Cobra Aerojet Vs Taylormade M4 Hybrid Comparison Overview
Cobra has always been an intriguing company.
Anyone who knows Cobra clubs knows that they are crazy about forward-oriented weighting which mutes spin rates. But the new Cobra Aerojet hybrid clubs are intriguing because they mix a lot of forgiveness features in with the forward weighting that better players tend to gravitate towards.
So we were really excited to get our hands on the Cobra Aerojet hybrid and see what it was all about. But every experiment needs a control so we decided to test the Aerojet hybrid against the tried and true Taylormade M4 hybrid.
Cobra Aerojet Hybrid Overview
“First of all, the Cobra Aerojet hybrids have bigger head volumes and overall profiles than the Taylormade M4 hybrids.”
The Aerojet hybrid has a very “boxy” face and a deep face profile. Couple a larger face with what is essentially variable face technology (Cobra calls it H.O.T. face technology) and you’re off to a good start if what you’re looking for is forgiveness.
Our testers noted that the Aerojet was very easy to hit with and that once you find the sweet spot, it’s really easy to lock onto it. The face also felt active. The floating weight design allows the face to flex more so the Cobra Aerojet hybrid yielded really good distance on pure strikes. With the Aerojet 4-hybrid, we were averaging 262.7 yards after three swings. That being said, the leading edge of these hybrids is very clunky.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid Overview
“The Taylormade M4 has a cleaner look at address and feels better on all lies.”
While we liked the distance of the Aerojet hybrid, it really suffered in the rough and semi-rough – places where the Taylormade M4 hybrid really shines. We were only getting an average of 158.5 yards from the Taylormade M4 4-hybrid; but the launch was higher and it played way smoother in the cabbage.
The Taylormade M4 features the Speed Pocket so of course, low-face shots are forgiven. Overall though, the Cobra Aerojet was the more forgiving hybrid.
“Cobra really succeeded in making a game improvement hybrid that yields a lot of distance, easily. However, it seems like they spent all their effort in those departments and hardly any in the turf interaction department. So long as your lies are clean, the Cobra Aerojet is an excellent hybrid. However, if you’re looking for exceptional performance from all lies, the Taylormade M4 is a better choice.”
Cobra Aerojet Hybrid
In 20 Words Or Less
“The Cobra Aerojet Hybrid is a nice blend of launch and forgiveness that will benefit both mid and high handicappers.”
Taylormade M4 Hybrid
In 20 Words Or Less
The Taylormade M4 hybrid has a satisfying sound and will help high handicappers advance down the fairway with ease.
Cobra Aerojet Hybrid – First Impressions
“The Cobra Aerojet Hybrid has an interesting design that you can spot when it’s just sitting in the bag.”
The face has a squared profile and as we mentioned before, runs pretty deep up and down. At address, it has a nice clean look that resembles a normal fairway wood. The minimal Cobra “C” logo is your alignment marker and keeps things nice and clean. When swinging, almost any player will first notice how high these hybrids launch.
Cobra Hybrid Family
“If you’re not sold on the Cobra Aerojet Hybrid then the Cobra T-Rail Hybrids may be worth a look.”
Actually, the T-Rail hybrids may be even better for high handicappers than the Cobra Aerojet Hybrids. The T-Rail Hybrids feature a hollow body design that yields very impressive distance. They also feature baffler rails on the sole to help cut through the turf. Overall, it’s a great rescue hybrid; but it holds almost no value for better players.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid First Impressions
We liked the simple design and look of the Taylormade M4 hybrids when we first opened them up.
We were pleased when we found out that playing them was as easy as it looked like it was going to be. All-in-all, the Taylormade M4’s may lack workability and a lot of the fancy features of more expensive hybrids; but they are certainly comfortable to swing and user-friendly.
The Taylormade M Hybrid Family
You aren’t confined to the M4 and M3 if you want to stick with Taylormade. The Taylormade M1 hybrids are some of the most versatile that the company makes.
The M1’s feature a rear, 27 gram sliding weight that you can position to the draw, neutral or fade positions. With an adjustable loft sleeve in tow, the Taylormade M1 is much more versatile than the M4 and M2 hybrids.
Cobra Aerojet Hybrid Selling Points
- Effortlessly high launch
- Good spin control for better players
- Good workability for better players
- Good turf interaction
- The face is very forgiving
- It has a nice sound and feel at impact
Taylormade M4 Selling Points
- Inverted Cone Technology
- Split perimeter weighting
- Geocoustic technology
- Speed pocket
Who is the Cobra Aerojet Hybrid for?
“The Cobra Aerojet Hybrid would be an excellent choice if you are looking for a forgiving hybrid that still has a nice feel and satisfying sound.”
Mid handicappers will also like this hybrid because it allows better players to work the ball and adjust spin as needed. Our only real gripe is that the almost automatic launch kind of holds back the overall distance. Carry distances were nothing to write home about for our testers; though they did note pretty decent roll distance.
Other than that, this is an excellent hybrid club. It plays consistently from the rough and from the fairway. It’s not an ideal choice off the pin because, as we said, the overall distance is lacking. But the forgiveness is there for high handicappers and there is just enough workability to be viable for mid handicappers.
Feel & Control: 96/100
Overall Score: 94/100
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Who is the Taylormade M4 Hybrid for?
The Taylormade M4 hybrid would be great for anyone looking for a combination of distance and forgiveness.
This is as classic a game-improvement hybrid as you’re likely to find. Distance and forgiveness are the main focuses here but another thing we really liked about these hybrids is that they are easy for pretty much anyone to pick up and play.
They have a familiar and confidence-inspiring feel and weight to them. Again, they are lacking in terms of workability and precision – we have even played longer hybrids. But will they benefit high handicappers and help them get to the green quicker? Absolutely. You can pick up the Taylormade M4 in 3H-5H.
Feel & Control: 91/100