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13 minutes ago, JStang said:

I have a set of these inbound to compare to my 620 CB's. I hope to get some swings in before traveling for the holidays and will let you guys know my thoughts. 

Which shafts did you go with?

Driver - Home Callaway MAVRIK / G400 MAX
Woods - XXIO 10 3W
Hybrids - XXIO 10 3H, 4H, 5H
Irons - Home - PXG Gen 2 0311P 5-SW   Away - Callaway Epic Forged 5-SW
Wedge - Callaway MD5 JAWS X Grind 60* 
Putter - Odyssey Triple Track 7
Ball - TM TP5X, TM Tour Response

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Minimal offset to my  eye.  Perhaps not yours but at least you got a laugh out of it.  Apparently does not take much to make you laugh

Minimal offset ?!?!🤣

Dreaming for the day callaway comes back with an 07 endo x forged.  Sigh.    

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2 minutes ago, JStang said:

 

Modus 130X in the X Forged CB and Project X LZ 6.5 in the 620 CB's 

Will be curious want your backspin numbers are and descent angle.  I'm finding the CB's have a lot less backspin than other irons, was curious if they are better with the Project X IO shafts Callaway paired with them.  

 

Driver - Home Callaway MAVRIK / G400 MAX
Woods - XXIO 10 3W
Hybrids - XXIO 10 3H, 4H, 5H
Irons - Home - PXG Gen 2 0311P 5-SW   Away - Callaway Epic Forged 5-SW
Wedge - Callaway MD5 JAWS X Grind 60* 
Putter - Odyssey Triple Track 7
Ball - TM TP5X, TM Tour Response

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29 minutes ago, new2g0lf said:

Will be curious want your backspin numbers are and descent angle.  I'm finding the CB's have a lot less backspin than other irons, was curious if they are better with the Project X IO shafts Callaway paired with them.  

 

 

I have a SkyTrak so I will get some data. I expect them to spin about 500 RPM's less in the mid and short irons than my 620 CB's due to lofts alone. 

 

Loft comparison:

 

                           4       5       6       7        8       9      PW
620 CB              24    27    31    35    39    43    47

X Forged            23   26    29    33    37    41     45

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I've been spending more time on the GC2 and despite the lower backspin numbers I'm pretty happy with them.  The Project X IO shaft does create more backspin than the KBS shafts I opted for when I found out the delay on the IO's.  I've been working on creating more lag in my swing and getting the launch angle down a bit to increase the backspin and get a 45* angle of descent (at around 42-43 now).  Dispersion is really good with them and I'm able to fade or draw the ball pretty easily.  At some point I may just swap out the shafts if I can't get the numbers where I'd like them to be.  

 

Driver - Home Callaway MAVRIK / G400 MAX
Woods - XXIO 10 3W
Hybrids - XXIO 10 3H, 4H, 5H
Irons - Home - PXG Gen 2 0311P 5-SW   Away - Callaway Epic Forged 5-SW
Wedge - Callaway MD5 JAWS X Grind 60* 
Putter - Odyssey Triple Track 7
Ball - TM TP5X, TM Tour Response

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I saw the full set live in a Golf Galaxy in Myrtle last night and love the look of them .. I also have some ‘18 UT’s and an ‘18 x-forged 7i fwiw

 

They are the right size and look for me, satin and with a slightly over sized head and thinner top line that a lot of irons in a similar size

 

MMT at no up charge is a big bonus, 95 has my eye, will try and hit demo in Florida next week

 

I do not mind the PW but hey I was one of the rare guys that liked the look of my old fav blade PW ... the mp-37


Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix 92x Apex 5h 26* PX hb6 97x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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Curious to hear more reviews as well.  I was a big fan of the 18 x forged.  Would love to hear any comparisons between those 2 specifically.

Cobra  Speedzone 9* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2

Titleist TS3 15* Diamana S+ ltd Blueboard 70s tipped 1" 

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Cobra  Speedzone Big Tour  Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 70--testing...

Titleist U500 2i Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 9.8 hb

Callaway  18 X Forged UT 4i  Accra iCWT 105

Mizuno  JPX 921 Tour  5-PW  Accra i Series Steel 125 soft stepped

Vokey Raw SM8 50F, 54S, 58S  Nippon Modus 125 wedge

Mizuno M Craft Type 1 Satin  Stability Tour Shaft, Golf Pride Pro Only Green*

Bridgestone Tour B XS

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Very interested in these irons. Some of the best iron shots I've consistently hit in a long, long time were with the X-Forged 18 (why did I get rid of them again?!).

 

Anyone compare the new X Forged CB and the Cobra MIM King Tour irons?

 

Seems like these two are right in the same bracket of "slightly" oversized players CB irons.

 

 

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Just hit these in Destin, the feel is WOW, 7i spin at 5900 .. perfect

 

I think I may need to order with MMT 105 and go 1 strong, 1 flat and plus 3/4”

 

Even at 33 loft and plus 1/2” steel if was getting low 170’s carry.  The MMT 95 feels great .... maybe will soft step the 105’S


Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix 92x Apex 5h 26* PX hb6 97x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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It’s been a bit since I started the thread. In a few words I love them.  Looks, feel, consistency and distance control continue to be excellent.  Some of the best Feeling I have ever owned.  Pretty forgiving too.  Not super game

improvement forgiving but pretty darn good.  And I love the MMT shafts

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