Coupled with Nike’s High-Speed Cavity Back technology for longer and straighter shots, engineers lowered the centre of gravity to promote higher launch angle with reduced spin to produce increased gain in distance from the new VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods.
“We worked closely with our athletes to develop tour-authentic fairway woods that were tested and proven in prototype form by our top athletes on tour in 2013,” says Nate Radcliffe, Nike’s director of engineering.
“We’ve adjusted the profile and lowered the centre of gravity significantly in both the Tour and Performance models,” added Radcliffe.
“This update resulted in a spin rate reduction of approximately 600 rpms, which equals an average of about eight yards of distance gained for the average player,” said Radcliffe.
The Fly-Brace design was re-engineered within the cavity back, similar to that of the VRS Covert 2.0 driver, re-distributing material from the centre of the club toward the heel and toe for increased stability.
The Fly-Brace technology stiffens the chassis to focus flexing toward the variable thickness NexCOR face with the goal being a faster, hotter face with higher ball speed.
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour fairway woods feature Nike’s patented FlexLoft technology, a simple pull, turn, push-and-tighten adjustment system that allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other.
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 70 graphite, featuring Titanium Nickel fiber in the tip section, is used to create more stability and lower spin.
The Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 60 shaft in the VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods features a higher balance point for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.