Ball Lab: Reduce DC Overview


MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best bang for your buck.

About the cut DC

The Cut off direct current represents the advance of the Value Brand into the four-part series. The DC stands for "Dual-Core". As the name suggests, the structure of the Cut DC is similar to that of the Titleist Pro V1x or Srixon Z-Star XV. For less than $ 30 per dozen, that's a rare find

The DC has a 360 dimple cover. The company lists the launch and spin properties as "workable". While this usually implies high spin, our guess is that it will break out somewhere in the middle of the start and spin chart.

Cut DC compression

The Cut DC 99 measures on our compression meter. It is on par with the Wilson Staff Model and the Mizuno RB Tour X, just a tad softer than the Callaway Chrome Soft LS and a whisker softer than the Pro V1x Left Dash.

We're talking about a ball at the very end of the compression area. This should immediately indicate a high ball speed offer (especially for faster players).

Cut DC – diameter and weight

On the positive side, not a single ball in ours Cut off direct current Sample has exceeded the USGA weight limit. We also found that the Cut DC is a tad tall by urethane "tour ball" standards, but is certainly not considered oversized.

A single ball in the sample did not meet our roundness standard and was accordingly marked as poor.

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Cut off DC – inspection

Centeredness and concentricity

In general, the Cut DC performed reasonably well in Ball Lab's inspection section. We marked four balls as bad (including the ball that failed the roundness test). In all cases, the failed class was the result of a significant variation in the top layer and / or the jacket thickness.

While we did find several cores that were less than perfectly centered, none were significantly off-center enough to be of serious concern.

a photo of the cover of the Cut DC golf ball

Core consistency

The core consistency was generally good. However, we saw a few handfuls of spheres in our sample with more visible grist / uneven material than the majority of the sample. None of the deviations were considered significant.

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No significant deficiencies in coverage were found.

Cut DC consistency

In this section we describe the consistency of the Cut off direct current. Our consistency metrics give a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were compared to all models tested so far.

Inconsistencies in our Cut DC sample were minimal.

Weight consistency

  • The weight was generally constant across the three cartons tested.
  • The overall weight constancy was in the lower range of our Good range.

Diameter consistency

  • Diameter constancy for the Cut off direct current Golf ball is in the lower end of our average range.
  • Box 3 was a bit smaller overall

Compression consistency

  • The overall compression consistency is in the good range.
  • Box 3 was a tad firmer overall.
  • While the three-point compression delta was generally good, a few balls were noticeably firmer on the bar.

Real price

True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It's a projection of what you would have to spend to make sure you got 12. to get Well Bullets.

The real price is always the same as or higher than the selling price. The greater the difference between the Selling Price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.

Cut DC – Summary

To learn more about our testing process, how we define “bad” balls and ours Real price metric, Check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.

The good

  • Above-average consistency of our measurement data.
  • For less than $ 30 per dozen, the consistency exceeds expectations.

The bad

  • 11 percent of the balls were bad.
  • The shell is exceptionally thick for a premium urethane offering

Cut DC – final note

The Cut off direct current receives an overall grade of 84.

Overall, the quality exceeded expectations. The concerns are the thicker coverage, which usually comes with less durability and spin on the green side, and a firmer feel relative to the actual compression.

Given the differences in Box 3 compared to Box 1 and 2, I'm not convinced that if our buying window were a little wider, we wouldn't have lower results. If you typically buy your balls for the season in a single order, this shouldn't be a problem.

The "true price" of the Cut DC is $ 33.69. That is 13 percent more than in retail.

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A Overview of the devices we use can be found Here. To learn more about our testing process, how we define "bad" balls and our True Price metric, Check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.

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