What is the difference between Cobra F9 Irons and G410 Irons?
The Cobra F9 irons and Ping G410 irons are sets of iron golf clubs including long, mid, and short irons. Both Cobra F9 irons and Ping G410 irons have good aerodynamics and are designed to give an effective controlled spin with higher ball-speed and accuracy.
The main difference between a Cobra F9 driver and a Ping G410 is that the Cobra F9 has a lower spin, and a carry of 3-4 yards more than the Ping G410.
The Cobra F9 irons use the Speedback technology aimed to combine low CG with a high MOI design. This combination has resulted in Cobra F9 irons having high ball speeds along with high forgiveness.
The length of the F9 is around 37” to 38”, which makes the Cobra F9 irons long enough to offer impressive playability. They have weight pushed lower and deeper in the clubhead giving extra control over the trajectory.
Despite having a wide sole, the Speedback technology gives Cobra F9 irons a narrow center section improving the turf interaction significantly. This is around 33-45% more than other wide sole irons.
The Ping G410 irons use the COR-eye technology to deliver high forgiveness without compromising on the ball speed and spin control. That is combined with an adaptable clubface which can help the player reach peak heights and distances.
The Ping G410 irons have an expanded perimeter weighting with a bit of Tungsten added to the hosel and toe. The Hydropearl 2.0 finish tops the expanded perimeter weighting to offer excellent turf interaction without hampering the control and speed.
Both Cobra F9 irons and Ping G410 irons offer high forgiveness while also offering high speeds and ball control. The premium finish of both golf clubs give great sound and feel to the player and also increases the confidence by a fair bit.
- The Ping G410 irons have a slightly greater loft angle than the Cobra F9 irons which increases the backspin and reduces the carry distance.
- The Cobra F9 irons have slightly lower lengths offering better playability than the Ping G410 irons.
- The Cobra F9 irons have a D1 swing weight while the Ping G410 irons have a D0 swing weight. For an average player, the D0 swing weight is more suited and offers better spin and accuracy.
Is the Cobra F9 Driver better than the Ping G410 Driver?
Yes, the Cobra F9 drivers are better than the Ping G410 drivers. They offer better forgiveness, speed, and playability at about $100 less.
The Speedback technology gives the Cobra F9 driver an edge over the Ping G410 irons in terms of weight division at the sole resulting in performance improvements. The differences are not too significant but do add another 3-4 yards to the final carry distance.
The ‘feel’ aspect too lies in favor of Cobra F9 drivers technically due to its length, but more people are used to the feel of Ping G410 irons and prefer it that way.
The Ping G410 is not very consistent and tends to have a great deviation with spin and accuracy. Cobra F9 remains consistent with its numbers and doesn’t go too wayward even on a bad day out.
Distance (Cobra F9 Driver Vs G410)
On average, the Cobra F9 drivers offer more total distance coverage than the G410 drivers. A test conducted with 5 shots for reference delivered the following results while comparing the distance aspect between Cobra F9 and G410.
Cobra F9 recorded 3 yards more than the G410 in terms of carry-on average. While the Cobra F9 driver managed an average of 293 yards, the Ping G410 driver delivered 290 yards.
- In terms of the peak height achieved, the Cobra F9 drivers used during the test averaged 2 yards more than the Ping G410 drivers. The average peak height of the 5 shots taken by the Cobra F9 drivers was recorded to be 30 yards. The same for Ping G410 driver was recorded as 28 yards.
- In terms of total distance covered, the Cobra F9 drivers had 3 yards more on average than the Ping G410 drivers. The total distance including the height and carry for Cobra F9 drivers averaged 293 yards after 5 shots, while that for the Ping G410 drivers averaged 290 yards.
Degree of Loft (Cobra F9 Driver Vs Ping G410)
Both Cobra F9 drivers and Ping G410 drivers come with an adjustable degree of loft to suit the player’s style. While the Cobra F9 drivers use the MyFly Technology to provide loft adjustment of up to 1.5°, the Ping G410 drivers have the Trajectory Tuning 2.0 to provide the same level of adjustments.
