Does anyone use or have tried this ball? It caught my eye at the store the other day, but I'm not sure if I want to make a switch. I'm going to buy a box to try, just looking for some feedback on the ball before I do.
Bridgestone e6 ball
I play ProV1 almost a majority of the time. But my playing partner plays the e6 all the time and loves. I have played his ball a few times when we have played in some alt shot and weird scrambles and I like the feel of the ball. I just prefer the prov1 more with my short game around the green.
I tried a box of e6 last year and I didn't like them at all. A big part of it was the giant cheesy e6 logo on the side, it just seemed stupid distracting and made me kinda hate the ball. I also didn't seem to get many good hits with them which of course didn't help but I'm sure that was my fault and not the ball.
Anyway, earlier this year I ran out of my normal ball and started digging through some randoms that I found while playing and came across a Bridgestone (not sure of model, no e6 logo). I used it for most of the round and it played really nice for me so now I'm not sure what to think. If they would get rid of that dork logo I'd consider giving them another shot but until then I'll probably keep testing different brands.
(Although I did find a rocket balls urethane! Played it for rest if round, Not bad at all!
I agree with this. I usually buy used proVs, but if I were going to buy new balls regularly, I'd go with the Gamer.
I tried the e6 but it felt like a rock to me and didn't have much short game spin. The e5 was a little better.
The e6 is a great ball. It's a really good choice if distance is a priority, or for players who tend to fight a slice or hook or put excessive spin on the ball. It's not a rock at all...in fact it's the softest multi-layer ball on the market. True, it won't have the same type of spin around the greens as a high performance ball like the Pro V, but it's not designed to. However, this is why it's longer and straighter for most players. I have a feeling that sometimes the lower spin is what gives some players the impression that it's a hard ball, but it isn't. I would definitely recommend it.
I bought a box of these at christmas and only used the first one a few weeks ago. In winter (southern hemisphere) they are great cause the greens are a bit softer and they help make up for a little bit of distance loss in the cold weather. The best part imo though is the durability of them. The z-stars are pretty good for a players ball but the e6 are amazing. Three rounds with the same ball and it looks like z-star after 18 and a pro v after 9 holes. Will be sticking with these till the greens firm up in summer and I need a bit of check.