Ping G425 Max Driver Review

Ping G425 Max Driver Review

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Ping G425 Max Driver Review

Adjustments

Modern golfers love to tweak the setup of their driver.

I like to keep it simple. You can set the trajectory of PING to adjust the loft to +1.5 or -1.0 degrees, and the flat to +1.0 or -1.0. So you can easily adjust the flight you need. This, along with the right shaft weight and flexibility will make all the difference. The G425 head has moveable tungsten weights in the rear of the head. In the Max head this really lowers the centre of gravity and is why the club is so forgiving. According to the MOI, 10,000 is an apparent record. I’ve no idea what that means, apart from I can slam it out of the heel and the ball still goes as if I’ve struck it close to the sweet spot.

You can move the weights from neutral to the draw and fade position. Although the 26-gram weights won’t cure your slice or hook, they will make it easier to adjust your head for optimal performance.

Worth The Upgrade? – Ping G400 Max Vs G410 Plus Vs G425 Max

This edition has design priorities that will help you decide whether or not to replace your car with the G 425 version.

To optimize your performance and minimize distance loss, CG (center-of gravity) and MOI [moment of imertia] are top priorities.

The Max edition has up to 26g of Tungsten. This allows the ball to fire hot and high, while also preventing deflection on any off-center hits.

Simply put, it’s a fairway finding recipe, a silent assassin to shave off strokes from the tee.

Check out the complete list of Ping Drivers by year and date here

Ping G425 Max Driver Review

Ping G425 Max Driver

Robot’s take: G425 Max: The Max proved to be the most forgiving G425 driver across more points on the face. It was able to hit off-center shots with minimal loss in distance making it an ideal choice for all-round golfers. G425 Max: Low-spinner choice in G425, the LST has minimal distance drop-off when hitting the toe — which is a place where more experienced players miss. Our tests showed that the trajectory was consistent and penetrating; G425 LST: We found the draw bias to be very effective, particularly on high-center hits and those on either side of the heel. Its slice-correcting performance will be welcomed by players who need it.

The details: Our breeding metaphor isn’t just whimsical–it’s appropriate, too. Ping underscores that the G425 series combines technology from prior models to produce varying emphases. Thanks to a 26-gram adjustable tungsten weight in the back of the head, the G425 Max is the company’s most-forgiving and highest-launching driver ever, per Ping. Slicers among us should gravitate toward the G425 SFT due to its draw bias, while fast swingers should first check out the G425 LST due to its spin-reducing design.

Additional Key Features in the Ping G425 range

Take your pick of shafts

Ping’s Tour shafts and Alta CB shafts are well-respected for providing exactly what clubs golfers want in a driver. Both can be found in stock in the G425.

If you feel an after-market model would fit you better, Ping are also offering the Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I 70 and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 as no upcharge upgrades.

Arccos equipped

Since John K. Solheim, President of Ping, gave credit to Arccos for helping him to get to the top in shot-tracking technology, both golfers as well as club designers have realized the value shot-tracking data brings.

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Ping G425 Max – Shot Shape Correction

This is a great bonus, but this is the real cool part. With a much narrower time range, PING was able to achieve nearly identical shot shape correction results to G410.

You got me. A nearly could be taken to indicate a minor compromise. PING G425 Max provides eight- to nine yard worth of shot correction through the fade and draw positions. That’s down about one yard from the G410 Plus.

With MOI now effectively within the tolerance range of the USGA limit, I suppose getting that one yard back gives PING something to improve on for next time.

Moi To The Max

To achieve the new performance levels in the G425 Max, 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. You can position the weight in different settings than G410 Plus/LST, which helps shift the center gravity further back and lower without having to compromise performance. 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).

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What’S It All About?

Ping are going all out with ‘extreme weighting’ in order to improve their drivers for 2021. For greater adjustment, the G400 was weighed at the rear. The G410 had a fixed weight.

The G425 however, features a heavier moveable weight along a shorter track at the back of the head, which is said to maximise ball speeds and improve the centre of gravity without sacrificing any forgiveness.

Ping’s new Face Wrap technology is now available. This single-piece miraging steel wraps around your cup face. This provides 100% face flex with a purported increase of 1.5 mph in ball speed. The face wrapping around the sole and crown increases its flexibility, which in turn results in faster ball speeds.

