REVIEW: Cobra King Forged Tec Copper Irons
The Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons rely on a hollow design infused with foam microspheres. This is key to creating distance because the face needs to flex without caving in as well as sound and feel need to be aided by the foam so that it doesn’t “ring” at impact. Cobra pulls it off most beautifully in these irons. While they aren’t as pure as a solid metal blade, their slightly higher pitch at impact is still within the acceptable range for a players irons. I find the sound more noticeable not so much at impact but as the club clang around in the bag, their bumping together is higher pitched.
Another technology in the Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons is what they call PWRSHELL. Basically it is a forged face that wraps around the sole of the club. This creates a huge sweet spot as well as high launch and tons of forgiveness. When this tech is paired with the other elements of the design, it offers high launch and long distance in a compact yet forgiving head. It really is part of what defines these irons as players distance irons.
Cobra also utilizes Tungsten again in this iron head as they have been now for years to manipulate the CG to pull it towards the toe, while also keeping it low and behind the sweet spot. The use of Tungsten in the Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons helps launch the ball high and straight. Because they have minimal offset there is still some workablity in these heads. While you aren’t going to hit massive hooks or slices with them, you can manipulate the flight to move right or left. You are still going to hit the ball high and it is going to carry a full club longer or more, there is a level of control not common to distance irons.
The Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons are long, these are at least a club longer than my regular distances. This did takes some getting used to. The most obvious one is not just bombing every shot over the green. Figuring out exactly what the yardage gains were and which irons worked best for “tweener” shots. Once I made a few adjustments, the distance was way long. I like how these came in a 4-iron through GW set because the added distance needs to get filled by an extra wedge.
The Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons have amazing looks, feel, distance and Arccos. This has been a staple of Cobra clubs for 3 years now. I love Arccos and have found it be very beneficial to my game. I like that it is embedded in all the grips of Cobra clubs so I only need a couple screw-in sensors for the other clubs in my bag. While they used to include them in the box, now you have to order the extra ones. I can understand this change, why send out a bunch of sensors if people aren’t going to use them anyways. Arccos really is a “free” bonus with these clubs that should be perfect for the golfer choosing these irons.
The Cobra King Forged Tec Copper Irons have stock KBS $-Taper lite shafts. This has become one of my favorite shaft models with the combination of great feel, strong launch and controlled spin. The lite model of this shaft is used to create a little more speed in the swing. The overall combination of head and shaft work well. The Lamkin grips that top of the club are nice especially with the embedded Arccos.
Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
Cobra King Forged Tec Copper – 8-iron
- Spin: 7058 rpms
- Launch Angle: 29.4*
- Dispersion: 3.0 yds
- Club Head Speed: 85.1 mph
- Ball Speed: 115.2 mph
- Total Distance: 165.1 yds
- Carry Distance: 157.8 yds
Cobra took an excellent set of irons and gave them an amazing finish. They are the most beautiful irons in the bag or on the turf; plus they offer extra distance. The Cobra King Forged Tec Copper irons fit a fairly wide range of golfers with their extra distance, ample forgiveness and incredible looks. Their relatively minimal offset is going to keep them out of a slicers hand, but there are plenty of those irons out there. Cobra made the most beautiful distance irons.
For more information: www.cobragolf.com/king-forged-tec-copper-irons
+No visible cavity
+Most stunning looks
+Good forged feel