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New Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X

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  • Lacey UnderallLacey Underall Members  1234WRX Points: 122Posts: 1,234 Platinum Tees
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    Sean2 wrote:
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    Oldboy wrote:
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    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.<br />
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    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.<br />
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    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.<br />
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    $40+ for a dozen golf balls is insanity. I honestly don't know how guys do it. I agree, price increase for Callaway is a mistake. They were making a small dent in Titleist and stole a lot of market share from Bridgestone. You are just asking to give that back at these prices.
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    2020 WITB
    Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub-Zero 10.5* - Aldila Rogue Max 75x
    3 Wood: Callaway Epic 15* - Aldila Rogue Max 85x
    2-PW: Callaway X-Prototype MBs - Project X 6.5 flighted
    52* Wedge: Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
    58* Wedge: Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
    Putter: Odyssey Sabertooth
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  • JunglelandJungleland Members  624WRX Points: 124Handicap: 9Posts: 624 Golden Tee
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    Tester and have them arriving on Thursday
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  • OldboyOldboy Members  2528WRX Points: 252Posts: 2,528 Titanium Tees
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    Sean2 wrote:
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    Oldboy wrote:
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    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.<br />
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    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.<br />
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    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.<br />
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    $40+ for a dozen golf balls is insanity. I honestly don't know how guys do it. I agree, price increase for Callaway is a mistake. They were making a small dent in Titleist and stole a lot of market share from Bridgestone. You are just asking to give that back at these prices.<br />
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    This<br />
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    Ball performs like a $45 “premium” ball but the pricepoint was the fuel for the fire that made this ball hot. The momentum gained will stall imo. As a matter of principle paying over $40/doz just makes me cringe. Crotchety Old man syndrome I guess
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  • pricenickypricenicky Members  166WRX Points: 104Handicap: 7.1Posts: 166 Fairways
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    Played my 1st round with the new chrome soft yesterday. I was at a Callaway release meeting the day before.The new ball has graphene ( lighter and stronger than anything - asheet of this stuff covering football field weighs less than a dime ).Balls peed increase are about 3 mph with this ball.Iwas playing the new Bridgestone b series rx. I found the CS slighter longer 3- 5 yards but feeling better off the putter . The callaway slide show showed the new ball has a larger core which is more responsive.I did notice this ball spins well for stopping.
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  • mcs4mcs4 South FloridaMembers  659WRX Points: 66Handicap: 12Posts: 659 Golden Tee
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    Well, I'm out then. I've been a loyal Chrome Soft user specifically for the quality vs. price, so if they're heading up to ProV territory I'll have to look elsewhere again.
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    Cobra King F7 (Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60, stiff)
    Cobra AMP 4w (Comp CZ)
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron (Aldila Tour Green 85)
    Mizuno MP-H4 4 iron (Steelfiber 95)
    Mizuno MP-25 5-PW (Steelfiber 110)
    Ping i E1, 50 deg. (Recoil 110)
    Nike Engage 56 deg. (Recoil 95)
    Nike Engage 59 deg. (Recoil 95)
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX  3655WRX Points: 491Handicap: +1Posts: 3,655 ClubWRX
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    Z1ggy16 wrote:
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    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.<br />
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    Sean2 wrote:
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    Oldboy wrote:
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    <br />
    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.<br />
    <br />
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    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.<br />
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    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.<br />
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    100% agree... I've loved the chrome soft. It has become my go to ball, especially the pink truvis. If they cost the same as ProV, I'll choose a Prov1. <br />
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    On second thought, if they become as expensive as Prov1, I'll switch to another ball. I just won't pay $45+ for a dozen balls.
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    TaylorMade M6 3 wood
    Mizuno JPX 850 2 hybrid
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG2 52/58 wedges
    Scotty Cameron of some sort
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  • ecfrittsecfritts Members  560WRX Points: 73Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    JDSPGA wrote:
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    They are going to be $44 USD a dozen.<br />
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    If they only go up to $44, I'll stick with them. Only a $5 increase. Just started playing it recently, great ball.
