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#1 G N R

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:21 AM

Hey guys,

I'm sure this is a common problem for a lot of us out there, especially for those of us that have a "natural" slice.  I've found the 2010 Bridgestone e6 to work quite well in assisting with this problem.  Goes fairly straight a lot of the time.  Just wondering if there were any other better options or at least similar ones. Also, how good is the 2011 e6.......heard mixed reviews.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:51 AM

When I saw the thread topic I was coming in here to write Bridgestone e6.

Can't help with the 2011 edition but in my experience it is the straightest ball - whichever version you're using
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

I love the 2010 e6 and haven't bothered to buy the 2011 version yet.  I'm thinking about loading up on 2010 version while it's available and on sale.  I am not opposed to using lostgolfballs, so I should be alright for a few years.

As far as I can tell, there is nothing better in this department than the e6; I love it

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

Bridgestone 330-RX.  Not a lot of side-spin at all and compresses very well.  It's actually one of my favorites.

The first time I used it, I could swear it was trying to straighten itself out.  I blocked one right and it literally STOPPED going right.  I knew I had a winner there.  LGB.com is a good place to get a dozen for $24 to test them out.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:51 AM

No ball can actually reduce spin in a specific direction. Balls that tend to go straighter simply spin less overall. Try the Srixon Trispeed in addition to the e6, they are very similar.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:45 PM

I'll definitely be persisting with the e6 as it's good value for money as well, and works a treat. Might try the 330-RX and the Srixon Trispeed that you guys suggested just for kicks.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:03 PM

+1 for the Tri Speed

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

titleist nxt is not bad, the e6 is the ball I was going to say. but the nxt is longer and not much side spin.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:50 AM

Bridgestone e6

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:54 AM

I use to play the Bridgestone e6 before I tried the Srixon Trispeed and I found I had better results tee to green. Both balls are very good and very much alike but I found the Trispeed gave me some more distance off the tee and I just felt better with short irons and short game play around the green as well as a nice roll off the putter with the Srixon. For me the Trispeed is before the e6 but they both play much the same and can be had for the same price range.

I also liked the B300RX but it is priced higher than the other 2 balls which are in the mid-level pricing. So if you can get the B330RX on sale then I would give them a go as well since they offer some of the premium ball performance.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:13 PM

Nike Crush. Soft feel. Straightish. And it actually behaved on the greens. That's what I would recommend.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:35 AM

Golf Digest measures spin on all the balls in their Hot List.
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Although driver spin and wedge spin are not quite the same they are pretty correlated.
In a previous year, e6+ had the lowest spin of any ball tested.  Now the e6 seems to have more spin but still toward the low end.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:38 AM

Use the chart.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:02 AM

Try the Wilson Zip 302, best value out there right now

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:20 AM

2011 e6 is still low spin, but very low spin and not great feeling in the short game - especially on firm courses.  I found the e5 spins a little more, but is pretty straight and better feeling.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:00 PM

I've been using the Taylormade  Burner LDP for the past few rounds and have had decent results.  There have been a few times when I thought the ball would be MUCH further left (I'm a righty and tend to hook when things go wrong) than it actually was, and I've hit some of my longest drives ever when keeping it straight.  On the flip side of that, I feel like it absolutely does NOT stop on chips/pitches.  Maybe it's just me, but I feel like it just rolls... and rolls... and rolls after it lands.  I like the 'feel' of the ball off the club, though.  For the money, there are certainly worse balls to play.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:56 PM

Precept Laddie...been playing them since college.  Long and straight off the tee, cover doesn't cut and enough spin around the greens to control the wedge game
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

Bridgestone e6.  Can't speak for the 2011 version as I'm still finding the 2010's.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

A good one to try in this group is the diablo tour compares very well with all balls mentioned IMHO its the best in the mid tier range.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

Polara????


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

Among the balls mentioned so far, I prefer the Srixon Trispeed as well.  It gives me the most distance and feels pretty soft off the irons.  The NXT goes further for me but the NXT hasn't yet met a green it couldn't run through.  The Trispeed will spin some and stop.  If you are looking for real cheap, don't sleep on the Laddie.  A hard cover but it goes real far and straight.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

View PostMikka, on 15 June 2011 - 04:21 AM, said:

Hey guys,

I'm sure this is a common problem for a lot of us out there, especially for those of us that have a "natural" slice.  I've found the 2010 Bridgestone e6 to work quite well in assisting with this problem.  Goes fairly straight a lot of the time.  Just wondering if there were any other better options or at least similar ones. Also, how good is the 2011 e6.......heard mixed reviews.

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As for the ball, the TM Red LDP was the best moi and overall ball and I would suggest the Trispeed Tour.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:19 PM

The Z-Star X has very little driver side spin. IMHO

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

The Polara is an illegal ball.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

I'd say Top Flite Magna, but you probably want something a little more current! ;-)

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:51 PM

View PostFozcycle, on 30 June 2011 - 10:58 AM, said:

The Polara is an illegal ball.


Does that mean it really works? I'd be curious to test them out, but I'd hate to fall in love with them and not be able to play them in a tourney.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:19 AM

View PostTerpman, on 28 June 2011 - 02:00 PM, said:

Among the balls mentioned so far, I prefer the Srixon Trispeed as well.  It gives me the most distance and feels pretty soft off the irons.  The NXT goes further for me but the NXT hasn't yet met a green it couldn't run through.  The Trispeed will spin some and stop.  If you are looking for real cheap, don't sleep on the Laddie.  A hard cover but it goes real far and straight.

Trispeed is a very nice ball.  I think it is a better ball than the Laddie X.   The Noodle Long and Soft is not bad.  I like the Gamer V2 as more.  I also like Wilson 50/50, Zip and even the 360 Distance which is a retail avg ball.

The original poster needs to work on a low and sloooww take away and staying on plane like a hockey shot.  Keeping that flat and on plane swing fights the slices.

I still can have problems with real spinny balls like the Pro V1.  The Pro V1x is better for me.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:11 AM

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The original poster needs to work on a low and sloooww take away and staying on plane like a hockey shot.  Keeping that flat and on plane swing fights the slices.

I still can have problems with real spinny balls like the Pro V1.  The Pro V1x is better for me.
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That's what I've been doing mate.  I'm getting some lessons at the moment and working on drills to keep my swing on plane. It's made a difference but it's something that I need to keep working on. I have found that since switching to an e6, my ball flight has been much straighter. So it's really been a combination of refining my swing and using a better ball.
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