Rickie Fowler's new Cobra King F9 Speedback driver

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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,505 ✭✭
    Is the IZ shaft something new for Fowler or did he play that last year?
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,166 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2019 7:54pm #3
    Oh great. Bulging toe and another pointy triangular butt and more weird ridges on th top. A shape only it’s designer could love.



    Gross. Not a fan. . I guess the LTD gets another season or two.





    LOL! I better edit this....I still think it’s ugly but the performance is great and it sounds great. I’m getting one.
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  • mackepamackepa #TheWRX Members Posts: 3,586 ✭✭
    The IZ is definitely new. I have an 80 Stiff in my fairway and it’s fantastic. This driver looks great minus the yellow. Good thing two different colors are coming to retail.
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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers Posts: 2,145 ✭✭
    Rickie is a straight up honest dude. Nice video on the front of the site!
  • The GeneralThe General Members Posts: 1,713 ✭✭
    got some new irons in the bag there? Possibly F9 long irons? or just for marketing purposes?



    This driver looks sick. How's that AD IZ shaft?
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,068 ✭✭
    I like the color. Been a long time since cobra had a driver I got along with
  • ALi3ALi3 Members Posts: 4
    Color scheme on this reminds me of Taylormade driver covers from the early 2000s
  • Rig14PortRig14Port Members Posts: 742 ✭✭
    edited Oct 30, 2018 #9
    Looks fast.. Definitely pulling some inspiration from the F1 world. Even the font has the Nascar/ Racing inspired look.



    I really just wish the OEM's would stop slapping marketing jargon on every piece of visible "tech" on a clubhead... Speedback, CNC Milled, F9 Speed Tuned, MyFly, 360Aero, Ultralite Carbon Wrap. COME ON
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  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,634 ✭✭
    I don't mind the headshape. It kind of reminds me of the old R9 Superdeep with that triangular shape and the way the yellow is wrapped around the back. If it had a taller face, I would be a lot more interested. Didn't care much for the way the F8 looked at address, and aside from a tweak in head shape, I would imagine this will be similar. But, I will give it a fair shake and get it in hand before I say that I am not interested. It does have some good things going for it.
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  • andrieddleandrieddle Posts: 1,798 ✭✭
    Liking the new woods line up for sure....keep it up Cobra!
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,048 ✭✭
    The most interesting aspect of these images:



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    Nice definition. I bet she works out.
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  • NickthurgoodNickthurgood Members Posts: 166 ✭✭
    Great video with Rickie. Genuine and kind in every interview! The new weapons look great. Cobra took a big leap. Can’t wait to try them out.
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,210 ✭✭
    edited Oct 31, 2018 #14
    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭


    got some new irons in the bag there? Possibly F9 long irons? or just for marketing purposes?



    This driver looks sick. How's that AD IZ shaft?




    Looks like he has 18 clubs in there. Likely just hitting 4 of the new irons for marketing and a commercial or something.


    Rig14Port wrote:


    Looks fast.. Definitely pulling some inspiration from the F1 world. Even the font has the Nascar/ Racing inspired look.



    I really just wish the OEM's would stop slapping marketing jargon on every piece of visible "tech" on a clubhead... Speedback, CNC Milled, F9 Speed Tuned, MyFly, 360Aero, Ultralite Carbon Wrap. COME ON




    I agree completely. It's also E9 technology, not F9. That's been around since the Bio Cell days. With TM bragging about twist face, I think they decided this year to step up the recognition of their E9 face from years past.
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  • wkndhackwkndhack Members Posts: 908 ✭✭
    GC70 wrote:
    Is the IZ shaft something new for Fowler or did he play that last year?


    He had a Synergy shafts in his F8 woods.
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  • jmconnell4jmconnell4 Posts: 96 ✭✭
    I've never been a Cobra guy other than some hand me down irons way back but the F8 (and now F9) look really good to my eye. Im hoping that Club Champion does that winter 50% off deal again so I can go spend some $$$
  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011 ClubWRX Posts: 3,554 ClubWRX
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??




