Review: Nike VR_S hybrid
I found my VR_S hybrid to be the longest hybrid I have ever hit. It was pushing up on my 3-wood. There is no joke about the VR_S hybrid being Nike’s longest hybrid yet. My first on-course shot with it was at a typical hybrid range right around 215 to the pin. I flew it over the green easily probably in the 230+yard range. It was an easy swing too. I went after one on a par 5 and hit the green from 240yards out. I’ve never hit a hybrid that far.
The shape is definitely more wood based than iron styled. If you put the VR_S next to the VR Pro you can see the difference. I know that there are some that really prefer the iron style, but consider you might be able to replace your 3-wood with this hybrid that might be the slot in your bag for this club. It is long and easy to hit, and looks much like a fairway wood, yet is as accurate as an iron.
It has the NexCOR face just like the driver and 3-wood, which offers both high ball speeds and forgiveness. It feels really solid and the ball just flies off the face. It also has a smoked black crown with some sweeping lines and a swoosh without an alignment aid. The headcover is a nice sock style and the standard Nike Tour Velvet grip is used.
Overall this hybrid doesn’t launch real high, it has a stronger trajectory than some hybrids I’ve hit. It does elevate easily, but not too high. On windy days I found this to be the best hybrid because of the stronger launch. It could really control the trajectory and maintain good distance.
The VR_S hybrid comes with a matching Fubuki K hybrid shaft at 75 grams. While it might be a few grams lighter than some, it really is easy to launch, yet very accurate. It is smooth, typical of Fubuki shafts but in the hybrid version quite stable feeling.
For amateurs, I don’t think you can ever have too much speed. If you need to fill a certain gap, pick the right loft. You might even find that you can replace a fairway wood with this hybrid opening up another slot in your bag for another club. If you just want to hit the ball further; the whole VR_S line is fast.
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+Fastest Ball Speeds
+Iron like accuracy
+Easy from all turf conditions
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