This is last year's model of Cobra's SGI offering that typically comes in a combo set with hybrids. Lately I've toyed with the idea of picking up a set of very easy to hit irons rather than continue to struggle to hit a players iron as has been the case lately. The Cobras appealled to me based on price and some positive reviews.
The irons are big and chunky, yet aren't off-putting when setting up behind the ball. I appreciate that these aren't ultra light particularly when shafted with steel. Despite the heft compared to some of the alternatives, the clubs are well balanced and easy to swing. You also get a quality standard weight Lamkin ACE 3 REL grip rather than some of the thin grips that budget irons often come equipped with.
I hit the 7 iron in both stiff steel and regular graphite in a simulator with a launch monitor. These irons are easy to launch and ballfight is predominantly straight with a draw bias. The graphite shafts launched the ball higher with greater carry comparing best results, but with wider dispersion. The results with the steel shaft was grouped quite a bit tighter. Feel was moderately more responsive with the steel shaft, but not particularly reflective on a mishit. I found the results a bit puzzling as my strike was quite consistent based on the tape on the head, yet what felt as though a quality strike didn't always show up that way on the monitor. While I clearly fit into a regular flex shaft based on best result, on balance the consistency with stiff would lead me in that direction without the benefit of having a regular steel shaft to compare to.
I don't mind these clubs and I'd like to have a go with them for a more thorough try-out on course conditions, but that option isn't available to me. Tough to experiment when the depreciation on used clubs is so severe! I was quoted a shocking trade-in value on my year old i25's (6-PW) of just $145 which is absolutely ridiculous!