Taylormade SIM2 Vs. Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Comparison Overview
While the Taylormade SIM2 and Stealth hybrids have a lot in common in terms of features, there is a sizable gap between them in terms of performance. The Stealth hybrid is the literal and spiritual successor to the SIM2 hybrids.
The Stealth hybrid was released a year after the SIM2 and on paper, not a lot has changed in just a year. But the specs belie the design differences. Find out what the key differences are between these 2 seemingly similar hybrids in the following article.
Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid Overview
What struck us the most about the SIM2 hybrid was that in terms of workability, it is much more akin to an iron.
It even has a more compact head shape than the Stealth hybrid so right off the bat, there is a bit more lateral workability. The SIM2 also gives a mid launch trajectory which will surely be a boon to mid to low handicappers looking to hold onto more greens from long approaches.
The C300 steel face also gives a clean, solid feel at impact. The feedback on this club is great whether you are playing from the deck or the tee. The SIM2, like the Stealth, sports a V-steel sole; but for whatever reason was actually not as viable from the rough as the Stealth.
Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Overview
The Taylormade Stealth hybrid produces a higher launch than the SIM2 and what Taylormade calls their most flexible Speed Pocket ever.
On top of all that, the head profile is larger on the Stealth hybrid. The Speed Pocket increases forgiveness and ball speed on errant shots and the high launch will certainly benefit players who struggle getting the ball airborne from a variety of lies.
Starting to get the picture? The Stealth hybrid (at least the standard Stealth) was clearly made with higher handicappers in mind. Lateral workability is compromised while more of an emphasis is placed on increasing ball speed.
That all being said, this is an excellent hybrid for high handicappers. It’s long so you can play it from the tee and should you find yourself in the rough, the V-Steel sole (we assume it’s just heavier than that of the SIM2) will bail you out.
Both of these clubs have something to offer – just to different kinds of players. The SIM2 is more for mid handicappers while the Stealth would be great for beginners.