Cobra's new King F9 Speedback Driver, Woods, Hybrids and Irons (NO BUY SELL TRADE POSTS)

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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,989 ✭✭
    Man, just watched two YouTube videos with mini reviews and January can't get here soon enough! I need to hear a comparison vs M3 ASAP!
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,989 ✭✭

    SwooshLT wrote:



    I hit this one yesterday. Also hit the new 3 and 5 woods Loved those !






    Are the claims true? Would you bag it?


    I can’t honestly answer much about the driver excerpt for its looks and feel. The one I played with wasn’t close to my specs. I will say the fairways woods were awesome. I’m not sure if the irons I used are a new release or not but the all black forged irons were super cool. I hit a bunch of great irons with them.




    Okay.....to your eye, did it seem 460-ish or slightly smaller? I saw Z785 in person and it didn't have the same appeal as the pics did....it seemed too short /not deep enough front to back....



    Feel/sound as subjective but this has a solid metallic thwack sound from the videos ....yay or nay?
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    ttm27 wrote:


    Best fairway woods in the biz. F6 Baffler prob my favorite club of all time.


    f8 5 wood might be mine. f6 is amazing also, perfect size.



    im kinda bummed they are sticking with two sizes. f6 and f7 size was uniformly better, right in the middle
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    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
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    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,280 ✭✭
    Not bad, but did they really need to put “cnc milled” on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,930 ✭✭
    edited Nov 1, 2018 #96
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put “cnc milled” on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    I completely agree it’s a little cheesy
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • casey_0507casey_0507 Members Posts: 1,629 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put “cnc milled” on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    I completely agree it’s a little cheesy




    Does Cobra need to put jailbreak on their clubs? It’s marketing, although I do agree it feels like Cobra put a billboard on a van.
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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members Posts: 2,022 ✭✭
    casey_0507 wrote:

    Big Ben wrote:
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put “cnc milled” on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    I completely agree it’s a little cheesy




    Does Cobra need to put jailbreak on their clubs? It’s marketing, although I do agree it feels like Cobra put a billboard on a van.




    that would certainly be false advertising 🤣
  • BigHook25BigHook25 Members Posts: 2,290 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:

    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put "cnc milled" on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    I completely agree it's a little cheesy




    I agree, but TM also put "Twist Face" on the face of their drivers.
  • casey_0507casey_0507 Members Posts: 1,629 ✭✭
    casey_0507 wrote:

    Big Ben wrote:
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put “cnc milled” on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.
    I completely agree it’s a little cheesy




    Does Cobra need to put jailbreak on their clubs? It’s marketing, although I do agree it feels like Cobra put a billboard on a van.




    that would certainly be false advertising �




    I always have that issue. That’s why Sara my last wife left me, her name was Hannah
    Srixon Z565, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6x
    Cobra F7 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Cobra King Baffler Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Cobra Amp Forged 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff
    Vokey SM6 50F, 54F, 58M
    Spider Tour Red
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,362 ✭✭
    Early reviews are stating this driver is an absolute beast. I cannot wait to give it a whirl!!!
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,989 ✭✭


    Early reviews are stating this driver is an absolute beast. I cannot wait to give it a whirl!!!
    man.....just re-connected with M3 and hzrdus red shaft.....but I'm sold with Atomos TS blue!
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,280 ✭✭


    Early reviews are stating this driver is an absolute beast. I cannot wait to give it a whirl!!!


    Smash factors above 1.55? If so, I’m in.

    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,634 ✭✭
    SubaruWRX wrote:



    Early reviews are stating this driver is an absolute beast. I cannot wait to give it a whirl!!!


    Smash factors above 1.55? If so, I'm in.




    Not sure if this is sarcasm or if you saw someone claim that they achieved super high smash factor numbers (haven't read up on this lineup much yet).



    I like the looks of this driver. Look forward to seeing it in person. I thought the F8 looked underwhelming. I just got used to the Ping G400 LST crown, so a little bit of noise on the top isn't too bad.
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,930 ✭✭
    edited Nov 3, 2018 #105
    The noise on the crown will go away in your mind after a couple rounds. You won’t even see it anymore.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Ughhhh, I don’t know... I’m definitely not replacing my TS2 anytime soon, and I just got my CLK hybrid in the mail but I will say it looks like Cobra has a winner in the new hybrid.





