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I've spent most of the season using the Bridgestone TourB RXS. Ball flight is what I would consider low since I changed to the Project Hzrdus shaft. Last week on the back 9 I switched to the Bridgestone e12 soft for a change of pace and to see what this ball was like.  To my surprise the ball flight was much higher off the tee that the TourB RXS. Distance was darn near the same, just the ball flight was dramatically different.

I've spent the past few days talking with others about why the difference in ball flight off the tee. The only thing I can come up with is the difference in the cover, but not sure why the cover would account for the difference in flight.

So I thought I'd post it here to see what Y'all think?

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I wouldn't expect it on the driver as much but this is a common reason for wedges flying higher with the e12. Again in the driver seems possible, could also be a spin difference. I know it's hard to tell in course but does it carry a bit further now? Also higher ball speed will push the apex up. Tough to know without some numbers but there are a number of reasons this could happen.

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Perhaps because e12 isn't urethane it slides up the face a bit and thus launches higher due to the bulge and roll of driver face?

It could have also just been how you were swinging it that day.  Only way to know for sure is to get both on a launch monitor and look at launch and spin

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It’s likely due to compression. A softer ball will usually launch higher.


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