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General Category => Japanese Golf Gear => Topic started by: tsupo67 on September 25, 2018, 08:57:49 PM

Title: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on September 25, 2018, 08:57:49 PM
bridgestone b330
bridgestone  tour b X
titlesit  pro V
prgr rs spin
tourtsage x01z
prgr egg

that's pretty much what I  limit my  balls  to . I  wud like to try the grapheme ball by , whoever  makes it , if I can find one this weekend ill throw that in.

but I got to play a no holds barred game on sunday where I hit as may as  like, so  I did . hit  gazoogles of them.
one of the best tests for these were on the par3s about 175  yards where I hit the 6 iron.
al these are great to hit but even humble I found a few sublte differences.

the hardest compound was the tourstage x01z  then the titlesit.
I kinda like that feel, bit like a kyoei forged iron vs EPON.
the softest was the prgr egg  and the bridgestone b330
the prgr rs spin was a JOY to hit, I prob gravitated to that more than the others.  prob bec its brand new and I wanted to try yokohama vs bridgestone, the RS just  a bit firmer IMO  than the bridestones.

the egg was the longest I think  by enough not to have to muscle up at the end of the irons spectrum.
cud ease into that ball a bit better nad it feels insanely sweet
the new BSball with tis funky dimple pattern tho is addictive. the looks are so differernt
durability isn't as good as the old toursatge x01z tho it got a bit  bitten with some wedges.
from a  driver I preferd the  new BS X ball. I just like the way it looks more than anything I think and it feels unreal  from a nice beam 435.

putting I LOVE the tourstage bec its harder and u know exactly where u hit the ball.
egg was a bit soft for my taste and the prgr rs was  right there. BS tour X was sot as well.



titlesit was as always,a  titlesit, I didnt notice  a damn thing, and you know what ?

that's just fine by me too.

honestly I cant really choose from these .
they are all so good.
 but this is Sparta and 1 must choose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

phoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr.

ok.


new BS tour X simply bec its new and I don't like gold writing o nthe prgr ball.

in wind I don't think il lever  deviate from the  x01z tho, its simply sensational.





Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on September 26, 2018, 05:18:06 PM
I have played 1 round with the Bridgestone Tour B RXS. Feel is great. For some reason I found that they launch high? Not sure it makes sense. Could have been me on that particular day but the flight looked different than usual. Not sure if I like it or not. They seemed to fly a long way with the irons. Driver on the other hand seemed to be shorter though. Green side was decent but I was expecting more bite. I have read now afterwards that the x and xs models spin more green side. Would love to test the XS but not sure I would benefit from them with my SS. All in all a good ball but not my favorite for now.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on September 26, 2018, 06:37:59 PM
When I use the ball selector tool,  it tells me I should use the Tour B X     

https://www.bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/find-my-ball/ball-selector-tool#/

what's interesting is that the input you provide besides gender and age are average score and what you prefer in a ball: feel, accuracy or distance.   That's it!

51y.o,  Male, Avg Score 78, "Accuracy" gave me Tour B X 
When I changed the preference to feel or distance it gave me the Tour B XS. 

Playing the XS now and I like it.  I guess I will give it a go with the X
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on September 26, 2018, 08:00:28 PM
Have not tried the past 3 seasons balls from Bridgestone but when I was playing them, I played the b330s although my ss is not past 100.  Was a very good ball.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Robbiez on September 26, 2018, 10:16:19 PM
my number 1 choice is the TP5X and my second choice is Chrome soft
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on September 27, 2018, 10:14:50 AM
I have some Volvik Vivid to test against my gamer Srixon Soft Feel.
Used a Wilson DX2 soft 2018 on an indoor LM today and jeez was it a low spin but soft ball. Probably get a sleeve of these too 😊
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on September 28, 2018, 12:19:23 AM
I'm gonna pick the PRGR ball.

As usual, disco stu is right on point, they're all so good...the AVX is the best ball I've played but broke open a box of 2017 zstars, man, fantastic...every time I play the b330s I wonder why I don't just play it exclusively, great allrounder...

Ian, how can u stand to play that surilyn crap?  No way to control spin with it...just bump and run?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on September 28, 2018, 04:37:05 PM
I'm gonna pick the PRGR ball.

As usual, disco stu is right on point, they're all so good...the AVX is the best ball I've played but broke open a box of 2017 zstars, man, fantastic...every time I play the b330s I wonder why I don't just play it exclusively, great allrounder...

Ian, how can u stand to play that surilyn crap?  No way to control spin with it...just bump and run?

Just the way you can play that red spam........it just works  :o
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on September 30, 2018, 06:43:20 PM
Haha, touchť...when something works I find it best to not ask questions and play it till it no worky worky...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on September 30, 2018, 11:46:42 PM
Tried the tour b x on Saturday...  driver and irons felt okay but did not like the feel off the putter.  Tour b xs is my choice.  Srixon Z Stars are good too.   These are my two favorites.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 01, 2018, 12:17:38 AM
had the tour b  v srixon vs tourstage this weekend.
went on a birdie bogie shoot  in   the rain, greens were VERY  receptive !!!
 front nine 4 birds 3 bogies .ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yo know what , there is a subelt difference.
I really liked the  srixon , played that almost the whole back nine.
its, I think.... the most like the titleist. I dodnt really notice a thing about it that was a stand out, it just felt great , looked great, spun nicely.  I mean yea.
the only other one im keen on AND am  getting this weekend is the callaway  graphene.

but as of this weekend my choice is.......

tour b X   BS
x-01z  TS
srixon and prgr  rs  spin.
 
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on October 01, 2018, 03:16:25 AM
Tried the tour b x on Saturday...  driver and irons felt okay but did not like the feel off the putter.  Tour b xs is my choice.  Srixon Z Stars are good too.   These are my two favorites.

