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Cobra Golf is known for creating some of the best drivers in the world and now even their irons are starting to be up there with the very best, but something the brand has never really been known for is its putter. But 14 years after their last, Cobra has brought a new putter prototype to the market, using innovative technologies.
The new limited edition Cobra King Supersport 35 is the world's first commercial 3D putter and has been developed over the past two years in collaboration with COBRA engineers and the teams at HP and Parmatech.
It features a fully 3D printed metal body with an intricate lattice structure to optimize weight distribution and deliver the highest-possible MOI in a blade shape. In addition to the 3D printed design, the KING Supersport-35 Putter features a face insert designed in partnership with SIK Golf, which utilizes their patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT) to create the most consistent and accurate roll on every putt.
Watch the video below as GolfMagic's Alex Lodge tells you everything you need to know about the limited edition putter from Cobra and gives his first impressions on looks and feel.
Reinvention plays a crucial part in innovation and COBRA’s LE 3D-printed Supersport-35 Putter represents a revolutionary advancement in the way golf clubs are designed and manufactured. Born out of a forward-thinking philosophy, COBRA selected HP as its partner to pioneer 3D printing in golf due to the advantages that their Metal Jet Technology presented over traditional manufacturing and other 3D printing methods.
With its quicker processing time, and greater design adaptability, our engineers were able to design, prototype, and test multiple iterations and bring the product to market much faster than traditional manufacturing methods. COBRA and HP began working together in early 2019 and, by early 2020, the team had created thirty-five different design iterations over the course of eight months, showcasing the design freedom and speed of product innovation available by utilizing HP Metal Jet.
In addition to this launch, the brands are working together on a strategic, multi-year product roadmap, that leverages the design and manufacturing benefits of HP’s additive technologies to deliver future golf equipment that raises performance and golfer satisfaction to new levels. This is just the first foray into what promises to be a significant element in future COBRA golf clubs. COBRA has plans to launch two additional products in 2021 that feature 3D printed technology.
COBRA’s Supersport putter, which comes in an oversized blade shape, features SIK Golf’s Patented Descending Loft technology reengineered into an aluminum face insert. This insert design strategically saves weight from the front of the putter to be repositioned heel-toe and tunes the feel to a slightly softer feel than a traditional all-steel SIK putter face. T
heir signature face design utilizes four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°) to ensure the most consistent launch conditions for every putting stroke. The exciting partnership, born out of work with SIK Golf partner and COBRA ambassador, Bryson DeChambeau, yields flatsticks that not only provide superior stability and consistency due to 3D printing technology but also significantly improved consistency and roll performance.
The KING Supersport-35 (£349) will be offered in very limited quantities starting Nov. 20, 2020. It is available in 34”, RH only, and comes standard with lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit Smart Grip for outstanding feel & enhanced weight savings. The grip comes standard with COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos, the award-winning smart golf system that helps players make smarter, data-driven decisions. Electronically enabled sensors are embedded into the grip, automatically recording detailed putting data so golfers can track their improvement after each round.
Due to the national lockdown in England at the moment, testing the new Supersport 35 putter was a little challenging, but Alex was able to get a good idea about the feel and weight of the putter at home using a PuttOut matt.
For a first 3D printed putter, Cobra have done a brilliant job. The weight of the putter creates a stable and balanced stroke and creating a high MOI in a blade putter is always difficult, but the Supersport 35 is packed with forgiveness.
In terms of looks, it's not the most eye-catching putter on the market, but if you're all about feel and MOI, then this putter could be a great option for you.