Cobra Baffler XL

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The Hybrids Test 2014: Cobra Baffler XL

Cost: £129

Tech: A high MOI design with 20g tungsten perimeter is designed to increase distance and forgiveness. Sole rails aid a clean strike.

What we said... James Ridyard: “Head design is quite rounded, easy to align. The two-tone blue with a line running parallel to the face helps alignment. It felt light, lots of weight in the sole. Very forgiving on off-centre hits, high-launching.” Joel Tadman: “Difficult to hit a really bad shot. Love the two-tone blue but the offset face doesn’t appeal to my eye. Looks like a game improver club.” Peter Ward: “Really like the look, went well from moderate rough, felt like I could rip it even when it was sitting down.” Ross Nichols: “Quite forgiving, high flight, bad shots went ok, head and shaft felt solid.”

Pros: Loads of tech and lofts on offer.

Cons: Head design and finish is unique.

The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8 Looks: 7 Feel: 8 Forgiveness: 8 Versatility: 7.5

TG Rating: 8/10

Details: Lofts: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31° Contact: www.cobragolf.com

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