    Driver looks horrific.





    Fairway doesn’t look too bad, I like how they made it a little more shallow but the crown looks like something my 3 year old would draw up.
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 10.5 Degrees set at 9.5, Weight Neutral, Tensei Orange 60 Gram Stiff
    3 Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, HZRDUS Smoke 70 Gram 6.0
    3 Hybrid: Ping G410 19 Degrees, Tensei Blue 80 Gram Stiff
    2 Iron: Taylormade P790 UDI, Project X HZDRUS Black 85g 6.0
    5-PW: Taylormade P760’s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 120 Stiff
    50 Degree: Cleveland RTX 4, 10 Bounce, Mid Grind, Black Satin, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Cleveland RTX 4, 10 Bounce, Mid Grind, Black Satin, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    58 Degree: TaylorMade Hi-Toe, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Putter: 34” Scotty Cameron Phantom X #8 
    Ball: Taylormade TP5
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,076 ✭✭
    I love the yellow paintjob. My old school colours. However it looks almost over-designed, as if they are trying to get every possible feature into one head. But, as the results seem so good I will demo this when it hits the UK next year.
  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,504 ✭✭
    Driver looks pretty good but everything else is not too good looking at all. The irons are very poorly shaped and clunky looking. Not sure what they were thinking. Maybe they'll look better in person but first impression isn't too good unfortunately.
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,989 ✭✭
    jimb6golf wrote:


    Driver looks pretty good but everything else is not too good looking at all. The irons are very poorly shaped and clunky looking. Not sure what they were thinking. Maybe they'll look better in person but first impression isn't too good unfortunately.




    Read an article on the science behind the boxy shape....I'll see if I can find the link.
  • Captain Morgan Captain Morgan Posts: 707 ✭✭
    Reminds me of Bumblebee from the 2007 Transformers movie.
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  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 827 ✭✭
    SwooshLT wrote:

    jimb6golf wrote:


    Driver looks pretty good but everything else is not too good looking at all. The irons are very poorly shaped and clunky looking. Not sure what they were thinking. Maybe they'll look better in person but first impression isn't too good unfortunately.




    Read an article on the science behind the boxy shape....I'll see if I can find the link.




    We need to look thru the eyes of a player seeking maximum forgiveness in a

    GI / SGI iron. Many like to see the weighting and high tech badging .



    As for "cluncky looking" ...yes...but that is part of the appeal for the SGI

    player. Their other models ( forged models) do a better job of hiding the tech,

    and appeal to the purists looking for a little extra forgiveness.
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    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

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  • lspky_muskielspky_muskie Members Posts: 894 ✭✭
    Talked to someone who hit the irons, and he said they’ll sell themselves if a fitter puts them into a mid or high handicapers hands.
  • ProjectXProjectX I can a hit lob wedge 150...but only from a greenside bunker Members Posts: 1,231 ✭✭
    Love the Driver and Fairways, the hybrids are nothing to write home about, just a bland run of the mill hybrid. They need the same milled face annd my fly treatment as the driver and fairways. The irons are an exceercise in how to not sell golf clubs. If I owned a store I wouldn't carry a single set, they'd just collect dust.
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    Cobra F9 Tour Fairway 16.5* Diamana D+ LTD 90 TX
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 3-5 KBS Tour C Taper X
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 6-9 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 46F, 50F, 54F & 60D KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Evnroll ER5 Hatchback
    Titleist Pro V1x...but testing every urethane ball on the market
  • coreylcoreyl Hacker Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    pcs11 wrote:


    Yikes. It is impossible to buy a driver these days that doesn't have a bunch **** on the crown. Thank goodness for Continental Golf.




    Z785?



    disappointed I am with this release image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • realitycheckrealitycheck Members Posts: 333 ✭✭
    I'm getting a set of these irons!



