FIRST LOOK: Cobra T-Rail hybrid irons with H.O.T. Face technology
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For golfers looking to maximize performance with a high launch easy-to-hit iron set, Cobra is here to help with the all-new 3rd generation T-Rail hybrid and iron combo set featuring H.O.T. face technology.
The newest version builds on the previous T-Rail design of using hollow body construction through the entire set and combining it with Cobra’s signature Baffler rails on the sole of the club to help improve turf interaction while also lowering the center of gravity.
With their wide sole and hybrid design, the T-Rail irons are targeted towards golfers looking to improve their game, and for players on the lower end of the swing speed spectrum who are in need of extra launch to help increase carry and distance. By bringing the same technology used in the top end of the hybrid set into the irons you get an easy-to-hit set from top to bottom that also help create more consistent distance gaps between clubs.
What is H.O.T. Face?
H.O.T. Face Technology in the T-Rail irons is derived from the same A.I. design that Cobra drivers and fairway woods have used in the past to optimize face thickness but honed for a smaller face profile. Based on the face surface area of an iron and hybrid compared to a driver and the intended target golfer, this helps boost the sweet zone by 30% according to Cobra, and results in more consistent ball speeds on mishits — because nobody hits it prefect all the time.
Now if you’re worried about what a hollow, hybrid-like iron might sound like, don’t worry, Cobra designers have placed internal rib structures inside of the set to improve sound and feel, without sacrificing the center of gravity.
The other cool feature on the T-Rail irons is found on the sole, with the Cobra engineers both hollowing out and spliting the Baffler rails behind the face to increase flex on shots hit towards the leading edge. This assists in retaining ball speed and helps increase launch on those low struck shots.
To help make the T-Rail irons easy to configure for those golfers that might not have a full understanding of how to build a set, Cobra has done the work for you. A 4-hybrid replaces a 4-iron/hybrid in the standard men’s set and a 5-hybrid replaces the 5-iron/hybrid in the women’s set.
Price and availability
The T-RAIL hybrid-iron combo set is available in men’s and women’s set make-ups.
The men’s T-Rail 7-piece set comes stock 4-hybrid, 5-PW hybrid irons for $999 with Cobra ultralight 50g graphite shafts in stiff, regular, and lite flex (at 45g), both right- and left-handed. Steel is available through custom order.
The men’s T-Rail Set is also available with optional 5- and 6-hybrids along with a gap wedge and sand wedge through custom order.
The womans’s T-Rail 7-piece set comes stock 5-hybrid and 6-SW hybrid irons for $999 with Cobra ultralight 45g graphite shafts in ladies flex, both right- and left-handed. A matching 6-hybrid and gap wedge are available through custom order.
The Cobra T-Rail combo hybrid-iron sets will be available beginning November 4, 2022.
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