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This really makes me want to trade in the G425!

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 65 S 12*

*DRIVER TESTING CALLAWAY.png.02d1ed01b3f95aaceb59b33edf1d6f2d.png Paradym Ai SMOKE MAX D w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S 10.5*

WOOD TAYLORMADE.png.8ad786f4fccdf7215d321a861dfa1c7f.png STEALTH 2 Plus 3w w/ Mitsubishi Kali Red 75 S 15*

HYBRID PING.png G425 2h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 75 S 17*

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 75 S 22*

IRONMIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4i-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/58*

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*

 

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5 minutes ago, JAYER38 said:

This really makes me want to trade in the G425!

I game a G425 now so I'll let you know how it stacks up in about 6hrs.

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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All the reviews of this really make me want to game this. Low spin and forgiveness. I might need to sell my kidney to get it

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I need to give Ping drivers another go.  I like my 3 wood but haven't done a Ping driver since I owned a Ping Tisi Tec.  Ha

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Which is better for a newer golfer? 

WITB-Foremost 551's - 3w, 5w, 5-SW (circa 1998), Top Flite 460cc Driver, Adam's 7w, Warrior GW and 60⁰, Odyssey AI-One DB putter.

Just an old newbie golfer, trying to learn and improve 1 club at a time.

 

 

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Apparently the look behind the ball is huge. However if it's hitting fairways and keeping the ball in play a good way down the there we will have a winner!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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My first “real” driver was a G2, then left for a TaylorMade which I crushed but was really wild, went back to Ping with the G and was very consistent for years then lost my swing.  Went back to a TaylorMade Sim 2 Max and love it, but this might just bring me back to Ping again!

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Driver

TaylorMade Stealth 3 wood

Titleist U510 Hybrid (3H)

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons

Vokey SM8 Wedges (52/56/60)

Odyssey Ai-ONE 7S Putter

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The only place I've tried hitting any Ping is on a hitting bay in Golf Galaxy. Never properly tried one as part of a fitting. I was already considering trying out the G430 and LST this year, but from the initial reviews it sounds like this 10K combines high forgiveness and lower (than Max) spin numbers. That would be money! The reports of how big it looks at address don't sounds great, but I'll definitely test the 10K out.

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:ping-small: G430 LST 9* w. Mitsubishi Kai'Li White 60X

:titleist-small:TSR2 15* w. Mitsubishi Tensei White 75X

:taylormade-small:Stealth+ 3H (@18*) w. :projectx: Hzrdus Smoke RDX Red 80/6.5

:titleist-small:TSR2 21* 7-wood w. Mitsubishi Tensei White 75X

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:vokey-small:SM9 60/04L

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Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x/ TP5xPix ;  :callaway-small: Chrome Tour [see ball test link below] (also testing :bridgestone-small: Tour BX Mindset)

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Rob Person - technically, the Max, but there's also a Max HL (high loft) - if you need height, might also be a little lighter?  Recommend you consider a fitting.  The shaft can make a huge difference, and if you're going to invest in the cost of a new driver, you'll rest better knowing whether this is the right club for you.  I went into my fitting figuring that I'd end up in a G430, and I did hit it really well, but found out I hit the Titleist TSR1 even better.  The 1 version is a bit lighter for slower swing speeds.  I hit it better and somehow it felt easier to swing.  Ended up putting a Badazz shaft in it.  I think the shaft is either a 45 or 55 gram, also lightweight.  There were three shafts that felt just as good as it, but I hit the Badazz better.  I told the fitter that for me, it should have been called a Dumbazz.

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Just back from hitting the new 10K vs my G425 in 10.5º loft (waiting to get the Trackman link then I can share my numbers). Wow this thing flies. 

With a 98mph swing speed (I was a bit tired by this point in the test) I was seeing 6-8yds more with the 10K than with a 100mph average swing speed with my G425 Max. Shot shape was almost always a baby draw, and even if I hit it out of the toe or the heel, it was still finding the edge of the fairway. Spin was down about 400rpm from my G425 Max.

