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So I have only had a chance to putt balls inside with these, but when comparing them, the Red definitely elicits a slightly higher pitch off the putter than the Black.  The pitch of the Red is very similar to the Srixon XV.  The pitch on the black off the putter is a little lower than the TP5x.

 

Thus, in order of low pitch to high pitch (perceived softness) off my putter it is

 

MTB Black

TP5x

MTB Red/Srixon XV

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So I have only had a chance to putt balls inside with these, but when comparing them, the Red definitely elicits a slightly higher pitch off the putter than the Black.  The pitch of the Red is very similar to the Srixon XV.  The pitch on the black off the putter is a little lower than the TP5x.

 

Thus, in order of low pitch to high pitch (perceived softness) off my putter it is

 

MTB Black

TP5x

MTB Red/Srixon XV

 

Agreed on the Red. It sounds harder than it actually feels, IMO.

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So I have only had a chance to putt balls inside with these, but when comparing them, the Red definitely elicits a slightly higher pitch off the putter than the Black. The pitch of the Red is very similar to the Srixon XV. The pitch on the black off the putter is a little lower than the TP5x.

 

Thus, in order of low pitch to high pitch (perceived softness) off my putter it is

 

MTB Black

TP5x

MTB Red/Srixon XV

If you can putt the Red & ProV1 side by side and let me know what you think. It should be outside if possible.

 

 

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My 2 dozen MTB Red in Optic yellow arrived yesterday, a day early. Can't wait to get them out for a test drive.

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  • What's my story? My golf story began at the age of 10 with a cut-down 7 iron, a few swing lessons, and a desire to beat my 3 brothers, especially in golf. It took a few years, and some additional clubs but my passion for learning the game and playing to my potential exists today, and yea, I still enjoying beating my brothers any chance I get. :lol:
  • Where do I play?I play in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at a course that is known for its multiple fir trees, narrow fairways, and challenging greens. Did I mention the rain and wet conditions? fullsizeoutput_13bf.jpeg If not, yes, that's part of our course. Balls plug and muddy, thick rough can make even the most ardent fan a snow-bird heading for warmer climates come October. However, we take what we can get, and long, dry fairways are few and far between. We also get some snow now and then, but I'm crazy dedicated, and practice no matter the conditions. IMG_5320.JPG
  • What kind of golfer am I? If I score well at my home course, my game will travel most anywhere. Because I am dedicated obsessed with the game, I spend a lot of time tweaking my equipment, and I'm always looking for a few more yards. I added a new Ping GLE driver with a lite shaft to help off the tee, and my irons and fairway woods are Callaway Big Berthas. I love my Cra-Z Ping putter, and have no plans to replace that anytime soon, but I'm always a sucker for new technology!
  • My strength and weakness in the game: This past year, my handicap index crept up to a 12.1 from a 9,7. I don't mind a few extra strokes while competing with my friends, but some of my swing issues this year off the tee hindered my distance, and I was forced to scramble to save par bogey. My strength is my short game and I work continually on my chipping, pitching, and putting. fullsizeoutput_147a.jpeg
  • Typical Ball Fight: I play a natural draw, which is nice when I need a right to left shot. However, after attending golf school, my grip was changed, and now, it's tough for me to feel consistent. (Thanks, Martin Chuck). I know the change will be worth it (???) if I stick with it, but my typical strength is my short game, and feel. Misses, would be a draw that turns into a pull/hook.
  • Swing Tempo: I play a senior shaft in my driver, as my average swing speed is 74 MPH. I am working on adding some MPH to that speed, but age seems to be winning that contest!
  • What in the bag? As for balls, don't think I'm too proud to play pink, because I'm not. (See ball in cup on hole in one!) IMG_2819.JPG love pink and have played the Volvik, Bridgestone, the Precept all types, really. Last year, I played Bridgestone E6 for it's feel and to match my swing speed of 75 MPH. I like a soft feel off the driver club face yet, a bit of firmness when struck around the green. Sound and feel rank high with me as spinning the ball is not a skill that I've mastered with any degree of consistency.
  • My goal: I intend to play the Snell Red on my wet, muddy course, and compare the results side by side with several other balls that find their way in my bag. I am looking for distance and feel and will keep a log of my hits, misses, and overall impressions while playing. This ball will find it's way to my practice green and I will put it through the rigors of sand, chipping, pitching, and short game skills. That is my strength, and I know what I like when I'm working around the green. Golf is a game of misses. When I began the game, I use to consider it a good day if I didn't run out of golf balls! Thankfully, those days are over I'm excited for the opportunity to test the Snell ball and provide feedback for who wish to better their game and lessen those misses

 

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My 2 dozen MTB Red in Optic yellow arrived yesterday, a day early. Can't wait to get them out for a test drive.

Would be nice to have the MTB Black in a yellow option too.

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One thing I noticed today is the MTB has a visible seam while the MTB Red is seamless

 

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If you can putt the Red & ProV1 side by side and let me know what you think. It should be outside if possible.

 

 

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Tested this morning. MTB has an ever so slightly higher pitch than the standard prov1 and thus feels a tad bit firmer off of my putter
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Tested this morning. MTB has an ever so slightly higher pitch than the standard prov1 and thus feels a tad bit firmer off of my putter

Agreed, ever so slight is right! I was surprised at how similar.

 

 

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Agreed, ever so slight is right! I was surprised at how similar.

 

 

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The MTB black and prov1 are just about identical
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The MTB black and prov1 are just about identical

Going to try Black next.

 

 

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Well, we've finally got some steady decent weather. Been playing this ball for the past week or so. Been quite the ride! Getting my stage 2 ready to post later next week. Glad to see all the traction these balls have been gaining, not only here at MGS, but other places as well. 

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Well, we've finally got some steady decent weather. Been playing this ball for the past week or so. Been quite the ride! Getting my stage 2 ready to post later next week. Glad to see all the traction these balls have been gaining, not only here at MGS, but other places as well.

Good equipment sells

 

 

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Going to try Black next.

 

 

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Me too! Without too much of a spoiler, I really like the Red, but it appears the Black might address my biggest issue.

 

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Me too! Without too much of a spoiler, I really like the Red, but it appears the Black might address my biggest issue.

 

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Ditto!

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Interested to hear what other people testing the Red are seeing as far as performance in the wind. I played a full round yesterday with the Red and felt like I lost a good amount of distance on a couple of approach shots due to the wind.

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Interested to hear what other people testing the Red are seeing as far as performance in the wind. I played a full round yesterday with the Red and felt like I lost a good amount of distance on a couple of approach shots due to the wind.

 

I'll tell you that it's not as good as your TP5x, from my testing. I put the TP5x in play today and it is much more stable in crosswinds, and doesn't seem to lose as much when it's in your face. That said, the TP5x is longer in general from my 6i through driver.

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Interested to hear what other people testing the Red are seeing as far as performance in the wind. I played a full round yesterday with the Red and felt like I lost a good amount of distance on a couple of approach shots due to the wind.

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I'll tell you that it's not as good as your TP5x, from my testing. I put the TP5x in play today and it is much more stable in crosswinds, and doesn't seem to lose as much when it's in your face. That said, the TP5x is longer in general from my 6i through driver.

That's what I'm finding as well

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