Nob-san, did you ever play the Tour B RXS? If yes would you be able to compare to the XS?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on October 01, 2018, 05:47:09 PM
haven't tried the latest RXS.   but i assume it is softer than XS.   

check out this article.

https://pluggedingolf.com/bridgestone-tour-b-x-tour-b-xs-tour-b-rx-tour-b-rxs-golf-ball-review/

Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 04, 2018, 11:31:56 PM
Saw these today
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on October 05, 2018, 12:43:23 AM
Saw these today

How good do they look!!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 05, 2018, 01:40:08 AM
callaway graphene/  BS tour X /  TS x-01z/ srixon z star /prgr  rs spin

tomorrow or sunday depending on rain.
really want to give this callaway a  game, used t love the old balls form 10 yrs ago, felt great back then.

nice set of Yamaha sx 25mbs , a diamond faced benock  and epon 101 to do the testing  with .

ahhhhhhhhhhh

cant wait , bring on the weekend!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on October 05, 2018, 02:00:03 AM
callaway graphene/  BS tour X /  TS x-01z/ srixon z star /prgr  rs spin

tomorrow or sunday depending on rain.
really want to give this callaway a  game, used t love the old balls form 10 yrs ago, felt great back then.

nice set of Yamaha sx 25mbs , a diamond faced benock  and epon 101 to do the testing  with .

ahhhhhhhhhhh

cant wait , bring on the weekend!

Sounds like a plan there!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on October 05, 2018, 02:50:10 PM
My previous thoughts on Tour B X  balls have changed somewhat.  As mentioned in the other post, I've added Pro Soft inserts in my putter shaft and now the Tour B X do not feel clicky off my putters.    I think the inserts are actually filtering out the clicky feel!!   Will play these balls again tomorrow.


 
 
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on October 06, 2018, 05:32:17 PM
I played the first 6 holes this morning with Tour B X.  putted horribly so I switched to XS and started to putt better.   Distance control was much better.     39/37 for a 76.  pretty happy with the round.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 08, 2018, 05:34:25 AM
I hit ,and this no egggggzaggggerrrashooooon.
300++++ balls yesterday.

Had the yamaha raw black52 wedge out with really jice dgs300 lite shaft in it,and im here to tellyall
The prgr rs spin ball is the most insane thing .

On one 100yard  approach i hit10balls and smoked them all all right around the pin
The bs tour and tsx01z  were  grwat to play they bit sat and stoped  righ ona dime.

The rs spin.... and i wished id taken  a photo of it becNOfkkr here will believ it ..but it backed up fron the pithc mark.3meters???

Iwas with my bud and he was laughing insanely 

Basically

If u want spin on ye balls the rs are hands down and its not close .....

 The spin maestros.

Prob helps i had the yammy AW as well
Fk thatsna good wedge


But honto grab some rs spin if u like grip and rip
Ill be gaming these in winter  , end of chat!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on October 08, 2018, 09:45:51 AM
Too much spin would be problematic.    I've had that with Cally Chrome Soft balls where full wedge shots just ended up a good 40 to 50 ft from where it landed.  It's cool and very amusing to watch it roll back that far... "hey just like on TV!! "  but it's really not something I'd like to see after hitting a perfectly struck 85 yard shot but end up outside the green!!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 08, 2018, 07:09:53 PM
too true..  and the caveato this  is  105 yards with a 52 is my limit. so it was totally maxed out spin wise  but the thing is,  the others didn't go anywhere  near  as far back.

hard fast greens , hard for me not to game this in winter here for sure


another srixon sesshy too, that ball is  damn good , looks great , I  cant see ANYTHING it does.

its the same as pro v1x

stil llove the bridgestones tho,  very soft , but the ball goes.

Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on October 08, 2018, 10:41:45 PM
I played the newest PV1x today for the first time. Good lord it seems firm to me. I played a 2013 I found a few rounds ago and it was a lot softer. Performance was great but just didnít care for the feel off wedges and driver.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 08, 2018, 11:17:06 PM
Playing last years model of Chrome Soft.  Great performing and feeling ball.  The negative.. the cover is not very durable.  Ah well... for the price, really no complaints.  Wanted to pick up a few more boxes but all sold out.  The Soft X still available... may go for those.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 08, 2018, 11:40:46 PM
2018 chrome soft X, anyone hit these ?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: nobwas on October 09, 2018, 12:51:22 PM
Yes I have tried the 2018 Chrome Soft X with Graphene when it was just released..... felt a tad firmer than the 2017 version CSX... They probably need to optimize the Graphene thing.   Performance wise, did not see much of a difference between the 2017 version.   
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on October 09, 2018, 06:46:59 PM
that's great  Nob san, . ill grab a sleeve only  and report
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on November 29, 2018, 01:47:22 AM
finally tracked down a sleeve of thes callys  with the soccer ball looking face and graphene.
hmmmmmm  the soccer ball shape was irking the hell outta me on the green, I cudnt line it up right but LOVED the look of it on the tee and on the grass with the irons,  loved watching it spin.....

feel was quite  hard and flatter then the bridgestone rs-x. noticeably more with the irons.
spin was basically the same cudnt see a difference really,  it was all the feel.

felt a lot more like the old tourstage x01zs which I love.
think these wud go well back home in the wind. hitting a few bunts but so do the x01z  so ill do a full game with just these two this weeeknd and see what come up trumps.


 
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on November 29, 2018, 06:43:53 AM
Gamed the regular chrome soft 2017 most of this season. Like them a lot. Wanted to try the chrome soft x to see the difference. I read they are supposed to spin more which is a good thing I guess. Found a good offer on the 2017 version brand new but not in the retail box. When I got them I was surprised that the alignment aid is different. It is marked with a star instead of an x. Did some Google search and it turns out the ones marked with a star were the prototypes. Kind of cool.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Boycer11 on November 29, 2018, 03:29:29 PM
I really like the tm tp5x, wind doesnt seem to affect it as much, tp5 is long just like the tp5x. Like the titleist avx. I will be buying some tp5/x boxes.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on November 29, 2018, 06:10:20 PM
Gamed the regular chrome soft 2017 most of this season. Like them a lot. Wanted to try the chrome soft x to see the difference. I read they are supposed to spin more which is a good thing I guess. Found a good offer on the 2017 version brand new but not in the retail box. When I got them I was surprised that the alignment aid is different. It is marked with a star instead of an x. Did some Google search and it turns out the ones marked with a star were the prototypes. Kind of cool.

