Need a new ball for 2019

cj4501cj4501 Members Posts: 517 ✭✭
I play CS truvis but not in love with them. Def want a ball that helps with side spin and easy to compress. My ss is around 99-103max.

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  • PulledabillPulledabill Posts: 323 ✭✭
    AVX
  • rnewm003rnewm003 Posts: 85
    I second that! AVX is like the Pro V1 and Pro V1X had a baby that has a soft spot for golf. low spin, great feel, soft of the putter, AMAZING...
  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 587 ✭✭
    AVX here!
  • mlp021mlp021 Members Posts: 450 ClubWRX
    BXS?
    Driver: Callaway Epic - Stiff
    Hybrid: Callaway Epic - 7 wood - Regular
    Irons: Mizuno JPX Hot Metal - Modus 105 Stiff
    Wedges: Mizuno T7 - 50, 54, 58, 62
    Putter - Odyssey Mini Jailbird
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,268 ✭✭
    lots of new balls this winter so just wait, try a few right now and then compare to the news ones coming.
    • Taylormade M3 8.5* Tensei Orange 70TX
    • Taylormade M2 Tour 14* Speeder TS 8.2X
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 46*F, 50*F C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 54*M, 60*M S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,168 ✭✭
    There's really no such thing as side spin... But assuming you want your ball to hook/slice less would mean you'll want to use a lower spinning ball.



    Lowest spin ball that still felt soft that I've used is either the Snell Get Sum or the Supersoft. E6 soft is also a solid choice but I think it spins a little more than the previous.
    WITB
    DRIVER MIA
    LTD Kai'li 70X
    818H2 Tour Blue 85X
    P790 4i Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW KBS Tour FLT
    Glide Stealth 2.0 50/10SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 54/12SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 58/12SS Modus 125 Wedge (Hi Toe 58 KBS Wedge in test)
    TP Black Copper Juno w/ PX 7.0 Wedge
    TP5X
    Sun Mountain 4.5 Bag

  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,068 ✭✭
    New TPs, V1s, Z-stars and I think Bridgestone ammo on the way.
  • ChrisGio315ChrisGio315 Members Posts: 429 ✭✭
    Another vote for the AVX. Love it!
    Titleist TS2 (10.5*)
    Titleist TS2 3w (15*)
    Titleist TS2 5w (18*)
    Titleist 718 AP1
    Titelist SM7 56*
    Custom Newport Select 2.5
    Titleist AVX

    WITB - http://www.golfwrx.c...tb-chrisgio315/
  • cj4501cj4501 Members Posts: 517 ✭✭
    Interesting. Might have to give avx a try, was looking at e6 soft as well
  • rayguy24rayguy24 Members Posts: 76
    Anyone try Cut Blue?
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon HertfordshirePosts: 173 ✭✭
    second this about the e6 soft being higher spinning than the 2015 model. I managed to pick up 2 boxes of the 2015 recently online for £10 each and would recommend them as a budget low spin ball. I also have the e6 soft and don't get on with it quite so much (could all be in my head though).

    11.5 - Driver - Callaway GBB (animal style) - Speeder 665 R

    15 - Mini Dr - Bertha Mini 1.5 - Motore 70 R @42.5" - D2.5

    20 - Fairway - Big Bertha - Kuru Kage Silver 70 R @ 41.5" - D2

    23.5 - Fairway - F7 - Fujuka Pro 65 S (butt trimmed) @40.5 D1.5

    27 - Hybrid - LOOKING FOR SUITABLE CLUB - Kuru Kage Silver 80 R 38.5" D1.5

    32 & 36 - hybiron - Adams Idea (14) - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D3

    40 & 45 - cavity back - Adams Idea (14) - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D3.5

    50 - wedge - Cleveland RTX 2.0 CB - 6 bounce - D4

    55 - wedge - Cleveland RTX 2.0 CB - 11 bounce- D4

    60 - wedge - Ping Tour-W - 8 bounce - D5

    58 - wedge - Cleveland Smart Sole 3.0 - 8 bounce - D4

    Odyssey 2 Ball fang - e6 soft – Sun Mountain Combo Cart / Bag
    85mph average driver SS - longest drive 2018 (measured with GameGolf) - 264 yards

  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 268 ClubWRX
    Tour B XS has been as good as any ball ive tested. May be the best feeling ball around the greens
    WITB:
    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, Ping Tour 75 S
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tensei CK Blue 80 HY or Taylormade P790 UDI, HZRDUS Black 6.0
    4-PW - Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4 iron, Mizuno MP 18 SC 5-PW, KBS C Taper 130 x
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52 F, 56 F, 60 D (bent to 51, 55)
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #14
    It might help if you elaborated on what you mean by helping with side spin. As mentioned above, there is no such thing as side spin really. A ball will spin on a single axis and that spin axis will tilt left or right depending on face and path angles. If you are hoping to find a ball that will straighten out a slice or hook, then as far I understand it, more spin is the way to go as it helps to stabilize ball flight.



