|Nike VR_S Driver Review|
Nike VRS Driver Review - Club Wars 2012
After testing out the Nike VR-S on the range, we realized that Nike has really come along way with their clubs since the SQ. We did like the balance of the weight throughout the VR-S, wasn’t too light or too heavy. In terms of performance, we were able to get a good launch angle with fairly low spin, helping produce high, knuckling drives that got good amounts of roll. The VR-S finished with the 5th best overall with an above average club head speed of 108.2. The VR_S also a great showing in distance finishing at 5th overall in average total distance coming in at 261.4 yards. The forgiveness of the club is fair, not too much, not too little; meaning that the sweet spot was a nice size.
The Nike VR_S stock shaft is what sperates it from a good driver to an award winner. With a torque rating in the 7's, we saw too much spin to get better distances. The shaft is one of the more top of the line in a stock offering, but the numbers dont match what the driver head is capable of. The shaft does offer more lift and higher launch to get the desired trejectory not easy to acheive in the VR PRO LE.
The big sweet spot is a blessing and a burden. A shot hit low on the face will see little to no forgiveness, while the rest of the face is pretty forgiving.
One of the better spots of the VR_S is the adustable tip. While you change the face angle it also adjust lofts at the same time, to get the desired trejectory needed for that face angle. And being able to go 1 degree flat on a driver is an amazing tool.
This is a sweet driver and has a great feel and balance. It will blast off in the right hands. It's a Bossman's pick for 2012 Club Wars.
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