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    Ive been working on some swing issues that crept in last year and for the first time this season Ive started to gain some confidence with these. Earlier in the day I really went after one or at least it felt like I did yet my playing partner said everything looked smooth. After that I felt like I could swing what felt like a bit harder to me and saw some good results including a shot on a par 3 to about a foot.

    I played the same par 3 tonight from 132 yds and it was into the wind all 3 times. This whole year with this set that is a well struck 9. The first time before the comment from my playing partner I hit it very well but came up short. A few hours later after the comment I was pin high both times (I absolutely refused to allow myself to hit an 8I from that distance) with the same club into the same wind.

    I still have yet to hit one of these clubs well past my intended yardage. I can see why the best ball strikers prefer an iron of this type. Heck I Even thinned one or two that worked out pretty well, even though they are shorter than I prefer Im starting to really think I can game these.

    My biggest issue with the flow set is still a big gap between 155 and 175 7mb/6cb hoping that is going to sort itself out with more reps because choking down on 6i has been a bit sketchy at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdtox View Post
    I’ve been working on some swing issues that crept in last year and for the first time this season I’ve started to gain some confidence with these. Earlier in the day I really went after one or at least it felt like I did yet my playing partner said everything looked smooth. After that I felt like I could swing what felt like a bit harder to me and saw some good results including a shot on a par 3 to about a foot.

    I played the same par 3 tonight from 132 yds and it was into the wind all 3 times. This whole year with this set that is a well struck 9. The first time before the comment from my playing partner I hit it very well but came up short. A few hours later after the comment I was pin high both times (I absolutely refused to allow myself to hit an 8I from that distance) with the same club into the same wind.

    I still have yet to hit one of these clubs well past my intended yardage. I can see why the best ball strikers prefer an iron of this type. Heck I Even thinned one or two that worked out pretty well, even though they are shorter than I prefer I’m starting to really think I can game these.

    My biggest issue with the flow set is still a big gap between 155 and 175 7mb/6cb hoping that is going to sort itself out with more reps because choking down on 6i has been a bit sketchy at times.
    This may just be me, but I play my 7 iron and 6 iron from the exact same place in my stance. For me, this has helped keep me from treating the 6 iron like a "long iron" and has helped make the transition feel less steep. I consider my 8 iron a 150 club, the 7 a 160-165 club, and the 6 iron 165-175 club. After that I get a bit sketchy because I use my 5 iron and 4 iron off the tee quite a bit, so I struggle to have a swing off the tee versus off the deck and consistent yardage.

    To a certain extent the same advice we used to tell about hybrids applies to a flow set. Put the exact same swing on it, and let the club do the work for you.
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    Cobra KING Forged CB/MB Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    This may just be me, but I play my 7 iron and 6 iron from the exact same place in my stance. For me, this has helped keep me from treating the 6 iron like a "long iron" and has helped make the transition feel less steep. I consider my 8 iron a 150 club, the 7 a 160-165 club, and the 6 iron 165-175 club. After that I get a bit sketchy because I use my 5 iron and 4 iron off the tee quite a bit, so I struggle to have a swing off the tee versus off the deck and consistent yardage.

    To a certain extent the same advice we used to tell about hybrids applies to a flow set. Put the exact same swing on it, and let the club do the work for you.
    I would love my 7i to go back to being my 160-165 club. The main problem with the gapping is I hit the 6cb too well haha. It still is going 175-180 and my 7i has been maxing out at around 155. Still need to get the loft checked I guess maybe have it bent 1* stronger.

    As I have mentioned my scores have normalized a bit from my early in the year struggles...which was all me not the clubs...Im still going to hit plenty of terrible shots but they are getting fewer lately.

    This is a fun set when playing well thats for sure, it will be interesting at some point to see what happens IF I decide to go back to a more forgiving set.
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    Finally got a round in with these and they are amazing. They are easy to hit throughout the set and feel awesome.
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    The black finish is showing wear on the soles now, so Im not sure how durable the DBM finish is. Appears to be marketing b.s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supdawgie View Post
    The black finish is showing wear on the soles now, so I’m not sure how durable the DBM finish is. Appears to be marketing b.s.
    After how many rounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supdawgie View Post
    The black finish is showing wear on the soles now, so Im not sure how durable the DBM finish is. Appears to be marketing b.s.
    Do you have pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supdawgie View Post
    The black finish is showing wear on the soles now, so I’m not sure how durable the DBM finish is. Appears to be marketing b.s.
    No black finish holds up as well as a chrome finish, but I have no doubt that Cobra’s is the top of the heap. I respectfully disagree that it is “marketing b.s.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by supdawgie View Post
    The black finish is showing wear on the soles now, so Im not sure how durable the DBM finish is. Appears to be marketing b.s.
    i disagree with it being marketing bs. having owned cobra wedges, forged tec black and king pro all with dbm, they held up phenomenally even in sandy conditions. do they look brand new? no, and i think its a mistake to think they would. but they are in a completely different league compared to other black finishes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    i disagree with it being marketing bs. having owned cobra wedges, forged tec black and king pro all with dbm, they held up phenomenally even in sandy conditions. do they look brand new? no, and i think its a mistake to think they would. but they are in a completely different league compared to other black finishes.


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    +1 for this. my finish has held up remarkably well on my wedges who have gotten the most work


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottawaclo View Post
    +1 for this. my finish has held up remarkably well on my wedges who have gotten the most work


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    I found this article https://www.golfworks.ca/images/art/...rticle_DBM.pdf that is very interesting. It claims that DBM actually outdoes most traditional finishes! I really would love to see a set of these clubs in person, they seem to be hard to come by in my town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatFink View Post
    I found this article https://www.golfworks.ca/images/art/...rticle_DBM.pdf that is very interesting. It claims that DBM actually outdoes most traditional finishes! I really would love to see a set of these clubs in person, they seem to be hard to come by in my town.
    You could also read all about it on the THP home page with the link in the first post.

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    Add me to the list of those who don't see all that much wear on my irons or wedges. Do they look new? Absolutely not, but they certainly do not look like PVD finishes where you see the silver underneath. All the DBM finish clubs have worn better than any other black irons I've seen and its not close. When I get a chance I'll post some pics that show a bit of wear (sadly it shows my early season struggles more than anything) but its not visible at address and thats all that matters to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdtox View Post
    Add me to the list of those who don't see all that much wear on my irons or wedges. Do they look new? Absolutely not, but they certainly do not look like PVD finishes where you see the silver underneath. All the DBM finish clubs have worn better than any other black irons I've seen and its not close. When I get a chance I'll post some pics that show a bit of wear (sadly it shows my early season struggles more than anything) but its not visible at address and thats all that matters to me.
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    I have to be completely honest like Jose, Mike and THP asked for. THESE CLUBS ARE BADASS. Not sure what Cobra is doing with their 5 forge process, but these things are solid. Flight is off the charts, control is there and the inserted tungsten gives a nice balance for that square contact. Once I am done with these, I will definitely be ordering another set. Wow, do these $ taper fly high or what?

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