Another big change worth highlighting is the face shape itself, it has been changed from a traditional circle to more of an ovoid (egg) shape. The new shape better captures mishits at the top and bottom of your face and keeps spin numbers closer together for consistency.

Strikes from the bottom end of the clubface usually have more spin. However, strikes from at the top have less spin. These numbers are more likely to be equalized by the new shape.

Ping made bold claims about the forgiveness of their driver, from the G410 up to the G425. The new weighting is said to add 7% of forgiveness in the neutral setting, 16% in the fade setting and 20% in the draw setting, whilst ball speed is also said to be increased with a T9S+ forged face, and is also “rougher” in order to reduce spin.

There is also a lot to be done in the aesthetics area. I think the red has been replaced by a sophisticated slate-black colour scheme that suggests greater strength and quality. The turbulators and dragonfly technology are still a feature from previous drivers, with Ping claiming that they have improved dragonfly and ribbing inside the head help with acoustics.

The grips now include GPS tracking by Arccos. This has been a feature in Cobra equipment for years, and now Ping have included them throughout the G425 range. In fact, even if you just buy a driver you can contact Ping to get the tags for your other non-Ping clubs too.

Does it sound too good to true? Real-time play, not robots but tour players is what all data capture companies have access to. This allows them to monitor how the product does and to identify areas where improvements can be made.

The new Ping G425 has three options for head selection:

Ping G425 Maxi Driver – A 460cc head with lofts of 9,10.5 and 12, respectively

Ping G425LST Driver, 445cc head with pear-like touring shaping. You can choose between lofts of 9 or 10 degrees.

Ping G425 SFT Driver – 460cc size head, weighted in the heel to promote a straight flight for those who slice the ball. It is believed to fly 10 yards farther left than G410 SFT, and 25 yards farther left than G425 Max due to the 23g fixed weight located in the heel.

Construction And Tech

For a lift in forgiveness, this 2021 Ping update uses a different method to calculate moment of inertia and center of gravity.

Fans of the G410+ will remember the narrow track in the back that enabled you to adjust your ball flight path with 16g of weight. This track was designed by Ping to optimize ball speed and provide a better return on your investment when the ball is not in the Max’s ideal strike zone. Ping also made modifications to the formula for LST and SFT.

In each of the updates, you’ll find a boost in the moveable tungsten weights ranging from 17g to 26g. Simply put, unless you’re looking to reduce backspin, the more tungsten available low in the head, the more stable the driver face will be on impact.

Internal Dragonfly technology returns this year with hints of tail lines flowing from the turbulators on the ultralight titanium 8-1-1 alloy crown. While not aesthetically pleasing for everyone, the turbulators remind me of the angles on a sportbike with hints of “fast” and “controlled” at address.

Along with the Dragonfly webbing in the crown, Ping improved the support structures of the head-body to help preserve solid feel and sound.

The Precision Forged Face also remains staple, with an elongated etched “V” to deliver fast ball speed and overall distance, while acoustics carry the same low-pitched “thwock” signature to Ping.

In the spirit of tuning, Ping continues to couple the weight system with a Trajectory Tuning 2.0 shaft tip, allowing eight different adjustments ranging from +/- 1.5o of loft, and 3o of lie adjustment.

As always, Ping offers a wide variety of shaft options that will appeal to new players and scratch golfers alike, all equipped with built in Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.

Standard playing lengths are a bit longer than traditional at 45 3/4 ” stock shafts from Ping with notable exceptions in the Ping Tour 65 and 75 shafts (playing at 45 1/4 “).

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Driver Models – Ping G425 Max Vs Lst Vs Sft

  • The Max
  • LST (Low Spin Tech)
  • SFT (Straight Flight Tech)

The Max driver logically replaces the “Plus” from the G410 series, while the LST and SFT carry through.

In their search for the best trajectory, spin reduction, and optimal carry/rollout for themselves and others, confident drivers will gravitate to the G425 LST model. Those who are less experienced or looking to fix a problem will choose the G425 SFT due to its fixed weight and draw bias.

