Equipment

Cobra S2 and S2 Offset Driver

Photo: Schecter Lee

The Cobra S2, left, and Cobra S2 Offset.

From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, February 2010)

Cobra S2
Category: Game-Improvement Drivers
We tested: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° with Fujikura Fit-On Max graphite shaft

Company line: "This highly engineered, all-titanium clubhead features 'Adjustable Flight Technology' (AFT). Three simple face angle settings (neutral, open, closed) lead to long, straight drives."

OUR TESTERS SAY:
PROS: Clubface adjustability lets you fix flight problems; crisp, explosive impact, balls jump off the clubface; head weight allows you to know where it is throughout the swing; lightweight, balanced, stable feel; vastly improved sound over previous Cobra drivers; many testers find that directional misses are minimal, though misses generally want to go left; most distance penalties are minor, too; looks and hits like a stealth bomber; a shotmaker's delight—several panelists could shape shots in both directions.

CONS: A few testers sense that the S2 offers less automatic accuracy than expected—this could be due to the 46" shaft; clubface looks too closed at address; shaft graphics are a bit weird.

From Sports Illustrated Golf+ Equipment Issue (February 8, 2010)
A game-improvement club, the S2 features an all-titanium clubhead, three face-angle settings and Cobra's patented 9 Point face technology.

$299; cobragolf.com

Tell us what you think of the Cobra S2 in the comments area at the bottom of this page.

Cobra S2 Offset
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° with Fujikura Fit-On Max graphite shaft

Company line: "S2 Offset offers innovation and superior performance in a conventional design. We've engineered faster ball speeds (for longer distance), more forgiveness, better sound and optimized the center of gravity (CG) to maintain draw bias without changing face angle."

OUR TESTERS SAY:
PROS: Balls rocket off the face, a powerful feel on solid contact; the offset head is a definite prescription to straighten out fades and make slices less severe; possibly the highest average flight of the bunch; satisfactory, consistent distance; 11.5-degree driver is spot-on for players with slower swing speeds; does a good job of keeping the ball in play on poor swings; 46-inch shaft is easy to control; muted or muffled "thunk" rather than an overly loud "tink" sound.

CONS: High-flying shots, on occasion, land softly and might curtail roll; lacks the adjustable face angle option in S2 driver; busy shaft graphics.

From Sports Illustrated Golf+ Equipment Issue (February 8, 2010)
Developed for the mid- to high-handicapper, the S2 Offset promotes a maximum draw bias.

$249; cobragolf.com

Tell us what you think of the Cobra S2 Offset in the comments area at the bottom of this page.

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