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  • rickpal14rickpal14 Members  314WRX Points: 88Posts: 314 Greens
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    Just picked up a free sleeve at my local demo days after purchasing my new combo 919 HM/Forged set. Was looking forward to trying them but these durability issues.....

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    Cobra King F9 Driver
    Cobra King F9 3 fwy
    Mizuno CLK 19*
    Mizuno 919 HM 4-6 PX 5.5
    Mizuno 919 Forged 7-GW PX 5.5
    Vokey 54/8, 58/14
    Odyssey Fang 2 Ball
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • Cruisin1966Cruisin1966 Calgary, ABClubWRX  1162WRX Points: 338Handicap: 6.9Posts: 1,162 ClubWRX
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    On -, @spartan6910 said:

    On -, @Cruisin1966 said:

    On -, @spartan6910 said:

    . . . I could absolutely play these as a lower-cost winter ball compared to my TP5 . . .

    Up here in Canada, the Mizuno and the TP5's are the same price ($60/dozen). Definitely not a lower cost ball.

    Weird. New TP5 are $46, RB were $36 at the course I played.

    Well, to be fair the new TP5's are $59.99 and the Mizuno's are $54.99/dozen. We don't often get deals on golf balls. Although, I picked up a few dozen of the pre-2019 TP5x for $30 Cdn/ea I also remember grabbing a few dozen Z-Star 's last year for $25 a dozen. But that is rare. If you buy golf balls at the courses, you usually pay more, but rarely do you ever pay less

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    **Gamer Bag**
    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max @ 8º (9.5) w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6S
    Fairway: Callaway Mavrik 4W @ 16.5º w/ ProjectX Evenflow Black 75S
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 @ 20º w/ Atmos Blue HB TS 8S
    Irons: Miura 4-6 (TC-201), 7-PW (MB-101) w/ Mitsubishi MMT 105TX (ss*1)
    Wedges: Artisan Raw 51º, 56º, 61º
    Putter: Artisan 0117

    **Retro Bag**
    Driver: Ping G LS Tec 9º
    Fairway: Titleist 915F 3W 15º
    Hybrid: Cobra Baffler Pro 2H 18º
    Irons: Taylormade RAC Forged TP CB 3-PW
    Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP 52º; Nike VR Pro Forged Brushed Oxide Raw 58º
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 1

  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3339WRX Points: 641Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,339 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @spartan6910 said:

    On -, @Cruisin1966 said:

    On -, @spartan6910 said:

    . . . I could absolutely play these as a lower-cost winter ball compared to my TP5 . . .

    Up here in Canada, the Mizuno and the TP5's are the same price ($60/dozen). Definitely not a lower cost ball.

    Weird. New TP5 are $46, RB were $36 at the course I played.

    Golf Town has the 2019 TP5 at $59.99 Cdn and the RB Tour at $54.99 Cdn.

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    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members  4848WRX Points: 551Posts: 4,848 Titanium Tees
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    i just played this ball last night and the ball is significantly shorter on my 6i-wedge. good thing I only bought a 3 pack...not a great performing ball for me. didn't hold lines well either. Off the driver it was fine.

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  • 1putt2win21putt2win2 Members  1369WRX Points: 111Posts: 1,369 Platinum Tees
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    played 18 today with the RB tour X and was left feeling underwhelmed. wasn't a terrible ball in any aspects of the game but nothing shined either...distance was about the same as any premium ball but slightly shorter into a head wind. feel was about on par with a ProV1, i could imagine the RB tour must be softer...but the surprising thing was how little spin i was getting from the wedges. definitely not the check i would get from a prov1. felt like around the greens i'd have to play for more run out. durability wasn't as bad as some of the others were claiming, but i didn't hit any trees or cartpaths. the full wedge shots did leave small groove marks but nothing i'd think was unplayable afterwards. these balls should be in the 29.99 category and i think alot of people would enjoy them. i myself wouldn't bother buying these as for my game there are better performing options. hurts to say as i'm a mizuno fan.

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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers  846WRX Points: 237Posts: 846 Golden Tee
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    Gonna play the rb tour x tmw. Have been playing 2017 a star and xv.

