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Cobra Forged Tec Irons - Wowzers!!!


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#91 WeritoK2

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

Can somebody please tell me the difference in FEEL between Forged Tec and G400??? I have Tecs one click away from buying them, I just need to know if Tecs are going to feel better than G400 since itís the only thing I dislike about them! Please anyone?


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

Yes, they feel better on well struck shots. G400 feel better on misses.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:12 AM

Does anybody know if thereís a new model for the Forged Tec coming soon?

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:30 AM

If there is a new version coming, it would put the FT on a 2-year update cycle and likely to be announced at/around the January PGA show for early '18 release.... this would make sense since their cast GI and SGI clubs are on a 1-year cycle (Amp, Amp Cell, BioCell, Fly-Z, F6, F7... and their MAX counterparts) while their multi-material forged player's iron (Amp Forged, Fly-Z+, Forged Tour) and one-piece forged CB/MBs (S3 Pro, Amp Cell Pro, King Pro) are all on an offset 2-year cycle.  What makes it harder to predict, is that there wasn't really a forged GI offering prior to the FT to compare the release cycle to.

Edited by IsleOfMan, 29 September 2017 - 11:34 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

Well -- I have joined the Forged Tec club.  I haven't received them yet -- but bought a brand new set with factory Recoil 680 F4 graphite shafts for an amazing deal.  My wrists and elbows are getting a bit battered by my Ping Gs on Nippon steel.

I am hoping that they are equally playable.  I am not a low handicapper, but usually lose my strokes on the short game not the long stuff.

I will report back my side by sign comparison when I get them.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:38 PM

These to me are the perfect tweener iron.They are strong lofted like a game improvement but  the offset is right in the middlle of a players and game improvement iron..Here are some examples. Plus did I also say the are beautiful.

Cobra Forged  Tour Irons- 5 iron  26*loft  and 1.8mm offset

Taylormade P 770 irons- 5 iron 26* loft  3.0 mm offset

Cobra F7  irons  5 iron  23* loft  5.1 mm offset

Cobra Forged Tec  5 iron  23* loft   3.6mm offset.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

I've been gaming these for about 2 months now and absolutely love them.  I don't see these leaving the bag for quite some time!

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:27 PM

Got mine in yesterday and played 18 today... was originally planning on swapping in my Dynalite Gold XPs for the DG R300s that came in these, but the way I hit these today I'll probably hold off... dispersion was surprisingly good and didn't seem to be losing distance, just a bit lower flight and less active feel in transition.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

View Postjola, on 03 October 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:

These to me are the perfect tweener iron.They are strong lofted like a game improvement but  the offset is right in the middlle of a players and game improvement iron.

I played my third round with the Forged Tecs this past weekend, and I am inclined to agree with this statement.  Here are my assessments thus far after the 3 rounds (background: usually around a 12-13 index; C-Taper Lite S are right at the stiffness cusp for me, but are in my ballpark from a prior Mizuno fitting; Forged Tecs purchased from Global Golf, and have not had the lie angles checked or fitted to me yet).

I think maybe one fat shot and one thin shot in the 3 rounds. These irons pick the ball clean, with nice divots, and just don't mishit often. Nice, penetrating but high ball flight.  I've played forged irons that feel better, but these are right up there.  Dispersion good but could be better for me.  I am missing some greens a bit right and a bit left, which even if that never got better, I still think I would play these.  But I think that will get better as I get more comfortable with the irons (I am only 3 rounds in with them after all), and get the lie angles fixed up if need be.

Generally perfect look, for me.  Not too daunting looking down at the ball, and just love the look of the sole.  Although my lowest iron, the 5 iron, is a very different (less offset and thinner) look from the Ping G-type iron I have traditionally played.  That said, on two long par 3's this past round, each playing 190-200 yards, I hit 5 iron on both.  First one was on the green, two-putt for par.  Second one was not a great strike, but still went straight and landed about 10 yards short, which I managed to chip on and one-putt for par again.  I'll take that any day with a 5 iron on a long par 3.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

View Postjola, on 03 October 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:

These to me are the perfect tweener iron.They are strong lofted like a game improvement but  the offset is right in the middlle of a players and game improvement iron..Here are some examples. Plus did I also say the are beautiful.

Cobra Forged  Tour Irons- 5 iron  26*loft  and 1.8mm offset

Taylormade P 770 irons- 5 iron 26* loft  3.0 mm offset

Cobra F7  irons  5 iron  23* loft  5.1 mm offset

Cobra Forged Tec  5 iron  23* loft   3.6mm offset.

Yes -- I am hopping the less (but still there) offset of the Forged Tecs versus my Ping Gs can help with my hooks (particularly on 8 iron and less shots).  My home course has two par 3s that require an 8 iron tee shot, and I hook and pull hook that shot a lot.

