In for review is the new Cobra Golf King F8 driver. I’ve been watching all the great press this driver has been receiving, perhaps more than any other driver in 2018. Here are a few teaser pics.
The F8 is features an adjustable hosel for loft and face angle, as well as moveable weights for manipulating the center of gravity to promote draw, neutral, high trajectories. See below, where mine is set for 10.5 degrees of loft.
The F8 also includes Cobra Connect by Arccos, a shot tracking system. Below you can see the sensor in the end of the grip.
But perhaps the most talked about feature in the F8 is the milled face. See below.
Image tweaked to accentuate the face milling…
I’m excited to begin testing the King F8 this week. I will post my full review mostly likely toward the end of June, 2018. I won’t post any review before its time.
What’s the minimum miles walked before posting a legit golf shoe review? I’m going with 125+. I figure I’ve put that many miles (still going) on these Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc – golf shoes:
They don’t look as clean and pristine now, but they’re still in fantastic shape. Let’s take a look at the Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes.
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc Golf Shoes Features
The PWRADAPT technology provides traction and stability in the bottom of the shoe, along with “tornado” cleats.
IGNITE foam in the sole, “adapts” to the terrain and all the flexing and turning of the golfer’s feet. The foam provides cushion and insulation to help reduce fatigue and aches/pains in the lower body.
The “performance mesh” of the upper in the shoe looks sort of like wet suit material. The mesh is very flexible but supports the feet comfortably. The shoe does boast a 2-year waterproof guarantee, so perhaps there’s something to the wet suit comment. The upper is also supported by the PWRFRAME. I know. I know. PWRTHIS and PWRTHAT. My spell checker is going nuts.
The disc system is for lacing/tightening the shoe. The “laces” are a coated metal wire which is tightened by the disc when rotated clockwise. To loosen just pop the disc counter-clockwise and it pops open.
The Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes are available currently in three colors. Black (shown here), as well as a tan and a light gray. I hope to snag a pair of the light grays for “scripting purposes.”
Sizes range from 7-14.
The fit of the shoe is accurate. If you wear a 10, order a 10. This cannot be said for some other golf shoe makers where it is a bit of a crap shoot.
On The Course
I wore these at the office for a few hours before my first round, just in case there were any issues or quick breaking in needed. No issues. After a short time I knew I could walk the course in them fine, and that same day I walked one of the most hilly courses in town, comfortably.
Since then I’ve confidently gamed the Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes with great results. I find the shoes to be very comfortable. I have never encountered a traction problem. My feet have never slipped in the 125+ miles I’ve used them.
The disc/lace system is very cool. The disc opens very wide, allowing easy entry of the foot into the shoe. Since I’m using in a parking lot sitting on my rear bumper, this is a welcome benefit. Same goes for removing the shoes. Pop the disc and open wide for easy exit.
Once my feet are in before my round, I’ll tighten the disc system just slightly for walking around, to/from the parking lot and such. Once I hit the range or get ready to start making real golf swings, I’ll crank the discs down and tighten up the shoes for best fit, adaptability and traction.
I have worn these in very light rain but have not had the chance to fully experience how well they perform in heavier rain and wet conditions. I have no reason not to believe they’ll perform very well.
A quick video review:
The Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes perform highly in three most important HOG golf shoe criteria: performance, comfort, and style. High marks across the board. #winning
Recently in for review is a pair of Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc Golf Shoes. I’ve already started the rigorous Hooked on Golf Blog test battery.
I walked two rounds in the Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc Golf Shoes last week and several more walking rounds will be coming for the next few weeks. I don’t wear golf shoes for five minutes in my office and then post a review. I test them for weeks and even months, on real golf courses, playing real golf!
These golf shoes feature a “Disc” lacing system. That’s the funky looking dial (disc) you see at the top of the tongue of the shoe. The single lace on each shoe is metal, and twisting the disc one way tightens and the other way pops it open. Check out the quick video demonstration below.
Check back in a few weeks for the full detailed review of the Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc Golf Shoes
Got some press releases from Cobra Golf yesterday with a TON of images of their new 2018 lineup and it looks intriguing. I don’t post press releases here, but I do at the HOG sister site HOGWire.biz. That’s the HOG newswire. Here’s a brief overview of the new Cobra gear, and links to the galleries and press releases here at at HOGWire. If you’re just looking to salivate over hero shots of the gear, check out the HOG Cobra Golf 2018 image gallery.
King F8 and F8+ Driver
This is super intriguing! The first ever CNC milled driver face. We’ve seen CNC milling in putters for years and even irons/wedges, but this is a new world for drivers. I’m curious what the benefit is to most amateur golfers, who usually have too much spin. Personally I don’t have a lot of side-spin, so maybe it would work for me.
I have a dilemma. I’m playing in my first tournament of 2017 in three hours and I have a shakeup brewing in the gamer bag. I hit my current gamer driver very, very well. I have fantastic accuracy and great distance with my “Snakes on a Plane” driver, also known as an Air Force One (I get my cheesy b-rated movies mixed up). I have a new snake themed driver which is looking to dethrone the Snakes on a Plane, the new Cobra Golf King F7+. Look at this beauty.
The smart thing to do would be to simply warm up and get ready as normal, and play the driver I’m used to hitting. That’s what I will do. It will be painful knowing I have this one to try out. With all of the adjustment capabilities of the King F7+ I’m going to probably need a lengthy range session or session on a launch monitor (I prefer real balls, real range) to see which loft and weighting configuration works best for my granny over the top dual chicken wing epileptic seizure unfolding lawn chair swing.
Maybe after the tournament I’ll start testing out the King F7+. And I will likely regret not putting it in play, but it wouldn’t be fair to my playing partner to test out a never-before gamed club in a tournament. The good news is I’ll be back to play tomorrow and hopefully before the round I will find the right setting for the King F7+ so I can start gaming it.
The F7+ has some cool features and what does the “+” mean?
Fully adjustable center of gravity positions via movable weights
Adjustable lofts from 8 to 11 degrees with varying draw/neutral positions
(The +) Arccos tracking in the grip syncs with smartphone to show driving distance an accuracy
More features and construction in my full review
Okay I need to get rolling. I have a tournament to compete in! Stay tuned here and on my social networks for reports on the tourney and the King F7+. Watch for my review coming soon, but not a 3-range-ball review like other review sites… 🙂