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Cobra's next driver, "Long Tom"

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Originally Posted by GJBenn85 View Post

People will really be willing to pay a $100 premium for an unfinished driver?  Wow.


$150!

And seriously, faster paint and a choke-down-proof grip?

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Weighing in at a scant 269 grams, the Long Tom will come standard with a Grafalloy Blackbird shaft. Grafalloy says that a unique black paint on the Blackbird improves aerodynamics. Even the club’s grip, a Winn Ultra Light/Shorty, is geared toward adding yardage—it's so small that you can't choke down on the club!

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$150!
And seriously, faster paint and a choke-down-proof grip?

Once that shaft spends a couple weeks getting scratched up in the bag, you'd think any increased aerodynamics would go away. How much actually does a light grip change the weight anyways? Won't it actually increase the swing weight? I kind of like the look of the rest of it though, although I'm not sure I could stare down at it.

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Stopped reading at "measuring four feet in length". Good luck finding your ball.

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It'll be a slice machine unless the golfer has a perfect swing.  48" is ridiculous.

Originally Posted by Stretch

Stopped reading at "measuring four feet in length". Good luck finding your ball.



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The sad part is that people go out and buy these things. The only way I would hit something like that would be to choke down, but apparently they removed that option.

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Stopped reading at "measuring four feet in length". Good luck finding your ball.

I'm still wondering why the OP thinks it could be "pretty cool". It's just more gimmicky,macho,military inspired garbage which is actually exactly the same as every other driver on the market. And to think that adults would actually buy them. The same types that like hummers, I'll bet. It's a golf club pretending it's an M16 or something. Cool. Not.

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i thought 46" was ridiculous until I used one for a few rounds.  now i don't even think about it.  that being said... no thanks.  i'm beginning to wonder about cobra's direction under puma ownership.

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Originally Posted by jamo

How much actually does a light grip change the weight anyways? Won't it actually increase the swing weight?

Swingweight is more a measure of balance (and "feel for the head"). Static weight will do a lot more to determine how fast you can swing something.

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Word on the street has it that Cobra drivers have been known to be "long."  I say word on the street because I've never "hit one" myself, surprisingly.

The elements are there with this driver to be "long"  ... I just wish mid to high cappers luck trying to square it up with that length.

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club could help fine tune a swing that struggles with control. although clubs that are longer, or have flatter lie angles (like custom irons), tend to create a flatter swing plane. Flatter swing planes make for shorter distance and lower trajectory but also easier to be a straight shooter with a little less control. I like this driver only because if you learn to hit it right, it could add some pretty nice distance. Although the shortie grip seems gimmicky i dont think its impossible to grip down on this club to be honest. Looks interesting though. I think in terms of technology its one of the more noticeable technologically affected drivers. "Rolled"  Ti face, 50g shaft in at 48 inches. (50g really hasnt been used stock option since taylormade cgb driver) shortie grip which has its questions

overall i think its a good driver incorporating light weight with length.

NOT a fan of the long tom RAW only because its more money, and is more susceptible to rusting isnt it? A driver thats limited release usually makes me uneasy because i wouldnt want to hit it haha kindve like the Cobra ZL White driver that was nearly 800 dollars! why would i risk hitting that and duffing or scratching the crown? and i dont think a golf club is as worthy a collectible as a car for instance. (just an example) technology in golf changes every year and makes the previous model worth much less.

I DO however like the "RAW" idea only because it seems like a catch word for "raw distance"

black version looks realllll good

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Provided you put a decent swing on it, no problems. Especially to all who play blade irons. And if you cut it down 2 inches to 46 inches that just makes it lighter.

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