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Should you get Snakebit? New Cobra Wedge Groove Design


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Cobra just released a new "snakebite" wedge groove design:
 

Synopsis - The new King Cobra wedges feature a new groove design (“Snakebite”) that pushes the USGA’s limitations on geometry, volume and sharpness thanks to more aggressive manufacturing tolerance. The new grooves, which extend all the way across the face on the higher lofts, feature edges that are 40 percent less rounded than on past models, an effort to grab the ball’s cover on short shots for more spin. The grooves also are deeper to help channel grass and moisture more effectively for more direct contact between ball and groove edge.

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Are the Snakebite grooves more prone to shredding softer ball covers? 

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6 minutes ago, AcesAndHoles said:

Are the Snakebite grooves more prone to shredding softer ball covers? 

Dunno! Great question, though. I'll see if we can get that answered for you either through an upcoming forum test (if the wedges are included) or through some Most Wanted testing 🙂

In my :ping-small: Hoofer:

:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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This seems to be pure marketing. Manufacturers have been riding the edge of USGA limits for years. There is room in the limits to change geometries but this whole idea that tolerances have improved a meaningful amount in grooves is a little ridiculous. Tooling for machined grooves can't possibly improved very much over the last decade to actually make a noticeable difference. It sounds like the bigger story is that Cobra simply went with a different groove design. Every wedge company has their own flavor of grooves. Most OEMs seem to favor wider grooves with less of them on the face while a company like Maltby prefers more smaller grooves. 

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