June 2007

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Nickent 4DXNow Playing: Nickent 4DX

Nickent continues to ride high after the stellar West Coast swing of Tour player, Jeff Quinney. But the red-hot Nationwide grad’s top 10 finishes shouldn’t be your only exposure to this great brand. The recently released 4DX driver uses Tungsten-polymer XW weights to achieve optimal weight characteristics for golfers who either prefer a Tour-inspired trajectory or an anti-slice setup. The XW weights also increase the club’s MOI and help to enlarge the hitting area on the face, all without having to compromise a traditionally shaped clubhead. Perhaps the most impressive feature, however, is the 4DX’s super-thin (.4mm) Titanium crown, a technological marvel that keeps weight deep and low. Draw spec lofts: 9, 10.5, 12, 14.5. Tour spec lofts: 8, 9, 10.5. $399.

In addition to Nickent’s new driver, the company has also released a 4DX fairway wood that features a super-thin crown and XW weights as well. Lofts: 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21. $219. www.nickentgolf.com 

Video GameVideo Game
If Tiger Woods’ swing speed was his car, he’d lose his driver’s license. The world #1 routinely whips his clubhead 130 mph, thereby doubling most states’ legal speed limit. Whether you’ve watched him on TV or from a few feet away, you know how hard it is for the human eye to detect the subtleties of his swing. 

Of course, most of us don’t swing the club as fast as Tiger, but that hasn’t stopped consumers from gravitating to technologies that help them slow down and magnify the finer points of their swing.

While most swing analysis software is geared toward instructors, consumers are experimenting with them too. In fact, some software, like the V1 Home Edition, is cheaper than a lesson. The advantages are obvious: Software and technology not only help slow things down, but also enable the user to identify those subtle, hard-to-capture moments.




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