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NIKE VR Pro wedge VS VR Pro Forged DS wedge

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#1 niekgolf4

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hi,

What is the difference between the nike vr pro wedge and the vr pro forged dual sole wedge? I am thinking of buying a 60* wedge so I would like to know which of these should i get?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

DS can be used in a variety of ways because of the sole grind. If you plan on having to change the way your club sits at address, and need to open it in different lies then go with the DS.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

I may not have given the DS a long enough test to figure out how to use the grind correctly, but I found that the DS 56* did not have as much effective bounce when opened up in the sand compared to my Tour-S 56* which has a more standard bounce profile.  In other words, the DS plowed into the sand rather than bounce through it.  Your mileage may vary, of course.  It's certainly a more versatile grind if you like to be creative with your face angles around the greens.

If I were doing it over, I'd probably go with the DS in the 60* and the standard mid or high bounce options in the 56*.  I wish that didn't mean that you had to mix finishes, though - DS is only available in Platinum, and the standard wedges are only available in chrome and black ox.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

I think the normal non DS grind on the Nike Vr Pro wedges is a versatile awesome grind. It gives you trailing edge relief and enough heel relief when it opens up. Works well out of bunkers too. Its the same grind that was on the original VR wedges which were a big hit with those who tried them. Haven't tried the DS though.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

I have the DS in a 56 (bent to 54) and the 60. I used the standard VR Pro wedges prior to these. I found the grind to be one of the best I've ever played. Very versatile from whatever position you might find yourself in. The only issue I have with them would be durability. With them being forged I found a noticable loss in spin over the course of the season. The cross-hatch between the grooves, while sound in design, were all but gone after a few visits to the bunker.

I'll likely be using Vokeys next year with the M-Grind strictly for the durability aspect of a cast wedge. However, for the prices they can be had for I might just pick up a couple of sets, they are that good.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

agent how was the spin on the DS wedges?  They look stunning

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

SInce the wedges are conforming, you don't get the type of spin you'd get from a Callaway MD or the original Nike VR wedges. The flipside is you also don't shred a golfball with every wedge shot.

Out of the fairway I didn't notice too much difference. They would still spin if you weren't careful but they also wouldn't come back 20 feet if you weren't trying to control it. Call it 95% of what I used to get out of the fairway. On shots out of the rough they would either drop and release a few feet or roll out 10 depending on the amount of grass you were hitting out of. I'd say 70% of what I was used to from non-conforming wedges. On pitches and chips I struggled to get them to do what I could do with a non-conforming wedge. They really didnt spin much at all. 35%. From the bunkers again pretty close to what I'd get from a non-conforming wedge. 90%.

Having said all of that, the versatility of the sole-grind afforded me far more options than any other wedge out there. Thats where these wedges shine.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Im learing how to open up the face on my 60 vokey and or SM4 or VR Forged - Height stops the ball more than spin.....

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

I love my 58* DS.  It is my go-to club for most shots 85 yards and in.  The spin is great and the grind is versatile.  I have no problem sticking my shots with it and flops are a breeze.  So far I have not had any issue with durability, but I have been very lucky the past few months and stayed out of the sand.  Played the SM4 previous and it was great, too...but the stock grind was not as versatile.
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