Nike's new VR_S Covert driver, which its eye-catching deep red crown colour, incorporates three proprietary technology platforms: High Speed Cavity Back - the first driver to feature such technology, FlexLoft adjustability, and NexCOR face which combine to create unprecedented distance, control and forgiveness.
The High Speed Cavity Back, first introduced in Nike irons, leads to more stability at impact, which delivers more energy to the ball, resulting in more distance and control. The Cavity Back is only visible from the sole view but is covered and hidden underneath by the crown to be more visually and pleasing at address. By incorporating this new hidden geometry into the driver, Nike Golf engineers have moved the weight of the club to the heel and toe, raising the Moment of Inertia (MOI) to increase forgiveness and add even more distance to off-centre shots.
FlexLoft engineering is a simple pull, turn, and push/tighten mechanism allows golfers to choose their loft and face angle independently of each other by decoupling loft from face angle. This easy to use system gives golfers 15 different options to suit their game and course conditions.
The NexCOR face technology is designed to deliver faster ball speed and longer shots from a wider area of the face. NexCOR creates more speed at impact by employing a variable face thickness that moves the sweet spot higher from the heel of the club to the centre high, where most golfers are likely to make impact.
The visually stunning iconic red driver comes in two models, VR_S Covert Tour and VR_S Covert, and is scheduled to be available at retail in February 2013 with a suggested retail price of $449 CDN for the Covert Tour and $339.00 CDN for the Covert. The VR_S Covert Tour is 430cc and features a deeper face and a fixed weight screw while the VR_S Covert is 460cc and has a wider breadth. Both models come with Mitsubishi Rayon's new Kuro Kage shafts.