Ping G400 Vs G400 Max Vs G410 Plus Driver (Specs & Distance)


PING G400 Max Vs G410 Plus Driver

 

Ping G400 Vs G400 Max Vs G410 Plus Driver (Specifications)

Golf Club ModelDistanceLoftLength
PING G400236 yards9.0° - 10.5°45.75""
PING G400 Max240 yards9.0° - 10°45.75"
G410 Plus Driver259 yards9.0° - 12°45.25"

What is the Difference Between a Ping G400 Max and G410 Plus Driver?

The Ping G400 Max is characterized by increased distance with forgiveness and stability. The club has a straight and long design that helps it to render a high total moment of inertia.

The Dragonfly technology helps to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. The textured face helps in minimizing spin because of the increased friction.

The Ping G410 Plus features increased ball speed and forgiveness as its highlights. The club incorporates movable-weight technology to achieve the desired ball flight by adjusting the center of gravity.

The G410 has a lightweight eight-setting aerodynamic hosel. The streamlined shape helps to lessen the downswing drag and increase ball distance, velocity as well as clubhead speed.

The following are some differences players have noticed between a Ping G400 Max and G410 Plus driver.

  • The Ping G410 Plus offers more adjustability over the Ping G400 Max with a little compromise on forgiveness. The latter supports only two lofts while the former is available with more loft options. Similarly, the hosel adjustment in the G400 Max is less than that of the G410 Plus.
  • The Ping G410 Plus has various fitting options to match your swinging when compared to a Ping G400 Max.
  • The Ping G410 Plus renders slightly more distance and better dispersion than the Ping G400 Max because of its counterbalanced shaft.
  • The Ping G410 Plus has a better sound and feel when compared to the Ping G400 Max driver.
  • The Ping G400 Max is more forgiving and has a higher moment of inertia than the Ping G410 Plus.
  • The Ping G400 Max has a lower spin and head launch in comparison to the Ping G410 Plus driver.

 

What is the difference between a Ping G410 and the G400 Max Driver?

The average club speed, ball speed, carry distance and total distance of both the Ping G410 and the G400 Max drivers are almost at par.

However, there are some differences between the two drivers as given below.

  • There are lesser chances of hooks occurring with a Ping G410 in contrast to the G400 Max driver. Also, the G410 minimizes the chances of the ball going to the left in comparison to the G400 Max.
  • The Ping G410 also renders more forgiveness on less perfect strikes and helps in hitting fairways better when compared to the Ping G400 Max driver.
  • The Ping G410 is better fitted as well as encompasses a better sound and feel when compared to the Ping G400 Max.
  • The Ping G410 has comparatively more efficient turbulators and enhanced dynamics than the Ping G400 Max, which increases the ball speed through the air.
  • The Ping G410 has a higher moment of inertia than the Ping G400 Max because of its ability to maintain the weight at the perimeter.
  • The Ping G400 Max has an average higher launch angle and an average lower spin rate than the Ping G410 driver.

 

How to Adjust Ping G400 Driver Lie Angle Settings

You can adjust the lie angle settings of a Ping G400 driver by changing the settings of the loft. In other words, de-lofting helps in marginally altering the lie angle of the driver.

The loft settings can be changed from neutral to either the big or small plus as well as the big or small minus. The plus and minus settings can help in flattening the lie by about 0.7 degrees.

On the other hand, the small plus and minus can be used to flatten the lie by close to 2 degrees.

When the loft is changed to the small plus or minus of 0.6 degrees, the lie gets dropped by 1 degree less than the average lie angle of 58 degrees. This means that the loft alteration reduces the average lie angle to 57 degrees.

In contrast, when a variation to the loft is made to the big plus or minus of 1 degree, the lie angle gets dropped by 0.2 degree lesser than average to 57.8 degrees. 

 

Distance (G400 Max Vs G410 Plus)

The Ping G410 Plus driver offers more distance than the Ping G400 Max for most players. However, the distance may not be very significant for some of them.

The following are some inferences made by a few golfers after having played thrice with each of the golf clubs.

  • You can swing an average distance of 236 yards with the Ping G400 Max driver. On the other hand, their carry distance with the Ping G410 driver is 240 yards.
  • They cover an average total distance of 258 yards when playing with the Ping G400 Max driver. In contrast, with the Ping G410 driver, it was 259 yards.
  • The clubhead and ball speeds with the Ping G400 Max are 97mph and 142mph respectively. The corresponding speeds with the Ping G410 Plus are 96mph and 143mph in the same order.

The Ping G400 Max comes in two different loft options of 9.0 degrees and 10 degrees. Both lofts can be adjusted by a plus or minus of 1 degree.

The two models have an average lie angle of 58 degrees. In comparison to this driver, the Ping G410 Plus is available with three loft variants of 9.0 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees.

All three lofts support adjustment by a plus or minus of 1.5 degrees. They feature an average lie angle of 58.5 degrees.

