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2017 B330 vs B330s


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#31 dciccoritti

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

Tried the 2016 B330S for the first time yesterday and I was blown away. Had 3 of my longest (un-aided) tee shots which totally surprised me. And the rest of my tee shots were right on par with every other ball I've ever played. The feel off the irons and wedges was superb. Feels like a ProV1x wrapped in a layer of uncooked bacon :-) And to top it off, this so called 'S' ball was very straight with my irons and driver. And when I needed to play a little baby draw, it was just that, a little baby draw. Not one club in my bag lost any distance with this ball. Trajectory was excellent. Need to play it a few more times to make sure I'm not dreaming.

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#32 North Butte

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

I've played many, many rounds with the 2014 B330 and a few rounds (dozen or so?) each with the 2014 B330S and 2016 B330S. To my limited ability to distinguish small differences, the 2014 B330 and 2016 B330S seem interchangeable.

The only one of the three I thought had any difference to the others was the 2014 B330S would occasionally "suck back" on a full wedge shot, something that almost never happens to me with any ball. Same distance, same trajectory for all three types just that little extra wedge-shot spin on the '14 S model.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

As great a ball as the 2014 B330S is, it is much more apt to scuff than the 2016 models.  That is the one advantage I see in the 2016 models.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

View Postjar59, on 14 August 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

As great a ball as the 2014 B330S is, it is much more apt to scuff than the 2016 models.  That is the one advantage I see in the 2016 models.

And it shows on ebay...this cant be had for cheap anymore...secret weapon sshhhhh

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

View Postmonks66, on 14 August 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

View Postjar59, on 14 August 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

As great a ball as the 2014 B330S is, it is much more apt to scuff than the 2016 models.  That is the one advantage I see in the 2016 models.

And it shows on ebay...this cant be had for cheap anymore...secret weapon sshhhhh

I don't know about that. I just got 6 doz on eBay for about $22/dozen shipped.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:09 AM

I notice no difference in performance. My driver ss is 114 and didn't see any extra distance with B330. Maybe faster swingers will, but it's definitely firmer. This years B330S is my favorite ball right now.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:47 PM

All B-Series balls are 2 for $60 @ Dicks right now. Pretty good price IMO.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

I bought a few boxes of both and have been switching them in and out the past 4 months.  Iif I didn't look at the logo beforehand I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I just hit.  Best Ball I had played until I tried a sleeve of the TP5x a couple weeks ago...
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

View PostRandy_Bobandy, on 08 November 2017 - 04:42 PM, said:

I bought a few boxes of both and have been switching them in and out the past 4 months.  Iif I didn't look at the logo beforehand I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I just hit.  Best Ball I had played until I tried a sleeve of the TP5x a couple weeks ago...

This really surprises me, because the B330 is considerably harder (than the B330s) on every club, and spins noticeably less around the green and on approach shots - not only in my experience.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

View PostUhit, on 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

View PostRandy_Bobandy, on 08 November 2017 - 04:42 PM, said:

I bought a few boxes of both and have been switching them in and out the past 4 months.  Iif I didn't look at the logo beforehand I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I just hit.  Best Ball I had played until I tried a sleeve of the TP5x a couple weeks ago...

This really surprises me, because the B330 is considerably harder (than the B330s) on every club, and spins noticeably less around the green and on approach shots - not only in my experience.

I just chipped and putted, and could only tell the difference when I was putting.  Even then, it was a small difference, and I had to be paying attention to notice it.

Didn't notice a difference around the greens with wedges.  I can notice a slight difference in flight on mid and long irons, like the B330 is a bit flatter and doesn't balloon as much as the B330s, though I could just be biased to think the B330 does that.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:22 AM

View PostRandy_Bobandy, on 09 November 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostUhit, on 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

View PostRandy_Bobandy, on 08 November 2017 - 04:42 PM, said:

I bought a few boxes of both and have been switching them in and out the past 4 months.  Iif I didn't look at the logo beforehand I wouldn't be able to tell you which one I just hit.  Best Ball I had played until I tried a sleeve of the TP5x a couple weeks ago...

This really surprises me, because the B330 is considerably harder (than the B330s) on every club, and spins noticeably less around the green and on approach shots - not only in my experience.

I just chipped and putted, and could only tell the difference when I was putting.  Even then, it was a small difference, and I had to be paying attention to notice it.

Didn't notice a difference around the greens with wedges.  I can notice a slight difference in flight on mid and long irons, like the B330 is a bit flatter and doesn't balloon as much as the B330s, though I could just be biased to think the B330 does that.
With the B330 I have to concentrate more on the shot, to get the same stopping power.
However because it has less stopping power, it lands and rolls more predictable in my experience.

The new BXS seems to have a tad more stopping power, than the B330S, but at least as controllable.
I´m keen to try the BX...

...to see, if it is even more controllable, than the Z-Star XV - this ball seems to suit me best at the moment,
but I have to do more testing with the new Bridgestones.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:05 AM

Still loving the 14 b330s, tried the b330 but to me the ball felt heavy and was 4-5 yards shorter on every club.  It felt a little uncontrollable to me as they seemed to spin more on the 50-80 partial lob wedge shots, but less on chip shots compared to the 330s.  I am probably the only one that saw that as most say it spins less, but the 330s is just right.  Time to re-up down to 12 dozen or so, I was getting 6 dozen for under 100 on the bay but doubt I can find that deal anymore.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:45 PM

I picked up a 330 the other day and hit a couple shots with it and then used it during my round today and really liked it. Little clicky on the putter but I like that. Ordered a box from amazon as the they are about $26 a box right now with prime. Might have to order a box of 330s to see if I get any real difference on the greens like everyone is talking about. I normally play the tp5, but at the price bridgestones are at right I might have to stock up.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 01:04 AM

View PostMoonyock, on 02 December 2017 - 11:45 PM, said:

I picked up a 330 the other day and hit a couple shots with it and then used it during my round today and really liked it. Little clicky on the putter but I like that. Ordered a box from amazon as the they are about $26 a box right now with prime. Might have to order a box of 330s to see if I get any real difference on the greens like everyone is talking about. I normally play the tp5, but at the price bridgestones are at right I might have to stock up.
I have tested the TP5 vs. the B330S, and they are pretty much interchangeable - in every regard, except distance, where I had the impression, that the B330S may be a tiny bit longer.
However, I didn´t perform a test in windy conditions, so I don´t know for sure which one is better in that regard - but, I would guess, that the B330S is also a tad better in windy conditions.
And after all, the B330S is in any case better in regard of price.
Therefore there was no reason for me to switch to the TP5.

Edited by Uhit, 03 December 2017 - 01:07 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

Just picked up 4 dzn b330 b mark for $21/dzn


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