Irons test results: Nike Vapor Speed irons reviewApril, 2015 News & Tour
We give our verdict on the Nike Vapor Speed irons as part of the 2015 NCG Irons Test
First impressions: The Vapor range is Nike’s most distinctive to date and the Speed Irons really do catch your eye on the shelf.
The Speed version is aimed at the mid-to high handicappers who are looking for a bit more forgiveness but I don’t think the look of these would put off the better players either.
I’m not a fan of the stock grip as it feels a bit slippery to me but it’s not that difficult or expensive to add a new set of grips if you can’t get on with them.
What they say: The Vapor irons blend craftsmanship, engineering expertise and design imagination resulting in a family of irons which feature a pinnacle Nike innovation called Modern Muscle.
Modern Muscle is a modification of a standard muscle-back design that moves the iron’s centre of gravity to the centre of the clubface to yield more efficient and pure strikes.
The Vapor Speed delivers pure power for the golf athlete who wants maximum distance and forgiveness through the set.
Consider these if you want stylish well-manufactured irons that perform as well as anything we tested" NCG verdict: There’s something about the Nike Vapor range that really excites me and the Speed irons are no exception.
As good as anything to look at in the bag, on the shelf and at address.
These are another set of irons which perform just as well as they look.
Ridiculously easy to hit and it really feels like the ball is exploding off the face.
These could have been a winner for me but I have a problem with the stock grip – it’s too slippery for me.
Hot: Looks and performs as well as anything
Not: The grip was the only let-down
Shafts: True Temper Dynalite 105 Steel S/R (RH/LH); MRC Fubuki Z graphite S/R/A/W
SRP: £499.99 steel/ £599.99 graphite
7-iron loft: 32 degrees
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