Nike RZN stockpiling worth it?

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  • BaskilBaskil Members Posts: 221
    Absolutely worth it! WHy not play tour level balls for cheap? No real major advancements in ball technology right now, and by the time I am through my stock maybe something new will hit.



    Also, any ball you switch to now will be "obsolete" in two years anyways. So play a cheap great ball!
  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BrimC wrote:

    jpdx wrote:

    acy274 wrote:

    BrimC wrote:


    I wonder why Nike made these Olympic balls and never released them. They announced they were out of equipment right before the Olympics, but I would have thought they would have released them months before the Olympics. I wonder if all the dented tins are part of the story.




    Maybe bc nobody from Team USA was playing Nike. Makes me wonder if there's a huge stash of these overseas with a different logo, made under the assumption that Rory was going to play. Whatever the reason - fine with me, as they resulted in a bunch of inexpensive, quality balls!




    correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't nike the official team usa outfitter for the olympics? if so, then undoubtedly they made other odds and ends (like rzn tp golf balls) that have the usa and nike/swoosh on it.


    I'm just wondering why they never released them at a regular price before the Olympics.

    I think the logos didn't look so great and of alot of the tins were damaged... Nike leaves the equipment business.




    I didn't go to this past Olympics - however I assume there were for sale there. I recall seeing some tins on NDC but the pricing on it didn't make sense to me. it made a dozen to be $15 a sleeve - so more expensive than just buying a standard dz.
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  • A.G. Pennypacker A.G. Pennypacker Members Posts: 487 ✭✭
    I've got about 4 doz RZN tour platinum and 6 doz RZN tour black. I love these balls, particularly the black. I just bought a few of the plats because they were so cheap, and I thought I'd give em a shot.
  • sticks44sticks44 Members Posts: 45
    Baskil wrote:


    Absolutely worth it! WHy not play tour level balls for cheap? No real major advancements in ball technology right now, and by the time I am through my stock maybe something new will hit.



    Also, any ball you switch to now will be "obsolete" in two years anyways. So play a cheap great ball!
    Yes I admit I'm a golf ball HO. But My HO-ing is strictly for down to one ball the "2016 Nike Rzn tour platinum" IMO its as good or better than other premium ball out there and that includes 2017 an especially when you consider the price between $16.01 and $17.35 a dozen. I have completely cleaned out my PGA Superstore and local Dick's which price matched. I now have a total of 34 Dozen. which will last me who knows how long when you consider I play twice a week and lose maybe 1-2 a round at the most. At that price how can you loose!!!!!!!!!!
  • NolanPNolanP Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    sticks44 wrote:


    Yes I admit I'm a golf ball HO. But My HO-ing is strictly for down to one ball the "2016 Nike Rzn tour platinum" IMO its as good or better than other premium ball out there and that includes 2017 an especially when you consider the price between $16.01 and $17.35 a dozen. I have completely cleaned out my PGA Superstore and local Dick's which price matched. I now have a total of 34 Dozen. which will last me who knows how long when you consider I play twice a week and lose maybe 1-2 a round at the most. At that price how can you loose!!!!!!!!!!




    Between the Srixon Zstar and Nike Rzn Tour Platinum deals out there, I've grabbed 76 dozen top quality tour balls at no more than $20 per.
  • LoudmouthtreLoudmouthtre SeattleMembers Posts: 310 ✭✭✭✭
    Was able to pick up another 5 dozen from Nike.com yesterday (4-Black 1-Plat) I've got 15 dozen in the garage right now. Love the Blacks
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  • joliver233joliver233 Members Posts: 352 ✭✭✭✭
    NolanP wrote:

    sticks44 wrote:


    Yes I admit I'm a golf ball HO. But My HO-ing is strictly for down to one ball the "2016 Nike Rzn tour platinum" IMO its as good or better than other premium ball out there and that includes 2017 an especially when you consider the price between $16.01 and $17.35 a dozen. I have completely cleaned out my PGA Superstore and local Dick's which price matched. I now have a total of 34 Dozen. which will last me who knows how long when you consider I play twice a week and lose maybe 1-2 a round at the most. At that price how can you loose!!!!!!!!!!




    Between the Srixon Zstar and Nike Rzn Tour Platinum deals out there, I've grabbed 76 dozen top quality tour balls at no more than $20 per.




    Where is everyone finding the new Srixon deals? Can't seem to find any online but really want to try them.
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  • ElectryonElectryon Members Posts: 9



    joliver233 wrote:




    Where is everyone finding the new Srixon deals? Can't seem to find any online but really want to try them.