You'll still lose them just a fast....
:(
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: TFL07670 on November 29, 2018, 06:58:31 PM
Looks great! won't be able to find the black one.. but looks great haha
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on November 30, 2018, 12:31:09 AM
Gamed the regular chrome soft 2017 most of this season. Like them a lot. Wanted to try the chrome soft x to see the difference. I read they are supposed to spin more which is a good thing I guess. Found a good offer on the 2017 version brand new but not in the retail box. When I got them I was surprised that the alignment aid is different. It is marked with a star instead of an x. Did some Google search and it turns out the ones marked with a star were the prototypes. Kind of cool.

You'll still lose them just a fast....
:(

Oh yeah, no doubt about that. That's why I look for good deals ;)
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on December 05, 2018, 08:12:02 PM
If you're drinking or other inibriants, put away good balls...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on December 05, 2018, 10:21:22 PM
A great buddy on this forum just sent me a box of these.  Played a trial sleeve (Also sent by the same buddy) awhile back and really liked them.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on December 08, 2018, 12:02:24 AM
I kinda wanna try the new Tour B XS and the RX. I really like the TP5 as well and theyíre going on sale now as the new model is set to release so Iíve considered stocking up on those. Or stock up on 2017 B330RX which my other favorite.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on December 08, 2018, 03:04:08 AM
TP5 is a cut above the others imo...Kirklands were suprisi ugly good, almost a prov1...kinda between the v1&v1x...

Maybe having a good swing day but played the tp5 a couple rounds last week and week before...Was as long as the AVX and a little better around the greens...slightly more spin but still not com8ng up short...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 08, 2018, 04:49:00 AM
I'll hopefully have a box of the latest Truvis and TourB xs for Christmas 🎅🎅🎁🎁 My pro gave me a sleeve of Truvis to test in the meantime 🎉
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on December 08, 2018, 10:27:08 AM
TP5 is a cut above the others imo...Kirklands were suprisi ugly good, almost a prov1...kinda between the v1&v1x...

Maybe having a good swing day but played the tp5 a couple rounds last week and week before...Was as long as the AVX and a little better around the greens...slightly more spin but still not com8ng up short...

I would agree with your assessment. TP5 is long but spins a bit more and flies a little higher than AVX. I prefer the feel of TP5.

I think the Bridgestone RX and AVX perform almost identically with the AVX flying a little lower and RX a little higher. I also prefer the RX in feel over the AVX but maybe thatís a function of having played them so much.

I bought a dozen AVX and sold two of the sleeves. Good ball just didnít do anything TP5 or RX can do for less money and better feelz.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on December 08, 2018, 01:06:50 PM
I wanna try some Kirkland balls... Iíve only hit one for a few holes

But I must say I was impressed


So anyone get hold of some?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on December 08, 2018, 03:54:45 PM
I'd put Kirkland slightly below the zstar/chromesoft/rx/rxs level...the rx/rxs actually didn't work for me but the b330s was sublime...mbbgis spot on his launch observations...Kirkland has decent launch...flattish...the ball goes for me but it's notic8bly less good perf/feel than others I rikey rikey...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on December 08, 2018, 06:25:51 PM
there is abrillaint piece.on imtertuubes about balls.
lemme find it, quite eye opening
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on December 08, 2018, 06:42:36 PM
https://youtu.be/NeGJwEF5myo
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on December 08, 2018, 07:50:19 PM
https://youtu.be/NeGJwEF5myo

Good link stew.  Thanks.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on December 08, 2018, 10:16:34 PM
I love he keeps saying ďdadgumĒ

Good stuff
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on December 09, 2018, 06:33:09 PM
its a pretty good tubbezz I think. not gonna make me go buy snell by any means. il stick to the big guns simply bec I LIKE the big guns!!!!!!

been playing the bridgestones  rs   x pretty much   by them selves   last few rounds.
 not the most versatile ,the cover gets beat up pretty quickly with wedges but I am using yururi 1.618s  lobw  and they schrallllllllllllp the fk out of balls ..  really like the feel  of them  from  the driver  and putter   and the dimple pattern is cool
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Swisstrader on December 09, 2018, 08:44:31 PM
For me, a ball is a ball.

The last time I saw any discernible difference in a ball was when the Pro Vís came out and that was many moons ago. Iíve yet to experience a ball that gave me 10 yards more distance or 10% more accuracy. Sorry. Doesnít exist.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on December 09, 2018, 11:43:20 PM
For me, a ball is a ball.

The last time I saw any discernible difference in a ball was when the Pro Vís came out and that was many moons ago. Iíve yet to experience a ball that gave me 10 yards more distance or 10% more accuracy. Sorry. Doesnít exist.

Distance and accuracy wise I'd agree but when it comes to feel and spin, I think there are very discernible  differences.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on December 12, 2018, 02:06:42 AM
For me, a ball is a ball.

The last time I saw any discernible difference in a ball was when the Pro Vís came out and that was many moons ago. Iíve yet to experience a ball that gave me 10 yards more distance or 10% more accuracy. Sorry. Doesnít exist.

Distance and accuracy wise I'd agree but when it comes to feel and spin, I think there are very discernible  differences.

+1
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on December 12, 2018, 06:28:17 PM
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE differences even amongst the top end balls.
XXIO premium  brills ive  bene using for eons in winter, DEFINITELY  fly off the face fast to the touch, go higherm carry further  than the tourstage x01z ive been using equally for yonks.
 the  cold days  make a  pretty noticebale diff in ball FEEL...

the brills don't spin as much,   and feel unbeleivebale off the putteer face.

in summer I cant tell much diff, but when its cold that when u can tell as a layman
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: HisAirness on December 13, 2018, 04:02:12 AM
Somebody gave me that uber expensive Bridgestone Phyz ball a couple of days ago. Glad it didn't perform for me (and some other testers as well).

