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Review of the Adams CB2 Irons


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#1 revco2001

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:07 AM

Hello All,

I'm new to the board, but have been playing golf for nearly 30 years. Last weekend I purchased a set of the Adams CB2 irons. Before I get into the review, I'll give you a quick recap of my game so you know where I'm coming from.

Right now, I'm playing to a 10-12 handicap with a goal to get down to the single digits. When I played in College (Junior College that is), I got down to a 1 handicap. Those days are far behind me now. I've played a draw my entire golf life.

I've been playing Mizuno MP 14's for nearly 20 years. These are great clubs when your striking the ball well. However, at this stage in my golf career, it became a challenge for me to consistently hit these clubs, thus, the reason for the change.

Adams wasn't on my radar when I went into test clubs. I was really there to checkout the R9 TP's, any Mizuno Mid-Level Iron, and the Cleveland Pearls. The CB2's caught my eye so I put them into the mix. I wasn't impressed with the Cleveland's so I focused on the other three clubs. The Mizuno I chose was the MX 300. I hit all 3 irons equally well. I nixed the TP's because they were cast, and the wedge really looked clunky. I ended up going the with the CB2's because the lie of the wedge was square to my target where I play the club in my stance. With my MP 14 wedge, I always had to press my hands forward at address because the club face was so closed. This really bothered me and would often affect my swing. Although I didn't notice it too much with the Mizuno MX 300's, it was guilt by association. The wedge is a vital part of my game since not only hit the wedge from its normal distance, but will hit Ĺ to ĺ wedge shots as opposed to a full sand wedge.

Having played the clubs for two rounds, I can say there are some advantages as well as a couple of drawbacks. First the drawbacks. The spin on the clubs is nowhere near the spin on the blades. Not sure if this is due to the new grooves or some other factor. Reduced spin doesn't concerned me with the short irons rather the long irons. Unfortunately, I didn't hit any good long irons from the short grass into a green (it wasn't the iron's fault) so I don't know if this will be a problem. I did nutt a 5 iron from 200 out in the rough to about 10 feet. The ball landed in the middle portion of the green and ran to the back where the pin was located. I noticed these clubs get thru the rough much easier than my blades. A great benefit!

On a side note, you can see the cavity of the iron with the 4 and 5 irons.

The only other drawback I see from these clubs is the distance control. These clubs are playing a full club longer than my irons. This is probably due to the club manufactures making the club lofts stronger. Out of the rough, there was quite a bit of disparity with my shots. The 1st day, I hit a wedge out of the rough from 135 and it flew to the back of the green. That's 145 to 150 and not normal for me. Today, I hit an 8 iron out of the rough stiff from 150. Could this be the new grooves?

Here's the positive takeaways from this club. For me, it's a visually stunning club with the black finish, and the lines of a traditional blade. The sole of the club is slightly rounded. This is a huge benefit for those of you like myself who take large divots. With my blades, I'd have a tendency to take such a big divot, it would affect my ability to finish the shot. I can remember countless chunked shots with my blades especially during the past ten years when I wasn't playing but a few rounds a year. With these clubs, that seems to have all changed. The club is getting thru the grass taking a much smaller divot, but at the same time, not bouncing off the ground.

Another positive for this club is, obviously, the forgiveness. Now, no club is going to save you when you hit a crap shot. When I hit them with these clubs, they did what they we're supposed to do which was find traps and rough. However, there was a couple of shots I hit where it was in between crap and flush. With my blades, these shots would've no doubt missed the green left. With these irons, the hook became a playable draw, and I hit the green with a couple of my "less than perfect" swings.

What really impressed me about these clubs was when I got it right, and hit a solid shot. There was a very crisp "click" sound that I, as well as my playing partners noticed. The ball flight is more of a boring shot than my blades. I also noticed my draw was less pronounced than with my blades. In the past, I'd always have to aim 10 to 15 yards to the right of my target. There would be times where I'd get it close. But, this was very seldom as I was normally far left of target or would hit it straight. The straighter ball flight has already had a tremendous affect on my game as I've hit 4 iron shots within ten feet. Doesn't sound like much, but I might hit 1 iron shot (not counting shots inside 100yds) within ten feet every two rounds I play.

