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Standard answer, but only because it’s true, you need to hit them both and pick the one best for you. Both are excellent drivers, coupled with the right shaft for you, they will be great. 

The last Callaway driver I hit was 2016. I didn’t love the G425 Max but love the G430 LST. However, I have 2-3 guys I play with that love their G425 Max’s. 

:callaway-small: Paradym 12° on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Driver 

:ping-small: G430 MAX 3W  on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Fairway 

:taylormade-small: SIM2 Rescue 3H on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Hybrid 

:taylormade-small: GAPR Mid 4 on :kbs: TGH 80S 

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 5-G on :kbs: TGI 80S 

:mizuno-small: ES21 54° & 58° on :kbs: Wedge 

:L.A.B.:DF2.1 on :accra: White

:titelist-small: ProV1  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

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Currently evaluating drivers as well.  Are you looking at previous gen models exclusively?

Driver - Callaway Ai Smoke Triple Diamond
3-Wood - TaylorMade R9
3-Hybrid - Wilson Staff Fybrid
4-GW - Wilson Staff Ci7
56-degree - Cleveland CG15
Putter - Cleveland HB Soft 11

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I would lean Paradym over the G425. On sound alone. Performance of both is solid and hard to go wrong if you find the right combo with shaft.

I would lean G430 over both, but absolutely love my Paradym TD to pieces.

⛳🛄 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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5 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

I would lean Paradym over the G425. On sound alone. Performance of both is solid and hard to go wrong if you find the right combo with shaft.

I would lean G430 over both, but absolutely love my Paradym TD to pieces.

Thanks for your opinion, very appreciated, have spent hours on YouTube and those guys will tell you what a great club one manufacture is as then tell you what great club another manufacture is and so on.

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Just now, rleegabe said:

Thanks for your opinion, very appreciated, have spent hours on YouTube and those guys will tell you what a great club one manufacture is as then tell you what great club another manufacture is and so on.

Most will offer similar performance within their categories. Check out the MyGolfSpy Most Wanted awards as well. They give a great overview to help narrow a search. 

Also MyGolfSpy has TruGolf Fit - it's a free online fitting app for all brands. It will give a shaft option as well and top two choices. All based on most wanted data and your inputs.

Again it's free and a cool wait to help see what options could be good starting points.

⛳🛄 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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5 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

I would lean Paradym over the G425. On sound alone. Performance of both is solid and hard to go wrong if you find the right combo with shaft.

I would lean G430 over both, but absolutely love my Paradym TD to pieces.

The Paradym AI Smoke TD is definitely one of the best drivers (for me) that I have hit in the last two decades! However, had I known that Callaway was going to release a Paradym AI Smoke TD Max driver just 5 months later, I am sure that I would have waited to make my purchase. Perhaps I will trade my standard AI Smoke TD driver head for the TD Max model, if I get the chance to do that.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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13 hours ago, rleegabe said:

Wanting to buy new driver and have two in mind.

Callaway Paradym X or the Ping G425 Max, would appreciate thoughts or suggestions.

I would definitely encourage you to test out both with a fitter and with multiple shafts. Both can be had for a good price as they are last year's models but will perform very similarly to the newest models. You know what they say about opinions and the YouTube reviews aren't there to tell you how bad something is.

Driver:  cobralogo.png.60692cdc05482efd83e68664e010b95f.png Aerojet LS, Ventus Blue Shaft - 6S
4 Wood:  callaway.png.e65d398fb0327017a369499fc6126064.png Rogue ST Max 16.5, Tensei White Shaft - 7S
Utility Iron: mizunopro.png.90cc4fb9895830e28063d9a5be416145.png Fli Hi 3-iron, HAZARDOUS Smoke Black Shaft - S
Irons:  mizuno.png.f0e7b21135cb6273b3c1430866904467.png JPX 921 Tour 4-P, Project X Shafts - Stiff 125g
Wedges: cleveland.png.f21f4d2361520fdf1bbd9d515a2f11e6.png 52º, 56º, 60º
Putter:  odyssey.png.58c727e37eb7efda62bce4f7b8881bd9.png Ai-One 7 T CH, 34"
Preferred Ball: srixon.png.f177578dda27a20ef80a0a8b1ae96e3b.png Z-Star Diamond
Pushcart: bagboy.jpg.0dda53b5175958e1b5686f22b90af744.jpg Nitron
Rangefinder: bushnell.jpg.c51debd06066fa243dea7f14d69a8dba.jpg Tour V5 Shift

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13 hours ago, rleegabe said:

Wanting to buy new driver and have two in mind.

Callaway Paradym X or the Ping G425 Max, would appreciate thoughts or suggestions.

Coming from someone who plays the PING G425 Max & currently testing the Callaway Ai SMOKE MAX D.... I highly suggest you hit them both as they are to me worlds apart in feel and sound. I did not enjoy or play well with the Paradym or Rogue drivers and that's how I ended up with my PING.

 

But as suggested by @GolfSpy_APH give the TruGolf Fit a try and see what its says just ensure your honest with yourself

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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Paradym Ai TD Max.....

Best of both worlds maybe......

If you don't/can't get fit, go hit them both with different shafts and figure out which one works best for you. 

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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16 minutes ago, Josh Parker said:

Paradym Ai TD Max.....

Best of both worlds maybe......

If you don't/can't get fit, go hit them both with different shafts and figure out which one works best for you. 

