The Ping G410 Hybrid is the latest version in the long line of Ping G hybrids.
There are two main changes from the G400 hybrid and the first of these is that the 17-4 stainless stead head is 6.5% bigger. You can see this at address where the footprint is longer heel to toe and front to back.
The Turbulators on the crown have also been made larger and are there to trip the air going over the head to make it more aerodynamic.
In this size of head they need to be large to have an effect, so the benefit is probably more visual, as Ping claim they help frame the ball better at address.
I see what they are saying, but it's not the type of alignment aid that does much for me, as I think the white groove lines do a much better job of this.
The face is still made from the same Maraging Steel face that first appeared on the G400 hybrid. This stronger steel can be made thinner than stainless steel and can therefore maximise ball speed.
The sole still features the same high density tungsten weight to draw the CG low and back.
It is removable but there are no options to change this unless you go to a Ping custom fitter and speak nicely.
The second big change is the introduction of an adjustable hosel into a Ping hybrid for the first time.
The Trajectory Tuning 2.0 hosel allows you to vary loft up or down 1° or 1.5°, in either neutral or flat lies. This gives eight options for each of the five head lofts that go from a 17° 2H to a 30° 6H.
Using the adjustability has a decent enough effect on flight and distance as you can see when I took the G410 hybrid on the GC2 launch monitor.
Most of this is to do with how much spin you add. It is worth noting that the loft will also change with the lie of the club and may give different results.
For instance you can add 1° to the loft by changing the loft to the first + or buy adjusting the lie up to F+, so check this out with a Ping fitter and see which works best for you.
On the course the Ping G410 hybrid was very easy to hit, as most Ping mid-handicap clubs are.
Compared to the Ping G400 Hybrid it sounded a little better and the larger head size gives you a bit more confidence.
The latest version of the Ping Alta CB shaft is very stable and the extra weight in the butt gives the Counter Balance effect to improve accuracy.
Ping G410 Hybrid Verdict
Overall there is a lot to like about the Ping G410 hybrid as it is forgiving and easy to hit. As usual with Ping clubs, it is very well engineered, but the looks mean that most people will probably respect it rather than fall in love with it.
However performance is everything and you will probably fall in love with the G410 hybrid for that reason. The larger head means that it will probably appeal more to mid to high handicappers than better players, who are more likely to be tempted by the Ping G410 Crossover Hybrid.
This is an iron style hybrid, rather than a wood style, and will give similar distance from a smaller head with a different trajectory, as the numbers below show.
However you will need the club head speed to get the Crossover going so this is really only a choice for better players, so everyone else should focus on the G410 Hybrid.
If you already have a Ping G400 hybrid and you like it then there is going to be very little between it and the G410. However for everyone else, the addition of the adjustable hosel gives you more options to customise the performance of your G410 hybrid to suit your swing.