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Wilson Duo Professional. new for 2019


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#1 larciel

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:29 PM

https://mygolfspy.co...ional/#comments

So basically they made the it bit harder than Duo U (60 vs 55) and made cover 40% thinner.

I really liked Duo U. Might give this a try at $35


good to see golf ball prices coming down. I wonder how Cally did with 2018 CS. Bet sales went down hard.


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:49 PM

Hysterical that they have the nerve to name it “professional” when it doesn’t actually have the specific characteristics of a ball that any professional player or top Amateur would actually want.

Good old marketing.  Ugh.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:57 PM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 01 November 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

Hysterical that they have the nerve to name it “professional” when it doesn’t actually have the specific characteristics of a ball that any professional player or top Amateur would actually want.



I imagine they just had to come up with something new as "Duo Urethane" didn't exactly inspire.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 03:41 PM

White is only color in traditional finish.  Yellow, green and orange are matte. I don't care for matte at all--and wish Wilson offered at least one of the bright colors in the regular finish.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

Just bought a bunch of Duo U's. I think they are the best feeling ball out there. Can't wait to give these a try to compare to the U's.


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:53 PM

View PostTheShaun, on 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

It's a urethane ball.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:04 PM

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostTheShaun, on 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

It's a urethane ball.

With a surlyn mantle.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:40 PM

View PostMuddler, on 01 November 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostTheShaun, on 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

It's a urethane ball.

With a surlyn mantle.

Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:32 AM

Looking forward to trying these next season! ;)

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:29 AM

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

View PostMuddler, on 01 November 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostTheShaun, on 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

It's a urethane ball.

With a surlyn mantle.

Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:15 AM

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

View PostMuddler, on 01 November 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostTheBear95, on 01 November 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostTheShaun, on 01 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

So this surlyn ball is supposed to spin more than the urethane ball?

It's a urethane ball.

With a surlyn mantle.

Every multi-layer urethane ball has a surlyn or surlyn-like mantle layer or layers.

Yes. I was just pointing out the surlyn mantle as I think that is what led to the confusion over whether this was a "surlyn" or "urethane" ball.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:16 AM

Personally, I'm not a fan of having both the Staff shield and the words "Wilson Staff" emblazoned on the ball. All their good balls of recent years have just had the words, and their less-expensive balls have had the shield. I guess having both is supposed to signify that this ball bridges the gap between the two kinds of balls, but I think it just makes the ball look too busy.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:04 AM

View PostMuddler, on 02 November 2018 - 08:16 AM, said:

Personally, I'm not a fan of having both the Staff shield and the words "Wilson Staff" emblazoned on the ball. All their good balls of recent years have just had the words, and their less-expensive balls have had the shield. I guess having both is supposed to signify that this ball bridges the gap between the two kinds of balls, but I think it just makes the ball look too busy.

I agree but on the field, I dont ever have to turn the ball over to see if it's mine or not. Busy ball!

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:51 AM

I will buy my Dad some of these in matte.  He can't see where his ball goes half the time anymore.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:50 AM

Iíll be interested to see how the matte Urethane cover feels.  The matte Urethane Vice Pro Soft felt pretty slick to me.
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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:15 PM

Great! Glad to hear that the new version will be firmer. My only knock on this ball was that it was a little mushy in warmer temps. I'll definitely be giving this ball a stab next spring or sooner.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:30 PM

a thinner cover?  The cover on the "U" was super thin compared to most brands
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:15 AM

View Postlarciel, on 01 November 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

https://mygolfspy.co...ional/#comments

So basically they made the it bit harder than Duo U (60 vs 55) and made cover 40% thinner.

I really liked Duo U. Might give this a try at $35


good to see golf ball prices coming down. I wonder how Cally did with 2018 CS. Bet sales went down hard.

Why the matte ball? Do people really like it or has the OEM's mis-judged this big time. I prefer a shiny yellow ball.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

View PostTanner25, on 05 November 2018 - 08:15 AM, said:

Why the matte ball? Do people really like it or has the OEM's mis-judged this big time. I prefer a shiny yellow ball.

I see a ton of them on the course. I think they're mostly Callaways, but people seem to like them. I found that they got dirty too fast for my liking.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:59 AM

My favorite color ball it the Callaway Superhot Bold (Red).
I tried the Vice Pro Soft in Red and the color wasn’t as good.  Wish the Callaways were a little cheaper but Red catches my eye against any back drop or color grass so it is great for visibility.

   Yes they get a little dirty but usually I lose a ball or 2 per round so not a real issue.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 01:34 PM

I will consider Duo P when Hurricane has 3 dz for $40 again.  Too soft for my taste.  When I hit Duo U pure, I felt like hitting air.  no feedback.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:00 PM

Can’t wait to try these. Hope they are as good or better than my current gamer Duo U. Otherwise I will look to stockpile. Nothing could beat the Duo U for me this year after significant ball testing, including the AVX. I will say I saw similar performance and feel between the Duo U and K Sig.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:27 PM

I liked the FG Tour, Duo U felt soft off the driver.  I will definitely give this one a try.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:48 AM

View PostMuddler, on 02 November 2018 - 08:15 AM, said:

Yes. I was just pointing out the surlyn mantle as I think that is what led to the confusion over whether this was a "surlyn" or "urethane" ball.
The article linked in the first post of the thread made it quite clear that the DUO Professional is a urethane covered golf ball and not surlyn. There should be no confusion.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:39 AM

The lower compression Duo-U is my go to ball whenever temps fall below 60 degrees F to replace the ProV1 in the rotation.
I just didn't like that they stained a darker color after say 12 holes of golf.
That cover sure is tacky and must pick up small particulates which embed in the cover and discolor.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:25 AM

Are these replacing the FG Tour?
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:26 AM

View Postp3ga, on 11 November 2018 - 08:25 AM, said:

Are these replacing the FG Tour?

They should be replacing the Duo U

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:04 AM

View Postflushem, on 06 November 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:

I will consider Duo P when Hurricane has 3 dz for $40 again.  Too soft for my taste.  When I hit Duo U pure, I felt like hitting air.  no feedback.

I found one, played it on a water carry, dog leg hole.  Had a hard time finding it as I've never hit a ball that far over the water, and fairway, into the driving range.  Cool day and I haven't played since then.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:17 PM

Brrezy but temparqture  still in low 80s and high 70s. I will try Duo U in winter and see if it works as good Pinnacle Soft.

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