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My instructor saw me hitting balls on the range with this today and came over. He said when he saw the ball traveling to the back of the range he thought I was mashing driver. He was shocked to see that it was in fact the 3 wood off the the deck.

 

They say that you shouldn't ever let a 3 wood go if you find one you love. The F8 is approaching that territory. Interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out with it.

That's exactly how I feel with my F7. Its in the bag to stay and easily the club I am the most confident in.

 

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 ⛳🛄 as of May 14, 2020

SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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... Almost done with my F8 fairway wood review. I will definitely be adding a 3-4 or dropping my 5-6 wood, but most likely dialing up the loft in the 5/6 and dropping my hybrid. I think Cobra really nailed the sound/feel, dense but not dead. Active but not hot like explosive metallic sounding woods. Glad to hear you are getting back on the course Friday!

What loft do you think you'll play the 3-4 at? I've found 15.5 gives me optimal carry both off the deck and the fairway. Launches great off the deck, too.

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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I'm using 14.5* for 3-4 and 18.5* for 5-6. They are terrific and def beat my F6 3-4 and F6 4-5 Baffler.

 

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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What loft do you think you'll play the 3-4 at? I've found 15.5 gives me optimal carry both off the deck and the fairway. Launches great off the deck, too.

 

 

... Not sure. I will set it at 15* and adjust as needed. 


Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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Gents. Ive always hated hitting my 3W and often shy'd away from it. Simply for the fact i can hit my 3H almost flawlessly. However since i switched to the F8, Ive had just about as much confidence hitting it as I do my F8 3H. This is coming from previously hitting the M1 and M3 from the beginning of the year. Don't know exactly what it is but somehow the ball just seems to fly.

 

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Gents. Ive always hated hitting my 3W and often shy'd away from it. Simply for the fact i can hit my 3H almost flawlessly. However since i switched to the F8, Ive had just about as much confidence hitting it as I do my F8 3H. This is coming from previously hitting the M1 and M3 from the beginning of the year. Don't know exactly what it is but somehow the ball just seems to fly.

 

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Yup. Such an easy launch and great ball flight

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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You know you have a great fairway wood on your hands when you hit it off the tee and your playing partners say "Jesus. Do you even need any driver?"

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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You know you have a great fairway wood on your hands when you hit it off the tee and your playing partners say "Jesus. Do you even need any driver?"

 

 

... Stenson clone in NJ? ^_^ I usually feel it is golfer dependent when I see gushing reviews of any given club. But I have struggled and been so inconsistent with fairway woods for many years now and the F8 changed that. I have complete confidence in the F8 and absolutely believe Cobra has found some kind of magical combination of the attributes needed to produce a long and forgiving fairway wood that is so easy to hit from the fairway and great off the tee. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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If this 19* XR16 I picked up doesn't cover the right gaps for me, I might have to look into a F8 7-8 with the way you guys hype it up. You might need a disclaimer at this point that says you're not affiliated with Cobra golf  :lol:

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

3w/5w: :callaway-small: XR16 Fujikura Speeder Evo 565 S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX 4 50.10 | 54.10 | 60.09 Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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If this 19* XR16 I picked up doesn't cover the right gaps for me, I might have to look into a F8 7-8 with the way you guys hype it up. You might need a disclaimer at this point that says you're not affiliated with Cobra golf

Im a previous M1 and M3 guy. Im happy I made the switch to the F8. My confidence has skyrocketed since. I don't think Cobra pays anyone for promoting their products. Their marketing sucks which is sad because their equipment is top notch.

 

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If this 19* XR16 I picked up doesn't cover the right gaps for me, I might have to look into a F8 7-8 with the way you guys hype it up. You might need a disclaimer at this point that says you're not affiliated with Cobra golf

If I didn't have the F8 fairway wood I'd be all over the Tour Edge testing sign up. I've found my golden goose fairway wood with the F8 and I'm not going to stray.

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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If I didn't have the F8 fairway wood I'd be all over the Tour Edge testing sign up. I've found my golden goose fairway wood with the F8 and I'm not going to stray.

Boy, you have guts to say that. If I said anything remotely like that I would not be able to hit that club anymore.

