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Srixon Z-Star Tour Ball Review

by   |   April 30, 2012
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Srixon Z-Star Tour Ball Review GolfWRX
Performance
Innovation
Feel
Demand

Summary: The standard Z-Star provides the most spin around the green of the three balls, but the SL offers an intriguing alternative that many of our players preferred.

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White & Yellow


Z-STAR Tour

Srixon Z-Star / Z-Star SL / Z-Star XV
Price: $45/dozen

Golf Digest Hot List Rated:
Performance: 4.5 stars
Innovation: 4.5 stars
Feel: 4.5 stars
Demand: 2 stars

Tech Talk: The Z-Star line expands this year to include the lower compression SL, which is designed to produce a higher launch angle for average swing speeds. Each model features a large-core design that increases in firmness from center to exterior in a unique gradient. The urethane covers are among the thinnest in the game, including the firmer-compression XV (.012 inches)

Verdict:
The standard Z-Star provides the most spin around the green of the three balls, but the SL offers an intriguing alternative that many of our players preferred.

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More information:

The new Z-STAR golf ball’s proprietary urethane cover is super soft for added spin control without sacrificing distance. The 324 aerodynamic dimple design, combined with the large Energetic Gradient Growth(TM) core, produces a penetrating ball flight that is unyielding to the wind. The Z-STAR is available in both Pure White and Tour Yellow for added visual performance.

HOW IT COMPARES

The Z-STAR is a high performance multilayered ball with extremely soft feel. This offering is the softer of the two premium Z-STAR balls and provides slightly more spin and feel around the green. The Z-STAR performs best with driver swing speeds between 80 mph and 105 mph.

WHAT IS S.T.A.R. PERFORMANCE

SPIN- Tuned to increase distance on the driver while providing unparalleled stopping power on approach shots.

TRAJECTORY- Designed to produce an aggressive ball flight that maximizes distance regardless of weather conditions. High ball speed is maintained for a longer period of time during flight.

ACCELERATION-Developed to maximize the energy transfer to the ball for more ball speed resulting in greater distance.

RESPONSIVENESS-Configured to provide great touch and feel greenside. In addition, the ball is responsive on full shots that need to be shaped.


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10 Comments

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  2. RKnights

    August 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    What is up with the latest Z-star?? I’ve played them for the last year and a half, but out of the last 2 dozen I’ve purchased, I’ve had 5 golf balls crack. It starts as a small line in the urethane cover and progresses to a full separation of the underlying core.

  3. CJ Haws

    July 25, 2013 at 1:02 am

    This review was not well thought out at all. It hardly mentions anything about the XV which a lot of us get on here to see how it compares to other balls like the Pro-V X1 and other balls. More effort needs to be done…

  4. paul

    June 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Like the Z Star SL. Get better distance yet similar control to Q Star. Find it comparable to Callaway Hex Chrome & Bridgestone B-330 RX.

  5. Dean Stewart

    September 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Agreed this was not a review…however let us not go ‘dark’ here.

  6. DumDum

    August 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    This is not a review…;. this is a cut and paste without any real substance . I can see that from your review you pretty much picked your nose and fingered your dog and this just wasted 2 min that i cant get back !

  7. Avishek Dey

    July 29, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Check out the Srixon University webpage on Srixon. Tells you more about the Srixon range of Golf Balls. Helps you find the best golf ball suited for your game.

    http://www.srixon.com/srixonuniversity.html

  8. Jim

    July 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    You really should try the Bridgestone B330-RX

    http://www.golfwrx.com/33152/2012-bridgestone-b330-rx-and-rxs-golf-ball-editor-review/

    Pretty solid ball.

  9. Blair M. Phillips

    July 21, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I use a Srixon soft cover and low compression ball. I get good results with my swing and clubs. Can someone name one other ball being made in 2012 that fits my swing and equipment?

    • Fred

      February 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      2014 NXT Tour S.

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