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#271 Shadrach

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM

View Posttrying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:


I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

View PostShadrach, on 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

View Posttrying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.

but its the same price as Snell MTB's.....Snell is the better ball!

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:12 AM

That is your opinion.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:56 AM

View Postchippa13, on 29 August 2017 - 08:12 AM, said:

That is your opinion.

Well in a few days he'll find a TP5x on the golf course and decide the Snell isn't all that. :busted_cop:
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:27 AM

View Posttheshadow1971, on 21 August 2017 - 06:06 AM, said:

View PostBreak81, on 20 August 2017 - 11:07 PM, said:

View PostTheBear95, on 20 August 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

I have another 5 rounds with QST and without question, this is the highest launching ball I have played off the irons. Higher than the DUO U, Chrome Soft or even the regular DUO. I'm a mid 90s swinger with the driver.

Frankly, I'm struggling to flight it down when needed. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but the Zstar might be a better fit.
  I tend to think the compression and swing speed really does apply to Srixon balls.  I like them all, but like the XV, them Z and them QST.

For me nothing beats the XV right now.  Nothing.  Even though my SS is 100-103 I so have an aggressive transition and release which imparts a lot of spin on the ball.  Off the driver and mid irons the QST spins a little too much , which keeps it straight but shorter.

I can see why people love the ball though. Really Srixon has the best overall line up on the market

I didn't like the XV found it a little harder than my Bridgestone B330 RXS.  I like to play the QS Tour (probably similar to my B330RXS), we don't get it here in Asia,
but we do have the Srixon Tri - Star, which I think is the equivalent to the QST & AD333 Tour.

Here is the lastest ball in Asia released by Srixon - its a 4 piece ball!

https://golf.dunlop....xon/ball/x.html

The XV is not going to be comparable to your B330RXS... It would be comparable to the B330.  The Regular Zstar would be more like the B330S. you are right about the QST being closer to the RXS...

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:56 AM

Won a dozen of these in an outing yesterday, excited to give them a shot as a 330RX player.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:53 AM

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Won a dozen of these in an outing yesterday, excited to give them a shot as a 330RX player.

I'd be interested in reading your impressions after you've hit them.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:21 AM

View Postmonks66, on 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostShadrach, on 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

View Posttrying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.

but its the same price as Snell MTB's.....Snell is the better ball!

Will you stop hijacking every ball thread and making it about the Snell? We get it, you play the Snell and love it.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:14 PM

View Posttheedge27, on 31 August 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postmonks66, on 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostShadrach, on 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

View Posttrying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.

but its the same price as Snell MTB's.....Snell is the better ball!

Will you stop hijacking every ball thread and making it about the Snell? We get it, you play the Snell and love it.

Because it is about the Snell...its a great ball...better then qstar..thank you

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

View Postmonks66, on 31 August 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

View Posttheedge27, on 31 August 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postmonks66, on 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostShadrach, on 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

View Posttrying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.

but its the same price as Snell MTB's.....Snell is the better ball!

Will you stop hijacking every ball thread and making it about the Snell? We get it, you play the Snell and love it.

Because it is about the Snell...its a great ball...better then qstar..thank you

Good, start your own thread on Sneel.

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#281 theshadow1971

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:06 AM

 Geaux Gators, on 31 August 2017 - 05:27 AM, said:

 theshadow1971, on 21 August 2017 - 06:06 AM, said:

 Break81, on 20 August 2017 - 11:07 PM, said:

 TheBear95, on 20 August 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

I have another 5 rounds with QST and without question, this is the highest launching ball I have played off the irons. Higher than the DUO U, Chrome Soft or even the regular DUO. I'm a mid 90s swinger with the driver.

Frankly, I'm struggling to flight it down when needed. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but the Zstar might be a better fit.
  I tend to think the compression and swing speed really does apply to Srixon balls.  I like them all, but like the XV, them Z and them QST.

For me nothing beats the XV right now.  Nothing.  Even though my SS is 100-103 I so have an aggressive transition and release which imparts a lot of spin on the ball.  Off the driver and mid irons the QST spins a little too much , which keeps it straight but shorter.

I can see why people love the ball though. Really Srixon has the best overall line up on the market

I didn't like the XV found it a little harder than my Bridgestone B330 RXS.  I like to play the QS Tour (probably similar to my B330RXS), we don't get it here in Asia,
but we do have the Srixon Tri - Star, which I think is the equivalent to the QST & AD333 Tour.

