Cobra has taken a different approach than the rest of the putter industry.
Golf equipment has long straddled the line between innovative cutting-edge technology and an unwavering emphasis on build quality. Putters, more so than other clubs, are trapped in this limbo. Iconic putters are typically known for being individually milled from single blocks of stock, with intricate machining on the faces. Cobra has taken a different approach than the rest of the putter industry.
The King Putter Family
Cobra has shaken the industry with its release of the King Putter family. Under this family umbrella Cobra has produced the 3D Printed Putter Series and the Vintage Putter Series. The 3D Printed Putter Series is available in an OS Blade, Fang, and Mallet. In comparison, the Vintage Putter Series is available in a Blade, Mallet, Fang, and OS Mallet form fact
One of the core components behind Cobra’s new line of putters is their inclusion of SIK Face Technology. This technology is licensed from SIK Golf. The idea is that there is inherent inconsistency with shaft angle during putting. At the moment of impact, the face angle is slightly different for every putt. SIK faces are broken into quadrants. Each quadrant has a degree of difference. This feature provides a consistent launch angle regardless of whether your stroke was ascending, descending, or neutral.
The Classical SIK Safec
Cobra has chosen to expound on the classical SIK safec with a unique aluminum design. Aluminum, used for putter faces frequently in the past, is characterized by a responsive soft feel. Cobra’s aluminum face also has distinct grooves carved into it. This will help with consistency with varying play and weather conditions. A potential downside is that the soft aluminum fins on the face will be relatively fragile and likely to be damaged if misused.
The Vintage Series
The Vintage Series features classical shapes and designs. The inclusion of the SIK Face Technology brings these putters to the forefront of technology. Cobra also includes tungsten weights in expected locations to work to increase the moment of inertia (MOI) as much as possible. If you are looking for a classical putter shape with state-of-the-art technology then the Cobra Vintage Series is worth a look.
This leaves the 3D Printed Putter Series to discuss. This is certainly the most interesting series of putters Cobra has produced and perhaps anyone has produced lately. These putters feature an internal 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge. Solid metals can be printed utilizing several additive manufacturing techniques. However, Cobra has elected to print utilizing nylon, which is an easy to print synthetic plastic. Cobra utilizes the nylon lattice to provide structural strength while reducing overall weight. This lattice structure drastically increases the MOI of the putter overall and should increase performance.
Users should not expect any “plastic” feel while using a Cobra 3D Printed Putter. Premium metal components are selected for the sole, crown, and as already mentioned the face. The nylon lattice structure is solely an internal structure to remove internal weight without decreasing the structural stability.
Overall, The Cobra King Putter lines up as advanced. Whether you choose to play one or not, all golfers can appreciate companies pushing the boundaries and advancing the sport. Visit the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop to find your Cobra King Putter today!