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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If I didn't have the F8 fairway wood I'd be all over the Tour Edge testing sign up. I've found my golden goose fairway wood with the F8 and I'm not going to stray.

 

Yeah I looked into it, but the highest loft they offer is 18* and I want something around 21-22. Nice selection of no charge shafts though!


Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

3w/5w: :callaway-small: XR16 Fujikura Speeder Evo 565 S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX 4 50.10 | 54.10 | 60.09 Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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If this 19* XR16 I picked up doesn't cover the right gaps for me, I might have to look into a F8 7-8 with the way you guys hype it up. You might need a disclaimer at this point that says you're not affiliated with Cobra golf  :lol:

 

 

... When I wrote my first review for the Fly Z I always send them to the guys that designed the club and ask them to check it out and give me any technical corrections, and the engineers at Cobra responded in an email  "This is better than our marketing department. Want to come write for Cobra?" LOL, I think they were joking of course, but their stuff has just been amazing for the last 4 year or so and getting better every year. As a reviewer, I would say the Fly Z when played at 44.5" with the 16gm weight in the rear and what Cobra engineers called the "Hot Set Up" that all of them played, is the best all around driver ever made and would be #1 on my all time list. My 28 yr old son that carries the ball around 280 is playing a Fly Z with the 16gm weight that I set up for him with a Nunchuk shaft and when I offered to let him try the F8 and Nunchuk since it has the same adaptor on it, he wasn't interested. I would put the F8 fairway woods right up there with the Fly Z driver. 

 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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I still can't get over how much this club works for me everywhere. Just an absolute launcher off the tee and off the fairway

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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This fairway wood makes me laugh.

 

290 yards to the front of the green on 18 today (long par 5). Ball sitting up in the light rough.

 

I absolutely pummeled it. Baby draw. Finished 25 yard from the green.

 

Grinning from ear to ear

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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This fairway wood makes me laugh.

 

290 yards to the front of the green on 18 today (long par 5). Ball sitting up in the light rough.

 

I absolutely pummeled it. Baby draw. Finished 25 yard from the green.

 

Grinning from ear to ear

 

 

... You can play this game at a high level and still make some pretty dumb mistakes. There is a hole on my favorite links style course with the one lone tree blocking about 60% of the left side of the fairway. A huge oak that can only be carried by the longest hitters or for me, downwind. I have tried so many different techniques with limited success. 

 

Driving Iron right of the tree that leaves a longer shot into the prevailing wind. 

Driver right beside the tree that takes a very accurate shot.

Hitting a big draw with the driver that is not my strongest suit but have puled it off more often than not, but the times I didn't were very penal.

 

... I do not use a 3 wood off the tee and haven't for many, many years now. And here is the silly part, I usually draw my 3 wood. It finally dawned on me to hit it off the tee and around the tree yesterday. Probably played that hole 300+ times and never thought to use my 3 wood. In my defense, until the F8 my 3 wood has been my most unreliable club. So gave myself about 15 yds of error and hit a nice gentle draw that started 15yds right and turned about 10 yds back to the center of the fairway around 230yds leaving me a 9 iron to the pin as there was very little wind. I have finally figured out the best way to play this hole and the answer was staring me in the face for 9 months now. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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I just picked up a F8+ 3/4 last week. Absolutely the best fairway wood I have ever hit. Easy to get up of the deck and the flight is so powerful. Have it set at 14.5 degree and I am so impressed with it. I have not used a 3 wood for a year or so and didn't think I needed one, but this one has changed my mind. I am very happy with the addition.

 

 

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Ok guys, now 3-6 months have passed since the love affairs have been gushing all over this thread.  Now that you’ve had the time to hit some bad shots too, are you still all gaga over the f8 fw?


Currently testing for review:

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi

:ping-small: G400 LSTec driver 10° on Aldila X-Torsion Stiff

:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 StifF

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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Ok guys, now 3-6 months have passed since the love affairs have been gushing all over this thread.  Now that you’ve had the time to hit some bad shots too, are you still all gaga over the f8 fw?


I purchased an f8 3-4 based on the reviews I saw here and as the summer progressed I loved it even more. Unfortunately I haven’t been out since early November and my swing seems to change after each layoff so it could be a whole different story come spring.


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Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-G

:cleveland-small: - CBX 52 and 56

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

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