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The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver has a sleek, compact look at address. Two weight ports make this like two drivers in one. Lower launch and spin than the standard Paradym.
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If you’re skiing, two black diamonds are an indication of an “experts only” run. Beginners risk serious injury on those slopes.
In Callaway’s world, three diamonds are an indication of a club for Tour or stronger players. But thanks to continued improvements in technology, the newest generation of Triple Diamond clubs carries less risk of scorecard damage for the average player.
The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver looks substantially different at address compared to the standard Paradym driver. While it’s only 10cc smaller (450 vs. 460), the gap seems larger as the Triple Diamond is shorter from front to back and slimmer on the sides. The sides are shaved in so much, the overall shape is almost triangular. Additionally, the Triple Diamond driver has no alignment aid.
What both drivers have in common is the standout blue carbon fiber crown. These pictures show the crown in brighter conditions which makes the blue pop. In darker conditions, the crown looks navy, almost black [see it HERE].
In the bag, the most eye-catching part of this driver is the marbled blue that covers most of the sole. The Paradym branding sits prominently across the middle. Finally, there is a weight port near the face and another hidden on the back edge.
Sound & Feel
In sound and feel, the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver has a clear connection to the standard Paradym without being a carbon copy. The character of the impact sound is very similar – a poppy “thwack” at a mid-pitch. Where the Triple Diamond differs is in its lower volume. Even indoors, this driver is quiet. This pairs well with an impact feel that’s solid and traditional.
The Triple Diamond also differs from the standard Paradym in feedback. The Paradym covers up for your mistakes; the Triple Diamond does not. When you miss the center, the impact sound dulls substantially. Similarly, the feel of an off-center strike is dead. If you’re not afraid of the truth about your strike quality, you’ll love this driver.
In my testing of the standard Callaway Paradym driver [review HERE], what really stood out was the forgiveness. The ball speed was excellent, and it was extremely straight. I was eager to see how much of that had to be sacrificed for lower spin in the Triple Diamond driver.
What I noticed right away was that the ball speed in the Triple Diamond was robust. Thanks to a myriad of technologies – Jailbreak, A.I. designed face, and face cup – this club face is hot from end to end. While mishits aren’t quite as fast as they are on the standard Paradym, they are much quicker than you would expect from a Tour-style driver.
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The Paradym Triple Diamond driver is markedly different than its predecessor, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS [review HERE], in one important way: it has two adjustable weights. There’s a port on the back edge (above) and one on the sole near the face. The two stock weights are 14 grams and 2 grams, and moving them makes a big difference. First, it changes the way the club feels, so make sure you try it both ways before making a decision.
Beyond the feel, putting more weight toward the back make the Paradym Triple Diamond driver more stable. This brings the performance closer to the standard Paradym. You won’t feel much twisting on mishits, and more of your drives will fly straight. Spin and launch will be lower than the standard Paradym.
If you want to lean all the way in on low spin and workability, place the heavier weight near the face. For me, this resulted in noticeably lower spin. However, there is a tradeoff in terms of stability. With the weight forward, you will lose more ball speed on mishits, and it will be easier to hit crooked shots.
Whether you need lower spin or are entranced by the beautiful address look, don’t be afraid to give the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver a shot at your bag this year. There’s more forgiveness than you might expect, especially with the heavier weight back. As always make sure to get fit, and don’t be offended if your fitter gives you more loft – Jon Rahm is playing the 10.5 degree, too.