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post #91 of 103
Gamer V2 would be my ball of choice but for some odd reason, they are very hard to find in Canada so I go with my second choice - DT Solo.
I dunno if I'll ever be willing to pay Pro-V prices, just insane how much they charge for "premium" balls.
post #92 of 103
I play the Srixon Zstar XV quite a bit and it's an awesome ball. It's Srixons version of the Prov1x, for about $25 dozen on the Bay it's a good deal for a premium ball!!
post #93 of 103

I switched from the NXT Tour to the Gamer V2 and for me the V2 was a far superior ball -  Longer and better on the greens.  Switched again to the Gamer Tour when the spin rating for the Gamer came in much lower than the V2 and have been using it since.  However, the V2 was longer than the Tour and held the greens well for a surlyn covered ball.  My comparisons of the 2014 Gamer and older V2 show that the specs are identical, so perhaps the V2 is back.  Meanwhile I have a dozen Maxfli U/3's to try out.

 

Once upon a time Top-Flite was strictly in the distance ball business, but did sibsequently offer some great balls with their Strata series.  I suspect that Callaway absorbed that technology, but it appears that the Gamer series technology, developed after Strata, was purchased by Dicks.  And sure, you can still by the Top-Flite XL if you so choose.

post #94 of 103
Top Flite got their bad rap, deservedly so, from their XL series. Those were not good balls. The Gamer is a legit ball. Anyone who says they won't play a Top Flite Gamer based on name only is an asshat.
post #95 of 103
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Originally Posted by NuclearMike View Post

It all depends on how you strike the ball.  I'm a former 8 handicap who hasn't yet found my game after 10 years off, but I can hit a wedge with spin.  The Gamer V2 is an amazing product for the price.  The last ball test from one of the golf mags showed the Pro V1 at about 12,000 RPM with a wedge and the Gamer V2 at 10,500 RPM.  If you can't make it spin it's likely your swing rather than the ball.
I'm not a great golfer but I can make the ball spin from 150 with crappy balls provided I attack it from the right angle. Divit has to be in front of the ball for sure. Also if your swing speed is under 100 you wont get much spin its physics the ball naturally wants to roll forward so it will start to move forward eventually.
post #96 of 103
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I was spinning them just fine yesterday...sticking everything. A pro-v it is not but it will stop if you hit it correctly.
I agree its all about yhe angle of attack and where you're catching the ball. Handicap has nothing to do with spin like other posts have said . also with full wedge shots if people arent getting spin it could be from a low swing speed. You need to hit that thing with some power to make it spin. Why do you think pros prefer full club shots instead of 3 quarter wedges cause they can't get the same amount of spin. I'm a very good pool player and its a similar concept on getting the ball to draw back. Natural momentum is a ball rolling forward you're going against that so the more force the more spin.
post #97 of 103
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Originally Posted by golfnut84 View Post

I agree its all about yhe angle of attack and where you're catching the ball. Handicap has nothing to do with spin like other posts have said . also with full wedge shots if people arent getting spin it could be from a low swing speed. You need to hit that thing with some power to make it spin. Why do you think pros prefer full club shots instead of 3 quarter wedges cause they can't get the same amount of spin. I'm a very good pool player and its a similar concept on getting the ball to draw back. Natural momentum is a ball rolling forward you're going against that so the more force the more spin.
Most pros flight their wedges which is closer to a 3/4 swing. They are still hitting them with plenty of speed though.
post #98 of 103

Gamers just sound dead to me ... its the sound of the ball I don't like.    Wilson Staff Elite 50 sound about the same - no crack at all, just a thud

post #99 of 103

The original Gamer V2's were really good but the latest ones are pretty poor.  If you liked the original Gamer V2, give the Snell Golf Get Sum a try.

post #100 of 103
What is it that you find different between the old ones and new?
post #101 of 103
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Originally Posted by NJpatbee View Post

I switched from the NXT Tour to the Gamer V2 and for me the V2 was a far superior ball -  Longer and better on the greens.  Switched again to the Gamer Tour when the spin rating for the Gamer came in much lower than the V2 and have been using it since.  However, the V2 was longer than the Tour and held the greens well for a surlyn covered ball.  My comparisons of the 2014 Gamer and older V2 show that the specs are identical, so perhaps the V2 is back.  Meanwhile I have a dozen Maxfli U/3's to try out.

Once upon a time Top-Flite was strictly in the distance ball business, but did sibsequently offer some great balls with their Strata series.  I suspect that Callaway absorbed that technology, but it appears that the Gamer series technology, developed after Strata, was purchased by Dicks.  And sure, you can still by the Top-Flite XL if you so choose.

My favorite ball was the Top Flite Strata. I still have a few Tour Ultimates and a Tour Ace.
post #102 of 103

Ive always wanted to try the Gamer's but they only topflite on sale in the UK are the Topsh*te XL's.

Im back with Srixon AD333's at the mo but fancy something a littlle bit different 

post #103 of 103
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Originally Posted by vangator View Post


My favorite ball was the Top Flite Strata. I still have a few Tour Ultimates and a Tour Ace.

 

A friend of the family gave me some of her Dad's golf balls that have been sitting for years.  I think I seen some Stata balls in the mix along with some Arnold Palmer, Hogan, and what I'm guessing is Titleist tour balls back then.   Some of these balls have dimples that are really far apart from one another. 

 

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Originally Posted by RussUK View Post
 

Ive always wanted to try the Gamer's but they only topflite on sale in the UK are the Topsh*te XL's.

Im back with Srixon AD333's at the mo but fancy something a littlle bit different 

 

 

 

I think the AD333's are discontinued but have seen a few boxes at the big box sporting goods store. 

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