Callaway Paradym Vs Ping G430 Driver Comparison Overview
The Callaway Paradym series of clubs is the latest offering from the storied company.
The Ping G430 drivers are some of the newest additions to the Ping G family of drivers.
This was an exciting comparison for us because it allowed us to see what kind of new technologies and features both manufacturers are bringing to the table.
For this specific comparison, it should be noted that we pitted the standard Callaway Paradym driver against the Ping G430 Max driver.
Let’s take a look at how they stacked up against one another.
Callaway Paradym Driver Overview
“The Callaway Paradym features a new all-carbon fiber chassis which replaces titanium.”
Carbon fiber is incredibly strong and lightweight (often used in sports cars) and in the new Callaway Paradym, it really helps to lighten the club head.
This means more weight was able to be distributed to the front and back of the head.
In this sense, Callaway took a page out of Cobra’s book by utilizing split weight technology.
What this does is help to retard side spin with the front weight while still holding onto some forgiveness with the back weight.
Indeed, most of our testers noticed immediate boosts in carry distance thanks to lowered spin rates.
Our testers also noted that the Callaway Paradym driver felt lighter overall than the Ping G430 driver.
Ping G430 Driver Overview
“The main similarity between the Callaway Paradym and the Ping G430 driver is the forged titanium face.”
In the case of the Ping G430 Max driver though, this forged titanium face has been milled to various thicknesses.
This adds a dimension of forgiveness as more ball speed is preserved by the thinner zones around the perimeter.
Like the Callaway Paradym, the Ping G430 driver also has a sliding rear weight that can shift the CG of the club head. In the case of the Ping G430 Max driver, this weight is 25 grams.
It’s a helpful feature that adds to the club’s forgiveness since it can help you cover your right or leftward mis-hit.
“These drivers have a lot in common but overall, more of our testers liked the Callaway Paradym driver.
The sliding weight is only 15 grams so it does enough to affect the CG while still keeping the overall weight low. Our testers mentioned that at times, the Ping G430 driver felt a bit clunky.”