Trusty Rusty

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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Tri-bounce sole optimises performance; Impressive shape and size; Accurate performer
Not sure about the colour combinations through the club; Not the best spin rate in world
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £100.00 YEAR: from 2013

Featuring the successful attributes of the original Trusty Rusty on top of brand new laser precision technology, Cobra has remodelled its updated version with non-plated finishes.

The Trusty Rusty’s Tri-Bounce sole optimises performance, while Cobra’s laser precision technology comprises four distinct surface roughnesses that result in maximum conforming spin.

Using the full rust version, I quickly noted the impressive shape and size of this clubhead, as well as the throwback finish of the sole. Although there's a little too much going on in terms of colour contrasts from shaft down to clubhead, the clean white lines against rust finish aid good alignment and confidence standing over the ball. I don't particularly like the colour of the black shaft much, though. It’s a little off-putting.

On pure strikes, the Trusty Rusty feels about as soft as anything out there. When you miss the sweetspot, it tells you. The standard True Temper shaft in black, although aiding to a rather unusual colour combination, feels solid and balanced enough for my Swing Speed.

Solid enough accuracy but spin is at the lower end of the spectrum, albeit using a 51-degree version in comparison to the other 52-degree wedges I've tested this year. Ball striking feels nice and responsive. A good club for links golf, as flighting the ball down with this wedge is effortless.

Verdict

If you like something different, enjoy reminiscing about the past but still crave one of the softest feeling wedges on the market, look no further than Cobra’s old school model.

Pro Verdict (Tom Hayward)

While the rust finish is a nice touch to the original Trusty Rusty, there aretoo many different colours going on and it’s distracting. I like the shape and size of the face, though. Although cranked up to 51-degree, there's decent distance on offer. Spin rate is about average. 

Click this link to see how the Cobra Trusty Rusty performed in our 2013 Wedges Test

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