High and low handicap players will benefit from the Max model’s ease-of-use and fairway finding abilities.

The Ping G425 Drivers

The Ping G425 drivers are the latest iteration of Ping’s immensely popular G-series. Ping G is the original driver. Since 2016, Ping G has helped improve their club’s performance each year. A mix of power, distance, as well as a bit of forgiveness whenever you are most in need.

All of us need to be forgiven after a long, difficult par five. This is the truth.

This year’s drivers will have a few things that are a bit different. You’ll notice that I didn’t use the word “a lot different.” Ping showed a lot of restraint in resisting the tendency of the golf industry to use as many buzzwords, gimmicks, and phrases as possible.

Let us suppose you have ever played with Ping Drivers in any way over the last 5 year. These drivers will be familiar to you, with some minor changes to improve their performance. This should help make them a strong favorite during the coming golf season.

Ping G425 MAX will be my first focus. This driver promises to prove to be one Ping’s greatest all-around drivers. We’ll then move on to the LST/SFT specific drivers. There, we’ll talk about the differences and which clubs would be the best.

Let’s move on…G425 max driver review. The basic Ping G425 version of the trio-driver system, also known as “vanilla”, is what we call it.

But, you can forget that. The ‘Vanilla’ is not the right representative for this club. This club has many great features.

Ping G425 Max Driver Review

Ping G425 Max Driver

This is the simplest description that I have for G425 MAX driver. This is the G400 MAX’s love child, the G410 Plus. You get the flexibility of the G400 MAX with the huge MOI of G410 Plus.

Your one-sentence bottom line – the PING G425 MAX isn’t just the most forgiving driver in the PING G425 driver lineup, it’s the most forgiving driver the company has ever produced.

This is a remarkable achievement for a company which has been leading the league in MOI the past few years. It pushes up against the USGA’s limit for MOI front-to-back while driving total MOI above 10,000, which is a huge accomplishment.

It would be absurd to do this in an ordinary-shaped car designed for the largest driver market.

Ping G425 Lst

Are you all waiting for this one? It’s the One I Have Been Waiting For, with its two-time Most Wanted win status and almost two-time status in mine bag.

The plot is largely spoiled. The PING G425 LST driver is, well, a PING LST driver and what that means hasn’t changed.

It is slightly smaller and more compact than the G425 MAX, but it has the same power. It is a little more aerodynamic than the G425 MAX driver, but the typical shorter build lengths can offset any gains in swing speed.

It’s the lowest spinning of the PING G425 drivers. It is expected to spin at 600 rpm more than the G425 MAX driver, and about 200 rpm lower than the previous-gen G410LST ($399).

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Low Spin Differently – Ping G425 Lst

I would remind you that PING’s version of low spin isn’t the same as most everyone else’s. The PING G425 LST is, after all, still a PING driver and that means MOI won’t be sacrificed in any significant amount to chase low spin.

MOI should shake out at about 5,100 or so. This is a plus or minus depending on where much of the stock market stuff falls. This speaks volumes about PING’s determination to keep spin rates low and forgiven relatively high.

PING’s G425 LST aims to make low spin conditions playable, but not kill spin or kill it. If you want to play as low spins possible, I would wager that a TaylorMade SIM2 (or Titleist TSi4) will be more successful.

The trajectory-tuning CG shifter in the PING G425 LST driver is only 17 grams – or roughly eight percent of the head weight. That’s good for about seven yards of left/right correction which should be enough for the typical LST player.

You can choose between nine or 10.5 degrees for the PING G425LST driver.

What’S The Difference Between The Ping G425 Drivers?

  • Maximum forgiveness for mishits (off-center hits): Best for mid to high handicap golfers.
  • SFT (straight flight technology) – draw bias driver for those who need help eliminating the dreaded slice, or simply want to play draws off the tee most of the time.
  • Low spin technology (LST) is a model for golfers with low handicaps who are able to control their driver well and consistently hit the “center of your face.” Low spin refers to the spin loft due to fast swing speeds (high swing speeds create high spin, raising the ball sometimes too high in the air). It is not a matter of left/right spin as some might think.

