Drivers: Cobra King F6+/Pro

Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the Cobra King F6+/Pro, which earned gold medal honors on the 2016 Golf Digest Hot List.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

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You know, Cobra's King F6+
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clearly the most versatile driver in their line,
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maybe the most versatile driver
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they've ever had.
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'Cause, you know what, it's not one driver.
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It's not two driver.
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It's not even five drivers.
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It's 40 drivers in one.
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You have eight settings on the adjustable hosel
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and then you have five settings here,
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where you can move the weight along
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this track from front to back.
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Really allows people to dial in
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what they're looking for.
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Pretty simple,
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but pretty complicated, right?
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You've got an 18g weight here,
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you can't just stick 18g on a driver,
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you'd make it unwieldy, unplayable,
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so you gotta save weight.
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Cobra did that with a carbon composite graphite crown
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that's light weight.
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Not only that,
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the track uses up a lot of weight
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when you make it out of titanium,
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like the rest of the driver.
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Instead, they made that track out of
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carbon composite again;
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graphite, that's lightweight.
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The 18g that you're moving is actually having
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a bigger effect in each of those settings.
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You've got essentially the driver that's kind of got
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all this graphite composite in two places.
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It's gonna produce a muted sound.
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That's what our players said.
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A little bit more quiet sound,
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but they saw plenty of distance.
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Yeah, and where they got that distance
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was a change in spin rate between
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600 and 900 RPMs.
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Now that doesn't mean a lot to the layman,
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but, you and I,
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we know what that means.
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It meant in our tests up to 25 yards difference,
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just from putting the weight
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in the extreme position.
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I think the beauty of adjustability is
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if you use it,
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it will have real effects,
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but if you're confused
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and you don't use it,
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you're not gonna see that 25 yards
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that we're talking about.
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Yeah, and I know you love the marketing terms.
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You know, towering and penetrating,
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but that's exactly what this driver offers to you.
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