Cobra Darkspeed drivers are new for 2024 with three models in the range as the successors to the Aerojet series. What we know about the LS, X and Max.
The three Aerojet drivers were only released in early 2023, but they will be replaced as the number one model from Cobra with the Darkspeed a new 2024 addition.
The Darkspeed X, Darkspeed LS and Darkspeed Max have been added to the USGA conforming list for new drivers and will be be released in early 2024.
Here’s everything we know, what the differences are between each model and what changes have been made compared to the Aerojets.
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Cobra Darkspeed X Driver Specs & Design
The Darkspeed X looks set to be the standard model in the range with a neutral ball flight and spin levels from this model.
Cobra have opted for a dark black colour scheme to the entire range, giving this model a classy look and feel.
The crown is a carbon fiber construction in the X and from the images released the sole of driver is also carbon in the Darkspeed.
We can see that the non-standard Cobra PWRSHELL L-cup technology is included in the 2024 drivers for an enlarged sweep spot, particularly low on the face.
The PWR-Bridge weighting is also present once again and positioned forward in this new driver to help deliver impressive ball speeds and a mid ball flight.
The PWR-BRIDGE weight is fully suspended and transfers maximum energy through impact with the face and sole both flexing more than ever.
There is no mention of the face in the conforming list, but we should expected Cobra’s AI-designed H.O.T (Highly Optimized Topology) face to be included in the new release.
The X model features two interchangeable weights with a 12g rear weight and 3g heel weight which can be swapped to change setup to more of a draw bias.
The Darkspeed X comes in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees with an adjustable hosel giving up to 1.5 degrees up or down.
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Cobra Darkspeed LS Driver Specs & Design
The LS model of the Darkspeed driver range is the Low Spin option and the suitable option to cure a fade or slice.
The new LS driver has all the same technology as the standard driver, including the PWR-BRIDGE weight positioned behind the face for flexibility.
The H.O.T. face technology is also likely to be present to deliver fast ball speeds and the PWRSHELL L-cup technology is included for an optimal launch angle and trajectory.
In the LS driver, Cobra have moved to include three interchangeable sole weights in this model having only had two in the Aerojet LS.
There are 3g in the rear and toe of the Darkspeed LS driver and a 12g weight positioned in the heel to counteract the fade and slice.
The Darkspeed LS is available in 8 degrees, 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees and is adjustable up or down 1.5 degrees.
Cobra Darkspeed Max Driver Specs & Design
The Darkspeed Max driver is the draw-bias version of the series with weighting positioned towards the heel and back to create the right to left ball flight.
The two sole weights of 12g and 3g allow you to adjust the amount of draw from the Max driver to suit your requirements. The standard set up is 12g at the rear for maximum forgiveness.
As with the other two models, the strong PWR-BRIDGE technology sits behind the face and is key to providing face and sole flexibility.
The PWRSHELL L-cup technology delivers consistent ball flight thanks to an optimal launch angle and trajectory.
The H.O.T face technology is also incorporated for impressive ball speeds even on off-center ball strikes.
the Darkspeed Max is sold in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees lofts with an adjustable hosel giving up to 1.5 degrees up or down.
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Cobra have opted for the same three styles of driver, so it will be interesting to see how the small design tweaks have helped bring out improvements in performance.
The proof, however, will be in the testing and we can wait to get our hands on the three Darkspeed drivers when the wraps come off.
What is the Cobra Darkspeed drivers release date?
The new Darkspeed drivers were unveiled in November 2023 and are expected to be released for general sale in early 2024.
How much do the Cobra Aerojet driver cost?
The cost of the drivers has not been revealed but expect a price upwards of $499 for each model.
What are the Cobra Darkspeed drivers specs?
The Darkspeed LS is available in 8 degrees, 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees. The Darkspeed X comes in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees and the Darkspeed Max is sold in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees.
All three models are adjustable up or down 1.5 degrees.
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