Pros:Helps fight the number one swing flaw of all high cappers.
Cons:Doesn't spin a whole lot, but that also helps it fight the slice so well.
The Bottom Line: A good cheap 2-piece ball that acts as advertised.
Another Wilson Version of a Good Cheap 2 Piece Ball
Recommend this product?
Similar to Nike's "Power Distance" Series, (Soft, Distance, and High), as well as Top Flite's "D2" Series (Feel, Distance and Straight) , Wilson has introduced their own set of ponies to the race--(Feel, Power, and Anti-Slice.) Similar to the other two competitior's versions, this "Anti-Slice" version is a low compression ball with a special coating to help it "fly straighter". Kudo's to Wilson on this one in the sense that they don't use a buch of hype and marketing B.S. about how their ball sports "SlickCote", "Pearlized Coating" or some such other pseudo-scientific sounding horse-hockey in an attempt to impress you. They come straight out and tell you that they've put a special coating of paraffin wax on the ball. Straight ahead--no B.S.--Paraffin wax. And it works fairly well too.
Is it any better than the Top Flite D2 Straight, or the Nike Power Distance High? No--not really. The difference here, however, is the price. These things are at least as good as the other two, and they can be had for a heck of a lot cheaper. Some stores are even closing these things out at a rather meagre $9.99 a dozen. Hey--I don't know about you, but a decent ball for less than a buck a pop tends to get my attention.
Unfortunately, it is not as effective as the alteration of dimple patterns that can actually achieve a no-slice ball. This was actually done back in the seventies with the original "Polara" golf ball. It proved so effective, however, that The USGA deemed The Polara Ball illegal for computing handicaps and use in any competition. This Wilson does help fight a slice at least as good as the other two balls mentioned, and I'd venture to say that it flies as straight as the Bridgestone E-6 which runs 2-3X the price.
If you are a beginner, who is fighting a slice, and working on a handicap improvement--this ball is a very good value at $9.99 and under. That makes it cheaper than all of it's competition, and it is no less effective. It may not be a Pro V1, but it is a much better choice for slicers, beginners, and high cappers in general. Plus--it chips and putts well too!
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