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I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.

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3 Wood  :callaway-logo-1:            XR RFlex Fujikura Evolution

 5 Wood :callaway-logo-1:            XR R Flex Project X 5.5                                     

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I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.

I still have 2 sleeves unopened , I’ve been testing 1 sleeve, I’ve lost 3


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Titleist 917D2 10.5

Ben Hogan GS53 3 Wood

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid 18.5

Titleist 816 H1 23

PING G30 5-PW

Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG

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3 hours ago, PMookie said:


I apologize for not having combed through the thread, but I have read that these aren’t showing the distance differences that were in the ball test. You agree? Not longer than premium balls like V1X/XV/Tour B X?


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For me with a 94 MPH swing speed the MTB-X has been 5 yards shorter off the tee than the Z Star but my iron distances seem to be up a bit.  In very minimal same day testing the MTB-X and ProV1x are about the same for distance and the Srixon XV is about 10 yards longer off the tee.  Off the top of my head in 6 drives with the XV 4 were longer than my longest drive over 6 rounds with the MTB-X.  But, it doesn't mean I scored any better because of it.

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:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

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3 hours ago, KevinE said:

I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.

I lost 2 the first round I played them and 7 rounds later I have 10 remaining in playable condition with 3 new and still in the box .  I gave 3 to MGS Stroker to test when we played together on Sunday so I have 7.  

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Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-L

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

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I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.


I have one sleeve left and 2 or 3 that have been in play for a few rounds.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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I have 8 untouched, and 4 completely gone.  I have a 36 hole tourny this weekend, plan to play them for the whole event.  with some luck, maybe I can do my Skytrak testing in the next week or two.

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.
Still have 8 kicking around. Played 45 holes over the last 4 days and have been doing a good job keeping them around. Most of my lost balls are off the tee, and I called up an old friend to help me with that.

I also found a Snell on the course today, although it was the original MTB version. Still cool!

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Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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Holding strong with 9 right now. Working on the durability part of the test. I only take a ball out of play if it is really cut up, or I lose it.

 

Other than rinsing 2 and donating one into a snake ridden jungle... I can’t seem to lose them.

 

All 3 of my PV1x’s for comparison have been donated, and all but 3 of the 12 BStones remain....

 

 

Edit: still 7 BStones left.

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By chance, has anyone played the MTB Black and can compare to the MTB-X? 

I donated my first yellow MTB Black to an irrigation pond this morning, leaving me 11 yellow and seven white MTB Blacks left. Trying to decide if I want to go all in on the Blacks or of I should get a pack of MTB-X to try.

For reference, this year I've tried Srixon Q-Star Tours, TaylorMade Project (a), Snell MTB Blacks and Vice Pro. Loved the Snell's, Vice were second favorite, Q-Stars third and hate the Project (a). Ball just seems dead to me.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
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54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX | #CobraConnect Review
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
Grips: 
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Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

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9 minutes ago, edingc said:

By chance, has anyone played the MTB Black and can compare to the MTB-X? 

I donated my first yellow MTB Black to an irrigation pond this morning, leaving me 11 yellow and seven white MTB Blacks left. Trying to decide if I want to go all in on the Blacks or of I should get a pack of MTB-X to try.

For reference, this year I've tried Srixon Q-Star Tours, TaylorMade Project (a), Snell MTB Blacks and Vice Pro. Loved the Snell's, Vice were second favorite, Q-Stars third and hate the Project (a). Ball just seems dead to me.

Not an official tester but have experience with both balls. The MTB-X performed similarly to the TP5x for me. High ball flight with good spin on full shots, exceptional distance off driver, but lacking on spin around the greens which ultimately made me go back to the V1x.

The Black never really inspired me enough to have consideration for going in the bag permanently. The X did, but at the end of the day I like the control around the greens that I get from the V1x above everything.

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4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

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I've had both the MTB Black and the MTB-X as well as being a tester for the original MTB. 

I can only say that I gave @MaxEntropy and his buddy Mike about a dozen or so MTB Blacks last Friday to get rid of what I had left. I'm all in on the MTB-X.

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Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
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I've just started playing the X and found it to be a better ball than the black.  Still have 2 dozen blacks to use, but I'll be going to X after that.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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On 7/9/2019 at 9:26 AM, Shankster said:

 


I personally am not seeing any distance, but it isn’t 10 yards short. It’s a yard or 2 with the driver. That is probably me over the ball.

But I am not seeing the green side spin that I’d like yet.

 

Shank, any guesses on why you're not seeing as much spin around the green? And which ball are you comparing to again?

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Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 wood, Rogue MAX stiff, 75g

4-6 Iron: Mizuno JPX-850 - Project X 5.5 

7-PW: Mizuno JPX-850 Forged - Project X 5.5

Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 (50, 54), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 ES

Putter: Odyssey Marxman, Currently tested and kept Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc grip

 

 

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Been a busy month over here having just bought a house and dealing with holiday travel. I'm hoping to get onto the Trackman on Friday after work to get the hard numbers on the MTB-X v CCS. Hopefully have an update with those for everyone next week.

Driver: Callaway Rogue - Project X HZRDUS Yellow, 6.0, 63g

Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 wood, Rogue MAX stiff, 75g

4-6 Iron: Mizuno JPX-850 - Project X 5.5 

7-PW: Mizuno JPX-850 Forged - Project X 5.5

Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 (50, 54), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 ES

Putter: Odyssey Marxman, Currently tested and kept Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc grip

 

 

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I apologize for not having combed through the thread, but I have read that these aren’t showing the distance differences that were in the ball test. You agree? Not longer than premium balls like V1X/XV/Tour B X?


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I did not have the distance gains that the test had. That being said it definitely isn’t short.


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 Atmos Red 7S
 Atmos Blue 8S
Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite S
SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M - 62M

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Nike 006 Rory Proto (Oven)

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I have a question to my fellow testers. Out of the dozen Snell's we received, how many do you have left in play. I lost 3, and retired 4 due to wear or tree or cart path damage.. So I have 5 left. 2, I am playing now and 3 still in the sleeve.

I have 3 left in my shag bag.


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 Atmos Blue 6S

 Atmos Red 7S
 Atmos Blue 8S
Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite S
SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M - 62M

Nike 006 Paul Casey Proto (Oven)

Nike 006 Rory Proto (Oven)

Pro V1 / Z-Star

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Shank, any guesses on why you're not seeing as much spin around the green? And which ball are you comparing to again?


Not sure why. I shouldn’t say it’s not getting enough. Just seems more inconsistent, the ones I expect to grab quickly take a few extra bounces.

The new “home” course has a lot of greens where I can use a running shot, been doing and working more on that technique. That and the low one hopper.

I’m comparing them to the BStone Tour B XS.
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Got a little practice in today. About 2 hours worth.

Varying shots from green side chips to 100 yard knock down Wedges.

One big thing I am noticing is the sound. It’s almost exactly the same as the V1x to my ear. On the bright clicky side of the scale.

Comparing them to a softer Tour B XS probably isn’t a fair gauge, but it’s going to be hard to kick the XS out.

I was seeing more ballooning today into the wind with wedges. Coming up 10-15 yards short from around 85... while the BStone was dancing on the floor.

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If anyone is interested, especially those talking about the highlighter yellow golf balls, this is a review from a guy I follow on Twitter.

https://36aday.net/2019/07/11/snell-mtb-x-ball-review/

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Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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On 7/9/2019 at 7:18 PM, Shankster said:

Other than rinsing 2 and donating one into a snake ridden jungle... I can’t seem to lose them.

 

I feel like you just jinxed yourself lol

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Driver: Taylormade SIM2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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