Nike VR_S Covert - World’s First High Speed Cavity Back Driver
Nike Golf’s momentum of pushing non-stop innovation is on full show this week at the company’s Global Innovation Summit in Orlando which included the live launch of the new Nike Golf VR_S Covert.
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.
The visually stunning iconic red driver includes three proprietary technology platforms: High Speed Cavity Back; FlexLoft adjustability; and NexCOR face, combine to create unprecedented distance, control and forgiveness.
The FlexLoft adjustability system allows for the driver to easily be changed to any loft and any face angle at any time., creating 15 different options in one single club to meet the various swing characteristics of golfers.
“With the VR_S Covert we have created a game changing piece of technology that has already begun a growing industry buzz,” said Rob Arluna, Nike Golf’s Global Golf Club Business Director. “It is visually exciting, it feels and sounds amazing and, most importantly, it creates powerful results with a high degree of control. Golfers and our Nike Golf Tour athletes are going to have a lot of fun with this driver.”
High Speed Cavity Back
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. 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.
NexCOR face technology
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. NexCOR creates more speed at impact by employing a variable face thickness that moves the sweet spot higher from the heel of the club to the centre high, where most golfers are likely to make impact.
The VR_S Covert driver will be available throughout Europe on February 8, 2013. The driver will be available in two models, the VR_S Covert Tour, 430cc featuring a deeper face and a fixed weight screw, and VR_S Covert, 460cc and has a wider breadth. Both models will come with Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Kuro Kage shafts that are produced with higher carbon fibre density for superior control and power.
For more information visit: www.nike.com
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