Taylormade Sim Max Vs Cobra F9 Irons Comparison And Review

Taylormade and Cobra Battle it out in this one in a battle of the distance irons and while the Sim Max focus on distance and forgiveness, the F9’s from Cobra and concentrated more of distance and feel.

Taylormade Sim Max Irons

The Sim Max irons are some of the most popular on the market for High to Mid Handicappers looking for distance and forgiveness.

From the moment you see these clubs you can understance why they are so popular with the Speed Bridge for stability, the Inverted cone technology for low spin on mishits, the large sweet spot and the speed pocket making these some of the longest, most forgiving irons in the game and great all rounders.

Cobra F9 Irons Overview

The Cobra F9’s are also excellent distance irons for golf. The ultra thin steel face in CNC milled for fast ball speeds and has variable thickness for forgiveness while the groove are designed for workability for slightly better players.

The Multi Badge in the back also provides an excellent feel on impact and dampens any unwanted vibrations.

For us, the Sim Max irons are still some of the best on the market and will outperform the Cobra F9’s in plenty of departments. if you are a higher handicapper looking to improve, the Sim Max are excellent and for the slightly better players, you may get more workability from the F9’s

Taylormade Sim Max Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Distance Irons

Cobra F9 Irons

Category – Distance Irons

Taylormade Sim Max – First Impressions

The first thing to notice about these Irons is the striking looks. The clubs have a cavity back design with more thickness towards the bottom of the design for more ball speed.

In the clubs we have a low Center of Gravity, a wide sole for a bigger sweet spot, forgiveness and echo camping technology for a nice sound even on Mishits.

The Speed Bridge, Speed Pocket and and ultra thin face all account for club head transferring into balls speed for maximum distance, accuracy and tons of forgiveness.

The Sim comes in a Sim format, Sim Max and the Sim Max Os.

The Sim are going to be excellent for mid handicappers. The sim max is more forgiving for high handicappers and the Sim Max Os is more offset for anybody how needs maximum forgiveness and also offset to correct any slicing.

The Sim Max Irons have recently been upgraded to the Sim2 family for 2021.

Cobra F9 – First Impressions

Straight off the bat, the F9 irons look like exactly what they are, distance irons, with a solid and compact club which boasts a wide sole.

Smart tungsten weighting keeps the COG low in the irons and an ultra thin CNC milled face allows for exceptional ball speeds but also feel and control over the ball, especially in the shorter irons.

A Multi Material badge dampens out any unwanted vibrations which again adds to the feel of the clubs and progressive hosels ensure the perfect weighting for every club.

With Arccos sensors fitted as standard on the F9 irons, these are going the be great for mid handicappers and improving players who want to work the ball a bit more but still get the most distance possible.

Sim Max – Selling Points

  • Speed Bridge Technology
  • Speed Pocket
  • Echo Damping System
  • Ultra Thin Face
  • Progressive Inverted Cone Technology

Cobra F9 – Selling Points

  • Low And Wide Mass Weighting
  • Progressive COG
  • CNC Milled Progressively For Feel
  • Higher Spin Rates For Better Players
  • Comes With Arccos Sensors
  • Tons Of Distance

Who Are The Sim Max Irons For:

These Irons are going to be ideal for High and Mid Handicappers who want a perfect balance of distance and forgiveness.

The Family Of Irons

The Sim Max also comes in the following:

Sim which is going to be better for those looking for more distance and less forgiveness.

The Sim Max OS are going to be the most forgiving but be prepared to sacrifice a little bit of distance for the pleasure.

Distance: 98/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who Are The Cobra F9 Irons For:

The clubs are going to be perfect for Mid Handicappers and improvers looking to forego a little bit of forgiveness for more control but still want to get more distance.

The clubs wont be for complete beginners but they are quite easy to hit far and straight at the same time.

The Family Of Irons

Cobra have really come into their own in terms of golf irons and the F9’s continue to be incredibly popular with their reduced price.

The F8’s which came before were also a quality set of clubs that the F9 set has worked on to add extra feel and performance.

The Cobra Speedzone & RadSpeed came after the F9’s, bringing 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence into the mix to slightly improve performance over the F9’s but not by that much and the F9’s remain a quality set of clubs for a bargain price of $500.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel And Control: 94/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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