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#1 Zarfot

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

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I picked up the F8+ two days ago and today I finally received the proper XStiff shaft from the store(Project X HZRDUS Yellow).

Initial observations from range:
Club face
- The CNC milled grooves were more shallow than I was expecting which is good
• Also it was very easy to clean off dirt/grass

Design
- The Nardo tone with Carbon accent was easy on the eyes, and didn't reflect too much Sunlight during setup

Weight
- The club felt solid in my hands, although I didn't have the opportunity to adjust weight placement

Loft adjustment
- As with other current drivers on the market, the adjustable loft was simple to adjust, and clearly labeled.
• With the low launch shaft I started at 9.5° then changed to 10.5° for better trajectory

Sound
- I wasn't extremely impressed with the noise it made, however when I initially tested the club pre-release in a simulator there no noticeable change in sound between my misses and solid contact. I was glad to see that outside at the range there was an obvious acoustic feedback

Not sure if this was helpful as the in-depth reviews online. I honestly just wanted a place to post my pictures!

Previous driver: 8 y.o. TM Burner Superfast with S shaft




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Driver  :cobra-small:  F8+ 

Fairway:  :cobra-small: F8+ (15°)

UT:   :callaway-small:  XForged 18°

Irons:   :ping-small:  i200 (4-PW)

Wedge:   :callaway-small:  62 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 52 | 56

Putter:  Odyssey Dual Force 2

 


#2 therod

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:57 PM

Really is a sweet looking head. My Fly-Z will be hard to replace but I am going to give the F8 a chance.

#3 TSauer

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:20 AM

I'm jealous. I'm thinking about picking up the F8 fairway sometime this season.

In my Ogio Nimbus bag

 

Driver :cobra-small:  King F7+

Fairway Wood:  :callaway-small:  XR 3W

Hybrid:  :nike-small:  Vapor Flex 4H

Irons:  :ping-small:  i200 (4-PW)

Wedges:  :callaway-small:  MD3 52/56/60

Putter:   :ping-small:  Sigma G Anser

 


#4 Shankster

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:21 AM

I'm jealous. I'm thinking about picking up the F8 fairway sometime this season.


Thought you were a ping man now?

#5 Miboy62

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:23 AM

I had the FlyZ+ in the bag, the 8+ is taking its place.
Driver- Cobra F8+ Black Tensie tour white 60TX 3 wood Cobra F8+ Tensie blue 60TX Hybrid- Cobra F7 #3 #5 Tensie blue 80HY S Irons- Bridgestone J15 MB 6/Pw Project X 5.5 Wedges Bettinardi 50 54 58 60 Project X5.5 Putter- Odyssey EXO Rossie Ball Tour B XS

#6 Canucklehead

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:36 AM

Wow that's a beautiful head

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#7 TSauer

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

Thought you were a ping man now?


Trust me, I want that G400 fairway. But I also want a matching driver/fairway wood. If I wouldn't have bought the F7+ last year, I'd be all over the Ping combo mombo.

In my Ogio Nimbus bag

 

Driver :cobra-small:  King F7+

Fairway Wood:  :callaway-small:  XR 3W

Hybrid:  :nike-small:  Vapor Flex 4H

Irons:  :ping-small:  i200 (4-PW)

Wedges:  :callaway-small:  MD3 52/56/60

Putter:   :ping-small:  Sigma G Anser

 


#8 Zarfot

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:47 AM

Trust me, I want that G400 fairway. But I also want a matching driver/fairway wood. If I wouldn't have bought the F7+ last year, I'd be all over the Ping combo mombo.

I used to be a huge ping guy, I currently play ping i200s. When I looked into the g400 it didn't really exceed any of my expectations. However, I hit the g400 3W with the silver tour shaft well.

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In my bag

 

Driver  :cobra-small:  F8+ 

Fairway:  :cobra-small: F8+ (15°)

UT:   :callaway-small:  XForged 18°

Irons:   :ping-small:  i200 (4-PW)

Wedge:   :callaway-small:  62 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 52 | 56

Putter:  Odyssey Dual Force 2

 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:57 AM

Nice looking. I’ve never meshed well with Cobra stuff, but they’re usually decent looking!!!


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#10 GC70

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:46 AM

Thanks for posting! Make sure to let us know how it goes on the course.

This is on the top of my list for drivers to get a shot at my G400!


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#11 BigtazzGolf

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:21 AM

Nice upgrade from the burner.
Give the cobra a chance and it'll plant roots in your bag.
Love my F7+

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#12 KCLeo12

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

Trust me, I want that G400 fairway. But I also want a matching driver/fairway wood. If I wouldn't have bought the F7+ last year, I'd be all over the Ping combo mombo.

I am with you here. I have the G400 driver and I am trying to decide between the G400 and F8 3 wood.

ZarFot glad to hear you like it. I had one on pre-order but after hitting it I cancelled my order. Purely based off feel. The G400 just felt so good to me.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:21 PM

I like Cobra drivers... have an F7+... but

 

1. Never have been able to get along with 2 tone colored drivers personally... not sure why.

 

2. The whole milled face thing seems gimmicky.  The driver is on the face for only a fraction of a second...

 

When the clubface collides with the ball it's total contact time is approximately just under 1/2 Millisecond = 400 Microseconds =  0.0004 Seconds = 400/1,000,000 = 4/10.000 Second and the peak force applied to the ball can be as high as 4000 pounds.

 

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

I like Cobra drivers... have an F7+... but

 

1. Never have been able to get along with 2 tone colored drivers personally... not sure why.

 

2. The whole milled face thing seems gimmicky.  The driver is on the face for only a fraction of a second...

1. The driver does come in all Black

 

2. Its no different than a milled wedge


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XR Steelhead 15* Atmos Red 7S
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P770 4-AW SteelFiber i95 S
RAW RTX-3 V-LG 54/58

Nike 006 Paul Casey Proto (Oven)

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Oworks Black 3T 33"
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#15 Shankster

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:30 PM

1. The driver does come in all Black

2. Its no different than a milled wedge


I think if I were to get one I’d send it in to have the crown coated with Matte Black. Milled face, not sure if it was the face, but it was 5-7 yards longer than the F7+ for me.




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