Bridgestone Golf Tour B 2020 Lineup

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  • Jlender21Jlender21 Latrobe, PAMembers  244WRX Points: 34Handicap: 8Posts: 244 Fairways
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    Thanks guys appreciate all the info! Hope the new one is as straight as the 2019.

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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  351WRX Points: 215Handicap: 4Posts: 351 Greens
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    Just came back from playing 18 with the new BX. Super excited with this version! super long from the tee (but was also using my new SIM driver, so its hard to tell how much of the distance increase was which). But the most notable factor was as many have said before, in the short iron and wedge game, now I can spin this so well but still controllable spin. Amazing short game with this version!!! I also have a dozen of the new BXs , will try those on my next round :D I am a believer, guys!

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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

  • flushemflushem Members  2073WRX Points: 425Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,073 Platinum Tees
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    I gamed 18 with new XS. one word for me. Nothing special for me.

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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6652WRX Points: 581Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,652 Titanium Tees
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    Isn't that four words? 😉

    What did and didn't you like about it?

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  • OldboyOldboy Members  2513WRX Points: 248Posts: 2,513 Titanium Tees
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    only got to putt with the new BX but it’s noticeably softer off the putter face which is nice. I played the 19 version all last year and love it. Playing 18 today with the new version. Will report back.

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  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue Members  1849WRX Points: 129Posts: 1,849 Platinum Tees
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    I have played 4 rounds with the XS ball and it’s soft. Just really really soft. I am having a harder time drawing the ball vs a ProV1 or a Snell. So, for me, it’s not spinning as much on iron shots. Driver distance is MTBX like, which no other ball has yet to get to for me. Wedge spin is great but I couldn’t get it to one hop and sit down like I can with Prov1 or MTBX.


    Summary: Soft. Long off driver. Not as spinny on irons and wedges as some other balls.


    just my experience

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    What's in my bag:
    Cobra F9 Avalance 9* w/ Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 6X 45"
    Cobra F9 Tour 3W w/ Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 7X 42.5"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
    Cobra Forged Tour 4-PW / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X 1* Up
    Cobra King Black Wedges 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) Versatile Grind / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Callaway PM Grind 2 60* Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Odyssey O-Works 7S Black with Superstroke GT 2.0 Pistol Grip 35"
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  • mudgolfmudgolf Members  175WRX Points: 78Posts: 175 Fairways
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    I have been putting around with the new BX in the basement. It much softer than the previous generation, It feels as soft off the putter as the AVX and TP5. I am looking forward to trying on the course in warm weather down south next week.

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  • wfrogge1wfrogge1 Members  1282WRX Points: 218Posts: 1,282 Platinum Tees
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    Bought a dozen of the BX last week to test and today exchanged two boxes of ProV1x for the new BX. Just as good as the V1x but feels just a tad softer with a tad lower spin off long irons and woods but just as good spin off short irons and wedges. Not going to BS any of you and tell you its longer/straighter/spinnier than any other ball........ I just like the feeling of it at impact from all my clubs and it gives me the results I want

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  • Sons_of_PitchesSons_of_Pitches Members  149WRX Points: 64Posts: 149 Fairways
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    I bought a couple of sleeves today to try on my round (one RX and one RXS). Played exclusively with the RX and its my new favorite ball. Has just the right amount of softness that I prefer but still plenty long and has enough spin on the green to hold. Current gamer is Srixon XV; which I found to be a little clicky off the putter but due to price I lived with it. That said, the new RX just ticked all boxes for me. It will be my new gamer provided the RXS test doesn't knock it out (don't think it will though).

