2020 Bridgestone Tour B dimples

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Recently I brought home a dozen 2020 RXS balls. After examining them, I thought I detected that the inner dimple was much less recessed and prominent than in some prior versions. But both my eyes and the rest of me are old, so I just took a "wait and read and see" attitude.

I've just skimmed through the 8 pages of the concurrent "B 2020 Lineup" thread, and just two posters — names withheld to protect the innocent — mentioned this. I guess this surprises me. The "dimple in dimple" has been a Bridgestone marketing point for years, has it not? I assume — we all know about "assume" — that this change was not made without some perceived physical performance benefit, perhaps related to the new REACTIV cover.

Any thoughts thereto?

I am guessing that slightly smaller holes in the balls' outer surface allows *marginally* more urethane to grab a wedge's grooves, and thus might improve "grab" marginally.



  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3205WRX Points: 564Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,205 Titanium Tees
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    I doubt the dimple in dimple helps spin. If the new balls have shallower dimples in dimple it most likely is to aid ball flight trajectory and stability in wind.


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    I noticed this in the previous version of the RXS - now all of the new 2020 B balls seem to have less of a dimple in the dimple. It is still there, but ever so subtly different. The 2020 XS is a wonderful ball, I'll be grabbing some BX and Yellow RXS versions this weekend to play and obsess about as well. Great time to be a ball junkie. Dare I say these might be even as good as the Wilson FG Tour.

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