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Cobra King F6: Drivers, Fairway Woods and Hybrids

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It’s no wonder that equipment companies have began offering more and more adjustability in their metal woods. It gives golfers the opportunity to buy a club off the rack that’s a fit for their game. Taken a step further, it allows club fitters to quickly and easily dial in launch angles and spin rates for the best-possible performance.

Cobra has used adjustable hosels in its metal woods, by way of its MyFly hosel, for years. But last year with its Fly-Z+ driver, it introduced center of gravity (CG) adjustability, allowing golfers to adjust both launch angle and spin rate independent of loft adjustments by moving weight forward or rearward in the club head.

With its new King F6 line, Cobra is expanding that CG adjustability into a greater number of clubs — the King F6 driver and fairway woods. The hybrids also have the benefit of a weight portal, which can be used to meet specific swing weight requirements.

Cobra King F6 driver

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Cobra’s new King F6+ drivers are equipped with the most adjustability the company has to offer, while its new King F6 drivers ($349) are made for golfers who need an extra boost in forgiveness or need a little more spin to improve their tee games. With two interchangeable weights — 10 grams and 3 grams — golfers will still have the luxury of adjusting center of gravity (CG) to dial in spin rate and launch angle, but the main draw of the King F6 is its ease of use.

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Cobra King F6 (left) and King F6+ drivers

Compared to the King F6+ drivers, the F6 will be more forgiving, higher launching and higher spinning. Translation? The F6 makes it easier for golfers to get the ball in the air and keep it there.

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The lighter of the two weights (translucent) is actually optional, and USGA legal with or without the weight. It weighs 3 grams, and affects swing weight by 1.5 points.

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The King F6 is available in four color options

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Cobra King F6 Fairway Woods

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The King F6 marks the first time Cobra has offered a fairway wood with CG adjustability. Each fairway wood has two weights — one that weighs 20 grams and one that weighs 3 grams — which affect launch angle and spin rate by more than 200 rpm. Positioning the heavier weight forward will create a more penetrating, lower-spinning flight, while positioning the heavier weight rearward will make the fairway wood slightly more forgiving and raise launch and spin.

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Like the King F6 driver, the 3-gram translucent weight is optional, allowing golfers to reduce the swing weight of the club.

The faces of the F6 fairway woods are made from 475 stainless steel, which Cobra claims are 30 percent stronger than the 465 stainless used in its predecessors, paving the way for these thinner, faster club faces.

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Last year, Cobra released two fairway woods; the Fly-Z, which had a fixed weight in the back position and was higher-launching and higher-spinning, and the Fly-Z+, which had a fixed weight in the front and was lower-launching and lower-spinning.

How does the F6 in its two settings compare to the Fly-Z and Fly-Z+ fairway woods? According to Cobra’s testing, the F6 in its heavy-weight-back setting is lower spinning than the Fly-Z, and the F6 in its heavy-weight-forward setting is lower spinning than the Fly-Z+. That makes both clubs longer in both carry and total distance.

The F6 fairway woods ($239) are available in two colors: black and blue.

Cobra King F6 hybrids

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Cobra’s new King F6 hybrids ($199) don’t offer CG adjustability, but they do offer a new head profile designed around a ratio associated with beauty in nature and art: the Golden Ratio.

Here’s what the Golden Ratio looks like

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A few example of the Golden Ration in nature and art

Here’s what the King F6 hybrid looks like at address

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Do you see the influence of the Golden Ratio in its head shape?

Aside from being “one” with nature, the King F6 hybrids have a 13-gram weight in the back portion of the sole, driving weight down and back. They also have thin, 455 stainless steel club faces designed for maximum ball speed across the face.

Compared to the Fly-Z hybrids, the F6 hybrids are 3 grams lighter, and have a CG located closer to the center of the face, or more toward the toe, according to Cobra.

The F6 hybrids are available in three models: 2/3 (16-19 degrees), 3/4 (19 to 22 degrees) and 4/5 (22 to 25 degrees).

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Jafar

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’ll take the white and silver one please…

    Have a Bio Cell from a few years ago and really enjoy using it, I think Cobra is underrated when it comes to design and configuration.

  2. jim barber

    Nov 18, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I mean the King Cobra woods(sorry was just reading about the other woods too).

  3. jim barber

    Nov 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I would love to trade in all my old(some really old)irons,putters(8-10)and woods(many real woods) for these new-all 3-woods by Big Bertha.i would even toss in an old golf bag and a few dozen good shape golf balls.

  4. JMcDonough

    Nov 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

    This looks WAY BETTER than Nike’s new crap.

  5. Xavi

    Nov 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Golf equipment is a very personal thing, but I have to disagree the king ltd pro driver w the black tie or the project x hazardous shafts are one of the best in the market. Everyone call fall for the TM, Callaway marketing but at the end of the day you give credit where it’s due. Standard King cobra I did not get on with, but the pro head w the right shaft is the best driver on the market and I’ve tested them all intensively. Feel, sound (relative) are fantastic. Fairway w proper shaft feels and sounds great w driver like spin numbers 2100-2500, good for some bad for others. Cobra has come a long ways and quietly just put quality stuff out. But golf is a personal thing towards brand loyalty and what gives you confidence, just in my experience and opinion, top shelf stuff you’d sell yourself short not atleast going out and trying it

  6. Mike

    Nov 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Any thoughts on how these compare to the LTD drive and fairway woods?

