Nike VR Full Cavity Irons Review
First off I want to preface this review by telling you a little bit about myself and my game. My name is John I am a college student who works at a golf store and I have been playing the game of golf for about 3 years now. Currently I am around a 12 handicap. I have a pretty steep swing and launch the ball fairly high, so I had to make a shaft change to lower the flight on these. My 6 iron Swing Speed is around 92 MPH and my carry distance is about 190.
Looks: What is there to dislike about the looks? The Victory Red series is some of the best looking irons I think Nike has ever made and the full cavities certainly fit the bill in my opinion. The black in the cavity accented by the red looks gorgeous, and the cavity back isnt too distracting, and only really visible in the 3 and 4 irons.
Technology: Given its wide sole and ample bounce angle, the VR Full Cavity is playable in a variety of turf conditions. The face varies in thickness—thinnest near the topline, thickest toward the sole—to lower the club's center of gravity and to produce a high ball flight.
Forgiveness: This is the Game Improvement club in this line from Nike so forgiveness has to be there. I personally believe these are some of the more forgiving irons I have hit. They are long and straight, and hits on the toe dont lose much distance or direction. I would say hits on the toe lose on average 10 yards both in distance and direction, which isnt bad at all.
Distance: These irons distance-wise are about average, even with the very high ball flight, the golf ball generally travels around about the same distance as most other irons. There are definately longer GI irons such as the Burner 2.0s and the Wilson Di11s if distance is your big thing.
Stock Shaft: This is the biggest problem I had with this iron. It comes stock with the TT Dynamic Gold High Launch shaft. This shaft was much too high launching for me. The ball seemed to baloon on me big time and after about 2 weeks I had swapped them for KBS C-Tapers.
Grip: For a stock Grip these actually aren't bad. They are decently tacky and feel pretty good in hand, but once they get wet it is game over. They aren't good in humid climates or in rain, but they are the stock grip so you can't complain too much. I swapped them for red golf pride VDR grips.
Workability: These are GI Irons so they aren't really aimed at guys who try and work the ball. I found it very difficult to draw and fade these irons, but that is good for the target audience. I mostly just try and hit the ball straight, and the only somewhat troublesome thing for me is a knockdown shot. These irons launch so high that I really have to force the swing to get somewhat of a knockdown.
These are a great set of Game Improvement Irons. They can be had on Ebay and the like for around 300 bucks which is a steal! I reccomend a shaft change if you hit the ball high, but if your someone who is struggling to get the ball up they will help that as well. They are gorgeous and super forgiving, but lack the workability for sure.
Overall Grade: B+