Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Vs Ping G430 10k Max Driver
Which is the better GI driver for 2024? The Ping G430 10k Max or Paradym Ai Smoke Max? Let’s find out.
Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Driver Overview
“The Ai Smoke Max features a movable rear weight, forged carbon sole, titanium bracing structure and Ai-designed face.”
The smokey carbon pattern on the sole is a bit busy but at least the crown looks cool. It has a matte carbon finish with a visible weave.
The sliding weight allows for excellent shot shaping and the AI-designed face makes for very tight dispersion. But the Ai Smoke Max launches pretty high which cost me some yardage.
It retails for $600.
Ping G430 10k Max Driver Overview
“The Ping G430 10k Max features an adjustable hosel, carbon fiber crown and a fixed rear weight.”
Yellow/black color scheme looks really nice and the turbulators on the crown are very Batman-esque. The Ping G430 10k Max launched lower which was better for my swing speed.
The forged face also felt really solid and worked to lower the MOI – leading to straighter shots. The Ping G430 10k Max sells for $550.
I liked the feel and launch of the Ping G430 10k Max a bit more than the Ai Smoke Max. The Ping G430 10k Max even yielded slightly tighter dispersion.
Aidan Lehane here, I’m a Mid-low handicap golfer who has made tremendous progress in breaking 90 in just over 1 year of playing golf seriously.
I get out to the course or range as often as possible and review all the equipment I’ve come across on this blog.