What we say...
The all-new Ping Rapture V2 hybrid is to be built in steel with a tungsten alloy sole when it is launched in Autumn 2008. The tungsten sole positions the weight in the lower areas of the club to help you get the ball up in the air, while the longer face profile than 2007's version gives you more room for error.
Another great plus is that the new Ping Rapture V2 hybrids have been designed with very specific lofts of 17°, 20°, 23° & 27° so they fit in perfectly with your iron range as replacements if needed.
The Ping Rapture V2 hybrid only narrowly missed out on the Best on Test award. David gave this top marks across the board and Chris loved the V2’s performance from the rough as well as the unfussy looks. He stated that he would feel confident hitting it from all sorts of lies because it feels like the weight sits deep in the sole for a higher ball flight. Jon was also a huge fan and the only downside was that he wasn’t keen on the black and green shaft. Roger wasn’t as taken with the looks but agreed that the results were fantastic. The V2 Rapture range continues to impress.
Ratings (out of 5)
To ensure forgiving and higher launching results, Ping engineers relied on the density of a tungsten sole plate in the design of the Ping Rapture V2 Hybrid series.
The sloped crown design and the 112gm tungsten sole - which represents 48% of the club head’s mass -allows the centre of gravity to be positioned lower and further back from the face.
A larger head profile and longer face increase the moment of inertia for improved accuracy and confidence.
The variable thickness face increases ball speed and is machined and plasma-welded to the stainless steel head. Each of the four loft options were chosen to blend efficiently into the Rapture V2 iron set to maintain proper distance gaps when replacing long or mid irons.
Steel head, steel and graphite shafts, ladies, gents, LH, RH. 27. Lofts: 17, 20, 23, 27
Contact: www.pingeurope.com, 01427 619224
Ping Rescue Clubs User Reviews
Playing in friendly match with a friend , I asked him if I could have a go with his Hybrid club, it's a 27 degree Ping Rapture v2. I was amazed at how well I could hit it, I had a lot of goes with it. I never hit a bad ball, they all went straight and far. Since then I have been on the internet trying to find one without luck. The best club I have ever used.
Well after 8 years of using a Taylormade rescue dual it's finally been replaced. I did buy a G10 rescue wood a few years ago, but that turned out to be rubbish - could hit it on a range but on the course it just didn't perform. I now own a 23 degree rapture v2 and wish I had bought one sooner! You can get these clubs for around £80 new now and considering it's titanium that's great. I got mine in March and have gained 10 yards with it and hit it very high, yet it still cuts through the wind. The tinny feel takes time to get used to, but other than that it's amazing. My only complaint is the grip - not a fan of the standard grip and hence the 4 stars.