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This is a full review of the Cobra AEROJET LS driver.
The LS (‘Low Spin’) is the better-player member of the AEROJET family, geared towards golfers with higher swing speeds who seek low spin, low launch, and maximum control off the tee. Compared to the standard AEROJET, the LS model has a more refined shape and adjustable forward weighting.
How does the AEROJET LS compare to the AEROJET and previous LTDx LS model? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Who is it best suited for? Is it worth putting in the bag?
Read on to find out what you need to know to make an informed purchase.
What are the reviews like?
The AEROJET LS driver has been received very well overall by consumers and critics.
It earned a gold medal on the 2023 Golf Digest Hot List and currently has a 5/5 average customer rating on the Cobra website.
What People Like
- impressively stable for a low-spin driver
- more forgiving than the LTDx LS
- terrific clubhead speed
- ideal head shape
- spin is nice and low
- solid feel
What People Don’t Like
- golfers with swing speeds under 100mph can struggle to get the most out of the driver
The AEROJET LS driver has the same features & technologies as the standard AEROJET, namely:
- Carbon Crown & Sole: strengthens the chassis and enables weight savings which are used to shift mass lower for more stability.
- PWRSHELL L-Cup: a variable-thickness insert that wraps around the carbon fiber sole to maximize face flexion at impact, resulting in better launch and more distance.
- A.I. H.O.T Face: optimizes face thickness in multiple locations through CNC machining, leading to increased ball speeds across the entire face.
- PWR-BRIDGE: a fully suspended weight bar shifts the center of gravity (CG) low and forward for improved face flexibility and hence more ball speed.
- Improved Aerodynamics: symmetrical shaping, a raised skirt, and streamlined edges for maximum clubhead speed.
- Arccos Compatibility: eligibility to receive free Arccos Smart Sensors and a one-year free trial to the Arccos Caddie app.
The key differences with the AEROJET LS are:
- a marginally smaller profile
- the most raised skirt and most aerodynamic design in the AEROJET line
- swappable weights in the heel and toe regions that are used to add fade bias or further reduce spin
The AEROJET LS driver is available in 9° and 10.5° standard lofts at 457cc.
Included is a MyFly adjustable hosel that has eight loft settings: -1.5°, -1°, -1° Draw, STD, STD Draw, +1°, +1° Draw, and +1.5°.
Several premium aftermarket shafts are available with the AEROJET LS. The stock options are the:
- Project X HZRDUS Gen 4 Black (low launch, low spin)
- Mitsubishi Kai’li White 60 (mid launch, low spin)
- Mitsubishi Kai’li Blue 60 (mid launch, mid spin)
The stock grip is the Lamkin Crossline 58R. Custom options are available.
If you’re interested, full information on the driver, shafts, grips and their specs can be found here.
Below are the specs of the AEROJET LS driver. Click or zoom to enlarge.
Despite the fact that the aerodynamics of the AEROJET LS driver are supposedly even faster than the other AEROJET models, I was seeing about the same clubhead speed, although the clubhead speed is superb nonetheless.
Ball speed is also about the same. What surprised me was that the launch angle was very similar to the standard AEROJET, which is not what you would expect from a low-spin driver.
However, the spin was significantly lower by at least 300-400 RPMs. All things considered, it led to a distance gain of around 6-10 yards on average in my case.
The ultimate impression I got was that with the AEROJET LS, it doesn’t take as much swing speed to realize its distance potential compared to other low-spin drivers. This is a huge plus.
I felt that the forgiveness of the previous LTDx LS driver was above average when I reviewed it at the time. The AEROJET LS improves on that forgiveness even more, both when it comes to ball speed preservation and directional preservation on mis-hits.
In fact, it’s certainly one of the most forgiving “LS” drivers I’ve ever tested. This could be undesirable for a lot of folks if it means that workability needs to be sacrificed, but that’s not really the case here which I’ll talk about more in the next section.
With the AEROJET LS, poor swings actually have a good chance of staying in the fairway. During my tests, dispersions were wider than the AEROJET only by about 2-5 yards on average.
The typical trajectory I was getting with the AEROJET LS was medium. With the weights in their default position, the flight is quite neutral, but putting the 12g weight in the toe port will introduce a healthy fade bias.
You can switch out the sole weights with different AEROJET weights sold separately (3g, 8g, 12g, 15g, 16g), and this can alter performance. You can also use the MyFly hosel to add loft, remove loft, or introduce draw bias.
Initial launch of the ball is high, but the trajectory ends up being quite flat and penetrating. The descent angle is very shallow, allowing for plenty of rollout.
In spite of the better-than-expected forgiveness, the AEROJET LS has great inherent workability. Putting heavier weight in the sole ports will tend to increase workability even more, but at the cost of reduced forgiveness.
The AEROJET LS, like the other AEROJET drivers, has a very “techy” look. The textured carbon crown with the angled portion near the hosel gives the driver a unique flare, but it’s also very clean.
There are several little indicators that give away the fact this driver is aimed at more skilled players.
For one, it has a very slightly smaller 457cc footprint and a more traditional pear shape compared to the other models. The face is also a little deeper and shorter, and the skirt is raised even more to enhance aerodynamics.
Then there are the prominent weight ports near the heel and toe that house 3g and 12g weights by default.
I’m not a huge fan of the sole design but I don’t hate it either. The issue for me is the asymmetry of there being a lot more happening near the face than at the back — I prefer a more balanced aesthetic which we saw in the LTDx LS.
The Sound & Feel
The AEROJET LS is surprisingly similar to the AEROJET when it comes to feel and sound except for the fact that feel is (predictably) a little worse in mis-hit areas. I expected more of a degradation in feel away from the sweet spot but was pleasantly surprised to learn otherwise.
Impact produces a satisfying “crack” with some loudness and reverberation. The LS model, in particular, is just a tiny bit higher-pitched and the sound has a touch more sharpness to it.
Strikes in the sweet spot feel extremely stable and very solid — impressive for a driver that has this much carbon in it. There is also an element of hotness and responsiveness off the face.
The clarity of feedback is right about where I think it should be considering that the LS model is in the better-player category. You’ll be able to discern the location of impact with reasonable precision, even though feel across the face is more consistent as a whole.
Where To Buy This Driver Online
Aside from the Cobra store, the one place I recommend ordering an AEROJET LS driver which allows complete customization control (loft, length, shaft, grip, etc.) is this page at PGA TOUR Superstore.
Not only does PGATS accommodate custom requests for most new models, but they also offer financing plans, performance guarantees, and club trade-in programs to help you minimize the financial hit and maximize peace of mind.
If you want to save some money, you can find discounts on eBay. Optionally look at what’s available on Global Golf, which is one of the best used golf equipment stores online.
The Cobra AEROJET LS driver does what it’s supposed to do: generate low spin. It’s also fast off the face, workable, and has a quality feel.
But what makes it so special is how accessible it is. A good launch and impressive amount of forgiveness (more than the LTDx LS) mean you don’t need a Tour-level swing speed to find success with it.
I would still recommend the standard or MAX model for those with slower or medium swing speeds, but any golfer who swings on the faster side should definitely give the LS a go. It might just be the best stick you’ve added to your bag in many years.
Are you interested in the Cobra AEROJET LS driver? Have you tried it yet? What’s your experience? Let us know in the comments below.
Cobra AEROJET LS Driver
- Really does everything well
- Feel across the face is ideal
- Very good spin reduction compared to the standard AEROJET
- Outstanding forgiveness for a LS driver
- Plenty of room to tweak ball flight
- Not crazy about the sole aesthetic