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Ping G400 5W @ 16.6* w/ Ping Tour 80 Stiff
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

View Postjeffrey r, on 04 October 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

View Postjola, on 03 October 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:

These to me are the perfect tweener iron.They are strong lofted like a game improvement but  the offset is right in the middlle of a players and game improvement iron.

I played my third round with the Forged Tecs this past weekend, and I am inclined to agree with this statement.  Here are my assessments thus far after the 3 rounds (background: usually around a 12-13 index; C-Taper Lite S are right at the stiffness cusp for me, but are in my ballpark from a prior Mizuno fitting; Forged Tecs purchased from Global Golf, and have not had the lie angles checked or fitted to me yet).

I think maybe one fat shot and one thin shot in the 3 rounds. These irons pick the ball clean, with nice divots, and just don't mishit often. Nice, penetrating but high ball flight.  I've played forged irons that feel better, but these are right up there.  Dispersion good but could be better for me.  I am missing some greens a bit right and a bit left, which even if that never got better, I still think I would play these.  But I think that will get better as I get more comfortable with the irons (I am only 3 rounds in with them after all), and get the lie angles fixed up if need be.

Generally perfect look, for me.  Not too daunting looking down at the ball, and just love the look of the sole.  Although my lowest iron, the 5 iron, is a very different (less offset and thinner) look from the Ping G-type iron I have traditionally played.  That said, on two long par 3's this past round, each playing 190-200 yards, I hit 5 iron on both.  First one was on the green, two-putt for par.  Second one was not a great strike, but still went straight and landed about 10 yards short, which I managed to chip on and one-putt for par again.  I'll take that any day with a 5 iron on a long par 3.

Awesome info! I am about to pull the trigger on these, the only thing Iím not sure about is the offset. My miss is to the left and I literally just gave away my G400 irons because of the offset, bad sound and feel (at least to me). Iím a 11-12 index and I want a kinda players iron with the most help I could get, the strong lofts on these are also a bonus. I canít make up my mind on getting either these or the new AP2.

Bottom line, what can you or anyone else tell me about offset, feel and stopping power on Forged Tecs???

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

Feel and stopping power is great. I can't repeat how nice it is to hit greens and stay on now. I hit I think over 50% GIR yesterday. Making par and having birdie looks is so much more fun. The offset is better than most GI irons. You can look at the the specs and see the difference, but it still has offset to help. King Forged Tour, AP2, Apex Pro, etc. are all smaller heads with less offset. I like that the F TEC sit right in between a chunky cavity back iron and the more players cavities. The fact they are forged helps with the feel a lot on well struck hits.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

God! I just canít make up my mind between Forged Tec or AP2!!! Typical miss being to the left leaves me with fear offset in the Cobras would make it more present...

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:57 PM

According to the specs, AP2 and Forged TEC have the same offset progression through the set. TEC just has stronger lofts and a thicker top line and little bit longer head. I don't think offset is going to be a problem if you are looking for a bit of help.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:43 PM

For me, the offset of these is just enough to give a little confidence, not enough to be offputting... the perfect balance between the JPX-EZ Forged (worked well but looked too chunky) and Fly-Z+ (beautiful to look at but a little too much  for my game).

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

I came from 714 AP2's and didn't notice any additional offset with the FT's.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks guys!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:10 PM

One thing I noticed on the FT irons is that Cobra may measure their iron lengths different that Titliest. The 6 iron stock length on Cobra's website is 37.75 and the AP2 is 37.5. However when I hold these two up to each other the FT iron was like .25 shorter than the AP2.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

Well -- I am a Forged Tec convert.  I love my new set - on the Recoil 680 F4s.  They feel so light and responsive.

I do notice that my wedges seem short.  As Jola noted above -- I think Cobra measures club lengths differently.  Mine are standard length (with the Gap wedge supposedly at 35.75") - but I find it to be a about a 1/4" shorter than my Glide 2.0 54* which is supposed to be 35.25".  I made elect to bend the GW and PW 1* strong and perhaps add a shaft extension (0.25") to get the distances and gaps right.

Anyone else have to do that?  The Forged Tec 7-iron is carrying over 160 yards (170+ total) - so is 5 yards (min) longer than my Ping G, but the PW is coming up at 105 which is about where my Ping G gap wedge hit.  That's when I started looking at the lofts (the same as G) and length (shorter than G in person - but not on paper).
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:59 PM

Well I went all out and purchased my set, 4-GW. They came in the mail today. Coming from Nike Vapor Pro Combo, gotta say heads look larger and thicker, nothing worrying, actually beautiful shape. What worries me is the weight, I have DG AMT S300 in my Nike and this KBS CTL Stiff feels way heavier and stiffer out the box...

