Callaway Mavrik Vs Taylormade SIM Drivers Comparison And Review 2021
One of the first differences you will notice between the Callaway Mavrik and the Taylormade SIM driver is that the SIM has a sliding weight while the Mavrik does not.
In fact, the standard Mavrik is the only driver in the Mavrik family that doesn’t have an adjustable weight.
But how much does a sliding weight really affect your game? Can players of all levels benefit from a sliding weight?
We answer these and other important questions in our side-by-side comparison of the Callaway Mavrik and the Taylormade SIM drivers.
Taylormade SIM Driver Overview
The other thing you will notice right away with this driver is the oddly shaped sole that seems to extend out past the head.
This is what Taylormade calls the “Inertia Generator.” The idea is that by putting weight as far back in the head as possible, it will increase ball speeds no matter where you hit the ball on the face in the front of the head.
The weight being placed so far back, is able to disperse itself more evenly across the face because of this greater expanse.
We found that this extreme rear weighting did in fact help with distance on shots away from the sweet spot.
The sliding weight helped with shot shaping – a bit. However, it wasn’t enough to really make a difference if your swing speed wasn’t up to par or if you couldn’t find the sweet spot.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
The Callaway Mavrik driver doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that the SIM driver does but it still performs pretty well.
Right off the bat, the SIM driver produced more distance for on-center shots. However, if you have trouble finding the center of the face on your drives, the high-quality material and construction of the Callaway Mavrik driver will be more beneficial.
The titanium Flash Face technology was better for producing high ball speeds away from the sweet spot than the Twist Face technology of the SIM. But what about the lack of a sliding weight?
We didn’t have any problem.
The Callaway Mavrik has an adjustable hosel and that was enough for our better testers to shape shots adequately.
The SIM driver is great for pure distance. However, if you are looking for a better feel and more forgiveness, we would recommend checking out the Callaway Mavrik.