Cobra Darkspeed LS/Max/X Driver

The Cobra Darkspeed drivers (X, LS and Max) take a multi-faceted and player-specific approach to speed in all its forms. That means a new variable-thickness face design built from artificial intelligence simulations to inject more ball speed all across an array of 15 impact zones. It also means more speed via improved launch conditions and extra forgiveness on off-center hits, all brought about by weight-saving carbon composite and reconfigured model-specific internal weighting. Finally, there’s a cascading series of shape changes to each of the three models to enhance how smoothly the clubhead moves through the air, with the most aggressive aerodynamics package targeted for high-swing speed, low-spin LS model.

Darkspeed X: 9, 10.5, 12 degrees with eight-way adjustable hosel; Darkspeed LS: 8, 9, 10 degrees with eight-way adjustable hosel; Darkspeed Max: 9, 10.5, 12 degrees with eight-way adjustable hosel. Available for pre-sale. At retail Jan. 19.


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Cobra Darkspeed X
Designed to offer lower spin and forgiveness on off-center hits, this model balances front and rear weighting to appeal to a range of swing speeds. The front and back adjustable three- and 12-gram sole weights tweak spin and launch. A 13-percent larger face area extends the most flexible sections to the outer edges, and an internal bridge-like weight bar is now more forward and lower than before without touching the sole or face. This means better all-around distance potential through lower spin and more direct energy transfer.
  • The use of extensive carbon composite in the crown and sole results in a driver with low spin with forgiveness.
  • Neutral shaping and internal weighting with a large face area should appeal to the largest segment of golfers.
  • Golfers can tweak launch and spin through centered adjustable weights in the front and rear.
  • 9, 10.5, 12 degrees (with an eight-way adjustable hosel)
Cobra Darkspeed LS
The problem with focusing on aerodynamics is that it helps players with the fastest swing speeds the most and is harder to achieve forgiveness for slower swingers. That’s why the design here is so smart—building in speed enhancements like a soft leading edge, reduced profile, higher crown peak and a taller trailing edge for high-swing-speed players. Those golfers also benefit from a low, forward center of gravity through three adjustable sole weights and internal weight bridge that sits lower and more forward than in past versions.
  • The sleek shape, including a taller trailing edge and a softer leading edge, enhances speed for the fastest swingers.
  • Large carbon-composite panels make room for two forward sole weights and another in the rear to balance forgiveness and spin.
  • It features the built-in neutral-to-fade bias better players prefer.
  • 8, 9, 10.5 degrees (with an eight-way adjustable hosel)
Cobra Darkspeed Max

Distance and direction are the distinguishing characteristics of this design in the Darkspeed family. The Max is made for players looking to make the most of their poorer strikes and limit how wild their slice might be. Through larger regions of carbon composite than before in the crown and sole, this driver redistributes extra mass to the deep center and the heel side of the sole. Positioning the heavier 12-gram weight in the rear boosts forgiveness, and shifting it to the heel generates more slice correction. In either position, the internal weighting stays low and back for naturally higher launch with a draw bias.

  • Targets players who need help with higher launch and slice forgiveness.
  • Extensive carbon-composite panels in the crown and sole make room for switchable extreme heel and back weights.
  • Internal weighting makes the face easier to close and helps shots launch higher.
  • 9, 10.5, 12 degrees (with an eight-way adjustable hosel)


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