Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood


The Takeaway

The Vapor Flex is the Adjustable version of the Vapor series and is also the smaller head of the two and features an all black face to match up with the Black Crown. I tested this version in the 15 degrees of loft setting, but the FlexLoft 2 allows you a full 2 degrees of adjustments. The Vapor Flex comes stock with a Mitsubushi Diamana S+ Blueboard which is an excellent fairway shaft. I preferred the looks of the slightly smaller head as it sat very square to my eye. The feel was very solid, crisp and had a pleasant solid sound.

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood Sole
Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood Face
Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood Address
Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood Toe

Off The Deck

I found the launch to be even a touch lower with even less spin than the Vapor Speed. I was hitting more of a low bullet type of shot which I would call, a mid-low launch. Any demanding tight fairway lies I would not feel well about elevating the ball enough to my liking, but I would have no issues if it was a windy day.

Off The Tee

Like the Turf, my launch was one of the lowest of all the heads that I tested. I was able to achieve a mid launch angle at best which was still a very flat, penetrating type of flight.

Out Of The Rough

Under the majority of conditions that I encounter in the rough, the 15 degrees of loft will not get the job done for me.

Who’s It For?

I would say that a very strong player with higher swing speeds and spin rates would enjoy this head. The Vapor Speed with fit most people better.

Final Take

The Vapor Flex is a stunning looking fairway metal that the very strong players should take a hard look at. The feel is excellent, the sound tells you that you hit it well, and the flight screams better player looking to reduce spin and lower their ball flight. This is a big boy’s fairway metal.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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