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  • mtiger10mtiger10 Members  351WRX Points: 119Posts: 351 Greens
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    Always been a ProV1x user but seriously tempted to try the CS X
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    Ben Hogan GS53 9* with UST Helium stiff or Ping G30 9* with regular flex TFC 419D
    Ben Hogan GS53 16* with UST Helium stiff
    Titleist 816 H2 21* with stiff flex Diamana S+ Blue 70
    Taylormade M CGB 4-AW with regular flex Nippon NSPRO840
    Callaway MD3 Milled Black Wide sole wedge 56*
    Odyssey Works #7 Tank Versa with Superstroke

  • groachgroach Members  318WRX Points: 137Handicap: 3.7Posts: 318 Greens
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.
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    DR: Mavrik SZ - Tour AD XC 7S
    5W: Mavrik SZ - Tour AD XC 8S
    3H: Titleist 816 H2 - Speeder 8.8X
    Irons (4-P): Mizuno MP-20 MMC - KBS $ X
    Wedges (50,54,58): Mizuno T20 Raw - KBS $ X
    Putter: Newport 2.5 Special Select
    Ball: Chrome Soft Truvis
    Glove: Titleist Players
    Shoes: Nike Air Max 1
  • Lacey UnderallLacey Underall Members  1234WRX Points: 122Posts: 1,234 Platinum Tees
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    3mph ball speed increase would be crazy. I'm not sure that is possible under current USGA rules however. <br />
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    https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/Equipment/TPX3006-overall-distance-and-symmetry-test-procedure.pdf
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    2020 WITB
    Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub-Zero 10.5* - Aldila Rogue Max 75x
    3 Wood: Callaway Epic 15* - Aldila Rogue Max 85x
    2-PW: Callaway X-Prototype MBs - Project X 6.5 flighted
    52* Wedge: Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
    58* Wedge: Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
    Putter: Odyssey Sabertooth
  • HISPLHISPL Members  3075WRX Points: 68Posts: 3,075 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve been playing this ball for a few months now... <br />
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    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver. <br />
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    Feel is great! I’ve played Chrome Soft for a while now, I’ll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.<br />
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    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.
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  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Members  617WRX Points: 137Posts: 617 Golden Tee
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    groach wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
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    For me, I liked the CSX and the TP5 equally and the only reason I picked the CSX was the cost. If it goes to 44.99, I would probably still play it, but I would be tempted to play the TP5 or ProV1X because the cost is now comparable. At $39.99 the CSX was a value, at least to me.<br />
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    Now, if the new ball is better than the old one, which to me would be hard to imagine then I might just play the new one.
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  • cj4501cj4501 Members  864WRX Points: 141Posts: 864 Golden Tee
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    Good thing I'll hook my 3dzn into the woods sooner than later, need to try the 18 cause i loved the 17 truvis
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  • ErichZFErichZF Shanks a lot! Members  629WRX Points: 97Handicap: +1.4Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    Played with the 2018 CS X. Just a ball to me. I never can never tell a difference. Just want a ball that feels good.
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    Calloway Rogue 10.5* Evenflow 60 S
    4 Wood TM M3 17* Tensei Blue S
    5 Wood TM R15 19* Speeder 67 S
    7 Wood Callaway BB 2004 Pro Launch B S
    4-PW Mizuno MP-63 KBS Tour S SS
    Vokey SM6 54F, SM6 60M KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 PVD Black Tour Issue
    Odyssey O-Works 7s Black
  • SDLSDL Members  359WRX Points: 101Posts: 359 Greens
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    HISPL wrote:
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    I've been playing this ball for a few months now...<br />
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    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver.<br />
    <br />
    Feel is great! I've played Chrome Soft for a while now, I'll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.<br />
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    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.<br />
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    How do the 2018 Chrome Soft and CSX compare in terms of feel off the putter vs. the 2017 versions? I play the 2017 CS now because the CSX does not feel soft enough for me. Will the 2018 CSX feel soft enough to please a player who counts on a soft ball for putting and chipping?
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  • CHKNCHKN Members  11WRX Points: 0Posts: 11
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    HISPL wrote:
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    I’ve been playing this ball for a few months now... <br />
    <br />
    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver. <br />
    <br />
    Feel is great! I’ve played Chrome Soft for a while now, I’ll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.<br />
    <br />
    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.<br />
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  • getair23getair23 Members  2357WRX Points: 438Posts: 2,357 Platinum Tees
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    Seems like the ball that changed the ball has the potential to be just like every other premium ball this year. I hope the keep a similar feel from the 17-18 ball.