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Collin Morikawa WITB (2020 ZOZO Championship)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8 degrees @ 8.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees @ 13.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 100 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7MC (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (52-09SB), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56-14F @55), TaylorMade MG2 Hi-Toe (60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider FCG

  • Hosel: Short Slant
  • Alignment: No line
  • Length: 34.25”
  • Lie: 69.5°
  • Loft: 2.5°
  • SW: D4

Grip: TaylorMade Red Cap
Shaft: KBS CT Tour

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord

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Cobra introduces new 2021 King Tour irons with MIM technology

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It’s been quite a while (three-plus years) since we have seen any new players irons from Cobra Golf. The Rev33 “Rickie iron” was teased out over the last year, but the focus has mainly stayed on its Forged Tec line, which has done well in the very competitive players distance category.

So why the long wait?

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According to Cobra’s VP of R&D Tom “TO” Olsavsky it was for a very specific reason…

“A long time ago we had actually planned it to launch at the end of 2019 as we usually try to launch players irons in the fall. Between COVID-19 delays and the new breakthrough innovation MIM process, it took us a little longer but it’s been worth the extra time, player feedback has been amazing so we are confident it will succeed.”

Introducing new 2021 Cobra King Tour irons

Tech Story

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Cobra King Tour MIM 7-iron – cavity view

Cobra King Tour MIM 7-iron – face view

Metal Injection Molding AKA MIM is a term we have heard a few times over the past year. Cobra just recently implemented this process into its MIM wedge line. Essentially, it’s a process that allows OEMs to fine-tune a club heads shape and spec to the nth degree all while dialing in the softest feel possible. Seems awesome for a wedge and even better for an iron. To make it really easy to understand, it’s not cast, it’s not forged, its MIM.

The multi-material 1025 iron head has a tungsten weight inserted into the toe section that dials in the CG directly to the sweet spot. This practice is very popular—and almost essential at this point—Cobra has done this in the past with its previous players irons and it was first introduced as a head weight adjustment for Rickie Fowler years ago.

The final step is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) insert to ensure impact gives off that “Muscle Back” softness at impact, a good way for traditional players to try new tech and not sacrifice the familiar softness of a forged blade.

Who is it for?

According to Olsavsky

“The King Tour iron is designed for the range of Tour players to single-digit handicaps. It slots in nicely between the pure MB type irons and Players Distance. It’s also a slight merger between Forged Tour and Forged CB shapes, so hoping to cover both players that would have chosen one of these 2 irons.”

2021 Cobra King Tour irons: Optics

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Cobra King Tour MIM 7-iron – topline view

Cobra King Tour MIM 7-iron – toe view

The new 2021 Cobra King Tour has a slightly shorter blade from the previous King Forged Tour iron based on comments from staff, the top line has been thinned out (a hair) and offset was increased to satisfy staff feedback.

According to Cobra Director of Tour Operations Ben Schomin

“The initial shape was developed years ago in the AMP Cell Forged iron and then transitioned with a few tweaks into the King Forged Tour. The shape in general was always well liked, but there was a common theme among R&D/marketing employees and players that the long iron blade lengths were a little long from heel to toe. We made some design changes to the MIM Tour iron that addressed blade length along with a few other feel enhancing tweaks. Overall it is a very eye pleasing shape.”

To make it really uncomplicated: the new 2021 Cobra King Tour is a simple, compact player cavity back designed to do its job. Cobra irons have always gone through the turf well, and now has a softer feel thanks to the MIM process. Players will get the MB feel in a CB iron.

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Cobra King Tour MIM 4-iron – cavity view

The Tour

Cobra doesn’t have the biggest Tour presence in the world, but it does have some VERY unique minds to pick from for R&D.

“Like all of our new gear, we love to get input from our staff. In this case, having players like Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler and others giving specific feedback is always an integral part of the process. For example, Duf is as knowledgeable about what makes a good club as anyone out there. If he responds well to shape or feel we know we are in a good place.” -Ben Schomin

And we had to ask about BAD…Is this something Bryson would put in play? 

“At this time there is no plan to make one length out of this head. But who knows, if he gets fired up to play them we will make it happen. He seems to be doing fine with what he has in the bag now, lol.” -Ben Schomin

Cobra King Tour MIM pitching wedge – cavity view

2021 Cobra King Tour irons: Overall

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, these days any product that hits the market will be (for the most part) superb. Like its competitors, Cobra is offering a simple yet elegant players CB that will hold water with anything else.

The real question goes back to the players themselves: What are you looking for in your irons? Is it more distance (hopefully not), precision, turf interaction, curb appeal? We all respond to different parts and now more than ever there are options to satisfy your heart and your hands. This new Cobra iron has everything a player would want. So, get fit, and put ’em to the test.

Specs

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Per Cobra

The King Tour Irons with MIM Technology are available in a 4-PW set make-up in right hand only. 

A 3-iron and gap wedge are available via custom order. Each King Tour iron is equipped with a steel KBS $-Taper 120 shaft in the golfer’s choice of stiff or regular flex. In addition, each iron comes with a Cobra Lamkin Crossline Connect grip in black. 

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A wide selection of shaft and grip upgrades are also made available through custom order.  The stock steel set retails for $1,299 and will be available beginning October 30, 2020, on cobragolf.com and through Cobra’s entire network of off-course retailers/custom club fitters.    

 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/20/20): Putters! 3D printed NCW, TP Mills, Scotty Cameron circle T

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member croy0021 – Custom TP Mills

Soft lines, milled face, and a true one of a kind, what else could you want in a beautiful TP Mills putter?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TP Mills

Member joshfisher – Scotty Cameron Circle T

FTUO – for tour use only! This Scotty Cameron is straight from the tour and ready for your local country club, muni, or indoor golf league – wherever it is you play.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Circle T putter

Member pschmitt712 – Custom National Custom Works putter

This is truly in the IYKYK (if you know you know) category of golf equipment. A fully 3D printed putter from the same great people that produce some of the greatest custom forged irons on the planet: National Custom Works.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: NCW 3D printed putter

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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