Drivers: Nike Vapor Fly Pro

Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the Nike Vapor Fly Pro, which earned gold medal honors on the 2016 Golf Digest Hot List.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

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It's hard these days
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to make all titanium drivers sound sexy.
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But Nike's done it with the new Vapor Fly
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and Vapor Fly Pro drivers by making the crown 30% lighter.
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That means thinner.
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That means the CG gets lower.
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That's lower spin with your shots.
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That's going to be more distance.
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Better energy transfer, 'cause the CG is in the right place.
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So you've got a driver that's all titanium.
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But it's got some updated performance in it.
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I didn't know you could talk sexy for starters,
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but give me this thing.
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What drew my eye here is the compression channel.
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This is essentially a slot.
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It's gonna help a lot of players in a lot of different ways.
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It's kind of three shots in one.
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What you see in these recessed areas,
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there's less unsupported area in the toe area,
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and in the heal area,
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that's really gonna help those mishits.
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Less unsupported area in the middle.
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That's because you're already hittin' the ball
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in the center of the face.
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But it still gives ya a little extra boost.
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Particularly if you're hitting it low on the fade.
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I can only talk sexy when I'm talkin' about titanium.
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The other thing that you're looking at
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with this compression channel,
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is how do you kind of focus that flexing right here
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up at the face?
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They support it
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with these kind of fly beamed construction here.
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Again, because you save weight in the crown,
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you've got more stability back here.
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That makes this stable,
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allowing all the flexing to happen up front.
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Now that is all good technology,
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people are excited about that.
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But when they really look at this driver,
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they see the blue color.
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They see the blue and yellow, or in Nike terms, Volt,
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and that's clearly tied to the Olympics, obviously,
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in Brazil, in 2016.
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This will be perfect in Brazil.
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Well and you know one guy who's likely gonna be in Brazil,
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using this driver, that's Rory McIlroy.
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And blue and volt might go good with a gold medal.
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That sounds sexy.
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