Cobra introduce Snakebite Raw wedge finish option

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By Lewis Fraser Published: 8 March 2024
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You might think you've seen these wedges before, but these are special. That's right, these have a raw finish.

Who are they for?

Golfers who want a special Snakebite wedge.

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PROS

  • CNC Milling helps to produce great spin and control around the greens
  • Full face grooves in higher lofts makes these very versatile on short shots
  • Raw finish will allow these to rust over time, without denting performance

CONS

  • Full face of grooves might not appeal for more full swings

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Cobra Snakebite Raw wedges review

An established line of wedges from Cobra now features a stunning new finish option, with a tour-preferred raw finish available. These wedges were already pretty popular and we can see this option only elevating that level.

The First Look

I was already a fan of the Cobra Snakebite wedges and this option only adds to that. I love the full face of grooves that you get with these which really does inspire confidence around the greens. What does a raw finish on a wedge do, I hear you ask? Well, this basically stops any glare from sunlight on your club, and it helps to give a more responsive feel. They look absolutely brilliant, as you can see.

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The Tech

Here’s some of the key details from Cobra on their latest launch.

Cobra’s Snakebite grooves are built using a CNC Milling process to improve groove consistency, maximise volume, and deliver the most aggressive groove performance possible. Progressive spin technology optimises performance by tailoring groove lengths and groove depth for each wedge loft. The 48- and 54-degree lofts feature a traditional groove length and narrower and deeper grooves to deliver consistent spin and trajectories on the lower lofted wedges, while the 56–60-degree lofts feature full face groove length and wider and shallower grooves to maximise spin on shots struck with an open face. In addition, the 58- and 60-degree wedges feature a new versatile design that moves the classic Cobra notch towards the heel for improved clubhead delivery through a variety of turf and sand conditions. 

All Snakebite wedges, including the new raw finish, are available in three different grinds: 

  1. Versatile grind: an excellent all-around grind for medium to firm course conditions, featuring toe, heel and trailing edge relief.
  2. Classic grind: features a progressive sole width from heel-to-toe, with trailing edge relief, for neutral to steeper swings in a variety of course conditions.
  3. Widelow grind: a wide, low bounce sole works its magic out of soft bunkers and soft turf conditions and prevents the leading edge from digging.

“We have a longstanding tradition of producing raw wedges, a legacy that traces back to Phil Rodgers, who created the original Trusty Rusty for Cobra Golf. This non-plated wedge offers a softer feel, tour-inspired aesthetics and delivers the performance golfers are seeking in all playing conditions.” – Chad DeHart, Product Line Manager, Cobra Golf

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The bunkered Verdict

These aren’t a brand-new shape from Cobra, but these will appeal to a wide range of player, me included! I hit these out in La Manga and they really do give you confidence around the greens.

You can easily open up the face on these and cut across the ball and generate loads of spin. If you like getting creative around the greens then you’ll be a fan of these for that reason.

I must say, I’ve never had wedges with a raw finish in the bag. But, they will help to stop any glare from the sun, and over time will gather rust. That makes them look incredibly cool in the bag, without compromising on performance.

The Details

RRP: £129 per wedge

On-Sale: March 8 2024

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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