SIM 2020 vs SIM 2021: Review & Comparison

Last year, when TaylorMade made changes in their lineup of clubs and introduced the SIM series instead of M7 and M8 drivers; at that time, we all felt a little awkward as the M series was a big hit in the market, and the fans only want some upgrades to the M drivers. But, TaylorMade knew what they were doing, the result of which we all know, as the SIM drivers turned out to be a huge success and left all their competitors far behind. 

Time and again, the brand TaylorMade, which is consistently pushing bars for innovation, comes up with a new range of SIM drivers, SIM2, SIM2 MAX, and SIM2 MAX D.

In 2020, we built a driver that was aerodynamic and had one of the hottest faces in golf. By increasing forgiveness with SIM2, we have truly engineered a driver that has no trade-offs’’ Said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s Senior Director of Product Creation.

SIM versus SIM2

SIM

Last year's SIM features sliding weight technology that allows up to 20 yards of the draw or fades bias, simply by moving the 10g weight into the desired position, and was TaylorMade's low spinning model that really only suited the better player who places a premium on adjustability and control.

SIM2 

The reconstructed SIM2 delivers high MOI properties with a heavy 16g steel weight positioned on the Inertia Generator. The driver suits players of all skill levels.

→ The SIM2 offers mid-launch and low spin.

→ TaylorMade has increased MOI in the SIM2 driver by nine percent.

The SIM2 driver is available in (8), (9), and (10.5) degrees of loft. Stock shafts include the Mitsubishi Tensei AV RAW Blue 60 and Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 70.

SIM Max versus SIM2 Max

SIM MAX 

The Senior Max model was designed to offer mid-spin to the ball, and as far as the speed and accuracy are concerned, the SIM MAX offers better ball speed and better accuracy.

SIM2 MAX

With an intense focus on speed and forgiveness, the SIM2

Max delivers high MOI properties with a massive 24g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator.

→ SIM2 Max produces 3% more MOI than the SIM Max (2020) driver.

→ SIM2 Max offers mid-to-high launch and mid-to-low spin.

The SIM2 MAX is available in (9), (10.5), and (12) degrees, with Fujikura Ventus* Blue 5 (made-for, no VeloCore) and Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver stock shafts.

SIM Max D versus SIM2 Max D

SIM D

The SIM Max D is engineered to help golfers avoid the right side of the course by a strategically placed heel-bias internal weight, and divergent topline masking, which makes the driver look more open at the address helping golfers close the face at impact.

SIM2 Max D

The all-new SIM2 Max D features a repositioned Inertia Generator that’s closer to the heel, encouraging a heel CG that’s low and back for more forgiveness – designed to deliver a higher launch with the largest, most forgiving face in the SIM2 line-up.

→ SIM2 Max D is a draw-biased model with high launch and mid-spin.

→ TaylorMade made SIM2 Max D a little bit aggressive than its predecessor.

The SIM2 MAX D is available in nine, 10.5, and 12 degrees, with the Fujikura Air Speeder stock shaft.

The Final Words

For 2021, TaylorMade has retained the head shape that worked so well but reinvented the way it is constructed. They believe the new materials and design tweaks enable them to deliver fantastic clubhead speeds while offering greater forgiveness.

Well, upgrades are definitely an improvement on the previous SIM models, but the main noticeable difference is the new enhanced blue color scheme; and the additional carbon used to save weight.

Posted on: 2021 Feb 11 Thu
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