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Wilson Staff Duo Soft Spin reviews?


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#1 Konklifer

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:04 PM

Has anyone used these extensively? Verdict?

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:54 AM

View PostKonklifer, on 22 January 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

Has anyone used these extensively? Verdict?

Not familiar with the new one. The old Wilson spin is very good and under rated.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:39 AM

I tried a dozen last year and it was a good ball but for my swing it was not as good the Gamer Soft or e/6 Soft as far as distance and feel.  My driver SS is 85-88 so that is one factor to consider.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:31 AM

I've played a lot of rounds with the Duo Soft Matte (not the spin version) and spin has been surprisingly adequate. Wedges check decently and plenty of spin on full shots. I really have found very little to complain about with them.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

I didn't notice that much difference between it and the regular duo to justify the extra money. I understand the point of the Duo-U, but the Duo Spin didn't really seem to do much for me.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

View Postarbeck, on 23 January 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

I didn't notice that much difference between it and the regular duo to justify the extra money. I understand the point of the Duo-U, but the Duo Spin didn't really seem to do much for me.

Completely agree. For me, there isn't enough of  a feel and performance difference to justify the higher cost of the Spin over the regular DUO.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:56 AM

View PostTheBear95, on 23 January 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:

View Postarbeck, on 23 January 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

I didn't notice that much difference between it and the regular duo to justify the extra money. I understand the point of the Duo-U, but the Duo Spin didn't really seem to do much for me.

Completely agree. For me, there isn't enough of  a feel and performance difference to justify the higher cost of the Spin over the regular DUO.


Ditto.

I got a deal on the Duo Spin, paying the same as the regular Duo. I'm not good enough to tell the difference and I'll go back to the regular Duo when I run out of Duo Spins. I like the yellow coloured ball better.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:51 PM

The Duo Spin (previous gen) is on clearance at Walmart for 21.00. Not a bad price for a solid ball. The Duo is 19.95.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:51 AM

I haven't used them extensively , but I got one box...and at the same time I also got a box of Callaway supersofts.
My driver has a black face and after I hit a ball I can see the mark clearly. The duo leaves a mark that nearly looks bigger than the golf ball itself. It compresses that much. I can also notice the soft weak hit through my hands. The supersoft leaves a mark maybe 2/3 the size of the ball and goes approx 20m further . It is surprising given that one is rated at 29 compression and the other at 30. I think if you swing close to 100, give the duo's a miss.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

Played a whole season with them and i would echo a lot of what others are saying. Good ball for the price, feel was amazing and spin was decent but not great.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:54 PM

Nice deal on the prior gen...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:06 PM

View PostKonklifer, on 22 January 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

Has anyone used these extensively? Verdict?
No one has replied about the Duo Soft Spin! Perhaps you were asking about the Duo Spin?

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:47 AM

View PostBogeySwine, on 05 April 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

View PostKonklifer, on 22 January 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

Has anyone used these extensively? Verdict?
No one has replied about the Duo Soft Spin! Perhaps you were asking about the Duo Spin?

I was talking about the Duo Soft Spin, anyone game these? Is there a difference between them and the prior gen, other than the new ball has the Wilson shield and should feel slighltly firmer?

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:10 PM

Any thoughts on the reg Duo Soft?

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:13 PM

View Postmonks66, on 30 May 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

Any thoughts on the reg Duo Soft?

Too soft, like a marshmallow.


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:41 AM

Was playing them till I found q stars for $16/dozen. Just a better feeling ball all around to me. I gained a lot of spin when I switched from regular duo to the spin. But it was short lived lol

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

Actually I have played these, I don't notice much of a difference then regular duo. One of my fav balls! Feels like hitting a cotton ball

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:18 PM

seems a few people have found the spin differential negligible for the price difference but what about buying the spin model just to have a ball that is soft but not crazy soft.....?

the spin model seems to be around the same compression as the callaway supersoft. there isnt much else in that range. next best that im aware of is the titleist dt trusoft but thats up around 60, almost as much as a chromesoft. and everything above trusoft seems to be tour spec / urethane / $

thoughts?

