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  • groachgroach  254Members Posts: 254
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    ecfritts wrote:

    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    I just picked up some yesterday for $31.99 a dozen!




    I have done the same thing. I'm sitting on two dozen yellow truvis and two dozen white truvis. I'll buy a dozen of the new ball when it comes out and play that right away with an old version and see what happens. If the new ball is that much better, I'll dump the old version for whatever I can get and start playing the new one. If I can't notice any difference, I'll keep trying to buy up the old model as cheaply as I can.
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  • EHolmEHolm  390Members Posts: 390
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    Ball is set for march release in Europe


    My bad, its mid-late feb for europe
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  • HISPLHISPL  3068Members Posts: 3,068
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    groach wrote:

    ecfritts wrote:

    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    I just picked up some yesterday for $31.99 a dozen!




    I have done the same thing. I'm sitting on two dozen yellow truvis and two dozen white truvis. I'll buy a dozen of the new ball when it comes out and play that right away with an old version and see what happens. If the new ball is that much better, I'll dump the old version for whatever I can get and start playing the new one. If I can't notice any difference, I'll keep trying to buy up the old model as cheaply as I can.




    Having played both balls I’m confident you will switch, I would be happy to say the new ball is just that exceptional and the old ball was a great ball!



    The new ball pretty much ticks every box, I would say the only reason why someone wouldn’t play it is because it doesn’t have a (insert players favourite brand here) logo on it that the player has been accustomed to (brainwashed) into playing or they are getting paid for playing a certain ball.





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  • Kenny Lee PuckettKenny Lee Puckett  3463Members Posts: 3,463
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    xjohnx wrote:


    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon
    graphene let Callaway tweak the core and mantle relationship, improving the balI off the driver. and the changes in those two allows the urethane cover to be adjusted, improving the ball off the irons.



    FWIW hit the Rogue driver while using the Chrome Soft X against another premium urethane ball. 3-4 mph ball speed bump with the Chrome. and a VERY low spinning ball. IMO there possibly IS ten yards plus to be found off the tee with this ball.
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  • wldchld22wldchld22  3369Members Posts: 3,369
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    xjohnx wrote:


    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon
    graphene let Callaway tweak the core and mantle relationship, improving the balI off the driver. and the changes in those two allows the urethane cover to be adjusted, improving the ball off the irons.



    FWIW hit the Rogue driver while using the Chrome Soft X against another premium urethane ball. 3-4 mph ball speed bump with the Chrome. and a VERY low spinning ball. IMO there possibly IS ten yards plus to be found off the tee with this ball.




    The idea would be counter intuitive to where the market is going; but I'm imagining that graphene is in the core now. This would make the core lighter (increasing the moi of the ball and thus the spin slope) but firmer and more resilient meaning it rebounds more?
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 2917Members Posts: 2,917
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    xjohnx wrote:


    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon
    graphene let Callaway tweak the core and mantle relationship, improving the balI off the driver. and the changes in those two allows the urethane cover to be adjusted, improving the ball off the irons.



    FWIW hit the Rogue driver while using the Chrome Soft X against another premium urethane ball. 3-4 mph ball speed bump with the Chrome. and a VERY low spinning ball. IMO there possibly IS ten yards plus to be found off the tee with this ball.




    With TM having the patent for 5 piece golf balls, sounds like using graphene is how Callaway has gone about "de-coupling" portions of the golf ball to optimize it. TM added yardage to the TP5 golf balls so it's not out of the realm of possibility for Callaway to do the same.
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  • sirparalotsirparalot  742Members Posts: 742
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    Really looking forward to PGA show demo day on Tues. the 23rd. This ball is the number one thing I am interested in trying out. I really hope Callaway will have them out there to hit (last year for the Epic release they were just using standard range balls in their booth while Titleist as usual had all ProV's) and offer demo packs to take home.
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  • Sean2Sean2  30951Members Posts: 30,951
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    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    The thinking may go like this: for just $5.00 more I can pick up the ProV's.



    I will be surprised if Callaway sees a market share increase after this $5.00 hike.
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  • xxioxxio Cebu, Philippines 5783Members Posts: 5,783
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    If your goal is to be number 1 you will never get there if you place yourself as the "cheaper option to number 1". Cheaper has an underlying lower performance connotation.



    If the new pricing takes off then the number 1 spot will be a true race in 2-3 years.



    If it doesn't then they price next years model $7 cheaper.
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  • campioncampion 3-jack-king  652Members Posts: 652
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    I think this has the potential to be my favorite product of 2018, with two drivers being exactly the same as last year from TaylorMade and Callaway, this ball “may” be the only real improvement from any manufacturer this year. The chrome soft really feels great around the green, but I hate it off the tee. Hopefully this fixes it, but with the marketing machines of Callaway it’s kind of hard to believe them or any ome anymore.
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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETX 4780ClubWRX Posts: 4,780
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    Some are popping up for testing



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  • HISPLHISPL  3068Members Posts: 3,068
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    campion wrote:


    I think this has the potential to be my favorite product of 2018, with two drivers being exactly the same as last year from TaylorMade and Callaway, this ball “may” be the only real improvement from any manufacturer this year. The chrome soft really feels great around the green, but I hate it off the tee. Hopefully this fixes it, but with the marketing machines of Callaway it’s kind of hard to believe them or any ome anymore.




