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  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members Posts: 1,288 ✭✭
    Played the red for 9 tonight. It performs very nicely and dances on the green unlike any ball I've played in a while. Almost backed one up into the hole. I didn't really notice much more spin off the driver over the black but the black was a hair longer off the tee.



    I'm used to a little run out so its tough for me to throw the ball closer to the hole.



    Overall both are great balls but I think that based on feel alone the black gains a little more favor from me. But I have to hand it to Mr. Snell, he's made two great balls that pretty much negate my need to mess around with competitors.
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  • VolgolferVolgolfer Members Posts: 475 ✭✭
    Got my test pack a few weeks ago and in testing mode. Initial impressions are that the RED does indeed spin more around the greens. Checks up almost too much, so you have to account for this. But once you do it is so much fun to be able to get the ball to stop where you want vs having to guess about roll-out.



    It does however seem to be shorter off the tee than the new BLACK. The BLACK has a nice feel off the driver and seems to have more roll. Hard to tell at this point if BLACK is longer than RED, so more testing to do...
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  • Snell GolfSnell Golf Sponsors Posts: 542 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    i played again yesterday. still really like the red. I wish that it had just a touch more spin around the 30-50 yard area. everything else is money. i have been playing the yellow, hey Dean have you noticed any differences in performance due to color?


    The color has no impact on the performance for MTB RED.. both balls will have the same performance....
  • brchrisbrchris Members Posts: 7
    Hello Dean, this might have been answered already,but is there a yellow MTB black to be offered in near future?
  • monkeyboymonkeyboy Lefty Boomers Posts: 678 ✭✭
    Just got my 6 dozen Red! yea baby....



    Played a few holes with Red today, windy, 62 degrees.



    Yea, love this ball. So predictable, stops dead in its tracks on approaches...all...the...time. A neat way to play. With other balls, I'd normally roll out and get in trouble, the Red is point and shoot.



    Great chipping and putting ball. Can't wait for some grass to grow around here, lots of thin shot hitting off of pretty much bare dirt most of the time. Looking forward to even better results.
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  • c50soonerc50sooner Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    monkeyboy wrote:


    Played a few holes with Red today, windy, 62 degrees.








    monkeyboy you mentioned the wind today, obviously an overall positive experience with the Red, but any thoughts on the wind in particular today?
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  • monkeyboymonkeyboy Lefty Boomers Posts: 678 ✭✭
    c50sooner wrote:

    monkeyboy wrote:


    Played a few holes with Red today, windy, 62 degrees.








    monkeyboy you mentioned the wind today, obviously an overall positive experience with the Red, but any thoughts on the wind in particular today?




    Hard to tell..I had 2 bad tee shots that I definitely mishit, maybe another ball would not have veered as much offline - in the end a small price to pay and one I am willing to pay for a ball that does so well on approaches. I had alot more approach shot that hugged a side of the green and held right where they landed. Other balls would have gone off to the never never. That is more important to me than losing a few yards on a poorly stuck drive.



    No obvious issues with the Red ball in the wind on normal shots. Play to the pin...I am still learning this. Came up a bit short or long today due to my mentality more than the ball. Hit 11 GIR which was really good for me, especially on a windy day. Again, I feel that one has to adjust their mental game with a ball that sits so well...pick a number and trust it....the ball will behave.
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,246 ✭✭
    Played black today. Still awesome. But after hitting a tree with a tee shot, and making out with cart path, the red number got smeared and turned into pink-ish color. Nothing major, but just haven't seen that being done to a ball after a couple shots.
  • mileslongmileslong Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
    edited Apr 20, 2018 #3251
    I'm still loving the red, its been pretty windy here for a few weeks, have had no issues with it in the wind. I have noticed on shots into the green that my playing partners are no longer saying "bite" as the ball approaches the green. I think they've final caught on, it will.
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  • DFinchDFinch Members Posts: 1,364 ✭✭
    brchris wrote:


    Hello Dean, this might have been answered already,but is there a yellow MTB black to be offered in near future?




    Cast urethane (MTB Black and ProV1) does not take color the way that TPU does, which is why the Red uses TPU and is available in yellow.
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  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members Posts: 1,288 ✭✭
    2dz more MTB black on the way. Great, great ball.
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  • brchrisbrchris Members Posts: 7
    DFinch wrote:

    brchris wrote:


    Hello Dean, this might have been answered already,but is there a yellow MTB black to be offered in near future?




