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New Cobra MIM Wedge

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The whole head is metal injection molded. <br />
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Looks great!

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Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degree Head, Weight Neutral, Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Orange 60 X
2 Hybrid: 2020 Mizuno CLK, 16 Degrees, MC Tensei Pro Blue 70 Gram Stiff 
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119, 20 Degrees, Project X Evenflow Blue 6.5 
4-PW: TaylorMade P760, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 120 Stiff
50 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, F Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
54 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, D Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
58 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, K Grind, 14 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
Putter: L.A.B. Golf B.2 Putter, 34” Stainless 
Ball: Srixon Z Star/Bridgestone Tour B XS 
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  • nv00021nv00021 ClubWRX  101WRX Points: 31Handicap: 4Posts: 101 ClubWRX
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    Are those available now? Loved my Cobra PUR wedges but they are getting a little long in the tooth.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7334WRX Points: 653Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,334 Titanium Tees
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    And this is good?....Bad?.... Doesn’t matter?<br />
    <br />
    I just looked up Metal injection molding on Wikipedia and I can’t seem to figure out why this process is something the average joe should care about or why Cobra would care to market a club that way.<br />
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    It is a quite interesting read, but I don’t see the benefits to the end user. It isn’t stronger or “better” that I can tell. Is it cheaper than casting or forging? Is it quicker? More precise? Will we get less expensive golf clubs?<br />
    <br />
    Lots of questions but I do find the new technique quite interesting.<br />
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    Read and learn:<br />
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_injection_molding
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    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    PXG gen 1 tours 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
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  • the bishopthe bishop Members  4015WRX Points: 1,015Posts: 4,015 Titanium Tees
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    Does this process perhaps result in greater uniformity throughout the head as opposed to a traditional casting process? Maybe reduce or eliminate the chances of air pockets that can affect feel/sound? Just wondering - don't know.
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  • cforseliuscforselius Members  406WRX Points: 152Posts: 406 Greens
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    Metal injection is based on plastic injection and if they share the same benefits it will produce heads much faster than regular castings and the tolerances will be better aswell. <br />
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    I only deal with plastic injection so these are my thoughts, but it is quite impressive how fast it can produce complex parts.
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  • Kahn14Kahn14 Members  11WRX Points: 0Posts: 11
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    What would you compare these wedges to amongst the competition? Would it be similar in performance to something like the MD4 or the RTX-4 or is this aimed at a completely different market?
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7334WRX Points: 653Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,334 Titanium Tees
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    cforselius wrote:
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    Metal injection is based on plastic injection and if they share the same benefits it will produce heads much faster than regular castings and the tolerances will be better aswell. <br />
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    I only deal with plastic injection so these are my thoughts, but it is quite impressive how fast it can produce complex parts.<br />
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    FAR. more complicated than plastic and more steps.<br />
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    Read this:<br />
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_injection_molding
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    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    PXG gen 1 tours 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9763WRX Points: 1,663Posts: 9,763 Titanium Tees
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    Hmmm yeah not sure the benefits of doing this for something that's not very complex in shape or structure. Perhaps a way to ensure better QC? It sounds like how they make sintered magnets for large motor applications when machining is difficult and needs to be really precision without machine steps.<br />
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    Kiiiiiind of seems like more of a marketing ploy than an actual technological jump in wedge performance. Also, as an aside, I really wish Cobra would make high bounce relief ground wedge design like the vokey D grind. I loved all my Cobra wedges but the "low" grind didn't have enough bounce for soft conditions. Many a sod was laid using my PUR's and my Tour Trusty's.
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  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members  654WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10Posts: 654 Golden Tee
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    In for more info!
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  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Members  776WRX Points: 684Handicap: 6.5Posts: 776 Golden Tee
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    To help settle this MIM process decision by Cobra, I believe it is to tighten the tolerances from club head to club head to keep the consistency as tight as they can. Seems to be the trend in golf club manufacturing lately.
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degree Head, Weight Neutral, Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Orange 60 X
    2 Hybrid: 2020 Mizuno CLK, 16 Degrees, MC Tensei Pro Blue 70 Gram Stiff 
    3 Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119, 20 Degrees, Project X Evenflow Blue 6.5 
    4-PW: TaylorMade P760, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 120 Stiff
    50 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, F Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, D Grind, 12 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    58 Degree: Titleist Vokey SM8, Jet Black, K Grind, 14 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    Putter: L.A.B. Golf B.2 Putter, 34” Stainless 
    Ball: Srixon Z Star/Bridgestone Tour B XS 
  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers  2464WRX Points: 376Handicap: 9ishPosts: 2,464 Platinum Tees
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    So is this MIM stuff more durable? Tighter tolerances? Softer feel? I don't quite get it, but as long as they make the full assortment of wedges, I'm a buyer. My original King Cobra wedges are worn out.
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members  9353WRX Points: 520Handicap: 5Posts: 9,353 Titanium Tees
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    It’s probably easier to finish maybe less steps. Not much of a benefit to the end user but marketing non the less.
