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Cobra launches 3D-printed LIMIT3D irons

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Cobra released its first commercially available 3D-printed steel putter in 2020. Now, the company is bringing its first 3D-printed irons to retail with new LIMIT3D irons, which Cobra’s vice president of product architecture, Jose Miraflor, calls “the most significant technological advancement to happen to the category in the past 20 years” and “a look into the future of golf club design and performance.”

Cobra leveraged the expertise of computational design software firm nTop to create an ambitious design: a compact players blade that offers similar forgiveness as a larger, game-improvement style club and forged iron feel.

Speaking on the partnership, Mike Yagley, Vice President of Innovation & AI, Cobra Golf said, “nTop’s computational design tools integrated with 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allowed us to create an incredible new design that looks and feels like a forged blade but performs like a larger, game-improvement iron. No one has done this before, and we’re excited to introduce these unique irons to the world.”

As Cobra explains, more forgiving irons are traditionally larger and sacrifice feel. Due to the limitations of casting and forging, creating a more compact, better-feeling iron that still delivers forgiveness was only possible with 3D printing. The resulting profile of Cobra’s LIMIT3D irons is smaller than Cobra’s King Tour irons.

LIMIT3D irons are 3D printed for 316L stainless steel with an internal lattice structure, which allowed engineers to position 33 percent of the iron’s overall weight to the exterior for greater MOI. 100 grams of tungsten is positioned in the heel and toe of each clubhead for low CG for ease of launch and high MOI for greater forgiveness.

Additionally, using nTop’s design software and additive manufacturing allowed for a substantially faster prototyping process, which enabled engineers to test more designs and mass placements for a superior finished product.

Cobra LIMIT3D irons: Pricing, specs, availability

  • 350 individually numbered sets available in the U.S. and Canada (500 sets total worldwide)
  • Available for custom order June 7
  • Price: $3,000
  • Set: 4-PW, RH only
  • Full range of aftermarket shafts, grips

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  1. BobbyG

    May 14, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    Save money and buy Radspeed irons.

  2. Curt

    May 14, 2024 at 10:31 am

    This is going to be a cleaning nightmare which will drive a lot of players away from these irons. The OCD guys are NOT touching these with that open/weave in the back……..

    • Leo

      May 23, 2024 at 3:48 am

      Air compressor will solve that or just put a strip of lead tape over it.

  3. Golfnerd91

    May 14, 2024 at 10:02 am

    Wonder how Cobra feels with Bryson leaving them and going to another brand who exclusively does the same thing. Sure they could have used that exposure at the Maste’a Bryson’s performance through the first 3-days. Will be interested to know who all will incorporate a set on tour after witnessing Bryson’s performance as well. This will help either be a money maker for Cobra or flop as hard as the RF Blades.

    • Thomas A

      May 14, 2024 at 10:51 am

      These would have been years in development. They were happy to let Bryson go. He was a huge pain to deal with.

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Three Swing Challenge: Testing the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver

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GolfWRX’s resident Club Junkie, Brian Knudson, puts the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver to the test in our new Three Swing Challenge.

Why three swings?

Many years ago, the legendary Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf, told us this:

“My formula as a fitter was three shots only. I discounted No. 1 just because it was the first one, counted 100 percent of No. 2, and discounted No. 3, because the player was starting to adjust.”

This is in line with our experience, and we believe golfers can make a meaningful judgment about a club in just a few swings.

Let us know what you want to see in the challenge next!

Read more about the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver here.

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What’s your 3-wood? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking about their 3-woods. WRXer ‘Kdgolf’ is on the hunt for a new 3-wood, and our members have been sharing their suggestions as well as making arguments for their current gamer.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • phizzy30: “Still have my OG SIM ti.  It’s very hot off the face, mid launch, low spin.  Great off the tee, but you need some speed off the deck to make it come to life.  Qi10 tour is also another good one I tested and numbers were very similar to the SIM ti but it launched slightly higher.”
  • knudson81: “Cobra Darkspeed LS 3+ and add a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70. Absolute monster.”
  • adamwon84: “I have the AI Smoke Max 3 wood (15 degrees) and it might be the easiest club to hit from a tee or off the deck that I have ever had (when it comes to a 3 wood that is) and the distance is pretty fantastic.”
  • runningblind11: “Taylormade fairways always work best for me, I need a deeper face.  All in the last 5 years are good, but I really like the look of the Qi10 this year.   I have a 3HL and a 7 in the bag now.”

Entire Thread: “What’s your 3-wood? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/24/24): 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of 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 we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One putter.

From the seller: (@TJGolf55): “1 of only 15 made.  Super cool putter!  The putter is 35” with grip still in the plastic.  It has been carpet rolled only. No headcover but will be shipped well protected. Final price drop $575 PayPal shipped.  No trades at this time.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One putter

This is the most impressive current listing 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

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