The Oversized hybrid that Cobra quietly displayed at the PGA Show has a release date.
Complementing, and if you so desire, pairing beautifully, with last season’s KING OS Irons is the new KING Oversized hybrid.
As the name suggests, the King Oversized is a large hybrid designed for the Super Game-Improvement market. It features a big, wide, dare I say, oversized, footprint. Speaking directly to the demands of the category, the Oversized is a high MOI offering that includes Cobra’s PWRSHELL Face technology for more speed across the face - the first time PWRSHELL has been put in a hybrid. Cobra says the OS Hybrid is the largest, most-forgiving hybrid its ever produced.
For those of you playing along at home, Cobra is suggesting the King Oversized Hybrid hits the trifecta; it’s long, straight, and forgiving.
Of particular note, the KING Oversized features a TeXtreme carbon fiber crown; the same material used in Cobra’s drivers and LTD Fairway wood. Carbon fiber crowns in hybrids were basically unheard of before this season, but that’s changing rapidly. PXG (0317X), Callaway (Epic), and now Cobra, offer carbon fiber in at least one of their hybrids.
In the case of the Oversized, the material saves 8 grams vs. steel. That may not sound like much, but with the larger footprint of the Oversized design, and that savings is what allowed Cobra to push the center of gravity comparatively lower and deeper than it could have with a steel crown.
The KING LTD Hybrid?
While it was only a matter of time before two key Cobra technologies (TeXtreme and PWRSHELL) would find their way into a hybrid, it's a bit of a surprise that they're debut in an SGI offering. More often than not, firsts are reserved for flagship products, and that makes me wonder if the hybrid wasn't originally designed to be part of the LTD lineup. I supsect we'll see both technologies in Cobra's 2018 fall offerings.
Also of note, unlike Cobra’s most recent super game-improvement offerings, and even recent mainstream releases, the King Oversized hybrid lacks baffler rails (like the LTD fairway). That's a bit odd considering that Baffler technology has been a near constant inclusion in Cobra's SGI offerings. In fact, while the profile says SGI, the aesthetics, the TeXtreme crown, and that lack of rails, suggest a club that, if not for its footprint (and arguably its audience) would scream KING LTD.
That's not a bad thing. We're talking about a tech-rich hybrid, with a clean and classic look that just happens to be a little bit on the large size.
Specs, Pricing, and Availability
The Cobra KING Oversized hybrid is available in 3-4, 45, and 5-6 models. With Cobra’s MyFly8 adjustability, that’s a range of 19° to 29° across the line.
The stock shaft is a UST Recoil 460ES graphite, available in lite, regular, stiff, and X-stiff flex.
Retail price for the hybrids is $249. They can also be purchased as part of an 8-piece Cobra Oversized set for $1099 (steel shaft irons) or $1199 (graphite shaft irons).
Availability beings Friday, June 2, 2017.
For more information, visit CobraGolf.com.