Cobra RAD Speed XD Driver
Who’s It For?
Cobra Golf has been fantastic when it comes to metal woods for decades. Recently, innovations such as a CNC Milled Infinity Face and adjustable weighting have taken Cobra metal woods to a new level. In 2021, Cobra has introduced the RAD Speed drivers featuring a new Radial Weighting system that further optimizes the weight within the clubhead for maximum performance. The RAD Speed XD driver is designed with more weighting located in the back of the clubhead and in the heel to promote a draw bias for those golfers that struggle with a slice.
The Tech Story
The RAD Speed drivers aren’t named for their “rad” look and design. RAD actually comes from the term Radial Weighting, which is where Cobra engineers focused their efforts to improve performance over previous Cobra drivers. Specifically, Cobra has increased the Radius of Gyration by positioning the sole weights farther behind the center of gravity, increasing MOI and optimizing spin and ball speeds in each of the three driver models. The RAD Speed XD model includes 10 grams of weight positioned in the heel to provide the draw bias, while 14 grams is placed back for forgiveness and launch. The Carbon Wrap Crown system features a new carbon fiber material that is 30% thinner, creating an additional six grams of discretionary weight that has been repositioned for better performance. The refined T-Bar Chassis is seven grams lighter for even more repositioned discretionary weight. In the RAD Speed XD model, this weight was moved heelward to further promote the draw bias. And of course, the CNC Milled Infinity Face returns in the RAD Speed drivers to increase the sweet spot.
Facts and Figures
Lofts Available: 10.5 (men’s only), 12 degrees
Stock Men’s Length: 45 ¾ inches
Stock Women’s Length: 44 inches
Adjustability: +/- 1.5 degrees
Stock Shafts: Fujikura Motore X F3, Project X EvenFlow Riptide
Stock Grip: Lamkin Crossline Connect (w/ Arccos)
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