NIKE GOLF has revealed its new Vapor Speed irons at an event in New York City today with the help of Rory McIloy and Tiger Woods.
Created at The Oven with Nike Golf athlete insights driving the development of the long irons, Nike Golf club engineers crafted the Vapor Speed irons to deliver exactly what the name entails: pure power.
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Like the Vapor Pro and Vapor Pro Combo irons, Nike Golf’s Vapor Speed irons feature innovative Modern Muscle design. Modern Muscle is defined by balanced weighting for perfected precision and power.
The Vapor Speed irons design moves the centre of gravity lower, deeper, and more towards the centre of the face for faster ball speed and long, consistent distance. Ultra-thin NexCOR club faces and lighter, ½” longer shafts, further amplify ball speed for incredible distance.
“The Vapor Speed irons are for the golf athlete who wants maximum distance and forgiveness throughout the set,” said Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf’s Director of Engineering.
“This is the longest distance iron that we have ever created. If you want to hit it long and straight, this is the iron that fits that profile.”
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The Vapor Speed long irons (2i-7i) are built with a hollow, metalwood-inspired construction that features Nike’s new FlyBeam technology.
“FlyBeam technology in the cavity of our hollow long irons allow for thinner wall thicknesses while stiffening the chassis,” said Matt Daraskavich, Nike Golf’s Sr. Innovation Manager for Irons, Wedges and Putters.
“These structures focus impact energy to the high speed NexCOR face resulting in the highest ball speed across the face that we have made to date.”
For the first time, Nike Golf club engineers incorporated proprietary lightweight RZN material - a modified version of the material found in the high energy core of Nike Golf’s line of RZN golf balls – in the cavity of the Vapor Speed short irons, 8 through sand wedge. This delivers Tour-inspired feel and sound with added stability.
Moderate sole widths with a beveled leading edge make it easier to hit through the turf, while precision-machined X3X grooves deliver spin control and shot-to-shot consistency.
Progressive face heights, and larger blade profiles merge with a sleek, satin chrome finish for a clean, traditional look at address.
The Vapor Speed irons will be available from January 31, 2015. Confirmed prices and specs will follow in due course.