While the feeling of this ball is great - especially in the long game the ball jumps with some explosiveness I've never felt before from the face - the numbers and the behavior with wedges where terrible. A couple of thousand rpm less than a Pro V1 ball and 5-6 degrees higher launch angle. With the SW the ball hit the ceiling in my studio before it hit the screen in front of me. Normally you have to do a flop shot to do that.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on December 14, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
If you guys wanna see some more detailed reviews take a look at the stuff from TXG on YouTube. They are a fitting studio in Canada I believe. They also made some videos on balls. The Kirkland original version is one of the spinniest balls ever according to them. The second release is a completely different ball apparently. 
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 14, 2018, 01:35:29 PM
If you guys wanna see some more detailed reviews take a look at the stuff from TXG on YouTube. They are a fitting studio in Canada I believe. They also made some videos on balls. The Kirkland original version is one of the spinniest balls ever according to them. The second release is a completely different ball apparently.

Yeah love the content from TXG.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 14, 2018, 01:48:33 PM
By the way, played 9 holes yesterday. On one hole I tested (driver) the Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis vs Wilson DX2 soft. Truvis was 30yds longer. On another hole I tested (driver) the Truvis against a Bridgestone B330 RX and this time the Bridge was 20yds longer than the Truvis! What it all boils down to is how high you hit it, how much spin you impart on the ball and what happens when said ball hits the ground. Overall I still think that the Wilson felt softer, just, but all very very similar.
Anywho there you go.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on December 14, 2018, 02:14:59 PM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 14, 2018, 04:54:34 PM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

Lol.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: mauvanilla on December 15, 2018, 07:23:14 AM
I used to play the Tourstage Balls when Tourstage was the real deal... Then I jumped to the XXIO ; but they are too expensive...

So now I have settled for the Bridgestone JGR (anyone with me on this one?).

Btw; Singapore based Bros...anywhwre to find the JDM balls there? Any JDM shop that worth a visit? (spending Xmas there)
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on December 15, 2018, 08:40:10 AM
I used to play the Tourstage Balls when Tourstage was the real deal... Then I jumped to the XXIO ; but they are too expensive...

So now I have settled for the Bridgestone JGR (anyone with me on this one?).

Btw; Singapore based Bros...anywhwre to find the JDM balls there? Any JDM shop that worth a visit? (spending Xmas there)

Hey Mau,

Easy to find... Takashimaya Gofl section, Isetan Golf Section, Far East Shopping Centre.  All along Orchard Road.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on December 21, 2018, 10:16:06 PM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 22, 2018, 01:52:55 AM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...

Load of balls.....
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on December 22, 2018, 03:34:46 AM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...

Load of balls.....

I bet youíve been waiting to type that for ages lol
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 22, 2018, 05:57:31 AM
So the Bridge was like 50 yards longer than the piece of dog shit Wilson?

I played that Wilson ball for a hole...more like bird shit...chrome soft is good, Bridgestone b330s better...zstar better...AVX best...

Load of balls.....

I bet youíve been waiting to type that for ages lol

Hahaha damn right I have.

On a more serious note, I really haven't found the premium balls to offer more than the mid priced models.
 
Srixon:
Soft Feel over zstar.

Bridgestone:
E6 over B330.

Callaway:
Supersoft over Chrome Soft (but I love the Truvis ⚽ design).

Titleist:
Tour soft over ProV1. I haven't tried the avx yet.

Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: 95124hacker on December 26, 2018, 05:24:46 PM
Slow SS player here.
The ball that I found to work best for me towards the end of this past year is the Srixon Q Star (non Tour).
For a 2-piece ball, it has plenty of ďdrop & stopĒ spin on greens, while being straight off the driver.
Not sure what SpinSkin is, but itís better than regular ionomer/surlyn.
Unfortunately itís been discontinued so I stocked up before Christmas. (EDIT: looks like they are NOT discontinued. 4th gen Q Star is available for 2019.)
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on December 29, 2018, 04:48:29 AM
Anyone tried the TM Project A? I'm gonna try a sleeve and compare to the Truvis.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: 95124hacker on December 29, 2018, 10:47:46 AM
Anyone tried the TM Project A? I'm gonna try a sleeve and compare to the Truvis.

Havenít played it in years. I think itís on itís 3rd or 4th generation by now. It was always a tweener for me - less expensive than premium urethane but more expensive than most 2-piece. I recall it being similar to NXT Tour.

Here are some recent opinions FWIW:
http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1701144-q-star-tour-vs-avx-vs-project-a/

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1604080-2018-project-a-vs-q-star-tour/
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on January 05, 2019, 05:11:39 AM
TM Project 'a' 2018 balls. Forgot to take the Truvis with me, but I had a few of the older TM premium balls still in the bag, so i tested the 'a' vs Lethal and Tour Preferred x.

Feel/sound:
I used to love the Lethal but not anymore. The 'a' felt/sounded much softer off the putter and wedges than the 'premium' models. As the club head speed increased through the bag the difference in feel decreased to the point where off the driver I couldn't tell the difference.

Performance with wedges: 'a' was always longer. The Lethal and TP stopped with lots of stopping power, whereas the 'a' would be 1 or 2 yds longer, from 100yds and in.

Performance with irons: 'a' was always longer. Similar stopping power for all three between 100 - 175yds. With a faded 8i on a par 3 156yds. Very similar shot and similar spin back from pitch mark but the 'a' was again 2 yds in front.

Performance with hybrids/woods: 5i off the tee had similar ball flight and roll out, but the 'a' was a couple of yards further forward. No difference with the same 5i/hybrid form the fairway in to a green. Again, no difference with the driver. Maybe more testing needed.

