Nike Golf debuts VR_S Covert drivers
Nike Golf’s momentum of non-stop innovation is on show in full force this week at the company’s Global Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida.
The technology and design-filled event is being headlined by the introduction of what promises to be an industry sensation. Nike Golf is the first in history to bring high-speed cavity back technology to a driver that conforms to USGA and R&A Rules.
Its three proprietary technology platforms: High Speed Cavity Back; FlexLoft adjustability; and NexCOR face, combine to create unprecedented distance, control and forgiveness.
In addition to dramatically enhancing performance, the VR_S Covert design and engineering allows for the driver to easily be changed to any loft and any face angle at any time.
This creates 15 different options in one single club to meet the various swing characteristics of golfers.
The High Speed Cavity Back in the VR_S Covert is a technology used in irons and now brought to drivers, fairways and hybrids for the first time by Nike Golf.
This technology leads to more stability at impact, which delivers more energy to the ball, resulting in more distance and control.
Nike VR_S Covert Driver
The Cavity Back is only visible from the sole view but is covered and hidden underneath by the crown to be more visually and pleasing at address – hence the name VR_S Covert.
By incorporating this new hidden geometry into the driver, Nike Golf engineers have been able to move the weight of the club to the heel and toe of the golf club, raising Moment of Inertia (MOI) to increase forgiveness and add even more distance to off-centre shots.
Nike Golf’s FlexLoft is a simple pull, turn, and push/tighten mechanism that allows for an intuitive adjustment system. The patented Dual Axis adjustment allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other by decoupling loft from face angle.
This all leads to better ball flight for more distance as well as enhanced workability. This easy to use system gives the golfers 15 different options to suit their game and course conditions.
The NexCOR face technology featured in the VR_S Covert line is designed to deliver faster ball speed and longer shots from a wider area of the face.
The VR_S Covert driver will be available starting on 1 March, 2013 and will be offered in two models, the VR_S Covert Tour and VR_S Covert.
The VR_S Covert Tour is 430cc and features a deeper face and a fixed weight screw.
The VR_S Covert is 460cc and has a wider breadth. Both models will come with Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Kuro Kage shafts that are produced with higher carbon fiber density for superior control and power.
Nike VR_S Covert Tour 430cc
FlexLoft Adjusts: 8.5-12.5
Kuro Kage 60s Shaft Flex: R, S, X
SRP: AU$499.99/NZ $599.99
Nike VR_S Covert 460cc
FlexLoft Adjusts: 8.5-12.5
Kuro Kage 50s Shaft Flex: W, A, R, S, X
SRP: AU$349.99/NZ $429.99