Callaway Epic Max Vs. Callaway Rogue Driver Comparison And Review 2021
If you have ever taken a look at the Callaway Rogue and the Callaway Epic Max drivers side-by-side then you already know how similar they are.
In a way, the Epic Max driver id the spiritual successor to the Rogue driver.
But is newer really better? On the surface it would seem that the Epic Max does everything the Rogue does – only better.
So we wanted to see if the Epic Max made legit improvements to the Rogue design.
Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Max driver is loaded with feature updates from the Rogue. It’s also the most forgiving driver in the Epic family.
Before we get into the similarities we want to discuss one major difference between the Epic Max and Rogue drivers.
The Epic Max has the updated SS21 Flash Face while the Rogue sports the Variable Face Thickness face architecture.
Does the SS21 represent a major improvement in forgiveness and performance? Not really. While it has a nice feel it doesn’t provide more ball speed on mis-hits than the VFT.
However, the Epic Max also features redesigned Jailbreak bars that expand horizontally more than the Rogue.
Did this make a significant difference in stability? Not really. The head felt as stiff as the Rogue. However, the Epic Max does sport an adjustable sliding weight while the rogue does not.
Does this help with forgiveness and versatility? Absolutely.
The Epic Max allows you to correct bias as needed and would be a benefit to many different kinds of players.
Callaway Rogue Driver Overview
The Callaway Rogue has a lot of the landmark features that make Callaway drivers so desirable.
Features like a carbon crown, Jailbreak bars, perimeter weighting and Variable Face Thickness are all here in the Rogue driver – and for a significantly lower price than the Epic Max.
That’s because the Rogue is a much older driver and – some would argue – some of the features are obsolete.
We would beg to differ however. The Rogue kept pace with the Epic Max in almost every arena.
The only thing the Epic Max has on the Rogue is a sliding weight that makes it more versatile and can make it a bit more forgiving.
While the Epic Max doesn’t represent a major leap from the Rogue it may still be worth the price if you really like to shape your shots or desperately need to correct a miss.
Otherwise the more affordable Rogue still delivers on distance and forgiveness.