Cobra F9 irons!!!!!!

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  • BigHook25BigHook25  2336WRX Points: 131Members Posts: 2,336 Platinum Tees
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    Considering the price of these irons, I think I might just pick up the 4-iron and try it as a driving iron.
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  • DandyDonDandyDon  218WRX Points: 66Handicap: 13.2Members Posts: 218 Fairways
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    I currently play the CF 16s and just hit the 19s against the F9. Was not my best day of swings, but got about 7 yards more carry with the F9, more distance on my favorite miss, the toe....I do like the Apex looks so much more though...
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  • boggymanboggyman  2847WRX Points: 293Members Posts: 2,847 Titanium Tees
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    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I don't think the 8s had a forged face, did they? If not, would make a difference.



    I really loved playing the original Forged TEC irons, and those also had the forged face in a multi material head.



    Really glad to see Cobra irons generally being well reviewed. I've liked them for a while, but something about a giant KING being on them really turned me off of their newer stuff visually. I know that's where they decided to focus branding and marketing. Just not for me.



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    DandyDon wrote:


    I currently play the CF 16s and just hit the 19s against the F9. Was not my best day of swings, but got about 7 yards more carry with the F9, more distance on my favorite miss, the toe....I do like the Apex looks so much more though...




    thanks. What shaft was in each?
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  • LobberLobber  2512WRX Points: 197Members Posts: 2,512 Titanium Tees
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    They are long, gel good and forgive. But they are just too big for my eye. Can’t fault the performance in anyway. Great sticks for those who aren’t Fixated on thin top lines and soles
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  • GeneralCG21GeneralCG21  23WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    Just grabbed a set of F9, could hit the stiff KBS like i wanted, so I went R+.



    Anyone else go through the same thing?
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  • eddiebigeddieeddiebigeddie  1906WRX Points: 132Handicap: 16Members Posts: 1,906 Platinum Tees
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    Wondering if anyone has compared these to the Mizuno 919 Hot Metals?
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    Driver:  Cobra F9 (9.5d) / Aldila Tour Green 65s
    Fairway:  Cobra F6 Baffler (16) / Project X Hzrdus Red 75s
    Driving Iron:  PXG 0311x (19) / Project X Handcrafted Evenflow Blue 85s
    Hybrid:  Cobra F7 (20.5) / Aldila Tour Blue 85s
    Irons:  PXG 0211 (5 - G) / True Temper Elevate Tour X
    Wedges:  TM Hi-Toe (54/10), (60/10) / Nippon Modus 115
    Putter:  Odyssey Metal X Milled Versa #9Ht
    Bag:  Bennington LQO-9
    Grint:  eddiebigeddie
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    Great review here. Very consistent yardages.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6cyspTSKLQ&t=485s
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    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5* Tour Stiff 65
    Fairways - Ping G410 #5 17.5* Evenflow 75 Stiff (set at big minus 16* = 3/4 wood)
    Hybrids - Ping G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 and Ping G410 24* #4 Tour Stiff 85
    Irons - Ping G410 irons 5-PW Nippon N.S.Pro 950 GH Stiff white dot +1/2" 
    Wedges - Ping Glide 3.0 50* green dot +1/2", Ping Glide 3.0 54* black dot and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye 58* black dot
    Bag  Ping DLX Black
    Putter  Bettinardi Queen Bee #8 2017 model
    Head covers for woods Ping Black/White Pompoms
    Balls  Titleist ProV1, ProvV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X (depending on the course and weather)
    Cart Clicgear 3.5+
  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk  810WRX Points: 135Handicap: 10Members Posts: 810 Golden Tee
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    Just got my F9 irons. I was curious to see if the gap wedge & sand wedge were different from the F8's. I could not find any specific images of them. The F8's had that specialty wedge look going for them which I really didn't care for at all. Didn't like them one bit really. Looks as though they have gone away from that look.



    I think they fit better in with the rest of the irons. I had the same problem with the F8 gap wedge as I did the Mizuno JPX900 gap wedge. Seemed to lose distance & have to big a gap between the PW & GW. Have to test them out but I certainly like the looks of the F9 gap & sand wedge better than the F8's. Just my opinion.
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    I'd love to see a comparison between the Apex 19's and Cobra F9 Speedback.
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  • Les StrokesLes Strokes  516WRX Points: 121Members Posts: 516 Golden Tee
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    Tested the F9 seven iron against the CF16 and 19 today. They were all giving equal performance for me. So I probably won't be buying them at the moment. But I think the fact the F9 can hang with the Callaway's is a win for Cobra. Nice irons.
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  • Pack7483Pack7483  641WRX Points: 95Members Posts: 641 Golden Tee
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    JohnKHawk wrote:


    Just got my F9 irons. I was curious to see if the gap wedge & sand wedge were different from the F8's. I could not find any specific images of them. The F8's had that specialty wedge look going for them which I really didn't care for at all. Didn't like them one bit really. Looks as though they have gone away from that look.



