Cobra LTDx LS Driver Review

Our Cobra LTDx LS Driver Review looks at what you can expect from the brand's latest low spin option

Cobra LTDx LS Driver Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

True low spin performance that’s aimed at the faster swinger. With the right launch conditions, there is plenty of distance and consistency on offer from the Cobra LTDx LS driver

Reasons to buy
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    Plenty of distance on offer for faster swingers

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    Impressive forgiveness for a low spin model

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    Sleek, modern aesthetics

Reasons to avoid
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    Low spin performance may lead to a lack of carry for some

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As you might expect, the LS in the Cobra LTDx name stands for low spin and as such, this driver is aimed squarely at those faster swinging players looking to control their flight and shape. We tested it up against the other available models in the range - the Cobra LTDx and the LTDx MAX - to see what the differences were and whether this is one of the best golf drivers of 2022. Take a look at our video review to see what we thought.

Down behind the ball, this has a traditional shape and sleek aesthetic. The matt black crown that we saw in the Radspeed LS driver is back and to be honest the differences in terms of the visuals at address are minimal at best. This is a good thing as last year’s Cobra Radspeed was one of the best looking drivers of 2021.

LTDx v Radspeed address

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However, the view of the club from the sole is quite different. We felt it was less exciting than the previous generation but possibly more refined. If we had to pick based on the aesthetics, we’d probably lean towards the more exciting visuals of the Radspeed - but there's not much in it! 

Cobra LTDx LS indoor testing

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We tested the Cobra LTDx LS at Kings Golf Studio on a Trackman launch monitor using Titleist Pro V1x balls. All of the drivers we hit had the same Mitsubishi Tensei shaft in and the heads were set to 9.5˚. Here is the data.

Cobra comparison data

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The LTDx LS was, as you would hope, the lowest spinning of the three heads. Whilst we gained 3 yards through the air with the standard head, the lower flight of the LS version actually delivered one extra yard of overall distance. At a clubhead speed of 110.9, the LS performed very well, delivering a consistently strong ball flight. If we were to get fully fitted for this driver, we’d want to see a slightly higher launch - this would potentially unlock even more overall distance. 

LTDx LS on course testing

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The question is, if you are leaning towards the LTDx LS head, will you be giving up on significant forgiveness over the other options in the range? This wasn’t something we picked up on during our testing session - there was just 13 yards difference between our longest and shortest shot. Having said that, this model is unlikely to be one of the most forgiving drivers of 2022 because of that low spin performance. If the choice were ours, we would be tempted to lean towards the slightly higher spinning standard LTDx version. 

Either way, there is a lot to like about the Cobra LTDx LS driver and for any faster swinging golfers, the controlled flight is the standout performance gain here. 

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Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X