What we say...
The Ping Rapture V2 Fairway Wood has a shallow face so it sits much better behind the ball, inspiring confidence off the ground. The stainless steel head ensures stability and forgiveness while producing a high trajectory.
It is fitted with 16 degrees of loft, whereas most 3-woods come in a 15-degree loft. This made it easy to get the ball airborne off the deck as well as off the tee. And if you're not that comfortable with your driver off the tee, this is certainly a decent option.
The early signes are promising for this new V2 version. A tungsten sole plate gives a lower centre of gravity for higher launch and lower spin. A step up from the previous Rapture.
Pro says: You get powerful shots from this shallow-faced head.
Ping fairway woods are engineered to provide you performance and reliability from all types of lies and conditions. In Ping's Rapture V2, the density and shape of the tungsten sole plate positions the centre of gravity (CG) for higher launching, longer flying shots. Each is designed with a high-forgiveness factor and optimal centre of gravity location to deliver longer, higher-launching shots. Through Ping's industry-leading, custom-fitting process, you can determine your ideal combination of irons, hybrids and fairway woods to help you play your best.
The concentration of the 61gm tungsten sole plate, which represents 34% of the club head’s mass, allowed Ping engineers to move the CG location lower and farther from the face for increased launch and lower spin.
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Strengths: Great loft allowing versatility Radiant, confidence inspiring design Vivid shaft, which accompanies the club’s colour scheme Weaknesses: Unfamiliar grip, which does not perform too well in wet conditions I’ve been using the Ping Rapture V2 4 wood for just under a month now and so far I have to admit that I have been very impressed. In the past I have had a low opinion of Ping products and been fairly pessimistic of Ping in general; my preconception was that they tailored clubs to better ball strikers with low handicaps, however since using the club my feelings have altered dramatically. On first impressions the Rapture looks tremendous, a sleek head design, which sits well behind the ball. The head is sufficiently large to inspire confidence, but not overshadow the ball. The crown features an alignment aid which does exactly what it says on the tin. The clubs comes as standard with the Ping TFC 939F Shaft in luminous green which looks great in the bag, but sadly does easily mark, and is fitted with the NTS grip. The clubhead has the included technology of multi-metal, which provides explosive force off the face, this is backed up by the by a tungsten sole plate constituting for 34% of the heads mass. This increases the centre of gravity, and produces a higher launch angle with lower spin allowing for more forgiveness. The 4 wood has the same length shaft as the 3 wood so allows the same swing speed to be achieved meaning powerful, consistent shots. I have been loving the 4 wood as it’s powerful, robust but versatile. Although the increased loft does mean a higher trajectory, this does not reduce any power or distance. Also I’ve found the club to be equally as easy to use from the tee, fairway or rough. Overall I can’t recommend this club enough, it is brilliant, and would be a great addition to any golfer’s artillery!