    My SS is similar to yours and I recently started playing the Kirkland Signature 3-Piece. For most shots it is indistinguishable from the ProV1 it replaced, but it spins more on short irons and perhaps a little more around the green too. I bought a ton of them given the price. Durability is great too!!
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon HertfordshirePosts: 173 ✭✭
    I found the best was to reduce a slide was to use a higher lofted driver (12) and a low spinning ball (I like the 2015 e6 which can be found cheap!). That way your still generating back spin via the loft but it will spin less to either side due to the nature of the ball if you are going out to in or in to out at impact. As a previous poster said, more spin will stabilise the flight.



    Sacrifice greenside spin, but its easier to compensate for that than it is having to take drops / dig out of rough / play pinball between trees.

    11.5 - Driver - Callaway GBB (animal style) - Speeder 665 R

    15 - Mini Dr - Bertha Mini 1.5 - Motore 70 R @42.5" - D2.5

    20 - Fairway - Big Bertha - Kuru Kage Silver 70 R @ 41.5" - D2

    23.5 - Fairway - F7 - Fujuka Pro 65 S (butt trimmed) @40.5 D1.5

    27 - Hybrid - LOOKING FOR SUITABLE CLUB - Kuru Kage Silver 80 R 38.5" D1.5

    32 & 36 - hybiron - Adams Idea (14) - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D3

    40 & 45 - cavity back - Adams Idea (14) - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D3.5

    50 - wedge - Cleveland RTX 2.0 CB - 6 bounce - D4

    55 - wedge - Cleveland RTX 2.0 CB - 11 bounce- D4

    60 - wedge - Ping Tour-W - 8 bounce - D5

    58 - wedge - Cleveland Smart Sole 3.0 - 8 bounce - D4

    Odyssey 2 Ball fang - e6 soft – Sun Mountain Combo Cart / Bag
    85mph average driver SS - longest drive 2018 (measured with GameGolf) - 264 yards

  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,504 ✭✭
    Snell MTB Black or Red. The Black spins a little less overall around the green especially but it really straight. And you can't beat the price.
  • rgmcorgmco Members Posts: 5
    You might be pleasantly surprised with new Maxfli 4 piece U/Fli soft and U/Fli speed. $20 doz.
  • AC-GolfAC-Golf Members Posts: 797 ✭✭
    edited Oct 13, 2018 #18
    Tour B XS beat everything else for me. Longest of the tee while irons and wedge shots are as good as the others.
    Callaway Epic SZ 10.5 - GD YS7 Stiff
    Callaway 815 14 - GD YS7 Stiff
    Taylormade M3 Hybrids 17, 21 - Tensei Pro White 90 S
    Bridgestone J15 DF/CB 5-PW - RIP Tour 90 R
    Bridgestone J15 50 - Modus 120
    Miura 54, 57C - KBS Tour
    Byron Morgan DH89
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,267 ✭✭
    BrendanH wrote:


    It might help if you elaborated on what you mean by helping with side spin. As mentioned above, there is no such thing as side spin really. A ball will spin on a single axis and that spin axis will tilt left or right depending on face and path angles. If you are hoping to find a ball that will straighten out a slice or hook, then as far I understand it, more spin is the way to go as it helps to stabilize ball flight.



    My SS is similar to yours and I recently started playing the Kirkland Signature 3-Piece. For most shots it is indistinguishable from the ProV1 it replaced, but it spins more on short irons and perhaps a little more around the green too. I bought a ton of them given the price. Durability is great too!!




    You know, I've wondered about this for a long time.



    If 2 balls are hit with a driver and traveling at say, 150 MPH and are off axis the SAME exact angle and one ball is spinning at 3000 RPMs and the other at 2000 RPMs which one will curve more.



    I'd always thought the higher spin ball would curve more but you seem to indicate the lower spinning ball would because the higher spinning ball would be more "stable".



    I believe so long as the ball has enough spin so as not to "knuckle" (and fall to earth) spin wouldn't have anything to do with "stability".



    And aren't the less expensive "distance" balls also very low spin ? Distance because they don't spin much ? And supposed to be straighter as well ? Pretty much all of those balls are low spin, no ?



