At first glance, the Cobra Amp Cell Irons look like a kid’s toy, but there’s some serious technology behind it: a metalwood face-weld construction, E9 Face TechnologyTM, AMP CELL technology, a V-Skid sole design, and a vibration management system and speed channel.
The idea I like best in these clubs is the metalwood face weld. The 4 – 7 irons have a thin high strength steel face welded to a 431 stainless steel body. This creates a higher COR and controlled weighting. it’s a technology that worked very well for me with the similarly constructed TaylorMade R7 XD. The system is further refined with a progressive face and cavity design.
“Our AMP CELL Irons take the best technologies from our research in irons and combine them with metalwood-type construction,” said Tom Preece, Vice President of Research and Development. “Bringing these technologies together provides golfers with higher, longer, more penetrating ball flight, superb accuracy, optimized CG placement and ultimately, the best in performance.”
According to Cobra, the internal cell weighting in AMP CELL irons enables precise CG placement, moving weight from the face and body to create perimeter weighting which positions the CG behind the Sweet Zone. This provides high moment of inertia (MOI) for greater forgiveness.
The V-Skid sole combines a higher bounce leading edge with heel toe relief, resulting in a sole that is versatile for better players, yet forgiving for mid and higher handicappers. This works with the vibration management system to reduce unwanted vibration and sound for exceptional feel.
This is a set I’m looking forward to trying.