The new Vapor Fly series, designed to provide an overall higher launch angle, is the culmination of years of work from the teams at The Oven
(RELEASE) - The Oven, Nike Golf’s research and design facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is the engine that drives Nike Golf equipment innovation. With a perfect combination of authentic handcraftsmanship and sophisticated high-tech virtual design, Nike Golf engineers and designers obsess over every tenth of a millimeter and every degree of launch angle.
The new Vapor Fly series clubs, designed to provide an overall higher launch angle, is the culmination of years of diligent study.
“As we’ve learned more and more about golf athletes while researching advanced materials and evolving manufacturing technologies, we’ve verified that if we can launch the ball higher, while managing spin, it will ultimately fly farther,” says Nate Radcliffe, Nike Golf Director of Engineering. “We’ve found ways to accomplish that in our entire 2016 line, from the drivers to the long irons. We are using innovative designs that consider mass distribution, tuned compliance and stiffness to help the ball consistently fly high and long.”
VAPOR FLY HYBRID
The Vapor Fly Hybrid was completely redesigned for 2016. Working with Nike athletes such as Francesco Molinari, Nike Golf engineers created a hybrid with a refined, tour-driven profile to maximize versatility and shot making.
Flightweight Crown features a 30 percent reduction in crown weight vs. last year’s model, resulting in a lower center of gravity and higher MOI for higher launch, less spin and more forgiveness.
New HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter to produce extreme ball speed across the entire face for better performance on off-center hits.
Re-engineered Compression Channel enables springboard effect to amplify performance on mis-hits.
Available on nike.com January 22, 2016.
Available at select retailers January 29, 2016.