Last year Cobra signed Bryson DeChambeau and brought ONE length irons. This year Cobra is not shaking the boat as much. It seems they took the knowledge they gained in the first year with the ONE length irons and have truly refined it. In addition to improving the ONE length they have also improved on the standard length irons as well.
Cobra has been using TECFLO since the F6 irons. Tecflo uses different cavity construction to truly customize the trajectory of the ball flight. The long irons use a hollow cavity design. It lets the engineers move that CG lower and further back. We all know how hard it can be to hit those long irons so any help Cobra wants to provide is appreciated. As the clubs get shorter the cavity slowly disappears into an almost blade like gap wedge. The hosel lengths differ as well. This allows weight to be moved. Engineers move that weight into positions that will allow the most forgiveness.
A True Distance Iron
The irons have special cavities to increase forgiveness and distance. They use Progressive Spin Technology to fine tune the distance and control of the irons based on the cavity design. The long irons have milled V grooves which lower spin to increase distance. In the 8-PW Cobra uses milled U grooves to increase control. I love the use of different grooves to help get the performance needed. The E9 face technology used in their woods has moved over to the irons as well. Cobra has made the forged face thinner. This will increase ball speed and give more distance.
Smaller but important technology
One of the first things you will notice on the F8 irons is the carbon fiber medallions. These allow Cobra to really make the clubs feel better and to reduce vibrations when a mishit occurs. The other great addition is Arccos technology heads to the irons as well. Last year the sensor came in the driver but nothing else. This year the game tracking software will be in all of their clubs. If a iron set is purchased Cobra will give extra sensors to make sure customers will be able to track their games. Its a nice touch and a true upgrade. Companies are always looking for ways to tip the scales in their favor. This could be the thing that makes the difference for a customer.
The Important Details
The irons hit shelves Feb. 2nd 2018. They will come in RH and LH. The steel shafted version will run $799 and has a True Temper XP 90 shaft. Its a 5-GW set. The graphite combo set includes a 5h then it goes 6-GW. It is shafted with the Aldila Rogue Pro 65 shaft. Take note Stiff shaft users this is only available in Regular and Lite flex. The graphite shafts and the hybrid increase the cost to $999. The ONE length set pricing matches the standard length pricing. One of the biggest gripes people had last year was no one length hybrid. Cobra has addressed this and are offering it in a combo set. Just like the traditional length set the combo set is only available in reg and lite flexes.