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The Miura Golf CB 1008 irons feel amazing and look great. Despite traditional looks, performance will rival any players iron.
I recently went to Club Champion for an iron fitting to find out if I was leaving anything on the table – distance, accuracy, forgiveness. My expectation was that I was going to walk out with something much less player-ish than my current set. Instead I found everything I was looking for in a traditional looking iron, the Miura CB 1008.
The Miura CB 1008 irons check all the boxes for a player’s iron – thin top line, minimal offset, modest sole width – but they also have something that makes them unique. That something is the way the rounded toe meets the top line. These irons have a look at address that is sharp and angular without being harsh. In a market crowded with lookalikes, the CB 1008 stands out.
In the bag, the appeal of the CB 1008 is obvious. The design is simple and clean, and the branding is limited to two engravings on the toe.
Sound & Feel
I doubt it will be news to anyone when I say that the Miura CB 1008 feels sensational. Miura Golf has built their reputation on the incredible soft feel of their forged irons, and the CB 1008 is no exception.
There are two things that make a Miura forging stand out compared to other great feeling irons. The first is the precision of the feedback. It seems to me that I can locate my strike more precisely and more easily with the CB 1008 than with other similar irons. The other way in which these clubs stand out is the reward they give you for hitting the sweet spot. Every iron feels good when hit on center, but these Miuras feel phenomenal.
You can get the full story on my recent fitting HERE, but the short version is this: switching to the Miura CB 1008 (and a different shaft) helped me to gain 5 yards of carry distance while shrinking my dispersion. There’s not much more that you can ask for.
I would not have expected this forged cavity back to produce ball speeds as high or higher than irons that use high tech, multi-material construction, but it did. Higher ball speed was part of the distance equation. The other factor was slightly higher spin. While not nearly as high spin as the Titleist 718 AP2, the Miura CB 1008 gave me the extra RPM I needed to keep the ball in the air longer and land softer.
Even more surprising than the increased ball speed was the forgiveness. It was hard to tell the difference between pure strikes and small misses toward the heel or toe. The CB 1008 also does a great job with thin shots. If you look at the thickness of the top of the blade, you’ll see that the long irons are thinner than the short irons, which creates a lower CG in the long irons. That helps them to get the ball onto a playable trajectory, even when the strike isn’t perfect.
Given the avalanche of weight screws, speed slots, foams, and other technologies in today’s irons, it would be easy to think that you can’t get high performance from a traditional looking set. The Miura Golf CB 1008 irons prove that isn’t true. While maintaining a classic look and great feel, they perform as well or better than any competitor. These irons are going in my bag, and it will take a lot to get them out.
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