Cobra Speedzone Vs Taylormade Sim Max Irons Comparison And Review 2021
As far as game-improvement irons go, you can’t do much better than Taylormade and Cobra. Both of these manufacturers have made landmark innovations in club design that we sort of take for granted these days as staples.
Still, if you are in the market for a game-improvement iron set then it would be a great idea to revisit some of these innovations and really see what they do and how they could benefit your game.
Take a look at our comparison overview of the SIM Max and Speedzone irons.
Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview
One of the first things you will notice at point of address is the carbon fiber topline that sort of resembles a checkered flag – we’re guessing that wasn’t a coincidence.
Cobra has made no qualms about how their clubs are inspired by race cars. And like race cars, the Cobra Speedzone irons play fast.
The carbon fiber topline is to keep the overall weight down and to make room for the extreme perimeter weighting.
The perimeter weighting makes these irons plenty forgiving and the light weight means that you can get good distance from them even if you have a slow swing speed.
In fact, some of our testers were getting 15 extra yards from the 5 iron of this set.
That all being said, don’t expect much short game performance from these iron. The rigid face makes them somewhat unworkable.
Taylormade SIM Max Irons Overview
The SIM Max irons on the other hand have an incredibly thin face that works to increase distance and provide a decent amount of greenside spin control.
The faces of these irons are 1.5 millimeters thick – that’s a thickness you usually only see from miraging steel. While these irons don’t have miraging steel faces they still perform great.
They have a nice feel at impact thanks to the Speed Bridge that spans over the otherwise cavity back.
The CG of these irons is nice and low so you get a comfortable swing in the long irons and good launch in the short irons. However, we would say that the Speedzone irons were more forgiving.
If you are looking for a more rounded out set of irons (distance, short game performance), we would suggest the SIM Max’s.
If however you are in need of more forgiveness, the Cobra Speedzone irons would be the best call.