Cobra Radspeed Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


How Do I Adjust My Cobra Radspeed Driver?

You can adjust the Cobra Radspeed driver by swapping and removing weights, which will increase or decrease the loft and lie angle of the golf club.

Adjusting the hosel on the Radpseed driver will compensate for your swing speed, allowing you to increase or decrease the loft.

The XD and XB models have a removable weight positioned at the back of the driver, while the Radspeed has front and back interchangeable weights that you can swap or remove.

Changing weights on the drivers will affect the spin and MOI.

If you are thinking about trying out or purchasing a Cobra Kingspeed driver in 2021, this article is for you. We’ll cover the three new drivers that Cobra has to offer and go over how to adjust the weights and hosel features of them all.

 

The Cobra King Radspeed Driver range

Cobra have released their three drivers for 2012 that are all part of the King Radspeed family, and the drivers include the King Radspeed, the King Radspeed XD and the King Radspeed XB drivers. Using a pun on the word “Rad” you might get a nostalgic 80s feel; however, the word actually stands for Radius of Gyration.

Radius of Gyration is pretty complicated but let’s simplify it. In terms of the driver, it is the maximum distance that the weight is placed away from the clubhead’s center of gravities center. This offers better performance.

The RAD technology on all the drivers features a CNC milled infinity face that expands the milled area by 95%, allowingfor maximum ball speed.

All clubs also feature a thin-ply carbon-wrapped crown. Having a 30% thinner crown provides Cobra to displace 6g of additional weight, optimizing performance.

Lastly, the clubs have a T-bar speed chassis that is designed to be 7g lighter than before, giving the ability for the club to have more weight placed forward. This will decrease spin and increase ball speed.

 

Is the Cobra Radspeed driver adjustable?

All three models come with a loft adjustment, and depending on the model, you are able to choose a loft of 9.0 degrees, 10.5 degrees, or 12.0 degrees. Furthermore, the Radspeed comes with interchangeable front and back weights.

The XB has botha fixed and interchangeable back weight. This means you are able to remove the weight for swing weight purposes.

Considering the XD driver an interchangeable weight positioned towards the back of the driver is removable.

 

Cobra Radspeed Driver Adjustment

 

How do I Adjust my Cobra Radspeed driver?

This driver comes with a 28g radial weight that is pushed as forward as possible. The weight is divided into 16g of fixed weight and a 12g adjustable weight. This allows you to generate a much higher ball speed and offers you lower spin options with this model.

 

Cobra Radspeed driver weight adjustment

Considering the King Radspeed with the adjustable front and back weights, you will only need to remove them and swap them around to adjust them. This will allow you to generate a little bit more or a little bit less spin, depending on where you have distributed the weight.

The adjustable front weight is 12g, while the weight situated at the back of the club has a 2g adjustable weight.

For more spin, distribute more weight to the back of the club, and conversely, if you want a lower MOI, distribute more weight to the front. A high MOI will be more forgiving than a lower MOI, allowing for more spin and distance. This is something you should keep in mind.

This means that essentially the model can manipulate its MOI, making it a little more or a little less forgiving.

Adjusting the hosel will alter the loft of the club but not the lie angle. That will be fixed to a certain degree no matter what degree of loft you choose when picking out your Radspeed.

The hosel comes with 8 adjustable settings giving the club a range of loft settings, and depending on the loft model you choose, you can set it as low as 7.5 degrees all the way up to 13.5 degrees. Adjusting the loft will have to cater to your swing or club speed.

Thus if you have a slower swing, you should try to adjust your loft a little bit higher to optimize both the carry and roll of the ball.

