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I’m redoing a butchered cobra tip for a buddy. I’ve never worked with cobra tips before. I pulled it, tipped it 1/4” to cover up some over prepping, and glued it back up. There’s a narrow gap at the top. Wouldn’t this be a prime candidate for snapping? Is there an additional plastic ferrule involved?

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There is no ferrule with cobra. I would guess that narrow gap is supposed to be filled with epoxy so it gives the shaft a little cushion at that stress point.  I'm not at home to look at mine but I th

There's no ferrule with the Cobra adapter and it is definitely counter-sunk at the top.   They didn't use to use put anything there but more recently they have started to use a collar to fil

Cobra adapters come with a small plastic ring that fits in the counterbored part of the adapter.  Once you pull a shaft from one, that little ring is toast.  As long as that counterbore is filled with

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There's no ferrule with the Cobra adapter and it is definitely counter-sunk at the top.

 

They didn't use to use put anything there but more recently they have started to use a collar to fill the gap of the counter-sunk area.

 

I haven't had any issues allowing epoxy to fill the gap in the past.

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Cobra adapters come with a small plastic ring that fits in the counterbored part of the adapter.  Once you pull a shaft from one, that little ring is toast.  As long as that counterbore is filled with epoxy, you're golden.  If not, I would redo the install.  Make sure you use enough epoxy that some of it comes out of the top of the adapter.  Then just wipe off the excess with a paper towel that has been dampened with rubbing alcohol. 

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I used cobra drivers and fairway woods for 8-9 years and never had an issue with that small gap you are referencing. I’ve probably used 20 different tips as well. I tinker a lot, and they all ended up with that gap. 

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