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Best Forged CB irons of 2011/2012

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Poll: Best CB Forged irons of 2011/2012 (90 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you think is the best CB Forged iron of 2011/2012?

  1. ONOFF Forged (16 votes [17.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.78%

  2. Romaro Ray V Forged (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

  3. Yamaha V-Forged Tour Model (18 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Yamaha V-Forged (4 votes [4.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.44%

  5. Yamaha D-Forged (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Epon AF-302 (31 votes [34.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.44%

  7. Epon AF-502 (5 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  8. PRGR 2012 EGG Forged (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. PRGR eD Forged (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Fourteen TC-530 (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

  11. Fourteen TC-930 (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

  12. Titleist 2012 VG3 Forged (3 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  13. Tourstage 2012 X-Blade 707 (3 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  14. Tourstage X-Blade 905 Limited (3 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  15. Yururi KM-0312 Forged (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

  16. Callaway Legacy Black Forged (2 votes [2.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

  17. Geotech GT Forged Tour Issue (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. 2012 TourStage GR (1 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

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#1
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  • What's in the Bag?:
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What do you guys think is the best?I know a lot of these aren't even out yet, but would like to gather everyone's thoughts from speculations or personal play experience. Its so exciting with the new line of cb forged irons coming in 2012! I wonder if they can out do previous year models? Only time will tell.

Edited by TourSpecGolfer, 20 April 2012 - 12:37 PM.


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  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
the yamaha tour and the tourstage 905 get my vote.
thTS is difficult but its a great club to play when uneed to plot around a course.
shafted that wit hthe monacco, they are on route to links heaven now.
the yamaha tour , no one needs ask me what i thnik of yamaha tour.

funnily tho i think the 11 is the better head.
BECEASUE the shape suits me better. the tech in the 12 is peerless.
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 sept,  club champs bag 

jbeam 435 9.5*----diamana stinger 70x

kasco FD 12.8*----diamanastinger X

syard XV 18*----diamana stigner X

honma Hw-u 21*  driving iron-----diamana stinger 70XX

pr-gr idbl ---NS 2g18s

fourteen mt-28 ts spec  50*-56*

yururi 1.618,  61*  lw

HM/golds  hmb5

tourstage (r.i.p)  x-01 z

 

 

 

 

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well for me best is subjective. i have gamed 4 of those irons and have tried half.
the 302s would get my vote. cant get any better if your looking for a easy to use
players CB.

for tech i would put the 502s, titleist VG3 as well as the onoff forged up there.

Tats, i would like to hear your opinion on the matter?
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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Vega DAF - Roddio Pentacross W-7WA X-stiff
    3 wood: Adams 4060 14.5 Aldila NV stiff
    Hybrid: Adams A2ts Aldila Voodoo SNV8 stiff
    Irons: Epon AF-Tour 5 - PW softstepped x-stiff
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I'd say the 302, but it's really the only one I have hit. Can't imagine something being much better tho.
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WTB: Epon AF-tour or 302 4-iron. Head only preferably.

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It's hard to vote for some of the models that are very new or the ones that are not even out yet.

It also depends on the best CB for who.

For the better player I'd say the Yamaha Tour. For the medium capper and improving player the ONOFF Forged. And for the average golfer the D Forged or the original VG3 Forged for those who want something smaller.

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  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
oooooooooooooooh u forgo the yonex ezone blades..
V V tasty!
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 sept,  club champs bag 

jbeam 435 9.5*----diamana stinger 70x

kasco FD 12.8*----diamanastinger X

syard XV 18*----diamana stigner X

honma Hw-u 21*  driving iron-----diamana stinger 70XX

pr-gr idbl ---NS 2g18s

fourteen mt-28 ts spec  50*-56*

yururi 1.618,  61*  lw

HM/golds  hmb5

tourstage (r.i.p)  x-01 z

 

 

 

 

There is no secret.says Miguel,  "Good food, good wine, good cigars and some exercise"


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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Dog Tour Bag

    Yamaha Tour Driver

    Yamaha 3 wood

    Yamaha Hybrid

    Yamaha V Forged 4- PW

    Epon 210 KGX in copper/ chocolate Finish

    50*. 54*. 60*.

