From day one of the new review system we've talked about not only the importance of data, but the importance of actually being able to share that data with our readers. What you see below is each and every shot that our 6 golfers took during the testing process for the Nike VR Pro Driver. Hovering over any point on the map will give you all the pertinent details of that particular shot. Raw averages were compiled for each and every piece of data we culled from our simulators. If the screen looks a bit cluttered for your taste you can simply de-select any golfer to remove his data from the charts.
NEW: Tabbed Navigation
We've separated our shot map and the graphs of the raw data into separate tabs. We hope this will make viewing the data a bit easier. From our perspective, it opens up the door for including more data down the road (we were pretty much maxed out under the single page display).
On each of the bar graphs, we include two reference lines. The dotted gray line will always represent the average for all golfers for whom we collected data. The dotted black line represents the averages for only those golfers you select. This way you are able to quickly see how the numbers from an individual, or sub-set of testers compares to both each other and the testing group as a whole. We also include sliders which allow you to filter golfers based on driver swing speed and handicap.
What to Look For
As we mentioned in the review, launch angles were relatively low, which certainly explains the higher than average amount of run (almost 14 yards). With an average of just over 2900 RPMs, the Nike VR Pro produced among the least amount of backspin we've seen this season.
Along those same lines, but certainly more surprising for any driver with "Pro" in the name, sidespin numbers (554.57 on average) are also among the lowest we've seen this season. It also appears that our tester's shot patterns were a bit more clustered than we normally see, which explains why consistency scores were higher than average.
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