Went running like crazy to the range and hit 10 balls with Gap wedge, 9 and 6 iron. Hate the stock grip maybe thatís a thing, feel was ďokĒ I actually didnít enjoy those few hits I took I was more worried about the feel of the shaft, way way different than AMT... maybe I need to get used to them but I did feel the whole set was way heavier than my Nike Vapor Pro combos, Iíve read here and there that KBS CTL are softer to flex??? I kinda felt the opposite. Anyone? Some info??? Dunno, tomorrow Iím playing 18 first thing in the morning, Iíll see how it goes


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

View PostWeritoK2, on 12 October 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

Well I went all out and purchased my set, 4-GW. They came in the mail today. Coming from Nike Vapor Pro Combo, gotta say heads look larger and thicker, nothing worrying, actually beautiful shape. What worries me is the weight, I have DG AMT S300 in my Nike and this KBS CTL Stiff feels way heavier and stiffer out the box...

Went running like crazy to the range and hit 10 balls with Gap wedge, 9 and 6 iron. Hate the stock grip maybe that's a thing, feel was "ok" I actually didn't enjoy those few hits I took I was more worried about the feel of the shaft, way way different than AMT... maybe I need to get used to them but I did feel the whole set was way heavier than my Nike Vapor Pro combos, I've read here and there that KBS CTL are softer to flex??? I kinda felt the opposite. Anyone? Some info??? Dunno, tomorrow I'm playing 18 first thing in the morning, I'll see how it goes

This kinda makes me glad the deal I found came with DG R300 instead of CTL... and I've always been more of a mid-weight mid/high-launch shaft player (Dynalite Gold XP / XP-115).
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

View PostWeritoK2, on 12 October 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

I've read here and there that KBS CTL are softer to flex??? I kinda felt the opposite.

You just need to hit them, and see how they do.  Not sure where you read that CTL are softer to flex, but I don't think that is the case, as you have seen as well.  Having played these now a few rounds, the CTL is definitely a serious shaft.  Very stable and rather stout, though not re-bar.  A really nice shaft which I think fits a decent amount of people.  But of course, not for everyone.

Though everything is promising thus far, I need many more rounds in order to draw a full conclusion on the Forged Tec with CTL.  The irons are terrific.  The shafts are excellent.  I am relatively dialed in with them, but not fully dialed in.  I am still working on finding the right balance with the CTL.  Because they are relatively stiff, they kind of want, and kind of require, a full committed swing.  That is good, as I can go at it.  But at the same time, go at it too hard, and don't trust a smooth swing, and I pull the ball a bit.  So again, it is finding that balance of giving it a good full swing, but trusting the shaft to do the work and not over-swing.  Time will tell how that plays out, but I am optimistic.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:55 AM

Hey guys - where are the serial numbers on these irons?  If it is in the sticker that came on the six iron I think -which number is it?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

View PostQwiklap, on 15 October 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

Hey guys - where are the serial numbers on these irons?  If it is in the sticker that came on the six iron I think -which number is it?
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Thanks  -- one other question.

I noticed as I was mapping my bag using my Skytrak that I have a big gap between the clubs with the tungsten slugs -- and those without.  So basically have a big distance gap between my 7 iron (160 carry) and 8 iron (140 carry).  I noticed there is a bigger gap in lofts starting at 8 iron.  The 7 is 30* -- and then 8 and each club thereafter is a 5 degree gap (vs typical 4*).  I was thinking of bending the 8, 9, P and G 1* strong to address this.  I carry a 53* wedge (which is the only wedge take longer swings with) -- so I should still have good gaps after the 1* adjustment.

Anyone else notice this issue?

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:00 AM

I've noticed that also. I have about 13-15 yd gap starting at my 8i. It hasn't hurt my playing though. I usually play multiple types of shots anyway from 8 down. Full shot, 3/4, knockdown, and choked down smooth off a tee. The course conditions usually dictate my club selection more than my gap and then I adjust to which swing I put on it for yardage. Maybe bending them would help out, I haven't thought about that. I just adjusted to what the clubs were giving me. I worry if I may lose some spin by making the scoring clubs stronger loft.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

View PostBelmont148, on 16 October 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

I've noticed that also. I have about 13-15 yd gap starting at my 8i. It hasn't hurt my playing though. I usually play multiple types of shots anyway from 8 down. Full shot, 3/4, knockdown, and choked down smooth off a tee. The course conditions usually dictate my club selection more than my gap and then I adjust to which swing I put on it for yardage. Maybe bending them would help out, I haven't thought about that. I just adjusted to what the clubs were giving me. I worry if I may lose some spin by making the scoring clubs stronger loft.

