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I was able to try the new Snell MTB X (yellow) golf ball Saturday and it is a very good ball, however, it does not suit my game. I didn’t like it from the tee, the irons were ok, and putting it was really good. Compared to last years MTB red model it is different. The X model has Much less spin on all clubs. I found that around the greens I could produce very little spin compared to the “red” model which had almost too much spin. Overall the the X model ball is more consistent from tee to green, but it lacked the spin around the greens that I was hoping for. I will be switching back to the MTB black (yellow version) it seems to have the characteristics of ball that I prefer. 

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I was curious about the comparison between the red and the x.  Hopefully, others will chime in with their observations, as well.

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I am holding off on purchasing these until MGS releases their compressive ball test results. I’ve been a Vice Pro Plus player for two years now and I’m intrigued by the MTB-X.

Hopefully, we’ll see some objective results soon.


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I purchased the Black this weekend, and I will do a side be side comparison between the MTB black, and X versions as soon as they come in. 

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I played the MTB X my last two rounds. I usually game the Black's but also played the Red's depending on course and conditions. I really like the X so far. It's better the Red of the tee. It does not spin as much as the Red's with scoring clubs. Yet it still spins more than the Black. Off the tee I am getting the same distance as the black. For me it has preformed well for my game. It's my new gamer.

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Just played the MTB X for the first time on Saturday and my biggest take-away is that it is long off the driver. I don't think it spins quite as much as last year's reds but that is okay with me because the reds were so spinny that it made wedges around the green inconsistent if you weren't striking the ball well and consistently. However, from 100 out I still spun the ball back about five feet on greens that generally aren't very responsive to spin, so the spin is still there for the scoring clubs. As Kor noted, the X is very nice off the putter. I felt really confident on the speed of my putts. I didn't have any putts that seem to come off hot or sneak by the hole a few extra unexpected feet.

Overall, I think the ball is a significant improvement and will be a positive for scores over the old red. I haven't spend much time with the black yet but I like the red last year and will probably order the X this year. But as always, the equipment isn't going to lower my handicap on it's own.

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I played the MTB Black last night in the wind and must say that it performed wonderfully in the wind. The wind was blowing about 13-15 MPH constantly with some gusts exceeding 20 and the ball didn't budge very much in the air, even on higher shots. I must say that I was striking the ball rather well so I wasn't putting a ton of side spin on my shots but I still felt confident that I wasn't going to "lose" the ball in the wind when I got behind the ball. Off the driver the ball did not balloon and I don't feel I lost too much going into the wind but it should be noted that my two drives directly into the wind were perhaps two of the best swings I've had in the last six months.

The ball carried with the wind as expected on longer shots (185 - 225). However, the ball was unable to hold the green on those occasions but that would be a tall order for any ball since I'm using a longer iron/hybrid for those shots and not cranking a 7-iron 205 yards like the pros. The wedge around the green felt good with the Blacks. I would say they are a little less spinny than the MTB-Xs but not by much.

One thing I did notice and it could have been due to me (most likely) but I found a few putts got away from me on greens that were very slow. I felt that I had to really focus on the pace more than with the MTB-X. Not only did a few putts get away from me but I also left one four feet short on a 15 foot putt. This doesn't mean the ball is completely to blame but I do think the Black is a little hotter off the putter face which leads to a little lower margin for error on pace. It should be noted that the contact and noise was good (normal) off the putter.

Overall, my initial impression is that both balls are really consistent and distance is good with both of them. I don't believe that there are any compromises when playing this ball over a Pro-V1 or TP5 ect. I can definitively say the both balls are better than the Taylormade Project (a), Wilson Duo Urethane, and other balls in that category. I personally am leaning toward the MTB-X as I am not a high spin player and the extra spin really helps 175 and in. However, I may order some Blacks for the days it is windy as they really don't budge in the wind.

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I have now played a couple of 9 hole rounds with the black, and what I am finding is that both balls are performing really well, now it just comes down to personal preference. Which ball performs better with certain clubs. I really like the black with my irons, and chipping/pitching, but like the X better with driver and putter. So I just need to decide which part of the game is more important. 

Also, the X compared to the Red from last year is miles and above from my point of view. Very good improvements made. 

Mid you aren’t sure which one you want, Snell does sell a combo pack of 6 balls each of the X and the Black. I would recommend to try both and see which one will work best for your game. 

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