What we say...
Hand crafted in Japan by some of the finest craftsmen say Yonex. A graphite insert in the back ensures the looks of a muscle back but the playability and forgiveness of a pocket cavity design. A 3d sole helps improve strike efficiency.
Unless you live in Japan Yonex probably aren’t your first consideration when it comes to better player irons but they’re a top brand over there and the Japanese love their tech, quality and craftsmanship. To be fair the N1-CB’s put in a serious shift during testing. The soles are wider, the toe’s a little higher and there’s a decent cavity back and pocket cavity to increase playability. The bigger appearance fostered confidence where some of the other smaller models looked more intimidating and zapped it. We tested the CB in last years Top Gear test and it performed really powerfully, this year it recorded a ball speed and carry distance a fraction lower than our test average which has to say others have upped their better players iron game for 2017.
Yonex are keen to stress how the N1-CB’s are designed and made in Japan to very exacting standards, which no doubt if you’re a fan of all things Japanese you’ll love. These are a lovely set of irons which marry a degree of forgiveness into a really nice looking head, but at nearly £1200 a set they’re up against some seriously stiff competition for less money.
Availability: 4 - PW
Stock shaft: Nippon 950 (s) Yonex NST310 (g)
Seven iron loft and length: 32deg / 36.75” (s) 37” (g)