This foursome targets players in two swing-speed classes (more than and less than 105 miles per hour) with a softer option that spins more (XS for fast swing speeds and RXS for average swing speeds) and a firmer, flatter-flying model (X and RX). Not just about making your drives longer, these new models add new compounds that work with the urethane covers to help generate more ball speed off the longer clubs and more control off the shorter clubs. That includes creating a softer interaction on shorter shots so that the ball stays on the face longer for control and spin. Even better, those elements are tweaked specifically for each ball to better align with how those players make contact.
Is it for you?
X: The firm feel appeals to fast swing speeds. Ideal if your priority is distance with high short-game spin a close second.
XS: The cover gives more at impact so that you can swing more aggressively on short shots. This is ideal for golfers who have exacting short games. It’s also worth considering this ball even if you don’t have tour-level swing speed.
RX: The lowest spinning ball on full shots, it accentuates distance and reins in slices and hooks. Softer feeling than the X.
RXS: Loads of short-shot spin here, but it’s made for non-tour swings off the tee. This is Bridgestone’s softest feeling urethane-cover ball.