Wilson Duo Problem
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:08 PM
It's likely you arent the only person experiencing the problem.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:22 PM
If so, it is not unusual for a ball to crack after this much use. I have a Flightscope L/M and I switch balls out every week, for just that reason. They crack. And it doesn't matter which brand. The more often they compress, the more likely they are to break.
Most balls never see a full round of use, let alone three or more. I wish I owned a ball for that long........
R7 3w stock stiff
RBZ 25* hb; RBZstage 2 19* hb
R7 Draw 5 - AW stock stiff graphite
GM Never Compromise GM2 putter
54*, 58* TM TP wedges 3* flat
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:38 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:36 PM
Called Wilson and they asked for it back. A few weeks later I got 24 new Wilson balls in the mail with a note explaining they had not completely finished that particular ball in assemble and their regrets.
I would call Wilson and see if they will do the same for your cracked ball. It could be like winning the lottery if they send you a dozen or two.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:05 PM
I have no scientific proof but I think it has something with the compression being so low.
My dad swings around 90-100 and has split one. It was during the summer temperature may play a part in it as well.
That said, I played the same ball for 36 holes 60 degree weather and didnt split it yet. I swing around 108-113.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:56 PM
Didn't hit any trees or carth paths, only hit fairways....lol
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:20 PM
Callaway XHot 3 Wood Project X 6.0
Ping G30 19* Hybrids TFC 419H Stiff
Ping G30 4-UW CFS Distance Stiff
Ping Tour Gorge 54* & 58* CFS Stiff
Ping Scottsdale Anser or Odyssey Works Rossie II
Srixon Z Star Ball
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:04 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:58 AM
I put a dot on the side of the ball after each round so I can see how many rounds it goes. I have brands crack after 3 or 4 rounds, from Titleist ProV1's to Nike Mojos. I also occasionally notice a cracked ball in the bucket at the practice range.
It's not an extremely common occurrence, but it happens.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:58 AM
Seen three pictures of DUO cracks and they all looked like "stress" cracks. Uneven, jagged. As if the deformation of the ball was too much for the cover, which tore, then rebounded into its original position.
Their ZIP ball also had extremely low overall compression, but the mantel layer may have prevented over deformation. I noticed, and have remarked, that the ZIP distances and behavior were quite a bit more consistent than the ELITE 50 that came before it. ELITE 50 would release some whoa surprise distances at the oddest times (not always full swings).
Wilson Staff may have taken golf balls to the Low Compression Cliff.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
Edited by rlchris130, 27 November 2012 - 01:44 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:51 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:29 AM
I've played the Q-Star and Duo and would put them at about even for feel and performance. I would also put the Top Flite D2 Feel in that group as well. I have not played the E6 in ages so I can't help you there.
Fairways: TM V-Steel
Hybrids: Nickent 3DX
Irons: Maltby TE Forged
Wedges: Inazone CNC Micro Groove
Putter: Tiger Shark GW-3
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:16 PM
With the Duo have having a low compression core and a cover hardness equivalent to a higher compression ball might explain why some are cracking. The cover isn't flexible enough.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users