The first thing I noticed was that they were forged, and I didn't really expect that from a $50 wedge. So I took it out to the course to hit it, but I didn't practice or hit a single shot on the range before I teed off.
So on the 1st hole, I teed off, right down the center, but I left my approach short. So I went for my CG14 60*, but decided that I'd give the Snake Eyes a try. I hit a low flyer, and I yelled "Check, Check, Check" and it listened. The ball hit the green and just stopped. I was using a Srixon Z-Star, btw. So I was definately impressed by the backspin. A shot like that with my CG14's would have ended up over the green easily.
So now I'm using it constantly out on the course, and the spin I'm getting is amazing. I can be aggressive and attack the pin without worrying about it now. In one round, I was able to adjust and attack, and the results were great. I ended up the round with 29 putts, but only 2 greens in regulation (my iron play has been waaaay off lately). So I was pitching quite a lot during the round.
The only bad thing is that the new sharp grooves really tears up a soft cover like the Z-Star.
I am giving him the money tomorrow to get the 54 for me....... So I'd say if you want Vokey spin without the Vokey price, you may want to give one of these a try. You may be surprised............ I sure was.