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ClubTest 2014: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids

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Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids
Category: Better-Player Hybrids
Price: $230
WE TESTED:
3 (adjusts 17° to 21°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 80 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The 19° head can be adjusted between 17° and 21°. The redesigned “NexCOR” face is hotter than in the previous Covert.

PROS
PLAYABILITY:
The small clubhead offers plenty of versatility; the simple adjustability system makes it easy to find the proper loft; better players can sculpt shots with ease.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: This Nike club provides acceptable levels of help for many testers; very accurate results on center contact.
DISTANCE: Some guys hit it longer than their own hybrids; a few testers say the club has another gear on their most aggressive swings.
FEEL: A crisp, quiet click on dead-center hits denotes power; just enough vibration gets through to let you know where the ball is going.
LOOK: High praise for the splashy, candyapple- red clubhead; square topline is easy to align; the adjustability markings are well-masked at address.

CONS
Some guys are looking for more directional control than this one delivers; others struggle with consistency from tight lies; a few testers are turned off by the nontraditional look.

BOTTOM LINE: There’s plenty of maneuverability in this bold package. Best for low-handicappers and consistent, hard hitters, but with the right shaft it could work for mid-handicappers, too.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrids
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Hybrid reviews

NEXT REVIEW: Ping i25 Hybrids

 

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