I know I've only played two rounds with these clubs, but I can tell they are going to be a game changer for me. I really think my score should come down by 3 or 4 shots when I get the distances of these irons dialed in. I can already tell my mindset has started to shift. With my blades, I was always over thinking my shots, because there was so much self inflicted pressure to hit it pure. Now, it will be easier for me to trust my swing since I know my club will reward me for a less than perfect shot. Less spin is a bit of a drawback especially for the long irons. I can live with this especially if you consider when we typically hit our long irons. They're usually hit into a stiff wind which helps to stop the ball. Or, a really long hole which will have a larger than normal green.



I hope this was helpful, and apologize if review was too long.


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:30 AM

Great review, thanks!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:37 AM

Nice review....As far as distances it wouldn't hurt to check your old Mizuno lofts compared to the new Adams, you might find you have a gap either at the top or bottom of the set or an overlap with your other clubs...Thanks!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

Great review. I just received my set yesterday and I am headed out for a second round with them. I have nothing but great things to say about them thus far. Adams made a solid set of irons.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:24 PM

Nice review, thanks.  Could it be that the longer distances you got out of the rough were "fliers"?  I know the new groves are supposed to increase the chances of that happening.


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:48 PM

Are these conforming groove irons? If so that has to be the reason for the different distances. I can still see the pros misjudging shots out of the rough with the new grooves. I think these are great irons and will probably be my next set although it will be a while as I'm really enjoying my current set of irons and feel the same way after coming off of blades. I'm having so much fun hitting shots instead of trying so hard to hit the blades pure. I think I have a bigger issue with the offset of the long irons than with the cavity showing on the back though.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:49 AM

Thanks for the review.  Always nice when someone takes the time to post a detailed review.

Another reason for the increase in distance may be that the CB2 have longer than normal shafts as standard, especially in the longer irons.  Did you buy standard length OTR or get fitted?
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:39 AM

Hey Guys,

Thank you for the suggestions. I've had a chance to play the irons again. I did make one simple adjustment. I've toned the swing down to more of a 3/4 shot. It's really helping me keep a more "controlled" swing which has translated into a much straighter ball flight. I can't tell you how great it makes me feel to set my target in front of me instead of having it over my left shoulder. Hit a couple of 8 irons to within 5 feet for my 1st two birdies in a couple of months.

I just checked the length of the clubs as Anth suggested. Here's the weird thing. All the clubs are nearly the same length as my blades expect for the 4 iron. It's a good 1/2 longer than my MP 14. Now that I look at the sets together, the more the 4 iron looks out of place. Is a half inch step up normal between your 4 and 5 iron?

These clubs have minimal offset compared to other game imrovement irons.

BTW, the spin is less of an issue than I originally had thought. I played by myself this last round so I had an opportunity to hit a bunch of shots into the greens. The balls were checking up just fine. I think the issues I had out of the rough was more me not knowing how these clubs play.  

These clubs have gotten me excited about playing golf again!

Thanks,

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:26 AM

They are very sweet looking clubs.  How is the finish holding up on the face and sole?
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:28 AM

Great review ------- I have had mine in play for a few weeks now but only about 3 rds. I came from Nike Slingshots. Job issues have reduced my playing time and I found the Px shafts in my Slingshots were becoming more of an issue. The Px's reduced the forgiveness of the SS but brought new life into them as my game improved. I can be a 12-15 but usually more like a 18-20.

My first taste of CB2 was at a demo w/a 5 iron. That is the first time in a year that i questioned the Px shafts.  The CB2 were simply very smooth and great feeling. (NOTE: I had never owned nor to I recall hitting forged clubs before). Combned w/the forged feel --- I was hooked.

I demo'd the x300 also but the Adams simply looked and felt right. There is a little more shot shape to the CB2 than from the trusty old SS but nothing so pronounced that I have not been able to control.  So far I have no issues w/sole grind, conformng grooves or any distance issues as they are about the same as my SS.

