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So these arrived on my doorstep yesterday after I won a Twitter drawing. Gotta love a white testing box of balls. 

 

Good news: Two sleeves of Z-Stars and two sleeves of Z-Star XV

Bad news: I live in Minneapolis and we got about 4 inches of snow last night, so it will be a bit before I can give these a test. 

 

I have no specs or claims from Srixon on how these are different/improved from the current models.

 

That said, always excited to try out new golf balls and see what I like. So many good golf ball options out there these days. 

 

Would guess we’ll see more info from Srixon after the first of the year and we’ll see what the retail packaging looks like. 

 

 

 

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This only applies to their multilayer urethane balls based on their unique mantle/cover assembly method and cover thickness. Essentially the mantle is molded with a raised seem and the cover halves ar

I didn't factor Srixon into my ball testing initially, but then I found out they were owned by Sumitomo. They make the tires I've been loving on my Corvette for the last 7 years (3 sets total) so now

So these arrived on my doorstep yesterday after I won a Twitter drawing. Gotta love a white testing box of balls.    Good news: Two sleeves of Z-Stars and two sleeves of Z-Star XV Bad n

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10 hours ago, jshel said:

So these arrived on my doorstep yesterday after I won a Twitter drawing. Gotta love a white testing box of balls. 

 

Good news: Two sleeves of Z-Stars and two sleeves of Z-Star XV

Bad news: I live in Minneapolis and we got about 4 inches of snow last night, so it will be a bit before I can give these a test. 

 

I have no specs or claims from Srixon on how these are different/improved from the current models.

 

That said, always excited to try out new golf balls and see what I like. So many good golf ball options out there these days. 

 

Would guess we’ll see more info from Srixon after the first of the year and we’ll see what the retail packaging looks like. 

 

 

 

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Here are links from the Srixon Japan (Dunlop) website for the new Z-Star and Z-Star XV. Shows the packaging for Japan. The ball side stamps are the same as your Z-Stars.

 

https://sports.dunlop.co.jp/golf/products/ball/snzsxv7.html

 

https://sports.dunlop.co.jp/golf/products/ball/snzs7.html

 

The above links give some information in English. 

 

 

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Smack each into a simulator a bunch and see how long until the cover wears or the seam line shows if at all. 

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On 12/31/2020 at 12:46 PM, grm24 said:

 

Here are links from the Srixon Japan (Dunlop) website for the new Z-Star and Z-Star XV. Shows the packaging for Japan. The ball side stamps are the same as your Z-Stars.

 

https://sports.dunlop.co.jp/golf/products/ball/snzsxv7.html

 

https://sports.dunlop.co.jp/golf/products/ball/snzs7.html

 

The above links give some information in English. 

 

 

Luckily I can read Japanese, here we go!

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On 1/6/2021 at 2:52 PM, lefthack said:

I didn't factor Srixon into my ball testing initially, but then I found out they were owned by Sumitomo. They make the tires I've been loving on my Corvette for the last 7 years (3 sets total) so now I got some. Silly, I know.

 

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Now then. I do have a car with Dunlop tyres.....

 

No. I'm not going there 🤣

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58 minutes ago, sevenfourate said:

 

Now then. I do have a car with Dunlop tyres.....

 

No. I'm not going there 🤣

 

Is it weird I would choose a tire manufacturer over the maker of my toilet paper? Not saying there is anything wrong with the KSig ball, I just don't think Costco needs my $30 ball budget, too. 

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I hope they use the same packaging as Japan. Looks great! Looking forward to the reviews. 

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I assume the diamond won’t be released here. 

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interested. still playing my stash of 2017 z star and xv. have enough for this season at least.

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Looks like the new Srixon balls are out - any news on the performance and more importantly - the durability?

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On 1/24/2021 at 11:33 AM, Konklifer said:

Japanese site also has a Z-Star Diamond.

