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HiSpes, Thanks for the support and I thought there might be a longterm market to work with on other products after the balls find players for me.

 

The issue you addressed in reagrds to supplying product for review, I have become very selective on where I trial this current approach as the real views of players is way to important to my longterm design work and yes I am more than happy with everyone's approach to date which has been both interesting and thoughtful.

 

Keep up the good work guys as it is appreciated,

Boz.

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I played the UVX3 yesterday for 14 holes before it took a dive into some weeds and wouldn't come out. I really never connected with it on my driver, it felt a little hard but not bad, and the distance was ok, perhaps a bit less than I'm used to, but it could have been because I never really pured it. Like the X3, this ball is long and feels nice with full iron shots. I had one shot in particular, and uphill 170 yard shot to a front pin where I really didn't feel like I caught it well and figured I was going to end up short. The ball carried onto the green and I was pleasantly surprised, when I got up to it, it was on the BACK of the green!

 

Again I'm not a huge fan of the feel with the chip shots, but I am adjusting to them and getting better results. I'm playing a roll out shot and once you adjust to doing that the balls perform predictably, which is really all one could ask.

 

I did really like putting with the UVX3, I like the double alignment aids and like the feel off the putter, its seems to come off the putter perhaps a little hot, but that suits me fine as I am NOT a "die it in" putter and I'll take a ball 3 feet past over 3" short ANY time!

 

I really dig the yellow color, its just so nice to be 150 yards away and be able to see your ball and know "there I am" while everyone else is scrambling around looking for thiers! Tracking it in the air is great too, it reminds me a watching a Star Wars laser beam!

 

I've still got two left, I'm getting used to them and coming around a bit on my feelings about the greenside performance, it just takes some getting used to!

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Hi Tyk, I hear you and I am glad the colour has made the right impression as that is very much part of this trial. I would hope to have a Tour Vision UV Yellow Prototype for you to compare with in about a fortnight. Cheers, Boz.

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AW, where do you get your Vision balls? You say you have been playing them 3 months now? Who's your dealer?

Lost my first ball today, hit mid fairway and took a strange bounce and dived into the muddiest pool at Mylora 5 rd, bummer.

Shanked another into trees and brambles, found 6 other balls looking for it, finally found it. Wounds will heal.

I was comparing it with a few Wilson Staff balls, performed a bit better, certainly did not scuff as badly, about 5 yards longer on average and hit a bit straighter but if I go on at this rate I will be out of stock in a few weeks.

Post theft of my clubs and gear, I have all new:In the bags:

ClicGear cart bag; Mizuno Carry Bag.

Clic Gear 2.0 cart.

Lamkin mid size grips on all.

KZG VC-420 Driver 10.5 deg with 38 lb flex black NovaTech 6000 shaft.

KZG Q 3 Wood 15 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG Q 5 Wood, 19 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG H370 Tour hybrid 22 deg with Silver NovaTech shaft 38 lbs

KZG forged cavity back CBIII wedges AW -5 iron, bent 3 deg up, with silver 38lb graphite NovaTech shafts

KZG 60 degree forged wedge NS shaft.

Callaway X Jaw 64 degree wedge

Odyssey Putter.

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AW, where do you get your Vision balls? You say you have been playing them 3 months now? Who's your dealer?

Lost my first ball today, hit mid fairway and took a strange bounce and dived into the muddiest pool at Mylora 5 rd, bummer.

Shanked another into trees and brambles, found 6 other balls looking for it, finally found it. Wounds will heal.

I was comparing it with a few Wilson Staff balls, performed a bit better, certainly did not scuff as badly, about 5 yards longer on average and hit a bit straighter but if I go on at this rate I will be out of stock in a few weeks.

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I buy mine straight from the Man. Boz can usually get them to me in a few days, but then I am in Oz. Where I live there is not a retailer selling them at the moment but would rather deal with Boz anyway.

BTW Boz. got the pack. is there anything you would like to twell me about the Balls or do i just take them out & find out what you have sent me? :unsure: :rolleyes:

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Hi Pom, Your have the new Tour Vision prototypes so be careful, no lake shots as they don't float yet. What I would like to know is are they a step up/different in a better way to the X3, Ta, Boz.