Teh only issue thus far as i have hit more bladed shots than with my old set. It must be my swing but I have not yet figured it out.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:08 PM

The finish is holding up well. It almost seems like there's a wax or something on the club. The dirt comes out of the grooves super easy. I love that "New" iron smell! lol

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:46 PM

No mystery here on increased distance with the CB2 vs Mp 14. OEM specs are much, much different.

Wedge CB2 45 deg , MP14 is 50 deg......the Adams A4 are the same way. Basically a club stronger thru the set . The length is 1/2" gap between irons except the 5 to the 4 Adams made the 4 iron 7/8" longer at 39" then the 5 iron at 38.125". Your stock MP 14 4 iron is 38.25"

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:08 PM

Great review, thanks for taking the time.  Getting ready to order mine.  Did you have them fitted?  If so did Adams have a fitting cart.  I have the A4's with PX 6.0 and love them, but being a club ho, I'm always looking for the next thing.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:49 PM

This makes me even more excited about getting my adams mb heads next week.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:46 PM

Hi Guys

I am contemplating a set of cb2 irons but have many concerns, i currently use a set of mp 60 mizuno irons and feel it is time to change. Here are my concerns if anybody out can provide some feed back that would be greatly appreciated

-bounce on irons is it a concern hitting those touchy
feely shots with the short irons, pitch shots, bump and rounds around the greens etc.

-lenght of irons are stronger then mine hard to adjust?
Seem kinda long to me compared to my mp60's

-offset doesnt seem to bother me byt the 5 iron looks awkward or am i dreaming.

-anybody out have exact bounce and offset specs? So I can compare to my mp60Ks.

-black finish does it wear off anybody know if they can be satin finished?

-how are they out of rough look there is alot of resistance to them in thick rough.

-feel how are they and lastly does anybody know who is making the heads?

Please help.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

I'm no where near the skill level of revco, and I'm only about 4 months into the game, but I've already started looking for new clubs; and today I had the chance to hit these back to back with Adam's A7's.

Currently, I have a set of the A2's, I got them back in 07 when I was initially going to take up the game, but a severe injury, a death in the family and work prevented that from happening. So today I was at the PGA superstore with a buddy, and the Adams rep was there working on the display. So I started asking him some questions, let him know I'm an Adam's guy, etc. This guy was a credit to the company. He certainly didn't do a hard sell at all, and in fact didn't try to sell me at all; which of course had the effect of making me want to buy. At any rate, he said that the technology had changed a bit, and at this point in my game, developing my swing is the key; not the club. I was surprised at his non-sales answer.

He did go on with a line of logic that I agreed with however. He said that with better equipment, you may develop faster; to which I responded that I "get" that because I play guitar, and noticed a marked improvement in my playing when I got better guitars. All that being said, he went on to compare and contrast the A7's with the CB2's. The big one being forged v. cast. He said that the CB2's are still a forgiving club, but they're forged so there will be more "feel". Better shaft, etc. Being that I'm still developing drastically, I had no basis of comparison for what "feel" was as it related to golf clubs. So down came a CB2 7 iron, and an A7 7 iron. And over to the golf simulator.

The PGA Store guy set the simulator up for a 30 minute session and said "have fun guys" to my buddy and I. (my buddy was there for a new driver)
So I had the chance to hit the CB2 back to back with the A7.

Now I know what "feel" is like on a golf club. Hitting these clubs was like night and day. The A7, while easy to hit, was "shocking" in comparison to the CB2. The CB2 felt like a slight  yet firm shudder, and it was almost as if I could feel where on the club head the ball was struck, and could guess the direction of the ball without even looking up.

So, because I promised my wife I wouldn't buy even as much as a new hat from the store, I have absolved to purchase the CB2's for my next set of clubs.

