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#1 LUMA

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:05 AM

I finally bought a sleeve of the X's yesterday and I am switching! I have been a ProV1 player for eeeeeeeveeeeeeer. I have tried my hardest to switch to the ProV1 X because I would benefit from the ball with my swing speed but I couldn't stand the hard clicky feel of the X around the greens, so I just played the Pro V1.

I tried the regular Chrome Soft and found it too soft for my liking. It was an OK ball, but just didn't do it for me over the ProV 1. I also found that I lost a little distance off the tee with the regular Chrome Soft versus the ProV1, around 10-15 yards. This was tested with 4 drives back to back. ProV1 was longer every time.

After trying the Chrome Soft X, I am switching to this ball exclusively. This ball has I feel a little higher flight than the ProV and spins more with irons and especially wedges around 100 yards. The Chrome Soft X spins like a mad man! Maybe too much at times. I was hitting 100 yard wedge shots into greens and some of them spun back 3-4 feet. I was having to hit my wedges into flags just past the flag to compensate for the spin. With the irons, they would typically take one bounce and spin back a foot or so right in line with the ball mark on the green. Working this ball was a pleasure with the X. It felt like I had a ton of control when hitting a draw or fade with my irons. Distance off the tee really great. Maybe a bit longer than the ProV1. For feel, I think this ball is exactly what I am looking for! It feels much softer than the ProV1 X. It feels a tad harder than the Pro V1, but it is a different kind of hard. It is a muted type of hard so to me, it feels and sounds much softer. The ProV1 X was much more hard/clicky. The Chrome Soft X feels closer to the ProV1 around the greens than the ProV1 X.

I love this Chrome Soft X. For me, I feel this ball sits right in between the ProV1 and the ProV1 X in terms of feel and the perforce and is pretty much everything that I am looking for. Switched!!!

For your reference, I am around a 4 handicap. Driver around 300 yards. 7 iron around 170.

Edited by LUMA, 03 December 2017 - 11:12 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:46 AM

I like the chrome X also.......Are you aware that the new pro v x  is more like the old pro v and visa versa?

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

It is a great ball. Yes it spins a lot but I can control the spin. Very similar characteristics as the ProVx, but much easier for my wallet.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:51 PM

View Postwobgon, on 03 December 2017 - 11:46 AM, said:

I like the chrome X also.......Are you aware that the new pro v x  is more like the old pro v and visa versa?

I haven't played the newest ProV X. I made this comparison to the models 2016 and prior. The Chrome Soft is still winning as far as my wallet goes. Dicks has them on sale for $32 a dozen right now...
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

I wish they would make it with the green Truvis.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

As you can see in my sig, I love the CSX, K-Sig and PV1...great ball, checks all the boxes...
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

I am as fickle as they come on balls....but as long as weather is decent this is my favorite of the current options

I am tick under 100mph with the driver, and a generally low spin guy.   For me this has been the best performer.

as a note, bad/cold weather I prefer the b330RXS.  But above 60ish degrees the CSX is my clear choice

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:44 AM

I'm still a chrome soft guy, but, this ball would easily be my next choice to play.  In fact, I bought another sleeve recently and am going to give it another go this spring.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:54 AM

If all balls were free, I'd play the chrome soft x. Great all round performer, long with loads of bite and spinny around the greens. Lucky for me they are affordable so I play these all the time. Regular soft also very good, not much different. Cally have really lifted their game with the softs.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:03 AM

chrome soft X just feels so hard for me


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:58 PM

View Postmonks66, on 08 December 2017 - 07:03 AM, said:

chrome soft X just feels so hard for me

Same.  ProV1s and Chrome Soft for me, and like them both.

Gave the 3 dozen Chrome Soft X's I bought to try (minus 3 I'd lost) to my dad and he absolutely loves them (even better than the regular ones) so there's a ball for everyone out there!

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:59 PM

Interesting how you guys feel the CS X is too hard.  I think the CSX feels closer to a ProV1 than a ProV1 X. It's the clickyness of the ProV1 X that I can't stand I think.
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:21 PM

New chrome softs are coming soon. Looking foward to them

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:53 PM

View PostLUMA, on 03 December 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

I finally bought a sleeve of the X's yesterday and I am switching! I have been a ProV1 player for eeeeeeeveeeeeeer. I have tried my hardest to switch to the ProV1 X because I would benefit from the ball with my swing speed but I couldn't stand the hard clicky feel of the X around the greens, so I just played the Pro V1.

