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New Snell Golf Balls in 2018


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#31 xreyuk

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:49 AM

Sounds good. Hopefully there will be some places out there doing ball reviews so we can get some numbers and see how the balls behave differently!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:40 AM

Looking forward to the trail pack. Love the performance of MTB and improvements based on feedback can only be helpful. Is it 60* outside yet? Come on spring!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

thanks.. check out the website on Monday, jan 15th... we are suppose to go live with all the information then.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

 mikeberlin, on 11 January 2018 - 09:40 AM, said:

Looking forward to the trail pack. Love the performance of MTB and improvements based on feedback can only be helpful. Is it 60* outside yet? Come on spring!

It is 63 at noon in So Cal.  Reaching up to 71 today.  Of course sunny.  :P

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

Hope there are some deals for us Canadian's too! The holiday deals were VERY different for US vs Canada...like, we got hosed eh!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

 flushem, on 11 January 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

 mikeberlin, on 11 January 2018 - 09:40 AM, said:

Looking forward to the trail pack. Love the performance of MTB and improvements based on feedback can only be helpful. Is it 60* outside yet? Come on spring!

It is 63 at noon in So Cal.  Reaching up to 71 today.  Of course sunny.  :P

*sigh*

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

 flushem, on 11 January 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

 mikeberlin, on 11 January 2018 - 09:40 AM, said:

Looking forward to the trail pack. Love the performance of MTB and improvements based on feedback can only be helpful. Is it 60* outside yet? Come on spring!

It is 63 at noon in So Cal.  Reaching up to 71 today.  Of course sunny.  :P

I won't see 71 till maybe April

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:54 AM

-11*C here today?! :(
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

I'm looking forward to the new balls. Needing to purchase some new balls very soon now, too (checked the golf bag today). I'm guessing that MTB Red is going to be a rocket.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Will have to give them a try.Four degrees this morning


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Posted Yesterday, 07:46 AM

I wonder how the current MTB and the MTB Black differ in specs and performance? would seem to me they would be very close in performance...i am getting the Reds in hopes its a rebadged TM RED LDP!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 AM

The MTB has been very successful and well liked so I did not want to make a huge change and take that out of the line up... the biggest thing we heard from people with respect to MTB was driver spin could be lowered... but dont change anything else... second was can we keep driver but add more approach iron spin, but keep spin around green same.. third was can we make tour ball in yellow... so MTB BLACK will be lower with Driver spin... this should help make the distancea little longer, but also may fit more players who have trouble with spin with their drivers.. The feel is also a little softer from tee to green due to the core compression being lowered...

MTB RED is similar driver spin to the original MTB, but we added the 4th layer to add spin to the approach shots.. 6, 7, 8, 9 PW AW and full SW shots will be higher in spin than MTB BLACK... around the greens they become similar again...

We did create the test pack which allows you to have 2 sleeves of each model, and have a chance to give it a full 9 hole test...

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Posted Yesterday, 11:01 AM

Pretty excited for a trial pack. I also still have 3.5 dozen original MTBs so I think it will be a while before I get to try these new models.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 January 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

The MTB has been very successful and well liked so I did not want to make a huge change and take that out of the line up... the biggest thing we heard from people with respect to MTB was driver spin could be lowered... but dont change anything else... second was can we keep driver but add more approach iron spin, but keep spin around green same.. third was can we make tour ball in yellow... so MTB BLACK will be lower with Driver spin... this should help make the distancea little longer, but also may fit more players who have trouble with spin with their drivers.. The feel is also a little softer from tee to green due to the core compression being lowered...

MTB RED is similar driver spin to the original MTB, but we added the 4th layer to add spin to the approach shots.. 6, 7, 8, 9 PW AW and full SW shots will be higher in spin than MTB BLACK... around the greens they become similar again...

We did create the test pack which allows you to have 2 sleeves of each model, and have a chance to give it a full 9 hole test...

So is it too simplistic to say that on little 30, 40, 50 yard shots around the green, the amount of spin is pretty much determined by the cover?

More specifically, when you make changes inside to the number or type of mantle layers or the core compression as long as you keep the cover the same the short game behavior will not change?
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Posted Yesterday, 11:48 AM

i was all for the reds, but now seeing the new black specs, loving low driver spin


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Posted Yesterday, 01:34 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 16 January 2018 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 January 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

The MTB has been very successful and well liked so I did not want to make a huge change and take that out of the line up... the biggest thing we heard from people with respect to MTB was driver spin could be lowered... but dont change anything else... second was can we keep driver but add more approach iron spin, but keep spin around green same.. third was can we make tour ball in yellow... so MTB BLACK will be lower with Driver spin... this should help make the distancea little longer, but also may fit more players who have trouble with spin with their drivers.. The feel is also a little softer from tee to green due to the core compression being lowered...

MTB RED is similar driver spin to the original MTB, but we added the 4th layer to add spin to the approach shots.. 6, 7, 8, 9 PW AW and full SW shots will be higher in spin than MTB BLACK... around the greens they become similar again...

We did create the test pack which allows you to have 2 sleeves of each model, and have a chance to give it a full 9 hole test...

So is it too simplistic to say that on little 30, 40, 50 yard shots around the green, the amount of spin is pretty much determined by the cover?

More specifically, when you make changes inside to the number or type of mantle layers or the core compression as long as you keep the cover the same the short game behavior will not change?
The cover plays a key role in the short game spin.. it works with the outer firmer mantle layer to pinch and create spin on these shots... when a driver is hit, the impact is well into the core of the ball and the core and mantle layers control the spin...  now when mid and short approach shots are hit, it is a combo of the cover and mantle layers that control that spin... so we play with the layers, materials in the layers, thicknesses of these layers, etc to create the desired performance..But long answer short, the soft urethane covers does help this short game feel, spin and control.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:59 PM

View Postmonks66, on 16 January 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

i was all for the reds, but now seeing the new black specs, loving low driver spin

Same here

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Posted Yesterday, 09:53 PM

View PostSnell Golf, on 16 January 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

The MTB has been very successful and well liked so I did not want to make a huge change and take that out of the line up... the biggest thing we heard from people with respect to MTB was driver spin could be lowered... but dont change anything else... second was can we keep driver but add more approach iron spin, but keep spin around green same.. third was can we make tour ball in yellow... so MTB BLACK will be lower with Driver spin... this should help make the distancea little longer, but also may fit more players who have trouble with spin with their drivers.. The feel is also a little softer from tee to green due to the core compression being lowered...

MTB RED is similar driver spin to the original MTB, but we added the 4th layer to add spin to the approach shots.. 6, 7, 8, 9 PW AW and full SW shots will be higher in spin than MTB BLACK... around the greens they become similar again...

We did create the test pack which allows you to have 2 sleeves of each model, and have a chance to give it a full 9 hole test...

Ordered the test pack and cant wait for it to arrive (actually, I can, as the ground is covered with snow...).  You say that the new Black is softer in feel compared to the original MTB, but how does the Red compare to the original?  I was a huge fan of the feel around the green and off the putter, and the slight increase in firmness helped draw me away from the Chromesoft as my everyday ball.
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Posted Today, 10:33 AM

Found this article from 2009 where Dean is quoted discussing the Black and Red Taylormades:

https://tinyurl.com/y9pda4y9

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