VRS Covert

Product Review: Nike VR S Covert 2.0 Tour Driver

What’s that sound? I think it could be the sound of a rocket taking off or an F-22 Raptor going in for a kill? Actually it’s the Nike VR S Covert Tour 2.0 driver blasting missiles all over the course. Nike has taken the Covert driver and elevated it with modifications to their past model.

The Nike Covert Tour model was redesigned to deliver even more speed to give any player who played last year’s model even more blinding distance. So get strapped in and prepare for lift off because Nike is bringing the G-Forces.

I tested the Nike Covert Tour 2.0 driver with the stock Kuro Kage X-Stiff shaft.VRS Covert

Product Details:

The Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 Tour Driver features an enhanced cavity back design with new Fly-Brace technology to deliver faster ball speed and greater forgiving distance with every shot.

Longer Shots

The Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 improves on its predecessor with a reengineered High Speed Cavity Back design for increased distance and more stability. With all-new Fly-Brace technology, the rear portion of the club is reinforced so that more energy is transferred to the face at impact. The result: even greater ball speed and up to six yards of distance gain compared to the previous model.

Adjustability

The FlexLoft adjustability system allows you to customize your loft and face angle positions independently of each other to optimize launch and spin conditions for maximum distance and accuracy. This simple pull, turn, push-and-tighten system offers loft and face angle positions for 15 drivers in one club to meet the demands of your game.

More Speed

The 15-percent larger NexCOR face incorporates variable face thickness for a faster, hotter face and, subsequently, more ball speed at impact.

More Benefits

  • Head adjustable from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees of loft and three face angle positionsVR_S_COVERT_2_TOUR_DRIVER_PLY_PPT_large
  • Kuro Kage Silver 60 graphite shaft with Titanium Nickel fiber in the tip for more stability and lower spin

Product Details

 CLICK HERE TO BUY THE NIKE COVERT TOUR 2.0

Product Review:

Look 10/10:

It’s 2014 and that means there is a new Nike Covert on the market. A much improved Nike Covert. Nike still has the cavity back driver in the lineup and have already been seen on the tour by the top team Nike golfers like Rory and Tiger. The new scheme features a white colorway on the Tour 2.0 that I am huge fan of for visual appeal. I think Nike really nailed the look on the newest 2.0 drivers. They also kept the white swoosh on the red crown, which is a huge plus to see that it stayed with 2.0 model. The look of the Covert Tour 2.0 is nothing less than bad ass. Another great touch is the red Golf Pride Tour wrap grip on the White Kuro Kage graphite shaft. I wish Nike would have gone with the Tour Velvet but still a great look. I give the overall look of the Nike Covert Tour 2.0 a 10/10.

Feel 6/10:

Feel again is my biggest issue with the Nike Covert Tour 2.0. I really think it could be the shaft choice of using the Kuro Kage. I really wish the stock option for this driver was the Fubuki line instead of the Kuro Kage. They had it in the old Nike VR S, and I loved that shaft. I will probably end up putting a Fubuki K-Series X-Stiff in this club for the rest of the season. The sound is another thing that is still throwing me off on the Nike Covert 2.0. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a well-struck and a poorly struck shot. I give the overall feel a 6/10.

Distance 10/10:

If you are looking for a driver to deliver maximum distance with low spin, the Nike Covert Tour 2.0 is what you should be looking to put in your bag. The re-engineered cavity back has made great improvements in the area of distance by allowing the player to get maximum ball speed to deliver punishing drives. I had no problem crushing this driver when taking it to the range or playing a few rounds with it. I give the overall distance ranking a 10/10.VR_S_COVERT_2_TOUR_DRIVER

Adjustability/Workability 9/10

Nike has done it again and given anyone who picks it up the opportunity for full adjustability and dial it in for their needs. Either crank up the loft for that round that you want to launch everything high or dial it down when playing your favorite links course. Players can open or close the face but I believe most players should just leave it at neutral and work on their swing.

Workability of the Nike Tour 2.0 sees dramatic improvements with the cavity back redesign on providing better stability with higher ball speeds. The Nike Tour driver can be worked either way, left or right, by players who like to move the ball in any direction. I give the overall workability/adjustability rating a 9/10.

Overall Rating 35/40:

Nike should be proud on improvements they have made to the Nike Covert 2.0 driver line this year. They found ways to deliver a much improved driver to the marketplace. The Nike Covert 2.0 Tour model not only looks great but is also very LONG! I think some small improvements to the sound of the club as well as the stock shaft option will help this club go even higher up the rankings. Also, I am hoping for a good year from Tiger and Rory, which should help out the Swoosh team a ton. Overall I am having a great experience with the new Nike driver. Keep on cooking up winners in the Oven guys!