    Putter....
I'd say onoff forged
And I'll let you know on the GeoTech tour issue once mine arrive this week!!
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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Tourstage x drive Driver dj6
    Royal collection vs tour 15 Fubuki
    Epon 302 4-PW, Nippon Peening Red Nowon grips
    royal Collection db protos 52 58 wedges

    Bettinardi Zero (amongst many others LOL)

I'd say the 302, but it's really the only one I have hit. Can't imagine something being much better tho.



this would be my response too
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Based on the limited experience across a range of product, the poll results are probably a better reflection of "what is everyone gaming?" :)
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Ryoma Maxima Type V 10.5* w/ Crazy LY02 Noir

Crazy 435 9.8* w/ Accra SC55
TRPX D-013 10* w/ Messenger 1st

TRPX S-013 10.5* w/ Quadra FEX Max WBQ 55
 

Ryoma F3 15* w/ Crazy FW80

S Yard XV 18* w/ Crazy FW80

 

Romaro Ray Type R 21* w/ MCH 60

Romaro Ray Type R 24* w/ MCH 70

 

Epon AF-502 Copper 5-PW w/ KBS Tour
Onoff 2013 5-PW w/ NS950GH

 

Chikara 51 / 55 / 59 w/ E21

Miura KM-007


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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Personals/Epon 502's
    Adams Lab Launcher 8* driver w matrix black tie
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Based on the limited experience across a range of product, the poll results are probably a better reflection of "what is everyone gaming?" :)


BINGO!
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That's exactly why the 302's will do so well. It's because they have been around for some time and many people have tried them + most people are bias toward any big purchase they make.

Here's the thing this post will have thousands and thousands of views and will still be here in a few years ( just like the last one is still around ) and by then everyone will have tried everything on this list.

I voted ONOFF Forged, The 302's would have ranked #4 for me.
 

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Would anyone include Tourstage GR Forged irons in this poll? I think Chris ranks these high as well?
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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Zero w/Crazy LY01
    Kamui TP07 14 deg w/ Tour AD GT7S
    Epon AF302 copper 3-PW w/ Ctaper lite
    Taylormade ATV w/ Ctaper 52/56/60
    Scotty Cameron Red X2

oooooooooooooooh u forgo the yonex ezone blades..
V V tasty!


Come on now Stew...u cant include the ezone blades......This is a CB poll.......its like bringing a gun to a knife fight (great idea)
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Original Titleist VG3's. If anything can stay in my bag going on 2 years it has to be really pretty good. Right blend of forgiveness and feel. I have tried ON OFF, including the 247's, Fourteen, Tourstage MR 23, various Japan Taylor Made and these have won out.
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I took the 302's out of the bag to play the new Yamaha V Forged Tour....

The 302's are back in the bag.

Not going to keep the Tours.....

I have a bunch of Iron sets I really like and get along very well with.... V forged included

The 302's are the best OVERALL Iron for me.
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Argh... so far this thread isn't helping me decide whether to try the Onoff Forged or Titleist VG3 next. =) Seems like both are getting a lot of love...
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Ryoma Maxima Type V 10.5* w/ Crazy LY02 Noir

Crazy 435 9.8* w/ Accra SC55
TRPX D-013 10* w/ Messenger 1st

TRPX S-013 10.5* w/ Quadra FEX Max WBQ 55
 

Ryoma F3 15* w/ Crazy FW80

S Yard XV 18* w/ Crazy FW80

 

Romaro Ray Type R 21* w/ MCH 60

Romaro Ray Type R 24* w/ MCH 70

 

Epon AF-502 Copper 5-PW w/ KBS Tour
Onoff 2013 5-PW w/ NS950GH

 

Chikara 51 / 55 / 59 w/ E21

Miura KM-007


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Find set of 2012 Yamaha Tour forged. So easy to hit and profile second to none. Shaft is very important though.
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c'mom...I just purchased the GR forged irons. Waiting for them to arrive. You are all giving me a complex!
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