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Cobra F8+ driver. How is it?


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#1 dan040286

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

Who’s hit it? How were the launch/spin/speed? I’m thinking about buying one blind with the Tensei orange. I’m high launch and super high spin. Currently playing M1 440 with Kuro Kage DCXT TX.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:58 PM

 dan040286, on 07 February 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

Who’s hit it? How were the launch/spin/speed? I’m thinking about buying one blind with the Tensei orange. I’m high launch and super high spin. Currently playing M1 440 with Kuro Kage DCXT TX.

I think this is a head you really need to try first.  I am hearing lots of varying reports regarding its launch and spin rate.  I actually own the an F8+, with a GD Tour AD GP 6S shaft.  I tend to be high launch and high spin with a driver.  This shaft is mid launch and supposedly very low spin.  I am seeing launch of 14 to 15 with spin on GC2 of around 2650, so it is not low spin for me.  The driver is awesome, though.  It does not seem to balloon at all out on the course.  I have 27 holes in with it and I really have never driven the ball better.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

I have the HZRDUS 6.0 76g in mine.  Launching just under 14* with 2100 spin.  I have the heavier weight in the back, and loft at 8.5*.  Very happy with the results.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

Anyone else?

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

How is it? Great.

Hit it with the Aldila NV Green 65s, it was just dead straight bullets. Low spin, low launch. Best part was, the strikes off the bottom didn’t balloon. Very good driver

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:14 AM

 Rapatt95, on 10 February 2018 - 03:26 PM, said:

How is it? Great.

Hit it with the Aldila NV Green 65s, it was just dead straight bullets. Low spin, low launch. Best part was, the strikes off the bottom didn’t balloon. Very good driver

Nice. Anyone else try it with the NV Green?  Sounds like a good combo
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

I'm really digging mine. The driver is long and straight, with optimal numbers. Love the look and sound. Still trying to figure out if the HZRDUS is right for me. And the Arccos is worthless so I'm looking forward to getting that stupid s out of there.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

 regiwstruk, on 13 February 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

I'm really digging mine. The driver is long and straight, with optimal numbers. Love the look and sound. Still trying to figure out if the HZRDUS is right for me. And the Arccos is worthless so I'm looking forward to getting that stupid s out of there.

What don't you like about the arccos? I've found it to work well in my f7.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:18 PM

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

Put some effort into getting fit for the right shaft and I guarantee you will get those 10 yards you seek.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

If you're not over-spinning the 913D3 then you won't see much of an increase.  The problem for most with Titleist drivers is the spin levels can get high for those at high swing speeds or those that just have spin issues.  Problem is, it's very rare someone isn't over spinning a Titleist driver unless they've been fit for a shaft to help bring that down.

There are naturally low-spin players that can game Titleist equipment and not see a jump when going to lower-spin options.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

I have the F8+ and love it, hitting the best I ever have and love the flight I am getting.  I have it set at 9.5 degrees, heavy weight forward, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70-X.  My numbers are coming in at 165 ball speed, 2600spin, 12 launch.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:40 PM

 manima1, on 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM, said:

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

If you're not over-spinning the 913D3 then you won't see much of an increase.  The problem for most with Titleist drivers is the spin levels can get high for those at high swing speeds or those that just have spin issues.  Problem is, it's very rare someone isn't over spinning a Titleist driver unless they've been fit for a shaft to help bring that down.

There are naturally low-spin players that can game Titleist equipment and not see a jump when going to lower-spin options.

I would think he'd still gain ballspeed over the 913, especially with the correct shaft.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:22 PM

I had a 913 I would say my ball speeds are better with f8+ than 913...and I really liked my 913, but I digress...I have the new f8+ with iz 6-stiff Shaft it is a very good driver still adjusting to it..love it into wind (usually an issue for me because my miss is low on the face.) I want to keep testing it but as I said I like the driver it looks and feel great.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:50 PM

Does it feel better than the ltd?


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:03 AM

 Mr.HighFader, on 13 February 2018 - 11:50 PM, said:

Does it feel better than the ltd?

IMO yes it does...you mileage may vary though so best thing is try it/compare it if you can
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:25 AM

 manima1, on 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM, said:

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

If you're not over-spinning the 913D3 then you won't see much of an increase.  The problem for most with Titleist drivers is the spin levels can get high for those at high swing speeds or those that just have spin issues.  Problem is, it's very rare someone isn't over spinning a Titleist driver unless they've been fit for a shaft to help bring that down.

