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The Cobra King extreme is definitely a driver I've been looking at, as an older golfer with a mid handicap, I don't see a lot of difference in distance between most drivers. I mainly need something that's going to stay in the fairway, and this club seems to fit the bill.

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Good info! Makes me want one (of course .. duh..)

Curious, tho - you mentioned the milled face leaves a ball mark .. does that imply that the milling grooves and ridges may be causing extra wear to the cover of the ball.?

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3 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Good info! Makes me want one (of course .. duh..)

Curious, tho - you mentioned the milled face leaves a ball mark .. does that imply that the milling grooves and ridges may be causing extra wear to the cover of the ball.?

 

... No, good question though and I hadn't even thought of that. But I have used a ball for 2 rounds and it still looked new. It is like a ghost impression that wipes right off. Here is a picture from my F8:


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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
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I’m looking forward to testing the Standard Speedzone vs Extreme for the Cobra Connect challenge. I’m 95% sure I’m going tour length as my old G30 was 44.5 and I loved it. I really don’t feel like I gave up ANY distance with it.


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I love the look of this driver.  I was a bit bummed it didn't produce the results at my fitting last month for me to spend the dough on it.  

I'm curious if anyone knows the reason behind the milling design on the infinity face?  It seemed like on previous versions there was a rhyme or reason to the milling design.  Now, all of a sudden they've milled an infinity sign in the middle of the face.  Looks badass, but does it not effect performance?  

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I love the look of this driver.  I was a bit bummed it didn't produce the results at my fitting last month for me to spend the dough on it.  
I'm curious if anyone knows the reason behind the milling design on the infinity face?  It seemed like on previous versions there was a rhyme or reason to the milling design.  Now, all of a sudden they've milled an infinity sign in the middle of the face.  Looks badass, but does it not effect performance?  

I think the idea was that the milling continues as the face transitions to the top like an infinity pool and its all milled. That’s what I think of anyway.

And secondly because its infinity yards further than every other driver!


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6 minutes ago, mchiller said:

I love the look of this driver.  I was a bit bummed it didn't produce the results at my fitting last month for me to spend the dough on it.  

I'm curious if anyone knows the reason behind the milling design on the infinity face?  It seemed like on previous versions there was a rhyme or reason to the milling design.  Now, all of a sudden they've milled an infinity sign in the middle of the face.  Looks badass, but does it not effect performance?  

 

... The Infinity symbol is cosmetic and as you aptly described "looks badass" and remind everyone the milling covers an infinity of the face and then some. The milling itself has nothing to do with ball interaction and has everything to do with a uniform face thickness so theoretically every driver is the same and off center performnce is optimized because there are no thicker or thinner spots on the face. . 

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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
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Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
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I have a regular Speedzone as a demo club right now and the face provides a lot of feedback.  I can actually feel when a shot is more towards the heel or toe and it's not a jarring sensation when a shot comes almost completely off the heel.  I left the wrench at home, so I'll need to head back sometime soon with the weights swapped and see what that does for me.

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Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

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2 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... The Infinity symbol is cosmetic and as you aptly described "looks badass" and remind everyone the milling covers an infinity of the face and then some. The milling itself has nothing to do with ball interaction and has everything to do with a uniform face thickness so theoretically every driver is the same and off center performnce is optimized because there are no thicker or thinner spots on the face. . 

Thanks chisag. I didn't realize the milling had nothing to do with ball interaction. May the badass face continue!

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Also, @chisag, wasn't trying to hijack your thread, sometimes I lack the ability to withhold my 2 cents.  

As always, fantastic write up!

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

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Milling beyond the face, that will save it from a few sky marks!

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So @chisag

Taking into account your satisfaction with the F9, are the $449 worth the upgrade? I know you didn't gain distance, how does the forgivess translate to fairways found?

I can get the F9 for $100 less and wondering if it's worth it. F9 are not available for demo/fitting anymore, so it's a gamble.


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6 hours ago, AmishJason said:

Also, @chisag, wasn't trying to hijack your thread, sometimes I lack the ability to withhold my 2 cents.  

As always, fantastic write up!

 

... All good AJ. We're a golf forum community here to share our thoughts about all thing golf. 👍

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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"
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5 hours ago, Kanoito said:

So @chisag

Taking into account your satisfaction with the F9, are the $449 worth the upgrade? I know you didn't gain distance, how does the forgivess translate to fairways found?

I can get the F9 for $100 less and wondering if it's worth it. F9 are not available for demo/fitting anymore, so it's a gamble.

 

... Kanoito I think that is always an individual call. Good driving sets up a round to go low for a better player and puts a higher index player into a good frame of mind and maybe saves some penalty strokes. I feel safe in saying the Speedzone is not enough of an upgrade over the F9 unless you just want the latest and greatest. But considering the Xtreme is the most forgiving driver Cobra has ever produced it certainly can be worth it. I would also add if you mis big, the Xtreme isn't gonna correct those swings. But if you miss small, like just off the fairway the Xtreme can be well worth it. Of course if you find the F9 long and forgiving enough (because it is both) it is a hard driver to beat. 

