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Bridgestone E5/E6

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:00 PM


To maximize distance, you need to choose the right ball.
Bridgestone’s new e5 is designed for players who want more height and distance off the tee.

    * Unique 2-piece Urethane Cover Construction
    * New Large Kinetic Energy Core
    * 432 Seamless Double Dimple Design

Bridgestone’s new e6 is designed for players who tend to slice or hook the ball.

    * Low compression 3-piece Surlyn® Construction
    * New Soft Kinetic Energy Core cased with Linear Velocity Inner Layer
    * 330 Seamless Single Dimple Design

The new scientifically engineered e5 and e6 allow players to choose the ball that optimizes the trajectory and distance of their tee shots.  Find your edge and customize your distance.

    * If you want more height and distance on your tee shot the e5 will generate an optimal spin rate for a higher flying ball and more carry to maximize your distance.
    * e5's unique construction of a high energy core and soft urethane cover provide you with unparalleled distance and superb backspin into the green allowing you to take dead aim at the pin.

    * If you tend to slice or hook your shots, e6 reduces excess side spin providing a straighter ball flight to maximize your distance.
    * e6's innovative multi-layer construction with a low compression core delivers unmatched distance and soft feel on all shots for added

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

Two different balls.

Consensus in my circles is Yes to E5 and No to E6.

Edited by Asleep, 27 February 2006 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:44 PM

I played the E5 for several rounds and found it to be a pretty good ball.  Very durable and still stoped pretty well on the greens.  It does have a higher trajectory and I found it to be fairly long as well, normlly 10 yards longer than Topflite TL Tour.  Only misstep would be that is a little firm for putting.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:38 PM

The E6 is the way foward... Good feel/distance and nice price... you can't go wrong. The funny japanese commercial is what really sold me.   :idhitit:  :crazy:


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:51 PM

The E5 is noticeably firmer than my current B330-S.
It tends to roll a little more with my driver and irons shots.
It definitely does not spin as much as the B330-S around/on the green.
I tested it and thought it might be a good replacement for B330-S as winter ball but I just stayed with the B330-S all winter.
It's a very good ball for the price or for someone looking for a little more distance.


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Posted 10 April 2006 - 12:58 PM

The e6 was a big disappointment.  Game improvement needs to be redefined if you consider these G/I balls.  Haven't tried the e5!!!


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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:12 PM

didn't like the e5, although I liked the feel, feels like the b-330, my tourtement ball, but went far too high for me, whereas the b-330 I can keep low.  However, was very impressed by the E6.  It did feel alittle soft for me, and kind of felt light around the greens, but honest to god, the ball cannot be sliced or hooked off the tee, I like to work the driver and find higher spin balls like the pro v1 can get away from me if i take a bad swing, but the E6, I swear to god, goes straighter than any ball I've ever played.  Not super long if your a straight hitter, but if you slice the ball or hook it alittle, it will add ten to fifteen yards just by going straighter.  I still play the b-330, but I've switched my father to the e6 and his handicap has dropped 3 strokes.  If I get loose on the tee, I go to his bag and steal a couple, thats how much faithe I have in this thing, mind boggling


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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:15 PM

Much prefer the e6 over as I find the e5 much too firm for my liking.

e6 is softer and has a nice overall performance.  I do not hit the e6 any further than other models I've tried.



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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:42 PM

I got a chance to play the E6 for a whole weekend of golf in Ohio a couple weekends back.  I have to say this is my new favorite ball.  I don't have any excessive swing speeds but always fight the fade/slice.  With this e6 though for me there's a noticeable difference.  The ball flies much much straighter for me all weekend long.  I have to agree with an earlier poster, about it going longer..but due to being straighter.

I actually thought it had a pretty good feel around the greens too.  I putted really well with it and liked the feel off the face of my 2 ball odessey.  Can't beat the 24 dollar price tag either.


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Posted 03 June 2006 - 10:37 AM

e6 felt dead to me.  Not as long as the e5.  e6 also runs out on chips a lot more.  I like the e5 better due to it's distance & spin around the greens.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 11:57 AM

After a long search for my permanent ball... I finally found it!  The e6!!!

Bridgestone did an excellent job with their ball lineup (B330, e5, e6).  It would be hard to imagine someone not being able to find one of these that fits their game.

Being a 20+ handicap, I was looking for a mid-level ball.  I tried the e5 first and found it to just be ok.  It didn't really standout as a ball I could settle on.  I already have a high launch, and to be honest... I don't know why I try these spin balls at all?  They hurt my game more than they help.

I then just tried the e6 and had one of my best driving days ever!  Usually playing a fade, the ball went straight as an arrow for me.  My swing speed also isn't the highest (95mph), so the low compression felt great and gave good distance.  I agree with another poster that these balls don't check that great on the greens, the e5 did alot better around the greens.  But hitting the ball straight (thus longer) more consistently will help my game more than having more options around the green.

