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Cobra Golf Introduces KING F8, F8+ Fairways and F8 Hybrids

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Categories: EquipmentNews

COBRA GOLF INTRODUCES F8 FAIRWAYS & HYBRIDS FOR INCREASED DISTANCE AND SHOT-MAKING VERSATILITY FROM ANY LIE

KING F8 and F8+ Fairways & F8 Hybrids, and the industry’s first ONE Length Hybrid, Utilize Progressive Baffler Rails & 360 o Aero Technology for Unrivaled Performance

Carlsbad, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2017) Cobra Golf, a leader in golf club innovation and technology, today introduced its highest-performing and most technologically-advanced KING F8, F8+ fairways, and KING F8 hybrids. Employing COBRA’s patented Dual Baffler® Rail system, cutting-edge 360o Aero Technology, premium multi-material construction, and COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos, the F8 family of fairways and hybrids are COBRA’s fastest, most versatile and smartest yet.

The KING F8 and F8+ fairways are designed to provide golfers of varying playing abilities a choice between maximum launch and forgiveness in the F8 model, or tour preferred shaping with maximum workability and precision in the F8+ model.

The KING F8 fairways (MAP $249) incorporate an improved Baffler® Dual Rail System with tighter-spaced rails with CG centered between the rails, reducing twisting and resulting in a higher amount of clubhead speed retained upon contact with the turf.
Progressive Rail Heights dependent on club loft, (shallower in the 3W and taller in the 5W) provide consistent turf interaction for sweeping or steeper attack angles. COBRA’s 360o Aero™ Technology incorporates an innovative system of lightweight aero trips strategically positioned around the perimeter of the face to improve drag reduction through the downswing for increased clubhead speed.

The F8 fairways feature a larger address profile that increases MOI for more distance and forgiveness on mis-hits and a shallower face that lowers CG for improved launch and speed. Additionally, a back CG weight helps promote a towering, forgiving trajectory from a variety of turf conditions. For the first time, COBRA’s mainline fairways feature an ultralight 5-ply Carbon Fiber crown, which saves nearly 13 grams in weight compared to the previous steel version, to move the CG even lower for the ultimate in distance and spin performance. Rounding out the performance technologies, a forged 475 Stainless Steel face insert boasting COBRA’s patented E9TM Technology, a variable thickness face construction designed with an elliptical pattern Sweet Zone™, creates more hot spots farther away from the center of the face for more distance on heel and toe shots.

MyFly8® technology affords golfers the choice of eight loft settings in each of three different models (3-4, 5-6 & 7-8) to fine-tune launch conditions and maximize distance while a new Smart Pad® created on the rail system, maintains a square clubhead at address. Below is a rundown of lofts available in each F8 model.

3-4 FWY: (13 o, 13.5 o, 13.5 o Draw, 14.5 o, 14.5 o Draw, 15.5 o, 15.5 o Draw, 16 o)
5-6 FWY: (17 o, 17.5 o, 17.5 o Draw, 18.5 o, 18.5 o Draw, 19.5 o, 19.5 o Draw, 20 o)
7-8 FWY: (21 o, 21.5 o, 21.5 o Draw, 22.5 o, 22.5 o Draw, 23.5 o, 23.5 o Draw, 24 o)

The KING F8+ fairways (MAP $249) provide all of the same incredible technologies as the F8, in a more compact head size that better players prefer. Furthermore, in F8+ the CG weight is front-positioned leading to a more penetrating ball flight to help higher swing speed players prevent ballooning, and to perform better in all weather conditions. MyFly8® with Smart Pad™ technology affords golfers the choice of eight loft settings in each of two different models (3-4 & 4-5) to fine-tune launch conditions and maximize distance while keeping the clubhead square at address. Below is a rundown of lofts available in each F8+ model.

3-4 FWY: (12 o, 12.5 o, 12.5 o Draw, 13.5 o, 13.5 o Draw, 14.5 o, 14.5 o Draw, 15 o)
5-6 FWY: (16 o, 16.5 o, 16.5 o Draw, 17.5 o, 17.5 o Draw, 18.5 o, 18.5 o Draw, 19 o)

F8 Fairway:
Colors: Nardo or Black
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT) – in Nardo or Black.
Stock shaft option: Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70 shaft in Stiff or Regular versions in RH/LH.
At retail: Jan 12, 2018
F8+ Fairway:
Color: Nardo Grey Only
Grip: Lamkin Crosline 360 (Plus; COBRA CONNECT) – Nardo
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75 in X-Stiff, Stiff and Regular flexes in RH only.
At retail: Jan 12, 2018

Women’s KING F8 fairways (MAP $249) utilize all the innovative technologies present in the men’s models with higher lofts ranging from 17° – 27° across three models (3-4 FWY, 5-6 FWY & 7-8 FWY) to generate maximum launch for women’s swing speeds. An oversized profile at address increases MOI providing ladies with much-needed distance, forgiveness and speed on off-center hits.
Colors: Black/Lexi Blue and Silver/Raspberry
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV 50 in ladies flex (RH/LH).
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 CONNECT in black or grey (to match clubhead color).

The KING F8 and F8 ONE Length hybrids (MAP $199) utilize COBRA’s Baffler® Dual Rail System and a new Multi-Directional Crown Aero Technology to provide more speed, forgiveness and versatility than ever before. Like the F8 fairways, the taller and tighter-spaced rails on the F8 and F8 ONE hybrids provide more leading edge bounce, to help the club stay lower to the ground for more consistent launch from a variety of lies. The multi-directional Aero trips on the crown made of lightweight polymer ensure optimized aerodynamic performance while maintaining a lower CG for faster clubhead speed and more distance. A sleeker clubhead design features a lowered skirt and a shorter, skinnier hosel for an extremely low CG, while a fixed weight positioned low and back results in a high, towering ball flight that delivers the ultimate in launch and distance performance.

The F8 ONE LENGTH Hybrid delivers ultimate consistency and simplicity allowing golfers to utilize one setup and one swing from their hybrids down to their irons. To achieve optimum performance at 7-iron length, lie and swing weight, the unique design of the F8 ONE Hybrid features an upright lie angle and a heavier head weight. A larger internal weight pad allows the CG to be moved lower and deeper resulting in a higher flying trajectory that benefits golfers who struggle to hit their ONE Length long irons up in the air.

F8 Hybrids:
Colors: Nardo Grey
Offerings: 2H (17 o), 3H (19 o) 4H (22 o) and 5H (25 o) – RH/LH
*(2H and 5H are available in LH in custom only).
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro 75 graphite (Stiff, Regular and Lite).
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT).

F8 ONE Hybrid:
Offerings: 3H (19o), 4H (22o) and 5H (25o) – in RH/LH
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT) grip in blue & red
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro ONE Length in stiff, regular and lite flexes.

Women’s KING F8 hybrids (MAP $199) – utilize all the game changing technologies in the men’s’ versions.
Color: Black/Lexi Blue and Silver/Raspberry
Available in: 4H (22 o), 5H (25 o) 6H (28 o) and 7H (31 o)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro 60 graphite in ladies flex in RH (*LH through custom)
Includes COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos
At retail: Jan 12, 2018

Golfers can now purchase the new F8 fairways and hybrids, along with the F8 driver and irons, to complete their fully connected set using the COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos system; the award-winning connected golf system helps players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions. Electronically embedded sensors in the grip of each club automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round. Using the COBRA CONNECT/Arccos 360 mobile app, users simply pair their clubs to receive detailed performance data and access to rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses worldwide.

For more information on the entire KING family of products, visit cobragolf.com. Join the conversation using #CobraCONNECT or #KINGF8.

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