Conclusion: The B330-S is shorter than the "Costco" Callaway Hex Warbird by 10 yards. Bridgestone told me that the B330-S is called a "spin" ball, and you should expect a 10 yard or more loss of distance off the tee. Up to the 8i they seem to perform about the same distance-wise.
Summary: In case it matters, I'm a 5 handicap which means I shoot in the 70s AND 80s. So yes, I chose "Shoots in the 70s" cuz it sounds better. :) I'm surprised nobody mentioned the durability of this ball in their reviews. Many of today's high-end golf balls are long while provide some good feel and spin.
Conclusion: The longest player I've played a round with at my course uses the B330. A group of players who hit it about the same - but a shade shorter more often than not depending on the day - tend to use the ProV1x, Pro V1, Penta, B330, and B300S.
Conclusion: WUTiger: I recently have been playing these Bridgestone balls. I have tried both the E6 and the 330-S. For me the 330-S spun too much and i will be trying the 330 next. But for the E6 i was not able to get a whole lot of backspin on the ball.
Conclusion: Bridgestone team showed up at my club on Wednesday, and gave me the Bridgestone Challenge. I compared my usual ball the TopFlite Gamer.v2 with the Bridgestone E6. Driver = Razr Fit 9.5* head with Aldila RIP.D NV 60 gr. R shaft (low kick).
Conclusion: Is there much difference in performance between the 2011 and 2012 version on the RX? 20012 has dual dimple and thinner outer layer -- does it make a difference? I'm currently playing the 2011 RX. What should I expect to see in the 2012 version?
Conclusion: Guys, it's simple. With a wedge you don't care as much about compressing the core. It's more of a glancing blow (due to the loft), and you only want to send the ball 100 yards or so anyway. With a driver you will compress the golf ball farther into the core.
Conclusion: I also then have to disagree that driver is the only club that compresses the ball. I swing my irons very down (compressing) and I wonder if my swing speed with irons is so slow because with shorter irons my swing speed slows down after contact.