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G400 Max Driver

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by PaPaD, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I returned the G400 SFT demo club and took out the G400 Max today. 10.5 * loft, Soft Regular Alta CB shaft. I usually don't fall for the hype, but this club could be where driver ho-ing goes to die. Fairwaysplitter has been singing it's praises and I was secretly rolling my eyes (sorry Nick), but this is possibly the best driver PING ever produced in sound, feel, trajectory, forgiveness and distance. Before I buy, I'd like to try one in R flex just to be sure.......or I could get 2 shafts! The G410 comes out in January - I cannot imagine how it could be an improvement, but it will drop the price on the G400 Max. I think I'll return it when they call me and threaten to bill me for it.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Gotta laugh that you don't even own it (yet) but it is already in your signature! Brilliant.

    Yip, I got the same giddy feel after trying it. The pro told me about the G410, I just heard blah blah blah.

    It's interesting, I played recently with an equipment tester/reviewer. He said that the old M2 is still the best driver from the TM range in the last 4-5 years. A lot of the pros still carry it. I think the G400 Max will be in the same legendary status.
     
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  3. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Gotta laugh at my antics always! My signature reflects the bag, not ownership.;)

    I just finished another 18 with it and another coming tomorrow. It is very straight and forgiving. As long as anything else I have hit. Good unit!
     
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    subsonic Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You are starting to sound like WBL...
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I figured I was worse....
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    So the G400 Max has to be returned tomorrow. I will have a used TM M2 in the bag for a few rounds. Stay tuned.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Told ya!

    Buy it. Put it in the bag. Be happy.
     
  8. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Hey! If PaPaD and WBL ever found drivers they were content to play the rest of their days... many manufacturers would go out of business!!!!
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    We stimulate the economy. That's our contribution.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Sh$t. The TM M2 is as long and straight as the G400 Max. I'll just use my Cobra - to hell with it (again).
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Ha!
     
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    Following!this seems like a very interesting thread[​IMG]
     
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    I'm mid 'ho on this thing. Looking at shafts, anyone come across the Aldila XTorsion? Reviews seem decent.
     
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    For some time was really kicking myself for letting the golf shop talk me into the G400 SFT. Thought the Max would be more forgiving and would save me a bunch of strokes. This past couple of weeks, the G400 and I are finally best buds!!!! I finally got the weighting correct to offset when I shortened the shaft. I've gone the past two rounds without missing ONE fairway! And, in most cases I'm not hitting this G400 longer than anyone in the group is driving the ball. By Spring, may be back looking for a used G400 Max. Right now... I'll certainly stick with the smaller G400.
     
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    So I phoned the pro today to get a fitting for the G400 Max. He said "Whoa Soldier, hold on!"
    Apparently, the G410 is coming out in early 2019 and that by all accounts it is worth waiting for. Ping are super excited about this model (hmmm). I guess I'm in no rush, but I'd like to hit both on a monitor before buying.

    I'll write myself an IOU for then and soldier on wih the M2 for now.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    No reason you can't get both.
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