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Vizor 2 M4

Product Review: Wilson Staff Vizor Level 2 Putters

I am climbing up a mountain to scream and let everyone know about a new line of putters by Wilson Golf. Last month, before the Wilson Staff Vizor Level 2 putters were released to the world, I was selected as one of the testers for MyGolfSpy’s “Most Wanted Mallet Putter”. After going through numerous putters, I have to say that other than my Cleveland SmartSquare, the one that has stuck out more than all the others was Wilson’s new Vizor 2 putters. So please continue along and discover how great these new putters are by Wilson. (I tested the M3 and M4 models)

Product Details:Vizor 2 M4

Materials: Steel construction with urethane insert.
Shaft: True Temper Steel
RH Models Available: 4
LH Models Available: Model 2
Grip:  Made from a proprietary X-Tack , synthetic material
Grip Size:  Midsized is standard; oversized and undersized also available
Insert: Urethane (10-15 durometer points softer than previous Vizor model)
Price:  $149.99
US Release Date: January 17, 2014

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SECOND GENERATION VIZOR

An improved frosted silver head finish coupled with refined edges and detailing provide a modern, appealing look.

I-LOCK TECHNOLOGY

I-Lock Technology provides a visual reminder when the eyes are over the target line for a more consistent setup, alignment and stroke. It is easy to understand and transfer from the practice green to the course.

SOFT FEEL

The new urethane insert is softer for improved feel and roll off the face, and is tuned to accommodate the hardness of a golf ball.

PREMIUM GRIP

Made from proprietary X-Tack synthetic material for soft feel in all weather conditions, the new Wilson Staff putter grip is available in three sizes: midsize paddle (standard), oversize paddle and smaller pistol (both custom).

Product Review:

Look 10/10:

I don’t know about you, but the Wilson Vizor M4 has to be one of the best looking putters in 2014. The modern-looking mallet putter comes in a frosted silver head with visor-level-2-model-3-heroblack, white and red colored details. The aggressive look to this putter is filthy especially with the wings on the sides. This putter head reminds me of Batman’s Batarang that will deliver mass punishment to anyone that stands in its way.

The best feature to the look is their I-Lock aiming system. Draining putts with both the M3 and M4 couldn’t be any easier. Just align yourself. See a solid black line knowing you are correctly aligned and just let it rain birdies. Even the smallest details of this putter were made in an excellent looking grip and headcover. I give the overall look a 10/10.

Roll 9/10:

Nothing makes me happier than a putter with a excellent feeling face insert. Wilson delivers a knock out punch with a pure rolling machine with a super soft feel. It’s a way of giving you instant feedback on your putting stroke to keep improving your game. I had no problem rolling putts with this club, and I believe you will feel the same. Wilson is giving you a great tool–all you have to do is not screw it up since they have taken care of the rest. Now that you are making more birdies (and taking all your buddies’ money) you can invest in an Aimpoint lesson and get even better. (Review coming soon on Aimpoint. It’s legit, and I am already seeing great results). Make sure to follow Peter Brown who taught me this revolutionary putting system.

If you are in the market for a new putter, and you are big about roll, then make sure to checkout Wilson Vizor 2’s. I give the overall roll a 9/10.

Weighting 8/10:

The Vizor 2 line in both the M3 and M4 models both felt great when testing them at Haggin Oaks with Dave from MyGolfSpy. The weighting for both these mallet putters feels great. If I had a choice on purchasing either model, I would go with the M4. I felt that model helped elevate my game compared to M3 but still had just as great of results. I give the overall weighting an 8/10.

Performance 9/10:

When testing all the mallet putters this year, I had an open mind going in on what putter will perform best for myself. Out of the huge bag of shiny clubs I tested I still visor-level-2-model-4-frontcan’t get over on how well the Wilson Vizor line performed. These are high performance putters that you can tell have been given a lot of thought and tinkering to get something Wilson appreciates on putting their name on. The amount of putts I was able to drain with both the M3 and M4 compared to all the others, makes this a serious contender for one of the best putters on the market. Congratulations Wilson R&D! I wish I could shake your hand on a great product line. I give the overall performance rating a 9/10.

Overall Rating 36/40:

Wilson for most people just think “Oh that’s the company that makes basketballs and tennis rackets. What do they know about golf?” Actually quite a bit considering they have more Major Championship victories then any other golf company in the business. Looking at this year alone, I think a lot of companies should watch out because looking at what came from the PGA Show this year, Wilson is pulling out the big guns with some spectacular looking golf clubs. Just the Vizor 2 line deserves a high-five from a solid lineup of putters. I believe you will be taking one home this season if you give them a chance.

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All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Sean M Rivers makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. This is a personal website/blog and the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or companies providing products free of charge for reviews.