The Cobra King F9 Speedback driver has seen the manufacturer take technological advances further than ever before in the successor to the popular F8 driver.
The F9 Speedback driver is branded by Cobra as “The King of Speed” and the focus has been on maximising ballspeed and gaining every yard of potential from the tee.
It is the fastest and longest yet from Cobra, who have managed to achieve the improvements on the F8 model by introducing a new aerodynamic club head shape and a centre of gravity lower than ever before.
What Cobra say about the F9 Speedback Driver:
“Cobra is in the business of innovation. With Speedback, we’ve achieved a revolutionary advancement in driver technology, engineering the first driver to successfully combine an aerodynamic clubhead shape with a low centre of gravity, creating the ultimate formula for speed.
“The King F9 Speedback driver is the first of its kind to achieve true optimisation of aerodynamics combined with a low centre of gravity, making it the fastest and longest Cobra driver ever.”
Cobra King F9 Speedback Driver Design
Cobra have come up with the perfect combination of aerodynamics and a low CG to help generate impressive speed through the air and ball striking in equal measure from the F9 Speedback.
The driver head is lighter than in the F8 and is more triangular in shape having been made thinner. It features a bright yellow Speedback ultralite carbon wrap – a first in golf – to aid air flow around the club head.
The edges have been curved or softened in the F9 design process to help improve the aerodynamics, while a raised skirt and slightly more rounded crown also helps achieve more speed through the air.
Cobra have also added raised strips onto the crown to help reduce drag.
To lower the CG, weights – what Cobra call Baffler Rails – have been added to the sole. They do stick out a little but don’t prevent the driver from sitting nicely at address.
The face is thinner than in previously models and features the same circular design surrounded by a CNCMilled pattern, which is very forgiving on off-centre strikes.
The Cobra F9 is available in 9, 10.5 and 12 degree options and has a hosel with up to 1.5 degrees of adjustability up and down. The launch angle can also been adjusted by swapping the two 14g and 2g weights in the sole.
The now familiar Cobra Connect, the unique shot tracking device which sits on the top of the grips, is also included in the Speedbacks. Data is sent to the free Cobra Connect app and Arccos Caddie service.
Cobra King F9 Speedback Driver Verdict
Cobra have come up an impressive driver that stands up against the biggest names including TaylorMade, Callaway and Titleist.
The one big advantage that Cobra has with the F9 Speedback is the competitive price point. That will be a big attraction for golfers as much as the performance itself.
But don’t think this is just a case of getting what you pay for. The Speedback is a seriously impressive driver and one which you can expect to see gains in distance from the tee with.