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Thursday, May 28, 2015


 Nike Golf is making the Vapor Speed driver with Tiger’s exact specs available in limited quantities for anyone who wants to go at it like a 14-time major champion.

The Vapor Speed TW driver ($399) features many of the same design characteristics as the standard Vapor Speed including a reinforced cavity back for added forgiveness and improved launch conditions and a compression channel in the sole for faster ballspeed on shots struck in the mid and low areas of the clubhead.

All the technology comes in a more compact, pear-shaped clubhead that is permanently bonded with a fixed hosel rather than the adjustable version available in the standard model. The TW also features 10.5-degrees of loft and comes with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft.

Photo: Nike Tiger Woods Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Tiger Woods Vapor Speed Driver

“Stability has always been the most important thing to me when choosing a driver,” said Woods. “I like the pear shape. It is appealing to my eye and it also has a slightly lower MOI (Moment of Inertia) that allows me to shape shots easier.”

The Vapor Speed TW driver will be available at nike.com on June 1st and at select retailers on June 15th.

 

 

SOURCE>  http://www.golf.com/equipment/nike-release-tiger-woods-vapor-speed-driver


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


 BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 13, 2014) - Nike Golf innovation begins with the golf athlete in mind - always. Nike engineers and designers took the inspiration and insights from Nike athletes to drive the technology of Nike's new Vapor Speed and Vapor Flex fairway woods, available on January 30, 2015.


"Athlete insights drove significant chassis refinement in the Vapor fairway woods." said Nate Radcliffe, Director of Engineering for Nike Golf. "Our athletes wanted tighter but forgiving leading edges, fuller profiles and added ball speed. We've delivered that with the synergy of our FlyBeam and compression channel technologies."

The Vapor Speed fairway woods have a 25% larger footprint with a lower and deeper Center of Gravity (CG) than previous Nike models.

"Athletes including Tiger Woods requested larger face profiles in fairway woods, but it was vital that we do that without compromising ball speed or optimal launch conditions," said Radcliffe. "We successfully modified the chassis by sloping the crown to lower the CG which optimized launch characteristics across the family."

Like the new Vapor drivers, the Vapor Speed fairway woods feature Nike's new FlyBeam-reinforced Covert Cavity Back design, a re-engineered Compression Channel and a NexCOR face - all combining to stabilize the chassis, maximize ball speed and promote longer and straighter distance. The low CG provides a high launch with a lower-spin flight.

The Vapor Flex fairway woods highlight the same technologies found in the Vapor Speed on a more compact chassis, except the Vapor Flex has added Nike's FlexLoft 2 adjustability system, allowing the golf athlete the functionality of five lofts and three face angles within 15 different settings.

The new, improved FlexLoft system is five grams (30%) lighter without compromising function, which leads to a CG that is up to 2mm lower on the Vapor Flex fairways. The redistribution of mass creates more stability, better launch conditions and faster swing speeds. Another benefit of FlexLoft 2 is its forward and backward compatibility. Golfers with previous generations of Covert can use shafts with the original adaptor in the new head or vice versa.

Nike Vapor Speed Fairway Woods

Availability: January 30, 2015
Specifications: 3W: 15° (RH/LH); 5W: 19° (RH/LH): MRC Fubuki Z 60 shaft: X, S, R, A, W
MSRP: $240.00 Street Price: $199.00

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Woods

Availability: January 30, 2015
Specifications: 3W: 13° - 17° (RH/LH); 5W: 17° - 21° (RH/LH): MRC Diamana S+ Blue Board 70 shaft: X, S, R
MSRP: $300.00 Street Price: $249.00


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Thursday, April 24, 2014


 
 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 23, 2014) - Sports teams often incorporate black into uniforms for a big rivalry game or season opener - it's a color traditionally associated with power, strength and sophistication. The concept, especially popular during college football season, also inspired Nike Golf club designers when it came to creating the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver.

Nike Golf's latest limited-edition innovation features a black Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G grip, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black shaft, and matte black club head - a design element specifically modeled after matte black college football helmets that have popped up in recent years.

"The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver offers a unique, limited-edition design combined with Nike's high speed cavity back technology," says Rob Arluna, Nike Golf Global Golf Club Business Director. "The black matte finish on the head provides a sleek, modern aesthetic and eliminates glare. The black grip and shaft give the driver a stealth, covert look."

High-Speed Cavity Back technology redistributes weight to the heel and toe allowing for increased distance and more stability across the face of the driver. The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver features Fly-Brace technology that ties the sole to the crown, stiffening the rear portion of the club and transferring more energy to the face at impact.

The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver also boasts two additional proprietary technologies: A larger, re-engineered NexCOR face for increased ball speed and distance, and FlexLoft adjustability, which allows athletes to easily customize loft and face angle positions for 15 drivers in one.

