Callaway Paradym Vs Cobra Aerojet Driver
“Getting the right driver for your needs will undoubtedly call for a fitting.”
However, before you go in for a fitting, it helps to know a good deal about the drivers you have your eye on.
And in 2023, there is a lot to look at. The new year has brought brand new driver lineups from our favorite golf club companies. Today we will be taking a look at the Callaway Paradym and the Cobra Aerojet drivers.
Our goal is to help you make the right decision if you are considering either of these new drivers and tell you what kind of player could benefit from each. Let’s get started by taking a look at each new driver lineup.
Callaway Paradym Overview
“As you probably have already seen, the new Paradym driver comes in standard, Paradym X and Paradyme Triple Diamond versions.”
It should be noted that the standard Paradym driver is the only model with a 15 gram sliding rear weight. While all models have a forged titanium face, they were built for different kinds of players. For instance, the Triple Diamond model is the only 450cc driver in the lineup so it has a more compact shape – better for players who like to work the ball.
The Paradym X has slight draw bias and a fixed 5 gram weight. The shape of the head is also unique in the lineup as it has been elongated and stretched back. The Paradym X was also designed to be the highest launching driver in the new lineup.
Cobra Aerojet Overview
“The three versions for the new Cobra Aerojet lineup include standard, LS and MAX versions.”
The LS and MAX versions both have adjustable rear weights to shift the CG. However, most of the basic features are the same across all three models. They all have the H.O.T. face design which helps to promote flex and ball speed across more sectors of the face.
All three models also have adjustable loft sleeves so your fitter can really help you optimize your drives. The Paradym Triple Diamond is most similar to the Cobra Aerojet and Cobra Aerojet LS drivers because forward weighting can be emphasized to reduce spin. All of the Cobra Aerojet drivers have a fixed forward oriented weight to promote low spin rates across each model.
Of course, we can’t talk about these drivers without talking about distance.
The distance of the Callaway Triple was very impressive; but every driver in the Cobra Aerojet lineup played longer or at least as long as the Paradym drivers.
The Paradym X and standard Paradym drivers would be best for players who don’t make consistent contact or who want to increase their swing speeds. The lightweight chassis design of the Paradym drivers will really help on that front. The Cobra Aerojet drivers yield better distance though and the MOI was higher as well – resulting in straighter and more accurate drives.
Callaway Paradym Key Technology
“One of the most important design technologies that went into the Paradym drivers is the full carbon chassis.”
Carbon in the sole and in the crown helps keep the overall weight down which is why this is a good driver to test if you are looking to increase your swing speed. The Triple Diamond version also has interchangeable 14g and 2g weights. The heavier weight can be placed in the front position to lower spin or in the rear position to increase MOI.
The Callaway Paradym drivers also feature forged titanium faces which play very hot and don’t add too much weight to the head. Every model also features the Jailbreak bracing system that stiffens the head both up and down and side to side.
Cobra Aerojet Key Technology
“Carbon fiber is also the name of the game for the Cobra Aerojet drivers.”
Cobra has opted to use carbon fiber in the soles and crowns of the new Cobra Aerojet drivers. This makes way for the PWR-BRIDGE that places more weight up front. This is a unique weight in that it’s suspended so it’s not actually resting on the bottom panel.
Instead, it is joined at the heel and toe sections of the head so in addition to providing front weighting, it adds torsional stiffness. So in a way, it’s kind of like the Jailbreak internal bracing we see in the Paradym drivers. All of the Cobra Aerojet driver models also feature adjustable loft hosels that allow you to increase or decrease the standard loft by 1.5°.
Cobra Aerojet Pros & Cons
- Lower spin rates than the Paradym drivers (except the Triple Diamond)
- Clean look at address
- Very good club head speed
- Produces great ball speed
- Lower launch for better players
- Not the best choice for high handicappers
- The standard Cobra Aerojet is the only one without adjustable weights
Callaway Paradym Pros & Cons
- The standard and X versions are good for high handicappers
- Different head shapes to choose from
- Lightweight design
- The Triple Diamond model yield good distance
- Striking color scheme
- Higher spin rates
- Hard to control launch
Who Should Buy the Callaway Paradym Driver?
“The Paradym drivers are good for slower swing speed players who want to go faster.”
After a while with these drivers, you will likely notice a slight uptick in club head speed. These are good game improvement drivers – especially for players who’s swings could benefit from a lighter club head.
Overall Performance: 94/100
Overall Score: 94/100
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Who Should Buy the Cobra Aerojet Driver?
“The Cobra Aerojet drivers would be a great choice for players who are able to work the ball from the pin with a low launch.”
In other words, mid to low handicappers. These drivers yield ideal spin and launch for players with aggressive swing tempo.
Overall Performance: 98/100