I tried the regular Chrome Soft and found it too soft for my liking. It was an OK ball, but just didn't do it for me over the ProV 1. I also found that I lost a little distance off the tee with the regular Chrome Soft versus the ProV1, around 10-15 yards. This was tested with 4 drives back to back. ProV1 was longer every time.

After trying the Chrome Soft X, I am switching to this ball exclusively. This ball has I feel a little higher flight than the ProV and spins more with irons and especially wedges around 100 yards. The Chrome Soft X spins like a mad man! Maybe too much at times. I was hitting 100 yard wedge shots into greens and some of them spun back 3-4 feet. I was having to hit my wedges into flags just past the flag to compensate for the spin. With the irons, they would typically take one bounce and spin back a foot or so right in line with the ball mark on the green. Working this ball was a pleasure with the X. It felt like I had a ton of control when hitting a draw or fade with my irons. Distance off the tee really great. Maybe a bit longer than the ProV1. For feel, I think this ball is exactly what I am looking for! It feels much softer than the ProV1 X. It feels a tad harder than the Pro V1, but it is a different kind of hard. It is a muted type of hard so to me, it feels and sounds much softer. The ProV1 X was much more hard/clicky. The Chrome Soft X feels closer to the ProV1 around the greens than the ProV1 X.

I love this Chrome Soft X. For me, I feel this ball sits right in between the ProV1 and the ProV1 X in terms of feel and the perforce and is pretty much everything that I am looking for. Switched!!!

For your reference, I am around a 4 handicap. Driver around 300 yards. 7 iron around 170.

Which balls gave you more distance off the tee, ProV1, Prov1x or CSX?

How many yards apart would you say that difference was?
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

View PostMasterMickelson, on 11 December 2017 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostLUMA, on 03 December 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

I finally bought a sleeve of the X's yesterday and I am switching! I have been a ProV1 player for eeeeeeeveeeeeeer. I have tried my hardest to switch to the ProV1 X because I would benefit from the ball with my swing speed but I couldn't stand the hard clicky feel of the X around the greens, so I just played the Pro V1.

I tried the regular Chrome Soft and found it too soft for my liking. It was an OK ball, but just didn't do it for me over the ProV 1. I also found that I lost a little distance off the tee with the regular Chrome Soft versus the ProV1, around 10-15 yards. This was tested with 4 drives back to back. ProV1 was longer every time.

After trying the Chrome Soft X, I am switching to this ball exclusively. This ball has I feel a little higher flight than the ProV and spins more with irons and especially wedges around 100 yards. The Chrome Soft X spins like a mad man! Maybe too much at times. I was hitting 100 yard wedge shots into greens and some of them spun back 3-4 feet. I was having to hit my wedges into flags just past the flag to compensate for the spin. With the irons, they would typically take one bounce and spin back a foot or so right in line with the ball mark on the green. Working this ball was a pleasure with the X. It felt like I had a ton of control when hitting a draw or fade with my irons. Distance off the tee really great. Maybe a bit longer than the ProV1. For feel, I think this ball is exactly what I am looking for! It feels much softer than the ProV1 X. It feels a tad harder than the Pro V1, but it is a different kind of hard. It is a muted type of hard so to me, it feels and sounds much softer. The ProV1 X was much more hard/clicky. The Chrome Soft X feels closer to the ProV1 around the greens than the ProV1 X.

I love this Chrome Soft X. For me, I feel this ball sits right in between the ProV1 and the ProV1 X in terms of feel and the perforce and is pretty much everything that I am looking for. Switched!!!

For your reference, I am around a 4 handicap. Driver around 300 yards. 7 iron around 170.

Which balls gave you more distance off the tee, ProV1, Prov1x or CSX?

How many yards apart would you say that difference was?
I feel that the regular CS was shorter than all the others, but only with the driver and woods. I actually gained a little distance with my irons with the regular CS. The ProV1 is maybe 5-10 yards shorter than the CSX and the ProV1X with the long clubs. CSX and ProV1X are on par.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:55 PM

View PostLUMA, on 11 December 2017 - 07:38 PM, said:

View PostMasterMickelson, on 11 December 2017 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostLUMA, on 03 December 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

I finally bought a sleeve of the X's yesterday and I am switching! I have been a ProV1 player for eeeeeeeveeeeeeer. I have tried my hardest to switch to the ProV1 X because I would benefit from the ball with my swing speed but I couldn't stand the hard clicky feel of the X around the greens, so I just played the Pro V1.

