Ping G430 Vs Cobra King Tec Hybrid Comparison

Ping G430 Vs Cobra King Tec Hybrid

A hybrid should be forgiving, versatile and play long.

But not all hybrids deliver. See which hybrid ticked all the boxes in the following comparison.

Ping G430 Hybrid Overview

“The Ping G430 has a moderate head size and a very forgiving face.”

I found it very easy to keep the ball in front of me during testing.

The Facewrap technology helped produce playable lies out of mis-hits whether I was chunking or missing laterally.

The Ping G430 also felt smooth through the turf. The carbon fiber crown makes it fast too. My smash factor was consistently in the 1.3 range throughout my testing.

Cobra King Tec Hybrid Overview

Cobra King Tec Hybrid

“The King Tec features adjustable weights and a variable thickness face.”

You can move a 12g weight to the front, back-heel and back-toe positions. So it’s versatile and can adjust to your swing tendencies.

But the King Tec wasn’t smooth through the turf.

My smash factor was also down a bit when I switched to the Cobra King Tec hybrid from the Ping G430.

“The Ping G430 wasn’t quite as versatile as the Cobra King Tec hybrid; but it ticked more of the boxes for me. It played long, it was forgiving and was at least, reasonably versatile.”

Ping G430 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

“The Ping G430 hybrids spin low and play long. They launch straight and are forgiving enough for high handicappers.”

Ping G430 Hybrid – First Impressions

“At first, we were a bit concerned about the sole design and leading edge of the Ping G430 hybrids.”

And as it turns out, we had a right to be concerned. The leading edge of these hybrids isn’t as smooth as you would hope for a hybrid. Turf interaction was a bit harsh; but they launch high enough for better players to attack the pin from pretty much any lie.

Ping G430 Hybrid Family

“You can use the Ping G430 hybrids to replace almost any iron or fairway wood in your bag.”

They range from #2 to #7 and they all have a D1 swing weight. The Ping G430 family of hybrids can even replace your shorter fairway woods and yield the same distance. All of the hybrids in the Ping G430 line come with the same features such as carbon composite crowns, C300 maraging steel faces and Facewrap technology.

Ping G430 Hybrid Selling Points

  • The CG feels nice and low
  • Good, controlled launch
  • Helps you keep the ball on-line
  • They have a very nice feel
  • Adjustable loft and lie

Who is the Ping G430 Hybrid for?

“The Ping G430 hybrids would be a good choice for any mid to high handicapper who wants to be able to keep the ball straight.”

At the end of the day, our testers were pleased with how accurate the Ping G430 hybrids are. Of course, they are also forgiving thanks to the Facewrap design. Other than turf interaction which was a bit lacking, the Ping G430 hybrids ticked all the boxes for us.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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