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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2018, 03:34:46 AM »
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...

Load of balls.....

I bet youíve been waiting to type that for ages lol
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2018, 05:57:31 AM »
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...

Load of balls.....

I bet youíve been waiting to type that for ages lol

Hahaha damn right I have.

On a more serious note, I really haven't found the premium balls to offer more than the mid priced models.
 
Srixon:
Soft Feel over zstar.

Bridgestone:
E6 over B330.

Callaway:
Supersoft over Chrome Soft (but I love the Truvis ⚽ design).

Titleist:
Tour soft over ProV1. I haven't tried the avx yet.

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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »
Slow SS player here.
The ball that I found to work best for me towards the end of this past year is the Srixon Q Star (non Tour).
For a 2-piece ball, it has plenty of ďdrop & stopĒ spin on greens, while being straight off the driver.
Not sure what SpinSkin is, but itís better than regular ionomer/surlyn.
Unfortunately itís been discontinued so I stocked up before Christmas. (EDIT: looks like they are NOT discontinued. 4th gen Q Star is available for 2019.)
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2018, 04:48:29 AM »
Anyone tried the TM Project A? I'm gonna try a sleeve and compare to the Truvis.
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2018, 10:47:46 AM »
Anyone tried the TM Project A? I'm gonna try a sleeve and compare to the Truvis.

Havenít played it in years. I think itís on itís 3rd or 4th generation by now. It was always a tweener for me - less expensive than premium urethane but more expensive than most 2-piece. I recall it being similar to NXT Tour.

Here are some recent opinions FWIW:
http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1701144-q-star-tour-vs-avx-vs-project-a/

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1604080-2018-project-a-vs-q-star-tour/
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2019, 05:11:39 AM »
TM Project 'a' 2018 balls. Forgot to take the Truvis with me, but I had a few of the older TM premium balls still in the bag, so i tested the 'a' vs Lethal and Tour Preferred x.

Feel/sound:
I used to love the Lethal but not anymore. The 'a' felt/sounded much softer off the putter and wedges than the 'premium' models. As the club head speed increased through the bag the difference in feel decreased to the point where off the driver I couldn't tell the difference.

Performance with wedges: 'a' was always longer. The Lethal and TP stopped with lots of stopping power, whereas the 'a' would be 1 or 2 yds longer, from 100yds and in.

Performance with irons: 'a' was always longer. Similar stopping power for all three between 100 - 175yds. With a faded 8i on a par 3 156yds. Very similar shot and similar spin back from pitch mark but the 'a' was again 2 yds in front.

Performance with hybrids/woods: 5i off the tee had similar ball flight and roll out, but the 'a' was a couple of yards further forward. No difference with the same 5i/hybrid form the fairway in to a green. Again, no difference with the driver. Maybe more testing needed.

Overall I liked the 'a', more so than the older premium models. I'll test the 'a' against the Truvis, Q Star and my all time favourite Srixon Soft Feel soon.
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2019, 01:04:35 PM »
Interesting... TM Tour Preferred is my 2nd favorite ball.

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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2019, 08:20:09 PM »
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2019, 01:38:07 AM »
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2019, 02:40:50 AM »
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol

But there is soooo much driver face to use, why waste it just using the middle.

As long as it doesn't rain today then testing 4 balls today.

Art, it must be a feel/sound thing for me. Don't like hitting range balls, and maybe that's I feel that the premium balls are too firm (and too expensive).
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2019, 02:51:12 PM »
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol

But there is soooo much driver face to use, why waste it just using the middle.

As long as it doesn't rain today then testing 4 balls today.

Art, it must be a feel/sound thing for me. Don't like hitting range balls, and maybe that's I feel that the premium balls are too firm (and too expensive).

Tons of premium options at a decent price, Ian. I myself also don't feel like spending "Pro V1-prices". But you can get Callaway Chrome Softs for a very competitive price for example. You don't need to play the latest iteration. 2017 models are plenty good.
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2019, 03:41:48 PM »
2017 Bridgestone  are £22 a Doz for the better ball
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2019, 09:49:55 PM »
I played the AVX front and TP5 back today.  Thoughts:
Found something really fun at the turn so maybe not the best comparison...I shot 42/39.  Putted well just didnít make any birdie putts...hit 7 greens and some of the best irons of my life on the back side...nothing but lasery baby draws to 7-10 feet last 6 holes...TP5 is so controllable.  Feels in between the avx and v1 to me...TP5 is very good off the driver, long, strong launch, not quite as long but better trajectory than avx....god, thank you for those last 4 approaches today...really stuck the TP5 in there...short sided 130 to pin 126 to edge of bunker, green running away, no prob, 10 ft past...160 up hill to the front pin on 18 never left the flag...7 ft past...felt good off the putter...some days they just donít go down...missed birdie putts on last 6...all 12ft or closer...

Iíd play this ball any day...TP5 is real real goood...as good as any...
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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2019, 10:44:17 AM »
Anyone played these Honma balls before?

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Re: BALLZ!!!!
« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2019, 03:39:23 PM »
Iíd be interested to play them..,I found Justin roses bag infinitely more interesting w Honma..never cared much for tmag..,the old 320 forged were prettty good...they made a few midsized uts in the 90s that werenít horrible...rest..,meh...TP5 though...I really like it...just bought some...gonna switch it up depending on conditions...avx when itís firm and TP5 when itís soft...will give the Honma a whirl...u see the pic of 305?~~~~yesh...ud think epon was coming to golfsmith...
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