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SIM line is fade biased, so the D is more like straight biased.

The SIM is solidly fade biased whereas as the Max is pretty much neutral, so I imagine that the Max D is probably as draw biased as the SIM is fade, which is to say noticeably, but not extreme. Someth

For some off-season fun, I picked up preowned M6 D-Type (10.5*) and Sim Max D (9*) drivers.  I have several TM shafts around, so I spent this weekend out on the course alone doing some testing.  M6 on

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On 9/20/2020 at 1:05 PM, third-times-a-charm said:

SIM line is fade biased, so the D is more like straight biased.

I definitely agree with this. This is the Sim that probably 95% of us should be playing but won’t because it’s not in the bags of the guys on TV. I love the deeper face and feel it is every bit as low spin as the max, maybe even more so. But I get a nice straight ball flight out of it. And I’ve been known to be a snap hooker so it kinda surprised me how straight I hit this one. 

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To my eye it is the most appealing SIM from address. And in a demo I found it just goes straight with a slight draw. But I don’t have a flat swing and I don’t turn the ball over really hard, so not worried about hooks. It seems the draw bias can be enhanced or minimized with hosel settings. 

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I tested all 3 heads and the SIM MAX D was the worst for my swing.  My bad shots tend to be duck hooks and I hit more of those with MAX D than the 2 others.  I need my driver with an open face so that wasn't even an option for me. 

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The SIM is solidly fade biased whereas as the Max is pretty much neutral, so I imagine that the Max D is probably as draw biased as the SIM is fade, which is to say noticeably, but not extreme. Something like the Callaway Rogue Draw doubles the amount of CG shift towards the heel (draw side) and most "draw biased" drivers aren't that extreme. I imagine the Max D is similar to the PING SFT lines, and that would also put it exactly in line with *gasp!*, the venerable 2016 M2. 😲

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I know i didnt as but thanks for all the information. I ordered one after a fitting cause it gave me best spin numbers and best overall but it was stuck in my mind i did wrong thing. reading this makes me feel i did right thing. My daughter will be upset, i was going to give it to her and get a Max. 

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For some off-season fun, I picked up preowned M6 D-Type (10.5*) and Sim Max D (9*) drivers.  I have several TM shafts around, so I spent this weekend out on the course alone doing some testing.  M6 on Saturday and Sim on Sunday.  Had shafts with me like the UST Elements Chrome S, Tensei CK Blue 60 R, Rogue Black 60 MSI 95 R, Fujikura Pro 60 S.

 

I really enjoy each of these drivers.  It's cold out here, so hard to really test distance, but the ball was getting out there.  I suspect that if I had a monitor with me, the Sim was more optimized for distance with the lower loft.  It still launched plenty.  Both heads are forgiving.  Depending on the shaft, and the hosel setting, there were directional differences, but there was definitely a straight (or draw) bias.  I ended up getting most dialed in with the Sim Max D 9*, +.75* and the CK Blue 60 R.

 

I'll do some more testing during the off-season, but these will be in the running for the bag come spring.  YMMV.  

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