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Funny that I was looking at some specials from the Pro shop around the corner from me.



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15 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

Excellent post.

I'm not ditching my Z-Star XVs just yet.  But I am interested in seeing the test results.  

Man, I'm right there with you. I've got a bunch of Z-stars on hand right now. Although I did recently find out I "have to" play a tour level ball due to my swing speed, so looks like the Q-star isn't an option for me anyway.


Tony, I'm over here waiting anxiously for your Z-star review!!!



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In my :ping-small: Hoofer:

:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

TESTING:  :titelist-small:  T200 4-GW, DG X100 Tour Issue

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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Ah, I missed that when I went back through last night just skimming the report for info. Still, I wouldn't expect based on what was stated for there to be any IBCR related fallout with the other ball models tested. Maybe, it will be something that comes up again down the line.
Ah, ok. I appreciate that the info was included and the effort Tony made to explain the findings. Keep it up guys!

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Have to admit, I am a bit taken back by this!  I'm not a Srixon fan, but I have many mates that play the ball religiously.  Hearing the quality concerns listed above it just shocks me that such a popular ball and company would fall prey.  It's almost like they took a page out of the Callaway Chrome Soft quality assurance book here.  I suspect that they will be doing major damage control after this, and we'll hear about a revamp of their manufacturing process / location. If not, a change all together in location being the most notable. (Though the profit margin they're making form being there will no doubt dissuade them from moving)


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:callaway-small:Epic Flash - 14* 3-wood Mitsubishi Tensei Blue X-stiff

:titelist-small: TSI2 19* Hybrid Tensei Blue X-Stiff

:taylormade-small: -P770 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120 S 

:taylormade-small: - 50* , 54* and 58* MG2 Wedges  Dynamic Gold Tour S200

:scotty-cameron-1: - Tour Select Square Back

:taylormade-small: - Taylormade Flextech Bag (Blue and Grey)

:taylormade-small: - TP5 and TP5 Pix 

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On 10/21/2020 at 11:39 AM, Getoffmylawn said:

Shocking and really head-scratching.  I've heard Tony several times on No Putts Given comment on Titleist, Bridgestone, and Srixon as being the "premier" OEMs in the premium ball space.  If the Q-Star has these kind of issues it definitely begs the question, what about the Z Star?

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.

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:titelist-small:  915D3

:titelist-small:  909F2

:titelist-small:  690.CB

:titelist-small:  Vokey SM5

:ping-small:  iWi D66

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