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G400 driver replacement in January


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#31 Stanks

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:27 AM

It'll take a lot to get my G400 out of the bag. Going from an Epic SZ to M3 to this...There isn't anything better out there right now and I've tried most of them all (minus Mizuno).

Intrigued to see what may still come.

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#32 tbowles411

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Everyone is flipping out that something new is coming out on a 18 month product cycle.  But most OEMs don't just try to do a cash grab just because it's shiny after 18 months.  It'll be better by their metric.  But better for YOU is another matter.  Whether it's better is subjective.  After a fitting, then you'll know.
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Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:41 PM

Love both the G400 LST and G400 Max, but if they are bringing out something better... I'll take it!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

Love my new MAX but could continue to game my Epic if need be.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:52 AM

Late January?  Sounds like maybe a PGA Show unveil in Orlando.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:55 AM

Always interested in new Ping gear. But if it's just an incremental update, I'll likely stick with the G400 Max.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:05 PM

 roho, on 29 August 2018 - 11:52 AM, said:

Late January?  Sounds like maybe a PGA Show unveil in Orlando.
100% lock on it being at the PGA Show.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:14 PM

 chch3, on 27 August 2018 - 08:50 PM, said:

I was going to get fit for a G400 Max, but now I think I might wait.

It's not being replaced. The max wil remain current.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:31 AM

I just put the G400 max in my bag last week. It easily kicked the Rogue sub zero to the curb.

Played down in Myrtle beach the last 4 days, every time I would pipe one (which this driver loves to do), I would say to the boys; "Dragonfly technology fellas, get used to it".

Great club.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:39 AM

 Hateto3Putt, on 30 August 2018 - 07:31 AM, said:

I just put the G400 max in my bag last week. It easily kicked the Rogue sub zero to the curb.

Played down in Myrtle beach the last 4 days, every time I would pipe one (which this driver loves to do), I would say to the boys; "Dragonfly technology fellas, get used to it".

Great club.

Throw some Vortex at them too

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:39 PM

I understand the G400 Max isnt being replaced, but the new G400 replacement is going to have to be better than the Max or why would anyone bother.  Currently gaming the Max and I find it hard to believe any driver could be better.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:04 PM

I donít know how they could beat the MAX, Iím never going to say no to more distance though hahaha
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

Well.. this thread helped confuse my rep :P.  I asked about the adapters and found out that they are indeed changing. He was like "i was literally in the meeting finding out about this.. how the hell man!"   (he didn't share any details but i asked some questions that were loosely confirmed, more lie angle settings will be available)

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:55 PM

 jblough99, on 30 August 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

I understand the G400 Max isnt being replaced, but the new G400 replacement is going to have to be better than the Max or why would anyone bother.  Currently gaming the Max and I find it hard to believe any driver could be better.

I much prefer the look of the 445cc head so hopefully the new G400 isn't Max size.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:52 AM

I was at a Ping demo earlier this week and the rep told me to hold out until February for the G400 replacement since I already have a G400 but wanted a different loft.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:03 AM

Hopefully we can use the previous tips in the new driver but I have a bad feeling it will be different.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

I know I'm hijacking the thread but I am really the most curious to see what Ping does to the G400 irons!
Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:33 AM

Perfect... I love my G400 LS driver and have been holding out on the fairways.   Sounds like maybe I should wait till spring and get them at a discount when the new line is released.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:37 AM

 0psi, on 30 August 2018 - 10:55 PM, said:

 jblough99, on 30 August 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

I understand the G400 Max isnt being replaced, but the new G400 replacement is going to have to be better than the Max or why would anyone bother.  Currently gaming the Max and I find it hard to believe any driver could be better.

I much prefer the look of the 445cc head so hopefully the new G400 isn't Max size.

I prefer the look of the 445 head too as I had a G400 LST, but looks are second to performance for me and the MAX beats the smaller head hands down.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:20 AM

 Wesquire, on 27 August 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

When are the iBlades scheduled for an update?

Interested in this as well

Edited by mjmurphy, 31 August 2018 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:39 PM

 tbowles411, on 28 August 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Everyone is flipping out that something new is coming out on a 18 month product cycle.  But most OEMs don't just try to do a cash grab just because it's shiny after 18 months.  It'll be better by their metric.  But better for YOU is another matter.  Whether it's better is subjective.  After a fitting, then you'll know.

I think you're buying into the marketing too much.  The tech in 18 month cycles will be marginally better at best. You're essentially splitting hairs. They release on an 18 month cycle because the decline in sales #s starts at around the 11th month and drops more significantly over time.  It's consumer behavior metrics that drive the release patterns, not game-changing tech.  if anything, the're more inclined to withhold tech advances because of these consumer metrics.  Once every so often a product comes out that is somewhat revolutionary.  

Take Titleist for example on a very general level...The 905R, 910 and new TS line will be the game changers for them.  everything in between was/is merely just to re energize consumers.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

That picture is the G400 from the back, the vortex is at the back, upper half is the back of the crown,  and the bottom half is the sole of the club.

Edited by jblough99, 09 September 2018 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:05 PM

 jblough99, on 09 September 2018 - 05:03 PM, said:

That picture is the G400 from the back, the vortex is at the back, upper half is the back of the crown,  and the bottom half is the sole of the club.

You are absolutely right.
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:09 PM

 erock9174, on 30 August 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

 Hateto3Putt, on 30 August 2018 - 07:31 AM, said:

I just put the G400 max in my bag last week. It easily kicked the Rogue sub zero to the curb.

Played down in Myrtle beach the last 4 days, every time I would pipe one (which this driver loves to do), I would say to the boys; "Dragonfly technology fellas, get used to it".

Great club.

Throw some Vortex at them too

Max has no Vortec

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:16 PM

G400 will drop in price in Nov, not the Max version. G410 line in Feb. after the show.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:16 PM

Can anyone confirm if the g410 Standard Head will come in a 12* offering?  
I donít need draw bias but need launch so fingers crossed.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:33 PM

 erock9174, on 26 September 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

Can anyone confirm if the g410 Standard Head will come in a 12* offering?  
I don't need draw bias but need launch so fingers crossed.

Yes it will.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:11 PM

 chris975d, on 26 September 2018 - 03:33 PM, said:

 erock9174, on 26 September 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

Can anyone confirm if the g410 Standard Head will come in a 12* offering?  
I don't need draw bias but need launch so fingers crossed.

Yes it will.

Take-ith my money now !!!
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:56 PM

 Twilight Rounder, on 28 August 2018 - 09:05 AM, said:

I never gave equipment that much credit in improving golf play but...  The G400 LST changed my driving game so much I still dont believe it.  I still suck but sucking less was achieved  I might tinker with shafts but that head is staying put.
The G400lst has been a total and complete game changer for my driving game


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