Ping G425 Vs. Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview
The Ping G425 and the Ping G400 drivers essentially run on the same engine. Ping calls it their “proprietary” T9S+ face material. T9S+ is simply a type of titanium and in both the Ping G400 and the Ping G425 drivers, it’s forged.
The Ping G400 is the predecessor of the Ping G425 driver though and in the latter, some improvements have been made to complement the forged titanium face. Which driver is better overall though? Find out in the following comparison.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 driver is sort of like the bigger badder cousin of the Ping G400.
But whether or not bigger and badder equal better will depend on who you’re talking to. The Ping G425 driver sports an oversized 460CC head so just by merit of it’s size, it’s pretty forgiving. You get a large sweet spot to work with which, as we mentioned, is made from forged titanium.
The Ping G425 also has a hefty 26 gram tungsten weight in the back which can be slid into draw, neutral or fade positions. The G425 produced really good launch and carry distances as well so most of our high handicap testers really liked the distance boosts they were getting from it.
Ping G400 Driver Overview
The Ping G400 has a smaller, 445CC head and an MOI rating of 9,000
Compare that to the 10,000 MOI of the Ping G425 driver and you have a slightly less forgiving albeit more workable driver. When we tested the Ping G400 driver it became clear very quickly that it was meant for players with at least moderate swing speeds.
Our high handicap testers were not getting the same carry or overall distance with the Ping G400 as they were with the G425 driver. However, our lower handicap testers really liked the low, piercing trajectory that they were able to achieve with the Ping G400.
The rear tungsten weight of the Ping G400 can be adjusted; but not side-to-side. You can simply make it heavier or lighter so at the end of the day, you are simply tweaking MOI and maybe launch.
So which driver is better? Well if you’re a high handicapper, the better driver would be the Ping G425. If however you broke 100 long ago and need more accuracy from your driver, the Ping G400 is certainly the better choice.