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Date Posted: 05:02:31 10/18/16 Tue
Author: Pedro
Subject: Other SL irons on the market.

Now with Wishon, and a big brand name Cobra coming out with SL sets, how will this effect Oneirongolf? It kills me to see smaller companies with excellent customer service be killed off. David what is your thought. As long as your open you got my support. Getting a new set very soon from you soon, regards long time 1iron player. Pedro C.

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[> Re: Other SL irons on the market. -- David Lake, 13:20:07 10/19/16 Wed

Pedro,

Realistically, the Wishon irons are not a true single-length set. They have varying degrees of offset, varying bounce angles, and a varying incremental loft angle progression. The specifications of the irons within a single-length set must be identical or each iron will feel and play differently.

Certainly, a number of companies will spring up offering single-length sets of irons (jumping on the bandwagon), and indeed, there are a few companies already doing so. However, these companies, including Cobra Golf, are facing failure for the same reason that the Tommy Armour line of EQLs failed in the 1990’s. The reason being that it is imperative that a set of single-length irons fit the golfer – “one size fits all” simply does not work. The EQLs were built to a #6 iron club length which only fits approximately 13% of the total golfing population and the Cobra Golf single-length irons will be built to a #7 iron club length which only fits approximately 14% of the total golfing population. The other single-length offerings on the market fall into this same trap, only being offered in either a #7 or #8 iron club length. These failings are due to a complete lack of understanding and experience in the design and function of single-length irons.

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[> [> Re: Other SL irons on the market. -- RthrGlf, 13:52:12 11/01/16 Tue

David: It seems that all you have to do is shorten or lengthen Cobra's one length irons to fit a bigger population if 62.5 lie is okay instead of your 63.5. However, Cobra's F7 One Length longer irons (4, 5 and 6) compared to its 7 are heavier by 25, 16 and 7 grams respectively while the 8, 9, PW, SW and GW are lighter by 8, 16, 22, 26 and 32 grams. So, Cobra is going with same length, but heavier long irons and lighter short irons. How does this affect playability?

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[> [> [> Re: Other SL irons on the market. -- David Lake, 10:20:35 11/02/16 Wed

Varying weights within a set of single-length irons ruins the entire concept of single-length play. Not only will each club feel and play differently, but the shaft flex will change from club to club as well. You might as well stick to conventional irons with all of the built in variables that make them difficult to play.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Other SL irons on the market. -- Nathan, 16:49:51 11/04/16 Fri

The head weights are the same is my understanding. The article (which is confusing) was trying to say that a SL 4 iron head is heavier than a variable 4 iron head.... All the heads in the set weigh the same...

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Other SL irons on the market. -- Nathan, 15:37:29 11/06/16 Sun

Further to my last post, it appears that the Cobra irons are the standard iron head bent to the same lie angle with weight added (Tungsten) or removed.

Meaning the offset varies and I would assume the bounce does as well.

So... Not a true SL set...

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