G400 Max...Holy Cow!!!

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  • lordemsworthlordemsworth Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
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  • ChubbydogChubbydog Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    Bobb3rdown wrote:

    mktrout wrote:


    wondering what shaft and flex you guys play in this? Ive heard their stock shaft is pretty decent. Depending on the brand I bounce back and forth from a stiff to and extra stiff, around a 108mph swing speed.
    give the tour 65 stiff a chance. I get up that high on my fastest and was still performing beautifully.




    x2. I've tried the Alta S flex, and the tour S flex, and feel like the tour is just a little stiffer than the Alta. Both shafts feel good with this head though. I'm playing the Tour S. Swing speed is 107-109.
    Callaway Epic Flash 10.5* Evenflow S flex
    Callaway Epic Flash 15* 3 wood S flex
    Ping G410 4 hybrid Alta S flex
    Callaway Apex pro's 19 5-P
    Mizuno S18 50, 54, 58*
    Titleist Vokey SM7 M grind 62*
    Toulon Palm Beach
  • PoolpartyPoolparty Members Posts: 170
    The tour is the best made for shaft I've tried.
    Stiff
  • Russ757Russ757 Members Posts: 7,654 ✭✭
    Annnd.. Officially on the hunt for a 10.5*
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    TM M1 Rescue 19.5 Tour Ad Di 85
    Srixon U65 22* Tour Ad 95
    Srixon 565/765 5-9 110 Fibers
    Cleveland RTX 4 47*, 51*, 55*, 59* 125 Fibers
    Cameron Del Mar


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    Cobra Baffler 16* Fubuki Ax 85
    Cobra F7 19.5* Fubuki Ax 465
    Cleveland 588 MT 4 95 Fiber
    Srixon ZTX-2 5-PW 110 Fiber
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  • MathwizMathwiz Members Posts: 986 ✭✭
    Nice to know "the indian" has been taken out of the equation. From what I'm reading in this thread, it's all about "the arrow".
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    Taylormade 2017 M2 15°
    Srixon U65 20° 3 iron
    Srixon z565 4 thru PW
    48° & 52° Cleveland CBX wedges
    Cleveland Smart sole wedge 58°
    Ping Sigma 2 Kushin  center shaft

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  • conorgolf22conorgolf22 Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    Russ757 wrote:


    Annnd.. Officially on the hunt for a 10.5*


    Me too. Just dumped my Epic. Looking to give the G400Max a try but unsure on the shaft. I’ve had decent results with the NV2KXV orange
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: Callaway Rogue 13.5* Aldila Rogue Elite Blue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Fairway: Ping G400 17* Aldila 2KXV Orange[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21* Aldila Tour Green[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driving Iron: PXG 0311X 4 iron Steelfiber i95[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Irons: Mizuno 919 Forged 5-PW Steelfiber i95[/font]
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  • OLD_BONESOLD_BONES PingMan Chico, CAClubWRX Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    Has anyone moved from the G to the G400 Max? I interested in any feedback. Worth the change?
  • adh2k1adh2k1 Members Posts: 288 ✭✭
    drumdude96 wrote:


    I just picked up my new G400 Max driver after an excruciating 12 day wait and boy was it worth it! This thing is the most forgiving club I've ever had in my hands. Due to not having long enough tees, I didn't catch a single ball in the dead center of the face, but they still took off like rockets. I made a couple of very stinky swings that I was sure would go nowhere, and the ball still took off like I almost hit it in the screws. Good gravy, this club is sooooo good!!!!! I ordered mine in 10.5° with stock Alta stiff at 44.75" D3 swingweight. Brought it home and checked it and everything is dead nuts perfect. Nice job PING! But I don't know how they are gonna top this one! I'm just not sure how a better club could even be made. I'm going to pick up some longer tees so that I can catch the ball higher on the face and who knows how far the ball is gonna fly?! And the sound and feel are fantastic, as well. The G400 Max is not just a home run, it's a grand slam! (Can you guys tell I'm excited? LOL)




    Glad you like the driver. Just curious how many headcovers do you have in your bag?!
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    Ping 6-U i200 S AWT2.0
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,223 ✭✭
    edited Jun 27, 2018 #40
    wobgon wrote:

    ssfranny wrote:



    I can't do it. No matter how good it is. Dragonflies and titulators. I walk by it in the store and I just throw up a little in my mouth. So nasty.


    Who cares what looks like if it performs and sounds like it flat out does.


    Jagpilotohio




    LOL! Yes. Exactly. Me.



    I believe actually liking the look, shape, and sound of a club that you use 13 or 14 times a round is pretty darn important.



    And yes....beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I just behold The Hunchback Of Notre Dame when I see that thing.
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    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
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  • ihatecats18ihatecats18 Members Posts: 257 ✭✭
    Didn't care for the driver. But the 3 wood w a stock xstiff shaft has been money
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    • Wood: Cobra FlyZ 3/4 set to 16
    • Hybrid: Cobra F7 set to 20
    • Irons: Wilson F 100, 5-PW
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 803 ✭✭
    The Alta shaft is worth a go. I don’t have the Max, just the normal G400 and I bought a Kuro Kage Stiff Dual Core TiNi to try.