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    Titleist TS3 9.5  HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5tx 
    Cobra F6 Baffler Elements Chrome 70-x
    Srixon Z 745 (4-pw) KBS tour-x
    Mizuno T20 51* 54* 60* TT x-100
    Callaway PM Grind 64*
    SC Studio Design no. 2
    Pro V1
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members  1508WRX Points: 92Posts: 1,508 Platinum Tees
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    If they go up in price, I'll buy all I can of the 2016 Truvis Red and when they are gone I will be going back to the Q Star Tour. Not enough difference for me to pay double the price, but $10-$15 dozen more over a Qstar I will. I can get Qstar Tours for $22 at my club. CS were $36.99 and then dropped to $31.99 at the pro shop.
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    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX  3655WRX Points: 491Handicap: +1Posts: 3,655 ClubWRX
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    groach wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
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    Because under $40 was a good price. Over $40 is not a good value to me. I'm not a pro, the balls in the low to mid $30 price range work good enough for my game and I'm a plus handicap. I've never hit a mid price ball and thought, I'm really held back by this $35 ball...
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    Mizuno JPX 850 2 hybrid
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG2 52/58 wedges
    Scotty Cameron of some sort
  • xjohnxxjohnx Members  2009WRX Points: 81Posts: 2,009 Platinum Tees
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    groach wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
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    Because for some reason people don't use any logic or rationality in golf and would still say "well for that much I'll just buy ProV1's" even though the others could likely be a better performing ball for them.
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  • OldboyOldboy Members  2528WRX Points: 252Posts: 2,528 Titanium Tees
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    xjohnx wrote:
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    groach wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Because for some reason people don't use any logic or rationality in golf and would still say "well for that much I'll just buy ProV1's" even though the others could likely be a better performing ball for them.<br />
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    there have been multiple logical and quite rational posts regarding price vs performance and why this ball was so popular when its under $40/doz .. you seemed to have miss the point
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  • groachgroach Members  318WRX Points: 137Handicap: 3.7Posts: 318 Greens
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    That's just my point, Oldboy. If the ball performs, price shouldn't be that big of a deal. Especially .40 a ball. If I found a ball that actually did what I hoped it would do and performed as well as I think it is, then I'm going to keep using that ball as long as I can at almost any price point. I would never understand the logic of changing a ball that was clearly performing over a few dollars.<br />
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    Now, the people just playing it who 'liked it' but could go either way, sure, those people I totally get. If they are willing to pay $45, they are probably willing to pay $48 and just play PV1's now instead, I totally get that. Their perceived value is now gone. I won't dispute that. But I would still say that they can buy older versions for a discount for a while and to stock up while they still can.
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    DR: Mavrik SZ - Tour AD XC 7S
    5W: Mavrik SZ - Tour AD XC 8S
    3H: Titleist 816 H2 - Speeder 8.8X
    Irons (4-P): Mizuno MP-20 MMC - KBS $ X
    Wedges (50,54,58): Mizuno T20 Raw - KBS $ X
    Putter: Newport 2.5 Special Select
    Ball: Chrome Soft Truvis
    Glove: Titleist Players
    Shoes: Nike Air Max 1
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members  6852WRX Points: 98Handicap: 9.8Posts: 6,852 Titanium Tees
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    jwb10 wrote:
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    xjohnx wrote:
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    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?<br />
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    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon<br />
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    10-15 here, 10-15 there, it all adds up you know ! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/stink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stink:' /> <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/einstein.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beruo:' /><br />
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  • J13J13 Dad golf MarylandMembers  16625WRX Points: 1,625Handicap: +1.6Posts: 16,625 Titanium Tees
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    Heard players are picking up another 2-3mph in ball speed with the ball alone which is pretty crazy if true. Price wise we shall see if it's a good move. If they are really 2-3mph faster then other balls then people will pay $45 for them.
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    3W         -     Taylormade SIM Ti 15* w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 80X
    Hybrid   -      Callaway Mavrik Pro 20* w/ Project X evnflow black 85X
    Utility     -     Callaway Xforged 24* / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Irons      -      Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Wedges -      Callaway MD5 50S, 54S, MD4 60C
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  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members  1250WRX Points: 162Posts: 1,250 Platinum Tees
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    I don't really care about price but I understand why it is important to others.<br />
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    So hard to separate fact from fiction with every new Callaway release. 2-3mph from a ball alone seems like BS but I'll definitely try them out for myself.
