The LTDx Max has one of the highest MOIs on the market, and weight strategically placed to keep it fast. Generally forgiving is slow, but Cobra sought out to break that mold. This bad boy is QUICK!
Cobra managed to take the look and feel of a “players” driver, and pack in tech to provide forgiveness, easy launch, and incredible distance. Keeping what worked in recent years, and bringing back the LTD name, Cobra is looking to be top of the heap in the driver space, and they may have just done that!
Cobra LTDx Max Driver Review and Test Results
Lofts Available for the Cobra LTD X Max Driver
The stock loft options for the Cobra LTDx Max are the same on both sides of the ball. Righty or lefty, Cobra offers lofts of 9°, 10.5°, and 12°. The Cobra hosel also lets you adjust loft +/- 1.5°.
The Cobra LTDx Max is the “forgiving” driver of the LTDx lineup, but it will find its way into bags of players with all sorts of skill levels. With that being said, players with handicaps 10 and up would be best suited for this driver.
A decade ago, Cobra was top dog in the driver space. The hype train was rolling! Cool designs, innovative ideas, and an attractive price point. Over the last five years, Cobra has taken a hit. The big guns of Callaway and TaylorMade have taken center stage, and have left Cobra fighting for scraps.
The SpeedZone and RADspeed drivers were terrible offerings, but they lacked something consumers were looking for. Cobra looked to drum up the good ole days with the LTDx Max.
Keeping (and improving) the best part of RADspeed, the CNC Milled Infinity Face, Cobra reconstructed its design to deliver more ball speed, more distance, and greater forgiveness.
The rub is in the PWR-COR. Cobra made the chassis, the bones, of the LTDx Max lighter and stronger. They moved that weight as low and forward as possible to deliver greater ball speeds and lower spin.
The PWR-COR is 10g of weight total. There is a 6g steel weight internally, and a flashy 4G aluminum weight visible on the sole. There are also adjustable weights to favor a draw, and battle the slice most high handicappers struggle with.
There is a heavy 10g weight and a lighter 3g weight. With the 10g weight in the back port, and 3g in the heel, the LTDx Max will deliver a more neutral ball flight with slight draw bias.
Switch the two weights and put the 10 grams on the heel to deliver maximum draw bias – up to 11 yards of draw! Having this adjustability helps any swing type find the best possible setup for their game.
As mentioned up top, the RADspeed CNC Milled Infinity Face is back, but better than ever. It is now coupled with H.O.T Face Technology. Cobra used A.I. to run simulations of thousands of impacts, and it generated a variable thickness face which maximize ball speed across the face like never before.
Just to make a complete package, Cobra offers premium stock shaft options with the Project X HZRDUS (RDX Blue or Smoke iM10). Both work well to offer the most consistency and distance off the tee.
The PWR-COR for greater speed and distance, the adjustable weights for preferred shot shape, the H.O.T face for consistency on mishits, and the high launch low spin all come together to make this forgiving distance monster!
Performance – MY Experience with the Cobra LTDx Max Driver
Having tested out the other LTDx options in the lineup, I had big expectations for the LTDx Max. I knew the LTDx was a challenger for “Longest Total Distance” for 2022 drivers, but how does it hold up as a forgiving driver?
It has all the pieces to fit the bill. High MOI, weighting favoring the draw, high launch, and a nice big hitting area. Cobra definitely backed it up when it came time to tee it up.
Of the LTDx options, I saw the tightest dispersion with the LTDx Max. Distance was still incredible too! Especially on off center hits. The H.O.T Face is more than just a cool name. It truly maintained exceptional ball speeds very well when the ball was struck off the screws.
Feedback is fairly minimal, as to be expected with a forgiving option, but punishment was minimal too. Keeping it in the fairway was almost too easy with the LTDx Max.
Forgiving drivers tend to have higher spin rates compared to low spin or players drivers, but I would consider the LTDx Max to be a lower spinning driver. This helps keep the ball straight, and provide decent roll out once the ball finds the turf.
I really enjoyed swinging this club. The results, swing after swing, never got old. Having that kind of consistency off the tee is priceless, and something that many beginners and high handicappers could benefit from.
The Cobra brand has offered two colorways, and limited color drops throughout the year, with their last two drivers (SpeedZone and RADspeed). The LTDx Max Driver is following suit.
The stock LTDx Max is a cool mix of yellow/orange/gold like color, and black. The flat black crown looks stealthy and helps reduce glare. The glossy bottom adds some flair to the club.