Overall I liked the 'a', more so than the older premium models. I'll test the 'a' against the Truvis, Q Star and my all time favourite Srixon Soft Feel soon.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: 95124hacker on January 05, 2019, 01:04:35 PM
Interesting... TM Tour Preferred is my 2nd favorite ball.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on January 05, 2019, 08:20:09 PM
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on January 06, 2019, 01:38:07 AM
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on January 13, 2019, 02:40:50 AM
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol

But there is soooo much driver face to use, why waste it just using the middle.

As long as it doesn't rain today then testing 4 balls today.

Art, it must be a feel/sound thing for me. Don't like hitting range balls, and maybe that's I feel that the premium balls are too firm (and too expensive).
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on January 13, 2019, 02:51:12 PM
With your swing speed, I'm quite surprised the soft feel works best for you Ian.

He doesnít use the middle of the club lol

But there is soooo much driver face to use, why waste it just using the middle.

As long as it doesn't rain today then testing 4 balls today.

Art, it must be a feel/sound thing for me. Don't like hitting range balls, and maybe that's I feel that the premium balls are too firm (and too expensive).

Tons of premium options at a decent price, Ian. I myself also don't feel like spending "Pro V1-prices". But you can get Callaway Chrome Softs for a very competitive price for example. You don't need to play the latest iteration. 2017 models are plenty good.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on January 13, 2019, 03:41:48 PM
2017 Bridgestone  are £22 a Doz for the better ball
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on January 13, 2019, 09:49:55 PM
I played the AVX front and TP5 back today.  Thoughts:
Found something really fun at the turn so maybe not the best comparison...I shot 42/39.  Putted well just didnít make any birdie putts...hit 7 greens and some of the best irons of my life on the back side...nothing but lasery baby draws to 7-10 feet last 6 holes...TP5 is so controllable.  Feels in between the avx and v1 to me...TP5 is very good off the driver, long, strong launch, not quite as long but better trajectory than avx....god, thank you for those last 4 approaches today...really stuck the TP5 in there...short sided 130 to pin 126 to edge of bunker, green running away, no prob, 10 ft past...160 up hill to the front pin on 18 never left the flag...7 ft past...felt good off the putter...some days they just donít go down...missed birdie putts on last 6...all 12ft or closer...

Iíd play this ball any day...TP5 is real real goood...as good as any...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: 95124hacker on January 17, 2019, 10:44:17 AM
Anyone played these Honma balls before?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on January 19, 2019, 03:39:23 PM
Iíd be interested to play them..,I found Justin roses bag infinitely more interesting w Honma..never cared much for tmag..,the old 320 forged were prettty good...they made a few midsized uts in the 90s that werenít horrible...rest..,meh...TP5 though...I really like it...just bought some...gonna switch it up depending on conditions...avx when itís firm and TP5 when itís soft...will give the Honma a whirl...u see the pic of 305?~~~~yesh...ud think epon was coming to golfsmith...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on January 19, 2019, 03:43:49 PM
Also, Ian, come into the 21st century...all the premium balls are amazing...stop playing poozer balls...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on January 26, 2019, 01:57:23 AM
Also, Ian, come into the 21st century...all the premium balls are amazing...stop playing poozer balls...

Hahaha but I'm still on 20th century wages....
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on January 26, 2019, 02:00:38 AM
Srixon Q Star is good. Don't think it beats the TM Project a though, but it's close. I will definitely test the tp5 too.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on January 26, 2019, 02:18:54 AM
Srixon Q Star is good. Don't think it beats the TM Project a though, but it's close. I will definitely test the tp5 too.

Just got 3 TP5ís to try
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on January 27, 2019, 02:44:52 PM
Iím converted...TP5X, TP5 on cold days...thatís kinda all I wanna play right now...too bad I have all those AVX boxes....

TP5X is longer, better launch, better control around the greens...was surprised but Iíve played with them 3&1/2 rounds now and I just like them better...traded 2 and 1/2 dozen used cally chrome sorts for a box of New TP5Xís and they just stayed...won a spot unexpectedly...have been comparing it against other premium balls on the course...itís longer than zstar and better with the irons...not sure why or how but Iím convinced that both the TP5&X are better for my game than all the others...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on January 27, 2019, 09:32:34 PM
As much as I hate to admit it, the TP5 balls are fantastic. The closest ďno compromiseĒ ball Iíve played since the 2013 V1X
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on April 15, 2019, 07:11:09 PM
Bought a couple of boxes of the previous tp5 whilst in the US. A lot cheaper than at home.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on April 15, 2019, 09:41:31 PM
How was your trip Ian?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on April 15, 2019, 11:45:49 PM
I really need to try these.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on April 16, 2019, 11:13:59 AM
Bought a couple of boxes of the previous tp5 whilst in the US. A lot cheaper than at home.

Felt like Rocks to me!!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on April 17, 2019, 04:29:15 AM
Bought a couple of boxes of the previous tp5 whilst in the US. A lot cheaper than at home.

Felt like Rocks to me!!

You northerners have no feelings......

 ;D
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on April 17, 2019, 04:37:53 AM
How was your trip Ian?

Loved it. Forgot how far away everything is from each other, and how reliant on the car people are. This leads me on to the highways in New Jersey. They're in a terrible condition. Having worked in the highway maintenance industry for nearly 20 years, New Jersey has some of the worst roads I've experienced. I need to come over and sort them out :)
Went in to New York a couple of times which is great place to visit, but next time we won't take the kids. No fun dragging them around. To be fair to them they didn't moan about walking everywhere.
Sadly I never got a round to playing golf, but this was down to me forgetting my drivers license. Stupid mistake.......
We'll definitely go back though!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on April 17, 2019, 06:44:20 AM
Bought a couple of boxes of the previous tp5 whilst in the US. A lot cheaper than at home.

Felt like Rocks to me!!

You northerners have no feelings......

 ;D

Lol... thatís true!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: 95124hacker on April 18, 2019, 11:27:29 AM
How was your trip Ian?

