Ping G410 Plus Driver Review – Refined Version G 400 or Is their more than to Eye?
Latest offering by Ping Golf, G4 10 Plus Golf Driver packs a punch with technology that has been around for about 15 years . For the first time in a ping drive they’ve put customizable fitting way across this back edge putting it in a setting where you can go neutral draw and fade and it’s a sixteen grams weight so it’s a substantial size . I want to test it initially video to see how much influence it has . Bar the body adjustable weight is not great unless changed on the G 4 10 driver compared to the G 400 driver.
The matt finish and the sleek upper body looks just awesome but sound wise I’m on the fence as it’s a slightly loud kind of cracking noise. That’s probably because of Titanium used for its construction, I prefer the slightly deeper sound of a carbon.
Getting Into the Groove - A Detailed Ping G410 SFT Driver Review
Movable-weight technology offers better control on the ball flight by allowing to position the center of gravity. Certainly it entitles you to a complete different experience.
It allows you to adjust the center of gravity by shifting weight in three different positions (Draw, Neutral, Fade) so that you can hit in each direction from neutral to influence, right or left shot direction. Increased MOI due to the weight position around the edges of the clubhead which results in increased ball speed and forgiveness for hitting it long and straight from the tees.
8-Lobe Trajectory Tuning:-
G410 Plus Driver comes with a lightweight, aerodynamic hosel adjustments settings that provides up to 8 positions for maneuvering ball flight through loft (±1.5°) and lie adjustments, which goes up to 3° flatter than regular
Fast Forged Face:-
With a leaner, hotter impact area, Ping G410 offers maximized flexing and accelerated ball speed to cover more distance, no wonders the patented heat-treatment process used to forge the face of the club with precision along with its head’s internal geometry generates a powerful sound and feel.
Sleek & Streamlined Shape:-
It has an aerodynamically shaped crown, which reduced drag during the downswing and increases clubhead speed resulting in faster ball velocity and farther distance. It is certainly more-aggressive due to the efficient Turbulator Technology.
PING’s proprietary counter-balanced shaft offers more stability and consistency due to its lighter weight and high-launch angle. An 8 gram counterweight in the grip end shifts the CG higher, which helps in increased impact transfer and momentum, resulting in greater forgiveness and more ball speed.
I almost feel like with this new adjustable weight that could have almost been done in just one driver this year they could have been a poor front here with adjustable weight could have been moved to the front for now as tech version . And it also begs the question is did he really need an SS tech version . If the weight system is as good as they say it is . We’ll see if that’s the case on testing.
So I tested this on GC quad with probably ones in the ideal setting for me and I must admit they performed I absolutely crushed the thing . It felt very good off the face . It had a loud kind of cracking noise which is very common with Ping drivers . They are on the slightly loud a side driver hitting does not have that dead deep noise it is more of a crack . So this is my optimum performance of drives off tested over the last 12 months . And these are numbers here from the G4 10 driver.
As you can see distances up carrying the ball 288 yards giving me a total distance of three hundred and ten yards is longer than average driver shows that I hit . So very good numbers . I found that the launch was bang on the number at 13 degrees and the spin was surprisingly on the low side spinning . Only two thousand one hundred APM on average which is low for a driver . That’s a big head for out . It’s not the low spin setting but speed wise . I was pretty much on the average one hundred and twelve miles per hour combat speed giving me a good bull speed Number One hundred and sixty two miles per hour so really tough hitting the ball speed numbers give me a smash factor from one point four five.
So in testing very impressed it gave me good numbers . I did experience a couple of missed strikes as well . There was this particular shot where I hit low on the face and I lost I think about eight to 10 yards of carry distance . Considering the strike was so low I still got a very good result . I found it forgiving and a neutral setting . I did find it slightly draw bias I found I was just moving the ball slightly left in my target line in the neutral and it felt like the toe was kind of fast on the neutral setting.
I also tested the weights because now this is an adjustable ping driver . We can move the way across the back . Not the most streamlined system . We’ve seen weight tracks from other manufacturers for many many years . And I go back to 15 years ago was when the first adjustable weighty driver was actually available and market pings first version is one solid way at the back which can be moved from the center which is neutral so the heel which you draw on to the toe which is fades . So I tested it in those three settings and I’m happy to report.
There was a difference in both flight the fade didn’t have as much draw flight the ME so access sstayed a little bit straighter in flight which I liked it was a benefit and the draw version for me definitely drew further than what it was in neutral and substantially as well the difference between the fake shots and the draw settings were big enough of a difference to notice that weight was doing something different and certainly in the Fade setting I could noticeably sense the toe of the golf club coming through contact slower . How can we keep that face a little bit more squirts open.
There was a difference in both flight the fade didn’t have as much draw flight the ME so access stayed a little bit straighter in flight which I liked it was a benefit and the draw version for me definitely drew further than what it was in neutral and substantially as well the difference between the fake shots and the draw settings were big enough of a difference to notice that weight was doing something different and certainly in the Fade setting I could noticeably since the toe of the golf club coming through contact slower . How can we keep that face a little bit more squirts open .
I can say it’s a very good driver seeing great distance it gets compared to last year’s model on the golf course. I really enjoyed the fly . I felt like it was really strong through the wind because that slightly lower spin.
And as we saw in the initial testing it does work . It does the job and for many golfers out there they will appreciate the fact that you can now adjust the driver . Certainly if you’ve got a common shot shape that you want to get rid of . One thing to know on this kind of recess that sits at the back of the drive away that way it moves from neutral draw to fade is when you I’m not using the word hole is left exposed and open.
Now over time might get some dirt and some debris which you don’t really want . Is there a reason for the ping S.F. Tech version so the straight flat technology version of rumors is going to be an A-list tech version as well . I just feel that everything could have been done in one drive it didn’t need to be split this time and there’s definitely no room for a max version this year and really surprise if there was as drivers go it performs by than lashing as model the ideas and the thought process behind what’s changed in this drive aren’t revolutionary.
As I mentioned we’ve seen adjustable weights for 15 years we’ve seen aerodynamics for a long time yet ping have nailed the driver market . It’s not revolutionary different however they’ve got a nice new and just ability that works.