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https://ameblo.jp/golf-detective-maeda/entry-12337643039.html

I kinda liked the previous Tsubame x Orion irons. 

These new ones somewhat have design resemblance of the Seven CBs. 

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I like the looks of the CBs, and I think you're right about them resembling the Sevens.

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20 hours ago, nobmontana said:

 

I kinda liked the previous Tsubame x Orion irons. 

 

I couldn't agree more, they're on my list of top 3 MBs: 

1. Seven x Shinagawa

2. Orion Himeji x Tsubame

3. Mystery MC-10 CR 

4. Yamaha RMX 018 Tourmodel 

5. Epon AF-Tour MB

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I’d add the Masda Fast Muscle Back in that list.

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7 hours ago, nobmontana said:

I’d add the Masda Fast Muscle Back in that list.

That's wise advice.. I would actually swap them in and remove the AF-Tour's. 

..in addition I'll also add the Crazy CRZ Muscle as an honorable mention, or make it #6 

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a must try for 2018. I’m curious if the iron is as good as their wedges

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13 hours ago, gian11 said:

a must try for 2018. I’m curious if the iron is as good as their wedges

It's not.. i hit the demo the other day and was quite dissapointed..

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That’s disappointing news. What actually you didn’t like with them.

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On 1/7/2018 at 8:49 AM, gian11 said:

a must try for 2018. I’m curious if the iron is as good as their wedges

have you ever hit the other ones, the Tsubame's? 

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CGS Orions are made in Himeji.   

I suspect although they will not confirm this they are hand ground by Shinagawa.  I can tell by the shape.

They are a level up in fit and finish as they are polishing experts so their fit and finish is better than most Himeji brands.  

I have tried their Himeji X Tsubame Blade and it is outstanding!  forgiving,  soft,  just well made and nice to look at.

The factory they used for CNC does have the original 2-D cad work from the original Seven irons.  Not saying they used it but when we left that factory to re-create it in 3-D and use full CNC there was nothing stopping them from adjusting it.  

I am impressed with everything they make so far.  Pro Spec Wedge is pretty awesome.   

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9 hours ago, gregoire56 said:

have you ever hit the other ones, the Tsubame's? 

 

9 hours ago, gregoire56 said:

have you ever hit the other ones, the Tsubame's? 

I haven’t hit the tsubame, only  the spy-1 wedges.. they are awesome!

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On 1/7/2018 at 4:33 AM, gregoire56 said:

I couldn't agree more, they're on my list of top 3 MBs: 

1. Seven x Shinagawa

2. Orion Himeji x Tsubame

3. Mystery MC-10 CR 

4. Yamaha RMX 018 Tourmodel 

5. Epon AF-Tour MB

What about forgiveness ranking for the above? :) I love the Crazy MB look but it is so damn hard to hit consistently..

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12 hours ago, gian11 said:

That’s disappointing news. What actually you didn’t like with them.

I have the wedge which is a nice dense feel, similar to all quality wedges made in Japan. When I hit the irons, the feel is just so so - similar to most USDM irons in my opinion. The irons are also on the smaller side so forgiveness is average at best. Distance again is avg - 7 iron was 155 carry. I guess i was just expecting a lot given the look and the previous experience with the wedge. but nothing like it.

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14 hours ago, TFL07670 said:

I have the wedge which is a nice dense feel, similar to all quality wedges made in Japan. When I hit the irons, the feel is just so so - similar to most USDM irons in my opinion. The irons are also on the smaller side so forgiveness is average at best. Distance again is avg - 7 iron was 155 carry. I guess i was just expecting a lot given the look and the previous experience with the wedge. but nothing like it.

You are talking about the "closer" series correct?  I know why.  Its the raw blank they start with,  its the only one from Oichi that has a good enough shape and also it is too compact to start with.  I used the same one on the oldest Seven CB.  


 

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