The Nike 20XI S ball features a combination of proprietary technology never before seen in the golf industry, and is the result of four years of collaborative research and development between Nike Golf's golf ball engineers and a team of material and science experts at DuPont.
The game-changing technology replaces conventional rubber cores with a radical new resin material. The Nike 20XI S Resin is a highly neutralised polymer that’s faster and lighter material engineered to produce longer distance and more controlled shots. The resin core chemistry delivers faster ball speed, with internal tests showing an average of 2-3 mph increase in ball speed. Every 1 mph increase equates to 2-3 yards carry distance. In addition to developing a first-of-its kind golf ball, Nike Golf’s new technology has led to a reduction in manufacturing steps and allows for a 54% improvement in production consistency for resin core vs. rubber core.
A lighter core and heavier outer layers result in perimeter weighting, whilst a high MOI assists in reducing driver spin and maintains spin beyond apex to maintain carry and control. After apex, the higher MOI in the Nike 20XI S assists in maintaining spin an average of 100-200 RPM. The Nike 20XI S creates less spin off the driver, more off the wedge. The softer cover materials allow for greater short iron spin and control.The 20XI S incorporates a softer cover for enhanced greenside spin and control.
Nike 20XI S (2011) Golf Ball - Product Details