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Well I bet there are some ways to mask or strip the logo on a ball without compromising the integrity of the ball. But I agree that if such a test were done, it would show results all over the place. Marketing is a powerful thing.

 

Did you guys see the 20/20 special on coffee brands? Some of the most expensive coffee houses in America finished dead last in blind taste test surveys.

 

 

Same deal for golf balls. I'll keep playing my MC Distance/Noodle balls ;)

 

 

 

Boy, there's nothing that would be better suited to a 'blind taste test' than golf balls. Hitting all these different balls at a range with no markings on them, I bet 99% of us couldn't tell one ball from another...

This is a GREAT idea--but you'd never pull it off--no way the manufacturers would put out unmarked balls for such a test.

 

But I agree--and I'd bet that 99.95% of folks on this board (or anywhere else short of tour pros, and maybe even them) wouldn't be able choose a ProV1 from a group of a dozen competitiors if all the markings were removed, and you had to pick your ball based on performance.

 

I just don't think there's that much difference--it's all psychology--if you THINK it's better it IS better.

 

(But if we didn't behave that way, what would the marketing folks have to do all day?)

 

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I used to play the Pro-V1 but recently switched to the Bridgestone B330-S. For me the Bridgestone is longer off the tee and spins almost as well around the greens.

 

How does it compare in durability? I can use the same Pro V1 for the whole round, but used to shred the B330 after a few holes and the U-Tri Tour would look dull going into the back nine.

 

 

The B330-s is much more durable than the B330. I didn't find the durability much different than the Pro-V1.

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I used to play the Pro-V1 but recently switched to the Bridgestone B330-S. For me the Bridgestone is longer off the tee and spins almost as well around the greens.

 

How does it compare in durability? I can use the same Pro V1 for the whole round, but used to shred the B330 after a few holes and the U-Tri Tour would look dull going into the back nine.

 

 

The B330-s is much more durable than the B330. I didn't find the durability much different than the Pro-V1.

 

I have not used the ball yet but EVERY forum or review that I have read says the B330 is more durable as the B330s is soft as it provides more spin.

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The Exception is close in most regards, but it didn't feel as nice, nor spin as well around the greens.

I use Noodles and LoCo's in winter. (November to March)

 

Any reason why you play the Exception most of the time but use the Noodle and LoCo in the winter? Are those balls better in the winter for some reason?

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I used to play the Pro-V1 but recently switched to the Bridgestone B330-S. For me the Bridgestone is longer off the tee and spins almost as well around the greens.

 

How does it compare in durability? I can use the same Pro V1 for the whole round, but used to shred the B330 after a few holes and the U-Tri Tour would look dull going into the back nine.

 

 

The B330-s is much more durable than the B330. I didn't find the durability much different than the Pro-V1.

 

I have not used the ball yet but EVERY forum or review that I have read says the B330 is more durable as the B330s is soft as it provides more spin.

 

The one problem I had and many people I know had with the B330 when it first came out was that it would shred very easily. Bridgestone may have fixed this problem since then, but when I tried the B330-S it was definately more durable than the B330's were when they first came out.

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Maxfli BlackMAX - goes as long as the V1 for me, but better off wedges and the putter. The V1 is a premium ball, but other brands have catched up I think!

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TM SIM2 Max driver, G425 Max woods, Titleist 818 hybrid, Srixon Z565 irons, Vokey SM7 wedges, Yes Tracy III putter

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