Cobra Radspeed Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

If you are weighing the pros and cons of drivers in the premium category as opposed to ones in the distance category, you have come to the right place. We wanted to see how a premium driver really held up against a more basic distance driver.

So we went out and tested two shining examples of both a distance and a premium driver in the Taylormade M4 and the Cobra Radspeed driver. Find out what you really need to know about these clubs in the following article.

Cobra Radspeed Driver Overview

The Cobra Radspeed driver really impressed us in terms of ball speed.

The Cobra Radspeed features a whopping 28 grams of weight positioned at the front of the club head. For our testers, this meant incredibly low spin off the tee. Our testers were getting average distances of about 281 yards with the Cobra Radspeed driver mainly because it was barely spinning.

Our testers also remarked at how lightweight and comfortable the Radspeed driver was. The carbon fiber crown helps keep the weight down so the 28 gram front weight and the 8 gram rear weight don’t make such a jarring impact.

Testers also noticed a decent amount of forgiveness thanks to the extreme rear 8 gram weight. However, if forgiveness is really what you need, the Radspeed XB and Radspeed XD drivers would be more to your liking.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

Of course if forgiveness and distance seem to be your most powerful banes, you need to check out the Taylormade M4 driver.

The Taylormade M4 features the famous Twist Face technology that does a great job of straightening out drives. So right from the tee, you can count on shots that land on the fairway. Distance was comparable to the Radspeed but ultimately lesser.

The Taylormade M4 was yielding drives that were an average of 7 yards shorter than the Radspeed driver. This had a lot to do with the pronounced spin that the Taylormade M4 produces.

While the Taylormade M4 produces straight shots and won’t require a fast swing speed to yield favorable distances; that’s pretty much the most you can expect from it.

Not surprisingly the Cobra Radspeed yielded better distance while still maintaining an adequate degree of forgiveness. It outperformed the Taylormade M4 in almost every regard; but the M4 is still the better option for high handicappers.

Cobra Radspeed Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A Superior driver built with Aerodynamics, distance, accuracy and consistency, with a model available suitable for all levels of player.

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

Cobra Radspeed – First Impressions

“Like it’s predecessor, the Speedzone driver, the Radspeed feels light and wieldy in the hands. You can feel and hear the quality materials used after your first swing.

We were really impressed with the milled face of this driver. It feels incredible and is extremely reactive.

The Radspeed is really starting to challenging the biggest names in the driver department like the Pings, Taylormades and Titleists.

The Radspeed Family

The Radspeed XB driver features back-biased radial weighting (20 grams in the back and 8 in the front) which allows for higher, straighter shots.

The Radspeed XD driver features heel-biased weighting (8 grams in front, 10 in the middle and 14 in the back) perfect for those looking to avoid a slice.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

Cobra Radspeed Driver – Selling Points

  • Adjustable weights
  • Forward CG
  • Low spin
  • Milled face
  • T-bar chassis
  • Carbon fiber crown

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

Cobra Radspeed – Who are the for?

The Cobra Radspeed driver is for low to mid handicappers who prefer forward-biased center of gravity.

The bottom line is that the Cobra Radspeed driver will produce less spin off the tee than even the Titleist Tsi3. It’s remarkably workable as well thanks to the two adjustable weights in the front and back.

Our only real gripe about this driver is that adjusting the weights is kind of tricky. It’s not as easy as the sliding weight of the Titleist TSi3 driver. The TSi3 driver also has a slew of custom shaft options.

The Radspeed Family

The Rad X B

The Rad X B has everything the Radspeed has but it offers more forgiveness and easier launch than the Radspeed.

There is less spin and that offers straighter shots

The Rad X D

The Draw version of the driver, super forgiving for High Handicappers who are prone to slicing the ball.

Check this out for the maximum straight shots for slicers.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 90/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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