There are naturally low-spin players that can game Titleist equipment and not see a jump when going to lower-spin options.

Hard to believe a scratch college golfer is so "in the dark" about shafts and what they contribute to overall performance. :dntknw:
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:50 AM

 nsxguy, on 14 February 2018 - 06:25 AM, said:

 manima1, on 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM, said:

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

If you're not over-spinning the 913D3 then you won't see much of an increase.  The problem for most with Titleist drivers is the spin levels can get high for those at high swing speeds or those that just have spin issues.  Problem is, it's very rare someone isn't over spinning a Titleist driver unless they've been fit for a shaft to help bring that down.

There are naturally low-spin players that can game Titleist equipment and not see a jump when going to lower-spin options.

Hard to believe a scratch college golfer is so "in the dark" about shafts and what they contribute to overall performance. :dntknw:

You'd be surprised. There are guys on tour that can barely tell you what color the shaft in their driver is. They just hit what the fitter tells them to or what feels good and comfortable.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:11 PM

F8+ - didn't love it w/ NV 2KXV 60X.

Loved it w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X tipped .5".  Set to 10.5, great mid flight draws. Can't say for spin, but super easy to find middle of the face.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

 03trdblack, on 14 February 2018 - 11:50 AM, said:

 nsxguy, on 14 February 2018 - 06:25 AM, said:

 manima1, on 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM, said:

 hrmgolf72, on 13 February 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I am a college golfer and Currently still use a 913 D3 titliest. Obviously I have used this driver for a while. I decided To get the f8+ in hopes of gaining 10ish yards of distance. I am not a huge shaft guy(typically buy clubs off the shelf and figure out how to hit them) but I hit the f8+ on the range for a week and never noticed a noticeable distance change between the two driver. The cobra certainly isn't bad but I returned it. Driver tech hasn't had a noticeable change in past 5 years in my personal opinion. 913 still does the job.  If anyone has any recommendations on new drivers I just try then please speak up

If you're not over-spinning the 913D3 then you won't see much of an increase.  The problem for most with Titleist drivers is the spin levels can get high for those at high swing speeds or those that just have spin issues.  Problem is, it's very rare someone isn't over spinning a Titleist driver unless they've been fit for a shaft to help bring that down.

There are naturally low-spin players that can game Titleist equipment and not see a jump when going to lower-spin options.

Hard to believe a scratch college golfer is so "in the dark" about shafts and what they contribute to overall performance. :dntknw:

You'd be surprised. There are guys on tour that can barely tell you what color the shaft in their driver is. They just hit what the fitter tells them to or what feels good and comfortable.

You are correct. I talked to a pro that everyone here knows, had little interest in his driver shaft and did not know name of his  previous shaft. I had to tell him it was a fubuki

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

 lopey986, on 13 February 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

 regiwstruk, on 13 February 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

I'm really digging mine. The driver is long and straight, with optimal numbers. Love the look and sound. Still trying to figure out if the HZRDUS is right for me. And the Arccos is worthless so I'm looking forward to getting that stupid s out of there.

What don't you like about the arccos? I've found it to work well in my f7.

Yeah, probably shouldn't have gone quite so harsh there. It's just that I work in software and my perspective is that for something like Arccos to add value, it needs to do the work and do it properly the first time. I paired it correctly, hit the drive, walked to the ball, then hit the second shot. No data populated. That's the end for me.

I'll just use the Bushnell and shoot the tee box if I'm ever curious about the distance.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:48 PM

I would also recommend trying Ping g400 LsTec...if that is high spin for you it may not be the club.  I tested my G extensively with tour balls vs any Epic combo the rep had..Ping was still lower spin.  Good luck!  By the way, I love the xt...best thing since sliced bread..whatever that means.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:37 PM

 regiwstruk, on 14 February 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:

 lopey986, on 13 February 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

 regiwstruk, on 13 February 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

I'm really digging mine. The driver is long and straight, with optimal numbers. Love the look and sound. Still trying to figure out if the HZRDUS is right for me. And the Arccos is worthless so I'm looking forward to getting that stupid s out of there.

What don't you like about the arccos? I've found it to work well in my f7.

Yeah, probably shouldn't have gone quite so harsh there. It's just that I work in software and my perspective is that for something like Arccos to add value, it needs to do the work and do it properly the first time. I paired it correctly, hit the drive, walked to the ball, then hit the second shot. No data populated. That's the end for me.

I'll just use the Bushnell and shoot the tee box if I'm ever curious about the distance.

