Callaway Rogue ST Max Vs. Callaway Mavrik Hybrid
While Callaway is known for recycling some of their features across different models, we found it pretty interesting that the new Callaway Rogue ST Max hybrids differed so much from the Callaway Mavrik hybrids in terms of features and performance.
Performance is one thing – the “Max” moniker usually signifies that this is a more forgiving, game-improvement club. But the difference in features is what really struck us when we went out and actually tested these two clubs.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Overview
The Callaway Rogue ST Max features up to 24 grams of tungsten placed in the toe to create a semi-draw bias.
This is the first major feature difference between the ST Max and the Mavrik as the Mavrik has no tungsten weighting at all – an oddity in it’s own right. Players struggling to keep the ball straight off the deck will surely benefit from this weighting though.
Secondly, the Jailbreak bracing arms are completely different in the ST Max than they are in the Mavrik. In the ST Max, they are pushed way out towards the heel and toe whereas on the Mavrik, they are placed more in the center.
For the ST Max, this means more lateral stability but some of our testers remarked that the ST Max felt a bit too stiff on full swings.
Callaway Mavrik Hybrid Overview
The Mavrik Hybrid is a surprisingly stripped down hybrid club.
There is no internal tungsten weighting in this club so you should have a good swing speed and be able to launch the ball on your own. The offset is minimal so right away, it won’t be as beneficial to players struggling with a slice as the ST Max hybrid.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max also sports a lighter crown while the Mavrik has a steel crown. This gives it a nice sound on impact and the lack of tungsten weighting means that the Mavrik and ST Max are almost identical in weight despite the steel crown.
Another difference is that the Mavrik has a squared toe area which actually helps with workability and accuracy when playing from the rough.
It’s painfully clear that these hybrids were made for completely different players. If you’re a low handicapper with a fast swing speed, the Mavrik is for you. If you struggle with accuracy and distance, the Callaway Rogue ST Max hybrid is the one you want.