Cobra F-Max Superlite Irons Review

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  • RRP £499.00

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Cobra Golf have introduced their lightest, easiest to hit irons yet

Building off the success of the original F-MAX irons which debuted in 2017, the 2018 Cobra F-MAX men’s and women’s Superlite irons feature incredibly light-weight technologies and designs that provide more club speed, distance and easier launch than ever before.     

The COBRA Golf F-MAX Superlite Irons take ultralight technology to the next level.  The re-engineered clubhead is 4-grams lighter, and maintains the same high MOI, delivering optimized forgiveness and stability.

A 5-gram lighter shaft and a 7-gram lighter grip design, results in 16 grams in weight-savings ensuring the fastest club and ball speed possible for golfers with moderate swing speeds. Continuing the weight minimisation theme, COBRA’s new Superlite shafts offer for the perfect blend of speed, distance and launch.

The F-MAX Superlite Irons also feature an extremely comfortable, Midsize LAMKIN REL 360 grip (the women’s irons feature a standard men’s size grip) that is engineered using a softer, 7 grams lighter, rubber compound, delivering a lighter swing weight and improved comfort on longer approach shots. Complementing its lightest shaft and grip offering ever, COBRA Golf has designed F-MAX Superlite Irons with the following industry-leading super game improvement technologies:

“Building off of the success of our original F-MAX lightweight design, we’ve reengineered Superlite to be our lightest, fastest and most forgiving game improvement clubs ever.  Any player with a moderate swing speed will benefit from the design innovations in this product line,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf.

Cobra F-Max Superlite Irons: TG Verdict

With the average age of golfers on the increase, manufacturers have spotted a gap in the market for whole ranges that help with decreasing swing speeds. We loved the F-Max last year and they're just as good for 2019. The whole idea is to give consistent gapping between clubs (which can be an issue at slower speeds) and use lighter components to help slower- swinging golfers launch shots to maximise carry distance. The Superlite delivers in spades and it won't break the bank.

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Cobra F-Max Superlite Irons: Key Features

Optimised Center of Gravity – Progressive hosel lengths strategically position the CG (Center of Gravity) in each iron to produce the desired launch and trajectory. Shorter hosels in the long irons lower the CG to promote higher launch and distance, while taller hosels in the short iron wedges raise the CG to promote lower, controlled trajectories.

Progressive Offset Design – gradually increases from minimal offset in the wedges and short irons that require more precision to maximum offset in the long irons where  increased launch & right to left draw bias.

Low CG/High MOI Design – Weight is positioned in the low heel and low toe areas to increase forgiveness and stability on off-center hits for straighter, more accurate approach shots.

Low Profile with Deep Undercut Design – A low profile shape paired with a deep undercut cavity design work in unison to get the ball airborne quicker, increase ball speeds and create easy launch to optimise carry and overall distance.

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Greater Lofts – Greater iron lofts maximise flight trajectory, resulting in increased carry distances, and improved stopping power into greens.

Premium Chrome Finish – a nickel, two-tone chrome plating provides beautiful aesthetics and increased durability for great looking, longer lasting irons.    

Specialty Wedge Design – A specialty wedge design in the GW and SW provides added versatility and shot control around the greens. 

The COBRA GOLF F-MAX Superlite Irons are available in a variety of set options.  See below for each option and pricing. 

Men’s Irons (£499 (s) £599 (g) ) and (599 (s) 699 (g) ) – 7-piece, stock 5-PW, GW set features a KBS Superlite steel shaft in stiff and regular flex; a graphite offering is also available, utilising a COBRA Superlite 55 gram shaft in stiff and regular and a 50 gram shaft in lite flex; both available in right-hand and left-hand versions. Available in sleek black/red colorway.

Men’s Graphite Combo Set (£699 (S) / £749 (g)) and (819 (s) 879 (g)  – Two stock 7-piece combo set offerings feature 4H, 5H, 6-PW in regular flex and 5H, 6H, 7-PW, GW in lite flex; both sets come with a COBRA Superlite shaft (55g in regular flex and 50g in lite); available in both right-hand and left-hand versions. Available in sleek black/red colorway.

Women’s Graphite Combo Set (£749 or 879) – A 7-piece set features a COBRA Superlite 50 gram shaft and includes two hybrids and five irons (5H, 6H, 7-PW, SW); available in both right-hand and left-hand versions in ladies flex.  Available in striking black/Lexi blue colorway.

Women’s Graphite Iron set ( £599 or 699) – Available 6-SW, features a COBRA Superlite 50 gram available in both right-hand and left-hand versions in ladies flex.  Available in striking black/Lexi blue colorway.

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