What we say...
Cobra's latest King F8 Hybrids include their first ever one-length version, and are both fitted with smart technology and Cobra's newly improved baffler dual rail system.
Cobra have introduced two new hybrids in their latest range; a standard F8 hybrid and the first ever one-length version. A hybrid that's the length of your 7-iron sounds bonkers, right? It's like trying to play with your nine- year-old's clubs, but we think the idea has legs.
The KING F8 and F8 ONE Length hybrids both utilise COBRA's Baffler® Dual Rail System and a new Multi-Directional Crown Aero Technology to provide more speed, forgiveness and versatility than ever before. Like the F8 fairways, the taller and tighter-spaced rails on the F8 and F8 ONE hybrids provide more leading edge bounce, to help the club stay lower to the ground for more consistent launch from a variety of lies.
As an added benefit, the club stays lower to the ground for easier and more consistent launch from a variety of lies. The multi-directional Aero trips on the crown made of lightweight polymer ensure optimised aerodynamic performance while maintaining a lower CG for faster clubhead speed and more distance.
A sleeker clubhead design features a lowered skirt and a shorter, skinnier hosel for an extremely low CG, while a fixed weight positioned low and back results in a high, towering ball flight that delivers the ultimate in launch and distance performance.
Cobra King F8 Hybrid Review: You Should Know
Baffler sole tech has been in Cobra’s DNA since the 70’s and this years F8 has variable depth rails (they’re deeper as the lofts get higher) to raise playability particularly from longer grass. Aerodynamic trips on the crown help rinse every last drop of speed from your swing, while an Arccos sensor in the grip works with an app on your phone to monitor where you hit every shot.
Cobra King F8 Hybrid Review: We Say
The F8 split our judges mainly due to the crown cosmetics. But putting subjective looks aside just for a second performance was spot on our test average (ball speed and carry distance) which suggests it’s a solid all-round performer. We like the sole rails which get deeper as loft increases, and both amateur testers liked the F8s new funky aero trips and nardo grey colour, even if our test pro wasn’t a fan. If hitting consistent high launching shots from the turf and tee and rifling shots out of knarly lies in the rough are what you want from a hybrid, the F8 has a CV more than capable of fulfilingl the job description.
Cobra King F8 Hybrid Review: Verdict
At a time when a Ping hybrid will set you back £30 more than the F8, the Cobra has a heck of a lot to offer. Use the shot tracker in the grip to help record successes and failures every time you pull it from the bag and it's a very impressive package.
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Colors: Nardo Grey
Offerings: 2H (17 o), 3H (19 o) 4H (22 o) and 5H (25 o) – RH/LH*
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro 75 graphite (Stiff, Regular and Lite).
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT).
F8 ONE Hybrid:
Offerings: 3H (19o), 4H (22o) and 5H (25o) – in RH/LH*
Grip: Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT) grip in blue & red
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro ONE Length in stiff, regular and lite flexes.
Women's KING F8 hybrids:
Color: Black/Lexi Blue
Available in: 4H (22 o), 5H (25 o) 6H (28 o) and 7H (31 o)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Pro 60 graphite in ladies flex in RH (*LH through custom)
Includes COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos