Nickent Golf announces that the PIPE Putter is now available in three new models: the PP-02 (Center Shafted), the PP-03 (Plumber Neck) and in a left-handed model of the original double-bend shaft.
The two new shaft options are available for immediate shipment, while the left-handed double-bend version is scheduled to ship in mid-October.
The PIPE Putter has been one of the most popular putters of the 2005 season for retailers nationwide. Much of the consumer attention to the PIPE has been brought on by tour support and strong consumer reaction. The PIPE’s distinctive 3-dimensional alignment aid has received a significant amount of TV exposure on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour. According to the company, the tour has helped fuel sales of the PIPE, but company officials believe the biggest reason consumers have taken to the PIPE is because it works as promised.
They say that’s why independent club testers like Rankmark have the PIPE rated as their # 1 overall putter.
"After several weeks of testing, we weren’t able to find any golfers who – after using the Pipe – were left uninterested in putting it in their bag," said a review by Golf.About.com’s Brent Kelley. "Some liked it more than others, of course, but all of them liked the Pipe. So did I. I went out and bought a Nickent Pipe that’s now in my golf bag. Let’s get this out of the way early: The Nickent Pipe is the easiest putter to align of any we’ve run across. It starts by sitting square to the ball when you ground it at address, and then there’s that pipe."
More than Meets the Eye
The PIPE is marketed first and foremost as an alignment putter because of its revolutionary 3D alignment capabilities. However, the company says it’s a much deeper design than just alignment.
The design produces a very high moment of inertia and an extremely low center of gravity that can only be accomplished by an expanded mallet design that has maximum ground-level weighting. According to Nickent and contrary to some manufacturer’s claims, this type of design creates the truest roll possible. Tests show that the PIPE has 24% less skid than other leading high-MOI putters.
A heavy tungsten plug in the rear of the pipe section accounts for 15% of the weight of the putter, pulling back the CG as far back as possible in a putter design. The fusion of thermoplastic and steel, used for the first time in any golf club design, pushes all additional weight to the perimeter of the clubhead. This creates the forgiving and sweet feel the PIPE has become famous for.
"Right now, we receive more emails on the PIPE Putter than any other product," said Nickent Director of Marketing Jon Claffey. "Almost every single one of them is to tell us how much their putting has improved. It was this fervor for the PIPE by the consumer that led us to introduce these new models."
For more information on the PIPE Putter, visit www.pipeputter.com.
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