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Old 03-24-2011, 05:38 PM
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Default Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

Which one in your opinion is better? I know they are about the same price, and I know the speed cobras are supposed to be an upgraded version of the Iron Cobras, but for $20 what could really make that much of a difference. Also, is it worth the extra $20 to get speed cobras, or are the iron cobras still good enough?
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

The pedals have quite a price difference.

In England, they're about at least 40-60
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

In the US, Iron Cobras are $380. Speed Cobras are $400.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

regular IC's are 320, speed cobras are 350 at midwest percussion. They have a 13% off promo right now as well, coupon code "big13".
The speed cobras have a loger footboard, and they feel a little lighter to me. I tried them out the local GC, liked the way they felt, the longer footboard is a nice bonus for a heel-toe player like myself
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:44 AM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

do you play long boards or not? i had speed cobras. completely in love with them when i first purchased, but now i've returned them and taken in iron cobras. my feet love them so much more! you gotta just play them side by side.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

I have had Iron Cobras in the past and I just picked up two Speed Cobras yesterday, I have to say by far I like the Speed cobras much more, I have more speed and control just a much better feel than any other pedal I have tried. But remember just because these work for me does not mean they will work for you. I did try the DW 3000 5000 9000 the Pearl Demon drive and a few others and liked these the best. I did do a comparison with the reg. Iron Cobra and to me the added leverage of the longer foot board on the Speed Cobra made it easier to play. but again its all personal preference.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

The original Iron Cobra felt stiff to me. A friend reccomending I try the speed cobra, and when I tried it out I fell in love. Traditional Iron Cobras feel stiff and heavy to me, where as the Speed Cobra is light, but you still feel like you're playing a pedal.

I also like the chain drive. I dispise direct drive pedals. Feels like to much delay to me. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

I owned a Speed Cobra for a bit, wasnt that impressed with it. Traded it for a DW 9000, which I traded for a regular IC today. Will post impressions after I spend a bit of time with it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

I played a singled IC for many years, but recently decided to switch up to a speed cobra based on lots of good reviews and i liked the way it felt in the store. I love that its lighter than the IC. I definitely feel like my leg doesnt get fatigued nearly as quickly when I play fast.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

Well, i've spent some time with my newly acquired IC and I like it better than the Speed Cobra, feels more comfortable to me. The Speed Cobra just never felt natural, I couldn't seem to find the sweet spot on the footboard.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra Vs. Speed Cobra

Now, I own an older iron cobra (w/out cobra coil) its a great pedal but due to age and abuse the bearings are wearing, and its falling apart :p

Ive played the speed cobra and boy fast was an understatement... lol i loved the long boards...

Yet the thing that keeps me from buying another one, or a new one is i can pinch the beaters together and make them touch, even the speed cobra has the 2 peice shaft... On my IC there has been tons of wear and play in it has developed now... idk maybe it was a lemon at the store...

I had a buddy that moved from his IC who was saying the same stuff that i said... He picked up that mapex Falcon, oh my word that was a smooth pedal, felt almost like a dw9000...
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:55 AM
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I own a speed cobra double pedal and its beater sucks to the core.. IMO
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