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#1 cricgolf

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

Love them both, has anyone noticed any advantages of one over the other?


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:38 PM

The Z star isnt quite like hitting a cotton ball.
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Posted 28 September 2018 - 09:05 AM

Price.....The ZStar is cheaper.
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Posted 28 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

The Chrome Soft definitely feels softer, quite a bit softer!

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:53 PM

This generation of Z-Star doesn’t spin as much. I have gamed them along with Chromesoft and the Bridgestone BXS this year. The differences really are negligible between them, but I have found more consistency with the Bridgestones.

That said the Q-Star Tours are quite good. I was lucky enough to be a tester and they are amazing.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 08:15 PM

For me, the Z Star is a better ball.  I know the Chromes are popular, but they feel heavy to me.  Z Star has great spin around greens and feels a little firmer than the Q Star Tour.  Also very durable.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:17 AM

The Z-star may be the most durable urethane ball I've ever used. I lost one this weekend after using it 43 holes and it still looked nearly perfect. And as mentioned, less expensive.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:10 PM

Are they coming out with a newer version Z star?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:55 PM

Not even comparable in my opinion. Z star is hard, durable, and spins. Callaway is soft. less spin, and not as durable. Both good balls but for different games.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:21 PM

ZStar is cheaper, harder and slightly shorter for me. I would say they are comparable in terms of flight and short game spin.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:43 AM

I'm a Z Star fan, I won a dozen of the soccer ball looking Chrome softs.

I really wanted to like them.

I don't.

I played two rounds with them and lost 2 balls and shot some crappy scores.

Being a fairly consistent misser of greens, my up and down skills are pretty good.

For some reason, mental perhaps, I couldn't get the chrome softs to stop near the hole.

Also, my drives didn't go nearly as far.

Doesn't make them bad balls, just didn't work for me.

YMMV

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:26 PM

These are the 2 balls I play regularly...
The Chrome Soft has less spin off the driver, and the Z-Star spins more on wedge shots for me.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:46 PM

I would say the Chrome soft grips more on chip shots. Both are the same distance off the driver.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:31 PM

In my experience with the two.

Off the putter, I would say the Chrome Soft is everso slightly softer. Z Star is still amongst the softest balls off the putter. The only one I can think of that feels softer is W/S Duo Urethane.

Your mileage may vary depending on your putter.

Z Star's spinskin is real technology, and definitely adds some spin onto the shortest of chips and pitches. Chrome Soft is a viable performer and a good short game ball as well. But Srixon leads that category for me.


Off the driver...I cant tell a discernable difference in launch, distance, anything. Too marginal.

Irons. Not much difference for me. Id say the short irons, say 8 iron on down, get a few more RPMs out of the Srixon. But for me, Callaway launches higher, so the differences are negligible there as well.
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