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I'm in need of some new wedges (54 and 60 degree to be exact). I can get both the SM7 and the SM8 in the specs I want but considering the SM7 is an older model it is a good bit cheaper. 

 

Has anyone had both versions and is there a noticeable difference between the two? Other than aesthetics that is. Wedge technology isn't really cutting edge so I'm guessing the older model will be fine but I wanted to make sure.

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I agree.  I have sm7 and all new sm8.  The Low bounce sm8 60 degree is not good IMO and I went back to the low bounce SM7 version.  It is night and day.   I agree the COG stuff is rubbish.  

I hit the sm8s against my 7s and liked the 7s better. In need of new wedges for next year, and might stray away from vokeys for the first time in awhile.

I haven't had either on course to compare but I looking into getting the SM8s. I saw a few videos with Bob Vokey saying the tour pros would get some flyers with the SM7s due to CG location to the new SM8. But that might just be their new selling point to get people in the new SM8s. Main reason Im getting sm8 is because that's all that's available on WedgeWorks. 

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I have both.  Really love my SM7s (specifically my 58.04L) but the SM8s are on par with SM7s.  Haven't noticed anything different other than fresh grooves.  

 

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Got an as new sm7 54S,prices went higher...so bought back a mint sm5 50F i sold...same feel,sm8 are expensive in nz...Having Bob rubbish his own product......swapping the cog stuff on sm6 sm7..they lost credibility..then telling us about flyers.....

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I agree.  I have sm7 and all new sm8.  The Low bounce sm8 60 degree is not good IMO and I went back to the low bounce SM7 version.  It is night and day.

 

I agree the COG stuff is rubbish.   You just gotta keep saying something to get people to want to keep buying new wedges year after year after year.  

 

Same thing with the putter silliness.  SC has made a fortune stamping a T with a circle around it.  

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Gamed both the SM7 and SM8, agree that the SM7 is still a great wedge at the price.  The tour chrome is a great finish, glare isn’t bad at all with them.  Good luck!

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6 hours ago, Abh159 said:

Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I'll be going with the SM7s.

 

Follow up question.... is the glare on the tour chrome model really bad? I just don't know if I like the brushed steel or black options because I've always had satin finished wedges.

 

No glare on chrome. I am a bit OCD and always go chrome. Don't like the black or brushed steel looking worn out aftet a few rounds.

 

 

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