    Cast urethane (MTB Black and ProV1) does not take color the way that TPU does, which is why the Red uses TPU and is available in yellow.
    Oh. Thanks for explaining in detail. I still do wish a yellow ball with the mtb black performance.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,111 ✭✭
    My trial pack arrived Friday. Using a Black in today's competition. Feels great after some putting practice.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,111 ✭✭
    MTB Black used this aft. Very impressed. Great feel. Durable. Stops well. Avoids trees. Good into the wind and held its line in a strong crosswind. The MTB Red will get a run out on Tuesday.
  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 589 ✭✭
    edited Apr 22, 2018 #3257
    i think the choice between Black or Red rests on how good a golfer you are... myself being a mid handi, i need less spin off driver and longer irons, and as far as spin, would love some, but again i am a mid handi golfer , so dont spin the ball so much...with this sdaid, the Black benefits me more, eventhough it is the lesser of the two with spin.. the better golfers can lay claim to using the Red more so... just my thoughts...the black is my ball
  • rymail00rymail00 Members Posts: 6,704 ✭✭
    monks66 wrote:


    i think the choice between Black or Red rests on how good a golfer you are... myself being a mid handi, i need less spin off driver and longer irons, and as far as spin, would love some, but again i am a mid handi golfer , so dont spin the ball so much...with this sdaid, the Black benefits me more, eventhough it is the lesser of the two with spin.. the better golfers can lay claim to using the Red more so... just my thoughts...the black is my ball






    No offense but I'm going to respectfully disagree.



    I don't think skill or handicap has as much to do with it as much as Angle of Attack, swing speed, course conditions, and what area you want to focus on with adding or killing spin, like if you need extra spin for that 60 yard pitch or someone may be able to produce extra spin through strike or club choice. Basically I think you can have 8 golfers with generally the same handicap, but vastly different swings and needs.



    Hope this thought makes some sense....
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  • dgriffinwsudgriffinwsu Members Posts: 4
    Last night was the first day for my Monday golf league, and my ball of choice was the MTB black. I ordered the test pack so plan to test both balls and pick the one i like best. First let me say that i didn't know what to expect with my golf swing this early in the year. With that being said, I ended up hit the ball pretty well. Now for the review of the ball after 9 holes.



    Weather was 68 and sunny with a slight breeze about 7 mph (perfect spring weather for Michigan)



    Driver:

    Just got a new driver (Cobra F8+ with Even flow), so still in the adjusting phase. When i put a good swing on the ball is did everything i wanted it to do, long and straight. I had 2 drives that i would say i hit the center of the club face and had good strikes and they went dead straight around 290-300. The flight was a nice medium trajectory and piercing flight, this is exactly how i like to see my drives when hit well. The fell of the ball of the driver face was also nice.



    Irons (200 yards)

    I only had a 1 shot in this range to the green, that i actually landed on the green and I was able to see how the ball reacted. I was about 205-210 away with a 5 iron and couldn't have hit it an better. Nice flight and trajectory. The ball landed about 8 feet from the hole and released about 5 feet for nice birdie putt. I was amazed the the ball held the green and very happy with the result. I did notice that with this ball i seem to get a couple extra yards than the ball i was using previously, but with better spin.



    Approach (150 yards and in)

    This is where i the i was really able to see how the ball performed. Every shot that i had within this range that hit the green would land and release about 3 feet or stopped right where they landed. This is the consistency that i like to see. It just did the same thing every time and i could trust the shot and distance the ball would go, which instills a confidence that you can just fire at every pin.



    Putter

    The ball felt very nice of the putter and made a pleasant sound off of my white ice #1. Distance control was good and was able to make some putts.



    Overall I am very please with this ball after 9 holes. I plan on playing the ball again next Monday and comparing to what i witnessed yesterday. I plan on switching to the MTB red and see which one it like better for my game.
  • MiddlerMiddler Members Posts: 366
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #3261
    monks66 wrote:


    i think the choice between Black or Red rests on how good a golfer you are... myself being a mid handi, i need less spin off driver and longer irons, and as far as spin, would love some, but again i am a mid handi golfer , so dont spin the ball so much...with this sdaid, the Black benefits me more, even though it is the lesser of the two with spin.. the better golfers can lay claim to using the Red more so... just my thoughts...the black is my ball
    The difference in driver spin between the red and black is about the same, the bigger difference is spin on much higher lofted clubs with Red offering more spin. I always thought they'd have to correlate completely, driver vs 9-iron, but launch angle makes a difference from what I've read (cover doesn't make much difference for a driver, like it does for a wedge) - for all ball makers. IOW, driver spin is probably not a reason to choose Red vs Black, trajectory and higher loft iron spin should be your first considerations?




