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Cobra Darkspeed Drivers Review 2024

The three models covered in our Cobra Darkspeed drivers review.

The driver is one of the most important tools in a golf bag, and it’s the one many golfers take the most pride in. Nothing beats a monster tee shot sent straight down the fairway, and a better ball position off the tee can set up much easier play greenside. The new Cobra Darkspeed driver promises to bring as much speed as possible to your driver, providing better distance. There are three core models of the new Cobra Darkspeed driver.

In this Cobra Darkspeed drivers review, we are going to cover the following for each model:

  • Key Features
  • Pros and cons
  • Who it’s for

Let’s dive into each model and figure out what will work best for you.

Cobra Darkspeed X

The Cobra Darkspeed X is essentially the “base” model Darkspeed driver, striking a balance between aggressive tee shots and forgiveness. There is a solid mix of spin reduction, speed enhancement, and high-MOI that all combine to create an extremely versatile club.

Key Features of the Cobra Darkspeed X

Refined Aerodynamic Design An improved aero shape features a streamlined face-to-topline radius, a highercrown peak, raised skirt, and reduced clubface surface area to maximize speed
Tour-Inspired Shaping A refined clubhead shape features an elevated look at address that promotesworkability and control with added forgiveness
Larger PWRSHELL with AI-Designed H.O.T. Face A 10% larger PWRSHELL L-cup face creates more robust distance, while an A.I. designed H.O.T. Face delivers more efficient speed & spin across the clubface
Unlock Faster Ball Speed PWR-BRIDGE weight is placed lower and closer to the face to unleash even faster ball speed
Forgiveness and Spin Control In addition to a back weight for forgiveness, an additional front weight provides additional spin control

Pros and Cons

The Cobra Darkspeed X is a great driver, but there are pros and cons to consider before choosing one:

Pros Cons
  • ✔ Great all-round driver
  • ✔ Impressive distance
  • ✔ Usable by a wide variety of golfers
  • ✘ Not as forgiving as the MAX
  • ✘ Not as workable as the LS

Who the Cobra Darkspeed X is For

The Cobra Darkspeed X is a versatile driver designed to fit the needs of a wide variety of golfers. For the most part, the Darkspeed X will serve mid-handicap golfers the best while still allowing enough forgiveness for high-handicappers to use it effectively with some practice. For low-handicap golfers, it is certainly usable, but probably makes too many compromises in the interest of forgiveness and distance to be the recommended option in this lineup since the LS provides a more aggressive flight path and more precise control of the shot shape.

Cobra Darkspeed MAX

The Cobra Darkspeed MAX is designed to maximize forgiveness and distance while providing a slight draw bias to help correct slices. While the spin rates are designed to stay mid-low, weight distribution is used to provide a higher launch without sacrificing too much distance. Overall, the goal of the MAX is to be the easiest club in the lineup to find fairways with consistently.

Key Features of the Cobra Darkspeed MAX

Refined Aerodynamic Design The same aero package included in the other two club designs for maximum clubhead speed
Shaped for Speed and Forgiveness A more robust clubhead shape provides more forgiveness while retaining enough speed to maintain distance
More Robust Launch The 10% larger PWRSHELL L-cup face maximizes launch and distance while an A.I. designed H.O.T. Face improves consistency across the clubface
Unlock Faster Ball Speed A lower and more forward positioning of the suspended PWR-BRIDGE weight unleashes even faster ball speeds.
Maximum Forgiveness and Draw Bias Adjustable rear and heel weight positions allow full control over the draw bias in their most forgiving driver head

Pros and Cons

The Cobra Darkspeed MAX is great at what it is designed for, but there are pros and cons to consider before opting for a forgiveness-focused driver:

Pros Cons
  • ✔ Exceptional forgiveness
  • ✔ Great distance
  • ✔ Adjustability allows for the club to grow with you
  • ✘ Heaviest clubhead of the lineup
  • ✘ Very little workability

Who the Cobra Darkspeed MAX is For

The Cobra Darkspeed MAX is geared toward high-handicap golfers with a less consistent shot pattern. It provides straighter drives across a much larger percentage of the clubface compared to the other two in the lineup, but this also means that small adjustments don’t have much of a shot-shaping effect due to the club’s focus on minimizing the consequences of mis-hits.

As a result, mid-low handicap golfers will likely be better served by one of the other options in the lineup as they will likely need a bit of workability and the better clubhead speed that they will get out of a more compact clubhead.

Cobra Darkspeed LS

The Cobra Darkspeed LS is a tour-inspired model designed to bring maximum control and workability without sacrificing distance. It is a low-spin, low-launching driver thanks to its excellent weight distribution inside the clubhead.

Key Features of the Cobra Darkspeed LS

Refined Aerodynamic Design The same aero technology included in the other two models for maximum clubhead speed
Tour-Inspired Shaping A refined clubhead shape features an elevated look at address that promotes workability and control
Larger PWRSHELL with AI-Designed H.O.T. Face A 10% larger PWRSHELL L-cup face creates more robust distance, while an A.I. designed H.O.T. Face delivers more efficient speed & spin across the clubface
Unlock Faster Ball Speed PWR-BRIDGE weight is placed closer to the face for lower spin and better ball speed
Maximum Workability with Added Forgiveness Adjustable heel and toe weights are now complemented with a third back weight, allowing for additional adjustments to optimize spin and forgiveness

Pros and Cons

The Cobra Darkspeed LS is a great driver, but there are pros and cons to consider before choosing one:

Pros Cons
  • ✔ Extremely workable
  • ✔ Great distance
  • ✔ Attractive all-black aesthetics
  • ✘ Not very forgiving
  • ✘ Distance isn’t industry-leading

Who the Cobra Darkspeed LS is For

The Cobra Darkspeed LS is a players’ driver designed for low-handicappers and pro golfers. While there is some forgiveness in the form of an interchangeable rear weight, it is only enough to improve consistency on slight mis-hits, as the rest of the club’s tech is focused on maximizing the impact of small shot adjustments– in turn, this will also magnify the impacts of small mistakes in some cases. Mid-high handicappers should consider the X or MAX model, depending on the consistency of their tee shots.

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Trevor Cigich

Trevor Cigich | Director of Retail Marketing |  Worldwide Golf Shops

I’ve been at Worldwide Golf Shops for 6 years, and I’ve been playing golf for 23 years. I have played a few mini tour events but now compete occasionally at the amateur level– currently a +2.1 handicap. I am a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to golf and golf clubs. I enjoy testing all aspects of different products, utilizing various fitting systems and learning about all the different club shafts, club lengths, golf balls, and putter styles. Not just for my game, but to help customers of all calibers.

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