And like the other guys said, these things look outstanding.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:04 PM

i want the CB2s but like the price of the a7s better.


i am thinking of getting a new set as the mx23s and pro combos are getting a tad stale. i love hybrids.  my TM rescue mid (im old school) is still my favorite club in the bag.  the fact the a7s come with $300 worth of hybrids almost sells me on the set. i have only played forged irons all my life but the a7s are sounding good to me.  i cant stomach $800 for a new set right now....then wanting to buy a new hybrid on top of that.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:19 AM

I love my CB2's!!! kicked my Mizuno MP68's out of the bag in fact and i didn't think any clubs would replace them for awhile. i had my club fitter custom fit KBS black nickel shafts in them so i could get the all black look and man do they look even sweeter with the black shafts in them. don't think anyone else is stupid enough to try and get those shafts in these heads except me,but oh well. it was worth it for me.lol. he had to make special shims to get them to fit right but they work perfectly. have shot 1 over and 4 over my first two rounds with them and i am normally about an 8 handicap. never hit so many solid, flush shots with a set of irons in my life, especially the 4 and 5 irons. i had my buddy shorten them a bit as they are longer than normal. i have found them to be about a club longer as well than my MP68's. that has to do with the stronger lofts of course though. and to answer anyone's question about the ball going long from the rough, i agree 100%. i have caught more "fliers" with the CB2's than any club i have used recently. you really gotta be careful cause i have actually hit the ball 15-20 yards further than i normally do from shots out of the rough. that would be my only drawback for these clubs but that is the new groove rule and i prefer to play conforming clubs. i can deal with it..just gotta learn to not hit the ball in the rough as often! lol. definitely recommend these irons to anyone though! top notch work by Adams!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:43 AM

View PostLoveSick666, on 13 August 2010 - 12:19 AM, said:

I love my CB2's!!! kicked my Mizuno MP68's out of the bag in fact and i didn't think any clubs would replace them for awhile. i had my club fitter custom fit KBS black nickel shafts in them so i could get the all black look and man do they look even sweeter with the black shafts in them. don't think anyone else is stupid enough to try and get those shafts in these heads except me,but oh well. it was worth it for me.lol. he had to make special shims to get them to fit right but they work perfectly. have shot 1 over and 4 over my first two rounds with them and i am normally about an 8 handicap. never hit so many solid, flush shots with a set of irons in my life, especially the 4 and 5 irons. i had my buddy shorten them a bit as they are longer than normal. i have found them to be about a club longer as well than my MP68's. that has to do with the stronger lofts of course though. and to answer anyone's question about the ball going long from the rough, i agree 100%. i have caught more "fliers" with the CB2's than any club i have used recently. you really gotta be careful cause i have actually hit the ball 15-20 yards further than i normally do from shots out of the rough. that would be my only drawback for these clubs but that is the new groove rule and i prefer to play conforming clubs. i can deal with it..just gotta learn to not hit the ball in the rough as often! lol. definitely recommend these irons to anyone though! top notch work by Adams!
I don,t know about flyers but I find my CB2s cut thru rough like blades. They have a very versital a sole/grind or whatever you want to call it that performs well on all lies.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

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You were right. Yours was the only review I could find when I bought mine. Every shot it the same , high and straight. Just picked up the 9064 too

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

I hit one the other day at the range.  Very impressive iron, Adams has really started to crank out some quality golf clubs over the past 2 or 3 years.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

View PostBrianOravetz, on 12 August 2010 - 04:06 PM, said:

I'm no where near the skill level of revco, and I'm only about 4 months into the game, but I've already started looking for new clubs; and today I had the chance to hit these back to back with Adam's A7's.

Currently, I have a set of the A2's, I got them back in 07 when I was initially going to take up the game, but a severe injury, a death in the family and work prevented that from happening. So today I was at the PGA superstore with a buddy, and the Adams rep was there working on the display. So I started asking him some questions, let him know I'm an Adam's guy, etc. This guy was a credit to the company. He certainly didn't do a hard sell at all, and in fact didn't try to sell me at all; which of course had the effect of making me want to buy. At any rate, he said that the technology had changed a bit, and at this point in my game, developing my swing is the key; not the club. I was surprised at his non-sales answer.

