New equipment just continues to roll out at a steady pace as temperatures continue to rise across the country. If your bag isn’t set for the rest of the season, you might want to make it a priority to do so. Because of course, once it’s set, we’re not lured in by other new shiny toys, right?
Perhaps you’ll consider a set of irons from “that hybrid company” – Adams Golf. The number one hybrid maker is at it again, this time with a new brand name they’re calling Idea Black. Now don’t get confused, this is different than the Idea Pro Black hybrids we saw last October. This week we take a look at the soon-to-be-released Idea Black CB2 and Idea Black Super Hybrid from Adams Golf. So kick back, relax, and follow along as we see what these new sticks are all about.
Idea Black CB2 Irons
The new Idea Black CB2 irons definitely hold true to the new brand name, as the all black club head is pretty much, well, all black! However, underneath the menacing black nickel chromium plated facade is a soft 8620 carbon steel forging that was created for what Adams calls “the aspiring player.” The cavity back design was engineered to increase forgiveness, soak up vibration and enhance feel, all while resonating with pleasing sound. Adams engineers brought the center of gravity low and deep by incorporating dual perimeter weighting further helping to make the CB2 a little more forgiving. Offset progresses throughout the set to help optimize ball flight for each iron so that each shot has the trajectory you desire.
The Idea Black CB2 iron set is a world-class product that will appeal to a wide range of players. We spared nothing when we designed this set and our expertise in developing aesthetically pleasing and industry-leading iron technology will definitely be on display the first time you see and hit these clubs-the playability and appearance of this set is unmatched.Michael Vrska, Director of Product Development
Also featured on the CB2 is a thin four way cambered sole that aims to move through the turf with little interference, promoting consistent ball striking and shot making. The faces employ grooves that conform with the new conditions of competition, while optimizing spin from all lies.
Options and Availability
Adams offers two different stock shafts with the Idea Black CB2. The steel option is the lightweight KBS Tour 90, while the graphite alternative is the Matrix Studio 84, both of which are available in regular, stiff, and extra stiff flex profiles. The standard set runs 4I-GW and is offered for both left-handed and right-handed players. They should be available at your favorite golf shop on May 14th and have a MSRP just under $900 for steel, while the graphite-shafted version will have a price tag in the neighborhood of $1100. Adams does offer a number of custom options as well, though they’re not quite available on Adams’ site quite yet.
Idea Black Super Hybrid
Adams describes the new long iron replacing Idea Black Super Hybrid as a hybrid on steroids due to its bigger and more powerful head.
The Super Hybrid is a new breed of hybrid that advances this category of clubs well beyond just long-iron replacement. The Super Hybrid is truly a hybrid on steroids; bigger and more powerful. It’s built for players looking for a high performance hybrid that provides maximum distance while maintaining forgiveness and playability.Tim Reed, Vice President of Research and Development for Adams Golf
Keeping in line with the CB2 irons, the Super Hybrid is plated with a nickel chromium exterior, giving it a dark, confidence-inspiring appearance. Underneath the Super Hybrid’s all black shell is a maraging steel face that combines with an overall larger head, and a longer shaft to produce a 2.5 mph faster ball speed, which equals out to roughly seven more yards of distance. Helping you make solid contact on turf shots as well as those out of the rough is a tri-level sole that reduces turf interference. The end result is a club that’s easy to hit off the tee, off the deck, or out of the rough.
To ensure a proper fit, Adams designed the Super Hybrid with an adjustable weight screw so that the new hybrid retains the swingweight you’re comfortable with. In order to locate the center of gravity low and deep, 85 grams of weight was moved to the sole, which ultimately leads to a 17 percent increase in MOI. The Adams Super Hybrid truly looks like it has everything you’d want in a player’s hybrid, with it’s minimal offset and mid-high launch angle.
Options and Availability
There are a number of lofts to choose from as lefties get 15°, 17°, and 19° models, while righties get the same plus an additional 21° option. The popular Aldila VooDoo NV 85 gram graphite shaft is standard, and comes in regular, stiff, and extra stiff flex options. MSRP on the Idea Black Super Hybrid is $249.99, though you can probably find it closer to the $200 range. Luckily you won’t have to wait a couple of weeks to try these out like you do with the above irons, as the Super Hybrid is available in stores now.