    FAQ: I am not sure which new model will fit me? How do I tell?

    There is no perfect answer for this as every golfer has different characteristics of how they hit the ball and the way they approach the golf course. However, a couple key notes to help you differentiate:
    • Both models will have similar driver spin rates and distances, but the MTB RED will feel a bit firmer off the Driver and longer shots.
    • The MTB RED is designed to have higher spin on short irons and approaches. This is the key difference in the models. If you feel you need MORE SPIN with these shots, MTB RED would be a good start.
    • MTB BLACK will have less spin than RED on the short irons and typically will fly a bit lower for a slightly more penetrating ball flight.
    • Both balls are high performance around the green. From 50 yards and in balls will perform and feel about the same.

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  • aquapigaquapig Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    I just wanted give my limited experience dealing with Snell Golf.



    I recently ordered two dozen Reds and was very anxious to try these balls. When they finally arrived, I was surprise to see 2 dozen Blacks instead.



    I sent an email to Snell and was quickly responded to. They are shipping me the 2 dozen Reds and letting me keep the Blacks at their expense since the made an error.



    I haven’t even hit one of their balls, and I’m already a fan.



    Great customer service is hard to come by these days!



    Well done.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,534 ✭✭
    aquapig wrote:


    I just wanted give my limited experience dealing with Snell Golf.



    I recently ordered two dozen Reds and was very anxious to try these balls. When they finally arrived, I was surprise to see 2 dozen Blacks instead.



    I sent an email to Snell and was quickly responded to. They are shipping me the 2 dozen Reds and letting me keep the Blacks at their expense since the made an error.



    I haven't even hit one of their balls, and I'm already a fan.



    Great customer service is hard to come by these days!



    Well done.




    Then you owe everyone "Red vs Black" review.
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  • aquapigaquapig Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Absolutely happy to!
  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Members Posts: 4,788 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #3265
    flushem wrote:

    aquapig wrote:


    I just wanted give my limited experience dealing with Snell Golf.



    I recently ordered two dozen Reds and was very anxious to try these balls. When they finally arrived, I was surprise to see 2 dozen Blacks instead.



    I sent an email to Snell and was quickly responded to. They are shipping me the 2 dozen Reds and letting me keep the Blacks at their expense since the made an error.



    I haven't even hit one of their balls, and I'm already a fan.



    Great customer service is hard to come by these days!



    Well done.




    Then you owe everyone "Red vs Black" review.


    100% agree.



    Dean Snell is awesome and their customer service.
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  • North TexasNorth Texas Members Posts: 4,107 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2018 #3266
    Got my test pack over the weekend. Today was a perfect day, 80 and winds less than 5.



    Put the Black in play for my first round. Unfortunately I had one of my worst ball-striking rounds in awhile. So obviously, the Black isn't worth a crap. Just kidding of course.



    That being said, I didn't really see anything out of the ordinary. Ball flight, distance, and spin off the irons were fine and the ball spun and checked around the green. However, for me, it seemed that the distance off the driver was shorter than what I am usually. And I'm talking about when I hit it good. Maybe as much as 10 yards.



    My wife, who is a high single handicap, hit the Red and when we compared notes she had a very similar report.



    Certainly not going to make a final judgement on just one round especially considering that both of us had less than a stellar day and we will also switch balls. But first impression for both of us was pretty ho-hum.
  • ob18ob18 Members Posts: 1,630 ✭✭


    Got my test pack over the weekend. Today was a perfect day, 80 and winds less than 5.



    Put the Black in play for my first round. Unfortunately I had one of my worst ball-striking rounds in awhile. So obviously, the Black isn't worth a crap. Just kidding of course.



    That being said, I didn't really see anything out of the ordinary. Ball flight, distance, and spin off the irons were fine and the ball spun and checked around the green. However, for me, it seemed that the distance off the driver was shorter than what I am usually. And I'm talking about when I hit it good. Maybe as much as 10 yards.



    My wife, who is a high single handicap, hit the Red and when we compared notes she had a very similar report.



    Certainly not going to make a final judgement on just one round especially considering that both of us had less than a stellar day and we will also switch balls. But first impression for both of us was pretty ho-hum.




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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,534 ✭✭


    Got my test pack over the weekend. Today was a perfect day, 80 and winds less than 5.



    Put the Black in play for my first round. Unfortunately I had one of my worst ball-striking rounds in awhile. So obviously, the Black isn't worth a crap. Just kidding of course.