He did go on with a line of logic that I agreed with however. He said that with better equipment, you may develop faster; to which I responded that I "get" that because I play guitar, and noticed a marked improvement in my playing when I got better guitars. All that being said, he went on to compare and contrast the A7's with the CB2's. The big one being forged v. cast. He said that the CB2's are still a forgiving club, but they're forged so there will be more "feel". Better shaft, etc. Being that I'm still developing drastically, I had no basis of comparison for what "feel" was as it related to golf clubs. So down came a CB2 7 iron, and an A7 7 iron. And over to the golf simulator.

The PGA Store guy set the simulator up for a 30 minute session and said "have fun guys" to my buddy and I. (my buddy was there for a new driver)
So I had the chance to hit the CB2 back to back with the A7.

Now I know what "feel" is like on a golf club. Hitting these clubs was like night and day. The A7, while easy to hit, was "shocking" in comparison to the CB2. The CB2 felt like a slight  yet firm shudder, and it was almost as if I could feel where on the club head the ball was struck, and could guess the direction of the ball without even looking up.

So, because I promised my wife I wouldn't buy even as much as a new hat from the store, I have absolved to purchase the CB2's for my next set of clubs.

And like the other guys said, these things look outstanding.


Everyone seems to say that the CB2's are less forgiving than the a7's but the Adams website appears to list the CB2's as more forgiving than the a7's. Can anyone explain this to me? (I'm confused)

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:16 PM

View Postrobbiele, on 15 August 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

View PostBrianOravetz, on 12 August 2010 - 04:06 PM, said:

I'm no where near the skill level of revco, and I'm only about 4 months into the game, but I've already started looking for new clubs; and today I had the chance to hit these back to back with Adam's A7's.

Currently, I have a set of the A2's, I got them back in 07 when I was initially going to take up the game, but a severe injury, a death in the family and work prevented that from happening. So today I was at the PGA superstore with a buddy, and the Adams rep was there working on the display. So I started asking him some questions, let him know I'm an Adam's guy, etc. This guy was a credit to the company. He certainly didn't do a hard sell at all, and in fact didn't try to sell me at all; which of course had the effect of making me want to buy. At any rate, he said that the technology had changed a bit, and at this point in my game, developing my swing is the key; not the club. I was surprised at his non-sales answer.

He did go on with a line of logic that I agreed with however. He said that with better equipment, you may develop faster; to which I responded that I "get" that because I play guitar, and noticed a marked improvement in my playing when I got better guitars. All that being said, he went on to compare and contrast the A7's with the CB2's. The big one being forged v. cast. He said that the CB2's are still a forgiving club, but they're forged so there will be more "feel". Better shaft, etc. Being that I'm still developing drastically, I had no basis of comparison for what "feel" was as it related to golf clubs. So down came a CB2 7 iron, and an A7 7 iron. And over to the golf simulator.

The PGA Store guy set the simulator up for a 30 minute session and said "have fun guys" to my buddy and I. (my buddy was there for a new driver)
So I had the chance to hit the CB2 back to back with the A7.

Now I know what "feel" is like on a golf club. Hitting these clubs was like night and day. The A7, while easy to hit, was "shocking" in comparison to the CB2. The CB2 felt like a slight  yet firm shudder, and it was almost as if I could feel where on the club head the ball was struck, and could guess the direction of the ball without even looking up.

So, because I promised my wife I wouldn't buy even as much as a new hat from the store, I have absolved to purchase the CB2's for my next set of clubs.

And like the other guys said, these things look outstanding.


Everyone seems to say that the CB2's are less forgiving than the a7's but the Adams website appears to list the CB2's as more forgiving than the a7's. Can anyone explain this to me? (I'm confused)


i too, was confused by that.  their "forgiveness" chart does indeed list the cb2 at max forgiveness and the az at about 3/4 of the way.  i am looking at the a7s due to their forgiveness (and hybrids), and value,and was wondering about that.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:40 PM

I can't compare the CB2'a to the A7's, but when I compared the A7's to the A4's. I personally found the A4's more forgiving.   The A7's just didn't feel right to  me.  Can't explain it any better than that.  The blade on the CB2 is smaller than the A4 but they are just so darn cool looking that I may have to give them a go.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:57 AM

