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Can Anyone Compare V2 Gamer vs Wilson Zip?


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#1 weten2

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

A few people recommended the Zip for this 90-95 ss, low spin player. I can't find a sleeve in the Zip (only buy in 2 dozen) or the Gamer. Does anyone have good experience with both? I'm looking for straight (low spin) on driver and long irons with hop and stop approach's. I don't use spin on my chips and run around a 17 hcp.


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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:11 PM

I have played both and they are in the same ball park but the zip is much softer.  I prefer the zip but i get a little more distance with the gamer as far as spin I never got hop and stop out of either always hit and released a little bit.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:05 PM

My experience has been same as above.  I like the way the Zip putt much better too.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

Recently got a box of the Zip.  I've only given it chipping and putting so far, but getting my first round in with them today.  I really liked everything with the V2 except putting.  I gave it a solid chance, but I just couldn't get used to it.  Putting with the zip was an easy adjustment.  Very comfortable and was able to get distance control in after just a few strokes.  As long as it isn't terrible for the rest of my game, I plan on sticking with the zip for as long as I can find them... but only today will tell.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

Both are solid 3-pieces, the biggest differences is the compression and the cover. The Zip is very soft with a very soft cover also while the gamer is the opposite on both. The zip has more greenside spin while the gamer will give you a couple more yards off the tee. I have got the zip to hop and stop on full wedge pitches several times but, not on half shot chips/pitches although it still spins more than other 3-pieces. I dont game the zip cause its too soft for my s.s. but, i throw them down when the course isnt busy and luv to go flaghunting with them.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:01 AM

View Postdisplayname, on 18 May 2011 - 01:13 PM, said:

Recently got a box of the Zip.  I've only given it chipping and putting so far, but getting my first round in with them today.  I really liked everything with the V2 except putting.  I gave it a solid chance, but I just couldn't get used to it.  Putting with the zip was an easy adjustment.  Very comfortable and was able to get distance control in after just a few strokes.  As long as it isn't terrible for the rest of my game, I plan on sticking with the zip for as long as I can find them... but only today will tell.

Played a full round yesterday hitting the Zip's.  Very impressed.  Putting was an easy adjustment, and I didn't have any major loss in distance off the driver.  Durability was rather impressive.  Feel off the irons was also flat out outstanding.  I ordered two more boxes with a gift card last night.  I'll likely be playing the Zip's for as long as I can keep finding them cheap, because the current prices are really just the icing on the cake.  




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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:14 AM

View Postdisplayname, on 19 May 2011 - 09:01 AM, said:

View Postdisplayname, on 18 May 2011 - 01:13 PM, said:

Recently got a box of the Zip.  I've only given it chipping and putting so far, but getting my first round in with them today.  I really liked everything with the V2 except putting.  I gave it a solid chance, but I just couldn't get used to it.  Putting with the zip was an easy adjustment.  Very comfortable and was able to get distance control in after just a few strokes.  As long as it isn't terrible for the rest of my game, I plan on sticking with the zip for as long as I can find them... but only today will tell.

Played a full round yesterday hitting the Zip's.  Very impressed.  Putting was an easy adjustment, and I didn't have any major loss in distance off the driver.  Durability was rather impressive.  Feel off the irons was also flat out outstanding.  I ordered two more boxes with a gift card last night.  I'll likely be playing the Zip's for as long as I can keep finding them cheap, because the current prices are really just the icing on the cake.  





Congrats, it sounds like you have found the ball for you and, you are right that price for such a great ball is just ridiculous.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:50 AM

Yup Zip is a great ball and coming in a double dozen for $25 rules as well.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:54 AM

Budgetgolf has them for $19.96 per two dozen after you add to your cart.  I still have about 10 dozens left.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:46 PM

Played both V2 and Zip yesterday. Found the Zip to be a better feeling and more predictable ball all around. No difference in distance. I want to try the C:25.


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:09 PM

View PostSmoothduffer, on 18 May 2011 - 01:15 PM, said:

Both are solid 3-pieces, the biggest differences is the compression and the cover. The Zip is very soft with a very soft cover also while the gamer is the opposite on both. The zip has more greenside spin while the gamer will give you a couple more yards off the tee. I have got the zip to hop and stop on full wedge pitches several times but, not on half shot chips/pitches although it still spins more than other 3-pieces. I dont game the zip cause its too soft for my s.s. but, i throw them down when the course isnt busy and luv to go flaghunting with them.

Actually the cover hardness is about the same for the Zip and Gamer V2. The compression is much lower on the Zip. The newer C:25 has an overall compression closer to the V2 but a way harder cover than both of these.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:55 AM

Played 18 with the Zip yesterday, decent distance off the tee for my slow swing.   For this price category, spin was pretty good  though a couple times ran off the green when I didn't expect it to. I think the Gamer V2 has more spin. (Edited for spelling.)