    I think they fit better in with the rest of the irons. I had the same problem with the F8 gap wedge as I did the Mizuno JPX900 gap wedge. Seemed to lose distance & have to big a gap between the PW & GW. Have to test them out but I certainly like the looks of the F9 gap & sand wedge better than the F8's. Just my opinion.




    Any chance you could post some pics of the GW and SW?
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    Rhump wrote:


    I’ve had a set of F9 OL for a few weeks now (ordered direct from Cobra and they actually showed a few days before the official release) and I really like them. The clubs are a thousands times more durable then the F8s. I’ve hit a lot of balls with them and they still look like new.




    In terms of on course performance, how do you compare and contrast the F9 and F8 OL?
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    Rhump wrote:


    I’ve had a set of F9 OL for a few weeks now (ordered direct from Cobra and they actually showed a few days before the official release) and I really like them. The clubs are a thousands times more durable then the F8s. I’ve hit a lot of balls with them and they still look like new.




    In terms of on course performance, how do you compare and contrast the F9 and F8 OL?




    It’s winter here and I haven’t hit them on a course yet. Just practicing on my mat and net.
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  • sthompson42sthompson42 Texas42  72WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    Rhump wrote:


    Rhump wrote:


    I’ve had a set of F9 OL for a few weeks now (ordered direct from Cobra and they actually showed a few days before the official release) and I really like them. The clubs are a thousands times more durable then the F8s. I’ve hit a lot of balls with them and they still look like new.




    In terms of on course performance, how do you compare and contrast the F9 and F8 OL?




    It’s winter here and I haven’t hit them on a course yet. Just practicing on my mat and net.




    Ok, thanks. I have had the F8 OL since fall and like them more and more. Wondering if an upgrade is worth it.



    Also curious on the shafts. I went with my previous iron shaft in the F8’s and wondering if anyone is seeing benefit from the stock flighted shafts made for the OL’s.
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    Pack7483 wrote:

    JohnKHawk wrote:


    Just got my F9 irons. I was curious to see if the gap wedge & sand wedge were different from the F8's. I could not find any specific images of them. The F8's had that specialty wedge look going for them which I really didn't care for at all. Didn't like them one bit really. Looks as though they have gone away from that look.



    I think they fit better in with the rest of the irons. I had the same problem with the F8 gap wedge as I did the Mizuno JPX900 gap wedge. Seemed to lose distance & have to big a gap between the PW & GW. Have to test them out but I certainly like the looks of the F9 gap & sand wedge better than the F8's. Just my opinion.




    Any chance you could post some pics of the GW and SW?




    Here are some pics showing the difference.
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  • T.B.T.B.  299WRX Points: 105Handicap: 10Members Posts: 299 Greens
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    Hit them. Nothing special
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    I’m not big on the looks of them. They actually felt alright ball flight was good. I just didn’t think they were anything special. I’m stuck on my Wilson staff c300 forged irons
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  • buckeyewaltbuckeyewalt  146WRX Points: 90Handicap: 13Members Posts: 146 Fairways
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    Went back and hit the f9 for a second time. Being a graphite player, I really didn't like the Atmos R flex shaft. To me it was real whippy compared to my Recoil R flex in my CF16. That said, I tried the club but with a steel shaft and really liked the feel and distance, but I need/want graphite. Still on the fence, we'll see.
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  • stan111stan111 South Africa 9WRX Points: 13Handicap: HI: 13Members Posts: 9 Bunkers
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    JohnKHawk wrote:


    Just got my F9 irons. I was curious to see if the gap wedge & sand wedge were different from the F8's. I could not find any specific images of them. The F8's had that specialty wedge look going for them which I really didn't care for at all. Didn't like them one bit really. Looks as though they have gone away from that look.



    I think they fit better in with the rest of the irons. I had the same problem with the F8 gap wedge as I did the Mizuno JPX900 gap wedge. Seemed to lose distance & have to big a gap between the PW & GW. Have to test them out but I certainly like the looks of the F9 gap & sand wedge better than the F8's. Just my opinion.




