Couple of of Nike Golf’s staff players have a hybrid, but Francesco Molinari uses two and Patrick Rodgers uses one, so using their guidance, the organization go about allowing the new Vapor Fly hybrids to become lengthy-iron replacements that may provide more distance and forgiveness.
“We wanted to create a single model which was consistent from the tour perspective,” stated Nate Radcliffe, Nike’s director of engineering. “There are lots of stuff that are iron-focused included in these clubs.”
Such as the motorists and fairway forest within the Vapor Fly family, the hybrids happen to be made with a crown that’s considerably thinner compared to crown in last season’s hybrids. Nowhere Flightweight crown is also 30 % lighter, which helped Nike lower the middle of gravity (CG). Which should create a greater launch in many situations making it simpler hitting high shots that stop rapidly.
The funnel that runs parallel towards the innovative within the sole, the Compression Funnel, continues to be redesigned subtly. Such as the crown, its walls are also thinner and contains been re-formed to permit the face area to flex better at impact to increase ball speed. To assist the Vapor Fly hybrids sort out the turf easier without digging, Nike also added bounce towards the small portion of the sole between your funnel and also the innovative.
Just like previous Nike hybrids, there’s an opening at the back of the only. The 2 reinforcing spokes that Nike calls Fly Beams help make the rear of the mind stiffer, which the organization claims can help redirect energy produced at impact into the shot.
Among the subtle things Nike designers labored on was the clubs’ take a look at address, particularly the key edge. When golfers look lower, the left side from the hosel blends in to the innovative, as Radcliffe stated, just like a low-offset iron.
“Irons will have some quantity of offset, but versus a fairway wood, in which the innovative leads the hosel significantly, this is extremely a lot more consistent with an iron,” Radcliffe stated. “That was a sports athlete request, as was the boxier face and also the straighter innovative generally.”
The Vapor Fly hybrids are made to make use of a shaft tip that’s .370 inches across, the same size as typical iron shafts. The clubs are available in four lofts (17, 20, 23 and 26 levels), but with no adjustable-hosel system. Nike is supplying all its custom-fitting facilities with special molds that will permit a fitter to bend the clubs to decrease or increase loft up to 2 levels.
The Nike Vapor Fly hybrids come in stores beginning Jan. 29, for $219.99, having a Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei shaft, or $249.99, having a Mitsubishi Diamana S+ shaft.
NIKE VAPOR FLY + FLEX 440 DRIVERS TESTED BY MID HANDICAP GOLFER
Bob Pfaff: A man with that dress sense should not be critical of colour schemes
nigel Turner: i bet if callaway bought out bright blue driver rob would like it
S.lboro: Really do not value this guys opinion AT ALL, he has no clue about the golf market and what Nike trying to achieve in this Fly range…
iBraaDx: Rob is living in the 1970’s way too much, you’re gonna get drivers like this it’s 2016, there is nothing wrong with them drivers.
Gabriel Moreno: Rob is such a Golf snob.
DAVEYBOY AVFC: To be honest I don’t think Nike clubs would really suit a boring looking fucker like Rob anyway, never heard so much rubbish come out of a testers mouth in all my life.
Adam Dixon: I can’t take any of robs opinions on appearance and colour seriously after seeing his head covers
Maddy Large: I can’t even watch, his opinions are all negative.
Stanters1967: I like Rob but he needs to open his mind to new ideas. Little point in having a review when you know beforehand it will all be about the looks with much shaking of the head and laboured comments.
Pinkey Man: Rob, I feel like you are just judging on the looks. The preformance of the fly was pretty good. Why do you rate it that low?
hayden gammel: honestly I love the color scheme, but I’m 18 and love going against the norm,
Matt Kaminski: The colors look nice come on dobby!
Dave Bucks: Rob shoots from the hip and tells it like it is…quality
Jose Cuervo-drinker: Don’t worry guys, I’m sure they will come out with special edition colors and charge more for a normal black etc.
Cornwall1888: Rob could you direct to me to a course vlog where you drive it over 250 yards?
darren ploughman: Love watching robs videos although I love the blue
Michael Ackerman: I bought the Nike Vapor Fly this weekend. They are on sale for $149.95 at PGA Tour Superstore & Golfsmith. I flew the ball past my longest drive with my Taylormade r9.
BUGSY: If it’s not all black you can count on rob not liking it
james bower: Who gives a fuck about a Hobit Whining on about the color. By the way your wearing a blue fucking shirt…..
Panny Spirou: He’s moaning about the colour scheme? Has he seen what he’s wearing?
Alexander Reichhard (DatAlex): Is Rick tall or Rob small ? Nice rhyme btw lol
Marcus Young: hate how this guy hates everything
Nicholas Johnson: Loving everyone getting wound up by Dobby. Simple solution folks, don’t watch it if it upsets you. It is one persons opinion, he isn’t claiming it is the definitive test, it’s just a bit of entertainment. Seriously, chill and save your righteous anger for things that actually matter.
Musicmaster6921: Love Robs reviews, But I gotta say i love the color scheme of these drivers. Keep up the great work Rob!
Duncan Kim: A 13 handicapper hits 4 shots then to conclude the club is inconsistant…. I don’t know.
Peter Nilsson: Rob, you can not comment on design and then wear those pants. . Keep up the good work !
Kris Hepburn: Didn’t know hobbits played golf
A Davis: don’t see how he can be so much of a critic when it came down to user error , cant say the club isn’t consistent when your swing speed drops 10 mph…
SuperSlifer2010: Rob does like traditional looking drivers and thats fine, but dont you think the disgust for some of the new drivers like the M1/2 and the Nike drivers is OTT. Its 2016 people like abit of color.
jaackiehoy: Stop whining Rob. They look great IMO.