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#1 w6racing

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:27 PM

Got a sleeve of these today

Wonder what they are?

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:31 PM

What does the cover material feel like urethane or something else?
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

those look very different. some bold font.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

seem like a velocity or NXT font/sheen

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:39 PM

The first picture reminds me of the old Titleist HVC

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

The cover feels hard but it sounds soft when bounced on concrete.  

I thought the two small dimples were intriguing

Edited by w6racing, 31 October 2017 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

Looks like the NXT Tour S.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:06 PM

Bolder font, lined arrows....I agree, could be the NXT Tour S ball.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:42 PM

Will everybody who has signed up for Team Titleist ball testing get these soon?

EDIT: just received a sleeve in the mail!

Edited by Ace2000, 31 October 2017 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:43 PM

Deff looks like their middle range ball, NXT, Velocity, etc.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

I was bout to start a thread as I just received some today. Was somewhat hoping they were the AVX but based on the pics above are definitely NXT/Velocity type balls.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

I got a box of yellow test balls today.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

View Postdkr1269, on 31 October 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:

I got a box of yellow test balls today.

:worth:    *comment*

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

I got a sleeve today as well.  Definitely not a urethane cover. They seem a bit softer when bounced vs an NXT that I found in my shag bag. I'll try them out this weekend. Dimple design is different too.

Oh, and there's still no way I'd buy NXT, especially at the current price point.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Got a chance to hit some short chips and pitches. Feels super soft, launches high with little spin (vs prov1x). Again, similar to nxt/velocity, maybe feels a little bit softer
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:44 PM

Given that 2018 is the year for nxt ball change this is most likely a nxt test ball.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

I got a sleeve as well!!  Hopefully they are nice and preform.

I got one last year also, and that one was a tester for the NXT Tour S ball I had heard.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:40 PM

I have two rounds in with the sleeve of yellow test balls I received. I thought they would be next generation Velocity or NXTs, now I'm not sure. What I do know is that this is a great ball. Soft, not as soft as the Callaway Supersoft but close. Among the Titleist balls they might be the softest I have played. Long. I played the last two days in winds gusting to 30 mph and they held their line really well. The trajectory was higher than a Pro V1 but very controllable. Off the wedges and putter they felt very responsive, soft but not mushy. They didn't spin like a Pro V1, but the rollout was predictable.
I'm not sure what these will be, but I would make them my gamer right now.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:40 PM

I received a sleeve yesterday in the mail and my first thought looking at them was a NXT type ball.  I plan to head out tomorrow for a little chipping and putting.  I will take a sleeve of NXT Tour as a comparison.  I will let you know how it turns out.

Edited by DE-ILLINI, 02 November 2017 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

Got mine today, looking forward to testing them.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

I got a sleeve of yellow and hit a few shots with them.  My observation was that it definitely had a higher ball flight, distance was really good, checked up on the green pretty good.  I'd play this ball.  Will we ever know exactly what the test ball is we tested?

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

I got a sleeve of white test balls today and Iím really curious if its the NXT Tour or not. Feels good putting on carpet, but Iíll test it more on Saturday.

Edited by Golf4lifer, 02 November 2017 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:09 PM

View Postdkr1269, on 02 November 2017 - 05:40 PM, said:

I have two rounds in with the sleeve of yellow test balls I received. I thought they would be next generation Velocity or NXTs, now I'm not sure. What I do know is that this is a great ball. Soft, not as soft as the Callaway Supersoft but close. Among the Titleist balls they might be the softest I have played. Long. I played the last two days in winds gusting to 30 mph and they held their line really well. The trajectory was higher than a Pro V1 but very controllable. Off the wedges and putter they felt very responsive, soft but not mushy. They didn't spin like a Pro V1, but the rollout was predictable.
I'm not sure what these will be, but I would make them my gamer right now.

I agree with this. I played 18 with it today.  These launch high and they do really well holding lines in the wind.  They dont offer much in green side spin but they hit,land, and stay put, not much else.  They were longer than what I expected them to be, I felt it difficult to shape shots, the ball almost seemed like it was fighting side spin, just wants to go straight and high.

Feel is pretty good, dont think this is a urethane cover.  Very similar to the Q-Star Tour IMO, but without a lot of the greenside control a urethane covered ball would offer.  Felt good off the putter face.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:13 AM

I got a sleeve as well.  Distance is right up there with my Srixon XV. Spins back about 3 inches with full SW from 90 yards. From 55 yards it stops about 3 to 4 inches from divot.  Flight is higher than XV. Feel is middle. Not too soft, not hard. Given that 2018 is the year for new nxt I would say these are probably a proto nxt ball. Just my observations.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

I got a sleeve earlier this week and played with one yesterday.  A few thoughts:

1) the ball is very resilient... no marks on the ball through 12 holes (before I lost it in the trees) and I hit a few thinned wedges that I figured should have at least left a little something on the ball, but they didn't.

2) plenty of spin on full shots... granted the greens I was playing were a little bit soft, but I backed up a few mid irons.

3) might be too much driver spin... was playing with a buddy that I usually outdrive by a good bit.  We were both playing the test balls and our drives were within a few yards of each other.  I suspect with my slightly higher swing speed or angle of attack I might be getting too much spin on my drives.

4) feels very soft... only had two balls to compare it to and the Titleist test ball feels softer than the Q star tour and Z star.

5) good spin on chips, but nothing spectacular... again the greens being soft could have played a roll, but the ball seems to have enough spin that it isn't out of control around the greens.

6) not sure how it is in the wind... I was having some real issues with distance control with the ball.  Not sure if it was me, the wind, or the ball, but I had a few shots come up short or long that didn't seem to make sense with the wind I was feeling.

Based on my limited experience, I'd say it is a good ball that is similar in performance to the Q Star Tour.  So, if Titleist prices it around $29.99, I think it'll be competitive.  But, if it is a $39.99, ball I'm not sure why someone would pick that over saving money on something like the Q Star Tour or just moving over to the Z Star or XV for more performance at the same price.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

the OP ball looks like a range ball.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:22 AM

Played 18 with them yesterday. Although two-piece with suryln cover I was very surprised with full swing iron shot spin into greens. Had a few wedges even back up a bit, on greens that really weren't that soft considering the time of year. I really had to back off club selection out of flyer lies in first cut, as they seem to significantly drop the spin there.

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Putter feel was soft but solid.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

Received mine today as well; however, mine are yellow

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

View PostYanki01, on 03 November 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

the OP ball looks like a range ball.

I got a sleeve that also look like the OP's. They look incredibly cheap and low quality. I haven't even hit them yet and I already know they're crap.


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