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Hey everyone! I tried out both types of Z-Stars and I wanted to get some insight on which ball would be best for me. IMG_1959.JPG

 

The iron (top numbers) is the Z-Star 6

The Hybrid (bottom numbers) is the XV 6

 

Thanks in advance to everyone who respond!

 

 

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 9 Degree Tensei White Raw 65 grams Extra Stiff B1/H1 setting (RH)

3 Wood: Titleist TSi2 15 Degree Tensei White Raw 75 grams Extra Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 21 Degree Tensei White Raw 100 grams Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Irons: Titleist T200 4-5/T100S Black 6-9 Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Wedges: Titleist T100S Black 44 and 48, Titleist SM8 Jet Black 54S/10 bounce, 60S/10 bounce Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Putter: 2019 Bettinardi QB8 Midslant Limited Run with Stability Shaft/2021 Bettinardi Studio Stock 28 Limited Blackout with Stability Shaft (RH)

Ball: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x

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You really can't make an accurate choice with this data. To make a decision based on data you would want to get data for the same clubs for both balls. Driver, mid-range, and short range. And then there's just pure feel, I just gave a dozen new balls away just because I didn't like the feel when I made contact.

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Set1
Driver - :cobra-small:Cobra King F6+ set 9.5 D, Matrix 65M4 Black Tie R-Flex 65g low-mid launch 
Fairway - :cobra-small:Cobra F6 3/4 and 7/8 both R-flex
Irons - Tour Edge Exotics E8 Steel R-flex 4-PW
Wedges - :cleveland-small:Cleveland CBX 50 and 54, and Smart Sole 3 58
Putter - Top Flite Tour Align 5
Rangefinder - Leupold GX-2i3

 

Set2

Driver - Custom Built - Accura SP-700 400cc 10deg 48.5" S-flex

Hybrids - :adams-small:Adams Idea A50s 3 and 4

Irons - :taylormade-small:Taylor Made Burner Oversize 3-PW, lightly used 3 and 4 still in original plastic(auction buy $15 w/bag and several other clubs)

Wedges - Snake Eyes 52 & 56 and Dunlop True Tech Lob 64

Putter - W :wilson-small:ilson Harmonized M1

 

Set 3

My original set approximately 43 years old and I occasionally take the irons out for a swing

:titelist-small:Titleist Lite 100

 

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Chris nailed it. You aren’t comparing apples to apples with each ball.

 

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Ok then I’ll re test it with a 56 7 iron and driver thanks!


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Driver: Titleist TSi3 9 Degree Tensei White Raw 65 grams Extra Stiff B1/H1 setting (RH)

3 Wood: Titleist TSi2 15 Degree Tensei White Raw 75 grams Extra Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 21 Degree Tensei White Raw 100 grams Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Irons: Titleist T200 4-5/T100S Black 6-9 Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Wedges: Titleist T100S Black 44 and 48, Titleist SM8 Jet Black 54S/10 bounce, 60S/10 bounce Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Putter: 2019 Bettinardi QB8 Midslant Limited Run with Stability Shaft/2021 Bettinardi Studio Stock 28 Limited Blackout with Stability Shaft (RH)

Ball: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x

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Here are the updated numbers from testing Z-Star vs XV with my 56, 7, and Driver. Thanks in advance! 

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 9 Degree Tensei White Raw 65 grams Extra Stiff B1/H1 setting (RH)

3 Wood: Titleist TSi2 15 Degree Tensei White Raw 75 grams Extra Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 21 Degree Tensei White Raw 100 grams Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Irons: Titleist T200 4-5/T100S Black 6-9 Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Wedges: Titleist T100S Black 44 and 48, Titleist SM8 Jet Black 54S/10 bounce, 60S/10 bounce Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Putter: 2019 Bettinardi QB8 Midslant Limited Run with Stability Shaft/2021 Bettinardi Studio Stock 28 Limited Blackout with Stability Shaft (RH)

Ball: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x

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On 5/22/2020 at 5:44 PM, PingMD702 said:

Here are the updated numbers from testing Z-Star vs XV with my 56, 7, and Driver. Thanks in advance! 

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Now that you have a decent comparison, a lot of this depends on what you are looking to see on course. You are more consistent (standard deviation is lower) with the Z Star, likely from the lower spin rate. In my opinion if your ok with a little less stopping power, the Z star will be a good fit, however, If you prefer the higher spin and sacrifice some/moderate levels of consistency you can go with the XV. Hope that helps.

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Driver: :adams-small: Super Speedline S - 9.5 Diamana XS 60

3W & 3Hy: :adams-small: Super Speedline S - Stiff

Irons: :taylormade-small: RAC OS II - Stiff -  Standard loft/lie

Wedges::callaway-small: MD3 S-Grind 52, 56

Putter: :taylormade-small: TP Ardmore 3 - L Neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1X

Bag: :titelist-small: Players 4 Stand Bag

Fort Worth, TX- RH - 10 Handicap

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:31 AM, connerp93 said:

Now that you have a decent comparison, a lot of this depends on what you are looking to see on course. You are more consistent (standard deviation is lower) with the Z Star, likely from the lower spin rate. In my opinion if your ok with a little less stopping power, the Z star will be a good fit, however, If you prefer the higher spin and sacrifice some/moderate levels of consistency you can go with the XV. Hope that helps.

Thanks for the reply! I played a few rounds with the regular Z-Star and I am definitely digging it! You are absolutely right when it comes to consistency especially in the wind. I also felt that my approaches into the green arent compromised in regards to the spin produced from the Z-Star. Its more a two hop stop rather than on bounce stop with the XV. Also the feel is what sold me on the Z-Star! I understand the XV is a firmer ball but I just love how soft it feels off the driver, irons, and putter! Thanks very much for your input! 

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 9 Degree Tensei White Raw 65 grams Extra Stiff B1/H1 setting (RH)

3 Wood: Titleist TSi2 15 Degree Tensei White Raw 75 grams Extra Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 21 Degree Tensei White Raw 100 grams Stiff B1 setting (RH)

Irons: Titleist T200 4-5/T100S Black 6-9 Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Wedges: Titleist T100S Black 44 and 48, Titleist SM8 Jet Black 54S/10 bounce, 60S/10 bounce Project X LZ 6.0 Onyx (RH)

Putter: 2019 Bettinardi QB8 Midslant Limited Run with Stability Shaft/2021 Bettinardi Studio Stock 28 Limited Blackout with Stability Shaft (RH)

Ball: TaylorMade TP5/TP5x

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