Callaway Paradym Vs Callaway Paradym X Irons Comparison Overview

Callaway Paradym Vs Callaway Paradym X Irons

The Callaway Paradym irons are starting to show up more and more at our local course.

So it’s clear that they are gaining in popularity. It seems that almost everyone knows how awesome the new Paradym line is.

But do you know which Paradym irons are right for you?

We wanted to pit Paradym against Paradym in this comparison overview to help our readers decide whether the standard Callaway Paradym or the Callaway Paradym X irons are the right choice for them.

Callaway Paradym Irons Overview

“The Callaway Paradym irons have a more compact head shape when compared to the Callaway Paradym X irons.”

So right off the bat, they were made to be a bit more workable – and they are.

Our better testers enjoyed the way they were able to manipulate ball flight and aggressively attack greens through narrow fairways.

The Callaway Paradym irons have a forged 455 stainless steel face which imparts a smooth, soft feel. Making the feel even softer are the urethane microspheres behind the hitting zone.

The Callaway Paradym irons actually launch a bit higher than the Callaway Paradym X irons; but the sole width on the standard Callaway Paradyms is narrower.

The turf interaction is still pretty smooth overall though.

Callaway Paradym X Irons Overview

Callaway Paradym X

“The Callaway Paradym X irons have a larger profile, more offset and thicker soles than the standard Callaway Paradym irons.”

The Callaway Paradym X irons also have a deeper undercut cavity which makes up for the stronger lofts. Mid and high handicappers won’t have any problem getting the ball in the air with these irons.

The Callaway Paradym X’s are also slightly heavier due to more tungsten weighting in the long irons. Our testers mentioned that the long irons in this set were easy to swing.

They also saw faster club head speeds and better smash factor with the Callaway Paradym X’s.

Like the standard Callaway Paradym irons, the Callaway Paradym X’s have a hollow-body design. This makes for a very reactive and hot face.

The Callaway Paradym X’s also have a pre-worn leading edge. In the rough, this feature allows for smoother turf interaction.

“If you are looking for more distance out of your irons, the Callaway Paradym X’s would be the best choice.

The standard Callaway Paradym irons were more workable. Just be aware that they are also not as forgiving as the Callaway Paradym X’s.”

Callaway Paradym Irons First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the Paradym irons is the attractive design which looks great in the bag and will have plenty of shelf appeal in 2023.

They have a player’s profile at address and are built to get the maximum distance possible.

The stronger lofts add about 5 to 10 yards to each and the feel explosive on impact.

The price point is quite high but the premium forged steel face does make up for this to a certain extent.

The irons come in 2 flavors:

Callaway Paradym Irons:

For low to mid-handicappers looking for distance, easy launch, stopping power, and workability.

Paradym X Irons Perfect for Mid Handicappers looking for distance, easy launch, and forgiveness.

The irons have a rounded shape that we expect from Callaway and the paradigm shift occurs within the clubs and not on the outside.

The 455 premium steel face was reserved for only hybrids, woods and drivers up to now. With the advances in A.i design, they are now available in the irons.

The Paradym irons will be for consistent strikers even though they are forgiving on mishits. This is down to the compact blade which had us missing left and right a bit too often.

We found the Paradym X to be better suited to our game and they are quite long, adding 5 to 10 extra yards from what we would expect.

They get progressively more workable as you get to the shorter irons and the pre-worn leading edge allows the ball to get good air time more easily.

With the premium price point, we wouldn’t be rushing out to get these irons unless you are due an upgrade and they are the best clubs for you after fitting.

The hollow body players distance iron market is quite competitive.

Callaway Paradym Iron Selling Points

  • 455 Steel Forged Face Cup
  • Hollow Bodied With Plenty Of Tungsten Weighting
  • Pre Worn Leading Edge
  • X Version for more forgiveness
  • Attractive design
  • Urethane Microspheres to absorb impact
  • Powerful sound and feel

Who Are The Callaway Paradym Irons For?

These are perfect for golfers looking for distance and workability who are due an upgrade, have a decent budget and are suited to the clubs through a fitting.

The Paradym irons are not the most forgiving due to the compact blade but they are long, get the ball in the air and have decent stopping power for relatively low spin rates.

The X version will suit higher handicap players who want distance and forgiveness with some ball flight control thrown in.

They are a premium set of irons and have a premium price point.

The powerful will be great for a golfer with a higher swing speed who wants to work the ball with a draw or a fade.

The looks and the power feel were the most impressive for us and they do add distance, but again, this is more down to the stronger lofts and they dont add much from the Rogue St series.

For us, they are mainly for Callaway Affectionados who don’t mind spending more for premium quality.

Distance: 96/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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