PowerBilt Golf Introduces ‘Nitrogen-Charged Technology’
“Air Force One” is the monicker that PowerBilt has bestowed upon its newest drivers, fairway woods and hybrids Nitrogen is what’s inside them all.
What PowerBilt Golf calls “Nitrogen-Charged Technology” is this: clubheads filled to high pressures with nitrogen gas. The nitrogen can be injected at pressures up to 150 psi (a resin coats the interior of the clubhead, preventing leakage) and buttresses the clubface, providing support without requiring mechanical bracing.
The result is options – options for PowerBilt and options for golfers. For example, PowerBilt Air Force One drivers will be available with different face thicknesses – 2.8mm, 2.6mm and 2.4mm. The shaft flex determines which face thickness is in the head.
What’s the difference? According to PowerBilt:
Combining the ultra-thin face in the PowerBilt Air Force One Driver with the appropriate air pressure helps optimize “trampoline” effect as well as ball spin rate so that the ball stays airborne longer to maximize distance.
The Air Force One driver with a 2.8 mm face (x-stiff shaft) promotes a lower spin rate to prevent the ball from ballooning, which can hurt distance for golfers with fast swing speeds.
The company says the absence of mechanical bracing of the clubface also means more of the face is able to flex at impact. This, the company claims, results in tighter dispersion patterns in tests of the Air Force One driver, and in particular, better performance on strikes toward the heel.
The driver will also come in two shapes, one a more traditional, “tour preferred” shape for golfers who like to work the ball; a second geometric shape to maximize MOI and forgiveness.