Cobra Aerojet Vs Cobra Radspeed Irons Comparison Overview
Cobra has a funny philosophy when it comes to game improvement irons.
On the one hand, they are larger than your average player’s performance irons. But on the other hand, they tend to launch low and emphasize low spin rates.
It’s an interesting combination and one that is on full display in the Cobra Aerojet and Cobra Radspeed irons. We wanted to put this philosophy to the test in today’s comparison overview. Let’s have a look at each set.
Cobra Aerojet Irons Overview
“The 9-iron of the Cobra Aerojet set checks in at just 36°”
That’s a pretty strong lofted 9-iron and you can expect much the same from the entire set. With the loft profile, you would think that these irons were made for scratch players but they are in fact, game improvement irons.
While the Cobra Aerojet irons launch and spin low, they are loaded with typical forgiveness features like a variable face thickness design, a low-lying interior weight and a face insert that is designed to increase flex.
When we tested the Cobra Aerojet irons, we were impressed with their feel. The face insert is forged so you get a moderate amount of spin control and a nice, reactive feel. The low launch/spin combined with the cavity back and moderate footprint make for good distance. To be more direct, our testers were averaging 158.6 yards with the 6-iron in this set.
Cobra Radspeed Irons Overview
“The Cobra radspeed irons live up to their name and produce really good ball speeds.”
The above average ball speed comes courtesy of exceptionally low spin rates. In fact, we were getting lower side spin rates with the Cobra Radspeed irons than we were with the Cobra Aerojet irons.
The radspeed irons feature a 10 gram weight in the toe and a 3 gram weight in the heel for exceptional stability and forgiveness. The blade length is about the same as the Cobra Aerojet irons and you get a very similar look at address. The radspeed irons narrowly outperformed the Cobra Aerojet irons in terms of distance (about 3 yards longer on average).
“On the forgiveness front, you can expect about the same performance from the Cobra Aerojet and the Cobra Radspeed irons. The launch of the Radspeed irons is a touch higher; but they produce lower spin rates and that usually leads to better carry distance.”
Cobra Aerojet Irons – First Impressions
“Right away, we liked the moderate footprint of these irons.”
We could just tell by looking at them out of the packaging that they would suit the needs of a wide variety of everyday golfers. They look forgiving, are forgiving and will provide you the launch angles you need for any kind of lie. Around the pin, you can unleash their full launch potential to nail fast greens. And from distance, the naturally low launch will give you piercing trajectory and ball speed.
The Cobra Iron Family
“The T-rail irons are also a handy choice for high handicappers.”
They sport a hybrid iron design with baffler rails to help you glide through rough turf. These are definitely for players scoring above 100.
Cobra Radspeed Irons – First Impressions
Our first impressions after just a few swings with the 4 iron in this set was that it produces ridiculously fast ball speeds.
And we weren’t surprised at this. We have tested Radspeed clubs in the past and one thing we know about them is that they live up to the “Radspeed” moniker.
The long irons in this set will certainly up your ball speed and distance – if you can make consistently accurate contact. The caveat with this set is that it is not very forgiving. There is a thin margin of error with almost every iron in this set.
Still, the 10 gram toe screw and matching weight in the heel produces a near-perfectly balanced set of irons. The Radspeed irons also feature a prominent sole so they work well from the rough and the shorter irons produce plenty of launch.
So while you will need a pretty accurate swing overall, the Radspeed irons will provide an excellent balance between distance and short-game performance if your swing accuracy is indeed up to par.
Cobra Aerojet Irons Selling Points
- Moderate sole width
- Great for high handicappers
- They provide enough launch around the pin
- They are forgiving
- They have a smooth feel at impact
Cobra Radspeed Irons Selling Points
- Extreme perimeter weighting
- 3D printed rear medallion for dampening harsh vibrations
- Forged face
- They come in single length or progressive length sets
- Arccos Smart Caddie grips
Who Are the Cobra Aerojet Irons for?
“The Cobra Aerojet irons would be a great choice for high handicappers looking to score a set that will still be of use to them as they improve.”
While spin control was a bit lacking (especially in the shorter irons), our testers really didn’t care because of how forgiving these irons are. They provide great distance thanks to the naturally strong loft but are tempered nicely by a sizable undercut cavity and moderate soles.
Feel & Control: 95/100
Overall Score: 95/100
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Who Are The Radspeed Irons For
The Radpseed are generally for high handicappers looking for forgiveness and distance while excellent turf interaction makes these viable for mid handicappers.
Also perfect for anyone looking to try out single length irons, maybe taller players.
Cobra Radspeed Family Of Irons
The Radpseed irons come in one length, like the champ Dechambeau uses or you can get the standard progressive length irons.
These irons are incredibly consistent.
Feel And Control: 90/100