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    Sons_of_Pitches,

    • Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* /w Fujikura Ventus Black 6-S
    • Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* /w Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-S
    • Titleist 818 H1 23* /w Aldia RIP Phenom Hybrid 80g S
    • Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4-PW /w Project X LZ 6.0
    • Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges 50.10F/54.8M/58.8M
    • Putter: Scotty Cameron 2018 Fastback / Tommy Armour Impact No. 3
    • Ball: Titleist Pro V1X


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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2548WRX Points: 532Handicap: 3Posts: 2,548 Titanium Tees
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    TM 2016 M2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro TS 63X 43.5"

    Cobra F8 4-5w 18.5*, Fujikura Pro 60R 42.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, PX SD 5.5 39.75"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

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  • Sons_of_PitchesSons_of_Pitches Members  149WRX Points: 64Posts: 149 Fairways
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    Sons_of_Pitches,

    • Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* /w Fujikura Ventus Black 6-S
    • Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* /w Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-S
    • Titleist 818 H1 23* /w Aldia RIP Phenom Hybrid 80g S
    • Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4-PW /w Project X LZ 6.0
    • Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges 50.10F/54.8M/58.8M
    • Putter: Scotty Cameron 2018 Fastback / Tommy Armour Impact No. 3
    • Ball: Titleist Pro V1X


  • flushemflushem Members  2073WRX Points: 425Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,073 Platinum Tees
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    My initial response of one word was meh. But I got slightly more specific (?)

    I must be honest that I looked for miracle ball from own high expectation of new tech fused ball; longer distance, softer feel, straighter flight.....

    But I didn't see much difference from last gen of BXS after all. Perhaps I need to test more but I got too many other balls to burn in stock. And, I prefer BX but stick to MTB Black yellow.

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  • Lip1337Lip1337 Members  604WRX Points: 58Posts: 604 Golden Tee
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    Did someone test old BX vs new BX with Driver on a Monitor? and wants to share the data with us.

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    Cobra Speedzone 10,5° PX EvenFlow Black 65 Handcrafted
    Cobra F7 3W 15,5° PX EvenFlow Black 75 Handcrafted
    Cobra King Utility 18° KBS C-Taper Lite 110 or Cobra F8 Hybrid 19° HZRDUS Black
    Cobra Forged Tec 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 4 50/54/58 DG TI S400
    Cleveland TFI 2135 1.0 Black, KBS CT-Tour 34,5'' Black, Flatcat Slim
    Bridgestone Tour BX
  • monks66monks66 Members  912WRX Points: 118Posts: 912 Golden Tee
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    I am curious to hear more about the new BRX, I play the prior gen BRX and wanta hear the differences with the new 2020 BRX, The prior gens are so cheap right, wanta see if its worth taking the jump to the new BRX.

    thanks for this review and look forward to more reviews

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers  2744WRX Points: 342Posts: 2,744 Titanium Tees
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    • Ping G410 LST 9* Tensei Orange 70TX
    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Artisan 46*, 50* C taper X
    • Artisan  55*, 60* S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
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  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel Members  617WRX Points: 277Handicap: +2.9Posts: 617 Golden Tee
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    I bought a sleeve of the X and XS to try out. I haven't had a chance to hit them yet, but I've rolled a ton of putts with the X so far. Man does it feel and sound good off the putter for a higher compression ball. Much better so than the TP5x which I currently play. I'm getting on my launch monitor tonight to compare. If it performs even close to the TP5x, then the Tour BX will be my ball for 2020. I've also never really noticed how much I love the simplicity of just the "B" on the ball rather than a bunch of writing. I've not played a Bridestone ball since the B330 and their old logo. It's something minor and simple, but just looks so clean compared to all other golf balls.

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    Callaway Mavrik 9* - Fujikura Ventus Blue VeloCore 6s
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 15* - Tour AD TP 7s
    Callaway XR Pro TC 18* Hybrid - Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway XR Pro TC 23* Hybrid - Tour AD DI 95x
    Srixon Z745 5-PW - KBS Tour 120s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50*
    Scratch 56* & 60* - Black KBS Tour Custom
    Bettinardi Three Step Jam 

    The sea was angry that day, my friends.
  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers  661WRX Points: 366Handicap: 14.5Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    Your swing speed doesn't matter much if anything for a ball fitting. The ball that gives the best ball speed to a high swing player will give the best ball speed to you. As a ball gets softer though, you generally will see less spin off your irons (you can do things to combat this as the XS has more spin than the X). The RX and the RXS will have less spin than X and XS. The idea is that slow swing speed players will benefit from the lower spin because their irons will go slightly further and tend to run up on to the green. Bridgestone is using swing speed as an approximation for skill (it's not an exact approximation, but the correlation is strong). The higher your handicap, the more likely you are to be missing short and running things up to the pin rather than flying it to the pin and stopping it close. High handicappers also tend to not swing up with their driver and often present more loft, causing excess spin. The RX and RXS are designed to knock as much spin off with the driver as possible.

