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Posted October 1, 2018 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
What do golfers of all skill levels crave? Distance. And how do you maximize distance? Speed. In order to help facilitate that speed, COBRA Golf has introduced the F-Max Superlite series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons – a series of clubs designed to increase both speed and distance across the board.
Building on the idea of their original F-Max series launched in 2017, COBRA set out to create their lightest clubs yet, all with the idea of helping both men and women golfers with moderate swing speeds achieve greater distance throughout the bag.
According to Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf, “Building off of the success of our original F-Max lightweight design, we’ve re-engineered Superlite to be our lightest, fastest and most forgiving game improvement clubs ever. Any player with a moderate swing speed will benefit from the design innovations in this product line.”
For the drivers, COBRA created a clubhead that is six grams lighter than the previous generations’ clubhead. They also included a stock Superlite shaft that’s five grams lighter and a LAMKIN REL 360 grip that’s seven grams lighter, keeping the overall club head weight less than 300 grams.
The oversized clubhead helps increase stability and forgiveness, and reduce the face from twisting on off-center hits. Meanwhile, the fairway woods feature these same technologies for distance, speed, and forgiveness, but feature a shallow, low profile face made of high-strength forged 455 stainless steel to also help increase ball speed and the way in which the clubhead interacts from a variety of turf conditions.
Again, building off the success of the original F-Max design, COBRA crafted irons and hybrids that offer more club speed and are much easier to launch in the air. In order to do this, they reduced the weight of the clubhead by four grams, the shaft by five grams, and the grip by seven grams. They also designed a progressive hosel which strategically positions the center of gravity of the irons and hybrids for optimal launch.
It means that for those of you who swing the club a little slower, or have a smoother tempo when you swing, you won’t have to swing harder or faster in order to help generate more ball speed and distance. It also means that you won’t have to feel like you’re trying to help the ball in the air, as the design of the F-Max Superlite is there to achieve just that – high, optimal launch conditions and increased carry distances.
A variety of lofts are available in the drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids, while the irons are available in several set options. Hybrids can be included in combo sets or purchased as stand-alone clubs. All are available beginning October 5.