Ah okay, i've only had that happen once in the 2 rounds i've played so far with my f7 that has arccos. otherwise it's worked as advertised.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:45 PM

just got mine today.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

... The Fly Z was the most accurate driver I have played. I had a ton of confidence in it even though it spun a little too much and I was robbing myself of some distance. Last year I switched to the Epic as it was producing more yards for me, sometimes silly more yards due to better spin numbers and roll. But the Epic could be a little finicky compared to the Fly Z and while I was not all over the place, some days I had a harder time finding the fairway. I hit the F8+ with an Even Flow Blue on Demo Day at the PGA Show and for me at least, it was a combo of the best of the Fly Z and the Epic. Long and accurate. I switched up clubs and tied to simulate driving on the course by hitting an iron, then a wedge, then the F8+ to a specific "fairway". Then repeated aiming in a different direction and the results were the same, just very accurate and long. Now, any of those shots don't count if I missed them so there is a freedom on the range and it is always different on the course, but my F8+ Even Flow Blue will arrive next week and I will be playing it in Phoenix all of March.

... I cannot remember the last time I was this excited about a driver. It seems there are always trade offs and so far there just aren't any with the F8+.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:47 PM

I have a question for you guys.  Can I assume you all have swing speeds over 100?   I'm mid 90's and most seem to suggest its meant for higher swing speeds.   I love the shape.  I am actually going to a fitter tomorrow and may give it a shot, but thought I would ask anyway.  

I hit the F8 and Rogue today and enjoyed both.  Looking forward to my fitting.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:32 AM

 HackerDave, on 14 February 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

I have a question for you guys.  Can I assume you all have swing speeds over 100?   I'm mid 90's and most seem to suggest its meant for higher swing speeds.   I love the shape.  I am actually going to a fitter tomorrow and may give it a shot, but thought I would ask anyway.  

I hit the F8 and Rogue today and enjoyed both.  Looking forward to my fitting.

Good luck with the fitting let us know how it goes...I am over 100 but not wrx long...that being said I don’t think it matters with speed with this one more important to get head and shaft correct in whatever driver you choose...
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

 HackerDave, on 14 February 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

I have a question for you guys.  Can I assume you all have swing speeds over 100?   I'm mid 90's and most seem to suggest its meant for higher swing speeds.   I love the shape.  I am actually going to a fitter tomorrow and may give it a shot, but thought I would ask anyway.  

I hit the F8 and Rogue today and enjoyed both.  Looking forward to my fitting.

I'm not over 100 so I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:51 AM

How does the F8+ compare to the LTD Pro in terms sound, feel, distance? I love my LTD Pro. I really like the muted sound and feel of recent Cobra driver offerings (Bio Cell Pro!) Thinking of pulling the trigger on an F8+ and keeping the Pro for my second bag.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

 tmax77, on 15 February 2018 - 05:32 AM, said:

 HackerDave, on 14 February 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

I have a question for you guys.  Can I assume you all have swing speeds over 100?   I'm mid 90's and most seem to suggest its meant for higher swing speeds.   I love the shape.  I am actually going to a fitter tomorrow and may give it a shot, but thought I would ask anyway.  

I hit the F8 and Rogue today and enjoyed both.  Looking forward to my fitting.

Good luck with the fitting let us know how it goes...I am over 100 but not wrx long...that being said I don’t think it matters with speed with this one more important to get head and shaft correct in whatever driver you choose...
Agree here.  The F8+ is lower spinning, but not as severe as some others out there.  Those of us with moderate swing speeds (I'm around 100) with smooth tempo can look forward to some spin to keep the ball airborne longer and avoid that "drop from the sky" shot.  This head, if matched with the right shaft can work for a lot of us.  Where many golfers fail, is buying into the "lower spin drivers are the best thing" mantra.  Unless you have a high SS and/or very quick tempo through the ball, a LS head will do more harm than good unless paired properly.  I will be testing it too and probably will find that I need a higher spinning or launching shaft with proper characteristics to compliment the head.  Good luck.

Edited by 10of14, 15 February 2018 - 09:48 AM.

Driver: TBD (Mizuno GT-180; TM M3; Cobra F8+)
Fairway: Taylormade RBZ 15* Matrix Ozik X-Con 6 Shaft
Hybrids: Mizuno JPX 900 @ 19* & 22* Fujikura Pro HYB Shafts
Irons: TBD (Mizuno Hot Metal; Cobra King Forged Tec; Callaway Rogue)
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54*SS & 58*EW
Putter: Odyssey O-Works EXO #7

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