GolfMagic is back with another driver brand battle and in our latest head to head, the TaylorMade SIM2 comes up against the Cobra RADSPEED. So will it be the driver that is currently in the hands of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods that comes out on top, or will it be the driver in the bags of US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler?
Our equipment editor Alex recently put the TaylorMade SIM2 up against the Cobra RADSPEED at the Swing Suite at Croham Hurst, and he measured both clubs in terms of their looks, feel and overall performance.
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With any driver on the market, data is going to change depending on who is hitting the club, so in our brand battle, we ensured we focused on more than just the numbers behind the drivers, but also our opinion on looks and feel.
In terms of looks, both of these drivers are two of the best looking you will find on the market this year and both brands have done a brilliant job in improving upon their former drivers.
Both the TaylorMade SIM2 and the Cobra RADSPEED have that statement feel to them and stand out amongst the crown compared to a few others released in 2021, but it depends on whether you prefer that slightly more commercialised look or something a little more sleek and subtle such as the PING G425.
In our opinion, we love both these drivers, but Cobra edged it in the looks category due to the matte finish, as the SIM2 has more of a shine to it due to the amount of carbon it's built with.
The feel of the TaylorMade SIM2 and the Cobra RADSPEED are actually fairly similar and both feel very responsive, meaning if you don't catch the ball out the middle of the clubface, both of these drivers will let you know about it.
If you test both of these drivers, you certainly won't be disappointed with the feel of either of them, but if we had to pick one it would be the SIM2, just for the slightly heavier head which allows a little bit more feel throughout the swing. If you take the club head back with an open face, the weight allows you to feel this and rectify it on the way down.
DISPERSION / DATA
When we put these two drivers head to head in a dispersion competition, the Cobra RADSPEED edged it ever so slightly, finding one more fairway than the TaylorMade SIM2.
Looking at the overall data with these drivers, it was the TaylorMade big stick that produced the more impressive average distance and the lower spin rate, but again it was extremely close between the two.
When Alex put both these drivers to the test in a longest drive competition, although the SIM2 averaged a better distance, it was the RADSPEED that produced the longest drive of the day at a whopping 351 yards!
Overall, we're picking the TaylorMade SIM2 as the winner of this driver brand battle, but with the Cobra RADSPEED selling for around £100 cheaper, this was definitely a close call and there really isn't much between the two.
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