Loved it. Forgot how far away everything is from each other, and how reliant on the car people are. This leads me on to the highways in New Jersey. They're in a terrible condition. Having worked in the highway maintenance industry for nearly 20 years, New Jersey has some of the worst roads I've experienced. I need to come over and sort them out :)
Went in to New York a couple of times which is great place to visit, but next time we won't take the kids. No fun dragging them around. To be fair to them they didn't moan about walking everywhere.
Sadly I never got a round to playing golf, but this was down to me forgetting my drivers license. Stupid mistake.......
We'll definitely go back though!

Come to California in the Fall when Art & Harry are here.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on April 18, 2019, 01:00:55 PM
How was your trip Ian?

Loved it. Forgot how far away everything is from each other, and how reliant on the car people are. This leads me on to the highways in New Jersey. They're in a terrible condition. Having worked in the highway maintenance industry for nearly 20 years, New Jersey has some of the worst roads I've experienced. I need to come over and sort them out :)
Went in to New York a couple of times which is great place to visit, but next time we won't take the kids. No fun dragging them around. To be fair to them they didn't moan about walking everywhere.
Sadly I never got a round to playing golf, but this was down to me forgetting my drivers license. Stupid mistake.......
We'll definitely go back though!

Come to California in the Fall when Art & Harry are here.

I love Cal...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: playfromthebrain on April 18, 2019, 11:50:10 PM
Anyone played these Honma balls before?

I bought the Honma TW-G6 balls a few months ago for a really good deal on eBay. They have a really nice feel to them. Flew long, and had lots of spin on the greens. The ball is 6 layers, so they claim the ball performs optimally in every aspect. Being a fan of JDM, clearly I like to have something that looks a little different, and the Honma balls are a nice change from the usual. At the price of $30/dozen, they are well worth it to me even if they didn't perform well, which they do. However, nothing earth shattering.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on April 19, 2019, 09:55:13 AM
Huh...imma give em a whirl now...hard to top TP5...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: stefbase on April 21, 2019, 02:49:52 AM
Iím an old timer fan of the srixon ad333, but I can feel now that I need something different , will give a try to  these tp5,
Here everybody is around the Vice balls
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: tsupo67 on April 21, 2019, 07:29:40 PM
new titleist  semi fluro yello  v1x on sat. with the bridgestone   tour bx  and the old(er) tourstage x01z
maybe bec it was a newy and id not hit it I was  really liking the titleist.
again, absolultely no distingshing features I can mention it just palys well

its like the  diamana blueboard s73s, THE  yardstick  agaisnt all others for shafts  .

anyway  it was nice to play but its not my fave. the bridstone felt best
 tourstage is stil l the clickiest on the   club faces, I actually prefer that feel, the uber soft covers of the others kinda make u feel like  u didn't nut it , when u did esp  from a driver but from  an iron  the BS  tour bx  is UNREAL!!!!!

hard to  say bec they  are al lso good,  but  in   my mind I cant best   the  X01z  ......... still my go to's.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on April 21, 2019, 09:23:05 PM
The TS X balls must be at least 3 to 5 years old now?  I read somewhere balls lose some of their properties after a few years?  Don't know how true this is of course.

That aside, I think tech in balls have improved tremendously over the years..  Even ol Jackie is complaining that ball tech needs to be held back to save the game.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on April 26, 2019, 11:40:38 PM
Itís getting so good...free was hitting 260 yard singers into the wind today with the avx...that ball is just so damn long....Iím not a very fast swinger but Iím getting it out there...gotta be the ball baby...absolutely loved the TP5 and avx today...mostly avx cause it was windy and there so little spin off the driver with those...like cheating...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on July 26, 2019, 04:17:10 AM
Received a trial sleeve of the 2019 Taylor made TP5 balls. Had it laying around for a while. Not sure why I never used it before. Tried it for the first time yesterday on the course. Gotta say this is a very good ball. Pretty long for me and very good in the wind. Feels very soft off the face and spins well around the greens. Really like it.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on July 26, 2019, 09:52:07 AM
Thatís how it was for me at first but Iím back to the avx...TP5 was getting a little jumpy with iron approachís...those 2 are the tops for me though...the new prov1 is real good too...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on July 26, 2019, 11:14:12 PM
tried the new V1x felt like a rock to me compared to what Iíve been playing. Havenít tried the new V1. Iíve been playing the TP5 and 2019 Z Star the most and really enjoy both. Z Star definitely seems to spin more and launch a little higher with the long clubs and feels fantastic. Itís very sticky around the greens.

The TP5 is a little more penetrating flight and seems to be slightly longer and slightly less spin and also feels fantastic. I only have a sleeve of each left and Iím already having anxiety over what direction to go when I buy more balls. Not playing nearly as much as normal this year so probably ought to just grab whichever I can get cheapest and ride out the season.

I kinda wanna try the TP5x for the higher launch but donít want to give up the feel of the TP5. Same with Z Star XV.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on July 27, 2019, 02:19:57 PM
Zstar is probably my 3rd favorite ball...itís so very good around the greens, lots of spin but controllable...nice and soft....not a marshmallow though...

Iím done with taylormade balls...trading a box of the new tp5x and a few sleeves of new tp5s for whatever avx balls anyone cares to trade...I do like the tp5x...strangely more than the TP5...the x is more consistent...maybe my sgi irons just donít do well with the TP5 but the ball was jumping on me...greens have been soft but still ripping it well past the pin and doesnít stop like the avx..kinda bounces...itís also been a little spinny off the driver...too high...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on July 27, 2019, 04:55:19 PM
Zstar is probably my 3rd favorite ball...itís so very good around the greens, lots of spin but controllable...nice and soft....not a marshmallow though...

Iím done with taylormade balls...trading a box of the new tp5x and a few sleeves of new tp5s for whatever avx balls anyone cares to trade...I do like the tp5x...strangely more than the TP5...the x is more consistent...maybe my sgi irons just donít do well with the TP5 but the ball was jumping on me...greens have been soft but still ripping it well past the pin and doesnít stop like the avx..kinda bounces...itís also been a little spinny off the driver...too high...