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Golf Insider Verdict – Ping G425 Driver Review

The Ping G425 range of driver options is the focus of this review. I could continue to rave about them. The truth is that the verdict on this driver range is quite straightforward. Here you have a driver with exceptional performance, fitting options for every golfer at a price that represents excellent value in the market.

Ping G425Max Max is a great choice for those who want to go far and still have the ability to forgive. If you struggle with your slice, then the SFT Driver will be a big help. The Ping G425 Max provides outstanding performance and reduces backspin.

Ping G425 drivers can be a fantastic option to upgrade your computer.

Check price PingG425SFT Check Price Price PingG425LST

Cons

  • Although the driver is more loud than its siblings it’s not the most loud I have ever heard.
  • “Exotic” shaft options are an upcharge
  • Low launch/spin shaft options are limited
  • Turbulators are polarizing (some love them, some hate them)

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Here’s What You Should Know About the Ping G425 Lst driver

RRP: PS450

Lofts: 9deg / 10.5deg

Ping’s low spinning driver now spins even more than ever before

Ping say the new head reduces backspin by 200 RPM compared to its predecessor, the Ping G410 LST, and spins 500-700 RPM less than the new Ping G425 Max. It means golfers will see greater separation between the three models than before.

Precision Forged Face

A stealth hydroperal chrome finish repels moisture for increased consistency in wet conditions

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Pros:

  • Internal dragonfly ribbing system feels better
  • Forgiveness is more important
  • Better for high to mid handicappers
  • It also features an adjustable hosel
  • The adjustable weight is beefier.
  • This model has a MOI higher than that of the G410

Easy Adjustability

Trajectory Tuning 2.0 utilizes a lightweight, aerodynamic hosel sleeve that provides eight positions to customize your trajectory for maximum distance and accuracy.

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Innovative Products that Work

To help contribute to increases in swing speed and ball speed, all three models share proven PING driver innovations, including turbulators for reduced aerodynamic drag and the proprietary T9S+ forged face to accelerate face flexing for more distance. The internal rib structure of the Ti-8-1-1 Body improves sound quality and produces a pleasing, solid tone.

Comparing Performance

The G410 produced less spin than the G425. This resulted in an average 4 yard gain.

However, the internal Dragonfly Ribbing System in G425 felt complete. The G425 felt more satisfied with this system.

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What You Need To Know About The Ping G425 Sft Driver

RRP: PS450

Lofts: 10.5deg

Ping’s slice buster

Slicers have Ping to thank for making slice-busting drivers part of the conversation when it comes to driver fitting. Anti-slice drivers used to be an afterthought, or outlying model that immediately made you look like a hacker. Ping has made a significant change in this regard, with the G425 SFT doing more than any other Ping driver to fix a slice.

RELATED: Best driver for high-handicappers

Ping G425 Sft Driver Shaft Options

Like the PING G425 Max Driver and PING G425 LST Driver, the PING G425 SFT Driver also has the same shaft options. These include:

  • PING Tour 65
  • PING Alta CB 55 Slate
  • Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 55 and 65
  • Aldila ROGUE(r), White 130 MSI 70
  • PING Alta Distanza

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Ping G425 Max Driver

G425 MAX elevates the moment of inertia to PING’s highest level in history. The 26-gram weight of tungsten that can be moved is what gives forgiveness. This weight was made possible through weight reductions due to advances in driver’s dragonfly Crown technology. You can set the CG-shifting weight in draw, neutral or fade. A T9S+ forged face increases flexing for adding distance. You can choose from 9deg, 110.5deg or 12deg.

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Performance

Let’s go to the bottom of the matter: Was PING able to maintain adjustability on the G410 Plus, while simultaneously increasing forgiveness? Yes. G425 Max fulfills that promise well.

In testing the G425 Max head to head with my G410 Plus, the most obvious difference was the superior forgiveness of the G425 Max. G425 Max’s mishits were consistently less frequent due to a stronger launch and higher spin numbers. This means that there is less space between your best swings, and the rest of the golfers. Comparing the G425 Max with the rest of market, it’s clear that there isn’t anything quite like the G425 Max in terms of forgiveness. The G425 Max driver is the best choice if you are looking for maximum consistency.

