Our popular brand battle series continues and this time, our equipment editor Alex is putting two of the latest drivers of 2021 up against each other, as the PING G425 MAX takes on the Callaway Epic Speed.
PING and Callaway are two of the best brands in the game and when it comes to drivers, they have been battling it out for years to try and claim that No.1 spot.
Both the PING G425 and the new Callaway Epic ranges were launched earlier this year and we have already been blown away with the new level of forgiveness that both have to offer.
We've already reviewed the PING G425 MAX driver and the Callaway Epic Speed driver seperately, but which one will come out on top when they're put up against each other? Watch our latest video and find out...
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PING G425 MAX
In the G425 driver series, the primary model is named Max as it elevates the moment of inertia (MOI) to PING’s highest level in history and provide golfers the most forgiving driver in golf. Joining the G425 Max are the LST (Low Spin Technology) and SFT (Straight Flight Technology) to best match a golfer’s swing and launch conditions.
To achieve the new performance levels in the G425 Max (9º, 10.5º, 12º lofts), PING engineers combined key technologies from the G400 Max and G410 Plus. The resulting increase in MOI in the 460cc head comes mainly from a 26-gram tungsten movable weight, which is made possible by weight savings attributed to advancements in the driver’s dragonfly crown technology.
The weight can be positioned at distinctive settings over a smaller area than G410 Plus/LST to help shift the center of gravity lower and farther back without sacrificing performance elsewhere in the design. The CG-shifting weight can be secured in one of three settings -- neutral, draw or fade -- to influence forgiveness and shot shape for maximum performance. The average MOI increase is 14% across the three weight positions compared to the G410 Plus, with three combinations of weight position and loft exceeding a combined MOI of 10,000 (gm-cm²).
Callaway Epic Speed
Exceptional ball speeds start with the Company’s new A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame. Previous Jailbreak architectures stiffened the body in the vertical direction. By applying Artificial Intelligence, this new structure improves stability in the horizontal and torsional direction as well. The result is exceptional ball speeds across the face.
The A.I.-designed Flash Face is specifically engineered to optimise the Jailbreak Speed Frame, promoting fast speeds across a more expansive area. Each face and each head geometry are uniquely enhanced in Epic Speed, and the super strength titanium promotes maximum speed, forgiveness and spin robustness.
Epic Speed is the fastest Epic driver ever, and it appeals to a wide range of golfers. The advanced aerodynamic head construction promotes lower drag for higher head speed. The taller ribbon and flatter crown are engineered for a precise and more aerodynamic shape that can help golfers generate more speed from their swing.
Increased forgiveness in Epic Speed comes from an advanced composite design. The proprietary Triaxial carbon covers a larger portion of the crown and toe, leading to weight savings of over 16 grams vs. a titanium crown. Their engineers have redistributed that saved weight to enhance forgiveness versus previous Callaway MAVRIK designs.
Two phenomenal drivers that plenty of golfers will be adding to their bags this year, so make sure you watch the video to see which one came out on top! If you enjoyed the video, help us out my hitting that like button and comment which iron you prefer! Make sure you're subscribed to our YouTube channel so you can keep up to date with all of our content!