    If you're a player though that already spins a tour ball with your driver in the low 2000's, the RX and RXS might not generate enough spin with the driver to keep your ball in the air and online. You also have to worry about the spin the drop off with an iron.

    To be honest, I'm not sure I've ever really understood the point of the R balls. They perform very similar to things like the Wilson Duo Pro, TaylorMade Tour Response, and Q-Star Tour. But those balls are much cheaper.

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    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • DrudershDrudersh ClubWRX  2984WRX Points: 253Handicap: +2Posts: 2,984 ClubWRX
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    I switched to the 2019 B X last year after giving it a try and really loving it off the tee. I hit it so straight that it was worth the trade off in terms of firm wedge/putter feel and low green side spin. I bought a dozen of the 2020 B X's and played 18 yesterday in reasonably nice conditions for PA, 50*, sun, light wind and have to say I was a little bummed out. They definitely feel significantly better off the wedges with more spin from 100 yards and in, and they definitely feel better off the putter but the long game point and shoot aspect wasn't quite there like it was with the '19 version, nor was the distance. I was testing them against the '19 ProV 1x and the ProV seemed to have the edge in almost every aspect. Better off the tee, better feel on the greens, better for lag putting, and just as good with the wedges. I caught a driver skinny with the ProV and then tee'd up a B X and felt like I absolutely mashed it and the B X was only about 4 yards further down the fairway. One of those "well that sucks" moments. When I caught them both well with the driver the difference was even more stark, 10-12 yards of carry in favor of the ProV.


    All that being said, it was 50* in Feb in PA and it honestly could've been a run of bad luck for the B X in terms of me putting bad swings on the Bridgestone and good swings on the Titleist. I'm headed to FL next week so I'll get a chance to do a better comparison in warm weather but it certainly was not what I was hoping for right out of the gates.

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    Ping G 10.5 Tour 65s
    Ping G 14.5 Tour 80x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3 Iron AD DI 95x
    Ping Anser Forged Project X 6.0
    Ping Glide 50*SS, 54*SS, 58*SS Project X 6.0
    Odyssey Versa 2-Ball
  • Jeff_MJeff_M Members  15WRX Points: 21Handicap: 4Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    I am currently testing the B XS, having played a Pro V1x for the past few years. Right away I noticed that it feels and sounds significantly softer coming off the club face, especially noticeable on the putter. So far I've played 9 and spent about 45 minutes around a short game practice area, and from what I can tell it spins just about the same as a Pro V1x around the green, at least for me. On full shots more testing needs to be done, really hard to say if any distance was gained, ball flight is about the same though. May have to wait until temps warm up a bit or daylight changes, then I can get out after work on the course by myself and hit both balls back to back.

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  • jjmurryjjmurry Washington, DCMembers  279WRX Points: 109Handicap: 1.5Posts: 279 Greens
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    I'm noticing the exact same thing with the long game as you. The 2020 BX seems to spin quite a bit more than I am used to - it's straighter, sure but the spin confused me to the point where i kept asking my playing partner yesterday (who I play with multiple times per week) if he's noticing my driver distance is down with this ball and he said it's quite noticeable. Back to the MTB-X - it's not as straight but the lack of spin and performance in the wind is better for my swing.