Never tried one, sooooo I'll have to give one a blast before commenting.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on July 27, 2019, 07:57:14 PM
Ian, u should start a thread on shit balls...youíre so good you donít even need good balls though...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on July 27, 2019, 09:15:12 PM
Will be moving to the KSIG 4 piece for social play soon.  Managed to get 4 boxes really cheap.  Its a very good ball to begin with though.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on July 28, 2019, 02:54:07 AM
Ian, u should start a thread on shit balls...youíre so good you donít even need good balls though...

Hahahaha love it. The guy in the pic looks cool.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on July 28, 2019, 02:26:14 PM
Pro V all day long
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on July 28, 2019, 06:40:26 PM
You know what, prov1, itís as good as there is...played that and the avx today..,avx is a bit longer but I just hit better shots with the prov1, especially around the green...

Ian that guy went insane, literally...went from partner in a big law firm, married to high school gf, 2 kids, million $$ home in boulder to broke, disbarred, divorced and moved back in with his parents...good guy though...plays a lot of golf now...his short game is real good...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on July 29, 2019, 12:09:24 AM
You know what, prov1, itís as good as there is...played that and the avx today..,avx is a bit longer but I just hit better shots with the prov1, especially around the green...

Ian that guy went insane, literally...went from partner in a big law firm, married to high school gf, 2 kids, million $$ home in boulder to broke, disbarred, divorced and moved back in with his parents...good guy though...plays a lot of golf now...his short game is real good...

I bet he wouldnít change a thing!...🙄
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on July 29, 2019, 03:24:12 AM
You know what, prov1, itís as good as there is...played that and the avx today..,avx is a bit longer but I just hit better shots with the prov1, especially around the green...

Ian that guy went insane, literally...went from partner in a big law firm, married to high school gf, 2 kids, million $$ home in boulder to broke, disbarred, divorced and moved back in with his parents...good guy though...plays a lot of golf now...his short game is real good...

Some believe insanity is disguised enlightenment
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on July 29, 2019, 03:27:08 AM
And some believe the Grass is always Greener!!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on July 29, 2019, 04:35:25 AM
And some believe the Grass is always Greener!!

Well, depending on the type of grass...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on July 29, 2019, 01:14:25 PM
And some believe the Grass is always Greener!!

Well, depending on the type of grass...

So very true 😉
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 03, 2019, 04:48:57 AM
Finally tried the current model of the TP5.  Its a fantatsic ball.  Long too.  Feels good off and spin seems really good too. 
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on August 03, 2019, 08:21:50 AM
Finally tried the current model of the TP5.  Its a fantatsic ball.  Long too.  Feels good off and spin seems really good too.

I have been getting the same experience with the new TP5. Fantastic ball.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on August 03, 2019, 10:29:20 AM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a. I'm just not consistent enough of a ball striker.
I'm going Project a as my gamer.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on August 16, 2019, 04:02:14 AM
Anyone tried these yet?

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Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 16, 2019, 09:26:25 PM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a.


Are your hands dead? ;D
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on August 16, 2019, 09:56:50 PM
The Mizuno balls are okay...not as good as avx, TP5 or prov1 imo...prov1, the new season me is quite good...may beat out the avx for me...I just hit golf shots with it...

TP5 is good art...itís 3rd on my list...

If golf balls were food....Ian whould be eating snowballs and twinkies...total crap....
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on August 17, 2019, 02:00:23 AM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a.


Are your hands dead? ;D

I've seen a PGA pro on YouTube say the same. So there, with snowflakes and twinkies on top....
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 17, 2019, 04:08:17 AM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a.


Are your hands dead? ;D

I've seen a PGA pro on YouTube say the same. So there, with snowflakes and twinkies on top....

Well if that pga pro ain't world number 1, his view doesn't count for shit... ;D
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on August 17, 2019, 05:51:14 AM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a.


Are your hands dead? ;D

I've seen a PGA pro on YouTube say the same. So there, with snowflakes and twinkies on top....

Well if that pga pro ain't world number 1, his view doesn't count for shit... ;D

So that means your view is worth.......?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on August 17, 2019, 05:53:20 AM
Wish the weather was better so I could actually test these damn things 😭😭
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 17, 2019, 06:20:07 AM
I don't think that I can tell much difference between the tp5 and Project a.


Are your hands dead? ;D

I've seen a PGA pro on YouTube say the same. So there, with snowflakes and twinkies on top....

Well if that pga pro ain't world number 1, his view doesn't count for shit... ;D

So that means your view is worth.......?

Mine is always gold.... ;D
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on November 03, 2019, 12:19:16 PM
Testing some of these....

[attach=1]
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on November 03, 2019, 03:14:37 PM
This time of year the Chrome Soft wins for me .. all round good ball
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on November 03, 2019, 03:16:11 PM
Finally...looks like a urethane cover...welcome to the 21st century...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on November 03, 2019, 03:17:41 PM
Finally...looks like a urethane cover...welcome to the 21st century...

Nar thatís the Winter sun in the UK

Like Rocking  horse shit!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on November 06, 2019, 01:43:42 PM
I keep trying different balls and keep coming back to the TP5 and TP5X. Like the new Z Stars and ProV1s as well but thereís something I just really like about the feel of the TMs.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on November 06, 2019, 05:45:58 PM
TXG will be testing the Tour B X vs XS on YouTube soon. I'm liking the XS atm.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on November 06, 2019, 10:45:13 PM
I watched their review of the XS last night.  Spoiler: Highest spinning ball across the board.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on November 07, 2019, 07:40:19 AM
I can absolutely confirm that. Somebody looking for spin the Tour B XS is the ball for you. But it will also Rob you some distance due to the high spin.  Most durable ball ever for me as well.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on November 07, 2019, 09:54:33 AM
Iím going to chrome soft for winter
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on November 07, 2019, 12:52:29 PM
I can absolutely confirm that. Somebody looking for spin the Tour B XS is the ball for you. But it will also Rob you some distance due to the high spin.  Most durable ball ever for me as well.

