Taylormade SIM Max Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview

The SIM Max driver is a nice middle ground between the massively forgiving SIM Max D and the more workable standard SIM drivers. It straddles the line between being overly forgiving at the detriment of workability and yielding the distance that most players need.

However, it does lean more toward the forgiving side which certainly isn’t a bad thing depending on what kind of player you are. But we wanted to see just how forgiving it was compared to a more established Taylormade driver: the M2.

Taylormade SIM Max Driver Overview

The Taylormade SIM Max driver features the inertia generator that we have seen in subsequent Taylormade drivers.

This is sort of the star of the show as it it this driver’s most noticeable feature. What it does is allow for a weight to be placed as far back in the head as possible. This greatly increases MOI and allows more energy to be distributed to more parts of the face.

Taylormade says that the inertia generator also helps increase club head speed but in our testing, we didn’t find that to be true. However, it cannot be argued that the SIM Max is forgiving. The face profile   is substantial which makes it easier for high handicappers to find the sweet spot.

Like previous M series drivers, the SIM Max features the Twist Face technology which adds to the overall forgiveness by straightening out mis-hits.

Taylormade M2 Driver Overview

Right off the bat, we should mention that the Taylormade M2 is less forgiving than the SIM Max driver.

Taylormade really made improvements in the SIM series over the M series in terms of both distance and forgiveness. While the Taylormade M2 has a nice-feeling 9-1-1 titanium body and an impressive carbon fiber crown, these features really don’t hold a candle to the inertia generator.

MOI was greatly reduced in the Taylormade M2 and distance was compromised as well. On average, the SIM Max played 9 yards longer than the Taylormade M2. Still, the Taylormade M2 features a 12-setting adjustable hosel just like the SIM Max so both clubs are pretty versatile.

After our testing, we can safely say that Taylormade outdid themselves with the SIM Max. It is indeed more forgiving than the famed Taylormade M2 driver. Both would be a great option for high handicappers; but the SIM Max has more to offer.

Taylormade M2 Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade M2 driver feels amazing on the downswing and it’s really hard to miss the fairway with it.

Taylormade Sim Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A driver designed to do it all for players: increase ball speed, enhance forgiveness and provide shaping.

Taylormade M2 First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Taylormade M2 driver was how light it felt and how well it cut through the air on the downswing.

This driver will feel really good for anyone with a slower swing speed. It cuts through the air like a dream and delivers smooth, buttery contact when you pure it.

The M Family

The M2 is joined by the M6 and M4 drivers. The M6 more closely resembles the SIM drivers from Taylormade as it has an even more pronounced rear weight. The M4 is a bit more subtle but does have a more satisfying sound and feel than both the M2 and M6.

Sim Driver – First Impressions

At first, you may be a little intimidated with all the apparent bells and whistles of the Taylormade SIM.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: the first time you pick up a Taylormade SIM driver you will probably notice the weight right away.

With a swing weight of D5 with a graphite shaft, this driver is a bit intimidating at first.

However, after you take the first swing and feel how the inertia generator effortlessly pulls the CG downward, you will be hooked.

The SIM Family

There is the standard SIM, the SIM Max and the SIM Max D Driver. All feature the twist face but the standard SIM is the only one with a movable weight.

Taylormade M2 Selling Points

  • A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
  • Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
  • Affordable
  • High-quality composite body materials
  • It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations

Taylormade Sim Driver – Selling Points

  • Very high MOI
  • Good forgiveness
  • Sliding weight
  • Good distance
  • Speed Pocket
  • Adjustable loft sleeve

Who is the Taylormade M2 Driver for?

The Taylormade M2 is definitely more for beginners and high handicappers.

If you are looking for help getting your swing speed up or are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Taylormade M2 would be a better choice for you. It’s lightweight, produces very straight shots and yields good ball speed even when you hit out near the toe.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Taylormade SIM Drivers – Who are they For?

The Taylormade SIM driver is better-suited for mid to low handicappers.

The adjustable loft and weight also make them a good choice for anyone who really likes to customize draw and lie.

Taylormade SIM Driver Family

Taylormade Sim Max Driver

The Sim Max offers more forgiveness for beginners and high handicappers. This is going to suitable for those who struggle with consistency in their driver due to reduced spin rates.

Taylormade Sim Max D Driver

If you struggle with a slice, the Max D is available to iron that out of your game. The Sim Max D is anti slice with a bit of offset to keep what would have been a slice on the straight and narrow.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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