Ping Rapture V2
$1,199, steel; $1,399, graphite
The major change between the original Rapture and the Rapture V2 is the weightand location of a dense tungsten plug. In Rapture V2, the 45- to 70-gram plug (lightest in long irons, heaviest in short) is positioned in the sole. By contrast, Rapture has a 25-gram plug in the toe area of the cavity. Performance-wise, V2 launches shots higher and provides more head stability (4 percent higher MOI) than Rapture. The higher launch, in fact, allows Ping to strengthen lofts (by 1.5°) and bolster carry distance.