Callaway Big Bertha B21 Vs Cobra Speedzone Hybrid Comparison Overview

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 and the Cobra Speedzone hybrids are similar in many ways. We know this first hand because we had the pleasure of testing both of these hybrid sets side-by-side.

From our testing we concluded that the main focus of both of these hybrid sets was to achieve more distance for the average to high handicap golfer.

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids go about this by providing a larger head profile.

The larger head profile inspires more confidence at point of address. Of course, it also means a slightly larger sweet spot to work with as opposed to the Cobra Speedzone hybrids.

The Big Berthas also feature split tungsten weighting to increase MOI. Overall, the Big Berthas were certainly the more user-friendly hybrids and they also played very long.

However, the Cobra Speedzone hybrids played much better in the rough and from tough lies.

Another very important advantage (for us at least) that the Cobra Speedzone hybrids had over the Big Berthas was feel.

The Cobra Speedzone hybrids feature a forged steel face which gives it a much more consistent and solid feel at impact.

The bottom baffler rails also helped them glide through tall turf much better than more or less smoothed out sole of the Big Bertha Hybrids.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid Overview

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrids feature pronounced offset – at least, much more noticeable than with the Cobra Speedzone’s.

The purpose for this is to correct your slice. Indeed, the higher handicap players in our test group noted straighter shots.

One of the things we all liked a lot about these hybrids though is the easy distance. With the 3 hybrid in this set, we were averaging distances of 201 yards off the deck.

And you may think, being Big Bertha clubs and all, that they would be a bit heavy and cumbersome.

That wasn’t the case with these hybrids. The carbon fiber crown keeps things light so these hybrids are comfortable for everyone to swing.

The launch was decent with the Big Bertha Hybrids but again, not as high as the Cobra Speedzone’s.

That’s another reason the Speedzone hybrids were more of an asset in the rough.

Cobra Speedzone Hybrid Overview

One of the common themes between these two hybrid sets, as we mentioned at the top of this article, is distance. So which clubs were longer?

On average, the Big Berthas were slightly longer than the Cobra Speedzone’s.

However, with the shorter hybrids (4H and 5H) the Cobra Speedzone’s were actually longer. Using a launch monitor, we were able to conclude that this increase in distance with the shorter hybrids was due to faster ball speed.

The forged face is just too much for the Big Bertha hybrids to keep up with in terms of ball speed.

While we would say that the Big Berthas are more forgiving, we must also add that they are only slightly more forgiving.

The Cobra Speedzone hybrids actually have a pretty substantial footprint as well – just not as large as the Big Berthas.

The fixed weight in the back of the sole of the Speedzone Hybrids also helps launch the ball higher than the Big Berthas.

Last but not least, one of the things we liked more about the Cobra Speedzone hybrids than the Big Berthas was the superior stopping power. The Speedzones are better at holding onto slippery greens.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Big Bertha hybrids are the best choice if you are dealing with a slice and need more distance.

Cobra Speedzone Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Cobra Speedzone hybrids play amazingly fast and really shine on short approaches.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid First Impression

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids immediately instilled a sense of confidence at point of address.

Of course, this has mostly to do with the oversized head and the noticeable offset. It’s really hard to miss the sweet spot of these hybrids unless it’s your first time swinging a golf club.

You can pick up the Big Bertha hybrids in 3H all the way to 8H.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

Naturally, the Big Bertha B21 hybrids aren’t the only game in town. Callaway also makes the famous Epic Super Hybrid.

The Epic Super Hybrid sports a titanium body and head. Titanium is thinner than stainless steel so it flexes more, meaning the Super Hybrid produces faster ball speeds than the Big Berthas.

However, the Epic also has much less pronounced offset so it is not as congenial for beginners as the Big Bertha hybrids.

Cobra Speedzone Hybrid First Impressions

The first thing that impressed us about the Cobra Speedzone hybrids was the feel at impact.

For us, we prefer a forged face any day of the week. While forged stainless steel is not going to perform as well as say, forged titanium, the Cobra Speedzone hybrids still feel satisfying and produce a high level of flex.

The Cobra Speedzone hybrids are available in 2H-5H.

The Cobra Hybrid Family

Cobra also produces the Radspeed Hybrid which has similar features to the Cobra Speedzone hybrids.

However, the main difference is in the split front/back weighting of the Radspeed hybrids. The result of this weighting dynamic is greatly reduced spin compared to the Cobra Speedzone hybrids.

Naturally, the Radspeed hybrids tend to play longer.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Flash Face
  • Tungsten weighting
  • Pronounced offset
  • Oversized head
  • Straight shots

Cobra Speedzone Hybrid Selling Points

  • Hollow baffler rails
  • Forged face
  • Low weight
  • High launch
  • Fast ball speeds

Who is the Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid for?

Like with all Big Bertha clubs, the Big Bertha hybrids were designed for beginners who are struggling with inaccurate shots from the deck.

While the Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids do produce almost effortlessly straight shots, it should be noted that this same asset means that there is limited workability with these clubs.

As a result, more advanced players may be a bit frustrated with the lack of shot shaping.

Still, it was clear after our testing that these clubs were never meant for advanced players. They lack a satisfying feel but they are light and long enough to provide the type of long-game performance that beginners need.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Cobra Speedzone Hybrid for?

The Cobra Speedzone hybrids will appeal more to mid handicappers who are beginning to be able to attack greens from farther out.

They definitely still do have something to offer players who are struggling with accuracy; but all-in-all, they do the most to improve your short game.

The high launch will make it very easy to hold onto fast greens. Meanwhile the baffler rails will make it much easier to achieve sharper accuracy from the rough than most other hybrids.

The fast ball speeds will also be a welcome asset for both beginner and intermediate players; but of course, they have much more to offer mid handicap golfers.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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