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Srixon Z Star XV 2021 X-Ray Results (and a bonus)


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Pretty cool pic. Two questions tho….

1. Did your boss find out?

2. Are you still gainfully employed?

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3 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

So while cool, as a chemist,  I cringe seeing a ct used on golf balls when there is a helium shortage (for those who don't know, helium keeps the magnets cold and prevent them from seizing and preserving their magnetic field strength. )

dude, that's an MRI!

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Wow thank you for sharing this was awesome insight. 

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Also, @rbsiedscI believe the helium is a sealed system and is only lost in high pressure situations like when the chiller cooling the helium pump fails. So no helium would be “wasted” scanning golf balls. @Shankster may know for sure. I service a lot of MRI chillers and only ever hear about the MRI service techs adding Helium after a crash.

Side note, gonna see if my insurance covers scanning my balls!!!!! 😜

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4 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

So while cool, as a chemist,  I cringe seeing a ct used on golf balls when there is a helium shortage (for those who don't know, helium keeps the magnets cold and prevent them from seizing and preserving their magnetic field strength. )

The magnets are in the MRI machines, not in CT scanners. 

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15 hours ago, Salvadori said:

This is Dr Olssen, Chief of Radiology.  I need to see you in my office first thing tomorrow morning.  Bring your "patient" and your clubs, if you would.  Thanks.

fixed it

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On 8/25/2021 at 6:08 AM, Peaksy68 said:

My recent purchase of 4 dozen Srixon Z Star XV's arrived yesterday, so it was time to get to work (actually get to playing around with my balls at work😅)


I started by x-raying each box. I only performed 1 view of each ball, a dozen at a time.  I left the balls in their sleeves and boxes but removed the lid from the box. I tried to obtain sharp but not noisy images, so used a scatter reduction grid to tidy things up a bit.


The density difference and thin layers made it impossible to visualise the skin from the mantle layer, but the combined outer 2 layers and the inner core are easily visualised.

The normal radiographic rule is 2 views perpendicular to each other, which  I only applied to one sleeve. My rationale was that significantly non centred cores would likely be apparent on a single view, and small high density imperfections probably aren't very likely to cause problems when playing.  I did do a second view of one sleeve to determine (and demonstrate) if the high density imperfection was in the inner core or the outer core.













I have marked box 1 balls 4 and 10, and box 4 ball 6 to keep them separate. I will play a couple of practice holes with them to see if I can determine any difference in playing characteristics.


XRAY - a nice upgrade to Tony's Ball test. He should incorporate it into his process. 

p.s. hope the xray's don't keep them from repopulating. 😄

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I like the Z-Star XV’s. Spin a little to much on wedges and short irons, but a very very good ball. 

HOWEVER, I have no immediate plans of having an X-ray of my “bells”.

Cmon, you had to know that was coming. 

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I think this might have just given Tony some ideas!

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