The Nike SQ Dymo STR8-Fit driver is the adjustable version of the Nike SQ Dymo driver.
The feel from the club face was very good, although it did not sound as good as the square version. However it did seem to go a little bit further than the square version and certainly looks a lot better at address with its classic lines.
The STR8-Fit system is probably the best adjustable driver system we have come across to date.
Rather than change the weight balance of the driver, the system changes the angle of the face to affect the bal flight. Nike say this can crate a maximum of 42 yards difference between the two widest tracjectories.
Whereas other systems are quite subtle, you really could see the change in the shape of the ball flight with the Nike SQ Dymo STR8-Fit driver. It won' cure a raging slice, but if you are a fader or drawer of the golf ball then it can enhance or certianly reduce the effect of this on your swing.
We would take this driver over the Square version of the Dymo STR8-Fit driver, but it is really down to personal preference.
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Nike SQ Dymo STR8-Fit Driver - Product Details
|Launch Date UK||01 April 2009|
|Launch Date US||01 April 2009|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Left Handed Lofts||8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°|
|Right Handed Lofts||8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13°|
|Shaft Flex||X Stiff, Stiff, Regular|
|Manufacturer's Website||Nike Website|
I've had this driver in my bag for about 6 weeks now and really love it. I find it really easy to work and find it longer than anything I’ve tried recently. My only complaints would be that the sound and the feel which are more "artificial" than the old model and that I find it flies a little lower than the old SQ Sumo with the equivalent loft. However, I strongly recommend this driver to all players who enjoy the latest in technology that's easy to use.
I had hopes for the Nike SQ Dymo Str8 Fit because I really liked the SQ offerings. The adjustment system is not only easy to use but also makes a difference to your drives which offers evidence that this new trend in club design is moving beyond simple gimmickry and beginning to offer golfers real options.
I felt the colour scheme makes the driver look quite clunky – I’m sure its intended to look stealth like and powerful but it didn’t really do it for me. The model I was using was fitted with a stiff shaft which was not really suitable for my swing. Because of that my swing and the impact with the ball was far less comfortable than I would expect from a Nike SQ.
Despite all that the ball still travelled a distance that was, if not awe inspiring, certainly not disheartening and although not every shot was dead straight the wayward shots certainly made more of an effort to stay on line than some of my recent drives! All in all I expected more but with the right shaft I think this could be a real weapon in the bag.
I was excited to try out this club and although I was impressed with the ease of altering both lie and face angle to influence the shot I must say this driver is not for me. Although this version looked much better behind the ball than its squared counterpart I found the ball flight and sound a little disappointing and overall it seemed to lack a bit of feel and performance for a club at this end of the market. Saying that it was easy to adjust and the set up options are impressive and they did effect ball flight. If you are a lover of Nike drivers then give it a try as it may be for you.
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