Team Paradise Captain
- May 20, 2011
- Reaction score
I am a bit surprised that you find the XB to be lower launching but great info here.Ready to write my full review on my Morgan Cup driver the Cobra Tour Length RADSPEED XB with a Project X HZRDUS Blue RDX 6.0 Shaft. I tested this club prior to ordering so I somewhat knew what to expect when it arrived. I am coming from the Big Bertha B21 so I will make some comparisons between the 2 models to highlight the performance I have seen from the XB.
I got the Peacoat version and right out of the box I loved the look of this driver. The matte navy on the crown is really sharp. The Infiniti face coming over the top of crown is a really good way to line up the shot and make sure the face is pointing in the right direction off the jump. This club sits squarely instead of open when placed on the ground which I had read was a complaint of the Speedzone lineup. The head is also very big and inspires nothing but confidence when getting ready to hit the ball. It makes you feel comfortable that you can get a piece of the ball even if you don't put a great swing on it.
Feel & Sound
I always put these together because I think they are very closely connected. If a driver makes a loud clacky tingy sound it will feel hard and if it makes a thwack it will feel soft. The only word I can use to describe the feel of this club is stable. It has a nice solid sound on impact with a just-right ting. The ting Cobra has achieved is a ting of stability and not a ting of a driver that sounds as hard as a bell. In short this is a driver that will check a lot of boxes for feel and sound for a lot of golfers. The only gripe anyone could possibly have is that there is not a ton of feedback on misses until you get way off the center of the face. You really have to be on the edges of the face to get a big feedback on your miss.
First coming from a 10.5* B21 to this 10.5* XB I immediately noticed this driver was lower launching and a little bit more squirrely than the B21. I imagine if I took them to a launch monitor I might see a bit less spin and launch with this head shape than the B21. Obviously YMMV. I decided to up the loft to11.5* and put the driver in it's draw setting. That gave me some more launch and control of the club. I did that 2 weeks ago and since then I have gone back to seeing very solid results off the teebox again. Stock flight for me is a high fade and this delivers that ball flight on demand. I absolutely loved the B21, but I would have liked to see a bit more rollout as that driver is a carry monster. With this I am getting a bit more rollout and Arccos data is showing me getting the ball out past the 230 yard mark 3-5 times a round which is really good for me. I think this driver would check a ton of boxes for a lot of different golfers. I also imagine at brand agnostic fitters this is a driver that is ending up in a lot of people's hands. It's basically a mid-launch, mid-low spin, mid-high forgiveness driver head that almost anyone could use. This would also be a low risk all around head for someone buying off the rack without a fitting as well.
I am really happy with this driver. I came from the very best driver possible for me on the market right now in the B21. I thought Ireally had nowhere to go with driver but down. Given the B21 is a forgiving head and lowish spinning (unicorn as @Jman describes) it seemed this XB which is very forgiving, but also low spinning for a forgiving head based on feedback and reviews here on the forum and elsewhere, was the way I should go. The only slight tweak I would have made to the B21 is to get a bit lower launch and maybe pick up some rollout. This is basically what I feel like the XB has delivered for me. This is a driver that is working very well for me, but also has the potential to be a big weapon for golfers that are much better ballstrikers than me.