    @ your local Golf Galaxy and Dicks Sporting Goods store.
  • jphesterlyjphesterly Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    edited Feb 16, 2017 #160
    Is this the srixon deal you guys are referring to? 6 balls for $9.99?
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 17, 2017 #161
    Having originally hated the Nike RZN tour Black, I can now officially say I am a convert. As such I have stockpiled 15 dozen, which should last me at least 4 or 5 rounds.



    I bought some of the new Z Star XV balls today too, and was very impressed by how they performed on course. However, on trackman the ye olde Nike kicks its butt.
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  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Having originally hated the Nike RZN tour Black, I can now officially say I am a convert. As such I have stockpiled 15 dozen, which should last me at least 4 or 5 rounds.



    I bought some of the new Z Star XV balls today too, and was very impressed by how they performed on course. However, on trackman the ye olde Nike kicks its butt.




    ouch! lol I'm sure it was a typo, but that's funny to think about 15 dz for 4 or 5 rounds...hahah!
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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members Posts: 2,032 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ha, comedic hyperbole at its finest
  • MiniJ83MiniJ83 Members Posts: 1,455 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BrimC wrote:

    jpdx wrote:

    acy274 wrote:

    BrimC wrote:


    I wonder why Nike made these Olympic balls and never released them. They announced they were out of equipment right before the Olympics, but I would have thought they would have released them months before the Olympics. I wonder if all the dented tins are part of the story.




    Maybe bc nobody from Team USA was playing Nike. Makes me wonder if there's a huge stash of these overseas with a different logo, made under the assumption that Rory was going to play. Whatever the reason - fine with me, as they resulted in a bunch of inexpensive, quality balls!




    correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't nike the official team usa outfitter for the olympics? if so, then undoubtedly they made other odds and ends (like rzn tp golf balls) that have the usa and nike/swoosh on it.


    I'm just wondering why they never released them at a regular price before the Olympics.

    I think the logos didn't look so great and of alot of the tins were damaged... Nike leaves the equipment business.




    They were released during the Olympics. I can't recall if they were $15 or $20 a tube, but they were for sale on Nike.com
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I received a dozen RZN Tour blacks for Christmas, and just got around to trying them today after finally emptying my stash of Chrome Softs. It is an absolutely awesome ball. Distance is amazing for a urethane ball, and green side spin is excellent. It's been rainy and wet here lately,and I managed to suck a RZN black back like it was on a leash. After playing the first 18 holes with these balls, makes me hate that Nike is done making them.
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  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I received a dozen RZN Tour blacks for Christmas, and just got around to trying them today after finally emptying my stash of Chrome Softs. It is an absolutely awesome ball. Distance is amazing for a urethane ball, and green side spin is excellent. It's been rainy and wet here lately,and I managed to suck a RZN black back like it was on a leash. After playing the first 18 holes with these balls, makes me hate that Nike is done making them.




    go buy as many as you can now...while you can!
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    Nike
    Engage 54* SS and 58* DS
    Nike Method Matter m4-12
    Nike Air Hybrid II Bag

    b-team/travel bag
    Nike Vapor Flex 440 driver 9.5* Diamana Blueboard
    Nike Vapor Pro driver 11.5* Diamana Blueboard
    Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 wood stock r flex shaft
    Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 hybrid stock r flex haft

    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4-AW DG Pro S300 -2*
    Nike Engage 50* SS 54* SS 60* DS
    Nike Method Origin b2-01
    Cure CX-2
    Nike Air Sport II and Hyperadapt
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 2,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    jpdx wrote:



    I received a dozen RZN Tour blacks for Christmas, and just got around to trying them today after finally emptying my stash of Chrome Softs. It is an absolutely awesome ball. Distance is amazing for a urethane ball, and green side spin is excellent. It's been rainy and wet here lately,and I managed to suck a RZN black back like it was on a leash. After playing the first 18 holes with these balls, makes me hate that Nike is done making them.




    go buy as many as you can now...while you can!




