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Cobra F7 vs F8 driver


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#1 mvhoffman

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:14 AM

There are threads I'm sure, but I'm sick of filtering thru all of them with the consistent comments of Callaway and TM over Cobra.  I am a Cobra driver guy since the Amp driver.  I currently have the F7 regular with double weights.  I hit it great and am extremely happy with it.  I don't plan on upgrading unless I can get a great price.  I understand the best way is to try it out, but wanted some opinions on here.  Is there an off the rack benefit to upgrading to the F8 from the F7?  I honestly don't know what I'm looking for if I were to upgrade, maybe a different look... a few more yards would be okay.  Thoughts on F7 vs. F8?

If there is any experience with the fairway woods, I'd like to hear this as well.

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#2 TheGeekGolfer

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

Recently upgraded from bio cell to F7. I had a few shafts, so I wanted to stay in Cobra family.I hit F6, F7, and F8 quite a bit on simulators. The numbers for me were nearly identical. I didn't like the sound of the F6. F7 was solid and I couldn't find any reason to justify more money for the F8. Ymmv

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:10 AM

I tested both and chose the F7 over the F8.    My numbers were nearly identical, but the F7 was heavily discounted.   I did like the aesthetics and sound of the F8, but I couldn't justify the upcharged.

Put the F7 and F8 fairways against my Wishon 950HC fairways and I was more consistent and longer with the later.    I didn't like the way the Cobra's sat at address, as they appeared closed and were too upright.  They had a pleasing sound at impact and I liked the shape of the end.    In fairness my Wishon is a hand select head that sits open, has the correct lie angle, and is built shorter than anything off the shelf.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:28 AM

I had an F7 and loved it. After 4 months, the paint began to come off the crown edge. I sent it back to Cobra, who replaced it with a new one. Unfortunately, they had no more blue heads, so they sent a silver. I hated that color as my favorite shaft looked great with the blue. After looking on ebay for a replacement blue head, I ended up getting one of the camo Blue F8 drivers.

Performance wise, not a big change between the F8 and F7. I spent a lot of time on launch monitors, and at best I got 1-2 mph more ball speed, and maybe 100 rpm less spin. The F8 seems to be a bit more forgiving on toe hits, which is good for me. The F8 works great, no doubt. Looks and sounds great too. But I wouldn't upgrade an F7 to an F8 unless you have other reasons than just looking for something better.

Fairways - I had both the F7 3w and 3 hybrid. Hated the rails. Here in SoCal, the lies are usually tight and hard, and I never topped so many 3w shots. Got rid of those real fast. I now have BioCell 3w and 3h with no rails and I love them. In blue of course.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:48 AM

I had the F7+ driver and performance wise it was fine. It wasn't noticeably longer for me than the LTD and didn't feel or sound as good as the LTD. I sold the F7 and got an F8+ driver. Paired with Even Flow 5.5 75g, it's a tremendous club for me. I don't expect to ever depart with the LTD, a timeless model IMO. You can get LTD at a very low cost, to me the LTD and F8 are more alike, and better, than F7.

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