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#1 bigbutch

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Just curious to what everyone else thinks is the closest ball to a regular pro v1. Same softness, durability, distance and spin.
My guess would be bridgestone 330s or maybe the callaway hex black.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

Wilson fg Tour

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

It may sound odd but I gotta say the maxfli u4 not the x version.  Just plays very similar to me it's a little softer but very close all over.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

B330s seems to be closer to the ProV1x than the ProV. I haven't played the current TM line (including Maxfli), but maybe one of those options is close? Between Bridgy, Nike, Cally, Srixon, etc. that blend of feel/spin and controlled launch is hard to come by all around.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

View Postdantag, on 13 October 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

Wilson fg Tour

I agree with this. A really underrated ball, outside of this forum anyway.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

I play the MG Tour C4. At $20/dozen I just can't find any reason to spend any more than that for a urethane ball that performs as good as it does.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

Have you tried the Penta TP3? It's fairly close to me, heavily discounted right now as well.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

B330....

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

View Postslodsm, on 14 October 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

Have you tried the Penta TP3? It's fairly close to me, heavily discounted right now as well.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Srixon z star and z star x


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Z Star

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

The compression and cover hardness for the Pro V1 and B330-S are virtually indistinguishable.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

View Postfreddyottawa, on 13 October 2012 - 06:23 PM, said:

View Postdantag, on 13 October 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

Wilson fg Tour

I agree with this. A really underrated ball, outside of this forum anyway.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I thought the feel of the B330 felt close to a ProV1.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

I went from the ProV1 to the Z-Star (for a brief period), and now play the TM TP3.  Great ball for a greater price.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:49 AM

View Postbigbutch, on 12 October 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:

Just curious to what everyone else thinks is the closest ball to a regular pro v1. Same softness, durability, distance and spin.
My guess would be bridgestone 330s or maybe the callaway hex black.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

Golf Digest did a nice test last year where they posted a graph of the spin and launch angle (I think) of various balls.  You could really see a difference in the premium balls and the lower-end balls.  I tossed all of my old issues away when we moved a couple months ago, but would be nice if someone else could dig that up.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

I just looked up the pricing for the B330's and ProV1's and there's barely a $5 difference. If you are paying ~$50 per dozen, what's another $5 to play ProV1's?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

View Postnpham, on 20 October 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

I just looked up the pricing for the B330's and ProV1's and there's barely a $5 difference. If you are paying ~$50 per dozen, what's another $5 to play ProV1's?

Nailed it.  ProV's are only $2 more in my area.  I like the Bridgestone balls, but the ProV1x is my perfect ball.  I've flirted with the mid range balls, but I always give up something.  To get everything I want in a ball, I have to go ProV.

I'm not a titleist fanboy, and I wanted to like the Bridgestone 330's.  They just weren't there yet for me.  If they get all the way there, I'll switch in a minute because I think the double dimple is better.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

The closest thing I've ever played to a Pro V1 is the Nike One Tour.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

According to Callaway testing the Hex Chrome performs very much alike a Pro V1, I was invited to see the testing stats. But it was more similar to the Pro V1 2009 model, than the 2011 model. But overall performed very similar to both. For some reason I guess nobody in thís forum will believe me :D




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