It’s going straight in the bags of Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson – but what’s new? Hannah Holden takes a closer look
Cobra’s LTD range of drivers returns for 2022 but this time they are – you guessed it – packed to the rafters with upgraded technology. This time around, the key is higher MOI for more forgiveness with that additional speed. Let’s take a closer look…
Cobra LTDx drivers: First impressions
I love the sporty design and the bold colours and styling are giving me race car vibes. Hopefully the performance is just as fast and powerful as they looks.
And if the promotional clips with Cobra’s star names Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, and Lexi Thompson are anything to go by, we won’t be disappointed.
Cobra LTDx drivers: The line-up
There are three models in the Cobra LTDx range, so what are the differences?
Aimed at players who want maximum speed and distance but also value forgiveness and a straight ball flight, a neutral axis runs through the centre of the head to help the club resist twisting
Cobra LTDx Max
Combining maximum stability and draw in one club thanks to the moveable weight system for draw bias or increased forgiveness, while an adjustable hosel can add 7 more yards of draw bias
Cobra LTDx LS
With most of its weight positioned low and forward to create low spin, faster ball speeds, and a more workable ball flight which will suit the more skilled players with faster swing speeds. An adjustable weight system fine tunes trajectory
Cobra LTDx Max Women’s
An additional women’s offering in its own unique black and elderberry colourway
Cobra LTDx drivers: The technology
A big story here is the combination of high MOI (5,200) and zero CGna. This means the centre of gravity of the club sits on the neutral axis that runs across the middle of the head helping the club resist twisting on centred strikes.
The full range features Pwr-Cor technology. This is a combination of multi-material internal and external weights which help move the weight and CG into the most optimal position for each model.
Talking of multi-material construction the clubhead features 30% more carbon than their predecessor to create a lighter and stronger chassis for maximum stability.
The internal T-Bar chassis has also been redesigned to bring more weight low to the ground and to the perimeter to lower CG and increase MOI.
We also see a new club face with a variable-thickness design called HOT Face – Highly Optimised Topography which features 15 different zones to maximise ball speeds across a larger surface area. These zones create visual peaks and valleys, like a topography map – which will explain the name.
Cobra LTDx drivers: The details
Available: February 11
Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12° (LTDx); 9°, 10.5°, 12° (Max); 9°, 10.5° (LS)
Stock shaft: MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65, HZRDUS RDX Blue 60, HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60, UST Helium Nanocore (LTDx); Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60, HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60, UST Helium Nanocore (Max); MCA Tensei AV Raw White 65, Project X HZRDUS RDX Blue 60, Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM1060 (LS)
Grip: Lamkin Crossline 58+
More information: Cobra website
More in the Cobra LTDx range
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