Nike Golf has introduced the new VRS Covert 2.0 family of drivers that feature High Speed Cavity Back technology designed for forgiveness and distance.
High-Speed Cavity Back technology redistributes weight to the heel and toe allowing for more stability across the face of the driver.
“We re-engineered VRS Covert 2.0 with enhancements to our High Speed Cavity Back technology that allow athletes to experience more forgiving distance than ever before,” said Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf’s director of engineering.
“The new VRS Covert 2.0 driver features a redesigned cavity with Fly-Brace technology that ties the sole to the crown,” said Radcliffe.
“By stiffening the rear portion of the club, more energy is transferred to the face at impact. The end result is even greater ball speed and up to six yards of distance gain over last year’s model,” he said.
“It’s similar to an automotive frame design,” Radcliffe added. “Fly-Brace technology reinforces the rearward portion of the clubhead to focus impact stress, flexing and subsequent energy transfer to the point of impact.”
Rory McIlroy, Kevin Chappell and Nick Watney, have put the VRS Covert 2.0 driver into play in 2013.
The VRS Covert 2.0 drivers also feature a larger, re-engineered NexCOR face for increased ball speed and distance, and FlexLoft adjustability, which allows players to easily customize loft and face angle positions for 15 options.
The redesigned NexCOR face incorporates variable face thickness for more speed at impact. It is 15 per cent larger in the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver, and seven per cent larger in the VRS Covert 2.0 driver.
Nike Golf’s patented FlexLoft system offers the same adjustability system featured in the VRS Covert driver, allowing for the adjustment of lofts from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees while independently modifying for three different face angle positions.
The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Kuro Kage shafts are the standard graphite option for both models.
In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 60 graphite, featuring Titanium Nickel fibre in the tip section, is designed to create more stability and lower spin.
The VRS Covert 2.0 utilizes the Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 50 shaft with a higher balance point, allowing for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.