Cobra Speedzone Fairway Wood Vs Cobra Speedback F9 Fairway Wood Comparison Overview
Throughout the years of testing a wide variety of golf clubs, we have to say that Cobra is one of the most consistently impressive manufacturers. Their clubs always seem to bring something different and fresh to the table.
And when it comes to fairway woods, Cobra continues to push the boundaries of what’s expected from these kinds of clubs. We had the pleasure of testing the Cobra Speedzone and the Cobra King Speedback F9 fairway woods – both impressive clubs in their own right.
Cobra Speedzone Fairway Wood Overview
The Cobra Speedzone fairway wood does a good job of appealing to a wide variety of golfers.
That’s because it has a good mixture of performance and forgiveness features. The first thing that we noticed about this club was that it has a face profile more akin to a hybrid club than a fairway wood.
The face is nice and shallow so it launches high and plays well off the deck. There are also lightweight appointments in the carbon fiber crown and the hollow baffler rails on the sole. This tandem of features will help newer players up their swing speed.
For better players, the Cobra Speedzone fairway wood is still plenty workable. It features a CNC milled face that is incredibly thin yet highly resilient. What our better testers liked about this fairway wood was that it was possible to achieve both high-arcing launch and a flatter shot trajectory.
Cobra Speedback F9 Fairway Wood Overview
While the Cobra Speedback F9 fairway wood debuted a year before the Cobra Speedzone fairway wood, it came loaded with a ton of features.
Like the Cobra Speedzone fairway woods, the F9’s have CNC milled faces which provide the same explosive distance, ball speed and forgiveness. They also have a carbon fiber crown for weight savings.
And good thing too because there is considerable weight in the back of this club – 15 grams of tungsten to be exact. However, this weight is interchangeable and you can switch it out for a heavier or lighter one depending on your CG preferences.
The F9 fairway wood also has a very unique face architecture. The top half of the face has a slight curvature to reduce spin. Meanwhile the lower half of the face has a less pronounced curvature to increase forgiveness on low-face shots and improve launch angles.
It is a bit of a shame that the baffler rails on the F9 fairway wood aren’t hollow like the Cobra Speedzone woods. This makes them slightly heavier but overall, this is a very impressive wood collection based on the sheer volume of features alone.
Plus, what they lack in lightweight features, they make up for in versatility. The Cobra Speedback F9 fairway woods feature adjustable hosel which adds even more shot shaping capability to woods that already lend themselves well to trajectory control.