    Because they don’t have a choice. There isn’t much left. Any improvement on performance at this stage is minuscule at best. OEMs are grasping at anything they can improve to make it “better” than the previous generation.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,210 ✭✭
    DTown3011 wrote:

    QuigleyDU wrote:


    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??




    Because they don't have a choice. There isn't much left. Any improvement on performance at this stage is minuscule at best. OEMs are grasping at anything they can improve to make it "better" than the previous generation.




    I dont disagree with you there. this just seems like a step backwards and has already been done. A number of times. but again, i guess that is just the industry, rename and rebrand old tech.
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  • tdeutmeyertdeutmeyer Members Posts: 351 ✭✭
    Surprised about all of the ball marks outside the sweetspot…..
  • archer1archer1 Posts: 132 ✭✭
    tdeutmeyer wrote:


    Surprised about all of the ball marks outside the sweetspot…..


    My thoughts exactly. Is it a case of "Ricky, may I try your new driver?".
  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members Posts: 1,252 ✭✭
    Yeah. Seems like ball marks all over the face.
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,931 ✭✭
    edited Oct 31, 2018 #23
    I love this driver! Pappa wants one. Driver HO’in appears to be my new thing. It was irons in 2017 can’t afford that route Mamma isn’t happy. BB
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  • jdanieljdaniel Members Posts: 304
    If he’s at 43.5”, why not extra weights on the bottom ?
  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 Posts: 1,177 ✭✭
    Hotmelt?
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,166 ✭✭
    jdaniel wrote:


    If he’s at 43.5”, why not extra weights on the bottom ?




    I noticed that too. This might seem ridiculous, but when those pics were shot I’m betting the heavier weights didn’t exist yet.



    Cobra actually just added the heavier weights to their inventory a few days ago. Hotmelt was probably the only way to adjust it in October.
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  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 827 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2019 8:25pm #27
    jdaniel wrote:


    If he’s at 43.5”, why not extra weights on the bottom ?



    Hotmelt?




    Hotmelt..and lot's of it...If it's setup like some of his previous drivers , the

    hotmelt is forward center , 1/2 on the crown , 1/2 low , against the face..



    He gave an interview once stating that weight added in the rear of the head

    had negative feel to how the head released thru impact . Felt like he was

    " dragging dead weight " thru the hitting zone..



    Looks like he is using all the spin killing tricks in the book....

    Higher lofted head , adjusted lower / opening the face angle . Tip stiff

    and short shaft... Heavy weight in the back would add launch and spin....
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • DoublebuckDoublebuck Doublebuck Posts: 1,141 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??


    by now you must know you are eating crow...didn't disagree when you posted.
  • wesstlee18wesstlee18 Scotty Cameron and golf equipment expert Salt lake City, UtahPosts: 282 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:
    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??




    It actually means a lot. After going through a half dozen iterations of my driver design to improve aerodynamics, it resulted in an increase of 1-2 MPH in club head speed.



    With variances in spin, 1 mph in club head speed results in 3-5 yards extra distance.



    While it’s very buzz word right now, there is legitimate scientific data to back it up. The faster your swing speed, the more it can positively affect your potential distance, and since COR is maxed, aerodynamics is then next barrier to over come, and cobra has something special with the F9.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,643 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    in my humble uneducated opinion, i feel this one will be a miss for cobra. i am not sure i understand why companies keep throwing their hat in the aerodynamics ring. i dont think it can be measured in real life. I dont care if the head is 300 times more aerodynamic. what can that translate to in real numbers??




    Just a reminder, this thread is littered with these opinions. This is why you never rush to judgment.
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  • WoodersonWooderson Posts: 1,972 ✭✭


    Oh great. Bulging toe and another pointy triangular butt and more weird ridges on th top. A shape only it's designer could love.



    Gross. Not a fan. . I guess the LTD gets another season or two.





    LOL! I better edit this....I still think it's ugly but the performance is great and it sounds great. I'm getting one.




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