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    Taylormade SIM - Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM Rocket 3W - Motore X F1 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI - Tensei CK Pro Orange 95X Hybrid
    Srixon ZForged PW-4i - Oban CT 125
    Srixon RTX4 50*, 54*, 58* - S400
    Ping Anser 2
    Taylormade TP5X
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  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members  2761WRX Points: 248Handicap: 6.4Posts: 2,761 Titanium Tees
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    TaylorMade SIM Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-6
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 14º & 19º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7
    Titleist U•510 Iron 4i ~ Project X HZRDUS Black 80
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5 – PW ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) & 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 SS blackout
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140) 
    Bridgestone Tour B X
  • awtryau89awtryau89 Hoschton, GAMembers, ClubWRX  1484WRX Points: 286Posts: 1,484 ClubWRX
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    My pro gave me some tester packs of the BX. I have not played them outdoors yet. I want to wait until a bit warmer and less wet. We've had the most rain ever in GA. I did hit them using our Flightscope indoors. I tested against my gamer ProV1s. At this point, I am not seeing a convincing reason to change. Ball speed numbers are the same for me with my 100mph driver SS. Iron spin is lower which is something I probably do not want. Wedge spin is roughy the same for me. I may need to test the BXS but the previous version was too spinny for me. This is definitely a great ball and will probably fit and help some players but it is not a game changer for me.

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  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers  661WRX Points: 366Handicap: 14.5Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    You'd probably fit better in the BXS. I think most non tour players will fit better in that ball.

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    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members  2651WRX Points: 275Handicap: +.7Posts: 2,651 Titanium Tees
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    I will say if you have a ball you are comfortable I don't really think any other ball will perform that differently to warrant a change unless your're just looking to change. I played the Tour B X all of last year and I think the improvements in the new one make it a better all around ball and I like the fact that its around $10 cheaper a dozen the ProV's. I also like, as someone earlier mentioned, the simpleness of the logo and the fact that it's not played by the majority.

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    Taylormade M6 Tensei Pro Orange V3 70TX
    Cally X Forged UT 21 AD DI 95x
    Cally Apex Pro Dot 4-PW DG TI X100
    Cleveland RTX4 50/54/58 Modus 125 Wedge
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne Steath, Stealth shaft. PP58 Black Cord
    Snell MTB X
    Ping Hoofer Multicam
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    thank You guys...

    i think I stick with the 2018/19 BX

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    Cobra F7 3W 15,5° PX EvenFlow Black 75 Handcrafted
    Cobra King Utility 18° KBS C-Taper Lite 110 or Cobra F8 Hybrid 19° HZRDUS Black
    Cobra Forged Tec 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 4 50/54/58 DG TI S400
    Cleveland TFI 2135 1.0 Black, KBS CT-Tour 34,5'' Black, Flatcat Slim
    Bridgestone Tour BX
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  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers  661WRX Points: 366Handicap: 14.5Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    Unless you're a hoarder, you're going to have to switch eventually

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    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • Lip1337Lip1337 Members  604WRX Points: 58Posts: 604 Golden Tee
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    yup at one point i have to switch but one of the new tour Bs can not give the same performance as the old BX?!

    maybe switching to the proV1x, when my balls are empty

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    Cobra Speedzone 10,5° PX EvenFlow Black 65 Handcrafted
    Cobra F7 3W 15,5° PX EvenFlow Black 75 Handcrafted
    Cobra King Utility 18° KBS C-Taper Lite 110 or Cobra F8 Hybrid 19° HZRDUS Black
    Cobra Forged Tec 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 4 50/54/58 DG TI S400
    Cleveland TFI 2135 1.0 Black, KBS CT-Tour 34,5'' Black, Flatcat Slim
    Bridgestone Tour BX
  • OldboyOldboy Members  2513WRX Points: 248Posts: 2,513 Titanium Tees
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    played 18 with the tour b x on a course i play a lot.. improved around and on the green with softer feel. tee to green no surprises for me. similar to the '19 version.

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  • Jlender21Jlender21 Latrobe, PAMembers  244WRX Points: 34Handicap: 8Posts: 244 Fairways
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    So which one? 19 or 20? Longer straighter?

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