Nike Driver Comparison: Vapor Flex vs Vapor Pro

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Vapor Flex

The Nike Vapor Flex driver may be the most versatile driver Nike has designed. The FlexFlight technology and enhanced RZN Cavity allow for the center of gravity to be adjusted low and forward, or low and back, customizing the launch angle. In staying consistent with the Nike Vapor line up, the Flex driver features a FlyBeam structure with an improved Compression Channel and NexCOR face for increased stabilization and maximum ball speed.

In contrast to the Nike Vapor Speed and Pro drivers, the Flex features a 420cc pear shaped head designed, preferred by tour professionals. This head shape combined with the Covert Cavity design spreads weight toward the heel and toe portions of the golf club for maximum forgiveness. This lower profile head will create a low spinning, high launching golf shot that produces maximum distance.

With the combination of the FlexLoft 2 and the FlexFlight technology, you can customize your launch conditions with 30 different options. These options allow for the freedom to adjust this driver to enhance your strengths while minimizing weaknesses, and paired with a stock Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 60 shaft, the Nike Vapor Flex driver is most customizable of the Vapor line up.

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Vapor Pro

The Nike Vapor Pro driver is a tour driven version of the Vapor Speed driver. Although the Nike Vapor Pro driver is known for being a “player’s” driver, it’s still packed with forgiveness.

This driver features three key technologies that have been tested to improve ball speeds on shots struck almost anywhere on the face; Fly Beam structure, reinforced Covert Cavity back design and the new, redesigned Compression Channel. The Fly Beam structure in conjunction with the Covert Cavity back design creates a more stable clubhead at impact and helps resist twisting. The Compression Channel (combined with NexCOR face) provides tremendous ball speeds by allowing the clubface to flex at impact.

This driver features the FlexLoft 2 adjustable hosel, which is 30% lighter than the previous hosel design. This saved weight can then be redistributed throughout the clubhead to help create more forgiveness. The Vapor Pro driver also has a 460cc clubhead with a traditional pear shape design, so it gives the appearance of a 430cc driver at address – which better players prefer.

Which One Is For You

The Nike Vapor Flex driver offers more launch adjustability if you experience several different kinds of conditions (terrain, wind, elevation, course firmness, etc.) on a regular basis and want the benefit of matching the launch with course characteristics.

The Nike Vapor Pro driver allows the ultimate in forgiveness with a 460cc tour proven pear shaped head, while providing the ability for maximum distance with shot shaping workability.

Either way you can’t go wrong! With these two drivers Nike has pushed the boundaries of pure distance, tour level launch and trajectory, and low spin rate to produce some of the hottest clubs of the tee box. Need more help? Get in touch with our PGA Professionals!

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Michael Loftin

Michael Loftin has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2007, and holds a PGA Certifications in Golf Operations. He has competed as an NCAA Division I golfer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Masters in Business Administration. He has a deep understanding of private golf facilities, where he provided extensive instruction, tournament operations, club fittings, and on course strategy. Michael’s instructional philosophy is not only teaching the students how to swing, but teaching students how to play.