Cobra Aerojet Hybrid Review

Cobra Aerojet Hybrid sole

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The Cobra Aerojet hybrid incorporates time proven technology with advanced new designs.  Solid sound and feel.  Consistent performance.  Low spin and great ball speed leads to powerful distance.

Introduction

Before sitting down to write this review, I glanced at the search results for “Aerojet” on the PIG website.  I was struck by the consistency of testing highlights and how they mirrored my notes.  The words forgiveness, low spin, and distance were common – a testament to the Cobra design team.  There’s a reason Cobra uses the word family for the Aerojet metalwoods.  They’re built on common DNA.

Cobra Aerojet Hybrid address

Looks

Pulling off the well executed Aerojet hybrid headcover, I was impressed with its quality feel.  But I was taken aback by the lack of signature Baffler Rails on the sole – a feature common to every Cobra hybrid I’d ever seen.  After the shock dissipated, I noted the well-proportioned branding and the groovy, aircraft shaped blue weight.

The Aerojet’s black gloss crown is a big change from the matte finish of the predecessor LTDx [full review HERE], but the size and shaping in the address position are familiar.  One other difference between the hybrids was the profile shaping – the Aerojet is more aerodynamic.

Wide and tall, the face of the Aerojet hybrid conveys a user friendly message.  Overall, the Aeroject hybrid should appeal to a wide spectrum of golfers.

Cobra Aerojet Hybrid face

Sound & Feel

Metallic sounding, impact was a solid staccato “crack.”  Medium in volume, centered contact was brighter than slight misses.  The Cobra Aerojet hybrid head felt solid and stable on every reasonable strike.  I could sense when I caught one super thin or way out on the toe, but otherwise every hit felt good.  If you’re wanting feedback, you’ll need to rely mainly on your ears.

Performance

Reviewing the tech features of the Aerojet on the Cobra website (you can find a link at the bottom of this review), H.O.T. Face and PWRSHELL were familiar from prior models, but PWR-BRIDGE was something new to me.  Internal to the head, PWR-BRIDGE is a structure that runs behind, but is not connected to, the face from toe to heel.  With this construct, designers were able to precisely locate weight to position CoG low and forward without restricting flexibility in the face or sole.  For the golfer, that equates to low spin, high launch, and fast ball speeds.

Also enhancing ball speed are the older technologies H.O.T. Face and PWRSHELL.  As a refresher, the “H.O.T.” stands for Highly Optimized Topology.   As we’ve come to expect from Cobra, designers let their computers conduct a multitude of simulations that resulted in zones of varied face thicknesses that resemble topography maps.  PWRSHELL refers to the forging process that adds the leading edge to the face.  Working in harmony, the two technologies improve forgiveness and spin attributes across the face.

What I experienced with the Cobra Aerojet hybrid was a mid-launch, low spin target finder.  Ball speed was solid, but I just wasn’t getting the ball adequately in the air.  As such, carry was less than desired, but roll-out was excellent.  Forgiveness was good, both in distance and dispersion.

The Cobra Aerojet hybrid is billed as high launch, and I don’t dispute that claim – it just wasn’t for me.  My performance data was indicative of a mismatch with the KBS PGI shaft.  And that’s ok.  One shaft doesn’t fit everyone.  Having met some of the Cobra team, I’m confident they know the PGI is a good match for their design, and appropriate for probably 80% of golfers.  It’s not the first time it’s been documented that I’m not normal.

As for the missing Baffler Rails I mentioned, I didn’t notice any appreciable difference in turf interaction with the Aerojet hybrid.  And I learned, Cobra designers implemented a different approach by incorporating a high bounce leading edge in addition to a deeper head profile.  Performance aside, I still miss the uniqueness of the rails.

Cobra Aerojet Hybrid

Conclusion

Although the Cobra Aerojet hybrid wasn’t a perfect fit for me, the family DNA is readily apparent with strong ball speeds, low spin, and ample forgiveness.  Cobra has a long history of producing great hybrids, and the Aerojet can certainly be added to that list.

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4 Comments

  1. I generally like Cobra clubs & I love my LTDx 3W. I try these hybrids at a big box store simulator and thought I liked them, only to find out when I got on the course, they just didn’t work for me. Distance was good as well as dispersion on my well-struck shots. But my overall consistency was poor & like yourself, I could not get the height I wanted. For some reason, the shaft did not agree with me either. I always felt something in terms of the weight of the club was off for me. A shame, nice clubs but they’re on eBay now.

  2. Nice review, I have recently added the 17 degree Aerojet hybrid to my bag and it has become my favourite fairway finder on par 4s, ball speeds are very fast (164-165 mph) and it is one of the longest hybrids I have played and even though it appears a low spin head I have no issues launching the 17 degree high on par 5 approaches, so I am quite surprised that you struggled to get sufficient flight with your much higher lofted hybrid but it is a very underrated club.

  3. What is loft of a 4/5 aerojet hybrid ?

    • Matt Meeker

      4 = 21°
      5 = 24°
      Pulled straight off the Cobra website – we provide links in every review…just saying.

      – Meeks

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