... Maybe the two most important shots come at the beginning and end of the hole, so having confidence in a driver and a putter is Extremely important (sorry for the pun). I would say 1/2" toward the toe and a little high on the face produces better results with the Xtreme than the F9, at least for me. And further toward the toe is even a bigger difference. I am amazed at how well the Xtreme performs with shots a full inch on the toe, something not unforiegn to me when playing in 25+ winds. I am not losing as many yards, which may be only 5-10 and direction which again might be 5-10 yds. So shots that might be a few yards into the rough with the F9, find the fairway with the Xtreme. And for me, that means more freedom with my swing because I have confidence that I will hit the fairway without subconsciously guiding the ball. Obviously with 5 rounds in a row under par, I am driving the ball better than anytime in my life, although I also had a great driving season when I first put the Fly Z driver in my bag. 

... I have heard more than a few players thru the years say they really liked Cobra drivers but the Ping G400 was just too forgiving. Cobra now has a driver that is equally forgiving and as stated in my review MGS gave it the Most Forgiving Driver Award for 2020. 

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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"
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8 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Kanoito I think that is always an individual call. Good driving sets up a round to go low for a better player and puts a higher index player into a good frame of mind and maybe saves some penalty strokes. I feel safe in saying the Speedzone is not enough of an upgrade over the F9 unless you just want the latest and greatest. But considering the Xtreme is the most forgiving driver Cobra has ever produced it certainly can be worth it. I would also add if you mis big, the Xtreme isn't gonna correct those swings. But if you miss small, like just off the fairway the Xtreme can be well worth it. Of course if you find the F9 long and forgiving enough (because it is both) it is a hard driver to beat. 

... Maybe the two most important shots come at the beginning and end of the hole, so having confidence in a driver and a putter is Extremely important (sorry for the pun). I would say 1/2" toward the toe and a little high on the face produces better results with the Xtreme than the F9, at least for me.And further toward the toe is even a bigger difference. I am amazed at how well the Xtreme performs with shots a full inch on the toe, something not unforiegn to me when playing in 25+ winds. I am not losing as many yards, which may be only 5-10 and direction which again might be 5-10 yds. So shots that might be a few yards into the rough with the F9, find the fairway with the Xtreme. And for me, that means more freedom with my swing because I have confidence that I will hit the fairway without subconsciously guiding the ball. Obviously with 5 rounds in a row under par, I am driving the ball better than anytime in my life, although I also had a great driving season when I first put the Fly Z driver in my bag. 

... I have heard more than a few players thru the years say they really liked Cobra drivers but the Ping G400 was just too forgiving. Cobra now has a driver that is equally forgiving and as stated in my review MGS gave it the Most Forgiving Driver Award for 2020. 

Oh no, for sure. My game is nowhere near yours and obviously mileage may vary.

But since the F9 was highly praised by yourself, I was curious about how the change affected YOUR game. Pure interest. Sometimes reading about other people's games helps too!

I'm sold, I'm scheduling a fitting soon for the Xtreme 🤣

 

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Rick Shiels - pretty good golfer who has access to every driver imaginable from every OEM - recently put a SZ Extreme in his bag. He was looking for forgiveness and consistency; hitting more fairways w/o losing distance. This seemed to check every box for him

I am really interested in this one and looking forward to hearing how folks get along w/it in their CC IV test.

Thanks for sharing the review!

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16 hours ago, chisag said:

… I always find it amusing when someone says “If drivers were longer and better every year, I would be hitting it 500 yds by now!”

I can't imagine anyone saying such a thing. Wait a minute... I've said that. But I don't expect my distance to be 500 yards. I'd settle for 251 or 252!! LOL

I'm not in the market for a new driver as I just bagged the EXS about 2 yrs ago and it's a good one. I've always liked and wanted to play a Cobra driver for some reason but haven't yet been able to find one that suits me. My last attempt was the Fly-Z+ but I just couldn't get it right and later gave it to my SIL along with 3 different shafts. He's a scratch player and he loves the Fly-Z. Now chisag is trying to ruin my love for the EXS by posting his review of the King SX. What's a guy to do?

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Nice review. I really liked the f9 last year. Was a fantastic driver but ultimately went with the G410+ as I found it to be a bit more forgiving. Xtreme is definitely worth trying. 

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Great review, thanks. I tried the SZ yesterday and loved it 90%. The 10% was that I did not like the way it felt when on the down swing however it did have a R flex 45G shaft which is way to light for me. I was not aware of the Extreme so will add it to the list as I need to replace my driver as it has a crack in it.

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