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#1 halliedog

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:11 PM

Sorry all you pervs, just needed a catchy title!

I'm really liking the Titleist AVX balls, but have only played the White.  I bought a dozen recently and traded one sleeve of White for a sleeve of "Yellow".  I haven't actually "hit" the Yellow yet, but the cover just seems different than the Whites - more of a hard plastic than a thin urethane feeling.  I've noticed this on other Yellow balls in the past as well.

So question is, do they use a different mix on the yellow covers, does the yellow dye so something to make the cover harder, or is this all in my mind?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:18 PM

Ask Dean Snell.  Heís the resident expert on Golf balls.

Email or Instagram him.  Iím sure heíd tell you.

Edited by Jagpilotohio, 13 June 2018 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 13 June 2018 - 11:18 PM, said:

Ask Dean Snell.  He's the resident expert on Golf balls.

Email or Instagram him.  I'm sure he'd tell you.

Good point, and thanks for the advice!
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 13 June 2018 - 11:18 PM, said:

Ask Dean Snell.  He's the resident expert on Golf balls.

Email or Instagram him.  I'm sure he'd tell you.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:14 AM

View Posthalliedog, on 14 June 2018 - 06:55 AM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 13 June 2018 - 11:18 PM, said:

Ask Dean Snell.  He's the resident expert on Golf balls.

Email or Instagram him.  I'm sure he'd tell you.

Good point, and thanks for the advice!

Ask him to post here or post what he tells you.  I’m curious as well.  I only play yellow occasionally so I can’t say I’d noticed anything.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

Pretty sure in the Snell thread Dean commented that there should not be any difference (feel or otherwise) between the yellow and white versions of the MTB Red. If it wasn't in that thread on GolfWRX it was on a FAQ on his company web page or on that other forum which should not be named.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:19 AM

It's the power of optics on our definition of "feel".
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

View Posttatertot, on 14 June 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

It's the power of optics on our definition of "feel".

I got a couple of Vokey wedges that came with those white paint-fill Tour Velvet grips. I can't even describe how much softer and cushier those felt than the usual hard and uncomfortable Tour Velvets. Yet there is in fact no difference in texture or firmness, just the power of optics. Darndest thing.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:12 PM

I can say that the original Duo in white, yellow and orange feel exactly the same to me.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:31 PM

Iím sure itís psychological, but I love the feel of the Yellow Gamer compared to other golf balls- including The same Gamers in white.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

View PostBad9, on 14 June 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

I can say that the original Duo in white, yellow and orange feel exactly the same to me.

Hmm, I bought the orange Wilson 50's and thought they didn't feel as good as the white ones. Perhaps, there will be a thread for the colored ball illusion, lol.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:24 PM

I don't think it's psychological at all. Yellow and most other tinted balls feel harsher, less cushioned.
Maybe the dye hardens the materials?
Or maybe it really is mental...
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:38 AM

maybe the paint has something to do with it...I feel the same, i dont play colored, but have noticed difference in feel when I did

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

I've been playing the Snell Reds this year. I just received my two dozen yellow ones. Hopefully I'll get out today and put one in play.

I'll report back if they feel any different to me.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:52 PM

From what I understand their are 2 types of urethane.  The overwhelming one is cast and the other is TPU or thermoplastic urethane. The TPU from my experience is shinier and is used for yellow balls typically as it takes the coloring better than cast. If you look at the MTB Red the cover is clearly shinier than the Black even in the white versions of both. So a yellow ball may be a TPU cover which for you may feel different.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

View PostBY#99, on 15 June 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

From what I understand their are 2 types of urethane.  The overwhelming one is cast and the other is TPU or thermoplastic urethane. The TPU from my experience is shinier and is used for yellow balls typically as it takes the coloring better than cast. If you look at the MTB Red the cover is clearly shinier than the Black even in the white versions of both. So a yellow ball may be a TPU cover which for you may feel different.

Cast is not necessarily more commonly used than TPU. Only to the extent all Titleist Urethane balls are cast makes it seem the most widely used. The majority of non-Titleist Urethane balls are not cast thermoset.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:59 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 15 June 2018 - 08:30 AM, said:

I've been playing the Snell Reds this year. I just received my two dozen yellow ones. Hopefully I'll get out today and put one in play.

I'll report back if they feel any different to me.

Lame, quoting my own post. I know.

But, I thought the yellow Snell Red felt softer than the white. It actually felt closer to the black to me. I loved it Red performance with a softer feel.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:58 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 15 June 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

View PostBY#99, on 15 June 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

From what I understand their are 2 types of urethane.  The overwhelming one is cast and the other is TPU or thermoplastic urethane. The TPU from my experience is shinier and is used for yellow balls typically as it takes the coloring better than cast. If you look at the MTB Red the cover is clearly shinier than the Black even in the white versions of both. So a yellow ball may be a TPU cover which for you may feel different.

Cast is not necessarily more commonly used than TPU. Only to the extent all Titleist Urethane balls are cast makes it seem the most widely used. The majority of non-Titleist Urethane balls are not cast thermoset.

Some are and some are not. I know TaylorMade and Snell do cast balls. Snell does both types now with the Red version.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:03 AM

As I understand it, all Titleist, all TM, the MTB Black and white label balls from two specific Asian contract manufacturers are cast. I think everything else is TPU or other non-cast materials.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

The Srixon Z Star yellow cover feels a bit harder and different (utilizing the ol' fingernail test) compared with the white version.  But the yellow performance on the course is the same as the white. And I don't notice a difference in feel off the clubface.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

Just rewatched Snells video on common ball questions.  

Cast urethane yellow balls use a different paint color and different pigment in the actual urethane. It doesnít sound like it should do anything to feel but he doesnít address that specifically.

Good video if you havenít seen it. I love the question about low compression golf balls.  He says unequivocally that no one hits a low compression ball farther than a high compression ball no matter what your swing speed is. If you enjoy the feel of a low compression ball thatís great, but it doesnít go farther for slow swing speed players.

Hereís the link if you have time.

https://youtu.be/P-Li3OQdbi8

Edited by Jagpilotohio, 16 June 2018 - 09:10 AM.

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