October 3, 2012
First, let me say that this hybrid is the real deal player's hybrid. If you are above a 10 handicap or swing your hybrid club less than 90 mph, the CB5 will do you more harm than good. The regular flex option on the Mistubishi Rayon Fubuki shaft is not to be trifled with, at 81g, 2.7 torque, and mid/low kick (this is NOT your typical "regular flex" shaft). I have a driver swing speed between 109 and 114 mph, play a Project X 7.0 shaft, and I'll tell ya: I am very happy I went with the stiff option and not the x flex with my CB5 3 Hybrid. As for the rest of the club, it is a true work of art; the CB5 is the best looking hybrid of 2012 for my money. Sleek black, white, and red color scheme on the sole combined with a shiny black crown, a stock lambkin red grip, and Mitsubishi's white shaft make for both a beautiful and intimidating club. The shaft functions with a super hot maraging convex steel club face to produce piercing, medium trajectory golf shots. I also think the size and weight of the club head is perfect; the CB5 is a hybrid wood as opposed to a hybrid iron, but with its traditional pear shape and tour design, it inspires a great deal of confidence from all lies without looking like a watermelon on a stick. And as for distance, I got exactly what I wanted. The 3 hybrid gets up in the air without ballooning, allowing for access to par 5s from 210-220, be it fairway OR rough (distance loss out of the lighter rough with this club is nominal). Fairways have essentially doubled in width with this club in my bag. Anyway, if you want a top-performing hybrid and can swing a big boy shaft, then the CB5 should get your full attention.
maraging steel face