The G425 Max has this amazing ability to increase forgiveness while maintaining adjustability. You can still use eight of the original shafts with this adapter. Loft can also be adjusted upwards or downwards by up to 1.5 degrees. You can place the 26-gram back weight in one of three positions: Fade, Neutral or Draw. Each position affects the ball flight, as well the position and size of the sweet spot.

PING has a wide range of stock shafts available in its G425 Max driver. They are regarded as a market leader for custom fitting. You can choose from three exclusive models: the ALTA CB55Slate, PING Tour or Alta Distanza. For the player that wants a hot aftermarket shaft in their driver, PING also offers the Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI [review HERE ] and Mitsubishi TENSEI AV Orange in 55 and 65 gram weights.

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Golf Insider Verdict – Ping G425 Driver Review

This review is not about the Ping G425 driver range. I could continue to rave about them. The truth is that the verdict on this driver range is quite straightforward. Here you have a driver with exceptional performance, fitting options for every golfer at a price that represents excellent value in the market.

Ping G425 Max delivers great distance with exceptional forgiveness. If you struggle with your slice, then the SFT Driver will be a big help. Also, the Ping G425 MAX provides excellent performance and can reduce the backspin.

The Ping G425 drivers are a great option for upgrading your computer.

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Gear

WITB Drivers of Gear Fairways Hybrids Mowers and Shoes Balls Fittings Shafts Trainers Aids Videos Review – PING PING GT425 drivers. PING PMING G425 LST. PING TGV425 SFT Drivers.

What does this actually mean?

One thing is certain, however: PING doesn’t release new drivers that will cause a flood of wholesale changes.

PING is in business to make the best drivers, and not to reinvent it.

* PING G425 drivers — FIRST LOOK

G425 represents the continuation of its tested engineering processes. This line-up builds upon the brilliant designs that made its G400 and G410 families so popular.

The CG Shifter, undoubtedly, is the standout tech piece this round. This enormous, moveable tungsten mass is placed in the very rear of your club.

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The Ping G425 Drivers

The Ping G425 drivers are the latest iteration of Ping’s immensely popular G-series. Ping G was the original driver. Ping has been improving their clubs’ performance every year since 2016. A mix of power, distance, as well as a bit of forgiveness whenever you are most in need.

All of us need to be forgiven after a long, difficult par five. That’s the truth.

This year’s drivers will have a few things that are a bit different. Notice that I didn’t say “a lot different”. Ping showed a lot of restraint in resisting the tendency of the golf industry to use as many buzzwords, gimmicks, and phrases as possible.

Let us suppose you have ever played with Ping Drivers in any way over the last 5 year. These drivers will be familiar to you, with some minor changes to improve their performance. This should help make them a strong favorite during the coming golf season.

Ping G425 MAX will be my first focus. This driver promises to prove to be one Ping’s greatest all-around drivers. Next, we’ll move onto the more specific LST/SFT drivers. There, we’ll talk about the differences and which clubs would be the best.

Let’s get to it… G425 max driver review The Ping G425 basic version of this trio-driver system is called the ‘vanilla” version.

But, you can forget that. This club isn’t represented by ‘Vanilla. This club has many great features.

How Forgiving is the Ping G425 Max?

Summary. It spins but the MAX is forgiving. You can ask your PING club fitting to test the LST (low-spin head) even if you have a slow swing.

Is The Ping G425 Driver Good For High Handicappers?

Ping G425SFT drivers are a good choice for novices and advanced handicappers. PXG 0211 is a driver that’s great for both beginners and experienced high handicappers. TaylorMade Sim2 Max D driver is a great choice for high handicappers and beginners.

Do Any Pros Use Ping G425?

Although you might assume that professional tour players use stiff shafts made of X flex, most do not. Ping Altra CB Slate stiff shaft is currently used by the South African in his G425 driver. This shaft was Ping’s stock version and will continue to be used this year by regular club golfers. March 4, 2021

What’s the Difference between The Ping G425 Drivers and The Ping G425?

Although the PING G425LST is smaller, it’s a lot more compact and lighter than the G425MAX. This makes the driver a bit aerodynamic. However, the average build length of the PING G425 LST is shorter than that of the G425 MAX. Jan 11, 2021

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