Iím 61, vary from 5 to 10 handicap, and shot 72, even par my first time out with my CB2s (index 1.7 at home course). I love these irons. After using Callaway X-18s for past 3 or 4 years; and TM Super Steel prior to that (both with thicker toplines) these irons are somewhat of a visual throwback for me as I was raised on thin topline blades. These clubs look superb, stunning; but more importantly they have an unbelievable feel and perform wonderfully. Before I invested the $$, I tried these twice from a travelling demo rep. In between I demoed the TM Burner, Ping i15, Callaway X-24 Hot, Callaway Diablo forged, along with the Adams A7 and A7OS. I had my last comparison at a demo day with every major club manufacturer present so I had plenty of side by side time. Nothing compared with the consistency of the CB2s even with slight miss-hits (the most common contact for most of us amateurs..). Matching yourself with a club comes down to individual preference. However, if you are in the market, you really should try these Adam Idea Black CB2s. They are more forgiving than the CB1s but still have the great feel and control expected from a forged club. Since Iíve lost some distance in the last 5 or 6 years, I went with the stock KBS steel shaft in Regular flex. For me, this combination of look, feel, performance and overall match has left me with the most satisfied selection of a golf club since I began this sport 30 years ago.



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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:20 AM

Does anyone else think they appear closed when you set them down?  I feel like I have to manipulate the face angle.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:36 PM

View Postrobbiele, on 15 August 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

View PostBrianOravetz, on 12 August 2010 - 04:06 PM, said:

I'm no where near the skill level of revco, and I'm only about 4 months into the game, but I've already started looking for new clubs; and today I had the chance to hit these back to back with Adam's A7's.

Currently, I have a set of the A2's, I got them back in 07 when I was initially going to take up the game, but a severe injury, a death in the family and work prevented that from happening. So today I was at the PGA superstore with a buddy, and the Adams rep was there working on the display. So I started asking him some questions, let him know I'm an Adam's guy, etc. This guy was a credit to the company. He certainly didn't do a hard sell at all, and in fact didn't try to sell me at all; which of course had the effect of making me want to buy. At any rate, he said that the technology had changed a bit, and at this point in my game, developing my swing is the key; not the club. I was surprised at his non-sales answer.

He did go on with a line of logic that I agreed with however. He said that with better equipment, you may develop faster; to which I responded that I "get" that because I play guitar, and noticed a marked improvement in my playing when I got better guitars. All that being said, he went on to compare and contrast the A7's with the CB2's. The big one being forged v. cast. He said that the CB2's are still a forgiving club, but they're forged so there will be more "feel". Better shaft, etc. Being that I'm still developing drastically, I had no basis of comparison for what "feel" was as it related to golf clubs. So down came a CB2 7 iron, and an A7 7 iron. And over to the golf simulator.

The PGA Store guy set the simulator up for a 30 minute session and said "have fun guys" to my buddy and I. (my buddy was there for a new driver)
So I had the chance to hit the CB2 back to back with the A7.

Now I know what "feel" is like on a golf club. Hitting these clubs was like night and day. The A7, while easy to hit, was "shocking" in comparison to the CB2. The CB2 felt like a slight  yet firm shudder, and it was almost as if I could feel where on the club head the ball was struck, and could guess the direction of the ball without even looking up.

So, because I promised my wife I wouldn't buy even as much as a new hat from the store, I have absolved to purchase the CB2's for my next set of clubs.

And like the other guys said, these things look outstanding.


Everyone seems to say that the CB2's are less forgiving than the a7's but the Adams website appears to list the CB2's as more forgiving than the a7's. Can anyone explain this to me? (I'm confused)

:D
I will do the best that I can because I'm still trying to figure it all out myself.

When I hit these clubs back to back, I got the sensation from the A7 that I could just swing the club and the ball would go. Which in and of itself, is not a bad thing. If your swing is somewhat, it will probably be an okay shot. Now, the "same" shot (as much as any shot can be the "same") with the CB2's, it will be a good shot, but I can also "feel" where the ball came in contact with the club, and I can adjust my swing the next time. So I get the ball in the air, headed for the pin, and I have the added knowledge of why the ball went where it did.

