Created with Nike Golf athletes driving the development of the long irons, the Vapor Speed irons were designed for what the name suggests – power.
Like the Vapor Pro and Vapor Pro Combo irons, the Vapor Speed irons feature a Modern Muscle design that offers balanced weighting for 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 that leads to distance.
Ultra-thin NexCOR club faces and lighter, half-inch longer shafts are used to increase ball speed.
“The Vapor Speed irons are for the golf athlete who wants maximum distance and forgiveness throughout the set,” said Nike Golf’s director of engineering Nate Radcliffe.
“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,” he said.
The Vapor Speed long irons 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 senior 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,” he added.
For the first time, club engineers incorporated proprietary lightweight RZN material, a modified version of the material found in the core of Nike’s line of RZN golf balls, in the cavity of the Vapor Speed short irons, eight through sand wedge.
The objective is better feel and sound with added stability.
Moderate sole widths with a beveled leading edge are used to make it easier to hit through the turf, while precision-machined X3X grooves are in place for spin control and consistency.
Progressive face heights and larger blade profiles merge with a sleek, satin chrome finish for a clean, traditional look at address.