Cobra Air X Driver Review 2023 – How Much Better is it? Who is it for?
“One thing we respect Cobra for is the fact that they always make sure they have drivers for slower swing speed players.”
The Cobra Air X driver carries on that tradition by emphasizing lightweight design and easy swingability.
The Cobra Air X Driver Family
“While there are no different versions of the Cobra Air X driver like there are with the Ping G430 driver series, there are different loft versions available.”
All three loft offerings feature a swing weight of D1.5 so no matter how you like your launch, you can still count on lightweight performance.
The Cobra Air X driver comes in 9.5°, 10.5°, and 11.5° versions.
Is it Good for High Handicappers?
“Aside from the lightweight design, the Cobra Air X driver features draw weighting to help correct your slice.”
There is also an offset hosel so you can square up to the ball more accurately. Behind the ball, you can notice the offset hosel.
It doesn’t look terrible; but if you’re a player struggling to keep the ball on the fairway, you should feel really comfortable with the offset.
Much of the crown is made from carbon fiber which is both lightweight and strong.
When we mis-hit with the Cobra Air X, we could tell that the head lost a little stability; but it didn’t seem to affect flight very much.
Ball path was still straighter than it should have been. Plus, you don’t mis-hit much with this driver anyway.
It doesn’t have the largest face profile of the game improvement drivers currently on the market but it has been nicely milled so that more of it is active.
Something we really liked about the driver head were its smooth lines. It looks sleek, there are no sharp perpendicular angles and has a modern aesthetic. In other words, it looks aerodynamic.
And while we can’t be sure if this design is what contributes to the speed of this driver, we can confirm that our swing speeds were increased with the Cobra Air X.
Is it Forgiving?
“The Cobra Air X features a nicely milled face that will preserve your ball speeds on the most common mis-hits.”
Only extreme low-face mis-hits were being slowed down. Other than that, the Cobra Air X will allow you to swing with confidence.
It is exceptionally straight and the lightweight design will allow you to get your club head speed and smash factor up.
Spin rates were moderate (in the 2200 RPM range). We should note though that the feedback is minimal.
It can be really difficult to determine whether you pured the ball or mis-hit based on the feel alone.
Other than that though, the Cobra Air X is very forgiving. The face plays fast in almost every sector and it’s light enough to allow slow swing speed players to get that club head speed up.
Difference Between the Cobra Air X and Cobra LTDx
“The LTDx features a carbon fiber crown and sole and forward weighting.”
In terms of performance, the main difference is that the LTDx driver produces much lower spin rates than the Cobra Air X.
The LTDx is also heavier. Even with the lightest stock shaft option, the LYDx only gets down to a swing weight of D2.
In order to maintain the lightweight performance of the Cobra Air X, it is only being sold with one stock shaft: the Cobra Ultralite 40.
The weight of this shaft is 50 grams and is available in stiff lite and regular flex.
Is the Cobra Air X Worth it?
“The Cobra Air X driver is certainly worth it for the right kind of player.”
Namely, slow to moderate swing speed players with a slice. The Cobra Air X was exceptional at producing line drives.
Plus, you really feel like you can swing faster (and you can) because this driver is so light.
On top of all that, the Cobra Air X is a fair price compared to other game improvement drivers from the big 4 companies.
Cobra Air X Driver
In 20 Words or Less
The Cobra Air X will help you stay on the fairway. It will also increase your swing speed.
Cobra Air X Driver – First Impressions
“Of course, the first thing we noticed about the Cobra Air X was how light it was.”
But even before we picked this driver up, we really liked the looks.
The only thing we didn’t like was that the sole looks rather busy; but you would only ever see that if you flip the driver upside down so the Cobra Air X gets a pass.
Other than that, the head looks really sleek and smooth. There are no stark lines. Instead, you get a modern look with a moderate face depth.
The Cobra Air X Family
It should be noted that the Cobra Air X already launches pretty high.
But if you struggle to get the ball in the air, we suggest getting it in 11.5 degrees. If you prefer a more controlled flight, the 9.5 and 10.5 versions should suffice.
Cobra Air X Selling Points
- Sleek looks
- Lightweight design
- Heel weighting
- Good swing speed improvement
Who is the Cobra Air X Driver for?
“The Cobra Air X is an excellent driver if your biggest problem from the box is staying out of the trees.”
The Cobra Air X will afford you near-effortless straight flight. If you are dealing with an extreme slice, we can imagine that you will still get mild lateral diversion; but nothing dire.
Our only real issue with this driver are the spin rates. This hurts the overall distance; but then again, that’s not really what this driver is all about.
The Cobra Air X is about helping you swing faster and yielding straighter shots.
Feel & Control: 95/100