Best of both worlds would include a LH version 😞 

⛳🛄 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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14 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Best of both worlds would include a LH version 😞 

I went online looking for these last night and was disappointed to see RH only…so sad!

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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21 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Best of both worlds would include a LH version 😞 

I feel your pain! 

Ping 425 

18* hybrid

22* hybrid

irons - Callaway rogue

Putter - Odyssey AI one 2 ball DB 35¨

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1 hour ago, rleegabe said:

those guys will tell you what a great club one manufacture is as then tell you what great club another manufacture is and so on.

They tell you how great the club is because just about any major OEM offering is a great club. Since they are all within a few yards to begin with and are only a couple of yards longer than previous models, it becomes all about maxing out the launch conditions. 

I gained 20-30 yards with the TPT shaft, but it was because swimg changes and maximizing the launch conditions. Probably could have done the same thing with any driver head, even a couple of years old but would have suffered in other areas like forgiveness. 

:callaway-small: Paradym 12° on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Driver 

:ping-small: G430 MAX 3W  on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Fairway 

:taylormade-small: SIM2 Rescue 3H on     T P T    POWER 18 Hi Hybrid 

:taylormade-small: GAPR Mid 4 on :kbs: TGH 80S 

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 5-G on :kbs: TGI 80S 

:mizuno-small: ES21 54° & 58° on :kbs: Wedge 

:L.A.B.:DF2.1 on :accra: White

:titelist-small: ProV1  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

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Try as many as you can and be open to anything…from prior experience as a fitter and a club geek I can say freely that I’ve fit more people for drivers that they did not expect to like or did not even know existed.

There’s SO MANY good options on the market that you should be able to find success with a great club.

Keep us posted on the process.

  • Titleist TSi3 Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • PING S159 50-S 55-H 59-T DG X100
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2024 PING S159 wedges…

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/63483-testers-announced-ping-s159-wedges/

Was testing, still loving the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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46 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Best of both worlds would include a LH version 😞 

 

32 minutes ago, TJ Hall said:

I went online looking for these last night and was disappointed to see RH only…so sad!

 

25 minutes ago, Lefty11 said:

I feel your pain! 

You guys just got to learn to golf Right Handed. Then you guys will have the best of both worlds...Hahahaha

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Max 9* with Tensei AV Blue 55

PXG 5 and 7 woods with Mitsubishi Diamana Shafts

Mizuno Pro 225 5-GW with Dynamic Gold S300 shafts

Taylormade Hi-Toe 54 and 58 degree wedges

Ping Prime Tyne 4

 

 

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14 hours ago, rleegabe said:

Wanting to buy new driver and have two in mind.

Callaway Paradym X or the Ping G425 Max, would appreciate thoughts or suggestions.

On those two, different ends of the spectrum as far as looks, I have them both. The Paradym TD and the 425 LST. I’m more a fan of the Paradym than the 425 because of the shape and size. The TD is a tad smaller and I like that. The 425 is a good club, not 410 great though. A lot of people swear by it, but the club sounds kinda weird to me, although you get used to it. It does go far, and I like its performance in the wind. The Paradym launches a little higher than the 425, both of mine are 9*s. Ive got the same multiple shafts for both clubs, steadfast, Newton, and velocore. I use different shafts depending on conditions. In my opinion the shaft makes the club. Hope that helps you out.

I could play golf every day and learn something new each time.

Driver: Callaway Paradym TD 9* Driver- Steadfast S Jupiter 45” shaft

            Ping 425-6 Dot Newton tipped 45" shaft

            TaylorMade 11.5* Mini Driver-Steadfast S 45” shaft 

Hybrids: PXG 0317 17*, 19* Steadfast S Jupiter shafts, PXG 211 22*-Project X Even Flow Riptide X shafts

Irons: New Level 6-PW 902PD 6.5 ProjectX IO shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50*, 52*, 56* (TW Grind)

Putter: TaylorMade Truss Heal

            PXG Bat Attack

            Ping Anser

Ball: OnCore VeroX 

        Titleist Pro V1X

        Callaway Chrome TourX

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Best of both worlds would include a LH version 😞 

Well of course..... but us lefties are all too familiar with that situation. Haha. 

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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Last year I purchased the Paradym X driver, because of its draw bias face & love it! I wasn't a fan of the sound from the Triple Diamond. 

The shaft is important as well. I had got fitted for the Hzrdus Black 6.0, 60-gram stiff shaft. I was driving the ball longer & straighter.  Just for the heck of it, last month I put an Evenflow 50 gram 6.0 stiff shaft, with 4.4 torque vs 3.4 in the Hzrdus Black. The Paradym X is a hot driver, in my opinion.  

I tweaked the driver setting a bit, going from 10 - D (Draw) to 9.0 N (Neutral) setting and driving the ball further. I've not tried the Ping drivers. 

Titleist T200 Irons - 5i thru Gap Wedge - Stiff AMT Black

Callaway PARADYM X 9.0 with Hazrdous X Black 6.0 Stiff Shaft

Fairway Woods:  Callaway Maverick 3W & RazrX Black 5W - Stiff Flex

Rescue:  Apex 4 (22 degree )- Recoil 75H stiff flex 

Wedges: Titleist SM8 - 54 (D Grind) wedge flex; SM8 58(M grind) wedge flex

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.5

Ball: Titleist ProV1

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