Durability was also good, as I played the same ball for the whole 18 w/ minimal scuffing.  To be fair, though, I didn't hit any full-vokey shots.  I like to play to my PW for my approach.  And for a 3-piece ball, the $24 price tag can't be beat!


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Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:22 PM

extremely impressed with the e5.. tons of spin on wedge shots.. plenty of distance of all the clubs and nice feel esp. putting..

best ball under 30 bucks IMHO.  

its in the bag.


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 08:24 PM

I believe these are the best "mid-priced" balls out there. I've played abundantly with both. Overall I prefer the e6 simply because of feel-especially on putts. I prefer a softer feeling ball and these are about the softest I've found. Plus they were still long.

Someone metioned "game-improvement" when it came to these balls. Well when I, Joe Hacker, went from the old Wal-mart top-flight ball to these my irons increased by 15 yards and my driver by 30. They were designed not to spin as much for us higher handicappers so if you're used to playing a high-quality, high spin ball, you would not want these.

As for the e5. I liked it alot. It was a ton harder than the e6 and went further. It definitely had more spin.

Overall I guess I just liked the softer feel of the e6. I hit the ball really high so I never have a problem with keeping the ball on the green.

I've played the NXT tour alot also and I'd say it's like a mix of these 2 balls.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:28 PM

I'm happy with the E6. I liked the feel better than the E5, was able to check it when I wanted to, and the ball had nice trajectory off the tee.

I'm going to continue to play it 'til I find something better. :(


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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:41 PM

E5 has worked well for me in terms of distance and the feel is not bad.  Actually spun one back off the green today so it does have bite.


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 09:07 AM

I tried the E5 and I have mixed feelings with this one.  Off of the driver I couldn't stand it.  It goes straight up :(   Now I know that is what it is supposed to do, but I wasn't expecting it to go that high!  Off of the irons though, I love this ball.  Too bad I like hitting my driver so much, otherwise I would consider this ball.  If you need height oof of the tee, this one will do that and then some.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:38 PM

I tried the e6 for some winter balls, I might switch for the whole year. Longer off the irons (for me) then the B330, softer feeling. The only downfall is that they don't seem to spin around the greens as much as the B330s... Really a solid ball though, impressed to say the least.


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Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:14 PM

I've been playing the e5 and it's a very good ball for me.  Good spin on wedge shots.  Checks very well.  Distance is very good as well.  Good solid choice for the price/performance.


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Posted 28 January 2007 - 02:47 AM

it's more a preference than anything btwn the e5 vs the e6, and....I prefer the e6's.  I'm a big HX Hot user the past year, and felt bored, so I changed to the e6 for the heck of it.  I'm a 14 handicapper with not a great fast swing speed, so I find this ball perfect for me.  It's soft, has a low compression and nowadays I'm looking for accuracy more than distance to get my scores a whole lot lower and to stay out of trouble.

I found the e6 is not as long, but it has better feel around the greens and while putting than the HX Hots.  It's the straightest ball I've used lately, so I feel I can rev it up when at the tee box and there'll be no worries, and you know how much of this game is confidence.  It's durable and I'll be using these for a while now.  A big fan of the e6.


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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:27 PM

Include me into the e6 fans. It is a great overall performer for me. I like the feel and the distance, but above all, the STRAIGHTER my drives got. Distance is an issue because I already hit longer than average irons, but I found myself hitting 190 yard 6 irons lately with the e6. The Nike ONE platinum was spinning TOO much for me, almost as well as the B330s. I have lost only 2 e6's in 4 rounds so far, and my scores have been better because of fewer drives gone away. The alignment arrow is a big PLUS! Also, quite durable, feels soft with my putter. But...besides everything I've written here...IMO, the best feature is how it feels and performs with the mid-short irons: flies long, high and true, holds its line extremely well, and spins just enough to stay dead on the spot.

All this for less than $30USD a dozen.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:52 PM

I have played both the e5 and e6, and I think they are both amazing golf balls for the price.  As of right now, I prefer the e5 because it spins a little more off the irons and around the green.  However, the e6 has a little softer feel that I like, and although it's silly, I think the e6 also looks much better due to the dimple design and red lettering, and this helps boost my confidence.  What I really noticed about the e6 was how unbelievably straight it was, wow!

Either way, you can't go wrong.

Edited by golfercody, 02 August 2007 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

I played both E5 and E6 and settle on the E6. Its long and soft around the greens. I was using the Maxfli Black for years and the E6 is a much better ball.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:49 PM

The e6 was the ball for me as I have a high ball flight anyhow.  Igot 2 for free and haven't plyed another ball sense.  I plaid them all last season.