Here is the lastest ball in Asia released by Srixon - its a 4 piece ball!

https://golf.dunlop....xon/ball/x.html

The XV is not going to be comparable to your B330RXS... It would be comparable to the B330.  The Regular Zstar would be more like the B330S. you are right about the QST being closer to the RXS...

I actually meant the Z-Star ball not the XV in my original post.

That being so I found out the hard way.  The problem is you cannot get B330RX/RXS in Hong Kong anymore there is no distributor.  So when I went to get the RX/RXS my usual shop suggested the Z Star as an alternative and I was thinking it would be similar.  The Z Star is different ball all together probably more suited to the swing closer to 100mph+ swinger (I'm mid 90s).  The Z-Star just didn't work for me just that fraction a little to hard. So now I know.  I like to play a 3 piece ball and QST, Ad333 Tour or Tri-Star should fit the bill, but are harder to get in Asia so I got to give the QS a shot as a back up ball.

I eventually got some RXS. I still have the Z-Stars in the bag.  When I payed them i had 3 crappy rounds and my game was really off. Maybe I should give them another try.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

 monks66, on 31 August 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

 theedge27, on 31 August 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

 monks66, on 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

 Shadrach, on 28 August 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

 trying2scratch, on 28 August 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

I  bought a dz and I noticed that I have a had 2 balls in there that seemed to wear a little worse then the others.  Seemed odd, but it could have been an end of line issue or something.  It was odd though.  I had one ball look almost new after 36 holes and another look heavily used after 12 holes.  Same course, same clubs.

I went this afternoon and played 9 with a Q-Star Tour. Hit all the clubs as well as an oak tree. The ball still looks like it just came out of the box.

As you suggest, there may be some inter-batch variability issues on their line.

BTW, the ball performed very well. I specially like the way it likes to get into the air.

but its the same price as Snell MTB's.....Snell is the better ball!

Will you stop hijacking every ball thread and making it about the Snell? We get it, you play the Snell and love it.

Because it is about the Snell...its a great ball...better then qstar..thank you

You do realize that you've annoyed more people away from Snell than toward them.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

Interesting. I have not noticed that, but I have not played it is high winds yet. "Breezy" conditions, no problems at all.  I do notice the ball flight is a bit higher for me than say a Z Star XV, or 330s/330rx. I really like the QST, but I'll pay more attention on windy days.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

 briansII, on 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

Interesting. I have not noticed that, but I have not played it is high winds yet. "Breezy" conditions, no problems at all.  I do notice the ball flight is a bit higher for me than say a Z Star XV, or 330s/330rx. I really like the QST, but I'll pay more attention on windy days.

This was my first truly windy and not breezy day playing them, did not perform well. Thought I found my ball - guess it's back to the drawing room.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:02 PM

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

 briansII, on 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

Interesting. I have not noticed that, but I have not played it is high winds yet. "Breezy" conditions, no problems at all.  I do notice the ball flight is a bit higher for me than say a Z Star XV, or 330s/330rx. I really like the QST, but I'll pay more attention on windy days.

This was my first truly windy and not breezy day playing them, did not perform well. Thought I found my ball - guess it's back to the drawing room.

Just back from a weekend of links golf in North Wales playing the AD333 Tour (Q-StarTour) exclusively and it has been great in the wind (2-3 club wind all three days). Didn't experience any ballooning and actually won a long drive contest on a hole where the wind was blowing from right to left and I managed to ride the wind with a touch of draw. Confirms to me that it is a great ball and I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable.
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

 mahonie, on 03 September 2017 - 06:02 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

 briansII, on 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

Interesting. I have not noticed that, but I have not played it is high winds yet. "Breezy" conditions, no problems at all.  I do notice the ball flight is a bit higher for me than say a Z Star XV, or 330s/330rx. I really like the QST, but I'll pay more attention on windy days.

This was my first truly windy and not breezy day playing them, did not perform well. Thought I found my ball - guess it's back to the drawing room.

Just back from a weekend of links golf in North Wales playing the AD333 Tour (Q-StarTour) exclusively and it has been great in the wind (2-3 club wind all three days). Didn't experience any ballooning and actually won a long drive contest on a hole where the wind was blowing from right to left and I managed to ride the wind with a touch of draw. Confirms to me that it is a great ball and I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable.

