First Look: Nike's new RZN golf ball lineup
Nike Golf is taking the lightweight RZN core technology used in the 20XI line to a new level with the introduction of the new RZN franchise. Consisting of four models - RZN Platinum, RZN Black, RZN Red, and RZN White, the new line of golf balls is built with a proprietary core technology (Speedlock RZN) that tightly connects the core to the mantle layer through a unique interlocking design. This technology prevents the core from slipping away from the mantle during impact, creating a more efficient transfer of energy through the layers of the ball and increased speed off the clubface.
“Tightly-wrapped material pulls more energy through the layers and converts that energy into additional ball speed. One additional mile-per-hour produces an average of two to three yards in additional distance.” - Rock Ishii, Senior Director, Golf Product Development, Nike GolfAnother prominent feature of the new RZN golf balls is the lightweight RZN core itself, which allows Nike engineers to redistribute more weight to the perimeter, significantly increasing MOI and in-flight stability and consistency. In addition all RZN models feature a spin-optimizing outer coating that increases control on wedge and iron shots. A softer core and cover, as well as the new coating, improve sound and feel at impact over the past 20XI models.
RZN Platinum ($45) is designed to provide Tour performance with an emphasis on control and moderate spin while RZN Black ($45) is made for players who prefer Tour performance with an emphasis on less spin and distance. RZN Red ($29) is for those who desire distance performance with increased carry. RZN White ($29) is aimed at players with swing speeds between 95-100 mph who want distance performance with a softer feel.