I tried the regular Chrome Soft and found it too soft for my liking. It was an OK ball, but just didn't do it for me over the ProV 1. I also found that I lost a little distance off the tee with the regular Chrome Soft versus the ProV1, around 10-15 yards. This was tested with 4 drives back to back. ProV1 was longer every time.

After trying the Chrome Soft X, I am switching to this ball exclusively. This ball has I feel a little higher flight than the ProV and spins more with irons and especially wedges around 100 yards. The Chrome Soft X spins like a mad man! Maybe too much at times. I was hitting 100 yard wedge shots into greens and some of them spun back 3-4 feet. I was having to hit my wedges into flags just past the flag to compensate for the spin. With the irons, they would typically take one bounce and spin back a foot or so right in line with the ball mark on the green. Working this ball was a pleasure with the X. It felt like I had a ton of control when hitting a draw or fade with my irons. Distance off the tee really great. Maybe a bit longer than the ProV1. For feel, I think this ball is exactly what I am looking for! It feels much softer than the ProV1 X. It feels a tad harder than the Pro V1, but it is a different kind of hard. It is a muted type of hard so to me, it feels and sounds much softer. The ProV1 X was much more hard/clicky. The Chrome Soft X feels closer to the ProV1 around the greens than the ProV1 X.

I love this Chrome Soft X. For me, I feel this ball sits right in between the ProV1 and the ProV1 X in terms of feel and the perforce and is pretty much everything that I am looking for. Switched!!!

For your reference, I am around a 4 handicap. Driver around 300 yards. 7 iron around 170.

Which balls gave you more distance off the tee, ProV1, Prov1x or CSX?

How many yards apart would you say that difference was?
I feel that the regular CS was shorter than all the others, but only with the driver and woods. I actually gained a little distance with my irons with the regular CS. The ProV1 is maybe 5-10 yards shorter than the CSX and the ProV1X with the long clubs. CSX and ProV1X are on par.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:30 AM

I thought the Chrome Soft X was for higher swing speeds so I was hesitant to try it. Now that I have, it and the Snell MTB are my two "go to" balls. The biggest impression that the CSX made for me was on a downwind shot to a green not known for holding the ball. I hit a PW to the the upper level at the back of the green (where the pin was) and the ball just stopped and dropped! First, I could not believe the distance I got with the ball (recognizing it was downwind) but more importantly I could not believe the amount of spin I got. A little lower launch than either the Chrome Soft or Snell I seem to get a little more distance off the tee with the driver.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:58 AM

Just played the ball for the first time and am most impressed.  The CSX did not feel hard and has sufficient spin on short chip and pitch shots.  Not sure how much, but it appears that I hot my drives slightly longer.  

I have two dozen Snell MTB's, a Dozen or so, AVX's, and a dozen B330RXS's. Even with my slow swing speed, I like the results with the CSX, here's my future choice for playing;

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:33 AM

I'm trying to work my way through the odds and end balls that I have accumulated such as the Chrome Soft, Truvis, KSig, TM, so I can focus on just carrying and using my two "go to" balls. They would be the Snell MTB and the Chrome Soft X for when I want a more penetrating ball flight.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

View Postphil75070, on 12 December 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

I thought the Chrome Soft X was for higher swing speeds so I was hesitant to try it. Now that I have, it and the Snell MTB are my two "go to" balls. The biggest impression that the CSX made for me was on a downwind shot to a green not known for holding the ball. I hit a PW to the the upper level at the back of the green (where the pin was) and the ball just stopped and dropped! First, I could not believe the distance I got with the ball (recognizing it was downwind) but more importantly I could not believe the amount of spin I got. A little lower launch than either the Chrome Soft or Snell I seem to get a little more distance off the tee with the driver.
I have found the CSX to have more spin into greens than other premium balls. I'm not a huge spinner of the ball like I was back in my 30s with the rule 35 blue and Nike TA, but if I have anything from PW down with a CSX I know it's gonna stop or spin back.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

I like the X. Still feels soft, but flies a bit lower than the Chrome Soft, which for me balloons a bit.

I think for me next year it'll come down to TP5X or CSX. ProV1 is an awesome feeling ball, but it spins just a little too much for me and my shorter irons tend to balloon a little bit. TP5x is also a beast in the wind, almost to the point that it's unaffected unless a strong gust hits it.
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