Callaway Mavrik Vs Callaway Paradym Driver Comparison Overview
We get it. Golf clubs are ridiculously expensive. You can’t always afford to pay a premium for the latest and most expensive driver.
Luckily, you don’t always have to. There is a robust pre-owned driver market that can provide a lot of value if you are looking for an affordable game improvement driver.
However, there is something to be said about the latest and greatest in driver technology.
So today, we will be pitting old vs new as we compare and contrast the merits of the Callaway Mavrik driver and the new Callaway Paradym driver.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
“The Mavrik was an advanced driver in its time.”
With a titanium body build and SS20 Flash Face design, this was the apex of driver technology just a couple of years ago.
And these features still have value today. Our testers mentioned that the Callaway Mavrik still plays hot and has a deep, satisfying feel when you nail the sweet spot.
The titanium body also gives the Mavrik a light and resilient feel. Many of our testers were exceeding their average club head speed with this driver in fact.
The shape of the driver head is also designed to be aerodynamic.
The only downside was that low-face shots lost a significant amount of ball speed – the same can be said of lateral mis-hits.
As long as you make consistent contact though, the Mavrik will reward you with a great feel and above average distance.
Callaway Paradym Driver Overview
“The Callaway Paradym replaces all titanium in the body with carbon fiber.”
In case you were wondering, carbon fiber is lighter than titanium and about as strong.
The Callaway Paradym feels lighter on the backswing which allowed more of our testers to resist flying open. As you can imagine, this increased striking accuracy.
The Callaway Paradym also features a 15-gram sliding weight (neutral, fade and draw positions) so it is a viable option no matter what your swing bias is.
And the biggie: our testers were driving the ball 11 yards longer than the Mavrik on average with this driver.
“In just a couple of years, Callaway has managed to drastically improve its driver design.
The Callaway Paradym is certainly more expensive than the Mavrik; but you really get what you pay for in this case. The Callaway Paradym does everything the Mavrik does – only better.”
Mavrik Driver – First Impressions
Once you get passed the bright colors and attractive design, you can immediately see how light and wieldy the Mavrik drivers really are.
The face on the club is huge and it gives you the confidence you need to let the driver rip, even on the first tee with a crowd gathered to watch.The face is also ultra thin, ultra light special steel which sends the ball into orbit on contact.
Two internal jailbreak bars on under side of the club hold everything together by connecting the sole with the crown and adding extra stability, feel, consistency and distance.The shape of the driver is also aerodynamic and like everything with the clubs, focused on more swing speed.
The Different Mavrik Driver Versions
The Mavrik is for your average player or mid handicapper, medium levels of forgiveness, and mid spin. This one has a standard launch angle too.
The Mavrik max is similar with more forgiveness and a higher ball flight for higher handicappers
The Mavrik Pro has a 450cc head, less forgiveness and spin and higher emphasis on distance for low handicappers and fast swingers.
Callaway Paradym Driver – First Impressions
“The Blue colored full carbon chassis of the Callaway Paradym really grew on us as the round wore on, espeically due to the exceptional forgiveness from the clubs Ai enhanced face”
The Ai enhancement of the forged titanium face ensures that the ball is going straight from almost any area across it.
It is also big and inviting in the Paradym and Paradym X models.
The Triple diamond is more compact and will offer tour players longer distance and more workability in the 2023 season.
The Face Cup Technology wraps around the face to extend the forgiveness even further and enhance the flex across the face.
The Ai Jailbreak speedbar technology is still on offer but it is reduced to a single bar again with two prons at the bottom. This offers enhanced ballspeeds and increased stability.
The 360 Degree Carbon chassis is a first in the industry and offers unrivalled weight savings which are then redistributed to enhance the ball speeds on offer.
Overall these clubs are longer, more forgiving and feel better than their predecessors.
The only problem is the premium price tag that comes with them which is close to $700 or £600.
Callaway Paradym Family
The Paradym has an adjustable 15g slot that can be adjusted to suit your swing style.
It offers mid level spin and superb distance. Were getting around 10 yards further the Rogue ST Driver from 2022.
For someone that tends to draw the ball a little bit, the Paradym X was drawing a bit much for my liking but it will definitely suit a slicer.
It is the highest launching, highest spinning model with the shortest distance.
It is probably worth sacrificing that extra distance to actually land on the Fairway more consistently.
Expect to see the Paradym Triple Diamond extensively on tour this year, while some Tour Pros will prefer the regular Paradym.
The Diamond version has a 450cc head, and adjustable weighting. It offers stronger lofts, the most distance and the lowest launch angle.
Callaway Mavrik Driver – Selling Points
- Ultra Thin, Ultra Light Titanium Face
- Adjustable Loft In Each Driver
- Internal Jailbreak Bars For Stability
- A Version To Suit Every Player
- Aerodynamic Shape For Swing Speed
- Premium, High Performance Clubs
- Incredibly Light For The Large Head Size
Callaway Paradym Selling Points
- 15% Tighter Downrange Dispersion
- More Distance
- The face is extremely forgiving
- Triple Diamond plays hot
- Plenty of adjustable weighting
- X version is great for a slice.
Who Are The Mavrik Drivers For
The Mavrik Drivers are some of the highest performing on the market and there is a version for every level of ability.
With the adjustable loft, these are a great choice for any player but the clubs are primarily aimed at distance and forgiveness.
Callaway Mavrik Family Of Irons
The standard version of the club, for average to fast swing speeds. This club has a perfect blend of distance, accuracy and forgiveness.
The Mavrik Max
the Mavrik Max is going to be perfect for beginners and slower swing speeds. It is more forgiving, higher launching and it has more of a draw bias to eliminate a slice.
The Mavrik Pro
A smaller head and lower, flatter launch trajectory. This is for the low handicappers and pros with high swing speeds and consistency in their swing that want to launch bombs as far down the fairway as humanly possible.
Feel And Control: 92/100
Overall Score: 94/100
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Who is the Callaway Paradym Driver for?
“The 3 Paradym drivers on offer from Callaway have enough firepower to suit every type of golfer possible.”
While the draw bias X version was a little too draw bias for us. Some players who don’t slice the ball have found it incredibly straight. It launches high and it is the most forgiving by far. Slightly less distance than the regular Paradym.
The regular Paradym will be the best choice for almost all players. It has an adjustable 15g weight on the back that will suit and shot type.
This one is jam packed with the latest ai technology and carbon body. We found it 10 yards longer and more forgiving than the 2022 model.
The triple diamond is going to be limited to the best strikers in the game.
We were spraying this one left and right but when we did catch it flush, it flew for miles.
Overall a very impressive if not slightly expensive set of drivers.
Feel & Control: 94/100