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Vice Balls

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srjohnson913srjohnson913  14WRX Points: 8Handicap: 16Members Posts: 14
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I got 5 dozen of the Vice Pro Plus balls last year and loved them. As a mid handicapper they worked pretty well for me and were comparable to the Pro V1x as far as I could tell. I’ve heard of some people having durability issues but I didn’t have any problems. Anyone have a different experience?

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TM 2017 M2 9° - Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70X

TM M4 3w - MCA Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

TM M3 3h - Project X HZRDUS 85 6.5

TM M5 4-PW - Project X Rifle 6.5 +0.5" 1° up

Vokey SM5 F 52°, SM6 M 56°, SM5 M 60°

Scotty Cameron 2018 Newport 2 35"

Vice Pro Plus Yellow

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  • mustang6298mustang6298  39WRX Points: 14Members Posts: 39
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    I like the Vice Pro and Pro Plus a lot! I found that the ball really turns yellow after you hit a tree, but can definitely see this not being an issue for others who usually stay away from the timber. Jokes aside, I think my favorite part about Vice balls is the nice thick alignment line and the feel when putting.

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  • aramirez24aramirez24  80WRX Points: 51Handicap: 20Members Posts: 80
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    Love the way they feel and for some reason the aesthetic of the ball and packaging just fits my eye. I do notice that they seem to scuff up fairly easily but not enough for me to complain. I've played 18+ with the same ball plenty of times with no problem.

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  • Ripken08Ripken08  4391WRX Points: 221Handicap: 6ishMembers Posts: 4,391 BST Banned
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    Wrong forum

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  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1  857WRX Points: 228Members Posts: 857
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    Good performing ball, but they just did not hold up well to my wedges. Most of my full wedge shots would leave a pretty noticeable scuff mark, and that was with my PM grind wedges........I would hate to see what my Glide 3.0s would do to that ball.

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    WITB

    PXG  0811x Oban Tour Limited 04
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    PXG 0317 19 Hybrid Fujikura Pro 2.0 s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    PXG 0211 irons 5-G True Temper Elevate 95 S (1°flat 1°weak D4)
    PING Glide 3.0 TS 56/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    PING Glide 3.0 SS 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    PXG Mustang 365g single bend
    Snell MTB Black
  • srjohnson913srjohnson913  14WRX Points: 8Handicap: 16Members Posts: 14
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    TM 2017 M2 9° - Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70X

    TM M4 3w - MCA Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

    TM M3 3h - Project X HZRDUS 85 6.5

    TM M5 4-PW - Project X Rifle 6.5 +0.5" 1° up

    Vokey SM5 F 52°, SM6 M 56°, SM5 M 60°

    Scotty Cameron 2018 Newport 2 35"

    Vice Pro Plus Yellow

  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!!  5682WRX Points: 310Handicap: 8Members Posts: 5,682
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    I play the Pro. Tried the Pro Soft with the matte finish and they got dirty as h e l l and didn't clean up well. Other than that, Vice is the ball I play now.

    BT

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    Bag 1
    F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
    King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
    King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
    Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
    Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

    Bag 2
    Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
    Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge
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  • Flyers99Flyers99  559WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 559
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    Same as others. Do not hold up well at all. For me there are better options.

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  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1  857WRX Points: 228Members Posts: 857
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    The MTB Black is slightly longer and straighter off the driver for me. Distance was similar with irons, and i think the vice had a little more spin close to the green.

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    WITB

    PXG  0811x Oban Tour Limited 04
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    PXG 0317 19 Hybrid Fujikura Pro 2.0 s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    PXG 0211 irons 5-G True Temper Elevate 95 S (1°flat 1°weak D4)
    PING Glide 3.0 TS 56/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    PING Glide 3.0 SS 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    PXG Mustang 365g single bend
    Snell MTB Black
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1671WRX Points: 222Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,671
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    Pro+ is a decent ball but, as stated, not durable on the most outer layer

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  • randyfitzrandyfitz  293WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 293
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    I play the vice tour and love it.

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  • srjohnson913srjohnson913  14WRX Points: 8Handicap: 16Members Posts: 14
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    TM 2017 M2 9° - Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70X

    TM M4 3w - MCA Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

    TM M3 3h - Project X HZRDUS 85 6.5

    TM M5 4-PW - Project X Rifle 6.5 +0.5" 1° up

    Vokey SM5 F 52°, SM6 M 56°, SM5 M 60°

    Scotty Cameron 2018 Newport 2 35"

    Vice Pro Plus Yellow

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  • luckypolkluckypolk  86WRX Points: 42Members Posts: 86
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    I've played the Vice Pro. I liked it. The putting alignment line was perfect. Also played the OnCore Elixr. That's a good one too. But I just keep an eye out on Golf Galaxy because the Srixon Z-Stars have deals all the time. They had two dozen for $40 a while back and I bought a ton.

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  • PacificgemPacificgem Victoria BC, Canada 54WRX Points: 38Handicap: 10Members Posts: 54
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    I tried them, personally not a fan, just felt strange. I should probably give them another try.

