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Currently playing the Snell MTB-X and I've been very happy with it.  Thinking about switching to the Mizuno RB Tour-X this year just for something new. 

Anyone had any experience with Mizuno balls?  I've heard the first batch had a problem with the covers cracking but that has been eliminated.

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Welcome to the Forum!

Here's a link to last year's MyGolfSpy Golf Ball Buyer's Guide - that should get you started.

 https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

The RB Tour X fared the better of the two Mizuno balls, but still scored as "Good."  It did have the third best wedge spin of any ball tested. 

I tried a dozen of the standard RB Tour's last year - overall impression was meh. Didn't like them enough to buy any more. 

Hope this helps...


 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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4 hours ago, Mowine4me said:

Currently playing the Snell MTB-X and I've been very happy with it.  Thinking about switching to the Mizuno RB Tour-X this year just for something new. 

Anyone had any experience with Mizuno balls?  I've heard the first batch had a problem with the covers cracking but that has been eliminated.

I bought some about a month back and still had some significant scuffing/cover durability issues. They get pretty marred up with full wedge shots and it's 50:50 if you would want to keep it in play if one hits a cart path, etc. 

Couldn't fault the ball characteristics, but they get a little pricy when other options in the same category are playable until you lose them. 

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Driver: Titleist 917 10.5*
3 Wood: Titliest 917
Hybrid: Titleist 818

Irons: Mizuno JPX 850 Forged w/ True Temper XP 115

Wedges: Volkey SM5 M Grind 54° & 58°; 8° bounce

Putter: 2016 Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Notchback

Grips: Golf Pride MCCPlus4 midsized

Preferred ball: Bridgestone Tour B-RX, ProV 1X

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Ive played them in the past and they were fine.  They spin like a tour ball should.  I found them to be a bit short in terms of distance vs comparable balls.  I never experienced the scuffing issues that others did but it is pretty well documented.

IMO, theyre a good ball but nothing special.


Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5*

Hybrid: Tommy Armour 845 19*

Irons: Tommy Armour 845 6, 8 and PW

Wedges: Tommy Armour VCG 56*

Putter: Tommy Armour 303 Milled Series Serrano

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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I have tried the Mizuno RB Tour ball and It performed comparable to my Snell MTB-X and Taylormade TP5x.  It was good of the driver and irons and had good around the greens. Just didn't think for the price tag it was worth swapping over if I wasn't getting some significant improvement over my current golf balls.


Driver:  PING G410 LST 9.0 with Tensei CK Orange 60 Stiff default_ping-small.jpg.62d91fcab0128559ee9cd64c6d3475c7.jpg
3 -Wood: Cobra King SZ with Tensei AV Blue Stiffdefault_cobra-small.jpg.fe55fcb2de7dcedd8bb9bda0d7fa56d0.jpg
3-Hybrid: Mizuno CLK - , with CLK Paderson Ballistic 80 HUT 20 1 UPdefault_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
4-Hybrid: Cobra King F9 Hybriddefault_cobra-small.jpg.fe55fcb2de7dcedd8bb9bda0d7fa56d0.jpg
Irons: Mizuno MP-18 MMC - 6-PW , w/SteelFiber i125default_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
WedgesCleveland RTX 4 RAW - , 56, 60, Mizuno S18 Black - 50default_cleveland-small.jpg.2c2c62516a68ba0ca825f7d94c148b86.jpgdefault_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven S, 34indefault_odyssey-small.jpg.f16592ebb9519a37e13eebf6fc6df625.jpg
BallsTaylorMade TPx  & Snell MTB-X-default_taylormade-small.jpg.261501bbee0fcd6ea098dc3e15da16eb.jpgSnell.png.18a1bb82d2d821ebf109e429f025552d.png

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I’ve never played the RB Tour X but I’ve been thinking about buying a few dozen since I noticed golfballs.com is selling logo overruns for only $14.99/doz

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I did buy a dozen of the RB Tour X.  While performance was fine, I experienced the same durability issues others have described.  The ball below was played for two holes.  I did not hit a tree or a cart path.  I did hit a pitch shot, and there is visible damage to the cover.  At least four clear and easily felt ridges.  On other occasion I did hit a tree, and that impact produced similar cover damage.  

I play Mizuno wedges and woods.  I really wanted to like this ball, but I'll be sticking with the Snell MTB-X.  My limited testing didn't show a difference in performance, but in the two years I've played Snell balls they were never damaged this way from normal play.  In fact usually if I bang one off a tree it still looks fine!

Mizuno Ball.jpg

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I played the RB566V some this year and found them to be just OK.  I found the covers to have some durability issues.  After a few holes, there would be scuff marks on the ball and spots where the paint was wearing off.

The distance, feel and spin was fine for a midrange ball but I would say theyre nothing special and nothing that I would seek out over any of the Taiwanese-made DTC balls.


Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5*

Hybrid: Tommy Armour 845 19*

Irons: Tommy Armour 845 6, 8 and PW

Wedges: Tommy Armour VCG 56*

Putter: Tommy Armour 303 Milled Series Serrano

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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hi!

actually I am in your exact situation. My gamer is the MTB black (plannin* to move to the X soon) and I have bought couple of dozen of Mizuno RB tour x.

while the ball feels amazing, holds very well the wind and spin just right, it has big durability issues. Even a well stroke wedge shot would mark the cover, not to say a thin s*** or random trees.

too bad because is a great ball

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:callaway-small: Apex 3H Project X Catalyst 

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