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:25 AM

View Postapm81, on 06 June 2018 - 10:18 PM, said:

seems a few people have found the spin differential negligible for the price difference but what about buying the spin model just to have a ball that is soft but not crazy soft.....?

the spin model seems to be around the same compression as the callaway supersoft. there isnt much else in that range. next best that im aware of is the titleist dt trusoft but thats up around 60, almost as much as a chromesoft. and everything above trusoft seems to be tour spec / urethane / $

thoughts?

It's hard to find a soft ball that spins that isn't urethane. Gamersoft is close. Duo U is a nice soft urethane ball on sale now.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:31 AM

Are these different from the DX2 Soft, which according to the Wilson website is only available in Europe? I found the DX2 Soft in Japan and bought them to use when I play persimmon. I like them a lot, though I think the Chrome Soft is slightly longer. Feel is good off the woods and irons, and bite is good around the greens. The low price is an added bonus.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:38 AM

Haven't seen them in Australia. The duo urethane is here and yes it's advertised as the softest urethane ball around but it is priced almost like a tour ball.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:53 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 07 June 2018 - 06:31 AM, said:

Are these different from the DX2 Soft, which according to the Wilson website is only available in Europe? I found the DX2 Soft in Japan and bought them to use when I play persimmon. I like them a lot, though I think the Chrome Soft is slightly longer. Feel is good off the woods and irons, and bite is good around the greens. The low price is an added bonus.

DX2 = Duo
DX2 Soft = Duo Soft
DX3 Spin = Duo Spin
DX3 Soft Spin = Duo Soft Spin
DX3 Urethane = Duo Urethane

They DX is for Europe, the Duo is for the US, but they are the same ball. They added the soft to the name for 2018. Supposedly they made some minor changes to the ball for 2018, but I didn't notice a difference at all between the older and newer models.

The Duo Soft/DX2 Soft is a pretty good proxy for a Callaway Supersoft. It's about the same price point and I doubt blind you'd be able to tell much difference between them. The Duo Soft Spin/DX3 Soft Spin has slightly more compression (29/40) and also has a third layer which should generate slightly more spin. I didn't notice any fundamental difference between the two when I played them. A better ball striker might, but I think the feel and the spin are close enough that my strike is going to override it most of the time.

The Duo Urethane is a very good proxy for the 2017 three piece Chromesoft. It's slightly softer in compression, but I didn't notice much difference in feel off full shots and the green side spin was pretty similar. They were also sold at a similar price point. As current balls go, it's probably closest to the Project(a) or the AVX. As a bonus, it's usually easier to find cheap than those two. If I had to play one ball, this would probably be it.

The FG Tour is a very good proxy for the 2018 four piece Chromesoft. They're both four piece urethane balls. The compression is pretty similar and they're about the same price point. The biggest difference is you can usually find the FG Tour on discount in a lot of places.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:41 AM

Is the Duo Soft Spin a marshmallow like the regular Duo?  What ball does the DSS compare to firmness-wise?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:44 PM

View Postbigmoneyp, on 06 July 2018 - 09:41 AM, said:

Is the Duo Soft Spin a marshmallow like the regular Duo?  What ball does the DSS compare to firmness-wise?

The Duo is 29 Compression. The Duo Spin is 35 compression. The Duo Urethane is 55 compression. The FG Tour is 70 Compression.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

View Postarbeck, on 06 July 2018 - 03:44 PM, said:

View Postbigmoneyp, on 06 July 2018 - 09:41 AM, said:

Is the Duo Soft Spin a marshmallow like the regular Duo?  What ball does the DSS compare to firmness-wise?

The Duo is 29 Compression. The Duo Spin is 35 compression. The Duo Urethane is 55 compression. The FG Tour is 70 Compression.

I understand the literature but the numbers don't tell the story. Compression is a very misleading number.


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