Ping G400 LST Users

RH82RH82 Members Posts: 1,985 ✭✭
edited Mar 16, 2019 9:44pm in Equipment #1
Looking at possibly picking one up. My ideal loft is 9*. Initially I thought a 10* turned to 9* might be the ticket but my question is has anyone hit the 8.5* and if so how did it launch? I have no desire to up the loft from 8.5* as I don’t need the face closing.
Cobra King KTD Pro (9.5*)
Titleist 917 F2 (16.5*)
Callaway Apex (20*)
Srixon Z785 (4-PW)
Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
Toulon Madison

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  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,742 ✭✭
    Are you a high spin or low spin player? I naturally hit driver high with a lot of spin, and 8.5 in the G400 LST is the ticket for me.
    Former professional golfer. Current amateur human being. Reformed club ho.

    In the bag:

    PING. Lots of PING.
  • AcmeGolfAcmeGolf Members Posts: 370 ✭✭
    I have a 10 degree set to 9...I like it that way cuz it opens the face at the same time.
    Ping G400 LST 9°
    TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour TS
    Titleist 915Hd 17.5°
    Titleist 915Hd 20.5° 
    Mizuno JPX919 HMP's 5-GW
    Mizuno S18 56° & 60°
    SC Newport 3
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 496 ✭✭
    I had a 10° turned to 9 and it was a hook machine for me out of the toe. Had to get rid of it. Hit some bombs with it though. Back to a 910d3 with a blueboard. Very consistent for me.
    Titleist 910d3 8.5
    Titleist 917f2 15.75
    Adams Pro Mini 20,23
    Bridgestone j36 pc 5-pw
    Cleveland rtx3 50,54,58
    Ping Sigma G Darby
    2018 players 5 stand bag
    Srixon z star 
  • RohlioRohlio Members Posts: 2,311 ✭✭


    Are you a high spin or low spin player? I naturally hit driver high with a lot of spin, and 8.5 in the G400 LST is the ticket for me.




    Me too the 8.5 is what I have and it surprised me because I have never played such a low lofted driver.
    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
  • Kale_mKale_m Members Posts: 1,744 ✭✭
    Launches high regardless of loft . Get the swingweighr right and it is a beast.
    Taylormade M6 9.0 (set to 7.5) Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    Taylormade M5 rocket 14* Tensei Pro orange 80tx 
    Taylormade 790 UDI 2 iron Tensei Pro White 90tx
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
    Callaway md4 52/56
    Tm hi toe 60
    Tm spider x 35” navy with true path alignment
  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 1,985 ✭✭
    I’m a high spin player.
    Cobra King KTD Pro (9.5*)
    Titleist 917 F2 (16.5*)
    Callaway Apex (20*)
    Srixon Z785 (4-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Toulon Madison
  • Kale_mKale_m Members Posts: 1,744 ✭✭
    RH82 wrote:


    I’m a high spin player.




    So am I. But ping drivers are not “super low spin” even the lst models. But they are all super forgiving. You will want to knock some loft off to get into the window you want
    Taylormade M6 9.0 (set to 7.5) Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    Taylormade M5 rocket 14* Tensei Pro orange 80tx 
    Taylormade 790 UDI 2 iron Tensei Pro White 90tx
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
    Callaway md4 52/56
    Tm hi toe 60
    Tm spider x 35” navy with true path alignment
  • Manbearpig13Manbearpig13 Members Posts: 67 ✭✭
    I am in the minority and currently play the 8.5* LST lofted up to 9.5*. This driver definitely sits more open even at the neutral setting relative to other drivers out there, similar to the Subzero models from Callaway (at least to my eye), and I find that lofting up brings it back to square (again, to my eye).



    I naturally play a fade so I initially tried the 10* lofted down since I hate seeing the ball go left, but found it tough to get it squared back at impact. Whichever head you go with, I can confidently say that the LST models are the most forgiving "low spin" heads compared to that of other manufacturers.
    PING G410 Plus 9* Driver (Atmos TS Black 7X)
    PING G410 LST 14.5* 3 Wood (Atmos TS Black 8TX)
    PING Rapture 2 Iron (Fujikura 115i X-Stiff)
    PING iBlade 4-PW (Dynamic Gold X100)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D (C-Taper 125 S+)
    Scotty Cameron Futura X5
  • kcstockkcstock Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    You probably have the answers you wanted, but bear in mind that your swing is going to effect your launch conditions far more than the loft of the driver.



    I am playing the 8.5*, but i hit up on the ball 3-4*



    I also fight a fade (and an open face at impact), so i like the lower lofts to help me adjust the driver slightly to promote a draw. im also confident that if I adjust to 9.5* i can tee the ball high and get plenty of loft if i want to try and play i high shot for that round.



    you really can go wrong with this driver head. if you have the weight balanced for your liking, you will find you can work this driver enough to get comfortable swinging it.
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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]Scotty Cameron Futura 6M - 33"[/background][/font]
  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 292 ✭✭
    If you can get a positive AOA, there's nothing but high bombs with this club. And a good shaft, I don't get along with any of the Ping stock shafts, which is super awesome to get the upcharge .10 turned to 9 . Didn't even try 410 . Don't need to .   It just wants you to be in the fairway .  Miss is left naturally because of my swing.  Can't stop that with a club IMO, but can work it either direction easily actually.   
    PING G400 LST Fujikura XLR8 51 9.0*
    PING G400 Fujikura XLR8 61 16.5*
    PING i500 3-PW KBS C-Taper Lite 110g
    Edel 52*/46* TRP C-Taper Lite 110g
    Edel 58* DVR C-Taper Lite 110g
    PING Vault Anser2
  • leo the lionleo the lion Members Posts: 948 ✭✭
    Just got myself a 400 LST head and will be putting it up against my old G30 LST head to head shortly. I like to see the head sit square or open and taking the 400 LST up made it look very 'hooded' in so we'll start off with 8.5 and then take it down to 7.5 if we have to and then go from there.
    Driver, Fairway and Hybrid  LST 8.5 Tour Stiff 65, G30 3 Wood Tour Stiff 80 and G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 
    Hybrid  Tour Edge Exotics CBPro U Limited Edition 17* #2 Kuro Kage Stiff 90HY
    Irons  G irons 4-UW AWT 2.0 Stiff white dot +1/2" plus Odyssey Duel Force 56 degree 
    Bag  Hoofer 14 2016
    Putter  Queen Bee #8 
    Balls Titleist ProV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X 
  • kyleluteskylelutes Members Posts: 80 ✭✭
    The 400's do launch high for their lofts. 
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    Go with 8.5
    I had 10 lofted down and did not like it.
    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,643 ✭✭
    I'm playing the 8.5 and launching it as high or higher than any other driver I've ever owned.  I've never played anything lower than 9.5. 
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