The RADSPEED Variable and ONE Length Irons feature game-changing innovations including Radial Weighting and debut the first ever 3D printed nylon medallion.
Cobra's latest game-improvement irons certainly look and sound impressive, but how well do they perform? Well GolfMagic's Alex Lodge put the RADSPEED irons to the test at Gray's Golf, so
watch the video below for our full review.
The 3D printed medallion featured in the RADSPEED irons is the brands second application of 3D printing and sets the stage for more innovations to be seen from COBRA Golf in the future using 3D printing.
This first ever
3D printed nylon medallion utilizes an intricate lattice structure to save weight and fine-tune feel. Upon closer review, golfers may notice the detailed lattice structure provides a window into the cavity and through the medallion. The medallion reduces weight to lower the CG and damp harsh vibrations at impact delivering a soft feel and great response to the golfer.
With a name inspired by its key technology,
Radial Weighting, the design of these irons is aimed at maximizing performance through the strategic placement of weight relative to the Centre of Gravity (CG) to optimize speed and forgiveness.
The 10g screw is a nominal weight used by COBRA to guarantee perfect head weights for improved builds.
During custom builds this weight may be adjusted +/- 6g utilizing weights ranging from 4g to 16g in increments of 2g to dial in proper swing weights when customizing length or shafts.
This weighting system delivers an iron set that is truly custom built for the golfer. Radial Weighting is a critical component of the design that allows the RADSPEED irons to maintain high launch and maximum carry distance, despite having a stronger loft.
In addition, the irons feature a unique
Carbon Fiber Topline that saves 2g to lower the CG and improve launch and spin characteristics. An all new black carbon fiber cosmetic creates the appearance of a thinner topline for a sleeker and more compact look at address.
PWRSHELL technology continues to offer increased speed and higher launch even on stronger lofted irons.
The forged PWRSHELL Face insert in the RADSPEED iron is made of a high-strength 17-4 stainless steel, allowing for a thinner and more flexible face design that increases ball speed on and around the Sweet Spot.
AVAILABILITY: RADSPEED Variable Length irons are available in a Nickel Chrome finish with Black/Turbo Yellow medallion and come stock in 5-GW (RH/LH; Steel - £749 / Graphite - £849) or 4-PW (RH; Steel £749) Each option comes standard with a KBS Tour 90 shaft in stiff or regular flex and a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Connect Black grip. The stock graphite offering utilizes a UST Recoil ESX 460 shaft in stiff, regular and senior flex. COBRA RADSPEED ONE Length irons are available in a Nickel Chrome finish with a Black/Silver/Blue/Red medallion and come stock in a 5-GW (RH/LH; Steel - £749 / Graphite £849). The ONE Length offering comes standard with a progressive steel shaft makeup, consisting of the KBS Tour 80 (4-6i), KBS Tour 90 (7-9i) and Tour 120 (PW, SW) shaft in stiff or regular flex and a Lamkin Crossline Connect Blue grip. The graphite stock offering is a UST Recoil ESX 460 (4-9i) and a UST Recoil ESX 480 (PW, SW) in stiff, regular and senior flex.
RADSPEED products are available at retail and online, January 29, 2021. GOLFMAGIC VERDICT
In terms of design, we absolutely love how the RADSPEED irons look. Cobra have clearly thought about the aesthetics of this iron in great detail and have successfully created a club that looks technologically advanced, but without overcomplicating its design.
With game-improvement irons, confidence at address is one of the most important factors, as players with a mid-to-high handicap need to look down at the club and feel as though they are going to hit a solid shot and the RADSPEED irons do just that.
If distance and forgiveness is what you are looking for in an iron then you should definitely consider the RADSPEED irons if you're looking for a new set to take in to 2021.
Of course with game-improvement irons they tend to be strong lofted to help players get the distance they are looking for, but we were still completely wowed by the results with these irons.
Alex was averaging 230 yards with a six iron and the forgiveness element meant that poor shots were kept down to a minimum.
After fully testing the RADSPEED irons in both the variable and one-length models, Alex felt as though it was the best game-improvement iron he has ever tested and think it will be very tough to beat in the new year.
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