Ping G400 Max Driver Review
Ping launched the G400 Max Driver in 2018 with a 460 CC head which is larger than the 445 CC head on the G400 Driver that launched 6 months prior to the G400 Max release.
Comparing the two side by side you can notice a size difference visually at address. The bigger head gives the Ping G400 Max the highest total MOI ever in a Ping driver.
You’ll also enjoy the function of extreme tungsten weighting and a higher-density backweight in the multi-material 460cc design.
Let’s dive into the full review and specs of the new G400 Max Driver. If you enjoy this review, you can check out other reviews we’ve written on other best drivers in 2018 as well as individual driver reviews of 2019 drivers.
Technology Behind the Ping G400 Max Driver
This illustration shows how the deeper profile compares to the G400 standard driver, the 460cc head featuring Dragonfly Technology to thin the crown and position the CG low for maximizing MOI. The textured crown and infinity edge form a pleasing address view.
Research and computer simulation coupled with music theory inspired PING engineers to patent a rib architecture that fine-tuned the frequencies to produce a deeper, more muted sound while also enhancing feel.
MOI to the Max
Keeping the forged face thin creates more discretionary weight. This allows for considerable tungsten weighting and a higher-density back weight to achieve a combined MOI over 9,900 and the deepest CG ever, producing the tightest dispersion in golf.
Forged to Flex
The thin T9S+ forged face flexes more to ramp up ball speed for generating consistently long, straight drives. Also, the face is textured to increase friction for reducing spin, and a new face pattern forms a captured look with the ball.
The G400 Max sports a sleek, highly aerodynamic speed-inducing shape. The domed crown combines with bolder turbulators to reduce drag and generate significant clubhead speed and ball velocity for ensuring distance with stability.
What Are the Specs of the G400 Max?
Standard specs include a 45 and 3/4 inch length driver with a 58 degree average lie angle. Headweight is 206 grams. Head size is 460cc. Swing weight is D3.
What Loft Options for the Ping G400 Max Driver?
You can purchase the Ping G400 max in both 9 degree and 10.5 loft options. It also has adjust-ability of 1 degree plus / minus loft. Higher loft is recommend for amateur golfers to get the ball launching higher into the air for better carry and total distances on your drives.
What Shaft Options are Available for the G400 Max Driver?
To get the most distance from your driver, you must optimize the launch angle and spin rate of the ball by selecting the proper loft and shaft flex for your swing speed.
It’s best to get fitted properly by a professional but some general rule of thumbs are more flex for slow swinging golfers and more stiff shafts for fast swinging golfers.
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How Much Does the Ping G400 Max Cost?
It’s currently selling for $550. As soon as Ping release their 2019 410 series of drivers, you can expect a price cut to the G400 Max and other G400 series drivers.
2018 was a big year for driver launches and 2019 is gearing up to be the same. We can expect Ping to launch the G410 series. Thanks for reading. Please share and also check out the practice guides below to follow at the golf course!
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