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Catch that one a little fade-y?

 

Congrats on the first test!  Have fun!

Yeah, caught it in the heel 😒

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

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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 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Played 18 with only my white ball stash. Played whole round with same ball. Simply put: the best round I have played in close to 3 decades! Played men's forward tees 5310 yards.  TOTAL SCORE

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This is going to be an interesting one. I am curious what my clubhead data will be with the Mini Driver with a 43.5” shaft. I am guessing in the 100mph range...?

I will be getting my data in sometime this weekend. Boats in Cape May, and at the home place are broken. Been driving back and fourth.

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Not my best, but I was in a rush. Don’t hate! Terrible launch angle. Little high on the face and a little towards the toe. Interested to see how Bridgestone factors this in to the ball we are testing. Not far off from the trackman numbers I  have from a recent fitting, pretty impressive from a video submission. If you haven’t used this tool on the Bridgestone website, I highly recommend it!

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Not my best, but I was in a rush. Don’t hate! Terrible launch angle. Little high on the face and a little towards the toe. Interested to see how Bridgestone factors this in to the ball we are testing. Not far off from the trackman numbers I  have from a recent fitting, pretty impressive from a video submission. If you haven’t used this tool on the Bridgestone website, I highly recommend it!


I’d take that drive all day long. My best drive this year was 284 downhill and downwind onto hardpan.


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Congrats guys - looking forward to reading these reviews.

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Let the games begin! This wasn’t my longest of the day, but it was smashed!

 

Here’s the clip of my swing!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
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:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
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:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I'm not overall pleased with the swing I sent in to them but I am very blown away with the fact you simply send in a swing video and they send back data that definitely are well within the "ballpark" of what I know to be my standard norm. I used my Mevo for 7 drives to know when I was more or less warmed up before the video swing and the data sent back from Bridgestone was basically within 3%+/- error of the averages I had just collected. From a simple 1 swing video....................I vote that to be impressive.

 

I'm more curious as to how/why they recommended Tour B XS to our tester who had 113mph chs and fairly high spin? Isn't that the "spinnier" ball? I thought that curious

 

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I also found that curious. My only thought was that I picked feel as the most important characteristic of the ball. I then went in and messed around with the “non-video” ball selection, and the BXS would always be the choice when I moved the spin above 3000 rpms.  Who knows!

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1 hour ago, jddaigneault said:

I also found that curious. My only thought was that I picked feel as the most important characteristic of the ball. I then went in and messed around with the “non-video” ball selection, and the BXS would always be the choice when I moved the spin above 3000 rpms.  Who knows!

I bet you are correct and nailed that on the "feel." I believe when I entered my data on preference, if memory serves me, think I choose "accuracy."

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This was a very typical average swing for me and fits with my known Arccos driving average yardages. Very cool from one video swing!

 

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Since everyone else is doing it... 😅

 

 

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

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Can’t wait to see the results! I think I’ve finally settled on the Tour B XS after playing with it for a couple months. Very curious about this ball!

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Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
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Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
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Rain is moving out tonight, if the range is open tomorrow I’ll get a video submission in to Bridgestone tomorrow.  I messed around with a sleeve of the B X this year and if it weren’t for already having 4 dz Z Stars in my closet, 8 would’ve stocked up.  To have the opportunity to test a new ball and provide feedback to Bridgestone is exciting.  Thanks again for the opportunity!

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All of these swing videos are awesome. Going to be a fun review to follow.

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callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
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Awaiting my results. Curious to see how I get around with the Mini Driver. Last time I was at the simulator I hit 107 with it. Probably nowhere near that, cold rain, tired.

Can’t wait to see what is inside of that box when it shows up!

Doing a little research last night with the MGS Ball Guide, I really enjoyed playing the Tour B XS, but the numbers from the test show it to be really close to the RX, except for iron distance being a touch more on the RX.

I really like the feel of a mushy ball on my irons and wedges. Even if they put me in something else I think I am going to give the RX a go this year.

A little less spin on irons and wedges would be welcomed.

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Same here, waiting on results now.  Will be interested to hear how things are.  Last time I was on a monitor was end of June.  I averaged... 112.6 chs, 167.9 bs, 2330 rpm, and 10.6 launch.

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On 12/14/2019 at 4:07 AM, jddaigneault said:

I’m excited for this one! Videos, mystery balls, Christmas season...what’s not to love?!

 

Right? I'm particularly interested to learn more about the changes Bridgestone has made to the ball. If it's as good as some of the claims I've seen then my current gamer is going to have some serious competition!

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My results.  Shot was a little low on the face, but it wasn't as low as 7 degree launch.  I would've guessed it was in the 9-10 range. I don't believe the spin was as high as this claims, but the ss is spot on.  This was a straight away par 4 that ranged that particular day 367 yards from the tee to flag.  After the drive, I had 83 yards to go.  There was very little roll out due to all the rain we had last week.

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