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    Titleist 910D3 8.5
    Titleist 910FD 13.5
    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5
    Adams Pro Mini 23
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw 
    Cleaveland Rtx4 Raw 50mid, 56mid, 60low
    Taylormade TP Juno
    2018 Players 5 Stand Bag
    2017 Srixon Z Star
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  • JDW3JDW3 Members  651WRX Points: 106Handicap: 4.5Posts: 651 Golden Tee
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    I haven’t tried them myself but a friend of mine put the tour x in play last weekend and had some major durability issues. He split a ball open on each of the first two holes with wedge shots. I have never seen him split his usual gamer (pro v) open and we play together at least once or twice a week. I can’t see myself ever trying them based on that experience.

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    Driver: Titleist TS2
    3 wood: Titleist TS2
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 19* & 22*
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 50*, 54*, 60*
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Ball: Titleist Prov 1x
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers  846WRX Points: 237Posts: 846 Golden Tee
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    Played the x against z stars for 9 holes today. Was pretty wet. Didnt notice any unusual wear. Was dead even with the driver distance wise. Also didnt notice it being shorter on my.irons since the spin so much

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    Titleist 910D3 8.5
    Titleist 910FD 13.5
    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5
    Adams Pro Mini 23
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw 
    Cleaveland Rtx4 Raw 50mid, 56mid, 60low
    Taylormade TP Juno
    2018 Players 5 Stand Bag
    2017 Srixon Z Star
  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf Members  3450WRX Points: 363Posts: 3,450 Titanium Tees
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    Heard there might be some manufacturing problems with older production runs of Mizuno RB golf balls, anyone hear anything?

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    Driver - Home Callaway Epic Flash   Away Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 
    Woods - XXIO 10 3W
    Hybrids - XXIO 10 3H, 4H, 5H
    Irons - Home - PXG Gen 2 0311P 5-SW   Away - Callaway Apex CF-19 5-SW
    Wedge - PXG 58* 
    Putter - Seemore Nashville mFGP2 SS Mallet Black
    Ball - KSig, TM TP5X, Snell MTB
  • APFPilotAPFPilot Members  62WRX Points: 26Posts: 62 Bunkers
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    Tried these out yesterday on a launch monitor and the durability is really bad. After 4 full on wedge shots the covers look like they went through a cheese grater. Really bums me out and I liked the feel and the performance and I'm a big Mizuno fan.

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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11925WRX Points: 1,695Posts: 11,925 Titanium Tees
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    My first round with the RB Tour X fooled me. No visible damage, looked perfectly fine as far as durability goes.

    Second round it actually encountered a few bunkers and tree limbs and what not. Looked like a Pro V1 might look after 72 holes and then a spell in my shag bag. Really beat up. So much so that I retired it after about 12 holes of that second round (30 holes total). Put a second one in play and after the last 6 holes of that round and one more full round it also looked pretty bad (not as bad as the first one).

    It just can not deal with trees, cart paths or hardpan without damage. Basically about 2005-era urethane durability, nothing at all like current balls.

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    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3339WRX Points: 641Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,339 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @North Butte said:

    My first round with the RB Tour X fooled me. No visible damage, looked perfectly fine as far as durability goes.

    Second round it actually encountered a few bunkers and tree limbs and what not. Looked like a Pro V1 might look after 72 holes and then a spell in my shag bag. Really beat up. So much so that I retired it after about 12 holes of that second round (30 holes total). Put a second one in play and after the last 6 holes of that round and one more full round it also looked pretty bad (not as bad as the first one).

    It just can not deal with trees, cart paths or hardpan without damage. Basically about 2005-era urethane durability, nothing at all like current balls.

    One of the Mizuno Reps on Twitter replied to a comment about the lack of durability. He said Mizuno heard the complaints and have made changes to improve durability of both RB Tour models.

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    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11925WRX Points: 1,695Posts: 11,925 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    On -, @North Butte said:

    My first round with the RB Tour X fooled me. No visible damage, looked perfectly fine as far as durability goes.

    Second round it actually encountered a few bunkers and tree limbs and what not. Looked like a Pro V1 might look after 72 holes and then a spell in my shag bag. Really beat up. So much so that I retired it after about 12 holes of that second round (30 holes total). Put a second one in play and after the last 6 holes of that round and one more full round it also looked pretty bad (not as bad as the first one).

    It just can not deal with trees, cart paths or hardpan without damage. Basically about 2005-era urethane durability, nothing at all like current balls.

