To help golfers celebrate the first Major of the year, COBRA released the first camo-designed driver for their latest KING F9 Speedback series.
The special edition driver features a one-of-of-kind custom camo aesthetic that matches the apparel script and custom COBRA x Vessel bag COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Rickie Fowler donned in Augusta. This custom camo-pattern blends the outlines of the United States and state of Georgia in a layered design for a street culture and unique feel on the course.
The KING F9 Speedback Special Edition Camo Driver, which comes with a sleek COBRA Camo head cover, is equipped with a Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft in a one-of-a-kind military green colorway to match the driver. To complete the visuals, the driver features a Lamkin Crossline CONNECT black grip with military green accents.
COBRA’s KING F9 driver features breakthrough Speedback Technology, which, for the first time in golf, successfully combines a highly aerodynamic club-head shape with low CG. SPEEDBACK is a game-changing advancement in the way a driver is engineered. The combination of an efficient aerodynamic shape and an engineered weight structure on the sole, improves club speed while maintaining a low, deep CG to create the most efficient transfer of energy to the ball.
Utilizing a CNC Precision Milled Face, created using industry-leading face manufacturing technology, allows for a thinner and hotter face design that has shown ball speed increases up to 1.5 mph when tested against a traditional, hand-polished face.
Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation, COBRA engineers have developed golf’s first ultra light carbon wrap crown design that wraps around the body, delivering a 12% larger carbon fiber area that saves 10 grams of weight compared to a titanium driver crown.
360 Aero Technology utilizes lightweight polymer crown trips and titanium sole trips positioned relative to the direction of airflow around the club-head, further helping to reduce drag. Strategically placed PWR Ridges frame up alignment and stiffen the carbon crown structure to maximize energy return and power to the ball.
COBRA continues to utilize its proprietary CNC Precision Milled driver face to deliver its thinnest, hottest face repeatedly on every driver manufactured. CNC precision milling allows COBRA engineers to consistently produce a face that is 3% thinner and 10% lighter than previous models that are polished by hand. Using precision milling, COBRA is also able to optimize bulge and roll curvatures that match precisely with the specs designed in CAD.
Before CNC milling, face curvatures have never been able to be consistently reproduced using the traditional hand polishing method. Implementing what they call E9 Speed Tuned Technology™, each loft is designed with specific top-to-bottom curvatures to fine-tune launch & spin for different swing speeds and attack angles.
The KING F9 Speedback driver is constructed using a lightweight 8-1-1 Titanium body and face that spares weight, allowing engineers to position the CG low and deep. COBRA’s patented E9 Technology features a variable thickness face designed with an elliptical pattern Sweet Zone™, creating more hot spots farther away from the center to maximize distance on miss-hits. Dual Roll Technology optimizes top and bottom face curvatures, which are CNC precision milled to exact specs on every driver, to minimize gear effect that negatively impacts launch and spin on misses.
Additionally, three horizontal bulge curvatures are designed to optimize the face angle on the toe and heel to minimize slicing and hooking of the ball due to off-center impacts. Combining weight saving technologies into the design allows for an adjustable weight system (with interchangeable 14g & 2g weights) that can be used to move the CG in the front or back position to help golfers customize launch and spin characteristics to improve their distance.
MyFly8 with Smart Pad technology affords golfers the choice of 8 loft settings (and 3 draw) to fine-tune trajectory and launch conditions while Smart Pad® ensures a square club-head at address.
The new KING F9 camo driver will be available at $759 at all authorized retailers.Leave a comment