Cobra King LTDx, LTDx Max, and LTDx LS Fairway Woods Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
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  • Pros

    – Easy to launch

    – Beautiful head shape

    – Sits well at address

    – Great at protecting ball speeds on off-centre hits

  • Cons

    – Significantly shorter in testing than some of its rivals

  • RRP £249.00

What we say...

Cobra’s LTDx fairways saw them ask real-world golfers what they wanted. Unsurprisingly, more distance, more accuracy and better forgiveness were the answers.

So Cobra’s designers turned the clock back to 2016 and the brand’s King LTD range, evolving it into the LTDx family for 2022.

The LTDx woods feature PWR-COR Technology, which uses multi-material internal and external weights to reposition as much weight low and forward as possible to lower spin and deliver powerful ball speed upon impact.

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The tech in the Cobra Golf King LTDx fairway woods.

Using machine learning and CNC machining, Cobra’s engineers have replaced the E9 face with a new variable thickness H.O.T Face (Highly Optimized Topology) that is precision tuned for speed.

Using data from thousands of impact simulations, Cobra have optimised thicknesses in different zones to maximize ball speed across a larger area of the face. These zones create visual peaks and valleys that resemble a topology map, hence the design name.

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Cobra’s engineers have moved the CG low and forward for faster ball speed, while increasing MOI for more stability and forgiveness.

The LTDx fairway metals come in progressive shapes and progressive rail designs to offer optimiSed performance based on the golfer’s swing characteristics.

Let’s take a closer look at each model.

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The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood.

Cobra King LTDx LS Fairway Wood

RRP £249 | VIEW OFFER
Lofts 3W – 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º | Length Standard | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes (3W) | Stock Shafts MCA Tensei AV Raw White 75 (S, XS) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

Cobra’s low spin fairway features progressive shaping – Big Tour shape in the 3-wood with no rails, Tour Shape in the 5-wood with hollow split rails.

The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood.

PWR-COR utilises tungsten and aluminum to position as much weight low and forward to increase ball speed, while the H.O.T. FACE Technology, as found in the drivers, uses 15 zones with optimised thicknesses to maximize speed across the face.

An adjustable weighting system features a 12g and a 3g weight that can be positioned in the heel or toe to fine tune trajectory and spin.

The Cobra King LTDx Max fairway wood.

Cobra King LTDx Max Fairway

RRP £249VIEW OFFER
Lofts 3W – 15.5º, 5W – 18.5º, 7W – 22.5º | Length Standard | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s Yes | Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W) | Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L), 5F2 (R); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (S) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

The most forgiving of the three Vobra fairways, the Max combines the fast and forgiving performance of the LTDx with additional draw bias for those that need slice correcting power.

An adjustable weight system features 12g and 3g weights that can be positioned in the back or the heel to fine tune the amount of draw bias.

The Cobra King LTDx Max fairway wood.

The PWR-COR and H.O.T. FACE Technology again deliver the fastest ball speed possible using low and forward weighting and an optimised variable thickness face design.

The LTDx MAX is also available in a women’s offering (3W, 5W, 7W) that comes in a Gloss Black/Elderberry colorway and is equipped with a UST Helium Nanocore 4F1 – women’s flex shaft.

The Cobra King LTDx LS fairway wood is available in two finishes.

Cobra King LTDx Fairway Wood

RRP £249 | VIEW OFFER
Lofts 3W – 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º | Lengths Standard (44.5″); Tour Length (44.5″) | Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º) | Women’s No | Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W) | Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (R, S) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

The LTDx is a traditional shape fairway wood with no rails, and a traditional shape 5-wood and 7-wood with hollow split rails that aid in turf interaction for steeper swings.

The Cobra King LTDx fairway wood.

A 12g fixed weight is positioned in the back for max forgiveness and high launch, while the PWR-COR weight low and forward creates the perfect balance of low spin and fast ball speed with forgiveness. H.O.T. FACE Technology ensures speed is maintained across the face.

The LTDx is available in the standard black/gold colourscheme along with a blue/red and silver theme.

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Cobra LTD X Max fairway wood: Test verdict

The beauty of hitting every major fairway wood on the market within the same test is seeing how all the leading competition compares in data, it also means players can come to their own conclusions between which models might best suit them.

Whilst the Cobra King LTDx Max wasn’t our fastest or longest we felt at reasonable speeds it will be super easy to launch from the turf.

We also love the head shape, and how the model sits at address. Add to that how the LTDx Max produced our 3rd best carry distance drop-off (10yds / 4.2%), and we reckon it’s a very good fairway wood for club golfers this year.

Cobra LTD X Max fairway wood: Test data

How the Cobra LTDx Max fairway wood performed in our tests.
How the Cobra LTDx Max fairway wood performed in our tests.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.


Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off 12.
You can get in touch with Rob, here

      

Product Information

Cobra LTDx fairway woods

RRP £249

First launched February 2022

Cobra King LTDx LS Fairway Wood

RRP £249 | VIEW OFFER

Lofts 3W – 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º

Length Standard

Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º)

Women's No

Left hand? Yes (3W) | Stock Shafts MCA Tensei AV Raw White 75 (S, XS) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

Cobra King LTDx Max Fairway

VIEW OFFER

Lofts 3W – 15.5º, 5W – 18.5º, 7W – 22.5º

Length Standard

Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º)

Women's Yes

Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W)

Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L), 5F2 (R); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (S)

Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

Cobra King LTDx Fairway Wood

VIEW OFFER

Lofts 3W - 14.5º, 5W – 17.5º

Lengths Standard (44.5"); Tour Length (44.5")

Adjustable Yes (+/- 1.5º)

Women's No

Left hand? Yes (3W, 5W)

Stock Shafts UST Helium Nanocore 4F2 (L); HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 (R, S)

Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline (58+)

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