Miura CB-1008: The compromise between cavity back and blade
If you want a bit more forgivability than with a blade and still don't want a classic cavity back, the Miura CB-1008 is a good compromise. The offset is very low and the topline narrow. Thus the CB-1008 hardly differs from a blade in the setup position and only makes minor compromises in terms of playability. But the CB 1008 forgives more mistakes and appeals to a wide range of players.
Standard iron set is from 5-PW but you can add a 3 or 4 iron as well.
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Of course, the Miura CB-1008 is an excellent club, but you can't configure it lightly either. Therefore we give some guidelines and references what you have to consider with your configuration. Of course, you can contact us at any time around for an individual consultation.
Set with iron 3, 4 or 5?
First of all, you should know how to put your set together. The standard set for the CB-1008 goes from iron 5 to pitching wedge. However, the CB-1008's target group is relatively broad, which means that it can be played by very good players with high clubhead speeds as well as by players with lower clubhead speeds. Therefore it may happen that a good player can't do without his iron 3 while someone else can't get an iron 4 into the air at all and therefore the set only starts at iron 5.
But here are three remarks: we can reorder the clubs individually if you want a longer iron. Secondly, it is no problem to adjust the loft a bit. If the iron 4 with 24° loft is too flat for you, we can go 1-2 degrees up with the whole set. Thanks to the special steel Miura uses, this is easily possible. Third, a sso depends on the shaft. Just because you can't get a 4 iron with 24° loft into the air doesn't mean it's just you or the club head. The shaft also plays an important role here. In such a case you should rather choose a shaft with a higher launch. The table below will help you.
Shaft options for the CB-1008
Basically we can install everything you want but the options you can choose on the right should already be sufficient. For players with high club head speeds we usually install a shaft like the Shimada Pro or the Mouds 3. Both are very high quality Japanese shafts with very advantageous bending profiles - depending on your needs.
For players with lower club head speeds, we tend to use either a very light steel shaft such as the Shimada S-Lite or the Fujikura Vista Pro - one of the best graphite shafts on the market. These shafts are very light, vibration dampening and still have low torsion.
The desired shaft length
As we only order original shafts and use them with the CB-1008 heads there are no limits for us. That means you can have the shafts as long or short as you like. However, this is rarely really useful. And you must also know that every change in the shaft length has a significant influence on the swing weight. We advise you to contact us to discuss this subject before ordering a shorter shaft lightly.
The lie of the CB-1008
The same principle applies here as with the loft: we can easily adjust the heads at any time without changing anything else. The lie can therefore be adjusted afterwards without any problems. Basically, you should change the lie if you have a standard lie with deviations either towards the tip or the heel, so the club does not interact squarely with the turf.
Your desired grip
Of course, such a dreamlike club set also needs the right grip and here we can meet all your wishes. On the right you can choose from a wide range of grips and if you have special wishes like other grips or special colours just say so. Of course we are happy to comply with that.
Miura CB-1008: Club Data
Miura CB-1008 review and impressions
The Miura CB-1008 is basically a cavity back that couldn't be more classic. The target group of players is correspondingly broad - from professionals to higher handicaps. There are many reasons for this. Because this iron offers an extremely good compromise between forgivability and "playability". In the following I would like to describe my personal experiences with this club and explain why I will have it in my bag for this season.
Depending on which direction you come from, the CB-1008 appears either slightly larger or much thinner. Personally, I come from the Blade direction, i.e. I preferred to play Blade heads or even smaller Cavity Back heads before. The CB-1008 therefore looks much bigger to me - in every dimension. The face looks longer, wider and higher. The latter is not really noticeable at least in the setup position. However, the length gives a good feeling - namely that hits near the shaft or the toe are less dramatic.
The "Undercut" of the Miura CB-1008 can hardly be seen at all - at most with the long irons, depending on how you address the ball. This is certainly not a disturbing factor like with other cavity backs where the undercut is very visible and doesn't give a good feeling.
If you approach this iron from the other direction and have played a "players iron" head or a wider cavity back before, you will see it differently. For those the CB-1008 looks rather sporty. For me on the other hand it looks just right. I don't want to have the feeling that I must hit the ball perfectly, but I don't want to be able to see an undercut or a very wide face in the setup position.
Forgivability of the Miura CB-1008
An important point is without doubt the forgivability of errors. In my opinion the iron forgives much more than you think and without any gimmicks like additional weight at the toe. This was also a decision criterion for me, because balls hit with other irons can fly further than sweetspot hits. This in turn makes length control more difficult. With the CB-1008 you can't talk about it and the losses in length are accurate but minimal. Due to the relatively large club face these mistakes are very rare and must be "serious" to be able to recognize clear differences in the result. That means: for a good player who hits the ball constantly this iron is just right. Because it punishes bad shots minimally without compensating big. This makes the result easier to plan.
Basically, the iron can be played from all positions very easily because the undercut is relatively large. This means that most of the weight is below the ball and a high launch is no problem even from difficult positions like very tight lies. Of course, the shaft also plays an important role here, but this should not be the subject of the test report.
If you compare the CB-1008 with a pure blade you will of course notice small differences in playability. The blade simply reacts even more to small changes in the swing direction, face angle or Angle of Attack. This allows "shaping" in all directions and maximum spin control. However, not every player will be able to shape all the time. Not always the factors can be so well controlled and then a blade is counterproductive. The CB-1008 has to be "moved" a lot more in a certain direction to achieve these results. But this also has advantages for players who don't just shape but also have a clear draw or fade as a standard shot. For me this is the draw and a blade would react too strongly to deviations. With the CB-1008 a much better control is possible and still you can shape it in all directions. For me the perfect compromise between forgiveness and playability.
All hits except the really bad ones feel very soft and good which is no speciality if you know Miura irons. The steel is simply very soft and forged with a lot of pressure. In this respect there are hardly comparable clubs.
Other special features
The CB-1008 is one of the few cavity back irons with a low offset and in this respect comparable to a blade. The offset on comparable irons like the CB-301 or the MC-501 from Miura is significantly lower. An offset is not a good idea, especially for players with draw-heavy strokes, as the offset normally strengthens the draw. The landing area would then shift even further to the left.
However, it is not easy to find a club head that is not a blade and still offers little offset. But the CB-1008 is such a club and that makes it very attractive for a certain group of players.
Review of the CB-1008: Conclusion
The Miura CB-1008 is a very classic and beautiful club. It makes a consistent and harmonious impression. It completely avoids "unnatural" weight distributions like you see them in modern cavity backs more and more often. The CB-1008 is especially interesting for players who are looking for a classic cavity back that looks sporty but gives a lot of confidence in the setup and offers a good compromise between forgiveness and playability. In addition, it should be considered by players with draw tendency because the offset is very low. With today's cavity back irons this is no longer guaranteed and rather an exception.