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    Driver: Callaway GBB EPIC Aldila NV 55S 9.5°
    3 Wood: Callaway EPIC Flash 15°
    2 Iron: TaylorMade 790 UDI 17°
    Irons: Mizuno MP20 HMB 3-PW Modus3 S
    Wedge: Callaway 2019 PM Grind 56°
    Wedge: Callaway 2019 PM Grind 60° 
    Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Fastback


  • Zengolfer36Zengolfer36 Columbus, OH 214WRX Points: 151Handicap: 10Members Posts: 214
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    Ive played them in the past and theyre a good ball. As others noted, if the cover getting scuffed up bothers you, you may want to look elsewhere but the scuffs never bothered me and didnt seem to make any difference on how the ball plays.

    Id probably be playing the Vice Drive now if the Cut Red wasnt cheaper than the Vice. I tried the Vice, Snell and Cut and they all played pretty much the same for me, so I went with the cheapest one, which was the Cut.

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  • Chappie11Chappie11 Northern California 110WRX Points: 49Handicap: 6.5Members Posts: 110
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    Is there any huge difference between the pro and the pro plus?

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  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, OR 1497WRX Points: 284Handicap: 3Members Posts: 1,497
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    I like their tour level balls, and I think they stack up well against any other tour level ball. The cover does seem to yellow over time, but that doesn't effect its performance.

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  • srjohnson913srjohnson913  14WRX Points: 8Handicap: 16Members Posts: 14
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    From my understanding it’s like the Pro V1 vs the Pro V1x but I could hav misunderstood that. I had the pro plus because I used to play a Pro V1x and I loved it. Just got a couple boxes of Pro’s during the holiday sales to try something softer

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    TM 2017 M2 9° - Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70X

    TM M4 3w - MCA Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

    TM M3 3h - Project X HZRDUS 85 6.5

    TM M5 4-PW - Project X Rifle 6.5 +0.5" 1° up

    Vokey SM5 F 52°, SM6 M 56°, SM5 M 60°

    Scotty Cameron 2018 Newport 2 35"

    Vice Pro Plus Yellow

  • randyfitzrandyfitz  293WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 293
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  • CMCSGolfCMCSGolf  605WRX Points: 132Members Posts: 605
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    I played the pro all of last year (about 60 rounds) and recently switched the MTB Black (last 15 rounds or so). Both are good balls, but I think the vice pro is slightly shorter with all clubs. It's also quite a bit softer around the greens. I felt like I got more short game spin on chips with the vice and it was easier to play feel shots. When I got to full wedges and irons, it seemed like the snell spun just as much if not more. But it's definitely firmer. Overall, both are great balls and there is no reason to ever pay $48 for . box of Titleists ever again.

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  • chickwebbchickwebb  89WRX Points: 54Handicap: 6.5Members Posts: 89
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    Vice Pro has been my primary ball since the end of 2018. I occasionally grab a sleeve of something else (Pro V1, TP5, etc.) and just can't seem to justify the cost difference based on the Vice Pro's performance. It's durable enough, given the price. And, I've taken advantage of their customization deals to put some pretty funny sh*t on them.

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  • srjohnson913srjohnson913  14WRX Points: 8Handicap: 16Members Posts: 14
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    I'm in the same boat. Started this thread to see if others felt the same way. As a mid-high handicapper I also can't really justify the cost difference for the performance. Little disturbing that a lot of people have had durability issues but I haven't had that issue (maybe I lose them too frequently?)

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    TM 2017 M2 9° - Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70X

    TM M4 3w - MCA Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

    TM M3 3h - Project X HZRDUS 85 6.5

    TM M5 4-PW - Project X Rifle 6.5 +0.5" 1° up

    Vokey SM5 F 52°, SM6 M 56°, SM5 M 60°

    Scotty Cameron 2018 Newport 2 35"

    Vice Pro Plus Yellow

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  • GSDriverGSDriver  761WRX Points: 139Handicap: 4Members Posts: 761
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    For winter, I use the Pro Soft (if really chilly), its matte finish does seem to attract mud, but hey, it's winter golf. I also like the Pro, plays like a ProV1 for most part. Lime color is super visible. I've had no durability issues, and even if did, for $20/doz, what should we expect compared to other balls costing twice as much or more?

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    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • SloboGolfSloboGolf  5WRX Points: 13Members Posts: 5
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    I bought some while they were having the black Friday deal. Managed to get on the course with them twice, did not personally notice any durability issues compared to other balls. Love the feel of them.

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  • Muller21QQQFMuller21QQQF  5WRX Points: 12Members Posts: 5
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    Vice balls? I've never heard about such a balls...

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  • 6x66x6  135WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 135
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    Thought I’d try the Vice Pro and advertised as much cheaper than other premium balls. I’m not buying 5 doz until I know more, so tried to buy a dozen. However at $34.95 +$6.95 shipping+tax they only came out a few bucks less than current ProV so not enough for me to bother....

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  • aramirez24aramirez24  80WRX Points: 51Handicap: 20Members Posts: 80
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  • GSDriverGSDriver  761WRX Points: 139Handicap: 4Members Posts: 761
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    If buy 5 (I usually wait until they run e-coupon for additional dozen free) so 6, they're about $23 a dz, great deal for a solid performing ball.

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    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • bdmiller61bdmiller61  41WRX Points: 11Members Posts: 41
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    Performance was ok but durability a red flag. Go with a Snell

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  • GSDriverGSDriver  761WRX Points: 139Handicap: 4Members Posts: 761
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    Curious, as I haven't noticed any durability issues with Vice Pro/Pro Soft, what have you seen?

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    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
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  • 6x66x6  135WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 135
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    As I stated in most post, I’m not buying 5 doz for a ball I might not like or suits my game.

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