Cobra King LTD Fairway Wood
Cobra King LTD Fairway Wood
Cobra KING LTD Fairway Wood
Take The Throne.
KING is back. Greg Norman is a two-time Major Champion, and was No.1 in the world for 331 consecutive weeks, a true legend of the sport. And KING COBRA was the backbone of Greg's success - the innovative technology that drove his play. Now KING returns, with another product that is worthy of the name. Rickie is the future. The energy, and excitement that injects performance and style into golf. Rickie is what’s next, and KING will be the power behind his success. The crown has been passed. Long live KING.
KING LTD Fairway offers the same technology innovations found in the KING LTD Driver. The newly designed Spaceport allows us to create a low center or gravity and high moment of inertia producing forgiveness from the tee or fairway.
A 16g weight design (featuring Spiralock® technology that prevents the over tightening and loosing of the weight during heavy vibrations and high-speed impacts) creates an extremely low and deep CG with high MOI - the perfect combination for ultimate distance without sacrificing forgiveness.
Most woods in the marketplace today have a Center of Gravity that is positioned above the neutral axis line. KING LTD is Cobra's first wood to ever get it to the neutral line (Zero CG), and deliver a more efficient transfer of energy at impact without sacrificing forgiveness.
What does this mean to golfers? More distance through higher Launch, less spin and more Ball Speed.
Space Is In It
Through Cobra’s partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), they are able to conduct research on the International Space Station, allowing Cobra to create the most technologically advanced golf products in the world. From this research, COBRA's R&D team can tailor new material properties. Simply put... they make game changing technologies that will enhance the performance of all golfers.
Offered as a 3/4 or 4/5, KING LTD Fairways offer loft settings between 13º through 19º. Additional draw loft settings are available on both models.
The TeXtreme® Carbon Fiber crown is 20% lighter than regular carbon fiber, allowing for more weight to be repositioned lower and deeper in the head for extreme distance and greater forgiveness.
Forged E9 Face
A new, re-engineered Forged 8-1-1 Titanium E9 Face has a variable thickness structure that is lighter, thinner and hotter, creating more deflection for faster ball speeds and a larger Sweet Zone™ across the face.
Speed Channel is an exclusive COBRA innovation. An engineered trench around the perimeter of the face. This design minimizes thickness and increases ball speed across the face, resulting in incredible distance.
- Standard Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black
- Standard Grip: Lamkin UTX/KING LTD
Cobra King LTD Fairway Wood Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
The new King LTD Fairway Wood offers a compact head shape with Zero CG. The Zero CG allows for higher launch, less spin and more ball speed. Cobra does this by featuring the Spaceport, a 16 gram weight designed to create an extremely low and deep CG with high MOI. It is a perfect combination of ultimate distance without sacrificing forgiveness. As it is in the LTD Driver, the fairway wood has a Speed Channel, which is an engineered trench that minimizes thickness around the perimeter of the face. Other advancements include Crown Tech, a Carbon Fiber Crown that is 20% lighter than regular Carbon Fiber. In turn, this allows for more weight to be repositioned lower and deeper in the head. And, if you are looking for adjustability, the LTD has 8 different settings with the MyFly Smartpad.
Who's It For?
The slightly more compact head size is typically preferred by better players, but taking all the technology and different adjustment settings via MyFly the King LTD Fairway can pretty much be played by mostly any type of player.
Like the driver, I found the checkerboard or diamond design from the Carbon Fiber visually stunning to look at when the lighting was correct. The face depth was a touch on the shallow side, but that allows for greater playability from deeper lies. This fairway wood definitely seemed to elevate the ball quickly out of the tough spots. All in all, the feel and sound was not as muted as the driver, the ball flight had good penetration, and I was able to work the ball quite well.
Club Tested: 3-4 Wood; Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 70; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 14.5°Read the 2016 Fairway Woods Guide