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Hi Pom, Your have the new Tour Vision prototypes so be careful, no lake shots as they don't float yet. What I would like to know is are they a step up/different in a better way to the X3, Ta, Boz.

No lake shots Huh? That leaves me with hole 7, A par 3, & hole 13 a short par 4.Hmmmmm. This could prove to be a bit of a problem. :rolleyes: :unsure: :D

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AW, where do you get your Vision balls? You say you have been playing them 3 months now? Who's your dealer?

Lost my first ball today, hit mid fairway and took a strange bounce and dived into the muddiest pool at Mylora 5 rd, bummer.

Shanked another into trees and brambles, found 6 other balls looking for it, finally found it. Wounds will heal.

I was comparing it with a few Wilson Staff balls, performed a bit better, certainly did not scuff as badly, about 5 yards longer on average and hit a bit straighter but if I go on at this rate I will be out of stock in a few weeks.

(Hope this one goes to your response this time!)

 

 

speszel: I've been playing nothing but the Visions balls in Vancouver/Victoria for the past 3 months. Love em and you will pry them out of my cold dead hands. If you see any stray X3's or Pinky's those probably came from me or someone I gave one to so they could try them out.

 

Glad to see another Vancouverite having a go with the Visons line!

Post theft of my clubs and gear, I have all new:In the bags:

ClicGear cart bag; Mizuno Carry Bag.

Clic Gear 2.0 cart.

Lamkin mid size grips on all.

KZG VC-420 Driver 10.5 deg with 38 lb flex black NovaTech 6000 shaft.

KZG Q 3 Wood 15 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG Q 5 Wood, 19 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

KZG H370 Tour hybrid 22 deg with Silver NovaTech shaft 38 lbs

KZG forged cavity back CBIII wedges AW -5 iron, bent 3 deg up, with silver 38lb graphite NovaTech shafts

KZG 60 degree forged wedge NS shaft.

Callaway X Jaw 64 degree wedge

Odyssey Putter.

Vision Golf Balls Test Pilot, Titleist ProV1x

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speszel: As Pom said, I purchase right from Boz himself as well

 

I know shipping to Canada sucks for him with custom fees and the like so larger orders are probably better for him but don't quote me on this.

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finally got my wife to come to the range with me this morning. I had her try out the 2 fantom balls and the pinky comparing them to her Callaway Solaires. Let me start by giving a bit of her background. She is one of the most non technical people I know. She also has one of the worst golf swings Ive ever seen, but she has Fibromyalgia and a curve in her spine and is unable to straighten her back. She enjoys playing but hates practicing.

I threw her balls onto the practice green and walked away to continue my own testing (UV X3 still on top). I asked her which one she liked so far. She went with the Callaway because it went in the cup more often. We started looking into the sound and feel off the putter head. According to her, the Callaway was too clicky and hard, the Fantoms were both clicky (she couldnt tell any difference between the 2 Fantoms) but rolled better than the Callway, but the Pinky sounded perfect, rolled smoother, but had trouble figuring out how hard to hit it. I told her not to worry about that, it will come. Right now, just figure out which one you like more. She was actually really excited about how she would hit the Pinkys on the course, but we didnt have time.

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Hi Hen,

Glad to hear your wife found the Pinky to have merit against the Solaire,

the more I encourage players to dial in the balls feel/sound and speed off the their

current putter the better the results for sure.

 

Confidence in gaining the ability to contol how far a ball will go when putting is one

of the great keys to lowering your score.

 

Cheers, Boz.

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Well, whaddya know, I actually got to PLAY GOLF today. And, as payment for my drought, I got to play at Beverly CC. I brought out the sleeve of X3's to see if they were up to the test. I will keep my review pretty simple:

 

Driver: Good. Similar length to most balls the I've played, and seemed to be quite straight. A couple slices, but that was my knee, not the ball. The ball did perform well in the wind, which there was plenty of today. Seemed to fly on a lower trajectory than other balls.

 

Irons: Satisfactory, though perhaps a bit short. Not sure about this, but a couple shots didn't seem to get to my normal distances. Could have also been a gust of wind.

