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General Category => Japanese Golf Gear => Topic started by: RhodyGolf on May 21, 2020, 11:52:03 AM

Title: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 21, 2020, 11:52:03 AM
Picked up a 100g version to try out see if it is worth it as a new Uber build for 4-P.  The Waccine GR88 will become the 5-P set top set.

Put the shaft straight in to an original AF Tour MB 4 iron.  Want to see if flex is playable like that or I need to drop down to the 90g version.  Kept the build down and dirty as it is just a flex test, so there is no ferrule and an Iomic grip, that if I can't salvage I won't be hurt.

Pulled out a bevvy of other 4 iron shaft/head to test against:
Yururi PDG/Recoil F5
Cobra Pro/ RIP Proto
Srixon 945/Thump
Epon P2/Waccine GR88
Roddio Meister M/Roddio I10

Should be an interesting test.
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 21, 2020, 04:51:57 PM
Hit about 120 balls across all of the above clubs, the majority with the CBI-9/AF-Tour.

Shaft was playable for the near term without tipping for the 4 iron.  I am assuming that is the equivalent of a soft step.  Trajectory was controllable, but there was a loss of distance the lower the flight.  Natural ball flight with the 4-iron was more piercing than an arch but I would not not quite classify it as piercing either.  Comparably, it had a little more consistent distance than the other combos I hit.

The feel was more elastic than glass but nowhere near the rubbery feeling of the OT Tour.

Might see what a hard step on the CBI-9 80 plays like as that has more long term use for the investment in a set of irons.  Not sure I could play the next flex down, as it stands I am a little concerned over a sub 90g shaft.
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: wmclarenf1 on May 21, 2020, 10:11:24 PM
Thanks for this!

Eager to hear more against the Roddio i10.

I think you have some other Crazy shaft as well?  How does it compare to that flex wise especially.
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: mbbg on May 21, 2020, 10:32:27 PM
Awesome showdown
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: ian-500 on May 22, 2020, 05:25:40 PM
Great stuff Steve. If I come to the USA again then we have to get a game in, or at least do a range session, just so i can try all of your arsenal.....
 :o
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 22, 2020, 06:59:30 PM
Great stuff Steve. If I come to the USA again then we have to get a game in, or at least do a range session, just so i can try all of your arsenal.....
 :o
Sounds like a plan
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 24, 2020, 03:15:31 PM
Played today and exclusively used the 4 iron off the tee, except 1 hole.  Had several 4 irons from the fairways too.

Nice shaft holds lines pretty well, not immune to the wind.  Distance was there, had multiple clean hits for 215yds but a few clunkers to balance it out.

Shaft is not going to help a bad swing but it does have a good playability to it.  Still a tad to stiff for me as a straight in 4 iron, no tipping.

Gonna play the TS909 with a hard stepped AV White AM2 100S 4 iron with the Yams so will have another comparison soon.
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 30, 2020, 04:11:22 PM
Received the CBI-9 80 and built it into an old Hogan blade 3 iron straight in so will give that a go tomorrow.  Also built up the 4 iron with the OTI 110X doubls soft stepped as a test of what I want to do with the Labo 247Ds.
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: wmclarenf1 on November 24, 2020, 01:32:15 AM
S, how did this go?
Title: Re: Crazy CBI-9
Post by: RhodyGolf on December 07, 2020, 12:05:33 PM
Need to get back to you.  My builds might not have held to that.  Have to get clubs out of storage.