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Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball Reviews?


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#91 spartanglfr

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:59 AM

View PostTheBear95, on 29 October 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

View Postnuthin but a hacker, on 29 October 2017 - 08:45 AM, said:


Is the Optic Yellow no longer an option for the RX?

No. The yellow option is available on the Tour B RX. It's the only ball in the line that has the yellow option.


I took a look at Bridgestone's ball offerings for the Japanese market and all of them are available in yellow (tourspec).  Why the RX is the only ball of the 4 top tier balls available in yellow in the US is beyond me.  I'm not confident enough in bstones marketing strategy to assume that decision is well thought out or part of sound market driven research.  Yellow is in demand here and they do produce the ball in yellow so it is readily available....But they didn't ask me.


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#92 WidespreadPanic

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

Im a low spin driver of the ball, and I was hitting knuckle balls with the B X. In the past ive played the '14 B330(S), '16 B330S, '16 TPx, TP5, and never had a problem with too little carry bc of low spin. I hit the B330 and TPx quite a bit lower than the others bc of the low spin, but none of them compared to the low spin I was getting from the B X. I played it side by side with the TP5 and I was getting a ton more distance with the TP5. (SS 105)

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 16 November 2017 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

Im a low spin driver of the ball, and I was hitting knuckle balls with the B X. In the past ive played the '14 B330(S), '16 B330S, '16 TPx, TP5, and never had a problem with too little carry bc of low spin. I hit the B330 and TPx quite a bit lower than the others bc of the low spin, but none of them compared to the low spin I was getting from the B X. I played it side by side with the TP5 and I was getting a ton more distance with the TP5. (SS 105)

It would be interesting to see, whether you get more distance and better accuracy, if you increase the loft of your driver to compensate for the low spin of the ball...

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:48 PM

View PostUhit, on 16 November 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

Im a low spin driver of the ball, and I was hitting knuckle balls with the B X. In the past ive played the '14 B330(S), '16 B330S, '16 TPx, TP5, and never had a problem with too little carry bc of low spin. I hit the B330 and TPx quite a bit lower than the others bc of the low spin, but none of them compared to the low spin I was getting from the B X. I played it side by side with the TP5 and I was getting a ton more distance with the TP5. (SS 105)

It would be interesting to see, whether you get more distance and better accuracy, if you increase the loft of your driver to compensate for the low spin of the ball...
I get plenty height, distance, and accuracy with my current setup. I just didnt get along with the X. The higher spin balls suit me better.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 16 November 2017 - 10:51 PM.

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Cobra F716* Fujikura Pro 73
Taylormade UDI 20* Aldila RIP Alpha 105 / Cobra Baffler 18.5* Aldila Tour Blue 75
Mizuno MPH5 4 iron DG S300
Mizuno MP33 5-PW DG S300
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 52*
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:48 PM, said:

View PostUhit, on 16 November 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

Im a low spin driver of the ball, and I was hitting knuckle balls with the B X. In the past ive played the '14 B330(S), '16 B330S, '16 TPx, TP5, and never had a problem with too little carry bc of low spin. I hit the B330 and TPx quite a bit lower than the others bc of the low spin, but none of them compared to the low spin I was getting from the B X. I played it side by side with the TP5 and I was getting a ton more distance with the TP5. (SS 105)

It would be interesting to see, whether you get more distance and better accuracy, if you increase the loft of your driver to compensate for the low spin of the ball...
I get plenty height, distance, and accuracy with my current setup. I just didnt get along with the X. The higher spin balls suit me better.

I would second these thoughts. I have more than enough height and spin currently, thought the X would be a good move but it just doesn't want to cooperate. Miss hits due to lack of spin end up even worse and the drives I hit well, went, those i didnt, were ugly. Back to the old B330 for me.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

View Postidefi, on 17 November 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:48 PM, said:

View PostUhit, on 16 November 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 16 November 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

Im a low spin driver of the ball, and I was hitting knuckle balls with the B X. In the past ive played the '14 B330(S), '16 B330S, '16 TPx, TP5, and never had a problem with too little carry bc of low spin. I hit the B330 and TPx quite a bit lower than the others bc of the low spin, but none of them compared to the low spin I was getting from the B X. I played it side by side with the TP5 and I was getting a ton more distance with the TP5. (SS 105)

It would be interesting to see, whether you get more distance and better accuracy, if you increase the loft of your driver to compensate for the low spin of the ball...
I get plenty height, distance, and accuracy with my current setup. I just didnt get along with the X. The higher spin balls suit me better.

I would second these thoughts. I have more than enough height and spin currently, thought the X would be a good move but it just doesn't want to cooperate. Miss hits due to lack of spin end up even worse and the drives I hit well, went, those i didnt, were ugly. Back to the old B330 for me.

I think it is great, that high spin player have this additional option (B X), especially if they use a comparably high spin driver...

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Posted Yesterday, 03:54 PM

My love affair with the XS has begun. The reason I seem to always go back and from the B330S and TPx/TP5 is because the B330S never really felt solid to me off the putter - it was almost had like a hollow feeling to it, and the Taylormade balls are very solid feeling. The XS has that solid thump to it, and I fell in love. The spin works for me off all clubs and I can control the trajectory when I want to. Ive had these initial love affairs before that sizzled away, but this one feels deeper than that. We have more than a physical connection. We just...get eachother.
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