Those would do very well in the T100 MP20 MMC space right now.

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Still remember the bag boy who told me that my irons (MB2) raw were to old to clean..LOL....loved the 3 sets I played..Wish I’d kept one set....

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Never played but I've always admired this blade as an Adams fan.  Milled away top section looks Hogan-esque but more modern.  That combined with brass plugs to bring weight low.  If I were to ever play a set of blades this is high on the list - maybe these alongside Hogan Apex 99s.

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D Adams XTD, 70M4X 3W TEE CBX, HZBk75S 5W Titleist 915F, D+80X

3I Srixon Z 545 4H Adams S 9031 6I-PW Mizuno MP-54, C Taper Lite X

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I have: Pro Black MB, CB1, CB3, CMB, XTD Forged, and just gave a nice set of A4 Forged to my buddies son.  All are great irons, each near the top of their class when released, from both design and performance perspectives.  I've always said I will eventually own some MB2s, but apparently a few other folks have the same idea ($$$$). I have patience however...

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Exotics XCG 16* hybrid with Proforce V2
Titleist 909h 19* and 24* hybrids with NV 105
Adams CB3 5-iron with NV 105
Adams CB1 6 and 7-irons with RIP Tour 115 
Adams Pro Black MB 8-PW with RIP Tour 115
Vokey SM4 52F-12 with RIP Tour 115
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7 minutes ago, DaveGoodrich said:

I have: Pro Black MB, CB1, CB3, CMB, XTD Forged, and just gave a nice set of A4 Forged to my buddies son.  All are great irons, each near the top of their class when released, from both design and performance perspectives.  I've always said I will eventually own some MB2s, but apparently a few other folks have the same idea ($$$$). I have patience however...

 

 

Loved the CB3'S, so forgiving. Played those before I swapped to the PXG's.

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HYBRIDS-   PXG Gen 2 -  2/3/4 | Accra Tour 100i Stiff
IRONS -       PXG Gen 3 -  0311XP 5 - GW | Accra Tour 90i Stiff
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4 hours ago, DaveGoodrich said:

I have: Pro Black MB, CB1, CB3, CMB, XTD Forged, and just gave a nice set of A4 Forged to my buddies son.  All are great irons, each near the top of their class when released, from both design and performance perspectives.  I've always said I will eventually own some MB2s, but apparently a few other folks have the same idea ($$$$). I have patience however...

 

How would you rate the Pro Black MB Dave?

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2 hours ago, DMG_Golf said:

 

How would you rate the Pro Black MB Dave?

 

Really, really good, imo.  Great feel, thin top line, minimal constant offset. Still very playable though.  Really good turf interaction because of the cambered sole (all the Adams players irons have a similar sole design).  The CB1s have the same constant offset, so they blend well together. 

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Taylormade M5 w/GD YSQ
Exotics XCG 16* hybrid with Proforce V2
Titleist 909h 19* and 24* hybrids with NV 105
Adams CB3 5-iron with NV 105
Adams CB1 6 and 7-irons with RIP Tour 115 
Adams Pro Black MB 8-PW with RIP Tour 115
Vokey SM4 52F-12 with RIP Tour 115
Vokey SM4 56D-11 with RIP Tour 115
Vokey WedgeWorks 60T-04 with RIP Tour 115
Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #5
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4 hours ago, DaveGoodrich said:

 

Really, really good, imo.  Great feel, thin top line, minimal constant offset. Still very playable though.  Really good turf interaction because of the cambered sole (all the Adams players irons have a similar sole design).  The CB1s have the same constant offset, so they blend well together. 

 

Thanks Dave!

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Hey TaylorMade:  Calling for a refresh of Adams branded MB2 style irons.  Let's see the most "forgiving" blade you're capable of!  Tungsten or brass weighted low toe/heel.

D Adams XTD, 70M4X 3W TEE CBX, HZBk75S 5W Titleist 915F, D+80X

3I Srixon Z 545 4H Adams S 9031 6I-PW Mizuno MP-54, C Taper Lite X

GW Nike VPC, Tour V X 54 60 Cleveland CBX, DG S300 Cure CX3

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Ive got some Adams cb1 cmb mb1 and mb2 all in pretty good shape. I find the mb2’s blade length a little off-putting for some reason and actually prefer the look and feel of the mb1’s which just feel like a proper old school blade with its square toe and relatively wideR sole. All of them Beautiful irons though. My MB1s favourite of the bunch i recon.

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