Just curious where you played. It wasn't by chance Aberdovey, was it?  I love that place and was just daydreaming about it earlier today.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:29 AM

 North Butte, on 03 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

 mahonie, on 03 September 2017 - 06:02 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

 briansII, on 01 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

Interesting. I have not noticed that, but I have not played it is high winds yet. "Breezy" conditions, no problems at all.  I do notice the ball flight is a bit higher for me than say a Z Star XV, or 330s/330rx. I really like the QST, but I'll pay more attention on windy days.

This was my first truly windy and not breezy day playing them, did not perform well. Thought I found my ball - guess it's back to the drawing room.

Just back from a weekend of links golf in North Wales playing the AD333 Tour (Q-StarTour) exclusively and it has been great in the wind (2-3 club wind all three days). Didn't experience any ballooning and actually won a long drive contest on a hole where the wind was blowing from right to left and I managed to ride the wind with a touch of draw. Confirms to me that it is a great ball and I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable.

Just curious where you played. It wasn't by chance Aberdovey, was it?  I love that place and was just daydreaming about it earlier today.

Unfortunately not Aberdovey...that is on my to do list along with Royal St David's. We played Conwy, Nefyn and North Wales GC all of which were fantastic!
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 05:55 AM

 mahonie, on 04 September 2017 - 02:29 AM, said:

 North Butte, on 03 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:


Just curious where you played. It wasn't by chance Aberdovey, was it?  I love that place and was just daydreaming about it earlier today.

Unfortunately not Aberdovey...that is on my to do list along with Royal St David's. We played Conwy, Nefyn and North Wales GC all of which were fantastic!

That's a nice trip, glad you had fun.

From most places in England, getting to Harlech and Aberdovey is a bit of a hike. Especially for those of us not used to right-hand drive cars and twisty country roads!
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:28 AM

 Shadrach, on 31 August 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

 MBBG, on 31 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

Won a dozen of these in an outing yesterday, excited to give them a shot as a 330RX player.

I'd be interested in reading your impressions after you've hit them.

Played one for 9 Saturday afternoon. The greens were really firm and fast and frankly they just weren't behaving the way I am used to. I kept running crisply struck chips and pitches well past the hole, even uphill. Full shots were no issue.

I think it feels a bit dull and rubbery and has less of the sharper feeling softness of the TP5 or B330RX.

Switched balls at the turn and no more issues. I might give them another shot just to see if it was a one off experience but I wasn't terribly impressed with my first go around by any means.

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#291 mahonie

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

 North Butte, on 04 September 2017 - 05:55 AM, said:

 mahonie, on 04 September 2017 - 02:29 AM, said:

 North Butte, on 03 September 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:


Just curious where you played. It wasn't by chance Aberdovey, was it?  I love that place and was just daydreaming about it earlier today.

Unfortunately not Aberdovey...that is on my to do list along with Royal St David's. We played Conwy, Nefyn and North Wales GC all of which were fantastic!

That's a nice trip, glad you had fun.

From most places in England, getting to Harlech and Aberdovey is a bit of a hike. Especially for those of us not used to right-hand drive cars and twisty country roads!

Cheers!

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#292 iutodd

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:13 AM

 jcg132, on 01 September 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Update: the QST did NOT perform well in the wind for me today - a lot of ballooning. Anyone experience something similar?

It does get a touch balloon-y sometimes. I hit the ball fairly high though.  I often find it happens when I don't notice the wind or forget to think about it with a 9 iron or less and I end up on the front of the green instead of pin high.  I can think of two shots where this has happened and the wind stood the ball up.

I'm also hitting the ball better than I ever have in my whole life and I've never played another ball consistently or hit consistently enough to have a real point of comparison - the two shots I'm thinking about had yardages that were pretty good for my PW and 9 iron and I hit them quite well and they both got stood up and I was on the front of the green.  Would that not have happened with a "better" ball?  I don't know.  

On my longer irons I still launch pretty high and the same amount of wind hasn't affected the trajectory or stood them up noticeably - maybe there is some kind of breaking point with the launch angle of this ball or something.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

Not sure if this was mentioned and not sure if this is just a local thing but my local GG is selling overflow promotional packages of the QST. They are packs of 2 sleeves for $10. So if you do the math it is $20 a dozen. I just bout 3 dozen for $60. The manager basically told me that was kinda my limit and to come back Friday if I want more.

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