Nike unveil new Cavity Back VR_S Covert driver
By Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor
06 November 2012 00:30
Nike Golf have introduced their marquee product for 2013, the VR_S Covert driver, featuring an innovative cavity back head and FlexLoft adjustability system.
Cavity back designs have long been used in irons to help forgiveness and optimise launch conditions, but Nike says this is the first time such technology has been used in a driver.
The cavity in the 460cc head, visible from the sole only, has been engineered so that more weight can be moved to the heel and toe of the driver, ensuring more stability at impact, greater forgiveness and better results on off-centre strikes. The stunning red crown will certainly turn heads, but the real story is the technology that lies beneath.
“With the VR_S Covert we have created a game changing piece of technology that has already begun a growing industry buzz,” said Rob Arluna, Nike Golf’s Global Golf Club Business Director.
“It is visually exciting, it feels and sounds amazing and, most importantly, it creates powerful results with a high degree of control. Golfers and our Nike Golf Tour athletes are going to have a lot of fun with this driver.”
The driver also features the intuitive FlexLoft adjustability system which allows golfers to alter the loft from 8.5° through to 12.5° and to any face angle independently from the loft.
The new VR_S Covert benefits from Nike’s NexCOR face technology that featured in the original VR_S line – the innovation delivers faster ball speeds across a wider area of the face by moving the sweetspot higher from the heel, an area proven to be where most golfers make contact.
There will also be a Covert Tour driver, complete with the same level of adjustability and the cavity back design, but in a slightly smaller 430cc head size and with a deeper face, as favoured by better players.
Available: February 8th 2013
RRP: VR_S Covert £249.99, VR_S Covert Tour £349.99.