 

Putting: Good. Greens ranged from quick to wet & slow, but I putted well on all of them.

 

Wedges: This is where the ball fell out of contention for a gamer spot. On short chips (10 yards or less), the ball is fine. On half wedge shots (40, 50, 60 yards) which are my favorite & my specialty, this ball does not spin enough. I hit my best shot of the day (36 yard chip) and watched it roll 10 feet past the hole.

 

Misc: The ball doesn't seem to cut, but it does scuff a bit, and seemingly does so easily. After 1 or 2 holes, the ball had that scuffed feeling to it. Not a major problem, and it didn't impede my play, just an odd thing that I noticed.

 

FINAL POINT: The glove still f***ing rocks. Going back to a regular glove would probably be a rude awakening after having this much tack and grip.

 

I will be playing Sunday and then next week Saturday, so more reviews will come.

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Hi Matt, good info and yes the ionomer covers wont give you the urethane spin that you

are used to and that is ok as that is how they were designed, grip with controlled release.

 

For a few of you guys you know I don't have a Premium Tour Design in place yet so what you

see is a E6 / NXT Tour towards RX3330 type ball in the X3 series.

 

In regards to the cover shearing, the material can be partially restored after play,try

cleaning the ball with a light scouring pad and some cream cleanser like ajax and you will

find most of the marks and roughness will be removed.

 

Glad to hear the glove is still making a good impression. :)

 

Thanks for the support,

Boz.

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Boz,

 

I have a scramble coming up in three weeks from tomorrow. I don't care what it costs me, I have to get a sleeve or two of the Pinkys, so I can win long drive and drive at least half of the 6 drivable par 4's (I consider anything under 365 drivable). Let me know if that is possible and what I need to do to make it happen.

 

Thanks,

 

JBones

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Well if you have any new balls in developement I'd love to try one of those colorful balls!! LOL

 

Tim

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Hi all first post here.

 

I'm one of Boz's test pilots back in oz. Good to see his balls over in the US and gaining some popularity. He provided a link and sang the praises of this forum for a few of us to have a look at.

 

I'm one of the high handicappers boz is trying to help with his game improvement balls.

 

I only started playing nearly 3 years ago and having never really swung a club in my life I was suprised at how hard this game actually is. I havent had a lesson in that time and have been learning through reading and tips from my playing partners. I have 2 young kids 4 and 2 1/2 so once they get a little older I will get some lessons and join a club and get out there and play more regularly then i'll worry about my high scores :(

 

I used to shoot in the 150s when i started and my best to date is 103 ,which i know is crap, but i have started playing really well I just have a few blowouts per round which makes hard to post a good score when you have 4 or 5 holes that amount to 35-40 strokes on there own :o Last game out I had two par 5s that i was hitting my third at from 100 out and the best I walked away with was a 7. I found my problem area of my game that needs to be addressed now which I am confident that with the help on an X3 i will be on my way!

 

I started using the standard UV's and unfortuneatly at the start I averaged 6 lost balls per round which was a killer but I think Boz may have liked the business :P As my game got a bit better and i got a little more consistent I got hold of a few of the X2s, to try a slightly higher spinning ball. I had a shocking slice so tended to stick with the UV's (plus i HATE white balls). I had alot of problems that needed addressing and with the help of another forum member back in aus he gave me a few tips that were an instant help and i still hear is voice after a bad slice :) Now days my swing is a mostly better and my ball of choice is a UVX3.

 

I can keep it fairly straight (I now have more trouble pulling balls to the left) as I often leave my driver in the bag for the first 9 holes as i'm more consistent with the 3 wood but the driver still brings out the slice in my swing. I have even managed to get these little X3s to stop on occasion with the full shots from the pw 9 and 8 irons. The feel off the putter is what i really like about this ball though i'm still not as good with them as I am with the old UV. Another problem i have is with slightly fat shots but thats bearable. I'm still chewing through my stocks of UV's version 2 I think as i am getting better I barely lose a ball a round these days which is good... but I really want to play the X3's. One thing Boz will have to work on is a few more no's or symbols on the UVX3s as not in my regular group there is a few of us playing them :lol:

 

Anyway thats my story thanks for reading. It looks like you guys have got a really good forum going on here so i will enjoy sifting through it. Alot of Boz test pilots hang around on an aussie forum if you guys ever want to jump on and see what were doing left me know and i'll post up the address as I dont know the rules on that sort of thing.

