Cobra Speedzone Vs Cobra Radspeed Irons Comparison And Review
Pitting Cobra Vs. Cobra. What were we thinking? This was one of our hardest comparison overviews to do because both of these irons were designed by the same people to do the same thing: increase ball speeds.
However, we pushed through and were able to pluck out a few key differences between these two irons. Right off the bat, we did not test the single-length Radspeed irons even though that is an option.
Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview
The Cobra Speedzone irons are predicated on ball speed and forgiveness. Indeed, these are one one of the most forgiving Cobra iron sets we’ve every played.
The Speedzone irons definitely have a satisfying feel even when you miss the sweet spot. That is most likely due to the forged face insert that effectively expands the sweet spot.
Yes, you read that right. You get a forged face insert in a game-improvement iron with the Cobra Speedzone’s.
The insert also features a deep undercut to improve flex at impact. The distance of these irons has always impressed us.
Initially, they were yielding around 15 yards of extra distance in the long irons. Really, our only gripe with them is that they lack a bit of short game control.
Cobra Radspeed Irons Overview
The Cobra Radspeed irons are also predicated on increasing ball speed but they go about it in a different way…
Instead of increasing flex and forgiveness around the face, Cobra decided to tweak with the weight of the Radspeed irons.
The Radspeed irons feature radial weighting which is essentially just pronounced perimeter weighting.
The slightly forward-oriented weighting system of the Radspeed’s lowers spin rates. In general, the lower the spin rate of the ball, the longer it will carry.
Indeed, the Radspeed’s were yielding impressive carry distances with a low shot trajectory.
They produced a low piercing speed as opposed to the higher-arcing, powerful speed of the Cobra Speedzone irons.
This also made them a bit hard to work around the green. On the other hand, the 3D printed rear medallion gave the Radspeed irons the superior feel.
As we predicted, this was a tough one to call. In the end it will come down to your preferences as a player.
If you like more lift and arc from your irons, go with the Cobra Speedzone irons.
If you are looking for less spin and a flatter trajectory, pick up the Cobra Radspeed irons.