Cobra has unveiled a new range of F-Max drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons that are designed to maximize distance and forgiveness for players with moderate swing speeds.
The new F-Max Airspeed range is the lightest collection of clubs that the brand has ever produced, resulting in increased clubhead speed and overall yardages for players with slower swings.
In the driver, a new carbon fibre crown replaces the titanium one used the F-Max Superlite range to save 10g of discretionary weight that has been moved low and back in the clubhead to maintain a MOI of 5,000, delivering a clubhead that is 2g lighter without sacrificing stability and forgiveness. Additionally, a 5g lighter shaft and 6g lighter grip reduces the club’s overall weight to 285g – 13g lighter than its predecessor.
The driver also features a new PWR Ridge design on the crown to assist with alignment and improve aerodynamics. Straighter, more slice-resistant shots, are made easier with internal, back/heel weighting and offset hosel design that delivers higher trajectories.
“Not a single aspect of club design was overlooked when we were trying to maximize the weight savings in this line,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D for COBRA Golf. “We even use an unpainted shaft with clearcoat and a decal design to save two extra grams of weight over a typical painted shaft. That is a perfect illustration of the level of detail than went into making these clubs as lightweight as possible.”
The F-Max Airspeedfairway woods employ similar weight-saving technologies as the driver, including the light carbon crown and lighter shaft. They also feature a shallow face design for a lower centre of gravity to deliver higher launch, while back/heel weighting creates draw bias.
The F-Max irons lighter overall weight results in an average of 1mph increase in clubhead speed, which leads to shots that fly both farther and higher, the latter helped by an undercut cavity that positions the iron’s weight low and wide across the sole. According to Olsavsky, the centre of gravity on the 4-iron is 6% lower to last year’s F-Max Superlite. The irons also feature higher lofts to improve launch angle, and feature an improved smoother transition in offset from club to club.
“For golfers who don’t swing it with the same speed they used to, the F-MAX AIRSPEED irons are a great choice, said Olsavsky. “We are confident that the combination of easy launch, low spin, and increased clubhead speed that these irons provide, will make the game much more enjoyable.”
The F-Max Airspeed range includes multiple iron set options, as well as full-bag sets and a full array of women’s clubs. That includes a two-hybrid, five-iron combo set, where the hybrids feature weighting low, deep and toward the heel. The full bag sets include a cart bag, driver, two fairway woods, two hybrids, five irons, a wedge and a blade putter. (The women’s versions offer three fairway woods and one hybrid.)
RRPs: Men’s Driver £269 (10.5°, 11.5° RH and 10.5° LH); Men’s Fairways £179 (16°, 20°, 23°, RH/LH); Men’s Hybrids £159 (19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31°); Men’s Irons £549 st, £649 gr (5-SW).
Women’s Driver £269 (11.5° RH & 15° LH/RH); Women’s Fairways £179 (19°, 23°, 27° RH/LH); Women’s Hybrids £159 (23°, 26°, 29°, 32°).
On sale date: January 24, 2020.