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  1. According to Titleist’s measurements, KBS Tour in S flex is stiffer across the board than the LZ 6.0. https://www.titleist.com/fitting/golf-club-fitting/golf-shafts
  2. Additionally, I doubt a ball with a dimple depth discrepancy drastic enough to do that would pass the USGA symmetry test. This video is exaggerated well beyond any realistic manufacturing tolerance.
  3. The problem with that approach is that qualitative descriptors like “low” and “high” are not consistently defined across OEMs so if anything that is less useful than a quantitative, objective comparison by a 3rd party (even with OEM tolerances). No content from this site (or any for that matter) should be used as the gospel, simply as an aid to potentially narrow down the ever growing number of choices. With that said, the range of CG in reality is quite small so the differences will have a negligible effect on performance for most golfers (hence the reason I feel MWT is of little benefit
  4. Yes. These were both replaced in February 2020 so the Project balls have been discontinued for a while now. Project(a) —> Tour Response Project(s) —> Soft Response
  5. Not quite the whole story. Yes! filed chapter 7 in late 2010. Adams purchased the assets during the bankruptcy in early 2011. Then TaylorMade acquired Adams in 2012 who continued the line for a few more years. The brand has been shelved by TaylorMade and has been pretty much dormant since ~2016 I believe.
  6. Agreed. I am also not sure that the offline metric has much merit for the wedges at all. Additionally I would figure out a way to incorporate the standard deviation of each metric.
  7. It’s more likely due to the lower target price point vs the manufacturing location. Tony mentioned in a podcast that he noticed a correlation between price point and consistency during this ball lab effort.
  8. I really don’t understand why there is so much interest in Srixon’s manufacturing locations with little to no mention of Titleist (ProV1 produced in US and Thailand) or TaylorMade (TP5 core assemblies produced in South Korea and Taiwan). The ball manufacturing process is highly automated with little human intervention when it comes to any production steps that directly impact the final product. The process is far more important than the location in this instance.
  9. I would not worry about TMs process as they have had their core/mantle assemblies for urethane models produced by Nassau (South Korea, they helped establish this factory) and now Foremost (Taiwan) with urethane cover assembly/finishing completed in their South Carolina plant for like a decade.
  10. High swing speeds may see slightly higher ball speeds off the driver with the X, but the difference in distance for the majority of players will likely be negligible.
  11. Spin difference off the driver and around the greens will be negligible. Initial launch for most similarly constructed balls is usually negligible as well as peak apex being similar given the fact that both of these share the same dimple pattern. The differences in these two models lie in a) iron spin (slightly higher with the X) and b) feel (slightly harder all around for the X).
  12. Srixon has produced the Z Star models in both so I don’t think manufacturing location has any impact. The reduced QC of the Q Star Tour is more than likely due to the lower target price point. Tony did mention in an episode of NPG that he noticed a correlation between price point and consistency across most of the OEMs while going through this effort.
  13. The SureFit adapter has remained the same since the 910 for drivers and since 913 for fairways (910 fairways used the original driver adapter).
  14. Tony mentioned during an NPG episode a while back that there seemed to be a correlation between quality/consistency and price point and that was across the board for all OEMs. I’m willing to bet that the Z Star results will be better.
  15. Pic of the new box, although the ball appears to have the same side stamp.
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