 

Andy

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Finals are done and I am finally able to get to the course tomorrow to try out the vision equipment in game situations. I have been practicing around the green with them, but that is a lot different (for me) than game play. I will try and post my thoughts soon after.

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Well, whaddya know, I actually got to PLAY GOLF today. And, as payment for my drought, I got to play at Beverly CC. I brought out the sleeve of X3's to see if they were up to the test. I will keep my review pretty simple:

 

Wedges: This is where the ball fell out of contention for a gamer spot. On short chips (10 yards or less), the ball is fine. On half wedge shots (40, 50, 60 yards) which are my favorite & my specialty, this ball does not spin enough. I hit my best shot of the day (36 yard chip) and watched it roll 10 feet past the hole.

 

Misc: The ball doesn't seem to cut, but it does scuff a bit, and seemingly does so easily. After 1 or 2 holes, the ball had that scuffed feeling to it. Not a major problem, and it didn't impede my play, just an odd thing that I noticed.

 

FINAL POINT: The glove still f***ing rocks. Going back to a regular glove would probably be a rude awakening after having this much tack and grip.

 

I will be playing Sunday and then next week Saturday, so more reviews will come.

 

May I be so bold to ask where do you normally try and land your pitch shots? By that I mean are you looking to land them at a point and the spin the ball close to the hole or?

 

There as been some comment about this is in Aus and the general agreement reached has been that the release of Boz's balls is constant and after allowing for the amount of roll one gets a different landing point plugged into the brain and the rest can be become child's play.

 

I totally agree with your comments about the glove. I got to the stage that I couldn't find a glove that I was happy with and went gloveless for a while until this thing turned up for a trail. Feel naked now without it :)

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Decided to post my thoughts on here as Boz seems to be around.

Decided to give the Proto UV a go today & test it out with the UVx3. Started on 10th hole with the X3 . Hit 2 good shots GIR 2 putts for par. 11th tee. " No lake " Pulled out thge prototype. A crow flys over & perches in a nearby tree. Yellow ball back in the bag. Play a white one.

12 tee. " big lake" played the X3 2 good shots for bogey. Hit the prototype of 13 as it is the last hole on the back nine without water hazards.

Felt good off the driver & the irons. Is it better than the UVx3?. Hard to say after only a few shots. Will take me a while to get a feel for it when I can only play with it when there are no lakes in play. :)

Not surprised to find that a few of you are liking the glove. It has to be the best glove I have found so far.

Sarg. Next time , keep it a little bit shorter. that's a novel you wrote there. :lol: :o :(

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Dang Boz... ya just keep impressing me more and more! I played the UV X3's yesterday for the first time. 18 holes and I didn't even come close to losing a ball. Love the way they almost glow and I can see them all the way to the ground, even on long drives. My GPS crapped out on me after two holes so I wasn't able to get correct yardages for comparison, but I had NO problem ripping that thing as far as I have ever hit on average. (What do you mean I'm suppose to charge the battery every now and then? LOL!) A couple drives were real boomers (well for me anyway).

I really liked the way it performed off the irons too. I was sticking the greens as well as, if not better than I ever have with this ball and am VERY happy with it. I didn't get much chance to use the wedges with it, as I was hitting the greens with longer irons and holding on them. (except for 2 sand shots and those went well too, but ya can't really judge a ball's spin from a sand shot)

I also came to a conclusion about my earlier comments concerning putting with the Vision balls. Uhnhhhhhh.... it aint the ball's fault. My flat stick is NOT working well right now and I have no idea why, but it'll come around. All my fault.

The glove still performs as well as it did the first time I wore it and this is probably going to be my "standard" for any glove performance in the future. No slip, just grip. :)

Another 18 coming up today and another model to play!! Woooot!! This is actually fun!

Keep it up and keep 'em coming!!!

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