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2018 Official Forum Member Review - Snell MTB Black & Red

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I'm going to post this on “How did you play” thread also. Played 18 this morning and at 8:00 NO WIND at all nothing! Started out with the Red. Everything was fine hitting ball OK, in fact quite well then around 7th hole here comes the wind. Every shot coming up short Driver thru irons. Switched to ProV1 and distance improved. This is not my imagination as these are the same guys I play with 2-3 times a week and know what's going on. Some Testers did not have a problem like I do so it's me and something with the ball.

I'm planning on driving the Blacks around the block this summer and see what happens.

 

 

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As I posted the Reds gave me a bit of trouble in windy conditions and as it seems more than other Red testers. I quietly picked up a sleeve of Blackies and waited until I had a windy day. That day arrived yesterday, back 9 wind picked and Blacks came out. Well big difference! The Black performed well as any ball I've played and the did not show the wind problem that the Red did for me.

I still need a few more holes to play this ball but preliminary results are great, I could call this a keeper.

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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As I posted the Reds gave me a bit of trouble in windy conditions and as it seems more than other Red testers. I quietly picked up a sleeve of Blackies and waited until I had a windy day. That day arrived yesterday, back 9 wind picked and Blacks came out. Well big difference! The Black performed well as any ball I've played and the did not show the wind problem that the Red did for me.

I still need a few more holes to play this ball but preliminary results are great, I could call this a keeper.

 

 

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Did the Blacks provide similar feel around to green to you? That is my favorite thing about the Reds.

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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Did the Blacks provide similar feel around to green to you? That is my favorite thing about the Reds.

The Black around the green for me was just fine maybe not as soft a feel as Red but great for me. Driver distance was great. I really liked this ball. It looks like I chose the wrong ball (Red) to test.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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The Black is softer than the Red, just as Dean says. Red is firmer with a bit more spin. For me, the Red is nice but wasn't as consistent as the Black as far as distance with all clubs, especially in the wind. Red felt “heavy” and clicky to me and didn't like the feel. Love the Blacks even more than the original MTB!

 

 

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The Black is softer than the Red, just as Dean says. Red is firmer with a bit more spin. For me, the Red is nice but wasn't as consistent as the Black as far as distance with all clubs, especially in the wind. Red felt “heavy” and clicky to me and didn't like the feel. Love the Blacks even more than the original MTB!

 

 

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That last thing is a strong statement

 

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The Black is softer than the Red, just as Dean says. Red is firmer with a bit more spin. For me, the Red is nice but wasn't as consistent as the Black as far as distance with all clubs, especially in the wind. Red felt “heavy” and clicky to me and didn't like the feel. Love the Blacks even more than the original MTB!

 

 

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I need to order some Blacks. I really liked the Reds and I've hit a few of the originals, which are also nice, imo.

 

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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That last thing is a strong statement

 

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its all in the eyes of the beholder. IMHO Dean has improved on the original MTB with the new Black

 

 

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I need to order some Blacks. I really liked the Reds and I've hit a few of the originals, which are also nice, imo.

 

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You will not regret it.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I need to order some Blacks. I really liked the Reds and I've hit a few of the originals, which are also nice, imo.

 

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Rick said it best that you'll not regret using the Blacks. This testing has been an eye opener for me in that golf balls of today have a ton of technology in them and finding one that fits your game & style is as important as having a fitted driver and irons. There are good ones and very bad ones (see the "Unofficial MGS Hard Rock Challenge" thread), and I believe one is better served to find one type of ball and stick with it since that choice is one of the few times we can inject some sort of consistency to our games. For me after testing the Reds here for MGS, I ordered a box of Blacks and instantly fell in love with them where I was not so in love with the Reds. Good off driver and their feel for me around the greens fits my style giving pretty darn good distance control and spin with stopping power. They're even better with my Glide wedges! I am sure you'll do well with them and am looking forward to hearing back from you with your report.

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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Rick said it best that you'll not regret using the Blacks. This testing has been an eye opener for me in that golf balls of today have a ton of technology in them and finding one that fits your game & style is as important as having a fitted driver and irons. There are good ones and very bad ones (see the "Unofficial MGS Hard Rock Challenge" thread), and I believe one is better served to find one type of ball and stick with it since that choice is one of the few times we can inject some sort of consistency to our games. For me after testing the Reds here for MGS, I ordered a box of Blacks and instantly fell in love with them where I was not so in love with the Reds. Good off driver and their feel for me around the greens fits my style giving pretty darn good distance control and spin with stopping power. They're even better with my Glide wedges! I am sure you'll do well with them and am looking forward to hearing back from you with your report.

