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Mine arrived just in time for my 2 hours simulator session tonight!  Let's see how these bad boys fly!

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On 10/5/2019 at 6:29 PM, PMookie said:

Took a sleeve of these to the course and played nine with testing vs the Pro V1, and Pro V1X.
It is definitely softer than either the Pro V1 and Pro V1X off every club in the bag. It flew higher than Pro V1 off the driver, but not as high as Pro V1X. I never hit two consecutive drives well, so I’m not sure about distance off the driver. Distance off irons seemed be a few yards longer than Pro V1, and about the same as Pro V1X. From inside 100 yards, spin seemed to be similar to both other balls, but, again, the softer feel was noticeable. On pitches and chips, it had similar roll out to the others, and had a very quiet sound off the clubs around the green.
It really didn’t stick out vs the others in any particular area other than feel, and maybe distance off irons. I’m going to bring a sleeve with me this week so I can hit them during my wedge fitting at Club Champion. I should be able to get some numbers while I’m there.


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I took out these and the left dash last night and compared them to V1X. This is pretty much spot on. Very soft feel, distance of driver was probably 3-5 yards shorter than V1X for me but that could simply be my swing, or landing area etc. Launch as lower around the green and on half wedges.

As far as left dash, nothing stuck out to me. Almost exactly like the V1X. Our greens are super soft right now so hard to tell spin on greens. More to come...

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First try with the EXP-01

BTW: it’s 3 piece Not 4

Flys a bit higher, not longer, med spin off irons, not a lot of spin on pitches & chips.

It sounds soft

I mean that literally, this ball sounds different. Noticeably less click or thwack.

 

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Played 18 with them yesterday.  Felt driver distance was a bit longer, iron play as well.  Height was not noticeably higher or lower.  Sound was definitely softer (not the whack).  Full iron shots into the green the spin was excellent (for my swing) - ball didn’t suck back, but checked and held nicely...I was impressed with that.  I felt around the greens, the spin was a bit inconsistent, and they seemed to roll out quite a bit.  Also, durability comes into question - had 3 get “shingled” (cut from iron grooves), which I have not seen happen with balls in some time.

All in all a good ball, looking forward to playing my next round with them.  

FYI - my normal ball is Bridgestone Tour B Xs.

JJ

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A special shout out to @ga_pike for sharing a couple of sleeves of this ball with me.  I tested them today over 36 holes, and two things really stand out to me.

  1. These balls are really long.  I average 230-240 off of the tee with pretty much anything.  In testing these today I was launching these suckers 260-270 consistently.
  2. These balls have some serious stick on the greens.  I hit a 7 iron from 165 yards and the ball stopped about 3 inches from where it hit.  I had one approach shot hit and stay in it's ball mark.  I mean, that's some serious stick and stop that I could get used to.

It's just my opinion but this ball is something I would definitely put into play.  I shot 73 with the first round I played these balls.  It doesn't get much better than that,

 

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A special shout out to [mention=122]ga_pike[/mention] for sharing a couple of sleeves of this ball with me.  I tested them today over 36 holes, and two things really stand out to me.
  1. These balls are really long.  I average 230-240 off of the tee with pretty much anything.  In testing these today I was launching these suckers 260-270 consistently.
  2. These balls have some serious stick on the greens.  I hit a 7 iron from 165 yards and the ball stopped about 3 inches from where it hit.  I had one approach shot hit and stay in it's ball mark.  I mean, that's some serious stick and stop that I could get used to.
It's just my opinion but this ball is something I would definitely put into play.  I shot 73 with the first round I played these balls.  It doesn't get much better than that,
 

Totally different from my results... Crazy how this happens.


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I had an urge to try these out since Worldwide/Roger Dunn is having 20% off the entire store this weekend, but I'm happy with the V1x at the minute. Definitely going to give the 2020 Tour B X a go when it releases though.

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12 hours ago, PMookie said:


Totally different from my results... Crazy how this happens.

I'd appreciate a little more feedback from your results, if you don't mind.  I'm so positive about these balls that I just picked up four dozen of them and swear by them at this point after 72 holes of hitting them and being extremely satisfied with the results.

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4 hours ago, GSwag said:

I'd appreciate a little more feedback from your results, if you don't mind.  I'm so positive about these balls that I just picked up four dozen of them and swear by them at this point after 72 holes of hitting them and being extremely satisfied with the results.

For me they are a so so ball. I had no expectations because they are and experimental ball. I got to much release on the greens with chips/pitches and scoring irons. Off the tee they were fine, about what I was getting with Prov1. On one of the balls i played durability wasn’t as good as the prov. I think someone who likes a softer ball would enjoy these. 

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On 11/22/2019 at 8:37 PM, GSwag said:

A special shout out to @ga_pike for sharing a couple of sleeves of this ball with me.  I tested them today over 36 holes, and two things really stand out to me.

  1. These balls are really long.  I average 230-240 off of the tee with pretty much anything.  In testing these today I was launching these suckers 260-270 consistently.
  2. These balls have some serious stick on the greens.  I hit a 7 iron from 165 yards and the ball stopped about 3 inches from where it hit.  I had one approach shot hit and stay in it's ball mark.  I mean, that's some serious stick and stop that I could get used to.

It's just my opinion but this ball is something I would definitely put into play.  I shot 73 with the first round I played these balls.  It doesn't get much better than that,

 

Your results with this ball match my experience with the original AVX and if I recall correctly, @PMookie wasn't a fan of that either. I loved the AVX but can't justify the price point to make it a gamer. If I ever stop losing balls at a prodigious rate, I'll re-evaluate.

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