    So why then would a higher spinning ball curve less ? I would think it'd curve more. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />

    ANY SITE GUIDANCE I OFFER, UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE, IS REFERRING TO THE "DESKTOP/FULL" VERSION

    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, 20*, 23*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Titleist 716 AP-1, 5-PW, DGS300
    Cleveland RTX-3 50*, 56*, 64 DGS300

    Taylormade Spidex-X Blue/single white line (Today - always subject to change)
    Titleist AVX
  • SimpSimp Members Posts: 2,908 ✭✭
    Do yourself a favor and try the budget urethane balls. Vice, MG, MTB, etc. You'll be surprised I think. For a long time I payed $40+ a dozen for balls. I tried the MG balls and I'll never pay that much again. If money is no concern then by all means buy them.
    WITB
    G400 LST 10°
    VSteel 13°
    Adams Idea Pro 20°
    Adams Idea Pro 23°
    Mizuno MP18 SC's Fli-Hi 4&5
    Cleveland RTX3 50,54 & 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    nsxguy wrote:

    BrendanH wrote:


    It might help if you elaborated on what you mean by helping with side spin. As mentioned above, there is no such thing as side spin really. A ball will spin on a single axis and that spin axis will tilt left or right depending on face and path angles. If you are hoping to find a ball that will straighten out a slice or hook, then as far I understand it, more spin is the way to go as it helps to stabilize ball flight.



    My SS is similar to yours and I recently started playing the Kirkland Signature 3-Piece. For most shots it is indistinguishable from the ProV1 it replaced, but it spins more on short irons and perhaps a little more around the green too. I bought a ton of them given the price. Durability is great too!!




    You know, I've wondered about this for a long time.



    If 2 balls are hit with a driver and traveling at say, 150 MPH and are off axis the SAME exact angle and one ball is spinning at 3000 RPMs and the other at 2000 RPMs which one will curve more.



    I'd always thought the higher spin ball would curve more but you seem to indicate the lower spinning ball would because the higher spinning ball would be more "stable".



    I believe so long as the ball has enough spin so as not to "knuckle" (and fall to earth) spin wouldn't have anything to do with "stability".



    And aren't the less expensive "distance" balls also very low spin ? Distance because they don't spin much ? And supposed to be straighter as well ? Pretty much all of those balls are low spin, no ?



    So why then would a higher spinning ball curve less ? I would think it'd curve more. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />




    That's a great question, and to be honest my comments above are based on my own understanding gleaned from feedback from others who undoubtedly know more about it than I do.



    My best shot at explaining it (and keep in mind this could be completely wrong) is that a given club/swing combo when hit dead nuts straight on, 0 path, 0 face, will produce a certain amount of backspin and zero sidespin. The club design and loft will have a substantial impact on the backspin produced, as will the ball itself. That backspin keeps the ball airborne and provides distance control. OK, safe so far I think.



    Now when you start to introduce a club face that is open or closed to the path you effectively add some sidespin into the mix, which will combine with the backspin to produce a tilted spin axis. That tilted spin axis yields the curve left or right. Still safe I believe....



    Now for the shaky ground. Most ball tests I have seen will show similar driver results for most modern golf balls, but the spin numbers will start to vary substantially as loft increases. i.e. higher spin balls will react more effectively to an impact situation which is attempting to impart a lot of spin. Impacts which would typically impart low spin tend to yield very similar results across varied ball models. Given that, if you now consider that for fade or draw strikes, the amount of backspin the club is attempting to impart will greatly exceed the amount of sidespin, it would stand to reason that the higher spinning ball would accept more backspin from the delivery than would a lower spinning ball, whereas both balls will likely yield similar (or at least not massively different) amounts of sidespin. Those netted together would result in a less tilted spin axis for the high spin ball.



    Assuming my reasoning on this is sound, a higher spin ball will likely not produce much difference in curvature off a driver, but as you increase loft you would hopefully see a tighter dispersion than the low spin ball would provide.



    Or maybe I am deeply confused and someone more knowledgeable needs to step in here, lol.
  • JDaxJDax Posts: 84
    cj4501 wrote:
    I play CS truvis but not in love with them. Def want a ball that helps with side spin and easy to compress. My ss is around 99-103max.