    Have since sold it as I hit a regular Alta CB much better, three drives over 280 yards today, straight as a die. 44.5” total length.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    You guys whining about the turbulators and dragon fly wing pattern..... lol.

    Youʻre looking at the top for a second or two before you hit the highest, straightest and probably longest tee shot youʻve ever hit.

    Buy one, put a wrap on it and go find your ball, itʻs in the fairway, ya- way down there.



    IKYN, i hit one low and off the heel yesterday and had no idea where it went, couldnʻt pick up the flight of it. Found it about 230 out left edge of the fairway. And thatʻs just the G400, going to go buy a Max and pick another 4-5 yds.
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,010 ClubWRX
    Two_Putt wrote:


    Has anyone moved from the G to the G400 Max? I interested in any feedback. Worth the change?




    I grabbed a G head before I bought a MAX. I was hoping to save the money and get the performance... IMO, there is no comparison, for me. The MAX is better in every way. I hated the Dragonfly tech when it first came out, laughed at it and thought it was ugly. Now, I don't see it as anything but an alignment aid and it has helped in that manner.



    The G head sounded and felt worse to me. Not to say it won't perform in the right hands, but the MAX is just better in every way for me.
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    Cobra F9 14.5* Atmos blue 7s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
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  • OLD_BONESOLD_BONES PingMan Chico, CAClubWRX Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
  • drumdude96drumdude96 Members Posts: 846
    adh2k1 wrote:

    drumdude96 wrote:


    I just picked up my new G400 Max driver after an excruciating 12 day wait and boy was it worth it! This thing is the most forgiving club I've ever had in my hands. Due to not having long enough tees, I didn't catch a single ball in the dead center of the face, but they still took off like rockets. I made a couple of very stinky swings that I was sure would go nowhere, and the ball still took off like I almost hit it in the screws. Good gravy, this club is sooooo good!!!!! I ordered mine in 10.5° with stock Alta stiff at 44.75" D3 swingweight. Brought it home and checked it and everything is dead nuts perfect. Nice job PING! But I don't know how they are gonna top this one! I'm just not sure how a better club could even be made. I'm going to pick up some longer tees so that I can catch the ball higher on the face and who knows how far the ball is gonna fly?! And the sound and feel are fantastic, as well. The G400 Max is not just a home run, it's a grand slam! (Can you guys tell I'm excited? LOL)




    Glad you like the driver. Just curious how many headcovers do you have in your bag?!




    Six headcovers! I'm currently carrying four G25 hybrids. They're just too easy to hit. I can hit pretty much any golf clubs reasonably well, but this year I've chosen to play clubs that make the game as easy as possible. The driver has been the weakest link in that philosophy, until now. I'm telling you, I hit one very low on the heel yesterday that should have been a top, but somehow it went at least 240 into a stiff breeze and found the right-center of the fairway. I was totally flabbergasted. I have a tour-issue Rogue silver 125 MSI I'm going to try in it, but the stock shaft is pretty good anyway.
    PING G400 Max 10.5° Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI TX 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 15° 3 wood Diamana 'ahina 70 S
    PING G25 20° Hybrid TFC 189 S
    Titleist 915H 24° Dynamic Gold S300
    Titleist 915H 27° Dynamic Gold S300
    Mizuno MP-57 6-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    PING Glide 54° SS KBS 610 125
    PING Glide 58° TS KBS 610 125
    Inazone XC-7 33"
  • wobgonwobgon Members Posts: 7,502 ✭✭
    I had a G400 LST...... Sold it and bought a Max......Liked the LST better so sold the Max and got another LST.........I did have a one day love afare with the Max, but it didn't last for me........Who knows, with the right shaft I could give it another go. On a side note, I always find it interesting to look at these threads from the past and look at what clubs posters are playing a couple months after they declare this or that the best that has ever been.....No magic bullet, but in my opinion, Ping makes as good a driver as anyone.
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,444 ✭✭
    So, dumb question.



    I like the forgiveness. Hit it high and with a bit too much spin. This was the 9 degree offering (I think) and the stock stuff.



    Assuming it spins a bit too much, have others seen results by going to the 8 degree?
  • TightStickTightStick Members Posts: 292 ✭✭
    wobgon wrote:
    I had a G400 LST...... Sold it and bought a Max......Liked the LST better so sold the Max and got another LST.........I did have a one day love afare with the Max, but it didn't last for me........Who knows, with the right shaft I could give it another go. On a side note, I always find it interesting to look at these threads from the past and look at what clubs posters are playing a couple months after they declare this or that the best that has ever been.....No magic bullet, but in my opinion, Ping makes as good a driver as anyone.


