Taylormade M4 Vs Taylormade SIM2 Irons Comparison Overview
At a glance, the Taylormade M4 and the SIM2 irons look very similar.
And that isn’t really surprising considering that the SIM2 irons are essentially indirect successors of the Taylormade M4 irons.
While both iron sets are geared towards mid and high handicap players and while both sets have a very similar profile,
it’s important to know the differences between these irons if you really want to understand what makes them tick. Let’s take a closer look.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“One of the first things that stuck out to us when testing the Taylormade M4 irons was the deep cavity undercut.”
The deep undercut gives way to a generous sole which has a nice bevel on the back end. Like the M4 woods and hybrids, the Taylormade M4 irons offer very smooth turf interaction.
In thick lies, it’s very easy to pop the ball out and achieve clean contact.
The deep undercut and generous sole also makes for high launch. This compliments the strong lofts very well.
In the end, you get a controlled launch that can be worked either low or high if you know how to strike the ball.
Compared to the SIM2 irons though, the Taylormade M4’s have wider soles so it’s easier to get the ball in the air with them. However, the SIM2 irons have more advanced forgiveness features…
Taylormade SIM2 Irons Overview
“The top line and head profile of the SIM2 irons is very similar to those of the Taylormade M4’s.”
The sole of the SIM2 irons is narrower though so you get a cleaner look at address and a bit more workability.
The SIM2 irons also feature progressive inverted cone technology so the sweet spot is shifted to optimal positions as you move down the set.
The SIM2 irons also feature a hollow-body design to increase distance. Indeed, the lower launch and free-floating face of the SIM2 irons helped them play longer than the M4’s.
The SIM2’s also offered more stability on mis-hits. However, up and down workability is not as easy with the Taylormade SIM2 irons.
“If you can get more distance by launching the ball high, the Taylormade M4 irons are better for you.
That’s because you don’t really get the option of high launch with the SIM2 irons. On the other hand, the SIM2’s offer lower spin rates and better lateral workability.”