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#1 RouteBurner

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:21 AM

I play Pro v1's and keep hearing great things about Bridgestones and thinking of switching since they are less expensive. Which Bdigestone balls compare with the Pro V1 I use now? Am I right in thinking the it Pro v1 and B330 RX compare. Then the Pro v1x and the B330 RXS (spin balls) compare? And which e series ball compare to these?


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:51 AM

no.

the RX series on bstones are low compression tour balls aimed at slower swing speeds

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

B330 = Pro V1x

B330S = Pro V1

That's how they line up with each other.  B330 is the firmer ball like V1x, 330S softer like V1.

There's a wealth of info here on both balls, just fire up the old searcharoo. I'd suggest taking a look at the Wilson FG Tour ball as well. "Cosmetic blemish" balls can be had for < $20/dozen and most will tell you they play very similar to Pro V1

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

Try Penta TP5 as well.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

In my experience, the closest other ball to Titleist ProV1 is the Srixon Z-Star... (almost) identical in performance.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

As posters have stated above. Bridgestone B330 series or Srixon Z stars are somewhat-pretty close. I feel like you could even throw in the Callaway Hex Black, (I've had great success with the Hex Chrome, since I don't have a very fast, nor a very slow swing).
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

The key point here is that you are willing to trying other options based on price.  If that's the case, there are plenty of worthy balls to evaluate.

Welcome to the world of ball 'hoing.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

OP try the 20XI-S. Definitely feels different, very similar performance for me though. Similarly mid spin off the driver, and low trajectory/high spin off scoring clubs.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

Thanks guys. I think I will start with the B330S, but will not rule out the TP5, Wilson FG, Srixon Z. I won a sleeve of 20XI a year ago or so. I wasnt impressed with the sound off my clubs. How do the B330RXS compare to the B330S, any of you tried those? But ofcourse thanks m5power, morebeer, JB, shark, lettuce, RW, and Pincher for the great advise, glad I signed up to this forum.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

BTW, the e series Bridgestone must be comparable to the Titleist NXT?  e5 / NXTTourS? e7 / NXT Tour?


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

View PostRouteBurner, on 20 November 2012 - 03:39 AM, said:

BTW, the e series Bridgestone must be comparable to the Titleist NXT?  e5 / NXTTourS? e7 / NXT Tour?

The E series balls are more specialised than the NXT offerings.  e5 is a two-piece urethane covered ball designed to be a 'spinny' distance ball.  e6 is a three-piece surelyn covered ball designed to have a high launch and reduce side-spin.  e7 is a two-piece maximum distance ball.  I haven't tried the e7 but the other two definitely behave as advertised.

The NXT Tour and Tour S are marketed as the usual 'long off the tee and stops on a dime, alternative to the ProV which by the way everyone should be using anyway'.  They are very similar balls to each other with the S being the lower compression ball. So at Titleist S means 'soft' and x means 'spin' I guess.  Neither of the NXT balls spin much in my experience and definitely not as much as the e5.

The NXT balls are OK but neither perform anywhere near as well as the outstanding e6 for me.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks. Golfsmith by me have the e series on sale now. I'm gonna try out the e6.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Try the Wilson FG Tour. You can find the blems for cheap
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

I think the e6 is a fantastic ball especially since it is on sale for 21/doz vs the NXTs. I like the V1x but I also like the B330s which doesn't make any sense. I guess my argument is invalid then.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

I tried the e6 yesterday. Incredibly soft, and a little less affected by the wind it seemed than the Prov1. But the Prov1 is longer off tee, and stops better on the green a little more. But overall it was a great ball, and the small variance between the two is worth the price difference. I will keep some on hand now.





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