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  • #46
    Originally posted by obedt View Post
    Look forward to the comparison- I’m thinking I need to fill my bag with SeRM this year.


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    I actually haven’t spent much time with the Z Star, played a sleeve of them that I got at a pro am a few years ago and just never picked up any more. I did win a couple sleeves of the Kelly green Z Stars last year through a Twitter contest and finally played a couple during my last round. Really enjoyed them and I’m looking forward to seeing how the new ball plays! SeRM!
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Big SoIL View Post
      I actually haven’t spent much time with the Z Star, played a sleeve of them that I got at a pro am a few years ago and just never picked up any more. I did win a couple sleeves of the Kelly green Z Stars last year through a Twitter contest and finally played a couple during my last round. Really enjoyed them and I’m looking forward to seeing how the new ball plays! SeRM!
      I think you will like them Jeremy. They are a great ball into the wind and ride the wind very well. Had my 3 longest drives last year with this ball in a best ball tournament.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by JB View Post
        Put these in play and came away impressed. I did sheer a bit of the cover off on my first wedge swing of the day, but didn't have any issues other than that.
        Did you find one model to scuff faster than the other or both pretty comparable durability?


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        Z 785 4-PW KBS $-Taper
        RTX4 50, 56, & 62 degree Tour Satin Wedges
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        • #49
          I've been doing some indoor putting with both models and it's pretty easy to tell the difference between the ball with how they sound off the putter face. At first I thought it was just the putter I was using, so I decided to change that up too. Wanted to make sure what I was feeling, I was feeling because of ball, not putter, so I rolled with two different inserts and two different milled options. Personally, I like the feel of the normal Z-Star in this area, it's quieter, has a deeper tone to it, which makes it feel nice and soft. The XV has more of a click to it, which makes it come across as not so soft. This is going back a ways, but that sound reminds me of my old Nike One Tour D golf ball.

          Anyway, hoping my thumb is healed enough so that I can go get some numbers with these and compare them to see what kind of a difference there would be for my game.
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          G410 5 wood
          Steelhead XR Heavenwood
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          • #50
            Quite interested in these, been using soft feel for the past couple of years so will be interesting to see how these differ. Has anybody used both? Is it worth swapping?
            WITB:
            Driver - Epic 10.5* T800 5.5
            3 wood - M2 2017
            Fairway woods - Callaway Epic 5 Wood
            Callaway Steelhead 7 wood
            Irons - X-18 5 Iron
            Vapour 6-PW
            Wedges - CTX-3 50 & 60 degree
            Putter - V tank

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            • #51
              Originally posted by DickieM View Post
              Quite interested in these, been using soft feel for the past couple of years so will be interesting to see how these differ. Has anybody used both? Is it worth swapping?
              The soft feel is an ionomer covered ball. Both the Z-Star and XV are urethane balls. Big difference in compression between them, and how much spin you will get around the greens.
              The soft feel is a great ball and cost is cheap.
              Driver Maybe something Flash?
              Fairways Some more awesome Flash?
              Irons I have no idea what might go in here!!!
              Wedges probably some MD goodness
              probably something that rolls awesome
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              • #52
                Originally posted by Snickerdog View Post
                The soft feel is an ionomer covered ball. Both the Z-Star and XV are urethane balls. Big difference in compression between them, and how much spin you will get around the greens.
                The soft feel is a great ball and cost is cheap.
                Thanks Snickerdog! Think I'll stick with them for the time being then
                WITB:
                Driver - Epic 10.5* T800 5.5
                3 wood - M2 2017
                Fairway woods - Callaway Epic 5 Wood
                Callaway Steelhead 7 wood
                Irons - X-18 5 Iron
                Vapour 6-PW
                Wedges - CTX-3 50 & 60 degree
                Putter - V tank

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by ddec View Post
                  I've been doing some indoor putting with both models and it's pretty easy to tell the difference between the ball with how they sound off the putter face. At first I thought it was just the putter I was using, so I decided to change that up too. Wanted to make sure what I was feeling, I was feeling because of ball, not putter, so I rolled with two different inserts and two different milled options. Personally, I like the feel of the normal Z-Star in this area, it's quieter, has a deeper tone to it, which makes it feel nice and soft. The XV has more of a click to it, which makes it come across as not so soft. This is going back a ways, but that sound reminds me of my old Nike One Tour D golf ball.