The sole of the club has very modern, angular, tribal like designs, and really gives you a sense of power and speed. The adjustable weights are painted the gold-ish accident color that I find appealing.
The second color option is a slick, and patriotic navy and red. This color option also has the matte crown and gloss sole. It also has the same graphics, and cool powerful look. The problem is picking the one you like more!
If you’re looking to stand out a bit more, and want something more exclusive, there are limited color releases too. Batman style black on black, classy Palm Tree Crew, and good cause Volition.
Sound and Feel
For anyone who has hit the RADspeed, they know what to expect with the CNC Milled Infinity Face. It offers a pop, and a sound that is unique compared to other titanium face drivers.
The LTDx Max, with the H.O.T Face Technology has an enhanced version of that unique sound and feel. It is muted compared to higher pitched titanium, but sounds more powerful too.
The feedback on off center strikes is about what you would expect with a forgiving driver. It is hard to feel those mishits, but also harder to spot with its extreme forgiveness.
- EXTREME forgiveness
- Impressive distance
- Tight dispersion
- Great mishit consistency
- Cool color options
- Almost zero feedback
- Not much workability
- Higher handicaps would benefit from more spin
The Bottom Line – My Experience with the Cobra LTDx Max Driver
Cobra was looking to get back in the limelight with the LTDx lineup… Bring back the magic they once had. I feel like they pulled it off, especially with the Cobra LTDx Max Driver. It is a dream for mid to high handicappers looking for some help off the tee.
It is easy to hit, get up in the air, and down field. The tight dispersion will help you keep it in play too. Cobra also adds that touch of flair and personality with color options and limited releases. Something OEMs only do at an incredible markup.
Whether you are a beginner, high handicapper, or high swing speed who struggles a bit off the tee, the Cobra LTDx Max will deliver consistency, even when you might not be all that consistent.
Golf is a game, and games are meant to be fun. This Cobra LTDx Max driver review has shown me that this club helps make it fun!
Other Cobra Drivers in the LTDx Family
There are 3 Cobra drivers in the LTDx family line up. We talked about the LTDx Max extensively in this review. But if you’re looking for more of a “middle of the line” setup when it comes to the forgiveness vs distance ratio, then the LTDx (non Max) version may be a better option. Check out our Cobra LTDx Driver Review here.
And if you think you’re ready to take on a true “Low Spin” driver setup, then give our Cobra LTDx LS Driver Review a read to see if it’s right for you.
Alternate Choices to the Cobra LTDx Max Driver
TaylorMade Stealth HD
The Cobra LTDx Max Driver is sort of a draw bias driver, so it makes sense that if you’re looking in that category, you’d want to look at other draw based drivers as well. The TaylorMade Stealth HD is a very good option to look at, “HD” standing for High Draw.
Ping G425 SFT
Ping’s Straight Flight Tech, or SFT is another similar driver in the draw bias category. This one is a little bit more on the “draw side of the fence” though. Give our G425 SFT review a read here to see if that club fits to your liking.
Callaway Rogue ST Max D
Another draw bias driver option is the Callaway Rogue ST Max D. If you like the black and gold look that just POPS in a driver head, then check this one out and see if the rest of the stats match up to your game.
And last, but certainly not least… the Titleist TSi1. Although not really a draw bias driver, the TSi1 matches up very similarly with the LTDx Max when it comes to the forgiveness, launch, and spin categories. Check out our test results of the Titleist TSi1 Driver to see what you think.
Cobra Air X Offset
The Air X Offset driver is a cheaper option from Cobra, but still has the “slice fixing” built in offset. It’s not going to have as much adjustability as the LTDx Max, but it’s a solid driver for anyone looking to break into the game, or who doesn’t want to drop a pretty penny on the premium list of drivers. Check out my experience with the cobra offset driver over here.
FAQ – Cobra LTDx Max Driver
What is the difference between Cobra LTDx and LTDx Max?
The difference between the Cobra LTDx and LTDx Max is that the Max is much more forgiving on off center strikes. This means that you’ll get a longer and straighter result when you miss the center of the club face. The Max is also going to have a higher launch and higher spin profile than the LTDx (non Max). This helps slower swinging players get the ball to the optimum launch height.
Is the Cobra LTDx Max a good driver?
The Cobra LTDx Max is a good driver for beginner golfers, or those who struggle to consistently hit the sweet spot, or center of the club face.