    That being said, I didn't really see anything out of the ordinary. Ball flight, distance, and spin off the irons were fine and the ball spun and checked around the green. However, for me, it seemed that the distance off the driver was shorter than what I am usually. And I'm talking about when I hit it good. Maybe as much as 10 yards.



    My wife, who is a high single handicap, hit the Red and when we compared notes she had a very similar report.



    Certainly not going to make a final judgement on just one round especially considering that both of us had less than a stellar day and we will also switch balls. But first impression for both of us was pretty ho-hum.




    just out of curiosity, what is your normal gaming ball?
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  • North TexasNorth Texas Members Posts: 4,107 ✭✭
    flushem wrote:



    Got my test pack over the weekend. Today was a perfect day, 80 and winds less than 5.



    Put the Black in play for my first round. Unfortunately I had one of my worst ball-striking rounds in awhile. So obviously, the Black isn't worth a crap. Just kidding of course.



    That being said, I didn't really see anything out of the ordinary. Ball flight, distance, and spin off the irons were fine and the ball spun and checked around the green. However, for me, it seemed that the distance off the driver was shorter than what I am usually. And I'm talking about when I hit it good. Maybe as much as 10 yards.



    My wife, who is a high single handicap, hit the Red and when we compared notes she had a very similar report.



    Certainly not going to make a final judgement on just one round especially considering that both of us had less than a stellar day and we will also switch balls. But first impression for both of us was pretty ho-hum.




    just out of curiosity, what is your normal gaming ball?




    Wife and I both play the ProV1 x.



    I have always hit the driver really high with lots of spin until getting the TM M1 with PX Hazardous Yellow 6.0 shaft, set at 8.5, so now I'm more "normal". That's why I tried the Snell Black first to see if I could get the spin down a little more.



    The wife hits her driver, Titleist 917 set at 12.0, extremely low and that's why she tried the Snell Red first.



    Neither one of saw what we thought we see with the driver but, like I said, we were both less than stellar ball-striking and we're going to try both balls multiple rounds before reaching any definitive conclusions.
  • Zakers23Zakers23 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭

    flushem wrote:



    Got my test pack over the weekend. Today was a perfect day, 80 and winds less than 5.



    Put the Black in play for my first round. Unfortunately I had one of my worst ball-striking rounds in awhile. So obviously, the Black isn't worth a crap. Just kidding of course.



    That being said, I didn't really see anything out of the ordinary. Ball flight, distance, and spin off the irons were fine and the ball spun and checked around the green. However, for me, it seemed that the distance off the driver was shorter than what I am usually. And I'm talking about when I hit it good. Maybe as much as 10 yards.



    My wife, who is a high single handicap, hit the Red and when we compared notes she had a very similar report.



    Certainly not going to make a final judgement on just one round especially considering that both of us had less than a stellar day and we will also switch balls. But first impression for both of us was pretty ho-hum.




    just out of curiosity, what is your normal gaming ball?




    Wife and I both play the ProV1 x.



    I have always hit the driver really high with lots of spin until getting the TM M1 with PX Hazardous Yellow 6.0 shaft, set at 8.5, so now I'm more "normal". That's why I tried the Snell Black first to see if I could get the spin down a little more.



    The wife hits her driver, Titleist 917 set at 12.0, extremely low and that's why she tried the Snell Red first.



    Neither one of saw what we thought we see with the driver but, like I said, we were both less than stellar ball-striking and we're going to try both balls multiple rounds before reaching any definitive conclusions.




    Thanks for the feedback



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  • aquapigaquapig Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Played my first round today with the Black. First impression are wow!



    I had my best driving day, maybe ever. I’ve been playing for since I was about 12 and I’m now in my 40s.



    I’m not a bomber by any means. My driver is usually a boring, relatively low flight that goes on average about 260. I hit my irons very high, but my driver doesn’t launch high like I’d like.



    Today was a different story. I was hitting high launching balls that stayed in the air longer than normal. It was blowing pretty stiff and the ball held its line well off the driver in the air.



    I played on my home course and hit it a few places I haven’t hit it since my early 20s.



    The ball has that nice soft feel that I like in my ball, while not feeling like a marshmallow.



    Off my irons it continues it’s high flight and again held its line in a stiff crosswind. I’ve never had much of an issue getting most balls to hold greens and the Black checked up well on firm, fast greens.



    I didn’t have my best putting day, but I doubt that had anything to do with the ball, which felt no different than a Prov1 off the putter.,



    I originally ordered the Reds, but was sent the Blacks accidentally by Snell.



    I’m curious to try the Red, but I can’t see it being any better than what I experienced today.



    Great golf ball for me.



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