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New Driver Help (TaylorMade SIM)

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KingKwas9KingKwas9 Members  7WRX Points: 20Handicap: 3-5Posts: 7 Bunkers
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I’m gearing up for a new driver. I like to understand details so I can make an informed decision

Haven’t upgraded since 2016 so I need some help. Play a TM M2, X flex, Matrix Ozik Black Tie, 9.5 degree, 108-114 Mph

1) SIM vs SIM Max. Pros & cons?

2) What are some good shafts to consider?

Thanks in advance!



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    I was a big fan of the black tie... I’m a big homer for aldila. I like the silver, personally...

    ventus black is popular on tour, but I got better numbers and feel from the ventus blue.

    i am not familiar with the sim enough to compare heads, but I think the max is more forgiving and higher spin.


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  • EreimEreim In Hoc Signo Vinces Members  652WRX Points: 173Handicap: 7.7Posts: 652 Golden Tee
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    Max is going to be more forgiving, with about 300 rpm more spin.

    Both are great drivers.

    Taylormade M1 9.5 Project X T1100 6.0<br /><br /> Callaway Rogue 15° Project X EvenFlow Blue 75 <br /><br /> Callaway Rogue 19°, 24° Project X EvenFlow Blue 85 <br /><br /> Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 5-6 & MMC 7-9 True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100 <br /><br /> SM7 Vokey 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D Tour White AMT S400 & Bettinardi Inovai 3.0
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    I would go with the SIM. It has an adjustable weight to help with shot shaping plus it is better for higher swing speeds and lower rpms. I will say though that the Callaway Mavrik subzero in my opinion is better than both. If your are stuck on Tailor-made though then go with the SIM.


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