The Nike VR Pro Combo irons replace the VR Split Cavity set and seemed to have moved down the handicap levels. The longer irons from 2-5 iron come in a pocket cavity design that has a deeper centre of gravity for more forgiveness and a higher trajectory. The medium irons from 5 to 7 irons maintain the split cavity design to combine forgiveness, control and workability. The more astute amongst you will have spotted that you can get the 5 iron as a pocket or split cavity and that is where the flexibility this set offers. Finally the 8 to pitching wedge come as blade for greater feel.
Despite the difference in head styles, Nike have used Linear CG mapping to ensure that the centre of gravity moves consistently through the set. In our tests the Pro Combo irons felt every bit as good as before and the compact heads gave great feedback and were easy to shape shots with. The split cavity in the medium irons gave good forgiveness with sacrificing feel. However we weren’t convinced about the long irons as they seemed to sound and feel different to the rest of the set and not as blended in as before. The pocket cavity was just visible at address, which may not appeal to all, but on the plus side the forgiveness was pretty good for a better players iron.
For those who want to Combo their set even more, the Nike VR Pro Blade Irons that feature from 8 to wedge are also available as a separate set right up to a 3 iron. If you are a better player or are just feeling more adventurous then you could swap in as many of the VR Pro blades as you wish.
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I was a big fan of this sets predecessor, the VR Forged Split Cavity, and with the VR Pro Combo Nike have raised the bar even higher. They are great looking irons, especially the blades at the higher end of the set, which offer the perfect combination of performance and feedback. Definitely worth a try.
Huge fan of these irons. The blades (8-PW) look incredible and just ooze confidence at address. They fly high and offer plenty of playability. The higher irons, with the addition of cavity are easier to hit and produce a higher flight that I was expecting. I never considered getting a combo set before, but these irons have made me consider asking Santa for a special gift this year...
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“Brilliant forgivenss without compromising on looks, feel and workability” – July 2011
“Great-looking set of irons.. a joy to hit” – April 2011
“Best of the Nike irons that I have seen” – March 2011