With the loft maintained at 0° setting in both the drivers, below are a few differences observed after taking five shots each with both the drivers.
- There was a difference of 0.5° in the angle of attack between the two drivers. The Cobra F9 driver recorded an average of 0.2° Dn, while the Ping G410 averaged 0.7° Dn.
- There was a difference of almost 1° between the two drivers. The average lie recorded for Cobra F9 driver was 7.9° while that for Ping G410 driver turned out to be 7.0°.
- The average Closure rate for both drivers differed by 350 dps. The Cobra F9’s average Closure rate was 2488 dps, while the Ping G410 had an average Closure rate of 2138 dps.
Cobra F9 Driver Vs G700
The Cobra F9 Driver is a slightly more forgiving club than the Ping G700 and offers greater carry and ball speed. Below are a few points of differences that players observed between the two golf clubs:
- The efficiency ratio of the Cobra F9 driver is greater than the Ping G700. While the Ping G700 offers an efficiency ratio of 1.32, the Cobra F9 Driver averages 1.34.
- The Cobra F9 driver offers about 7-8 yards more carry than the Ping G700. While the Ping G700 offered an average carry of 176 yards while testing, the Cobra F9 driver carried the ball to 183 yards.
- The total spin on the ball was also lower for the Cobra F9 Driver. The difference between the average total spin of both the drivers was recorded to be almost 600rpm.
Cobra F9 Driver Vs F8
The Cobra F9 driver offers lower spin and greater distance, and ball speed than the Cobra F8 while maintaining the same efficiency ratio.
Below are a few numbers recorded by players to underline the differences between the Cobra F9 and F8:
- The Cobra F9 driver recorded 15-17 yards more than Cobra F8 in terms of total carry. That enabled the player to hit the ball farther with almost the same club speed.
- The Cobra F9 driver offered a lower spin on the ball as well, which helped the ball travel faster and farther. The difference of average total spin between the Cobra F9 and Cobra F8 was about 650-700rpm.
- The Cobra F9 drivers reduce the peak height by almost 6 yards while also reducing the descent angle by about 6 degrees.
Cobra F9 Driver Vs M5
The Cobra F9 driver offered a lower spin on the ball than the M5 driver while carrying the ball to almost the same distance. The ball speed offered by the TaylorMade M5 driver was greater than the Cobra F9 Driver.
Below are a few numbers that will explain the differences between the two drivers better:
- The average ball speed for TaylorMade M5 driver was about 2-3mph greater than the Cobra F9 driver. While the Cobra F9 driver recorded an average ball speed of 161mph, the TaylorMade M5 driver managed to reach the 164mph mark.
- The total spin on ball offered by the Cobra F9 driver was about 200 rpm lower than the M5 driver. The TaylorMade M5 driver had a total spin of over 2500rpm while the Cobra F9 driver recorded just 2300rpm of total spin on the ball.
- The total carry was almost the same for both Cobra F9 and TaylorMade M5 drivers. The total carry recorded was between 295-305 yards with an average total carry of 302 yards for both the drivers.
Cobra F9 Driver Vs M6
The TaylorMade M6 driver offers greater carry, higher efficiency ratio, and a better feel and sound than the Cobra F9 driver. The Cobra F9 does hold the ground in terms of spin, but the M6 driver is just 50-100 rpm away from matching it. Below are a few numbers recorded after taking 5 shots each with the two drivers:
- The Cobra F9 averaged a total spin of 2375 rpm while the M6 driver managed 2425 rpm of total spin. This ensured that the player was able to hit the ball further with the Cobra F9 with a similar club speed.
- The total distance carried was greater for the M6 driver though. While the Cobra F9 ball carried the ball on an average to 302 yards, the M6 managed to take it another 4 yards ahead to average about 306 yards.
- The efficiency ratio was almost identical for both the clubs. At a club speed of 115mph, both clubs delivered a ball speed of 162mph, maintaining an efficiency ratio of 1.41.