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Looking for a low launch alterative to AVX


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Not looking to pay 50 or 56 a dozen for the new AVX. But, I am seeking a low launch ball off the longer and mid irons. Does e6 fit this bill? Any others? 

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The difference in low launch balls isn’t going to be that significant. If you are trying to lower ball flight you need to look to see if it’s launch or spin that’s causing the overall height aka peak height or apex.

Ones delivery and how much loft they add at impact is going to play a bigger role than the ball as is the club design.

i don’t know if I would consider the e6 a low launch ball but for the price it’s not a bad option to try 

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This one is gonna be tricky, IMHO. Most ionomer balls (read: cheaper) are high "launch," low spin. I put quotes on launch because launch angles within cover types are going to be very similar and what is usually meant is "trajectory." (If you're looking at the MGS Ball Test data, look at Peak Height, not Launch Angle.) Basically all ionomer balls will have markedly higher launch angles than urethane balls, but within the ionomer category, you won't see more than a degree of difference between them and within the urethane category, you won't see more than a degree of difference. If you're going to bring trajectory down on long/mid irons, what do you want in terms of spin? AVX is relatively low spin in the urethane category, but should still spin more than basically any ionomer ball. (**Depending on how you deliver the club, etc etc)

Spin considerations aside, looking strictly at money and low trajectory, the Kirkland is maybe your best bet. It spins like a mother and, for me, balloons, thus defeating the lower trajectory. The next two that come to mind are the Wilson Duo Professional (~$30/doz) and the Srixon Q-Star Tour ($35/doz). There are plenty of tour-level options that will give you that flatter trajectory (the B-stone Tour B line comes to mind as well as the Wilson Staff Model) but those are pretty much all going to be more than $40/dozen.

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I also gave up on the AVX.  To pricy and titliest free speech decisions are a no go for me.  The best alternative I found for similar feel is the Taylormade  Tour Response.  $34.95 per dozen.  According to the MGS ball test the Tour Response shows a peak height off a irons to be .5 foot higher trajectory at the mid swing speed. It also shows it to be slightly less spin of the iron and longer by 2 yards.

 

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Have played several times with the 2022 AVX. Completely different ball than the 2021 - more spin off driver and feels much firmer, more like last year's PV1X. One thing is the same - will not stop like the PV1. Tempted to just go back and play SuperHot 55s.

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21 hours ago, LowSwingSpeed said:

Have played several times with the 2022 AVX. Completely different ball than the 2021 - more spin off driver and feels much firmer, more like last year's PV1X. One thing is the same - will not stop like the PV1. Tempted to just go back and play SuperHot 55s.

strange because this version of the AVX is suposed to be softer and lower spinning off the long clubs....

get your hands on some left dots and see what you think

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