Does that make sense?

So I guess the answer is that both hit the ball very well, but the CB2 lets you understand the notion of controlling and feeling the ball more. In my very humble and inexperienced viewpoint, you couldn't go wrong with either sets of these clubs.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

View PostBrianOravetz, on 16 August 2010 - 12:36 PM, said:

View Postrobbiele, on 15 August 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

View PostBrianOravetz, on 12 August 2010 - 04:06 PM, said:

I'm no where near the skill level of revco, and I'm only about 4 months into the game, but I've already started looking for new clubs; and today I had the chance to hit these back to back with Adam's A7's.

Currently, I have a set of the A2's, I got them back in 07 when I was initially going to take up the game, but a severe injury, a death in the family and work prevented that from happening. So today I was at the PGA superstore with a buddy, and the Adams rep was there working on the display. So I started asking him some questions, let him know I'm an Adam's guy, etc. This guy was a credit to the company. He certainly didn't do a hard sell at all, and in fact didn't try to sell me at all; which of course had the effect of making me want to buy. At any rate, he said that the technology had changed a bit, and at this point in my game, developing my swing is the key; not the club. I was surprised at his non-sales answer.

He did go on with a line of logic that I agreed with however. He said that with better equipment, you may develop faster; to which I responded that I "get" that because I play guitar, and noticed a marked improvement in my playing when I got better guitars. All that being said, he went on to compare and contrast the A7's with the CB2's. The big one being forged v. cast. He said that the CB2's are still a forgiving club, but they're forged so there will be more "feel". Better shaft, etc. Being that I'm still developing drastically, I had no basis of comparison for what "feel" was as it related to golf clubs. So down came a CB2 7 iron, and an A7 7 iron. And over to the golf simulator.

The PGA Store guy set the simulator up for a 30 minute session and said "have fun guys" to my buddy and I. (my buddy was there for a new driver)
So I had the chance to hit the CB2 back to back with the A7.

Now I know what "feel" is like on a golf club. Hitting these clubs was like night and day. The A7, while easy to hit, was "shocking" in comparison to the CB2. The CB2 felt like a slight  yet firm shudder, and it was almost as if I could feel where on the club head the ball was struck, and could guess the direction of the ball without even looking up.

So, because I promised my wife I wouldn't buy even as much as a new hat from the store, I have absolved to purchase the CB2's for my next set of clubs.

And like the other guys said, these things look outstanding.


Everyone seems to say that the CB2's are less forgiving than the a7's but the Adams website appears to list the CB2's as more forgiving than the a7's. Can anyone explain this to me? (I'm confused)

:D
I will do the best that I can because I'm still trying to figure it all out myself.

When I hit these clubs back to back, I got the sensation from the A7 that I could just swing the club and the ball would go. Which in and of itself, is not a bad thing. If your swing is somewhat, it will probably be an okay shot. Now, the "same" shot (as much as any shot can be the "same") with the CB2's, it will be a good shot, but I can also "feel" where the ball came in contact with the club, and I can adjust my swing the next time. So I get the ball in the air, headed for the pin, and I have the added knowledge of why the ball went where it did.

Does that make sense?

So I guess the answer is that both hit the ball very well, but the CB2 lets you understand the notion of controlling and feeling the ball more. In my very humble and inexperienced viewpoint, you couldn't go wrong with either sets of these clubs.

interesting.  well that only confirms my desire for the a7, i believe.  $400 vs $700.  hybrids vs no hybrids.  

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:10 PM

Update -------- finally getting my swing back. Combined with the feel, forgiveness and quality of the Cb 2 w/Kbs 90 stiff and I don't know that I can play my irons any better.

To conclude ------------ I have been trying to repalce my Nike Slingshots over and over again and all comers came and went with the SS's staying in the bag. Now ------ the Cb2's are going no where. Love them. It is as simple as that.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:14 PM

Very good info.. Can't wait to hit these babies..


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