What we say...
TG Hybrid Test 2012 – Gold Award
More than four decades on from Cobra’s first trailblazing Baffler, the concept is essentially the same – but the technology has changed somewhat. The Baffler T-Rail wowed our testers with its all-round performance and power.
This was Peter’s favourite club. He had no hesitation in awarding it top marks in every category because he simply couldn’t fault it. David insisted the ball speeds were impressive from the Baffler T-Rail, even on mis-hits, and that’s why he rated it highly for forgiveness.
He admitted it wasn’t his favouritelooking club on test with a slightly larger head and a touch of offset but the performance more than made up for the aesthetics. Conversely Alan was taken with the looks of the head – particularly
the neon alignment lines on the crown and the bright yellow grip, which he thought made the club stand out. In terms of the performance, he was impressed by the feel and the speed with which the ball flew off the face.
Pro verdict: I’m not a fan of busy crowns but I like the alignment lines on the Baffler and it sounded great coming off the face. Despite being a bit bigger than some it also sat really well and that promoted confidence. Personally I would change the grip as I feel that removes focus from the clubhead – where it should be. But this is a very good club and would suit a wide spectrum of golfers.
Ratings (out of 5)
It was more than 30 years ago when Cobra launched the first of the baffler revolution, this was a technology within a club that was designed to change the way golfers play a long approach shot into the greens. Now in 2012 a T-Rail sole reduces the area of the club that comes in contact with the ground. The result is improved turf interaction and maximum forgiveness – making the Baffler T-Rail the most forgiving and versatile Cobra hybrid ever.
While improving the turf interaction the T-Rail moves the centre of gravity lower and deeper for a higher penetrating ball flight and a longer carry distance. Maximum forgiveness can be found due to the thin, high strength 465 steel face and versatility as well as increasing your ball speeds.
A unique oversized, 17-4 Stainless Steel body with 465 Maraging high strength steel face design and a very shallow face results in an extremely forgiving fairway wood that launches the ball with ease from virtually any lie.
Each Cobra Baffler T-Rail hybrid comes fitted with the ultra-high quality Tour AD graphite design shaft and a premium colour co-ordinated Lamkin N-DUR 3GEN grip.
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