                  Anyway, hoping my thumb is healed enough so that I can go get some numbers with these and compare them to see what kind of a difference there would be for my game.
                  Ddec, do you have any older XVs to compare? The prior version was clicky for me as well putting, but thatís something I overlooked easily. If that clickiness has been magnified then I can see it being more of an issue to some.


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                  Driver: Epic Flash
                  Fairway: V-Series Heavenwood, 915 F2 16.5
                  Hybrid: G400 Crossover
                  Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 5-PW
                  Wedges: Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60
                  Putter: Oworks Red Jailbird Mini

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by obedt View Post
                    Ddec, do you have any older XVs to compare? The prior version was clicky for me as well putting, but thatís something I overlooked easily. If that clickiness has been magnified then I can see it being more of an issue to some.


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                    I'll have to check. I'm pretty sure I have plenty of the old zstar, but not sure on the XV. I've always preferred the regular version myself.
                    Want to know what's in my FlexTech Bag Here ya go!

                    Cortex w/Aldila Rogue Silver 125 Stiff
                    G410 5 wood
                    Steelhead XR Heavenwood
                    Apex 4 & 5 hybrid
                    Apex '19 Combo 6-AW w/Catalyst 100 6.0
                    New Level M-Type 56 & 60
                    Spider X

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                    • #55
                      2019 Srixon Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV Golf Balls

                      Originally posted by ddec View Post
                      I'll have to check. I'm pretty sure I have plenty of the old zstar, but not sure on the XV. I've always preferred the regular version myself.
                      Yeah I hear you. Have always gravitated towards the regular myself. Just did a little bit of on course testing with last yearís xv and was seeing obnoxious distance off the tee with it. You being higher launching with driver may see similar. Made it easier to cope with the harder feeling into and around the greens.


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                      Driver: Epic Flash
                      Fairway: V-Series Heavenwood, 915 F2 16.5
                      Hybrid: G400 Crossover
                      Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 5-PW
                      Wedges: Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60
                      Putter: Oworks Red Jailbird Mini

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                      • #56
                        Played with the new z star a bit on the course yesterday. I liked the softer feel, felt explosive off the tee and good with irons and short game. Flight was a little lower off the tee and definitely was seeing some more spin with irons.

                        Will be trying the new XVs this weekend. I liked the fact the new z stars felt a little firmer from the tee and am hoping the softer XV gets an improvement in short game feel.
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                        • #57
                          I always liked how their balls stayed white compared to other premium balls.
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by obedt View Post
                            Yeah I hear you. Have always gravitated towards the regular myself. Just did a little bit of on course testing with last year’s xv and was seeing obnoxious distance off the tee with it. You being higher launching with driver may see similar. Made it easier to cope with the harder feeling into and around the greens.


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                            I checked in my little office area where I have a bunch of boxes of balls, I found 4 dozen of the previous Z Star, but none of the XV. There could be a random one in my golf bag, but I wouldn't hold out hope on that one. It's just a ball I never really got in to previously.
                            Want to know what's in my FlexTech Bag Here ya go!

                            Cortex w/Aldila Rogue Silver 125 Stiff
                            G410 5 wood
                            Steelhead XR Heavenwood
                            Apex 4 & 5 hybrid
                            Apex '19 Combo 6-AW w/Catalyst 100 6.0
                            New Level M-Type 56 & 60
                            Spider X

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by DickieM View Post
                              Thanks Snickerdog! Think I'll stick with them for the time being then
                              You could try the AD333 Tour as well Dickie - kind of the halfway house between the SoftFeel & ZStar, and price sits somewhat between the two.

                              You'll also find the 2017 version of the AD333 Tour at SoftFeel prices if you shop around a bit (~£20), and its definitely worth trying.
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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by thommo.sx View Post
                                You could try the AD333 Tour as well Dickie - kind of the halfway house between the SoftFeel & ZStar, and price sits somewhat between the two.

                                You'll also find the 2017 version of the AD333 Tour at SoftFeel prices if you shop around a bit (~£20), and its definitely worth trying.
                                Cheers Thommo, think I have a few of those lying around so will dig them out and give it a go. Although will prob wait until it gets above minus!
                                WITB:
                                Driver - Epic 10.5* T800 5.5
                                3 wood - M2 2017
                                Fairway woods - Callaway Epic 5 Wood
                                Callaway Steelhead 7 wood
                                Irons - X-18 5 Iron
                                Vapour 6-PW
                                Wedges - CTX-3 50 & 60 degree
                                Putter - V tank

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