On "feels" - it felt way hotter off the face when you connect out of the sweet spot, and I couldn't feel the gear effect quite as much as on my G425. When I hit out of the toe of the G425 I can feel the clubface working the ball back, with the 10K I would be about to say "fore right!" and then the ball would just work its way back with a draw shot shape. It seemed louder than I remember the standard G430 Max being, but not in an obnoxious way, more in a "that's a cracking drive" kind of way. It didn't look appreciably bigger behind the ball to me either.

I'm currently working on swing speed with The Stack, and so I'm going to hold off until Spring before making any new club decisions, but to be honest I don't see any reason why I wouldn't make the switch to the 10K. It felt more stable, went further, and felt easier to make solid contact with. I can see why Ping stuck this at the top of their price range - I think this'll fly off the shelves.

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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5 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

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That is one sharp looking driver,  I took my G400 out of play last year for the SIM Max2, this one is drawing me back to the Force (Ping Wars)

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So far the videos I have seen have been impressive just by way of the spin staying down on a forgiving driver. 

Well done PING!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

So far the videos I have seen have been impressive just by way of the spin staying down on a forgiving driver. 

Well done PING!

The other thing I would say, it was just "fun" to hit 🙂

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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Love my G400 with the Evenflow black shaft.

  • Driver - Ping G400 9°, Project-X Evenflow Black 6.0S 65 gr. 
  • FW - TM M3 3-wood 15°, Project-X HZRDUS Red 6.0 75 gr. mid-spin
  • Hybrid - TM M4 19°, Project-X Evenflow Black 6.0S 85 gr. HY 
  • Irons - TM P790, 3-PW, Oban CT-115, PXG 311 P Gen 6
  • Wedges - Mizuno T20 Ion blue 52/9 & 56/14, N.S. Pro Modus3 S-flex
  • Putter - Evnroll ER2 Garsen Max grip
  • Getting a grip - oversize Winn DryTacs and Bionic gloves
  • Ball - ProV1, AVX, Maxfli Tour, PXG
  • Bag(s)/cart - Vessel Player III Rovic RV1S and Alphard V2

 

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I'm guessing you hit this in the stock ALTA CB shaft? Be it Regular or stiff per swing speed. Makes me want to go try it now as I love my G425 but I can honestly say it wouldn't hurt to have a driver give me an extra hand keeping it in the fairway. Either way great info and look forward to hearing what you end up with in the Spring! 

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 65 S 12*

*DRIVER TESTING CALLAWAY.png.02d1ed01b3f95aaceb59b33edf1d6f2d.png Paradym Ai SMOKE MAX D w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S 10.5*

WOOD TAYLORMADE.png.8ad786f4fccdf7215d321a861dfa1c7f.png STEALTH 2 Plus 3w w/ Mitsubishi Kali Red 75 S 15*

HYBRID PING.png G425 2h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 75 S 17*

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 75 S 22*

IRONMIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4i-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/58*

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*

 

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3 hours ago, JAYER38 said:

I'm guessing you hit this in the stock ALTA CB shaft? Be it Regular or stiff per swing speed. Makes me want to go try it now as I love my G425 but I can honestly say it wouldn't hurt to have a driver give me an extra hand keeping it in the fairway. Either way great info and look forward to hearing what you end up with in the Spring! 

Yup - the Alta CB is what I have in my current G425 Max. I'll likely demo a few more heads/shafts in Spring. My fitter changed the loft on my G425 Max so I'm going to play with that through the winter then treat myself in the new year. I will say, the 10K did feel almost impossible to lose face control with.

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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Here are my numbers - my current gamer is the G425 Max - same shaft/loft combo:

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Dark blue (annoyingly I can't change the colors on Trackman's report) is the 10K. So I was averaging almost 10yds further on carry with a slightly slower swing, and around the same on total distance. For reference my attack angle was between 1-3º while testing. I was also seeing about 300-350rpm less spin.

