Cobra Golf has introduced the new RADSPEED Irons.
The RADSPEED Variable and ONE Length Irons feature innovations including Radial Weighting and the first-ever 3D printed nylon medallion.
Earlier this year, Cobra announced its partnership with HP and Parmatech to the first major OEM to pioneer 3D printing in golf club manufacturing with the launch of its Limited Edition KING Supersport-35 putter.
This 3D printing presents offers advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, allowing Cobra engineers to design, prototype and test multiple iterations and bring products to market much faster.
The 3D printed medallion featured in the RADSPEED irons is the brand’s 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 dampen harsh vibrations at impact, delivering a soft feel and greater response to the golfer.
With a name inspired by its key technology, Radial Weighting, the design of these irons is aimed at enhancing performance through the strategic placement of weight relative to the centre of gravity (CG) to increase speed and forgiveness.
Cobra engineers discovered that by positioning more mass low on the heel and toe (the two furthest points from the CG while remaining low in the head), they could lower the CG while improving the stability of the clubhead.
A total of 10 g, in the form of a screw-in weight, is positioned in the toe and 3 g of mass, is positioned in the heel to create a combination of low CG and high MOI for the fast ball speed and high launch.
The 10g screw is a nominal weight used by Cobra to guarantee better head weights for improved builds.
During custom builds this weight may be adjusted plus or minus 6 g, utilizing weights ranging from 4 g to 16 g in increments of 2 g to dial in proper swing weights when customizing length or shafts.
This weighting system delivers an iron set that is 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 Fibre Topline that saves 2 g to lower the CG and improve launch and spin characteristics. An all-new black carbon fibre cosmetic creates the appearance of a thinner topline for a sleeker and more compact look at address.
COBRA’s patented PWRSHELL technology continues to offer increased speed and higher launch, even on stronger lofted irons.
The forged PWRSHELL Face insert in the RADSPEED irons is made of a high-strength 17-4 stainless steel, allowing for a thinner and more flexible face design to increase ball speed on and around the sweet spot.
In addition to the above-mentioned technologies, the RADSPEED Variable Length Irons feature progressive head shapes (two-piece metalwood construction on 4-7i and one-piece construction on 8-SW), groove shapes (V groove for reduced spin in the long irons and U groove for added spin in the short irons), and hosel lengths (shorter in the long irons and taller in the wedges) to enhance distance, launch characteristics, and accuracy for each respective iron category – long irons, mid-irons and wedges.
The RADSPEED ONE Length Irons offer all the advantages of RADSPEED technology in a set design that promotes one repeatable setup and swing for more consistency and accuracy.
Cobra achieves this simplified approach by offering matching lengths (37.50 inches), head weights and swing weights in every iron.
In addition, the use of fine-tuned lie angles and progressive shaft weighting promotes high launch and forgiveness in the long irons and lower launch with more control in the scoring irons and wedges.
Starting at 6i-4i, the sole widths get progressively wider (vs. Variable length) to ensure deeper CGs, delivering easy up and higher ball flights. This change in CG helps to deliver proper distance gapping in the longer irons that most golfers struggle with.
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: $1099.99) and a graphite combo set 5H, 6-GW (RH only: $1199.99) set makeups.
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. A black PVD finish option is available in custom for a $100 upcharge.
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: $1099.99) and a graphite combo set 5H, 6-GW (RH; $1299.99).
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.
Both RADSPEED Iron sets come standard with Cobra Commect Powered by Arccos, the smart golf system that helps players of all skill levels make data-driven decisions.
Electronically enabled sensors are embedded into the grip, automatically recording the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track performance round-to-round and use analysis to improve practice sessions.
Golfers also have access to Arccos Caddie, which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make better on-course decisions for lower scores. With the purchase of any Cobra Connect club, golfers can request additional sensors to screw into the rest of their clubs, delivering the full benefits of the technology.
The RADSPEED family of products are available at retail and online, January 29, 2021.