King 3D Printed
WHAT IT DOES: Is a blade putter the simplest design in golf? The Cobra King 3D Printed putters feature 11 distinct parts, and the most crucial isn’t cast or forged or even milled. It’s so complex that it’s 3D printed. These putters use an intricate nylon lattice structure within the head that’s only possible through the 3D printed-layering process. This weight-saving, sound-enhancing element makes space for tungsten heel and toe weights that increase stability on off-center hits by 20 percent over a typical milled putter.
WHY WE LIKE IT: We like the face almost as much as we like the process. Using SIK’s idea of decreasing the loft on the face from top to bottom, this blade is designed to produce the same optimal launch whether you hit down or up on your putts.
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"Black, clean, simple alignment aid was nice, although the grip was strangely large and round. Still, performance was excellent. It had a nice pop to it on long putts but stayed nicely quieter on shorter putts. Maintained responsiveness throughout stroke."
"I feel like there's a lot going when you look down at it, but in terms of feel it is so good. Very soft, but at the same time meaningful impact. Very stable for short putts."
“Perimeter weighting keeps it from twisting at impact. Performs like a mallet, not a blade. The roll is very responsive.”
2 models; Head Weight: 375, 390 grams; Length: 34, 35, 37.5, 41 inches
From the Manufacturer
The KING 3D Printed Grandsport-35 features an oversized blade shape, and a plumber neck hosel with 35 degrees of toe hang. The putter uses a 3D printed multi-material construction consisting of a steel body, aluminum crown, a 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge, and tungsten perimeter weights to deliver a high MOI that rivals traditional mallet shapes. The Grandsport-35 debuts an aluminum face insert with SIK Golf’s patented Descending Loft Technology, delivering the purest roll and the most consistent launch angle on every putt regardless of attack angle.
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