Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Ping G710 Irons Comparison And Review
Taylormade blurred the line between muscle and cavity back irons long ago with the original SIM irons.
The SIM 2 continue in that genre-bending tradition but how would they stack up against true muscle back irons?
We found out when we tested the Ping G710 irons against the Taylormade SIM 2 irons.
In the following overview comparison, we will get straight to the important differences between these 2 iron sets.
Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Overview
The SIM 2 irons are still predominantly occupied with distance. They also maintain some of the old forgiveness features we saw in the original SIM irons.
The main improvement between the SIM and SIM 2 irons is that the Speed Bridge has been virtually done away with.
It’s replaced by a cap-back design which is essentially a rear badge made of polymer. Instead of bracing from the crown to the sole, this badge stretches from heel to toe to improve lateral stability.
However, the purpose of this cap-back design is essentially the same: stabilize the head so that the Speed Pocket can allow the face to essentially function like a hinge. You get great ball speed with the SIM 2 irons even if your swing speed isn’t all that high.
The Inverted Cone Technology that expands the sweet spot toward the toe in an asymmetrical shape is also still present in the Taylormade SIM 2 irons.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
The Ping G710’s will do more for players who are looking for more forgiveness and an aewome looking set.
While the impressive maraging steel design of the face does enhance ball speed and distance, the main event of the G710’s is in the forgiveness department.
These irons feature variable face thickness that increases ball speed and accuracy on shots away from the sweet spot.
There are also tungsten weights in the toe and the heel of these irons for higher MOI and more forgiveness on shots closer to the toe, heel, sole or crown.
The Ping G710 irons also feature a beautiful black hydropearl finish that repels water.
Last but not least, the G710’s are muscle back irons. The muscle back design coupled with the black finish give these irons a player’s iron look.
While the Taylormade SIM 2 irons played longer than the Ping G710’s, they weren’t as forgiving. If you want better overall distance, go with the Taylormade SIM 2 irons. If forgiveness is what you need, pick up the Ping G710 irons instead.