Pros:Outlandishly long, accurate, and forgiving. Reasonably priced.
Cons:Not always readily available. Go to their website.
The Bottom Line: Hey--this really is what they play on tour. Not a pretender. Getcha one! (or two, or three.)
O.K., I promise this is the last Nickent review for awhile. I just really think it's time we all learned about how to get the most for our money in what has quickly become a very over-priced sport. Thre is so much quality on the market that remains unheard of. This stuff is showing up on the tours, and as Nickent gives zippo paid endorsements, it must really be working well. The first generation of this hybrid took The Nationwide Tour by storm, and quickly became the #1 hybrid on that tour. This newer generation is even better. Remember thae short-lived Sonartec craze after that one guy won The British Open w/his hybrid. He tried this club for two days, and switched immediately. So what gives with this club?
Recommend this product?
For openers, Nickent hybrids were slow to catch on w/the public because they didn't give the instant moonshot that became synonymous w/hybrids. What they did give, however, was a long high line drive, deadly accurate chipping capabilities, pitches from odd lies, and Texas wedge shots. Basically, they weren't simply long iron replacements, but real-life "UTILITY CLUBS." After these babies started lighting up the tour, Nickent took a great thing, and made it even better.
This newest generation has every loft available from 14* to 26*, and every 1.5* increment in between.---"YOWZERS!"
They have a back central polymerized tungsten weight that gives both a lower center of gravity, and a lot of oomph. This one is also very forgiving thanks to the extreme heel-toe weighting. There are several shaft options as well. The ever popular steel. The famous Aldila NV graphite, and the highly under-rated UST Graphite shaft. My personal preference is the UST as I find the Aldila to be somewhat board-like.
There are also several lofts available in a larger, more fairway wood like model, for those who still can't find themselves trending towards hybrids. These are excellent replacements for those who feel more comfortable toting fairway metal. They too are quite long, and thanks to the heel-toe weighting, possibly the most forgiving of all fairway metals.(With maybe the exception of the KZG Gemini).