    Glad to see I was not the only one with the F8's having a big gap between PW and GW. ARCCOS tells me smart distance of 110m (at altitude) for the GW and 130m for the PW. All other gaps in the 10m range (140m 9i, 151m 8i, 161m 7i).

    I'm choking down a bit on the PW for a 120m shot (with mixed results) but would definitely prefer a full shot for this as I'm just about now getting the right swing mechanics going. I've been thinking about dropping a hybrid and reconfiguring my wedges to do this.



    As this is the F9 thread, I hit them at the shop on GC2 over the weekend side by side with my F8's. Didn't mind the chunkyness and the performance was slightly better than the F8 - slightly higher ball flight and 2-3m longer carry on the 7i in the stock shafts (F8: TT XP 90 and F9: KBS Tour 90) . I loved them, but for the marginal improvement and the local price of R16,500 (USD 1150) it's not worth it right now. I'm pretty happy with my bag as it is (swopping in the F8 4i/5i in place of one of the hybrids every now and then).
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    Driver: Taylormade M4 10.5* (set to 10*) shortened by 1" (Atmos Blue TS 6S)
    Fairway: Cobra F7 3/4 (14.5*)
    Fairway: Cobra F8 5/6 (19.5*)
    Hybrid: Cobra F7 4/5 (23.5*)
    Irons: Cobra F8: 6i (25.5*) to GW (49*)
    Wedge: Cleveland RTX-3 CB 54*
    Wedge: Cleveland RTX-3 CB 58*
    Wedge: Callaway Sure Out 64*
    Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7s 35"
    Bag: Clicgear B3
    Cart: Clicgear 3.5+
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    stan111 wrote:

    JohnKHawk wrote:


    Just got my F9 irons. I was curious to see if the gap wedge & sand wedge were different from the F8's. I could not find any specific images of them. The F8's had that specialty wedge look going for them which I really didn't care for at all. Didn't like them one bit really. Looks as though they have gone away from that look.



    I think they fit better in with the rest of the irons. I had the same problem with the F8 gap wedge as I did the Mizuno JPX900 gap wedge. Seemed to lose distance & have to big a gap between the PW & GW. Have to test them out but I certainly like the looks of the F9 gap & sand wedge better than the F8's. Just my opinion.




    Glad to see I was not the only one with the F8's having a big gap between PW and GW. ARCCOS tells me smart distance of 110m (at altitude) for the GW and 130m for the PW. All other gaps in the 10m range (140m 9i, 151m 8i, 161m 7i).

    I'm choking down a bit on the PW for a 120m shot (with mixed results) but would definitely prefer a full shot for this as I'm just about now getting the right swing mechanics going. I've been thinking about dropping a hybrid and reconfiguring my wedges to do this.



    As this is the F9 thread, I hit them at the shop on GC2 over the weekend side by side with my F8's. Didn't mind the chunkyness and the performance was slightly better than the F8 - slightly higher ball flight and 2-3m longer carry on the 7i in the stock shafts (F8: TT XP 90 and F9: KBS Tour 90) . I loved them, but for the marginal improvement and the local price of R16,500 (USD 1150) it's not worth it right now. I'm pretty happy with my bag as it is (swopping in the F8 4i/5i in place of one of the hybrids every now and then).




    I've have been all over the place with what irons to get this year.



    I had it narrowed down to the F9 and Callaway std Rogue. I eliminated the Ping G410 and Mizuno 919 HM and 919 Pro. For me, the Cobra and Callaway were just longer and more consistent for my swing.



    Today I wanted to make my mind up and spent 2 hours hitting balls and comparing stats. I averaged a full club longer with the F9's, but to be fair, I was using a different shaft between the 2 clubs. The Rogue had a 760 Recoil in it, the F9 had Recoil 460 ES in it. So, my clubhead and ball speed was higher with the F9, mainly because I think of the difference is shaft weight. So, tomorrow I am going to hit the 460 ES Recoil in both clubs and make a final decision after that.
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I like the f8's and could have bagged them. I would not be able to play f9 though solely for aesthetic reasons. The sole is visible on the 7 iron at address. They are near-hybrid in size.
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    56*: Callaway MD3 S Grind
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I like the f8's and could have bagged them. I would not be able to play f9 though solely for aesthetic reasons. The sole is visible on the 7 iron at address. They are near-hybrid in size.