 

G400 Vs G400 Max

It’s worth noting that there are many differences between the Ping G400 and the Ping G400 Max although some of these differences tend to be negligible.

  • The Ping G400 has a head size of 445cc whereas the Ping G400 Max comes with a head size of 460cc that gives the G400 a smaller footprint.
  • The Ping G400 offers players a slightly higher clubhead speed when compared to the Ping G400 Max driver because of the enhanced aerodynamics.
  • The Ping G400 Max has been found to be more forgiving than the Ping G400 driver by some golfers.
  • The Ping G400 tends to have a slightly lower launch angle and lower spin rate than the Ping G410 Max while the latter driver has a higher moment of inertia.
  • The Ping G400 Max has a much better feel and sound combined with better looks according to most golfers when compared to the Ping G400. However, some players have felt the other way too.
  • The Ping G400Max is a better choice for players with a high handicap over the Ping G400 that is more suitable for mid-handicappers.
  • The Ping G400 Max driver has a tighter dispersion when compared to the Ping G400 driver.
  • The Ping G400 features slightly more fast and slow ball speeds of about 162.1mph and 153.9mph when compared to approximately 161.7mph and 156.6mph for the Ping G400 Max.
  • The Ping G400 delivers long and short total distances of nearly 307 yards and 276 yards respectively while the same distances with the Ping G400 Max are about 302 and 285 yards.
  • The Ping G400 Max offers more control and accuracy along with a slightly higher angle of attack over the Ping G400 for a few golfers.
  • The Ping G400 is easier to swing for some players along with a faster swing speed as against the Ping G400 Max because it has a smaller clubhead.
  • The Ping G400 Max is often a good choice over the Ping G400 for those who want to hit an extra fairway for every round.
  • According to some golfers, the Ping G400 is a neutral club without any left or right bias while they feel that the Ping G400 Max has left and fade bias.
  • The Ping G400 Max is often more consistent when rendering off-center shots and presents lesser chances of snap hooks or power draws in comparison to the Ping G400 driver.

 

G400 Max Vs G400 LST

A few differences between the Ping G400 Max and the Ping G400 LST drivers that are worth keeping in mind are given below.

  • The G400 Max is available with lofts of 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees with a +/-1 degree adjustment. On the other hand, the G400 LST comes with options of 8 degrees and 10.5 degrees with the same level of adjustment.
  • The G400 Max driver has an average lie angle of 57 degrees while this angle is 58 degrees for the G400 LST.
  • The G400 LST is a better option over the G400 Max for players who have a considerably low spin rate and backspin.
  • The G400 Max has a slightly bigger head size of 460cc when compared to the G400 LST that has a head size of 445cc.
  • The G400 Max has a marginally lower head weight of 206g in contrast with the G400 LST with a head weight of 208g.
  • The G400 Max has a slightly lighter swing weight of D3 as against the D4 swing weight of G400 LST making it a better choice for fast swingers.
  • The G400 Max often offers a higher launch and better ball speed in comparison to the G400 LST. The average ball speed with the G400 Max is higher by around 1.2mph.
  • The G400 Max is worth considering over the G400 LST for golfers who find it challenging to hit fairways.
  • The G400 Max tends to be more forgiving and capable of delivering straighter shots when compared to the G400 LST.
  • The G400 LST is a good choice over the G400 Max for those who want to achieve as much total distance as possible. However, some players have experienced otherwise also.
  • The G400 Max has a louder sound than the G400 LST when the ball hits the driver and appears more massive. However, these features don’t appeal to some players.
  • The G400 Max tends to have a better dispersion than the G400 LSTand helps golfers in determining easily how consistent their accuracy and distance are on the golf course.

 

G400 Max Vs G400 SFT

The following are some interesting differences between the G400 Max and G400 SFT drivers.

  • The G400 Max supports lofts of 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees while the G400 SFT offers lofts of 10 degrees and 12 degrees. Both drivers provide a +/-1 degree adjustment for their lofts.
  • The G400 Max has a head size of 460cc that is considerably larger than that of the G400 SFT, which has a head size of 445cc.
  • The G400 Max has a slightly larger head weight of 206g compared to the G400 SFT that has a head weight of 203g.
  • The G400 Max has a heavy swing weight of D3 against the G400 SFT with a swing weight of D1, making it more suitable for slow swingers.
  • The G400 SFT is a better choice than the G400 Max for those who want less spin and their shots to go as straight as possible.
  • The G400 SFT offers a better feel of the face in comparison to the G400 Max for some golfers.
  • The G400 SFT often helps in achieving a higher ball speed and promoting more face closure than the G400 Max.

 

G400 Max Vs Taylormade M4

The following are some differences between the Ping G400 Max and Taylormade M4 drivers.

  • For some players, the G400 Max has slightly lesser clubhead and ball speeds compared to the Taylormade M4.
  • The G400 Max offers a marginally lower carry distance and total distance in comparison to the Taylormade M4.
  • The G400 Max features a higher launch angle and spin as against the Taylormade M4.

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