Our testers love the shape of the “standard” MAVRIK driver. The crown is flatter, and shallower from front to back. It just looks sleek. Flip it over, and you’ll notice that the sole sweeps up sharply in the rear. Callaway calls this overall shape “Cyclone Aero” and claims it reduces drag. We just go by the look, feel, distance and sound off the face compared to Epic Flash, and our early tests put check marks across the board. And we’re guessing that a lot of low handicap golfers are going to fit into this model, even some that used a one of the Sub-Zero drivers in the past. You’ve got to see and hit both for yourself to decide. After hitting my first three drives with MAVRIK, I joked “I can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t like this driver.”
As for features found in previous models of Callaway drivers, the company continues to improve features like “Jailbreak” — positioning the two internal bars that connect the sole and crown to deliver maximum ball speed across the face.
And speaking of the crown, a lighter carbon crown in MAVRIK allows for even higher MOI. As well, the head’s internal and external weighting includes a single, fixed 5g weight positioned at the sole’s back-center, to promote mid-level spin and a moderate draw bias.