What kind of yardage loss?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on November 07, 2019, 07:52:32 PM
Ian, the avx is not very high spin.  Longest ball out there that isnít a rock.  I did not care for the feel of the TP5/5V as much, still a good ball.  The new prov1 is quite good...not as long as the avx but I seem to hit better shots with it..,
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: ian-500 on November 08, 2019, 02:01:13 AM
Ian, the avx is not very high spin.  Longest ball out there that isnít a rock.  I did not care for the feel of the TP5/5V as much, still a good ball.  The new prov1 is quite good...not as long as the avx but I seem to hit better shots with it..,

I'll be testing the AVX very soon. Well, as soon as by bad back sorts its self out :(
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on November 08, 2019, 03:15:52 PM
Ian, the avx is not very high spin.  Longest ball out there that isnít a rock.  I did not care for the feel of the TP5/5V as much, still a good ball.  The new prov1 is quite good...not as long as the avx but I seem to hit better shots with it..,

I'll be testing the AVX very soon. Well, as soon as by bad back sorts its self out :(

I recall you posting once that you can't feel your balls.... :-)
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on November 08, 2019, 03:17:08 PM
This time of year the Chrome Soft wins for me .. all round good ball

You still have the same stash I got you?
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: Shacco on November 08, 2019, 04:21:49 PM
I can absolutely confirm that. Somebody looking for spin the Tour B XS is the ball for you. But it will also Rob you some distance due to the high spin.  Most durable ball ever for me as well.

What kind of yardage loss?

With the driver I am probably going to have to take almost a full club more for my next shot comparing to the tp5 which is probably the longest ball for me. With irons about half to almost a full club shorter as well. But remember, I fight s high ball flight so lots of spin is not ideal for me.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: MBBG on November 09, 2019, 03:17:46 PM
Since I flattened out my swing I now hit it much lower than I used to and with much less spin. The TM OO is also very low spin despite being higher lofted than any driver Iíve ever owned. I wouldnít be surprised if the XS would actually benefit my carry distances through the bag due to the little extra spin. But I didnít notice much of anything different when I played a couple sleeves of them earlier this year.

Also in regard to the AVX it just goes to show how different peoplesí perceptions are. That ball didnít impress me in any way. I guess it was probably long but not noticeably longer than other balls, felt numb/dull, and didnít spin as much as Iíd like around the greens. I sold 3 of the sleeves from the dozen I bought.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on November 09, 2019, 08:51:52 PM
Art, u would do well with the avx...Matt, agree on some points u made about the avx...it is a little dull off the long clubs...prov1or TP5 better jump off the face and more spin around the green...Iím actually more consistent with the avx as I tend to spin my wedges too much...very consistent ball, significantly more consistent for me than TP5...which I fo7 d jumpy...
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: wmclarenf1 on November 09, 2019, 09:13:02 PM
Art, u would do well with the avx...Matt, agree on some points u made about the avx...it is a little dull off the long clubs...prov1or TP5 better jump off the face and more spin around the green...Iím actually more consistent with the avx as I tend to spin my wedges too much...very consistent ball, significantly more consistent for me than TP5...which I fo7 d jumpy...

Interesting.  I was invited by titleist to the national fitting centre to try some stuff.  In the process, we tried different balls as well.. avx one of them. 

Turns out for me, with their range of irons, CNCPT included, I'm better with the Pro V1X.  This was supported with data of all sorts.  I'm not sure what system they used but it's the works.

A fallacy they feel is that slower swing speed players should play softer balls.  In some cases yes but for sure, it's not a general rule.  In my case, it turns out I've also lost some spin over the years. So a lower spinning ball like the Avx is not the best for me.

I left the session enlightened as some aged old myths were debunked.  I also left with a complimentary  box of Pro V1x. 

I have the Accra icwt90 shafts lying around..   I know which brand my next set of irons will likely be.. not jdm... just wondering if it's going to be 150 per head or 600 per head.. And yes.. All MIC.. they don't hide from that and I'm fully ok with that too.  There's an involvement of a Mexican dude for the 600 a head set but that's another story.
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: DaleUK on November 10, 2019, 12:23:06 AM
Art, u would do well with the avx...Matt, agree on some points u made about the avx...it is a little dull off the long clubs...prov1or TP5 better jump off the face and more spin around the green...Iím actually more consistent with the avx as I tend to spin my wedges too much...very consistent ball, significantly more consistent for me than TP5...which I fo7 d jumpy...

Interesting.  I was invited by titleist to the national fitting centre to try some stuff.  In the process, we tried different balls as well.. avx one of them. 

Turns out for me, with their range of irons, CNCPT included, I'm better with the Pro V1X.  This was supported with data of all sorts.  I'm not sure what system they used but it's the works.

A fallacy they feel is that slower swing speed players should play softer balls.  In some cases yes but for sure, it's not a general rule.  In my case, it turns out I've also lost some spin over the years. So a lower spinning ball like the Avx is not the best for me.

I left the session enlightened as some aged old myths were debunked.  I also left with a complimentary  box of Pro V1x. 

I have the Accra icwt90 shafts lying around..   I know which brand my next set of irons will likely be.. not jdm... just wondering if it's going to be 150 per head or 600 per head.. And yes.. All MIC.. they don't hide from that and I'm fully ok with that too.  There's an involvement of a Mexican dude for the 600 a head set but that's another story.

Good stuff art
And I also looked at the Titties at 600 each.... very nice clubs

As for the chrome Xís, no I moved them on and went chrome soft!!
Title: Re: BALLZ!!!!
Post by: freehb on November 16, 2019, 09:28:40 PM
Titleist had a ball fitting at my club today..,the fit me into the prov1x and gave me 8 brand new ones so I played my round with them and honestly theyíre right...all around the v1x was better except total distance on firm fairways...I still prefer the prov1 with my irons and avx w driver but thereís something to their fitting theories...my buddy who creams his drives 330 does better with the prov1 or chrome soft...