Edited by HackerD , 24 July 2011 - 07:55 AM.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:40 AM

View Postnewjedi, on 17 May 2011 - 10:11 PM, said:

I have played both and they are in the same ball park but the zip is much softer.  I prefer the zip but i get a little more distance with the gamer as far as spin I never got hop and stop out of either always hit and released a little bit.


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I like both of them a lot.  The Zip is softer off the irons like the Wilson 50/50. I do like most of Wilson's golf balls.   I thought I got more distance off the Gamer V2 but I crushed a drive today with a Zip.

The spin is okay on both. My view on spin is not that big a deal unless you are shoot low 80s or below that spin on iron or chip shots is overrated.    Guys shooting higher scores will ballon drives with Por V1's.  I do like the Pro V1X

I have access to almost any brand I want because the 36 hole muni always has balles in the bushes.  They are in buckets in my garage.   I really like Gamer V2 and the Zip.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:45 AM

How would you guys rate the durability of the Zip.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:21 AM

Zip durability is okay but it's not scuff proof by any means.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:01 AM

View PostHackerD, on 03 August 2011 - 06:21 AM, said:

Zip durability is okay but it's not scuff proof by any means.


Thanks, I was hoping for some decent level of durability, will the zip hold up for a round you think

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

Finally. Double dozen for $20 at walmart. Had to go to two different ones to find it..but i did.

Hooray.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:55 PM

I just ordered two of the Zip double dozens from Golfsmith.  I absolutely hate them.  I get better greenside spin from a Pinnacle, no joke.  The Gamer V2 is a way better ball, IMHO.  What's weird is I am a high-spin player and usually back balls up with my approaches.  The Zip releases and rolls right on through the green for me.  There are better balls for the money, namely the Top Flite D2 Feel.  But if you like the Zip, play the Zip.  To each his own...  I guess I'll just use them this winter when I don't want to use good balls.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

Damn.. you just killed my entire momentum and excitement. Ha. But thanks for the review, good to know the 'cons' of certain balls.

I was looking at the TF D2+ Feel also. 15 balls for $15 is a good deal for sure.. and I do have 3 sleeves of Gamer V2s.

Just thought the Wilson Zips were a really underrated ball and I found one hell of a deal. and I couldn't pass up 24 for $20 over 15 for $15.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

Zip spins too much in the wind.  Zip spins too much w/ the driver.  But...Zip feels amazing with the putter in comparison

Gamer and Zip are in same boat as far as approach shots are concerned

Gamer spins less off the driver and doesnt get AS high as the Zip in the wind

Gamer can be one hop-stopped on low chips if conditions are on your side...Zip...dont even try to stop it; it will run a little with everything


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

And.. the too good to be true deal is finally complete.

Looks like they will be sitting in my bag while I just use the Gamer V2s.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

Wrong.. this ball is beautiful. Played a round just now.. shot really well. The ball did everything I needed it to. The dimples are pretty odd, but it's not an issue.

Putting was great as well. Feels good.

I'm very pleased.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

I play both when I find deals.  The zip doesn't check up like a gamer. They both feel the same to me though and that's all that matters.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:25 AM

I've played both but prefer the Gamer.  Just feels good to me. Not too mention if you watch rockbottomgolf.com you can get great deals on the Gamer.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

I just bought a double dozen of the ZIP on sale. Whats the distance like for someone with 110 swing speed? I keep hearing that higher swing speed will lose distance iwth teh zip becuase of the compression. True/false?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

In my opinion, the gamer is a better all around ball.  It's more durable, spins better, and the only thing the zip may be is a few yards longer.  I couldn't tell a difference but my dad thinks the zip balls are the best in the world for distance.  He's since left them and went to the Titleist Velocity now though

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

View Postconq, on 15 November 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:

I just bought a double dozen of the ZIP on sale. Whats the distance like for someone with 110 swing speed? I keep hearing that higher swing speed will lose distance iwth teh zip becuase of the compression. True/false?

Answered my own Q today, distance not bad. Best drive was out to 270ish. nearly hit the 150 marker on a 422yd par4. We wont talk about where the other drives landed, lol. Ball wont help with those hooks, hah.Distance about the same as the gamer.

I didnt like the way they putt. maybe too soft for me? Prefer the Gamer for putting. Might just need to get used to it.

Edited by conq, 18 November 2012 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Zip cover does not hold up well, scuffs to easy.  But for the price the Zip is hard to beat.  The cover is the only bad thing I can say about the ball.  I prefer the Gamer V2.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

I am a fan of the Zip. All the Wilson Staff balls are decent. The prices are great.
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