The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver will be available on Nike.com and at select retailers May 15, 2014. Available in right hand only.

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition Driver
Availability: May 15, 2014
Street Price: $299

 

 

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Progressive head size and face profiles provide more forgiveness and shot-making precision where golfers need it most
BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 23, 2014) - To kick-start the creation of Nike Golf's new line of hybrids, Nike Golf engineers re-examined the range of metal woods that golfers have in their bags. From drivers to fairway woods, the club heads decrease in size - and they followed that same strategy with the new range of VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, available at retail on January 31, 2014.

Tapping into what the engineers at The Oven call "Linear Transition Design", the club team crafted the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids with progressively smaller head sizes as loft increases, while increasing the face height on each model. The #2 and #3 hybrids, with larger heads, perform more like fairway woods to advance the ball, while the #4 and #5 hybrids are utilized for approach shots toward the green.

Both the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids feature a Fly-Brace reinforced High-Speed Cavity back design for longer and straighter shots. The cavity back design improves the moment of inertia and also helps to stiffen the back of the golf club and improve the energy transfer across the club face.

"With the new VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, the longer the shot, the more forgiving the club," says Tony Dabbs, Nike Golf Global Product Director, Golf Clubs. "When we looked at it, we realized it makes more sense, especially with a #2 and #3 hybrid, to produce ball flight that is more similar to a fairway wood. As the line progresses, the heads get smaller, and the #4 and #5 hybrids are designed to hit the green with a little higher trajectory and more shot-making precision."

In addition to the VRS Covert 2.0, the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrids feature Nike's patented FlexLoft technology, a simple pull, turn, push-and-tighten adjustment system that allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other, providing more range and versatility in the bag. NexCOR face technology, which incorporates variable face thickness for a faster, hotter face, results in more speed at impact.

The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon's Kuro Kage graphite shafts are the standard graphite shaft option for both models. In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 80 graphite shaft creates more stability and lower spin. The VRS Covert 2.0 utilizes the Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 70 shaft, featuring a higher balance point to allow for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids
Availability: January 31, 2014
Specifications: 3H: 17°-21° (RH/LH), 5H: 21°-25° (RH/LH)
Kuro Kage Silver 80 Shaft: R, S
Street Price: $229

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrids
Availability: January 31, 2014
Specifications: 2H: 17° (RH), 3H: 20° (RH/LH), 4H: 23° (RH/LH), 5H: 26° (RH)
Kuro Kage Black HBP 70 Shaft: A, R, S, X, W
Street Price: $179
 
 
 


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


 Lower center of gravity increases launch angle and reduces spin rate, resulting in more distance

BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 17, 2014) - At The Oven, Nike Golf's research and design facility, innovation never stops. Nike Golf engineers create game-changing golf clubs, and then they make them even better. That relentless commitment to innovation is what drove the design behind the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods, available at retail January 31, 2014.

 

Coupled with Nike's iconic High-Speed Cavity Back technology for longer and straighter shots, engineers lowered the center of gravity to promote a higher launch anglewith reduced spin, which produces a significant improvement in distance gained.

"We worked closely with our athletes to develop tour-authentic fairway woods that were tested and proven in prototype form by our top athletes on tour in 2013," says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering. "We've adjusted the profile and lowered the center of gravity significantly in both the Tour and Performance models. This update resulted in a spin rate reduction of approximately 600 rpm's, which equals an average of about eight yards of distance gained for the average player."

 

Nike Golf re-engineered the Fly-Brace design within the cavity back ofthe VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods similar to that of the VRS Covert 2.0 driver, re-distributing material from the center of the club toward the heel and toe for increased stability. The Fly-Brace technology stiffens the chassis to focus flexing toward the variable thickness NexCOR face. The result is a faster, hotter face with higher ball speed. 

The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour fairway woods feature Nike's patented FlexLoft technology, a simple pull, turn, push-and-tighten adjustment system that allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other, providing more range and versatility in the bag.

The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon's Kuro Kage shafts are the standard graphite option for both models. In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 70 graphite, featuring Titanium Nickel fiber in the tip section, creates more stability and lower spin. The Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 60 shaft in the VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods features a higher balance point allowing for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.

 

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods

Availability: January 31, 2014

Specifications: 3W: 13°-17° (RH/LH), 5W: 17°-21° (RH/LH)

Kuro Kage Silver TiNi Shaft: R, S, X

Street Price: $249

 

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Fairway Woods

Availability: January 31, 2014

Specifications: 3W: 15° (RH/LH), 5W: 19° (RH/LH)

Kuro Kage Black HBP Shaft: A, R, S, X, W

Street Price: $199

 

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