Idea MB2 Iron
I have been playing for 30 years. Recently I was playing CB2's which are great clubs themselves. I switched to the MB2's and my scores have dropped from 78-80 down to 72. I literally have not been over par since I bought these clubs 2 months ago.
The biggest difference for me is the feel. I can hit any shot I want with these clubs. The KBS tour shafts in these are a little heavier than the KBS Tour 90's in my CB2's and it makes a big difference for me. Also my feel around the greens chipping has been remarkable.
I started playing years ago with a set of Macgregor MT Tour irons, and could hit any shot with those clubs as well. I feel like I have gone back in time, these are the best clubs I have ever played...Kind of like driving a high end sports car as far as feel goes.
September 26, 2013
I have the MB2's in both stock KBS steel r flex +1/2" and in stock graphite Matrix 84r...both feel very solid and playable for "R" flex. Love both sets equally. Was playing AP1's w/ stock 105t in stiff which were nice but the KBS MB2's kicked them out...much more fun to hit...and smoother. For reference KBS tour R shafts play as stiff as the ns pro 105t stiff shaft (probably due to the KBS higher flex point). Both feel very smooth. I think the MB2s are somewhat unique in that they have some off-set but with narrow soles...the slight offset (compared to a classic blade) allows someone like me a little help squaring the club and with straightness...while the narrow sole helps me pinch the ball and take a divot...the MB2 club head instills confidence in taking a divot which allows the ball to be hit higher on the club face...probably not a good fit for a "picker" which was me prior to the MB2s. I think one of the biggest secrets in golf is that hitting the ball first and taking a divot is just as easy/consistent as picking the ball with a "more forgiving" wide sole iron (aka shovel). Feel is great...less than perfect shots don't sting...I'm 64 and my hands feel fine after a round w/ either MB2 set. I first purchased the MB2 KBS set and then purchased the graphite MB2 set for down the road...I purchased the graphite now because I'm left handed and and felt these will not be very common on the resale market later. BTW: I started golf at 45 and play to about 40/80. For anyone who is a decent ball striker and likes to take a divot or can learn to take a digit these irons are surprisingly easy to hit...I loved to learn to play these irons...I had 2 sets of AP1s and sold them both...the MB2s are just as easy to hit but way more fun.
August 16, 2013
Adams MB2 ( Awesome )
I actually just bought the new CMB Adams and really liked the look and feel, only problem is the KBS Tour CTaper were to heavy at 120 grams. I found a set of the MB2 with a set of the MATRIX OZIK PROGRAM 95 Grams shafts $720 shaft upgrade and boy are these things awesome, traded the CMBs in for the MB2 that day.
August 14, 2012
Best irons on the market!!!!
I recently decided to get new irons and honestly, was not thinking of getting adams. I was looking at the top brands, such as TM, Callaway, Titleist, Nike etc. Then I started looking into adams and wanted to try the adams pro a12 and the mb2. I hit both and they were both great. However for where my game is at, the mb2's are better fitting for my game. These irons are great. The feel is unbelievable. You could hit the ball with your eyes closed, and know where its going. Also for a blade, the forgiveness is pretty great. These wer the most accurat irons I hit, and only lost a small amount of distance on mis-hits. Anoher thin thats great is the features of this club. They come standard with KBS stiff tour shafts, and golf pride grips. Also (this may turn some people away from the club) The raw finish is super sexy. This eventually leads to rust, which is also prtty cool looking. The raw finish provides deeper groove volume, and better feel, which is very easy to see. Overall these irons are amazing, and I believe that these are the best irons sold today. Your are doing a disservice to your golf game if you don't at least try them.
May 27, 2012
best irons ever!
as a assistant pro at a golf course im always able to get ahold of the latesr and greatest. i was playing with a set of srixon forged irons and when the adams rep came to my course with the mb2's i was hooked instantly. i have worked with the kbs tour shafts before so i already knew what i needed with those. i orderd a custom set as soon as possible. kbs tour x shaft, 1 inch loner than standard length. blades have always been easy to hit for me and these just make it so much easier it feels like i barely have to swing to get the maximum from these clubs. i would recomend these clubs to a player of any skill level.
May 5, 2012
Best Irons I have ever had
Adams MB2 Irons-
Pros: Forged, Feel and Forgiveness with a smaller head and top line, stock KBS tour shafts and multi compound grips, color, Price, equal weighting throughout the set.
Cons: They gouge really easy. My very first hit with these looked as if I took a chisel to the face. (It just striped the outer coating off but felt rough/sharp to the touch)
Bottom Line: If you like a blade iron with the forgiveness of a cavity back these are for you.
"The Idea MB2 Irons are specifically designed with better players in mind. This set of tour-proven muscle-back irons features a raw finish that allows for maximum groove volume and better feel. The MB2 Irons feature brass weight plugs in the sole area that lowers the center of gravity (CG) for precise shot shaping and control." ADAMS WEB SITE
Looks: First look out of the box was Man I like these. The raw color of the head says I'm meant to be used. That coupled with the color of the shaft and grip, they just go together. It goes with My bag, all dark clubs. I like the look of the 5 brass inserts and the etching detail along the top line, kind of gives the irons their own personality. These are far from shovels, for me the smallest iron head I have ever used. The thing I like about these most is that they rust. This gives them the cool patina look that they have been around the block a couple times.
I had a guy ask me how long I have had them, Did your Pop give those to you. I laughed and said, I have only had them for 2 months and no they were not used.
Performance/playability: Performance wise, it took me a couple days to get use to. AT first I was thinking too much. Oh these are blade I can't hit these, man these shafts feel weird compared to the PX 6.0s etc. After they warmed up to me, Boy was I wrong. These are really easy to hit. I hit these higher and longer than any previous set I have owned. I'm able to fade these, slice the ball when need with the longer irons. I draw the ball normally and with these, that will continue to happen. They cut through the turf like a hot knife in butter. I also get enough spin to suit my game. As for the 3 and 4 irons, I have never hit one before because I learned to play with hybrids. Well with these irons, it's no issue. I use them on the tee, in the rough and fairways. I have no issue get them up (so to speak) or keeping the ball down into the wind. I do think I have lost any distance, if I have it is not that noticeable.
Feel: After I got use to the irons, they fell amazing. The shaft and head combo is really smooth which allows me to feel everything. I can feel the ball across the whole club face, although the hosel hits can fell really harsh everything else is tolerable. When hit on the sweat spot, it feels like I'm hitting a marsh mellow. These are better feeling iron then my Pro Golds hands down, and will go out on a limb and say better the MX23s I had.
Overall bottom line: I love these iron. Once you get use to them they will do anything you need them to do. You will get the play ability of a blade and the feel and forgiveness of a cavity back or game improvement iron. The price line is great for this caliber of iron. I think it will be hard to find anything out there that is better IMHO. If you are looking for an iron that gives off the look that they have been played hard and put up wet, these are the irons for you. These irons where made for the Pro's/ Low handicap player but can be used by anyone hence me the 14 handicap player.
March 6, 2012
I once asked a sales' rep back when I was a club pro, "When is somebody going to come out with a "raw" iron finish?" Adams has finally done it in a "player's" grind. I finally bought a set this AM and so excited about playing with them, I'll probably bail from work after lunch.
February 29, 2012
Best round ever First time out.
I am a 10 and have been struggling lately 88 89 last two rounds using Adams a12 pro which I really liked, however on my first round with the mb2 I shot a 74.
Ball just explodes off the club face and get excellent accuracy from the clubs. Not mention how sweet these things look.
February 23, 2012