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Cobra King MIM Wedges coming to retail April 12

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Cobra announced today its King MIM Wedges (which we got an in-hand look at during the PGA Show) are coming to retail April 12.

According to the company, the wedges are the first to feature a fully Metal-Injection-Molded (MIM) 304 stainless steel head.

“At COBRA Golf, we work to create new products that offer a tangible benefit to our consumers. Our innovative manufacturing processes work to reduce variables, helping golfers have a more consistent, improved game,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf. “The KING MIM Wedges are astonishingly soft and precise, to give golfers the best performance in their short games.”

Cobra touts the benefits of MIM manufacturing in reducing post-process polishing and reduction of hand grinding. Indeed, it’s a pre-programmed robot’s “hand” that polishes each wedge, which the company says reduces variance in head weight, thickness, and bounce.

304 stainless steel powder is heated to 2,444 degrees Fahrenheit (a higher temperature than traditional forging), producing “a more even grain structure than forged and cast wedges and the softest feel the industry’s ever seen,” according to Cobra.

  • Available lofts: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees lofts, all with Versatile Grind
  • A black Golf Pride Tour Velvet CONNECT, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 (125g) shaft are standard
  • Available April 12, 2019
  • MAP price: $149 per wedge.
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  1. Pack7483

    Mar 26, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    No one length?

    • O

      Mar 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      No because it doesn’t work for wedges being 7 iron lengths lol

  2. Travis

    Mar 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    New manufacturing process, same old club design. Cobra innovates in their woods but still pushes the same old iron and wedge designs for the last 4-5 iterations…

    • Brandon

      Mar 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Next time they should make it look like a piece of pizza.

    • dat

      Mar 27, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Why change what works? Vokey changes too frequently and calls the wedge the same as last year – when it isn’t. It’s one reason I switched when they started changing the shape, but calling it the same as the old model.

      I’ll be trying these MIM wedges.

  3. DylanR

    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    As an engineer who loves golf, I’ve often wondered why the benefits of MIM were never leveraged in a golf club. Probs to Cobra for pulling it off. I’m guessing the big guys either couldn’t figure it out or didn’t want to risk explaining MIM to everyone. Very excited to try these.

    • David Langley

      Mar 27, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      What’s the difference between mim and casting? Seems similar

      • DylanR

        Mar 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

        It appears that MIM is a powder based metal that is injected into a tool. Investment casting is a lost wax process where the liquid metal is poured into a cavity and the wax burns out. MIM is a much more accurate and less wasteful process. No gates to grind off with MIM, less polishing. Better the process, better the club in my opinion.

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