Review: Cobra Air X range

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By Lewis Fraser Published: 15 February 2024
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If you want Cobra clubs but Darkspeed isn't for you, then you've come to the right place

Who are they for?

Players with slower swing speeds who want easy launch

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PROS

  • Classic Cobra design is always a winner
  • Incredibly lightweight making them easy to swing
  • Some of the same tech as you find in the flagship range, for increased distance

CONS

  • If you have a fast swing speed and want superior control, you should look elsewhere

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Cobra Air X review

Cobra’s 2024 offerings stretch further than the Darkspeed range, with the Air X woods and irons available to buy from today.

The First Look

It’s clear that these clubs are placed in a market that’s growing by the minute. Brands aren’t neglecting players who swing the club at a slow speed anymore, with options like these becoming popular. Personally, I think these look really cool. They’re going to appeal to players who want something that will turn heads on the course. That’s the case with everything Cobra and Puma does, so I’m not surprised.

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The Tech

The aim of this range is to allow players with slower swing speeds to achieve more distance and better accuracy, via easier launch, higher trajectories and a straighter ball flight. Sounds good, right? Here’s how they do it.

Both the woods and irons feature H.O.T Face Technology, a 15% thinner insert which provides even more speed and distance than the previous AIR-X models.

As well as that, they’re extremely lightweight. The driver is just 290g, which is around 40g lighter than a standard Cobra driver. This is going to help you with gaining club speed.

In both the driver and irons, there’s an offset design. This encourages a square clubface and impact to reduce your slice and produce a higher launch.

In the irons, you’ll find a progressive low-profile design. This mean that a lower blade height on longer irons lowers the centre of gravity, creating a higher trajectory. The blade height gradually gets higher, the higher the loft in the irons, the taller the blade. This helps with accuracy on approach shots.

The cavity back construction in the irons, along with the new speed channel, creates increased flexion low on the face, for higher launch on low strikes.

The bunkered Verdict

These might go under the radar this year thanks to the success of the Cobra Darkspeed launch, but if the compact shape of the flagship line doesn’t appeal to you, then these are well worth picking up.

It’s a market which several big brands are immersing themselves in, and Cobra’s Air-X range will no doubt be a hit too.

We’ve not had a chance to get them out on the golf course yet, but when the weather improves, we’ll see how they perform.

The Details

Available: February 15

RRP: £599 irons; £299 driver

More from Cobra

• Cobra Darkspeed driver review

• Cobra Darkspeed fairway woods review

• Cobra Darkspeed hybrids review

• Cobra Darkspeed irons review

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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