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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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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.

Taylormade M2 (17) 11.25*  ALDILA ROGUE BLACK 70
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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 18 November 2017 - 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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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:28 AM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 18 November 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

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.

Compared to the GOAT B330S the 2014 how does stack up?????
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:59 PM

Any updated reviews on the tour b x vs tour b xs?
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

if I like the e6 soft , I wonder if I will get along with the BX


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

The Tour B X is now my ball of choice.

Great in the wind.

Firm but not a complete rock.

Decent amount of greenside spin.

Nice feel off the putter.

Durable (had some initial concerns but they have dissipated)

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

Great news if you love the new B330.

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3 dozen for $86.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

View Postnsxguy, on 02 January 2018 - 12:26 PM, said:

Great news if you love the new B330.

allingolfer.com

3 dozen for $86.

Not too shabby. The new Tour B line has been on Ebay in the $31-$34 range as well per dozen.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

Ive been buying the BXS for $31/dz on ebay. I dont understand it, but I like it.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 04 January 2018 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:41 AM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 04 January 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Ive been buying the BXS for $31/dz on ebay. I dont understand it, but I like it.

The only bad thing about that seller is you might get you package in 4 Days or 4 Weeks........

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

View Postignitewvu, on 05 January 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 04 January 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Ive been buying the BXS for $31/dz on ebay. I dont understand it, but I like it.

The only bad thing about that seller is you might get you package in 4 Days or 4 Weeks........
Luckily (not really) its about 15 degrees here and getting them in a month wouldnt bother me. But yeah I can see how that would be annoying.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 05 January 2018 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:35 PM

Hi!

Does anyone happen to know when these are going to be released in Europe? Thanks,
M

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:49 PM

View PostMaximilian, on 06 January 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

Hi!

Does anyone happen to know when these are going to be released in Europe? Thanks,
M

No, but I grabbed some via Amazon...
...couldn't wait...

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

View PostMaximilian, on 06 January 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

Hi!

Does anyone happen to know when these are going to be released in Europe? Thanks,
M

I contacted Bridgestone Germany and the answer was January 2018.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:43 PM

View PostNic1972, on 06 January 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

View PostMaximilian, on 06 January 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

Hi!

Does anyone happen to know when these are going to be released in Europe? Thanks,
M

I contacted Bridgestone Germany and the answer was January 2018.
Thank you, this is great news!
M


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

I played a B XS yesterday.

First, it looked almost just as good on hole 18 as it did on the 1st tee. Very durable and bright white. Really good around the greens too. Softer than Im used to coming from 15 & 16 pro v xs & TM Lethals. Made more putts yesterday than i have in ages. Ball feels great off the putter, again softer than what Im used to but seemed like it was a good thing yesterday at least.

I did not like in the wind though. Very unpredictable to me. It blew around 15mph pretty steady yesterday and I really had to account for the wind, especially into. Maybe its a little too spinny for me, but it wasnt acting like it out of control on normal approach shots.

Length was pretty much what Ive come to expect from the xs and lethals.

Ill play it again next time out but will also try the regular X too.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

Regular X is great in the wind. Its the main reason I use it over the XS.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

Not great news.   The 2014 B330s was phenomenal ball especially to me in the wind.  I personally liked it more than the 2016 and sounds like the 2018 would be in the same pattern for me.
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