The New Cobra DarkSpeed Driver: A Closer Look

We were recently joined by James Stafford from Cobra Puma golf to discuss the Cobra DarkSpeed family of clubs, Cobra’s latest launch.

About the DarkSpeed

The DarkSpeed driver comes in three different head options: LS, X, and Max.

Each head is designed to cater to golfers of all skill levels. The LS model aims to lower spin and maximise ball flight, while the X model offers the best of both worlds with its adjustable weight system for varying ball flights. Lastly, the Max model is perfect for those seeking maximum forgiveness with adjustable weight manipulation.

The Technology Behind the DarkSpeed

Let’s dive into the technology behind the DarkSpeed driver. The LS head features Extreme Arrow technology, which involves raising the skirt on the back of the head to create an aerodynamic tunnel. This results in increased swing speeds, making it an ideal starting point for testing and fitting.

All three heads have the Power Shell Face, which stands for Highly Optimised Topology. This innovative feature incorporates 15 sweet spots across the face, ensuring better chances of hitting the ball with precision. Additionally, the Power Bridge technology, located internally near the face, maximises ball speed for all three drivers.

Furthermore, the DarkSpeed driver offers eight different loft settings with its adjustable sleeve. This allows golfers to fine-tune their launch angle and optimise their performance. The LS heads come in 9° and 10.5° options, while the X model offers 9°, 10.5°, and 12° options. The Max head, available through customisation, offers a 9° degree option, along with stock options of 10.5° and 12°.


Shaft Options

The DarkSpeed driver comes with various shaft options to cater to individual preferences. The shafts are colour-coded to match the heads, but it’s important to note that these colours are not mandatory.

Custom fitting is highly recommended to ensure the perfect fit for your swing. The available options include the white shaft with a high kick point, the blue shaft with a mid kick point, and the red shaft with a low kick point.

The Design and Overall Impression

The DarkSpeed driver boasts a sleek and minimalist design. The branding is minimal, with the LS head being completely blacked out, and the Max and X heads featuring subtle red and blue accents, respectively.

Cobra has maintained their signature head shape, providing a familiar look to their loyal customers. The alignment tool, although difficult to see in the dark design, adds another layer of usability.

What sets Cobra products apart is their consumer-friendly approach. The DarkSpeed driver is no exception, offering a simple yet compelling story. It is easy to understand for both consumers and fitters, making it a highly anticipated addition to Cobra’s lineup.


We hope you found this insight into the new Cobra DarkSpeed driver helpful. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more golf-related content. In our next video, we will be putting the DarkSpeed to the test and providing you with a comprehensive review of its performance.

Thank you to James from Cobra Puma Golf for joining us. Until next time!

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