Cobra AMP Cell, AMP Cell Pro irons
Sunday, January 12, 2014
In Cobra’s world, AMP stands for advanced material placement. It is an overriding design philosophy that removes weight from non-critical areas and redistributes it to places where it can improve performance.
With the AMP Cell irons, Cobra designed the faces to be especially thin in certain areas and then repositioned the discretionary weight into cells designed low and inside the heads. By dropping the center of gravity, Cobra made these irons easier to hit and more forgiving.
The faces of the cavity-back irons are made from an extremely hard stainless steel that has been welded to a softer stainless steel body. According to Cobra, the result is increased ball speed for more distance. However, to ensure ideal fit, the hosels are bendable so the right lofts and lie angles can be created.
Cobra design the soles with beveled leading and trailing edges, along with a V-shaped design for improved turf interaction.
The forged AMP Cell Pro irons were inspired by the clubs Tour pros such as Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler enjoy. The 3- through 6-irons feature dual cavity design that lowers the center of gravity and makes getting the ball high in the air easier. The 7- and 8-irons feature cavity-back design, while the 9-iron and pitching wedge are traditional blades for enhanced accuracy and precision.
Visually, the club’s flow into one homogeneous set and from the address position they feature thin top lines and looks slightly smaller than the standard AMP Cell irons.
When first made available, the AMP Cell irons cost $699 and the AMP Cell Pro irons cost $799 with steel shafts.