Thanks for the confirmation -- the land angles and spin (50* and high 5Ks) on the 8 should be plenty to stop it.  But I hear you about bending the clubs.  I just don't like having that big gap in the middle of the bag.  My home course also has two par 3s where I usually need about 150 yd shot, and right now that would be less than full 7 or a stepped on 8.  I would rather have it just be an 8.

Part of the issue is also the lengths of the clubs seem to be a little shorter than the Ping Gs I am coming from.  Even though the spec sheet says they should be the same or longer. But I am striking them well - so I don't really want to mess with the lengths yet.  Although when I re-grip them (which I will likely do next year) -- I will probably add a 1/4" or 1/2" shaft extension to the PW and GW.  Currently the GW is playing about 1/2" shorter than my 54* wedge (a Ping Glide 2.0).

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

Getting my set that I bought here on BST tonight! Pumped can't wait, I'll probably take em out on the range tomorrow just to see what kind of yardages I'm getting. Going to assume I will be going back to my "old" yardages which will be nice. Basically, had a set of Hot Metals which I sold because I didn't love them. Picked up a used set of Rbladez and instantly lost 1 club of length. I was hitting my 7i into greens that were about 170, and had to scale back to the 7i for greens about 155. Hoping now I'll be back to hitting 8i into the 150 yard range greens.

And for you guys saying CTL plays stiff.... what type of swinger are you? What kind of speed do you swing a 7i? I've hit CTL before (but it's been a while) and I thought they felt pretty good. Maybe not as smooth as a PX LZ or Modus, but I think it's one of KBS' more "active" shafts.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 16 October 2017 - 11:12 AM, said:

Getting my set that I bought here on BST tonight! Pumped can't wait, I'll probably take em out on the range tomorrow just to see what kind of yardages I'm getting. Going to assume I will be going back to my "old" yardages which will be nice. Basically, had a set of Hot Metals which I sold because I didn't love them. Picked up a used set of Rbladez and instantly lost 1 club of length. I was hitting my 7i into greens that were about 170, and had to scale back to the 7i for greens about 155. Hoping now I'll be back to hitting 8i into the 150 yard range greens.

And for you guys saying CTL plays stiff.... what type of swinger are you? What kind of speed do you swing a 7i? I've hit CTL before (but it's been a while) and I thought they felt pretty good. Maybe not as smooth as a PX LZ or Modus, but I think it's one of KBS' more "active" shafts.

I have found the FTs to be strong 7 iron and above (adding 5-10 yards) to my 5, 6 and 7, but a bit shorter 8 - GW as detailed in my posts above.  This is versus Ping Gs set 1* strong, 1* flat and standard length.  I am playing the Cobras at standard l/l/l for the stock Recoil 780s.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

View PostQwiklap, on 16 October 2017 - 11:22 AM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 16 October 2017 - 11:12 AM, said:

Getting my set that I bought here on BST tonight! Pumped can't wait, I'll probably take em out on the range tomorrow just to see what kind of yardages I'm getting. Going to assume I will be going back to my "old" yardages which will be nice. Basically, had a set of Hot Metals which I sold because I didn't love them. Picked up a used set of Rbladez and instantly lost 1 club of length. I was hitting my 7i into greens that were about 170, and had to scale back to the 7i for greens about 155. Hoping now I'll be back to hitting 8i into the 150 yard range greens.

And for you guys saying CTL plays stiff.... what type of swinger are you? What kind of speed do you swing a 7i? I've hit CTL before (but it's been a while) and I thought they felt pretty good. Maybe not as smooth as a PX LZ or Modus, but I think it's one of KBS' more "active" shafts.

I have found the FTs to be strong 7 iron and above (adding 5-10 yards) to my 5, 6 and 7, but a bit shorter 8 - GW as detailed in my posts above.  This is versus Ping Gs set 1* strong, 1* flat and standard length.  I am playing the Cobras at standard l/l/l for the stock Recoil 780s.
Yeah I read that, due to maybe they measure irons a little shorter. I'll maybe see if I can convince the guy who owns the range to let me on the simulator for a few minutes to see my yardages. Honestly, I play a lot of knockdown shots because I have more of a john rahm/Charlie Hoffman-esque swing (fairly short BS and follow thru) so if I get a gap between two clubs, I often just choke up and knock the longer iron down. I may need to adjust though as with the Rbladez I had to do this a lot because they spun crazy high... Something that spins lower this may give me too low of spin.

Also I wonder if your problem is just a QC thing? Tolerances exist in all aspects of club making up to and I'm sure including measured playing length. Lofts.. lies... everything has a tolerance. I always get my putters checked by a fitter I trust because I have yet to get a new putter from any OEM exactly to spec. Not once.

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