Taylormade Sim vs Sim Max – Which One Is Better?

Taylormade Sim vs Sim Max

If we talk about the previous year then M5 and M6 drivers were certainly the most appealing. This was just beyond our wait to get our hands when the new Sim line-up arrived.

We directed testing on the range and on the golf course. We took both the Sim and the Sim Max drivers to Farleigh Golf Club and put these drivers to test.

We also tested the drivers by using a TaylorMade TP5 golf balls and a Sky Trak launch monitor. Both the drivers Sim and Sim Max by Taylormade are similar to each other in many aspects as expected.

But there are certain observable differences too between the two of them deciding the more playability for each golfer.

Comparing Taylormade Sim vs Sim Max

SIMILARITIES

Let us talk about the SIM similarities first:

The asymmetric sole design and the Inertia generator is the two most crucial features of both these drivers. SIM is considered to be a feat of geometric engineering as they work together to make the new shape and hence referred to as- Shape in Motion.

An aerodynamic club head shape is promoted due to the raised crown and sole with high CG projection. This results in less than ideal launch conditions.

This effect was impeded by the engineers by positioning the heavy Inertia Generator at the club rear thereby bringing CG projection down to the club rear while concomitantly maximizing the MOI – forgiveness.

It was discovered by us during the aerodynamic testing that apart from all the benefits of the Inertia Generator, the airflow was hampered across the club bottom during the most crucial downswing phase.

This was 3-ft prior to impact also referred to as the speed generation zone, but what was the fix? Apparently, the answer was to match the direction of airflow at this central point by rotating the Inertia Generator.

This essential feature is included in Sim and Sim Max both. Furthermore, some more proven tech attributes like the Speed Pocket, Speed Injected Twist Face, and a 4° loft sleeve form a part of both the models.

An impressive blend of carbon and titanium and the same multi-material construction, both the drivers flaunt of this. The newest carbon coloration is used by TaylorMade called Chromium which is used to create the crowns. To help with the alignment and address, they are in contrast with the Chalk top line.

Overall, both the Sim and Sim Max are fast, forgiving, and speak volumes of quality that make them the hottest faces too in the golf industry.

DIFFERENCES

Let us delve into their differences:

The determining difference is the Sliding Weight Track which is on the SIM’s sole and responsible for promoting up to +/- 20 of draw- or fade-bias.

As compared to its MAX counterpart SIM promotes a bit less spin and a lower launch due to the weight attributes of the Sliding Weight Track.

Both these clubhead’s are 460cc (the USGA size limit) but the face of SIM is slightly smaller than the SIM MAX- specifically 8% smaller.

Those golf lovers who like a small footprint at address and have a greater appeal for customization, and who place a premier on working the ball are likely to prefer the SIM.

In SIM MAX the MAX labels the MOI or forgiveness attribute of the driver. More spin and a slightly higher launch is promoted by the Sim Max which is more than its counterpart and this is also powered by Inertia Generator which places the club’s mass back and low.

The bigger area makes it more forgiving and allows the golfer for more space to work with at impact.

Just remember that the SIM Max D model comes with a similar design like the Sim Max. But the D model possesses an internal heel weight which encourages a draw-biased ball flight. This is plausibly the highest spinning driver with the highest launch. This has 18% bigger face as compared to the SIM and allows great forgiveness.

Those who want to benefit from a draw-biased design, they need to require more forgiveness feature and larger the face and launch conditions

An impressive blend of carbon and titanium and the same multi-material construction, both the drivers flaunt of this. The newest carbon coloration is used by TaylorMade called Chromium which is used to create the crowns. To help with the alignment and address, they are in contrast with the Chalk top line.

Overall, both the Sim and Sim Max are fast, forgiving, and speak volumes of quality that make them the hottest faces too in the golf industry.

Which One Is Better?

As far as the power is concerned, we have to admit that the SIM M-Series surely has more of it.

Be it the aesthetics of the SIM drivers or the performance, these seem to grow more and more while you use it.

Surely, this is our favorite driver and the chalk white line looks beautiful and impressive to the eyes.

Both of these produce very promising numbers, where the Sim driver which has a low spin produces a penetrating flight and the SIM MAX gave a bit more spin with a higher ball flight.

If it is about forgiveness then definitely SIM MAX is more forgiving and I really appreciate this as it gave me distance I wanted.

Final Thoughts

We hope that you liked the honest comparison of the SIM family.

Mentioning again that TaylorMade has been successful to produce extraordinary drivers that cater to a variety of golfers.

Once you have decided to invest a driver from the SIM line-up then ensure to get a custom-fitted one as just buying one off the shelves is not advisable.

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