    For those being critical of the sizeof the F9, just cool it. It's the ultimate outcome that matters. Take your smug attitude somewhere else, please. Tired of reading where people turn their noses up at different clubs, as if they have the corner on the market of what looks new. In other words, if you cant say something nice, get out of here!!!!



    The person who will enjoy this club is the person who is vertically challenged with ball flight. They could care less what the club looks like if it hits shots they never dreamed they could hit.
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I like the f8's and could have bagged them. I would not be able to play f9 though solely for aesthetic reasons. The sole is visible on the 7 iron at address. They are near-hybrid in size.




    For those being critical of the sizeof the F9, just cool it. It's the ultimate outcome that matters. Take your smug attitude somewhere else, please. Tired of reading where people turn their noses up at different clubs, as if they have the corner on the market of what looks new. In other words, if you cant say something nice, get out of here!!!!



    The person who will enjoy this club is the person who is vertically challenged with ball flight. They could care less what the club looks like if it hits shots they never dreamed they could hit.




    Someone asked if they were an improvement over the F8 and I shared my view. I was very excited to hit F9 as was a huge fan of the F8 but I was disappointed that they made it bigger, as F8 was a sweet spot in size IMO. It messed wth my head and I couldn’t hit them well. If these work for you then enjoy!!
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    56*: Callaway MD3 S Grind
    60*: Vokey K Grind
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I like the f8's and could have bagged them. I would not be able to play f9 though solely for aesthetic reasons. The sole is visible on the 7 iron at address. They are near-hybrid in size.




    For those being critical of the sizeof the F9, just cool it. It's the ultimate outcome that matters. Take your smug attitude somewhere else, please. Tired of reading where people turn their noses up at different clubs, as if they have the corner on the market of what looks new. In other words, if you cant say something nice, get out of here!!!!



    The person who will enjoy this club is the person who is vertically challenged with ball flight. They could care less what the club looks like if it hits shots they never dreamed they could hit.




    Someone asked if they were an improvement over the F8 and I shared my view. I was very excited to hit F9 as was a huge fan of the F8 but I was disappointed that they made it bigger, as F8 was a sweet spot in size IMO. It messed wth my head and I couldn't hit them well. If these work for you then enjoy!!




    I think allot of the builders are going to the wider bottom to get the ball airborne easier because of the trend toward stronger lofted irons. What amazed me about this iron is that I got amazing, towering height, but I also hit the club a long way.



    I'm 71 years old and am hitting the 7 iron 165-170 yards. That's crazy long. It's a nice problem to have. When most seniors my age are moving forward with their tee selection (to white or senior), I'm moving back!



    Ping, Mizuno, Callaway are all doing this as well.
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    boggyman wrote:


    Are the 9s that much an improvement or better than the 8s??




    I like the f8's and could have bagged them. I would not be able to play f9 though solely for aesthetic reasons. The sole is visible on the 7 iron at address. They are near-hybrid in size.




    For those being critical of the sizeof the F9, just cool it. It's the ultimate outcome that matters. Take your smug attitude somewhere else, please. Tired of reading where people turn their noses up at different clubs, as if they have the corner on the market of what looks new. In other words, if you cant say something nice, get out of here!!!!



    The person who will enjoy this club is the person who is vertically challenged with ball flight. They could care less what the club looks like if it hits shots they never dreamed they could hit.




    You may want to check your smug attitude. EveryonEmis entitled to their opinion and we need to respect that
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    Has anyone checked swing weight of their f9 irons? Just curious, because mine are coming in at E0. To be fair I opted for a heavier shaft - 125 gram c-taper s+ at 1 inch over standard. I didn't have the swing weight of my prior set, AP1 714 with dg x100 at 1 inch over standard checked. The f9 feel noticeably heavier and not sure if its static weight, balance of the different shafts, or a combo of the two.



    I love the shots these are producing, so I don't plan to alter anything, just worried about fatigue on those marathon golf days. If any of you played/are playing irons in this weight range I would be curious of any feedback.
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    G400 3 Wood Tour75x
    G400 3 Hybrid Tour85x
    Ping G410 5-UW KBS Tour x
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 & 58 DG x100
    Taylormade Spider X
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    Can anyone post some up close pics of the soles at different angles?

    They look odd to me and I can't get a good idea of what they look like from the pics online
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    kabal57 wrote:


    Can anyone post some up close pics of the soles at different angles?

    They look odd to me and I can't get a good idea of what they look like from the pics online
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    G400 Max 9 Degree Tour75x
    G400 3 Wood Tour75x
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    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 & 58 DG x100
    Taylormade Spider X
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