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  • left hand lowleft hand low Members  807WRX Points: 56Posts: 807 Golden Tee
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    moonshine wrote:
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    Not sure about the talk of CS being shorter. I liked the X better than regular CS but never saw much difference. I only noticed it was slightly shorter than my MTB, but all balls have been slightly shorter than MTB...<br />
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    Mtb? Csx gave me half club more on irons and loved the feel. $44 = 👎 cally<br />
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    MTB = Snell My Tour Ball (MTB). Best value ball for sure. Maybe best ball on the market.
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  • HISPLHISPL Members  3075WRX Points: 68Posts: 3,075 Titanium Tees
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    SDL wrote:
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    HISPL wrote:
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    I've been playing this ball for a few months now...<br />
    <br />
    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver.<br />
    <br />
    Feel is great! I've played Chrome Soft for a while now, I'll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.<br />
    <br />
    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    How do the 2018 Chrome Soft and CSX compare in terms of feel off the putter vs. the 2017 versions? I play the 2017 CS now because the CSX does not feel soft enough for me. Will the 2018 CSX feel soft enough to please a player who counts on a soft ball for putting and chipping?<br />
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    Feel is great, I think the Chrome Soft X feels less “clicky” that last years model.<br />
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    I used the “normal” Chrome Soft last year and feel like I could switch to the X for 2018.<br />
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    Just as last year the X spins a little more on chipping and wedges.<br />
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    I think the “normal” 2018 Chrome Soft feels pretty similar to last years, but the performance is better off chip shots/wedges.<br />
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    Feel off the putter is really good, 2018 X is “less clicky” and “normal” Chrome Soft is very similar to the previous model.<br />
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    Hope that helps!
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  • HISPLHISPL Members  3075WRX Points: 68Posts: 3,075 Titanium Tees
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    Golf4lifer wrote:
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    groach wrote:
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    For me, I liked the CSX and the TP5 equally and the only reason I picked the CSX was the cost. If it goes to 44.99, I would probably still play it, but I would be tempted to play the TP5 or ProV1X because the cost is now comparable. At $39.99 the CSX was a value, at least to me.<br />
    <br />
    Now, if the new ball is better than the old one, which to me would be hard to imagine then I might just play the new one.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Performance of the 2018 Chrome Soft/Chrome Soft X, will be something to differentiate between the ProV1/X, TP5/X etc etc<br />
    <br />
    I really believe the tech that is in this ball makes it perform better than anything else I have tried on the market.
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  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Members  617WRX Points: 137Posts: 617 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #60
    HISPL wrote:
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    Golf4lifer wrote:
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    groach wrote:
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    For me, I liked the CSX and the TP5 equally and the only reason I picked the CSX was the cost. If it goes to 44.99, I would probably still play it, but I would be tempted to play the TP5 or ProV1X because the cost is now comparable. At $39.99 the CSX was a value, at least to me.<br />
    <br />
    Now, if the new ball is better than the old one, which to me would be hard to imagine then I might just play the new one.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Performance of the 2018 Chrome Soft/Chrome Soft X, will be something to differentiate between the ProV1/X, TP5/X etc etc<br />
    <br />
    I really believe the tech that is in this ball makes it perform better than anything else I have tried on the market.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I can’t wait to try it.
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  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Members  617WRX Points: 137Posts: 617 Golden Tee
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    groach wrote:
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    That's just my point, Oldboy. If the ball performs, price shouldn't be that big of a deal. Especially .40 a ball. If I found a ball that actually did what I hoped it would do and performed as well as I think it is, then I'm going to keep using that ball as long as I can at almost any price point. I would never understand the logic of changing a ball that was clearly performing over a few dollars.<br />
    <br />
    Now, the people just playing it who 'liked it' but could go either way, sure, those people I totally get. If they are willing to pay $45, they are probably willing to pay $48 and just play PV1's now instead, I totally get that. Their perceived value is now gone. I won't dispute that. But I would still say that they can buy older versions for a discount for a while and to stock up while they still can.<br />
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    <br />
    I stocked up on CSX when it was $31.99, but I also bought some TP5’s at $39.99. For me when I like a ball the price doesn’t matter, I’m going to pay for the ball I like. I will say it was nice to pay less than $45.00 while it lasted.
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