    Just try it and come to your own conclusion, I think anyone that does try it would have to be impressed it really is a fantastic ball.
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of Hockey 7662ClubWRX Posts: 7,662
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    cvhookem63 wrote:


    Some are popping up for testing







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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETX 4780ClubWRX Posts: 4,780
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    GC70 wrote:

    cvhookem63 wrote:


    Some are popping up for testing







    You suck! image/censored2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':censored2:' />




    Unfortunately those aren’t mine. Just some that I saw on Instagram.
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  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful  1249Members Posts: 1,249
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    Really looking forward to testing these. I will be impressed if it is better than Bridgestone Tour B X.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3879Members Posts: 3,879
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    noodle3872 wrote:


    With TM having the patent for 5 piece golf balls,
    Callaway has produced 5 piece golf balls in the past. Most recently with the Speed Regime 2 & Speed Regime 3 balls. The Callaway Legacy Black golf ball released in Asia was a 5 piece ball. Mizuno and Honma have 5 piece balls.
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    Really looking forward to testing these. I will be impressed if it is better than Bridgestone Tour B X.




    I’d love to hear your feedback!



    I haven’t used the new model Bridgestone yet but I played Bridgestone balls from 2000-2009 and have a lot of respect for their product.
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  • tbombtbomb Wheel, Snipe, Party - Gongshow Hockey  2376Members Posts: 2,376
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    I'd like to retract my statement "graphene is in the cover". There is a thin layer of graphene between the core and the cover.
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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG  6054ClubWRX Posts: 6,054
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    Sergio just won with ball. He likes it
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  • OcRockRollerOcRockRoller Humble Donkey Florida 226Members Posts: 226
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    The CS18 is really good as others are saying here. Feels better off of every club, especially Driver. And the numbers are really good, I may have picked up a mph or 2 ballspeed, or I could have been having a good day. The proV 17 was not faster though, some were as fast but not one ball speed was it faster than the CS 18 or CSx 18.



    2018 is an exciting year for Callaway
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  • HipCheckHipCheck Toed it a lil, Romes. The Right Coast 6298Marshals Posts: 6,298
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    NEWS!



    We have a GolfWRX Member Testing coming soon on new Chrome Soft! Look for an application thread soon!
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    HipCheck wrote:


    NEWS!



    We have a GolfWRX Member Testing coming soon on new Chrome Soft! Look for an application thread soon!






    Yes yes yes yes yes
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  • MorryMorry  868Members Posts: 868
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    does the new x spin off irons like tp5 does?

    and fly off driver like tp5x

    that is the combination of a real winner
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  • HISPLHISPL  3068Members Posts: 3,068
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    Morry wrote:


    does the new x spin off irons like tp5 does?

    and fly off driver like tp5x

    that is the combination of a real winner




    Relatively speaking it is very low spin off the driver and higher with the irons and very high with small chip shots, bunker shots etc etc
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  • Scooterboy59Scooterboy59  978Members Posts: 978
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    This thing is hot. I feel like I have picked up about 6+ yards with this ball. Great feel around the green. Played both like the X a little better but that is what I played last year.
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  • MorryMorry  868Members Posts: 868
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    Any details on compression #'s for the cs or the cs x yet?
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    This thing is hot. I feel like I have picked up about 6+ yards with this ball. Great feel around the green. Played both like the X a little better but that is what I played last year.




    I’d say I picked up about the same 6-8m or so which is a handy gain!



    I played the “standard” Chrome Soft last year but will play the X this year.



    Even with the balls costing $5 a dozen more I expect to see this ball win even more market share from its competitors, it really is that good!
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  • rileypratherrileyprather  253Members Posts: 253
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    To the person asking about the patent: I think they actuallyDO own the patent. I know they own the patent on the machines that do the stamping. If I remember correctly from the plant tour, there are only like 3 of those machines in existence.



    I’m excited to give it a shot, but I am seriously looking into Snell this year.
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  • ebbowronebbowron  405Members Posts: 405
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    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.




    I got two sleeves of each and tried both. Unfortunately, I did not hit it nearly as well as I had hoped, and it wont be knocking the TP5x out of the bag. I was surprised to be honest. The feel was great, and they seemed more durable than the last model, but, for whatever reason, I was knocking the TP5x at least 15 yards longer, without sacrificing anything around the greens. Like I said, I was surprised, and a little bummed. Maybe it was just me, on those holes, on that day.
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