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  • Intergraz17Intergraz17 Members Posts: 45
    Have yet to find any good deals on the Nike RZN platinum, in stores, but found the deal on the Srixons, and will stick to those for the next season or two. Since Nike is out of the business of making them not a bad time to move on anyway. The Black is a great long ball comparable to any firm feel. The RZN was a bit more spin than the Black or XV, but by far the best feeling ball for me. Had the perfect feel of not too soft or firm and just the snap and feedback was the best I have ever played; disappointing to see them go.
  • RocksRocks Members Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    I found at me local golf shop selling a sleeve of Nike platinum for $5 and really like the ball. Seems the ball is very durable. About to stock up on more.
  • cricgolfcricgolf Members Posts: 156
    Dicks is selling rzn plat; 24 for 60 bucks. Great deal on an amazing ball. Nike's last hurrah.
  • RocksRocks Members Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    Picked up a few more dozen today, but have to say the golf store supply of Platium balls is getting smaller and smaller.
  • bmurphbmurph Members Posts: 476 ✭✭✭✭
    Really like the Black, haven't played the platinum yet but I'm not sure I have the swing speed for it. FYI they have the Black in volt at lots of Nike Factory stores, combined with the current 30% off deal they come in at ~$16, not a bad deal if you can handle the color.
  • RocksRocks Members Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    bmurph wrote:


    Really like the Black, haven't played the platinum yet but I'm not sure I have the swing speed for it. FYI they have the Black in volt at lots of Nike Factory stores, combined with the current 30% off deal they come in at ~$16, not a bad deal if you can handle the color.




    Every once in a while you can find the prior year model Rzn for cheap at the Nike outlets too.
  • Hammer22Hammer22 Members Posts: 503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 28, 2017 #174
    bmurph wrote:


    Really like the Black, haven't played the platinum yet but I'm not sure I have the swing speed for it. FYI they have the Black in volt at lots of Nike Factory stores, combined with the current 30% off deal they come in at ~$16, not a bad deal if you can handle the color.




    If you are playing the Black, and assuming it is the '16 Tour Black, you won't have a problem with the Platinum and may like them better since they are slightly softer. Here's some good details on both:



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  • nattybohknowsnattybohknows Members Posts: 369 ✭✭✭✭
    The RZN family is my favorite set of golf balls so of course it goes away. I got a set of whites a few years back at a scramble then tried the blacks and the platinums and I have no problem playing any of the 3. I never tried the 2016 version though.
  • acy274acy274 Members Posts: 745 ✭✭


    The RZN family is my favorite set of golf balls so of course it goes away. I got a set of whites a few years back at a scramble then tried the blacks and the platinums and I have no problem playing any of the 3. I never tried the 2016 version though.




    Agree, have played and like all 3. Funny thing is, I have never heard anyone talk about the Reds. Makes me wonder if there's a huge stash sitting somewhere.
  • TsarBombaTsarBomba Members Posts: 698


    The RZN family is my favorite set of golf balls so of course it goes away. I got a set of whites a few years back at a scramble then tried the blacks and the platinums and I have no problem playing any of the 3. I never tried the 2016 version though.




    "So of course it goes away"



    Lol - you are the harbinger of failed product..hehe



    I feel the same way so often. A high percentage of products I love tends to fail in so many catagories...however, my theory is this:



    Many of us who find our way into forums such as this, just for a golf ball, are spending time to get the most bang for our buck with ALL of our purchases. It may be possible that (on the average) products with high quality for the dolar may may be of much lower margin therefore more likely to fail. In the majority if cases where there is a clear value/$, most people dont listen because we are used to BS being drilled unto our heads. Only the consumers who typically educate ourselves buy these item moreso, and that is insufficient to keep it afloat. Just an observation, and I'm sure there are more educated people in the field than me that could kill this observation and that's ok, I'm not invested in this concept beyond spending a few moments typing it on my phone.
  • 34isdatruth34isdatruth Members Posts: 133 ✭✭✭
    So the Rzn platinum plays like a K-sig. These are the silver box with blue logos right?
  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 5, 2017 #179
    So the Rzn platinum plays like a K-sig. These are the silver box with blue logos right?




    I'm not sure as I can't really tell much of difference between tour black/tour platinum/prov1/prov1x/ksig, because I'm not that good or I refuse to buy/play titleist balls. But if you're comparing ksig to a prov1 then yes, ksig is most closely related to a tour platinum. Which is the silver (platinum colored) box.
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  • McgeenoMcgeeno Members Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I did not like the rzn black much...



    But I ended up falling in love with the rzn tour black. I used the volt color all year long and was really happy with the performance.



    Like clock work its now discontinued so I've stocked up 5 dozen. I'll try to get another 5 dozen or so when I find the right pricing.



    I paid 26.99 at my local store here in Canada; For perspective I was paying 59.99 last summer at full pop.



    So its a great bargain for a good golf ball.
  • leomessi10leomessi10 Members Posts: 532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry for bringing this back to life but I recently went head to head with the non tour black Volts from 15 and the Tour Plats from 16. I loves the blacks and found the Plats ok but consistently 10+ yards behind the blacks off the driver.



    Also Dunham's sports in SW PA has "Practice" Plats for $14.99 a doz in plastic bags.

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