 

Cobra Radspeed driver adjustment chart

Radspeed Loft

Loft Setting -1.5

Setting -1

-1 D

STD

STD D

Lie Angle

9.0

7.5

8.0

8.0 D

9.0

9.0 D

57.50 Degrees

9.0 (Tour Length)

7.5

8.0

8.0 D

9.0

9.0 D

57.50 Degrees

10.5

9.0

9.5

9.5 D

10.5

10.5 D

58.50 Degrees

10.5 (Tour Length)

9.0

9.5

9.5 D

10.5

10.5 D

58.50 Degrees

 

Radspeed Loft

Loft Setting +1

Loft Setting +1 D

Loft Setting +1.5

Lie Angle

9.0

10.0

10.0 D

10.5

57.50 Degrees

9.0 (Tour Length)

10.0

10.0 D

10.5

57.50 Degrees

10.5

11.5

11.5 D

12.0

58.50 Degrees

10.5 (Tour Length)

11.5

11.5 D

12.0

58.50 Degrees

How to adjust the Cobra Radspeed XB driver settings

The 6g adjustable weight that is placed at the back of the driver can be removed, and if you have lighter or heavier weights, you can place them in there to adjust for the style of your gameplay.

Remember that adding weight to the back of the club will increase spin and the MOI so that it has a further launch and is more forgiving.

In terms of the hosel adjustment, the concept is the same as with the King Radspeed driver.

If you have a fast swing, then a lower loft setting is where you should start and make adjustments from there.

Radspeed XB Loft

Setting -1.5

-1

-1 D

STD

STD D

Lie Angle

9.0

7.5

8.0

8.0 D

9.0

9.0 D

57.50 Degrees

9.0 (Tour Length)

7.5

8.0

8.0 D

9.0

9.0 D

57.50 Degrees

10.5

9.0

9.5

9.5 D

10.5

10.5 D

58.50 Degrees

10.5 (Tour Length)

9.0

9.5

9.5 D

10.5

10.5 D

58.50 Degrees

12.0

10.5

11.0

11.0 D

12.0

12.0 D

59.50 Degrees

 

Radspeed XB Loft

Loft Setting +1

Loft Setting +1 D

Loft Setting +1.5

Lie Angle

9.0

10.0

10.0 D

10.5

57.50 Degrees

9.0 (Tour Length)

10.0

10.0 D

10.5

57.50 Degrees

10.5

11.5

11.5 D

12.0

58.50 Degrees

10.5 (Tour Length)

11.5

11.5 D

12.0

58.50 Degrees

12.0

13.0

13.0 D

13.5

59.50 Degrees

How to adjust the Cobra Radspeed XD driver settings

The XD driver is the draw-biased version of the Radspeed range and offers a fixed weight that is positioned in the heel of the driver weighing 10g.

In addition to that, it has a fixed 8g weight positioned in the front and a removable back weight that is 14g.

Once again, if you have additional weights, you can remove the back weight and compensate for your play style by either adding a heavier or lighter weight.

Take into consideration that the draw weight is not removable, and this type of driver is meant to help you if you have a slice.

The hosel feature on this driver works precisely the same as the other drivers in the King Radspeed range, just keep in mind the lie angles for the clubs do not change respective to each club.

 

Conclusion

We discovered that Cobra’s new line of drivers are ones to be reckoned with, the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner, and Bryson Dechambeau (just to name a few) that all use their clubs.

The 2012 range of drivers consists of the Radspeed, the Radspeed XB, and the Radspeed XD. The King Radspeed offers two interchangeable front and back weights, while the XB and XD versions offer a removable back weight.

You can adjust the King Radspeeds weights, creating more weight towards the front or rear of the club, increasing or decreasing the ball’s spin. Needless to say, this offers you many options with regard to your playstyle.

Being able to change the weight at the back of the club for the XD and XB models also allow you to adjust for a higher MOI, which can be more forgiving if you have the appropriate weights.

All clubs come with an adjustable hose that can compensate for the loft of the ball, which can compensate for how fast or slow you swing your club. The only thing to note is that the lie angle for any of the drivers don’t change when adjusting the hosel and no matter what loft option you choose.

Ernie

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