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Another home run for Snell! I don't know if I'd actually ever game the X (I will definitely be giving it a try now!) so I am very interested in the MTB Black when Tony's able to get enough balls for t

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I ordered a dozen of the Snell MTX-B and they came yesterday.  I quickly opened the box to find a hand signed packing slip.  Now, I know this may not seem like a big deal to some, but I have to say th

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Multiple threads talking about these and I will say it again....take the name off your golf ball and put this on the tee with it, you wont be able to tell....I will be swapping once my bulk order of PROV1's have been gone through.

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Love this ball! % of bad balls right in line with the category leader of the ProV1, but at 2/3 of the cost. Switched to the MTB-X after the 2019 ball test, and don't see myself switching back anytime soon.

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After this report? Dean better contract with a second ball plant to keep up with orders. I've still got 4 dz Z Star XVs to go, but I'm giving serious contemplation to picking up 5 dz of these. The value is just so good, even before you get the bulk discount!

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1 minute ago, TR1PTIK said:

Another home run for Snell! I don't know if I'd actually ever game the X (I will definitely be giving it a try now!) so I am very interested in the MTB Black when Tony's able to get enough balls for testing.

Also, I updated the quick reference thread and MTB-X came out .01% BETTER than Titleist Pro V1. While .01% means essentially nothing, the actual value proposition of this ball could wind up being the best of the bunch given it's price point (especially when purchased at the multi-box price of $28.99/doz.).

I am truly impressed with the job Dean Snell is doing.

More like a grand slam for Dean Snell and his group. To compete with ProV1 at that price point for a box is phenomenal, and definitely worth people taking a look.

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2 minutes ago, GBWarPig said:

definitely worth people taking a look.

Agreed! Only reason a lot of people (myself included possibly) won't elect to play this ball is because of it's 96 compression rating. I don't like soft golf balls, but I do like to be on the softer side of the tour offerings. I will definitely be ordering a test pack of MTB-X and MTB Black for next season.

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3 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Agreed! Only reason a lot of people (myself included possibly) won't elect to play this ball is because of it's 96 compression rating. I don't like soft golf balls, but I do like to be on the softer side of the tour offerings. I will definitely be ordering a test pack of MTB-X and MTB Black for next season.

Compression is big for me, could do without the high spin but I have been enjoying how quickly I have been holding greens so I will be sticking with higher spin. Few weeks back lined up MTBX, PROV1X and Tour BX.... 1X (as always) and MTBX standouts.

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Grabbed a dozen of these and a dozen Bridgestone Tour B X while I was on my last dozen of Pro V1x. I really don’t feel much different between them and was seeing the same windows, maybe even a touch higher with the Snell.

This report only added to my confidence in the ball and I’ll probably go ahead and order more of these on my next ball order.

I’ve been very impressed in the early going.

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7 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Agreed! Only reason a lot of people (myself included possibly) won't elect to play this ball is because of it's 96 compression rating. I don't like soft golf balls, but I do like to be on the softer side of the tour offerings. I will definitely be ordering a test pack of MTB-X and MTB Black for next season.

My swing is *just* fast enough that the softer balls are consistently a few yards shorter on the monitor, and I get more controllable spin for my wedge game with the Snell than I did ProV1s. As always, it's a matter of finding something that fits the way you play, and then rolling with it moving forward. 

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Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 - 50°/12F, 54°/14F, 58°/14K

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Special Select Squareback 2, 35"

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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5 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Compression is big for me, could do without the high spin but I have been enjoying how quickly I have been holding greens so I will be sticking with higher spin. Few weeks back lined up MTBX, PROV1X and Tour BX.... 1X (as always) and MTBX standouts.

The Tour BX is the other ball I've yet to try, have a sleeve sitting on my desk in front of me for my next round out! 

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Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 - 50°/12F, 54°/14F, 58°/14K

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Well, remember how I've been saying the race for the ball in 2021 was between three and maybe a fourth if the right ball came in good on the Ball Lab? I think the race just got a fourth challenger.

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4 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I think I’ll buy some Chrome Softs.... 🤔

 

when I tested the Snell I really liked the performance.  But I noted a few more scrutinizing things than they put in the report.

 

Heck of a gold ball though.

like what in particular? asking because once i run out of the discounted tp5x lot that i bought, snell is on my short list.

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6 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

like what in particular? asking because once i run out of the discounted tp5x lot that i bought, snell is on my short list.

While I am not trying to answer for him, I have seen where people have been put off a bit by the seam - in some cases it is very noticeable.

I love Snell balls and will eventually get more after my current stock runs out, but one thing that struck me in the article is that 50% of the balls had minor concentricity issues. I don't recall such issues in the other reports that have been issued. I would like Tony to quantify that. What does he consider minor and are we sure it is not potentially performance-effecting?

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21 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

While I am not trying to answer for him, I have seen where people have been put off a bit by the seam - in some cases it is very noticeable.

I love Snell balls and will eventually get more after my current stock runs out, but one thing that struck me in the article is that 50% of the balls had minor concentricity issues. I don't recall such issues in the other reports that have been issued. I would like Tony to quantify that. What does he consider minor and are we sure it is not potentially performance-effecting?

 

17 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Seams on the cover, I am very picky.  The ball is great for sure.  

thanks!  i can't seem to see it in picture, so i'll pick up a dozen to see for myself.

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I guess it just shows a particular ball and its feel and perceived performance is very subjective and an individual thing.   There are a lot better players than me on this board commenting e about how good the ball is.  But I just didn't like it, tried 3 dozen last year and ended up giving away two dozen of them.  To me the feel is much harsher than the ProVX and it didn't' spin as well on wedge shots.

No doubt it performed, based on the MGS test last year and the tons of love here.  But I'll be sticking to the VX. 

 

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