    I want some technology, not just zero offset, clean, blade irons that not one golfer I ever play with has any business playing.
  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    dan_smee wrote:


    I am fairly new here, but the universal obsession with form over function is strange to me. Looks are semi important, but it seems as though people here write off a product on looks alone with no regard for how it performs...



    Obviously, until we get to hit them, all of the claims are academic, but I am quite excited to hit these irons. The claims they make about performance and design seem to suit me very well, and the looks are just about irrelevant.



    For the record, I don't hate the looks, I just don't feel strongly about them either way.


    Its simple really.



    When no-one has hit them, all you have to talk about is looks. Happens at the start of every new club thread but once people get them in their hands the discussion quickly shifts to performance.
  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    Not bad, but did they really need to put "cnc milled" on the face?!? Otherwise, the driver looks good to me. But that one thing really bugs me for some reason.


    "CNC Milled" sounds like a dodgy pop band from the early 90s.
  • NoCautionNoCaution Members Posts: 150 ✭✭
    OK... So here's the thing... Like it or not; LOOKS MATTER!



    All the tech in the world doesn't make a bit of difference if you look down at the club and think; "ew". A massive part of making clean contact is confidence. We all know that it doesn't actually matter what a club looks like, but if it fails to suit your eye, you simply won't swing it with the same amount of confidence as something that does. There are plenty of guys who've been playing butter knives for years, who wouldn't be able to hit something 1000x more forgiving to save their life. No matter how well these drive a golf ball, there will be a TON of people who simply can't hit them, based solely on looks. Much to the chagrin of the "substance over style" crowd, buying a club that you feel more confident hitting because you think it's pretty... is a valid point of view. Conversely, I'm sure that many others won't give a rat's @$;$ what the club looks like and will be smashing F9s down fairways while the style crowd winces in horror. Everyone's different.



    As for me???



    Unfortunately, the majority of this F9 lineup simply doesn't ring my bell, and I'm a HUGE fan of Cobra's long clubs. I upgraded my F6 driver/fairway combo to the F8 Tour Length and a matching fairway a few months ago and then pulled the trigger on the matching F8 hybrid just recently. I'm SO glad I did, cause I want nothing to do with the F9. Even with the more muted color scheme, there are so many bulges and flares that I'd feel like I was swinging a kid's toy. That fairway looks like it might explode if you make bad contact. The hybrid looks OK, but it's basically the same as the current F8 anyway. The irons are weird and boxy from behind, and that little carbon fiber strip looks like something a 17-year-old would put on his 98' Camry (because racecar - lol). They look a little better at address, but you still know what's there, so the damage is done. The F8 was a big winner in performance AND looks IMHO, so I'm gonna be happy with those for quite some time to come.



    Just my opinion.
    I'd certainly hate to be left out of the "WITB signature" thingy, so...

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    Cobra F8 3 Wood 14.5° - Hzrdus Black 65 6.0, 3/4 inch short
    Cobra F8 4 Hybrid 22° - UST Recoil 780 ES Smacwrap Black F4, 1/2 inch short
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  • casey_0507casey_0507 Members Posts: 1,629 ✭✭
    edited Nov 4, 2018 #119
    In all fairness, when the G30 was released everyone lost their minds about turbulators being ugly, then G it was dragonfly, now g400 Max is the best driver ever!!!



    The looks are different, people can adapt to looks, they cannot adapt to subpar performance.
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    Cobra F7 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Cobra King Baffler Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Cobra Amp Forged 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff
    Vokey SM6 50F, 54F, 58M
    Spider Tour Red
  • lspky_muskielspky_muskie Members Posts: 894 ✭✭
    It took me about 6 swings to get used to the look of my Ping G. Same thing when demoing the F8.
  • sjpsjp Posts: 84 ✭✭
    edited Nov 4, 2018 #121
    From the pictures I would have chosen the white driver, the yellow was too much for me. Last week I have hit the F9 driver and pre-ordered the ... yellow😀. Driver looks much better in hands than on photos. With the gloss crown finish from the yellow the ridges aren’t that destracting. It looks very good at address👍🏻
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