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Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:32 AM

I used the E5 for a few months after trying it initially.  I was extremely impressed with performance around the greens and never really gave much thought to anything else.  At the same time as using the ball I was also going through some swing changes and as such was not expecting too much.

However after using the E5 for a few weeks a mate of mine asked if I had noticed a decrease in distance off the tee and with the irons.  I then sat down and started to look at some of my stats and sure enough I did notice a significant decrease in distance and that I was not hitting many par 5's in two anymore.  I was ascribing this to my own poor timing due to the swing changes.

However that weekend I went out and pulled out my old faithful B330 and sure enough knocked it on all the par 5's in 2 and found myself carrying the bunkers on par 4's like I used to.  I am not a big believer in hype about suddenly finding 20 - 30 meters with a new driver but in this case I can honestly say that the E5 was costing me 20 - 30 meters off the tee and at least 7 - 10 meters with each iron.

I took the dozen balls I had and gave them to my son who loves them.

I think if you swing the club above 105mph there may be too much compression.  I will stick to the B330 and happily bang it on the par 5's in 2 and pay the premium for the ball.


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

It's a good ball for a reasonable price. It is NOT a great golf ball but it'll do most things ok.
I play this ball (E5) because it's somewhat cheap and it IS an ok golf ball.

It's nothing like the more expensive balls used on tours. The E5 is like a tuned down version of the high-end balls...

It gets a 4 from here


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:42 AM

Played the E6 tonight and it will become standard in my bag.  My current favorite ball has been the B330 but it seems like when I got to tight holes, I was always hoping to keep it in play and not lose it.  I'm not a wild slicer, but seem to fade them more often than I would like, and in league play only hit about 30% fairways. Here is how I found it to play tonight.

Driver: Firm feeling.  Very similar to the B330.  The firmness that I like.  Distance wise they were as good as the B330.  I'm not saying they are longer, but for my swing they equaled and then some.  Probally because I compressed them better.  My average drive is about 230-250, and with everything lining up(fairway shape and roll)  can get 280 ocasionally.  Ballflight was low trajectory like the 330's

Irons:  Felt like butter.  Ball flight was high, but not a ballooning effect.

Putter: Soft firm feeling without being clicky.  Really like them here too.

The real test was giving one to my teammate after two holes without telling him anything about the ball, and watching the drastic change in how he drove the ball.  He is a high capper, (19 for nine) and watching him find more fairways and longer than he ever is.  After he finished the nine holes, then play additional holes until dark with the same ball, he is now a Bridgestone spokeperson.

The E6 will become my favorite $20 ball and the 330 will stay my favorite premium ball.  Both will be in my bag.


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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:12 PM

I've played the E6 a lot and I think it's a good ball. You have to mis-hit it pretty good to lose it (not that I would know anything about that) and it's usually a foot away from the ball mark, even when you get up to the 5 and 6 irons. There are a couple of balls that play very similar that are much cheaper, the Noodle long and soft and the Nike SFT2, both of which can be found for about a buck a ball. I've sharpied over the markings on one of each ball and played a round with them and couldn't tell which ball I was playing after any given shot.


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Posted 10 August 2007 - 10:15 PM

I just made the switch to the e5 for good, I will never go back to hitting high end tour balls, rocks, or some random combination. I hit my irons high enough to hold the greens easily, and my 5 wood is up there too. Since I switched to the e5 my irons are higher than ever, I almost need a permit from the FAA for an 8 iron, and for the first time in my life I can honestly say I would rely on my 3 wood to get it in the air off the deck. I get more carry on my tee shots so I will gain yardage on soft days and maybe lost on harder ones. The short game is where the e5 really shines, I used to have to get lucky to get a wedge shot to zip back, but these things spin like a top, one hop and stop every time (ok maybe I improved my wedge play a bit too, but still, I found my 9 iron shot an inch from its ball mark.)

If you are a natural high ball hitter (ie hitting rocks into the stratosphere with long irons) I'd steer clear, but if you dont mind higher you will like the short game feel. Also an exceptional ball off the putter.

Edited by GolfMN, 10 August 2007 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:58 PM

Update: e5 made it's way back into the bag (backup ball).


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Posted 11 October 2007 - 02:56 PM

I haven't tried the e5 yet, but I love the e6.  In fact, I liked them so much that I switched from NXT Tour to the e6.  The e6 has a soft-enough feel with decent spin around the greens.  It feels nice off the putter as well.  I notice that I have much less tendency to hit a slice with this ball, and when I do, it isn't nearly as pronounced as with other balls.  Low sidespin and low driver spin.  Golf balls are a very subjective thing, so you have to try it yourself and find out, but I feel that the e6 is a great golf ball for my game.

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