Cobra Darkspeed Vs Cobra Aerojet Hybrid

Cobra Darkspeed Vs Cobra Aerojet Hybrid

Is the new Cobra Darkspeed hybrid worth an upgrade over the Aerojet hybrid? Let’s find out.

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid Overview

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

“The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid features a 12g sole weight, high bounce leading edge and PWR-BRIDGE weighting.”

I like the fact that the Cobra Darkspeed looks less boxy than the Aerojet hybrid.

The toe edge has been curved a bit more for a streamlined look. The royal blue coloration has also been replaced with an all-black scheme.

Performance was very similar except for turf interaction. It was much easier to move the Cobra Darkspeed through the cabbage.

The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid is $280.

Cobra Aerojet Hybrid Overview

“The Aerojet features HOT face design, PWRSHELL face design and low/forward weighting.”

The Aerojet has a deeper body than the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid and a silver/blue/black color scheme.

The forward weighting keeps spin rates low; but the leading edge is a bit blunted which made me more prone to digging.

However, the deeper face profile yielded better low-face and fat shot forgiveness. The Cobra Aerojet hybrid retails for $200.

“If you can afford the extra $80, go with the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid. It does everything the Aerojet does only with better turf interaction.

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

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In 20 Words or Less

“If nothing else, the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid is a distance enhancer. It plays long with very little effort.”

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.”

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid – First Impressions


“I was really surprised at the overall size of this hybrid since the other Cobra Darkspeed woods I have tested have been pretty large.”

By comparison, the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid has a relatively compact shape. Again, it is more akin to an iron than a fairway wood.

But this didn’t seem to hamper the overall forgiveness of this club. Even on my toe-side mis-hits, the HOT face design saved ball speed.

On more egregious toe-side hits, I did see the ball miss more to the right. Low face shots were also losing some ball speed.

But it wasn’t very hard to avoid these kinds of mis-hits in the first place. I also liked the height I was getting on my shots.

Previous Cobra hybrids launched a bit too low in my experience but the Darkspeed gave me the lift I would expect from a good hybrid.

As a result, I was much more confident attacking greens from distance and even hit a few from the tee.

I think most high handicappers will be thrilled with the easy launch and even more thrilled with the distance.

When all was said and done my average carry with the Cobra Darkspeed 3H was 191.7 yards. And there were a couple that I burned past the 200 yard marker.

This is definitely a testament to the muted spin from the PWR-BRIDGE and the effects of the hollow body design.

Divergence could have been tightened up a bit; but when you allow the face to flex so much for the sake of increased ball speed and distance, it’s understandable that some divergence is going to be sacrificed.

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.

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid Selling Points

  • PWR-BRIDGE suspended weight
  • AI-designed HOT face architecture
  • Fixed 12 gram sole weight
  • PWRSHELL face insert
  • Deep body design
  • High bounce leading edge
  • Free Arccos smart sensors

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

Who is the Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid for?

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“The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid would fit  really well with players who want to get the most  distance possible from their hybrids.”

The distance I was getting was akin to my fairway woods so I was very impressed. The face also gives off a solid, low thud that sounds very satisfying when you nail the sweet spot.

And if you like a more compact look from your hybrids at address, the Cobra Darkspeed is sure to please.

Overall, I would say that the Cobra Darkspeed hybrid is good for players in the 16-23 handicap range.

Sure, there are probably more forgiving hybrids on the market; but none that can give you the kind of distance that the Cobra Darkspeed can.

This is also a great hybrid for players who struggle to get the ball airborne – especially from the rough.

The 12g sole weight coupled with the high bounce leading edge make it easy to get the pop you need even when you’re swinging from the weeds.

The Cobra Darkspeed hybrid currently retails for $280.

Distance: 99/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Cobra Darkspeed Hybrid

Overall Score: 96/100


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.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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