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Chrome Soft X - so long, had to adjust iron distances.


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#1 kmac02576

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

I just started playing the new Chrome Soft X balls and the results have been: LONG.

I had been playing the Nike Blacks and the original Chrome Softs and when the new X's came out, I thought I'd give them a try. Off the tee, I instantly picked up noticeable distance. But using the irons I had been using for the same distances for the last couple years, I was flying greens all over the place.

I have been clubbing down a full club for most shots now. It took a few rounds to figure out my new distances but now that I've got down what clubs to use from what distance, I'm loving these.

Also, with my drives being close to the hole than I was previously used to has allowed me to be more aggressive on my approach shots and score better.

Has else found unexpected distance from the Chrome Soft X or is it just me?


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:52 PM

Can you tell me your swing speed on a driver?
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

95-99 range. I can reach back and get a little extra sometimes, but I tend to stay around there because I'm very accurate within that range.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

Odd, found it short off the tee@120 speed
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:25 PM

I found it to be just as long as any other tour level ball out there. I actually hit my longest drive this year with the Chrome Soft X. I like the ball, but cannot commit as I like the TP5X/TP5 just as much. My ss is around 120.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:47 PM

Well, I haven't been able to swing at those speeds since a back injury 10 years ago, so it's been exciting to be able to get this kind of distance that I haven't been able to touch in a while.

My father has a swing speed in the 88-92 range and he started using these balls too. He's also gotten a noticeable increase in distance. So for us mortals, these balls are a nice surprise.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:11 PM

I personally found I was a club longer with my irons but didn't notice increased distance with my woods
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

I liked the original chrome soft because I hit them high with the irons  what is your ball flight like with the irons?

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:29 AM

I find this ball longer with disclaimers.

Driver - If i launch the ball with more penetrating flight, this ball will roll a lot more than Pro V1x. But if I launch the ball high, the spin will kill any roll once it hits the ground...too much backspin.

Irons - Similar behavior with the driver. I need to get a club longer on my approach to the green as this ball will stop.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Only had a chance to use it chipping and putting and I liked the results.

1.  Ball checked up on the green better than any other ball I've tried when I spun it.

2.  Nice predictable rollout when pitching from a bit further from the hole.

3.  Putting was excellent.  I could easily predict the distance and really liked the feel off the putter.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

View Posthurricanes7, on 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx

Any advantages over the TPX?

Definitely seems more controllable than the Chromesoft.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

View Posthurricanes7, on 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:38 AM

i played a practice round with the CSX and Srixon Q Star Tour (my gamer).  I had a really difficult time adjusting to hitting the CSX with my driver.  Not sure if it was me or something in the ball, but after a couple of holes, I started to hit it long and straight.  It was longer than the QST and seemed to have better dispersion.  

With the irons, not much difference.  Perhaps a little longer.

On the green it was noticeable that the CSX just seemed to track better and roll a little further given the same effort with the QST.  

Mixed feelings because the QST just felt better overall, but I could see some advantages to the CSX with more time invested in playing it - perhaps a little longer, perhaps some better dispersion, and probably better performance on the green.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:34 AM

I haven't given the the X a shot yet. I was under the impression that you need a 110+ SS to make it work? I like everything about the regular Chrome Soft, except the wind kills it and it's shorter than the TP5, TP5x, and XV!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:29 AM

Ok you hooked me I have to try them now:-)

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

Just played first round (par 3 course) with Chrome Soft X and am pretty much hooked.  Have been switching between Snell MTB and original 2016 Chrome Soft lately, and while I like the performance of the CS, I had grown to prefer the clickier feel and feedback of the MTB on full shots and off the putter.  CSX ended up being just the right compromise between soft feel and clicky feedback.  Loved how it putted, short game spin was noticeably higher.  Full shots stop immediately, and even long irons and hybrids stop well.  Super windy yesterday and ball flight seemed unphased.  In my experience they were not any longer than CS, but slightly lower launch, more spin, and just the right amount of click.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:32 PM

Interesting.

So I've been playing the Chrome Soft for the last 8 months or so - the yellow Truvis if it matters.

Found them just a little bit longer off the irons, not quite half a club but did have to make some slight adjustments.

Didn't get the drop and stop of the ProV1x I've been playing for a long time. Not that the CS would bounce and release off say, an 8 iron, just that it wouldn't hit and stop next to its pitch mark quite as often as the ProV1x.

I've been away for 6 months and had enough Cs's along on the trip so didn't try the CS X. Now that I'm back I've gotten sleeves of TP5X, ProV1x, B330 and CS X and will be testing them out on my next (whatever) rounds.

Chipping and putting they're all about the same. No discernible difference.

Played my first round since coming back, this first one with the TP5X. Didn't hit it all that great but scored really well due to making all but 1 putt between 7-12 feet.

TP5X was a bit confusing though. Couple of times seemed VERY short. Had a 159 yard par 3 down wind. I hit a stock 7 (usually hit the 7 150) straight at the pin and flush,,,,,,,,,,,, 17 yards short of the hole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :dntknw:  Driver distance was average but a few other iron shots puzzled me a bit. It was a bit breezy and the winds were swirling somewhat and that can certainly fool you but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, guess we'll see.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

I have played the Chrome Soft X a lot, i did not find it "too" long. It's comparable to other balls out there to me anyway. I like it , i hit it a bit higher than some other balls but it doesn't spin too much so it's fine. But i actually had a friend comment a few times during our round "boy you hit that to the moon" when i was using the CSX and this is a guy i play with regularly.

In terms of feel it's good. I find titleists feel a bit light/hollow with irons, and Taylormades feel heavy when struck (though they go long, they just feel "thumpy" when you hit them). I find Callaway and Srixon somewhere in the middle

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

I've been playing the CSX all season coming from the regular CS last year and I love it. It's a tad bit harder feeling than the original, which I like, but not as hard as I find the ProV's to be. I tend to hit the ball a little higher, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in terms of how it's affected in wind. For me, it's usually operator error rather than ball error :) Anyway, the thing I really like about this ball is that on iron shots into greens I can usually get the ball to hit and stop or roll out a couple feet. It has been very consistent when I put good swings on the ball. Even on bad swings it performs well, but a ball can only do so much when you don't hit it properly, so I don't consider any negatives when that happens. Overall, this ball feels really good to me and the spin on wedge and full iron shots is top notch. For reference, my driver SS is about 105 and my 6 iron is about 92 or so.

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