I think the biggest eye-opener to me was that a hack like me can tell a difference between balls. Before testing the reds, I would have put money on the fact that the ball doesn't really matter to a mid to high handicap. Now I know it does and I need to find the right match. The red appears to be "it" for me, but I'm open to other balls, specifically the black.

 

I won a dozen AVX's from the MGS Facebook giveaway, but given their price point, they better not be "my" ball.

 

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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I think the biggest eye-opener to me was that a hack like me can tell a difference between balls. Before testing the reds, I would have put money on the fact that the ball doesn't really matter to a mid to high handicap. Now I know it does and I need to find the right match. The red appears to be "it" for me, but I'm open to other balls, specifically the black.

 

I won a dozen AVX's from the MGS Facebook giveaway, but given their price point, they better not be "my" ball.

 

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Give the Blacks a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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#ChristmasInJuly summer10 through tonight 7/27! Save 10% off two dozen or more. Graves some blacks! Bam!

 

 

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I found a Red the other day and decided to give it a try. Just holding it in my hand, it was shiny, and plastic feeling..... like I had a Titleist DT Solo or NXT TOur in my hand. Hitting it had a somewhat soft feel to it, and I was getting a lot of height out of it....but no distance. I'm guessing just too much spin for me. I'll stick to the blacks myself. That ball is phenomenal. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Been playing the Black's exclusively now for over a month and have yet to be dissappointed by them. They perform very well into the wind (even off of driver) with no ballooning and their feel around the greens really matches what Dean states about this balls' performance. Also very durable with hardly any surface defects to the survivors that I've played full rounds with-twice now! B) 

 

This ball has certainly helped improve my game and gives me a positive level of confidence. They are the real deal for sure.

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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#No apologies, just Play Your Best
#Powertotheplayers

 

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Thanks for the review! As a higher spin player, I may have to give these balls a shot!

 

 

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Indeed! Please keep us posted if you do. My bet is you'll love them. Good luck and cheers!


In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

Disabled Marine Veteran. Semper Fi!

#No apologies, just Play Your Best
#Powertotheplayers

 

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I have used the original MTB, and when the MTB Red came out I jumped on the opportunity because the numbers showed that the Red had more spin than the original. I notice the higher spin around the greens, but also notice that spin comes into play with the driver. I am a higher spin player from 150 yards and in, and I really like the MTB Red's for that area of my game. The flip side of that is when I hit a drive off the toe, the MTB Red's seem to spin a lot more than the original. This is what makes me think I should try the MTB Black, but is the spin around the green noticeable between the two? Thanks!

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Driver: Taylormade M2 FujiKura Pro 56 Stiff

3 Wood: Adams XTD 15ti Matrix 6Q3 Red Tie Stiff

Hybrid: Adams Pro DHY 21 Aldila Tour Stiff

Irons: 5-G Cobra King Forged One Length KBS Tour FLT 120 Stiff

Wedges: Cobra King One Length 56 - 60

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red 1WS

Ball: Snell MTB Red

 

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I've only found and played and messed around with one red, but I can tell you the black performed the same, if not better around the greens for me. That said, the short game is really where I shine....so to have good performance around the green is a normal thing. I will continue to emphasize that the black was definitely long off the tee for me. Something about that low spin and good feeling firmness that works...and works well.

 

I have used the original MTB, and when the MTB Red came out I jumped on the opportunity because the numbers showed that the Red had more spin than the original. I notice the higher spin around the greens, but also notice that spin comes into play with the driver. I am a higher spin player from 150 yards and in, and I really like the MTB Red's for that area of my game. The flip side of that is when I hit a drive off the toe, the MTB Red's seem to spin a lot more than the original. This is what makes me think I should try the MTB Black, but is the spin around the green noticeable between the two? Thanks!

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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I'm also one that continues to be impressed with this ball. From tee to green, both the red and black perform well. Feels good off the driver and for me, the black is comparable in distance to the AVX/CS Truvis. I can get mid irons to stop on the green just fine, and wedge shots, whether full or not, do what I need them to do. Now if I put an awful swing on the ball, its' going to find the woods, but with the performance and price point, I don't know if you'll find a better deal.

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: C130S

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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I'm also one that continues to be impressed with this ball. From tee to green, both the red and black perform well. Feels good off the driver and for me, the black is comparable in distance to the AVX/CS Truvis. I can get mid irons to stop on the green just fine, and wedge shots, whether full or not, do what I need them to do. Now if I put an awful swing on the ball, its' going to find the woods, but with the performance and price point, I don't know if you'll find a better deal.

Completely agree with all of this 


Driver:  :honma: TR20 (7.5*) - Vizard FP-7X , 1" short & tipped 1", 9 gram weight in the back

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TS3 (14.25*) - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80X, 2 extra grams of head weight

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Instagram: @dpattgolf

CURRENTLY TESTING THE HONMA TR20 DRIVER

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