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  • PapaJohickPapaJohick ShortKnocker Bombs Charleston, SCMembers  4634WRX Points: 234Handicap: 8Posts: 4,634 Titanium Tees
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    They do look nice
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  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members  12095WRX Points: 557Posts: 12,095 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    And this is good?....Bad?.... Doesn't matter?<br />
    <br />
    I just looked up Metal injection molding on Wikipedia and I can't seem to figure out why this process is something the average joe should care about or why Cobra would care to market a club that way.<br />
    <br />
    It is a quite interesting read, but I don't see the benefits to the end user. It isn't stronger or "better" that I can tell. Is it cheaper than casting or forging? Is it quicker? More precise? Will we get less expensive golf clubs?<br />
    <br />
    Lots of questions but I do find the new technique quite interesting.<br />
    <br />
    Read and learn:<br />
    <br />
    https://en.wikipedia...jection_molding<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    You'd get a denser finished product than a straight-up casting, and the process produces less waste.<br />
    <br />
    A couple of my engineering buddies worked for DeWalt for a while. The "powdered" metal process is popular for making things like small meshing gears.
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  • ThreeBoxersThreeBoxers Members  240WRX Points: 77Posts: 240 Fairways
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    <br />
    So is this MIM stuff more durable? Tighter tolerances? Softer feel? I don't quite get it, but as long as they make the full assortment of wedges, I'm a buyer. My original King Cobra wedges are worn out.<br />
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    Durability depends on the material used and finish.<br />
    Yes to potentially tighter tolerances. Injection molding is more precise.<br />
    Softer feel is based on material and geometry.<br />
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    In the end, MIM is just another type of manufacturing process and Cobra has a business to run. It wouldn't be used unless it provides a benefit to product profitability and quality, which could be reducing manufacturing time, scrap and rework of product that didn't quite turn out to spec. <br />
    Its benefit is mainly for precision components but with this being a bladed style wedge (aka hunk of metal on a stick), I'm skeptical of significant benefits to the CONSUMER (might be better for Cobra's costs) And then marketing will get the hype machine turning. I see there's already a nice big "MIM" stamping, yet I don't see "CAST" stamped on my great feeling RTX2's...
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  • AUTIGER07AUTIGER07 Just lost $1K on a putt Members  1181WRX Points: 162Posts: 1,181 Platinum Tees
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    Nice looking wedge
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    Not in Bryson's or Rickie's bags yet.....probably soon
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    Anymore info on these?
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  • NokeNoke Unregistered  2239WRX Points: 299Posts: 2,239 Platinum Tees
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    Potentially cheaper for Cobra and they will probably charge more. <br />
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    Sounds like a great WIN/WIN for you and me!
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  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members  641WRX Points: 102Posts: 641 Golden Tee
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    Any word on a one length version? I like my one length wedges, but would like to see more options and grinds.
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  • AUTIGER07AUTIGER07 Just lost $1K on a putt Members  1181WRX Points: 162Posts: 1,181 Platinum Tees
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    Still interested in these. Was a big fan of the Tour Trusty and would definitely game Cobra wedges again.<br />
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    Just please make a 48* Cobra.
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    Tour Issue R15 3HL Motore Speeder 8.3
    Tour Issue Rescue White RIP 90X
    MP4 4i-9i C-Taper X
    T20 Raw 48* / 53* / 58*
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  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members  654WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10Posts: 654 Golden Tee
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    AUTIGER07 wrote:
    Still interested in these. Was a big fan of the Tour Trusty and would definitely game Cobra wedges again.<br />
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    Just please make a 48* Cobra.
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    Don’t think they are coming out with a 48 just 50-60, I need more details as well as I will be replacing my wedges
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    Ugh. Need to make 62 and 64.
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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers  2464WRX Points: 376Handicap: 9ishPosts: 2,464 Platinum Tees
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    Any idea on release date?
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  • mtex22mtex22 San Diego, CAMembers  2347WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,347 BST Banned
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    Any idea on release date?<br />
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    +1
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  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members  654WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10Posts: 654 Golden Tee
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    mtex22 wrote:
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    Any idea on release date?<br />
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    I emailed cobra asking about the king black wedge and they also said be on the lookout for the mim wedge being released in March or April
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  • nDroid3nDroid3 USAMembers  119WRX Points: 34Posts: 119 Fairways
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    March 1st is what cobra rep told me in an email.
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  • nDroid3nDroid3 USAMembers  119WRX Points: 34Posts: 119 Fairways
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    Actually, March 15th is what I got back from the cobra rep.
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    Any one have info on stock shaft offering on this?
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  • mtex22mtex22 San Diego, CAMembers  2347WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,347 BST Banned
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    nDroid3 wrote:
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    Actually, March 15th is what I got back from the cobra rep.<br />
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    Cobra rep told me 4/15 I hope you are right!
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    TITLEIST TS2 16.5 - Tensei Blue 
    TITLEIST TS2 19 - Tensei Blue
    BRIDGESTONE Tour B X-Hi - 22 KBS Tour Hybrid 
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    VOKEY SM7 Raw Black 50/54/58 - Hi Rev 2.0
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