    Try the Srixon Z-Star, I think it would be a great fit for your profile.
  • JackrwestyJackrwesty Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
    You need to try the mgc4 ASAP!!!!! Top notch balls for $20\ a dozen ! A must !
    Taylormade M2 12° Driver

    Callaway Rouge 14.5° 3 Wood

    Taylormade R15 5 Wood

    Bridgestone J15s, 5-OR

    Titleist SM6; 50°, 54°, 60°

    Odyssey 2 Ball

    MG C4 (OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!)
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,601 ✭✭
    BrendanH wrote:

    nsxguy wrote:

    BrendanH wrote:


    It might help if you elaborated on what you mean by helping with side spin. As mentioned above, there is no such thing as side spin really. A ball will spin on a single axis and that spin axis will tilt left or right depending on face and path angles. If you are hoping to find a ball that will straighten out a slice or hook, then as far I understand it, more spin is the way to go as it helps to stabilize ball flight.



    My SS is similar to yours and I recently started playing the Kirkland Signature 3-Piece. For most shots it is indistinguishable from the ProV1 it replaced, but it spins more on short irons and perhaps a little more around the green too. I bought a ton of them given the price. Durability is great too!!




    You know, I've wondered about this for a long time.



    If 2 balls are hit with a driver and traveling at say, 150 MPH and are off axis the SAME exact angle and one ball is spinning at 3000 RPMs and the other at 2000 RPMs which one will curve more.



    I'd always thought the higher spin ball would curve more but you seem to indicate the lower spinning ball would because the higher spinning ball would be more "stable".



    I believe so long as the ball has enough spin so as not to "knuckle" (and fall to earth) spin wouldn't have anything to do with "stability".



    And aren't the less expensive "distance" balls also very low spin ? Distance because they don't spin much ? And supposed to be straighter as well ? Pretty much all of those balls are low spin, no ?



    So why then would a higher spinning ball curve less ? I would think it'd curve more. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />




    That's a great question, and to be honest my comments above are based on my own understanding gleaned from feedback from others who undoubtedly know more about it than I do.



    My best shot at explaining it (and keep in mind this could be completely wrong) is that a given club/swing combo when hit dead nuts straight on, 0 path, 0 face, will produce a certain amount of backspin and zero sidespin. The club design and loft will have a substantial impact on the backspin produced, as will the ball itself. That backspin keeps the ball airborne and provides distance control. OK, safe so far I think.



    Now when you start to introduce a club face that is open or closed to the path you effectively add some sidespin into the mix, which will combine with the backspin to produce a tilted spin axis. That tilted spin axis yields the curve left or right. Still safe I believe....



    Now for the shaky ground. Most ball tests I have seen will show similar driver results for most modern golf balls, but the spin numbers will start to vary substantially as loft increases. i.e. higher spin balls will react more effectively to an impact situation which is attempting to impart a lot of spin. Impacts which would typically impart low spin tend to yield very similar results across varied ball models. Given that, if you now consider that for fade or draw strikes, the amount of backspin the club is attempting to impart will greatly exceed the amount of sidespin, it would stand to reason that the higher spinning ball would accept more backspin from the delivery than would a lower spinning ball, whereas both balls will likely yield similar (or at least not massively different) amounts of sidespin. Those netted together would result in a less tilted spin axis for the high spin ball.



    Assuming my reasoning on this is sound, a higher spin ball will likely not produce much difference in curvature off a driver, but as you increase loft you would hopefully see a tighter dispersion than the low spin ball would provide.



    Or maybe I am deeply confused and someone more knowledgeable needs to step in here, lol.




    https://golficity.com/golf-ball-spin-basics-backspin-sidespin/



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    Taylormade M6 fairway wood with MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC irons 5-PW Irons with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-08 and 62-08 with Modus3 115 Wedge
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,142 ✭✭
    Use the Snell approach. Sample a bunch of balls and try them out with pitching and chipping and whatever suits your eye that is cheapest, use that.



    I wouldn't touch AVX. K3 and K4 are good budget balls. I have a stock pile of Snell Red and Nike RZN Platinum.
  • blkjazzblkjazz Posts: 308 ✭✭
    AVX brother. AVX.
    Titleist 917 D2 9.5 deg.
    Titleist 917F 16.5 deg.
    Titleist 910H 21 deg.
    Titleist 718 AP3 4-48 deg. wedge
    Titleist Vokey 52 deg.
    Mizuno S18 58 deg.
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • BogeySwineBogeySwine Members Posts: 19 ✭✭
    rgmco wrote:


    You might be pleasantly surprised with new Maxfli 4 piece U/Fli soft and U/Fli speed. $20 doz.
    I second using the Maxfli U/Fli speed. Launches high enough, spins very well and holds its line pretty well in windy conditions! Best to have a swing speed above 100 MPH though if you want to get the most out of it. Always sells for @$;20 doz when on sale. Not made in the USA if that matters to you.
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