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  • rickpal14rickpal14  314WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 314
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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, AB 965WRX Points: 217Handicap: WIPClubWRX Posts: 965
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    On -, @spartan6910 said:

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    . . . 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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    No more golf until Spring.

  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3118WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,118
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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 SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4499WRX Points: 420Members Posts: 4,499
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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  1364WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 1,364
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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, WA 715WRX Points: 189Members Posts: 715
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    Gonna play the rb tour x tmw. Have been playing 2017 a star and xv.

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    Ping i20 9.5
    Callaway rouge sub zero 15
    Adams pro mini 20
    Bridgestone tour b x-cb 4-pw 
    Vokey sm7 50.12, sm7 56.10, sm6 62.08
    Maltby ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star xv
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  • JDW3JDW3  642WRX Points: 101Handicap: 4.5Members Posts: 642
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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, WA 715WRX Points: 189Members Posts: 715
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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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    Ping i20 9.5
    Callaway rouge sub zero 15
    Adams pro mini 20
    Bridgestone tour b x-cb 4-pw 
    Vokey sm7 50.12, sm7 56.10, sm6 62.08
    Maltby ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star xv
  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf  3443WRX Points: 352Members Posts: 3,443
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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  15WRX Points: 14Members Posts: 15
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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  11741WRX Points: 1,540Members Posts: 11,741
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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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    “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.” 
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3118WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,118
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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 SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • North ButteNorth Butte  11741WRX Points: 1,540Members Posts: 11,741
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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  81WRX Points: 34Members Posts: 81
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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  1750WRX Points: 519Members Posts: 1,750
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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  82WRX Points: 18Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 82
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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. Canada 3118WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,118
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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 SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1687WRX Points: 228Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,687
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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 Antonio 214WRX Points: 161Handicap: 5Members Posts: 214
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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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    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9* (set at 8 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15* (set at 14 degrees)
    Mizuno MP-20 SELs Irons 3-PW with PX LZ 6.0
    Callaway MD5 50 Degree Wedge
    Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron Select 2016 Newport 2

  • ProjectXProjectX I can a hit lob wedge 150...but only from a greenside bunker  1345WRX Points: 132Members Posts: 1,345
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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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    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver 9* Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway 15* Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX
    Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid 18* Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 3-5 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-P KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Taylormade Milled Grind 2 Chrome SB 52/9 & 56/12 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    Taylormade Raw Face Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60/10 KBS Tour C-Taper X
    SeeMore Nashville z3c Black Mallet
    Titleist ProV1x #13 Golf Ball
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4563WRX Points: 394Handicap: 3.4ClubWRX Posts: 4,563
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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 G410 LST 9* Tour 65s
    Ping G400 14.5 Tour 75s
    Mizuno MP H4 3i Aldila NVS HYB 85s
    Bridgestone J15 CB X100 AMT SS1x 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50.12, SM6 58.12
    Scotty Cameron NP2 2016 34"

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  • 18thbunker18thbunker  373WRX Points: 71Members Posts: 373
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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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