Is there a driver worth upgrading from Cobra F8+?

asumnerdawgasumnerdawg Members Posts: 337 ✭✭

F9?
G410, TS3, Cally EF?
I have some cult classics as backups: LTD pro, ‘16 m2, Bio cell +, Z565, i20.
I know demoing all the new stuff would answer the question, but is there truly a driver out there worth spending the coin to change?

Gamer/Backup
Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5; Cobra LTD PRO w/ Speeder 661 iv
3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff; Callaway XHot 3w
5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5; Titleist 917 2H
3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0; N/A
4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron; N/A
5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff; i200 w/ CFS stiff 3-PW
52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 52
58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 58
Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5; Nike Method Matter B2-05
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X

Comments

  • monkeyboymonkeyboy Lefty Boomers Posts: 678 ✭✭

    Depends on what works for you. I just upgraded from F8+ to F9, I felt it was worth it.
    Is your shaft fit properly for you? if not, you may get bigger gains getting into a shaft better suited to you. Likely very small differences with all of the newish heads - but if something works for you - go with it

    Driver (9.0) - Cobra F9 Aldila Rogue Silver 70 S, 44.5"
    Wood (15) - Exotics EX10 Aldila Rougue Silver 70 S
    Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
    Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
    Irons (7-P) - Srixon Z765 Project X 5.5
    Wedges - Vokey SM-7 Jet Black / 50.08 F / 54.08 M / 58.08 M DG S300
    Putter - Gauge Design GAA-8
    Ball - Snell MTB-x
  • rgk5rgk5 rgk5(OLB) Members Posts: 3,575 ✭✭

    The F9 is slightly longer. I'm keeping my F8+.

    Cobra F8+, 10.5*, VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
    Cobra F8 3-4 wood 15.5*, VA Composites Raijin 44 F3

    Cobra F8 5-6 wood, Tensei Blue A
    Callaway V Sole 7-wood, Bassara R
    Callaway Rogue Pro 5-AW, Recoil 95 F3
    Ping Glide 1.0 55*, CFS Wedge flex

    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 58*, Alta 70 R

    Ping Zing 2 TR 34", Flatso 1.0 grip
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,368 ✭✭

    I crush my F8+ and it feels awesome. Can't imagine anything longer but I haven't hit every 2019 club

    Ping G400 Max 9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC Northwood Center Shaft 400g
  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members Posts: 2,603 ✭✭

    I upgraded(but still have) my F8+ to the F9 and love everything about the differences. Lower spin, great sound, very forgiving and higher ball speeds.

  • jvincentjvincent Members Posts: 533 ✭✭

    Traded in my FlyZ, LTD, and F8 towards an F9. My F8+ is my backup. The F9 is longer for me.

  • BadshaftBadshaft Members Posts: 135 ✭✭

    Keeping my F8+...My swing speed isn't 120mph+...So there isn't that much of a difference, if any, for me

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,368 ✭✭

    @Badshaft said:
    Keeping my F8+...My swing speed isn't 120mph+...So there isn't that much of a difference, if any, for me

    It's an interesting comment, I'm not sure there's a ton more advantage for fast swingers if there isn't for slower swingers. An extra 5% on a drive of 210yds is about 10yds. An extra 5% on a drive of 280 is about 14yds

    So I don't even know that faster swingers are benefitting to a much bigger degree, unless the argument is they get much bigger percentage gains

    Ping G400 Max 9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC Northwood Center Shaft 400g
  • BadshaftBadshaft Members Posts: 135 ✭✭

    @MtlJeff said:

    @Badshaft said:
    Keeping my F8+...My swing speed isn't 120mph+...So there isn't that much of a difference, if any, for me

    It's an interesting comment, I'm not sure there's a ton more advantage for fast swingers if there isn't for slower swingers. An extra 5% on a drive of 210yds is about 10yds. An extra 5% on a drive of 280 is about 14yds

    So I don't even know that faster swingers are benefitting to a much bigger degree, unless the argument is they get much bigger percentage gains

    I think your numbers are a little to generous
    My thinking : It is probably linear progressive gains - The faster the SS the bigger the gains-
    Found this on-line comparison between the 2 which is closer aligned with my slower swing speed - His results are where I think is more realistic to where I'm at

    The F8+ results are at the 4minute mark and the F9 is at 4:30 mark
    His spin ave was higher with the F9 and he was only about 2yd more carry and 1 yd in distance on ave...He did like the F9 better for a few reasons-
    But for me, I don't see that much a difference-

  • BubbBubb Members Posts: 1,303 ✭✭

    I don’t know about performance comparisons, but I haven’t hit a better feeling driver than the F8+, and this includes the F9.

  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,569 ✭✭

    M6 kicked mine out!! I need to look at the 9 again I think. Looked at it when I got the m6 but didn’t like the looks of the 9.

  • freddi22clfreddi22cl Members Posts: 15 ✭✭

    I have the f7

    Anyone gone from the f7 to f8? How do they compare ?

  • gphin305gphin305 Members Posts: 118 ✭✭
    edited Apr 21, 2019 12:47am #13

    I'm a senior golfer.......over 40 years playing golf.....93mph swing speed.....9 hdcp on 6200 yard courses. Typical drive with my FlyZ+ was 220-235 yds........occasional 250+ in warm/hot weather. Have never bought the latest and greatest but after reading the reviews, bought the F9 with the blue atmos regular shaft a couple months ago. Only played about 7-8 rounds so far but can say there is a big difference for me.....easily 10-12 yards longer with a nicer (lack of) sound and it still hasn't warmed up yet in this part of the country. Never was a Cobra fan until I bought the FlyZ+ based on previous reviews a few years ago. This F9 is a very solid club.

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    [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Sonartec 17* [/font]
    [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Adams Idea Pro 20*/ 23* [/font]
    [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Mizuno 5-PW MP-64[/font]
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    [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Odyssey Metal X DART[/font]
  • FredWombleFredWomble Members Posts: 504 ✭✭

    @freddi22cl said:
    I have the f7

    Anyone gone from the f7 to f8? How do they compare ?

    I went from LTD to F7, ditched the F7 pretty quickly. It was nothing special for me. I have the F8+ and love it. But Cobra driver ho that I am (lol) I couldn't resist and got an F9 Avalanche last night that I hope to put against the 8 next weekend. I have the 8's stock Aldila, EF 65, Chrome Elements and Mitsubishi Diamana shafts to test also, along with the 9's stock Atmos Blue. I'm sure I will be more confused than ever initially...hey, that's half the fun. If the F9 doesn't definitively beat the F8, I'll probably sell it. At this point I won't sell the F8. The F8 and LTD will stay in my arsenal.

    Cobra F9 9, Fujikura Atmos 6s
    Cobra F8 with Aldila NV Blue 70 S
    Cobra King Utility 20.5 Elements Chrome S 20.5
    Mizuno MMC Fli-Hi 5-6, MMC 7-P Aerotech Steelfiber i80 S
    Scratch 1018 KBS 53 and 56
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 60
    Yes! Mollie, Nicky 

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