The game-changing technology in the Nike 20XI-X golf ball replaces conventional rubber cores with a radical new resin material.
Nike Golf's golf ball engineers and a team of material and science experts at DuPont have created a highly neutralised polymer that’s faster and lighter material engineered to produce longer distance and more controlled shots. Nike internal tests show an average of 2-3 mph increase in ball speed, every 1 mph increase equates to 2-3 yards carry distance. The new technology in the Nike 20XI-X has led to a reduction in manufacturing steps and allows for a 54% improvement in production consistency for resin core vs. rubber core.
High MOI assists in reducing driver spin and maintains spin beyond apex to maintain carry and control, whilst a lighter core and heavier outer layers create perimeter weighting. After apex, the higher MOI in the Nike 20XI-X assists in maintaining spin an average of 100-200 RPM.
The Nike 20XI franchise has two versions of the ball, the 20XI-X (tour-level distance) and 20XI-S (tour-level spin). While both balls deliver on faster speed, higher MOI and steeper spin slope, the 20XI-X is optimised to reduce excess driver spin to maximise distance. The 20XI-S incorporates a softer cover for enhanced greenside spin and control.
Nike 20XI X (2011) Golf Ball - Product Details