Review: Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid


The Takeaway

The Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid, like the Vapor Speed Hybrid incorporates the Covert Cavity from last year’s Covert Hybrid, which allows the Compression Channel to flex more at impact, increasing ball speed. The Cavity also increases the MOI by positioning more weight on the edges, resulting in a resistance to twisting and increased forgiveness. The Flex version is slightly shallower and has a smaller head shape than the Speed version, and has a very square-looking face. Additionally, unlike the Speed version, the Flex is decked out in a stunning all-black colorway. The lowest groove on the face is white, providing a nice alignment guide while addressing the ball.


Who’s it for?

The Vapor Flex with its FlexLoft2 adjustment hosel, and smaller head design is best for better players than the Speed version.

Final Take

I found the Vapor Flex to have a very appealing look to it, but the extra wide hosel area for the FlexLoft2 sleeve is quite bulky and stands out against this slightly smaller head. To make this head a gem I would love to see a smoother transition between head and adjustable sleeve. Though, the head was very solid and produced a crisp sound that will appeal to most players. Finally, the ball flight was good, but not the best tested, as it was a little high for my liking.

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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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