Nike’s original line of the Covert woods was a huge success. The new Covert VRS 2.0 line of woods has some changes that will make them even better. Nike has made these new hybrids with more forgives and feel. With a progressive head size, Nike helps make longer shots easier to hit.
The VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids were created by using “Linear Transition Design”. The Nike team made the hybrids with progressively smaller head has loft increases, while they increased the face height on each club. The 2 and 3 hybrids will have larger heads to help them perform more like a fairway wood to increase distance. The 4 and 5 hybrids will have slightly smaller heads to make approach shots more accurate.
“With the new VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, the longer the shot, the more forgiving the club,” says Tony Dabbs, Nike Golf Global Product Director, Golf Clubs. “When we looked at it, we realized it makes more sense, especially with a #2 and #3 hybrid, to produce ball flight that is more similar to a fairway wood. As the line progresses, the heads get smaller, and the #4 and #5 hybrids are designed to hit the green with a little higher trajectory and more shot-making precision.”
The VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids will also be available in a Tour model. Both the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids and the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrids will feature the Fly-Brace design. This design helps reinforce the Cavity back design by stiffening and stabilizing the club head. This will create more longer and straighter shots.
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrids will feature Nike’s patented Flex-loft technology. Nike makes it simple to change the loft and face angle of any hybrid. This technology provides the golfer with a larger range of clubs in their bag. Also, both the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids will have a faster and hotter face with the NexCOR face technology.
VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids Specifications: 3H: 17°-21° (RH/LH), 5H: 21°-25° (RH/LH)
VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrids Specifications: 2H: 17° (RH), 3H: 20° (RH/LH), 4H: 23° (RH/LH), 5H: 26° (RH)
The second generation of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Kuro Kage graphite shafts are the standard graphite shaft option for both models. In the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, the Kuro Kage Silver 80 graphite shaft creates more stability and lower spin. The VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids utilize the Kuro Kage Black HBP Graphite 70 shaft, featuring a higher balance point to allow for higher swing speeds without adding shaft length.
Cost and Availability:
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour and VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids will be available on January 31, 2014. The retail price of the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrid will be $229 and the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrid will be $179.
I would recommend these hybrids for anyone who has trouble hitting their long approach shots with enough distance and carry. The larger heads on the lower hybrids is an incredible and smart idea. The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrids are recommended for golfers that are more experienced (low handicaps). If you are a higher handicap golfer the VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids are for you.