    I’m following your trend. Just picked up a G400 Max - thought the additional forgiveness would be perfect. After some fairly extensive testing I will be moving back to the G400 LST. For me - there was a fairly significant difference in spin and distance between the two heads. It’s actually amazing how forgiving the G400 LST is for what it produces. G400 Max LST please!!
  • Tc_631Tc_631 Members Posts: 12
    I have a MAX @10.5 turned down to 9.5 with a aldila copperhead 70 TX tipped 1”.. ss 114 with neutral AOA and this driver is the straightest and farthest driver I’ve hit.. mid ball flight with incredible low spin 1900rm. Great rollout on morning dew covered fairways on offcentered hits still carries 85% (285)of my distance.. now that shaft woah one of the tightest and consistent shafts I’ve ever hit a perfect match for the g400max and don’t confuse it for the stock ping copperhead/xtorsion the 70TX is a total different animal anyone with a 108-125 swingspeed will fall in love with this combo. 1900-2200 rpm of spin with a -1-+1 AOA speaks on its performance as point and shoot as a driver can be.
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,973 ✭✭
    edited Jul 1, 2018 #51
    I own the G400 and really like it a lot. Are you guys noting and hook tendency with the Max?
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    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
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    2 iron: Ping Rapture
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  • randyfitzrandyfitz Members Posts: 278 ✭✭
    Trying to decide between the max or sft....anybody compared the two?
  • JDMRN81JDMRN81 PAMembers Posts: 437 ✭✭
    mukster wrote:

    Hunter991 wrote:


    I would really like to try this driver, however i can't stand the way it looks. WAY to busy on the top. There is no need for half that crap. Just make a nice looking driver for a change. Dragon fly, dimples... wth is all that. Not needed and reminds me of a toy. I am sure it performs, just wish they didn't have all that on the crown.


    If it actually was as forgiving, long and straight as everybody claims, I would play it even if it had a hi-res color photograph of The Donald on the crown.




    And your winning would continue!



    I've yet to hit it because I'm content with my G400 LST performance on the course. Regardless how they look or sound, I love Ping's woods. They just perform!
    Ping G400 Max 9* AD TP-6
    Ping G400 Stretch 3w AD IZ-7
    Ping i500 3-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide Forged 54*/58* Project X LZ 6.0
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  • knightd_2001knightd_2001 Members Posts: 339 ✭✭
    JDMRN81 wrote:

    mukster wrote:

    Hunter991 wrote:


    I would really like to try this driver, however i can't stand the way it looks. WAY to busy on the top. There is no need for half that crap. Just make a nice looking driver for a change. Dragon fly, dimples... wth is all that. Not needed and reminds me of a toy. I am sure it performs, just wish they didn't have all that on the crown.


    If it actually was as forgiving, long and straight as everybody claims, I would play it even if it had a hi-res color photograph of The Donald on the crown.




    And your winning would continue!



    I've yet to hit it because I'm content with my G400 LST performance on the course. Regardless how they look or sound, I love Ping's woods. They just perform!


    I saw the AD TP shaft in your signature. I am currently hitting the AD MJ but thinking about TP in the G400 max. Could you give any impressions on the shaft in the ping head? Thanks
  • GolfGuitarsCarsGolfGuitarsCars Members Posts: 447 ✭✭
    Everyone said the same thing about the G30. I bet it's not any better.
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  • JDMRN81JDMRN81 PAMembers Posts: 437 ✭✭
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    It's awesome! A penetrating mid flight with a nice roll out. If you're a higher spin player off the tee and want a mid-high flight you'll love it. You can find them for a decent price on the Bay.
    Ping G400 Max 9* AD TP-6
    Ping G400 Stretch 3w AD IZ-7
    Ping i500 3-GW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide Forged 54*/58* Project X LZ 6.0
    Toulon Columbus 34" CG custom matte black/blue
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes
  • knightd_2001knightd_2001 Members Posts: 339 ✭✭
    JDMRN81 wrote:


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    [background=transparent]I saw the AD TP shaft in your signature. I am currently hitting the AD MJ but thinking about TP in the G400 max. Could you give any impressions on the shaft in the ping head? Thanks[/background]

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    It's awesome! A penetrating mid flight with a nice roll out. If you're a higher spin player off the tee and want a mid-high flight you'll love it. You can find them for a decent price on the Bay.


    That's exactly what I am looking for. Hitting the G400 max good but would like to knock spin down.
  • nickrutnickrut Members Posts: 715
    Not overly impressed w mine. I can still slice it like a champ.
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,010 ClubWRX
    Big Ben wrote:
    I own the G400 and really like it a lot. Are you guys noting and hook tendency with the Max?




    With the Max, no. With the regular G400 I for sure had a hook issue. Even with the same exact shaft.
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    Cobra F9 14.5* Atmos blue 7s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭


    Everyone said the same thing about the G30. I bet it's not any better.


    Thatʻs what i thought, been playing the G30 since itʻs release. Demoʻd all the 400 series, theyʻre ALL longer, straighter and less noisy.

    G30 is now in backup bag.
  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove albertaClubWRX Posts: 1,754 ClubWRX
    I am thinking G400 Max with an Atmos Blue TS 6


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    3Wood: M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches
    Hybrid: M6 #3 with KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X
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