Ping G710 Vs Cobra Radspeed Irons Comparison And Review
You may be looking at the Ping G710 and Cobra Radspeed irons because they are similar in many ways.
They both feature perimeter weighting and were designed for high to mid handicap players. You may be having a hard time choosing too, which is why we composed the following review.
In the following review, we will get straight to the point of what makes these irons unique.
We will give you only the important details that will actually help you make a decision.
Cobra Radspeed Irons Overview
The Cobra Radspeed irons are unique in that the longer irons limit spin to produce more distance but the shorter irons provide dynamic spin control.
Ever wonder why they call them Radspeeds? “Rad” is short for radial weighting but radial weighting is just a fancy way of saying perimeter weighting.
There are weights in the toe and the hosel to increase MOI and discourage long iron spin.
Indeed, the long irons in this set do play long. The short irons also offer a surprising amount of accuracy.
We liked that the sole was wide and juts out past the topline because that really helped with launch. The Radspeed irons will help you hold on to more greens.
The extreme perimeter weighting also helps increase forgiveness. However, the Radspeed irons weren’t more forgiving than the Ping G710’s…
Ping G710 Irons Overview
The Ping G710’s were built for forgiveness but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at them.
Unlike the Radspeed irons, the G710’s were seemingly built with forgiveness as the prime point of emphasis.
The variable face thickness architecture attests to this belief as it helps preserve ball speed and straighten out shots away from the sweet spot.
The Ping G710’s also feature a hydropearl finish which helps improve accuracy in wet conditions.
Oh and did we mention that these are muscle back irons? What’s more is that the black finish actually makes the blades look shorter.
At first glance, you would think these are player’s irons; not game improvement irons. However, the G710’s lack the short game accuracy that the Cobra Radspeed irons afford.
The Radspeed and G710 irons produced almost identical length. Where they differed most was the short game.
The Radspeed irons provided more spin control around the green than the Ping G710’s. Still, the Ping G710’s had a nicer feel and were more forgiving overall.