I think this is going to be a no brainer for me as I was swinging the 10K slightly slower and still seeing all of these improvements. I saw way higher and more consistent smash factor on the 10K - with most of my shots at 1.48+ (!!!).

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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On 1/9/2024 at 4:51 PM, Javs said:

Ping, Taylormade, Callaway and PXG new releases all have my attention!

Not the PXG?

In My Sun Mountain C-130 'merica Cart Bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: BRNR Mini Driver, 11.5*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
Ball: :maxfli: Tour & Testing :OnCore: Vero X1
Technology: :ShotScope: H4 w/ Tags, Pro L2 Rangefinder

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I assume club champion and other fitters have these heads now?

What's in my ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png Pioneer Bag:

Driver: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 Max 10k 9* (fujikra.png.8382fa5c997744d5f1292f9e8f7a8183.png Speeder NX 50s)

3 & 7 Woods: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 Max (fujikra.png.8382fa5c997744d5f1292f9e8f7a8183.png Speeder NX 60s/70s)

3 & 4 Hybrids: ping-Ti.png.6cd5b395c0cff9084e0a161b65c03b28.png G430 (KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid 75r) 

5 - PW Irons: mizuno-png-file-mizuno-logo-svg-1280-Ti.png.126a6588b3a078798a2ef7665da37175.png Pro 243 (KBS $ Taper 120s)

Wedges: cleveland-Ti.png.75bbccb15db6b4f1af15544ff6d82299.png RTX-6 50*/54* (mid) CBX&RTX Full-Face2 58*

Putter: lablogo_small_stacked.png.6384fc480e5c02d0a2a3ce2194f2fc8a.png DF 2.1 TPT shaft

Ball: Titleist ProV1

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46 minutes ago, G0al3d said:

I assume club champion and other fitters have these heads now?

Yup - everyone got them January 9th I believe.

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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2 hours ago, Rearviewmirror said:

Here are my numbers - my current gamer is the G425 Max - same shaft/loft combo:

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Dark blue (annoyingly I can't change the colors on Trackman's report) is the 10K. So I was averaging almost 10yds further on carry with a slightly slower swing, and around the same on total distance. For reference my attack angle was between 1-3º while testing. I was also seeing about 300-350rpm less spin.

I think this is going to be a no brainer for me as I was swinging the 10K slightly slower and still seeing all of these improvements. I saw way higher and more consistent smash factor on the 10K - with most of my shots at 1.48+ (!!!).

That's impressive 

WITB-Foremost 551's - 3w, 5w, 5-SW (circa 1998), Top Flite 460cc Driver, Adam's 7w, Warrior GW and 60⁰, Odyssey AI-One DB putter.

Just an old newbie golfer, trying to learn and improve 1 club at a time.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Rob Person said:

That's impressive 

I’m guessing it’s the spin reduction and the hotter face?

Ping G430 Max 10K (10.5º) Review Post - Ping G425 Max 3W (14.5º) - Ping G425 Max 5W (18.5º)  - Ping G425 Max 4 Hybrid - Ping i230 5-UW - RTX6 54º and 58º - LAB Golf DF3

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This one finally makes me wanna try a Ping driver .. maybe in the Spring...

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
Driver...Callaway Paradym (Aldila Ascent PL Blue 40/A)
3H .. Cobra King Tec (MMT 70/R)
7W...Tour Edge Exotics EXS (Tensei CK Blue 50/R)

4H...Callaway Epic Super Hybrid (Recoil ZT9 F3)
5H...Callaway Big Bertha ('19) (Recoil 460 ESX F3)
6i-GW...Sub 70 699 V2 (Recoil 660 F3) 
54°, 60°...Cleveland CBX2, CBX (Rotex graphite)
Putter...Ev
nRoll ER5 or MLA Tour XDream (P2 Reflex grips)
...all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart. Ball often, not always, MaxFli Tour.

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