The new golf balls come with all the standard technologies that Srixon is famous for. Added to that, the makers have made a few changes and updates to augment its performance. Let’s take a look at how the Srixon Z Star Golf Balls help players express their skills to the fullest.
Design and Features
While designing, Srixon wanted to improve the distance without affecting the control and feel, which is so crucial for the short game, of the golf balls. Judging by the experience of the players and experts with the Z Star Golf Balls, it looks like Srixon has achieved its objectives.
To begin with, the number of dimples has been reduced. The Srixon Z Star Golf Balls come with 324 dimples. The dimples help lessen the drag on the ball and assist it stay longer in the air. Next, the makers have updated the revolutionary Spin Skin Technology. The Z Star Balls will have a new thin urethane layer above the usual outer urethane cover. The extra layer increases friction and spin of the golf balls. The additional coating of urethane also enhances the durability and makes the balls scratch and cut resistant.
Players who have tried the Srixoon Z Star opine that the golf ball feels slightly softer while playing the putts and chips around the green. The ball’s performance around the green has seen improvement as compared to the results against the previous versions.
Using the irons the players will surely notice the superior performance of the Srixon Z Star Golf Balls in the spin department. Compared to the 2015 series, the new Z Star Golf Balls carried more spin, which is a boon to players with slow to mid swing speeds.
The firmer version, Z Star XV, has a compression of 105, which is the same as the previous series, but the makers have given XV a much larger Energetic Gradient Growth core. The Srixon Z Star XV Balls boosts of better speed because of their construction. To make the outer core firmer than its predecessors, the makers have passed it through a temperature process. The difference in firmness and size between the inner and outer core generates the extra speed.
The test results of the Z Star XV clearly show that the ball travels faster, goes further, and has lower spin than the earlier versions.
|Comes with 3-layer design||Not much to differentiate between the standard and XV version. This makes the final decision much harder.|
|An additional thin urethane layer added to increase friction and spin|
|The updated Spin Skin Technology also increases durability of the ball|
|Number of dimples have been reduced to enhance drag and flight time of the ball|
|Compression has been reduced|
|Improves both the long and short game|