    One of the Mizuno Reps on Twitter replied to a comment about the lack of durability. He said Mizuno heard the complaints and have made changes to improve durability of both RB Tour models.

    I've really liked my Mizuno clubs since getting off the Ping bandwagon a while back. But after trying a sleeve of the RB Tour there's just not anything about them that would convince me to switch even if they improve the durability. Honestly, it plays about like a Pro V1 or most other urethane balls (no surprise there). And I've used Pro V1x for so long that's where habit keeps taking me back.

    I did play one breezy round and think Mizuno are right about it being pretty unaffected by the wind. For a ball that seems to spin plenty, it holds its line very well on, say, a 6-iron shot with a 10mph cross wind.

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    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • BreezyBrett20BreezyBrett20 Members  88WRX Points: 39Posts: 88 Fairways
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    Tried these, not bad for a first edition, curious to see how they continue to develop

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  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members  1921WRX Points: 615Posts: 1,921 Platinum Tees
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    Played 9 holes today with the RB tour X and had no durability issues at all.

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  • skuyperskuyper Members  86WRX Points: 18Handicap: 1.7Posts: 86 Fairways
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    was about to buy these black friday. but took some time to read through this discussion a bit. Seems like to summarize: Distance is fine off the tee (7/10). Distance with irons is poor (2/10). Spin around the greens is good (8/10). Durability has completely mixed reviews so maybe (6/10). Does this all seem accurate?

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    Driver: G400max. 9* Kuro Kage DC TINI 70x

    3W: Great Big Bertha 15*. Fujikara Pro Tour spec 83x

    3i: Bridgestone tour B X-HI KBS prototype 83x

    4-PW: Mizzuno MP-59 KBS Ctaper 130x

    Wedges: Glide 2.0 50, 55, 60 (all SS) DG tour issue S400

    Putter Odyssey 7s 34"

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3339WRX Points: 641Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,339 Titanium Tees
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    Distance is on par with other premium balls with all clubs. The RB Tour balls seem to check more around the green for me. Durability is on par with other premium balls.

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    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1897WRX Points: 313Handicap: ?Posts: 1,897 Platinum Tees
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    A really solid ball. As always, there is no one ball that fits everyone’s play style. I liked playing them but I play equally good and better balls for cheaper.

    Mizuno is going to take all this information and run with it.

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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  365WRX Points: 237Handicap: 2.4Posts: 365 Greens
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    I received a sleeve of the Tour RB X with the MP-20 SELs, so I will be testing them soon enough.

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    TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
    Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
    Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

  • ProjectXProjectX I can a hit lob wedge 150...but only from a greenside bunker Members  1528WRX Points: 275Posts: 1,528 Platinum Tees
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    After watching the TXG review and looking at the numbers I came to the conclusion that the RB Tour X spins a little too much killing distance so I opted for the RB Tour. Coming from a ProV1x. Performs great for me. No problems at all.

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    Titleist TS3 Driver 9.5* Diamana D+ LTD 60 TX
    Titleist TS3 Fairway 16.5* Diamana D+ LTD 70 TX
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 3 Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 6-9 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Mizuno T20 Raw 46*, 51*, 56* & 61* KBS Tour C-Taper X
    SeeMore Nashville z3c Black Mallet
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4834WRX Points: 554Handicap: 3.2Posts: 4,834 ClubWRX
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    Got some of the Xs in a trade... not impressed at all and would not likely ever buy these on my own. They look like a Balata or something with deep dimples and the seam looks pronounced from the right angle. Maybe I got some early ones as the durability is garbage... Distance seems ok, little shorter than the BXS or XV I normally play, and seems to fly a little lower off the driver. I'm a Mizuno fan, but not of these balls.

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    Ping G400 9*
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* 
    Titleist 915h 21* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Mizuno T20 50, 54, 58
    Taylormade Spider Tour red 34"

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  • 18thbunker18thbunker Members  396WRX Points: 87Posts: 396 Greens
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    Mizuno asking premium prices on a product that seemed like Mizuno did not thoroughly test is really unacceptable.

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    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]driver - Titleist 915 D3 10.5[/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]fairway - Ping I25 18 degree 5 wood
    hybrid - Ben Hogan VKTR 19 & 23
    Irons - Mizuno MP68 3-PW
    wedges Mizuno MP-T5 50-58
    putter - Ping Sigma G Doon[/font]
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