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Featuring the all-new FlipZone weight technology – a revolutionary, moveable weight system engineered to provide two different flight paths in one club that enables maximum distance for any swing and any golfer.
In the Fly-Z+ Driver – one of three new Cobra drivers for 2015 – ‘FlipZone’ technology lets you position a 15-gram weight either in the middle or back of the sole, changing the spin, launch and flight to maximise distance.
The FlipZone is COBRA’s first front-to-back CG adjustable technology that features a 15-gram weight that can be set toward the front or back of the head located low on the sole of the driver. Performance differs in the two weight settings, allowing golfers to adjust to what is the longest and straightest for them. The front CG position provides a mid-launch angle with ultra low spin and a penetrating ball flight with more roll for maximum distance, while the back CG position delivers a mid-launch angle with 400 RPM’s of additional spin, resulting in a towering ball flight, maximum distance with more carry.
The Fly-Z+ driver also features COBRA’s New Speed Channel Technology, which is an engineered trench around the perimeter of the face that works to minimize thickness, resulting in increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance and more forgiveness.
Details: RRP £329. On sale from January 20, 2015. www.cobragolf.com
Cobra is the latest company to incorporate a moveable weight in the sole of the club to change its launch characteristics.
Designed to deliver distance with increased forgiveness, the Fly-Z driver has the 15-gram weight fixed in the low, back position. This is said to offer about a degree higher launch and 300rpm more spin than the Fly-Z+ driver, and be more stable on off-centre hits.
All three new 460cc drivers – the Fly-Z, Fly-Z+ and Fly-Z XL – feature Cobra’s new Speed Channel Technology, a trench around the perimeter of the face designed to increase ball speed. Forgiveness is also boosted by ‘Forged E9 Zone Face’ technology, which removes weight from key areas behind the face and hosel to increase the size of the sweetspot. Additionally, a new titanium body, carbon fibre crown and sole pieces enhance discretionary weight positioned low in the head to achieve distance and forgiveness.
Features FlipZone technology within the 460cc head whereby a 15-gram weight can be positioned in the centre or rear of the sole. This is said to change the launch and spin, creating two ball flights in one head. A Speed Channel behind the face boost ball speeds across the face.
Not too dissimilar from above to the BiO CELL driver with the graphics along the back of the crown and the colours on offer – both traditional and bright. Looks at address to be one of the larger better player models out there, arguably via a slightly shallower face.
Quite firm feeling at impact, which many will like, and very powerful. As eye catching as the look is, the sound will also catch your attention: loud and metallic.
The ball flight was pretty stable away from the sweetspot. Having the weight back is a good way to add spin and gain control of the ball’s curve while increasing carry.
The flippable weight in the sole delivers on its promise, I experienced on average at least 300rpm less spin with the weight in the forward position, resulting in five more yards of total distance compared to the rear position, with more roll. The flight was more penetrating too – I imagine the forward position will be the chosen one by most of its target market. It’s a little fiddly to take out and reposition but the performance benefits are worth it, allowing you to flip it and rip it.
TG Tester Review:
James Ridyard, Professional:
The hollow, echoey sound was off-putting, but I enjoyed the mid-to-high flight with low spin. I was amazed at how much ball speed was maintained on off-centre hits... forgiveness was seriously impressive.