 

https://sports.dunlop.co.jp/golf/srixon/zstar2021/diamond/

Friend of mine was with Clevland/srixon on KFT in 11/12 he loved the Diamond for a while, then they told him he had to go either z-star or XV cause diamond wasn't available in NA no more

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Managed to get a hold of these yesterday

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Played 1 round so far, some post round shots: 

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So the main question, durability... I'd say it's an improvement over the previous model but it's not groundbreaking. I played 1 round with the same ball, course conditions were soft, a few bunker shots, plenty wedge shots and it held up pretty well after 1 round if you're comparing it to the previous model. Will be interesting to see it in dry conditions and what it looks like after.

 

I'm only one round in but performance wise, pretty much the same as the old ball although the wedge shots and partial shots seem to spin or at least bite a bit more which I think is great. 

 

Really haven't had enough time for a proper comparison but initial thoughts are that they have improved on the durability ever so slightly, still feels great, still flies great and for a very reasonable price.  

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7 hours ago, Jonesy said:

Managed to get a hold of these yesterday

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Played 1 round so far, some post round shots: 

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So the main question, durability... I'd say it's an improvement over the previous model but it's not groundbreaking. I played 1 round with the same ball, course conditions were soft, a few bunker shots, plenty wedge shots and it held up pretty well after 1 round if you're comparing it to the previous model. Will be interesting to see it in dry conditions and what it looks like after.

 

I'm only one round in but performance wise, pretty much the same as the old ball although the wedge shots and partial shots seem to spin or at least bite a bit more which I think is great. 

 

Really haven't had enough time for a proper comparison but initial thoughts are that they have improved on the durability ever so slightly, still feels great, still flies great and for a very reasonable price.  

It appears that the seam/cracking issue still exists. That’s unfortunate. 

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4 hours ago, jas904 said:

It appears that the seam/cracking issue still exists. That’s unfortunate. 

 

Yep. Extremely disappointing to say the least. That was my one hope for this new generation, fixing the seam issue. I know it is just cosmetic, but it is unsightly and it usually just takes a few holes for it to happen.

 

The premium ball space is so competitive at the moment. A lot of great balls that perform well. So, cosmetics and durability very much matter to me.

 

I have a couple of ZStars boxes left in my ball stash, but once they are finished, I'm done with the ZStar. Will be moving to the Bridgestone Tour B XS or back to the ProV1.

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16 hours ago, jas904 said:

It appears that the seam/cracking issue still exists. That’s unfortunate. 

Really is unfortunate, I've never actually had it affect performance but it isn't ideal, especially after 1 round of golf. 

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Yep. Extremely disappointing to say the least. That was my one hope for this new generation, fixing the seam issue. I know it is just cosmetic, but it is unsightly and it usually just takes a few holes for it to happen.

 

The premium ball space is so competitive at the moment. A lot of great balls that perform well. So, cosmetics and durability very much matter to me.

 

I have a couple of ZStars boxes left in my ball stash, but once they are finished, I'm done with the ZStar. Will be moving to the Bridgestone Tour B XS or back to the ProV1.

I hear you, I don't want to move on due to the Srixons usually being priced better, especially these 2 sleeve packs but not when the ball is only lasting 1 round at best. I've been playing these balls forever but it might be time to look elsewhere. 

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Amazed... i find it totally unbelivable to see that the cracking of the seam still exist.. That´s the one and only reason i stoped plaing the z-star XV,  but i have been eagerly waiting to se the new ball come out and was really hoping that Srixon would have solved that issue with the new generation.. I won´t even bother trying it out now. It´s a shame when they have such a great ball otherwise.

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As along time Z-Star fan, the crack is whack. It bothers me to look at it, but it has never affected performance.

 

And with Srixon's twice annual BOGO, you're getting these for $20/dozen. Nothing else comes close, crack or not.

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Can't wait to hear from someone what the differences/improvements are in this model.   @Jonesy said it maybe spun a little more, which is great, but it doesn't sound like that big a difference.  I remember the '19 Z Star didn't seem that different to me, but the XV was noticeably softer-feeling, which was huge for me as IMO the XV prior to that was too hard.  Would be great if this XV could be even better in that area.

 

Just looking at the website, it seems like they're touting a new dimple pattern (and maybe better wind performance) as much as anything.

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