Cobra LTDx Vs Ping G425 Hybrids Comparison Overview

Cobra LTDx Vs Ping G425 Hybrids

 

Choosing between a Ping and a Cobra golf club is like choosing between a Charger and a Mustang.

You know you are going to get explosive speed from both; but it’s the not so apparent peripheries that end up mattering the most on the course.

Ping and Cobra are both great companies for hybrid clubs but you need to have the most information possible when choosing between the two.

To that end, we went out and tested the Ping G425 and the Cobra LTDx hybrids. Take a look at what we found in the following comparison overview…

Cobra LTDx Hybrid Overview

Cobra LTDx Hybrid

“Even if you have a blindfold on, you know you have a Cobra club in your hands after just a couple of swings.”

They love to incorporate split weight dynamics in almost all of their clubs and the Cobra LTDx hybrid is no exception. There is a front-positioned weight that puts emphasis on muted spin.

There is also a rear weight to help the player maintain the sweeping motion that is crucial for hybrid clubs.

The result is a high arcing shot with low spin – and almost no effort. We love the way the Cobra LTDx felt on the fairway and in the rough.

And on low-face shots, you still get great launch and ball speeds thanks to the “PWRSHELL” design that essentially wraps the bottom portion of the face into the sole for improved stability.

On average, the Cobra LTDx hybrids produced 8.2 yards more distance than the Ping G425’s. The Cobra LTDx’s are available from 2H to 6H.

Ping G425 Hybrid Overview

“The Ping G425’s come in 2H-7H and bear some very nice forgiveness features.”

For instance, there is the wrap-around face that turns the whole thing into a trampoline. The Ping G425’s flew further on shots near the heel and sole.

They feature a slightly curved face that allows for better launch on low-face shots.

The face is made of maraging steel so even errant shots feel really nice. While not as long as the Cobra LTDx’s on dead-center strikes, the Ping G425’s offer more forgiveness away from the sweet spot.

“The Cobra LTDx perform really well in the rough and are the overall longer hybrids. The Ping G425 hybrids on the other hand were the more forgiving clubs. So the best fit will depend on your particular needs.”

Cobra LTDx Hybrid

Cobra LTDx Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

“The Cobra LTDx hybrid plays great from pretty much any lie and from the tee. Good distance and forgiveness.”

Ping G425 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs will help mid and low handicap players reach the pin from a variety of lies.

Cobra LTDx Hybrid First Impressions

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“The Cobra LTDx was actually a bit refreshing because it was pretty straightforward and doesn’t take very much time to get used to.”

We’ve tested a lot of modern hybrids with tunable weight ports and adjustable head weights. And while all that stuff is really nice to have, it’s nice to just get on the course and start swinging and learning your club.

The Cobra LTDx hybrid lacks a lot of periphery features like adjustable loft and sliding weights; but it’s a very easy club to get the hang of – even if you have never used a hybrid club before.

One thing we will say though is that the Cobra LTDx hybrids start to show their weaknesses on short approaches. You don’t get great apex height and there isn’t enough spin to help you stick the green.

For most beginners and high handicappers though, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem as your main concern in your early stages with the game will be simply to reach the pin.

The Cobra LTDx hybrid is a club that will definitely help you achieve that. One of the best things about it is that it gives you really good distance from tough lies thanks to the baffler rails that help smooth out turf interaction.

Ping G425 Hybrid First Impressions

The Ping G425 will impress you with the way it looks right away.

The sleek, matte black design of the head begs to be swung. You come for the looks; but you’ll stay for the feel of the maraging steel face. The Ping G425 is available in 2h-7h.

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs can also be adjusted at the hosel for lie and loft so it’s pretty versatile overall.

The G Hybrid Family

You can also pick up the Ping G410 hybrid which allows for a wide range of loft and lie adjustability thanks to the TrajectoryTuning hosel. It’s also a bit more forgiving than the G425.

Like the Ping G425 hybrid, the Ping G410 hybrid clubs feature tungsten rear weights. However, it places a higher emphasis on perimeter weighting which again, makes them a bit more forgiving than the Ping G425 hybrids. They are available in 2H-6H.

Cobra LTDx Hybrid Selling Points

  • Baffler rails on the sole
  • Forged stainless steel face
  • Low, forward weight positioning
  • AI-design variable thickness face

Ping G425 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Face curvature
  • Maraging steel face
  • The face wraps into the crown and sole
  • 3-dot alignment guide
  • Tungsten sole weight
  • Adjustable hosel

Who is the Cobra LTDx Hybrid for?

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“Even as a high handicapper, it’s not inconceivable to start getting distances of 160 yards with the 4 hybrid in the Cobra LTDx set.”

The Cobra LTDx hybrid would be best for anyone looking for a viable replacement to their long irons.

We wouldn’t recommend anyone opting for the 6 hybrid in this set as you will lose a ton of control and most likely end up sailing the ball past the green.

But as pure distance and forgiveness clubs, the Cobra LTDx hybrids are excellent.

The Cobra LTDx hybrids would be perfect for anyone looking for good forgiveness as well.

It’s very hard to wield your long iron effectively as a beginner so to flatten out the learning curve by a significant margin, the Cobra LTDx hybrids would be a great choice.

These clubs are obviously not for pros and low handicappers; but they will certainly do a lot to build the confidence of high handicappers and to make them look like better players than they actually are.

The Cobra Hybrid Family

The Cobra LTDx isn’t the only forgiving hybrid club that Cobra produces.

You can also check out the Cobra T-Rail Hybrid. The T-Rail features the same AI-designed variable face thickness but in a lighter and more affordable package.

This is another great option for high handicappers and beginners; but it does suffer from the same lack of accuracy from short distances that the Cobra LTDx hybrid does.

If however, you are a mid to low handicapper and you are looking to attack more long par 5’s, you may want to check out the Cobra Radspeed hybrid.

The Radspeed hybrid puts a large emphasis on radial weighting. In fact, there are 12 grams of weight (divided into two 6 gram weights) up front and a 7 gram weight in the back.

The result is a hybrid that practically kills all spin on contact.

Again, you will want to keep a good scoring iron in your bag if you use the Cobra Radspeed hybrid; but it is a great choice for anyone who craves better distance – especially from tough lies.

Distance: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Cobra LTDx Hybrid

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Ping G425 Hybrid for?

The Ping G425 would be best used by advanced players who are able to hit the green from nearly anywhere on the fairway.

What we really liked about the Ping G425 hybrid clubs was the consistent spin control. If you are able, you can decrease spin on longer approaches and increase on shorter approaches.

If you are looking for some hybrids that will help you reach the pin faster then the Ping G425’s would be a great fit for you.

That all being said, the Ping G425 hybrid is certainly not the most forgiving hybrid club out there.

It would certainly help to practice a bit of honest discernment before you commit to buying the Ping G425 Hybrid as it will surely cause some frustration if you are still floundering in the high handicap range.

Distance: 94/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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