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there all inexpensive golf balls, so i say just get a sleeve of each and try them all out.

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What ball have you been playing?

 

I've tried the NXT out (not the current one, last year's). It's OK off the driver, but pretty poor feel around the greens vs. something like a Nike Platinum or ProV1. I think the NXT Tour should be better in this respect, but Titleist is so busy tripping over themselves telling you how good the NXT and NXT Tour are that they don't bother to tell you what the difference is - I think the NXT Tour is softer, but from their promo stuff it could easily be harder too!

 

I used to play the Maxfli M3 (red) which putts, pitches, and chips really well but is much shorter off the driver than the NXT. It doesn't feel soft at impact, but I guess it must be softer. I think the Callaway HX Red was a pretty good balance, but I don't think that's made anymore.

 

I've been playing the Platinum when I'm somewhere where I'm not going to lose a lot of balls. I have leftover M3s that I use when I'm at a ball-eater, will probably use NXT in the future unless I find something better. Unless I can't drive a ball straight at all, I'd definitely trade off distance for something I can putt well.

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I just bought the e6. I'm a Noodle, Maxfli RedMax, Srixon AD333, NXT guy, so I have no idea how this ball is gonna play, but I just want to try all balls out and then make my decision based on using everything. The fair thing to do is buy a variety of sleeves you just mentioned and test each out. So far my vote is Srixon AD333, very soft, awesome feel, long and straight.

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Of the ones mentioned, the feel will be similar

I have found that the Ignite is a long, soft ball, with very little spin

The NXT (tour), is also long and soft, and spins pretty good off the short irons, but only on full swings, it does not check much on short chips and pitches.

The E6, to me, was probably the shortest of the bunch, but the spin was easily the highest. It actually spins more to me than their premium balls, but flies much higher, and lands much quicker.

 

All around, I would go with the NXT, but these results are only pertinent to my swing.

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Does anyone have any experience playing any of these three balls:

 

Bridgestone E6

Nike Ignite

Titleist NXT

I'm looking to try a new ball and don't know which one to pick. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

 

Get a sleeve of each to try them out. It will be less expensive than buying a dozen of one type and you'll be able to make up your own mind.

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Does anyone have any experience playing any of these three balls:

 

Bridgestone E6

Nike Ignite

Titleist NXT

I'm looking to try a new ball and don't know which one to pick. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

 

Get a sleeve of each to try them out. It will be less expensive than buying a dozen of one type and you'll be able to make up your own mind.

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For me the e-6 is the best of the three.I played with the nike ignite yesterday and all I say is that ball will give the e-6 run for a spot in my bag. The ignite was about the same in distance and feel off the driver and iron face.To me the ignite is a precept PWR drive with a swoosh. Putting was a different story. :idhitit: :crazy: .

 

1. Bridgestone e-6

 

2.Nike Ignite

 

3. Calloway Red hot

 

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The Bridgestone E5 spins better than the E6. I had trouble getting the E6 to check up on the green. I know others have had the same problem. It is durable, and has a soft feel, but it does not spin enough.

 

If you look around you can find premium balls in that price range. I recently picked up a bunch of Bridgestone B330's for $25 a dozen.

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I have been playing the NXT forever... love it, but I just tried the e6 and I am converting to them. I had one of my best rounds ever using that ball. I don't know if it had anything to do with the ball but that's what I'm thinking. I thought it was really long of the tee compared to NXT...so just baught 2 dozen to get them some play. Haven't tried the ignite.

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The Ignite is the best of that bunch for me. The e6 was good but lacked in the short game. The e6 cover fells slick and I could not stop it on the green even with a full PW. The Ignite has better stopping power, although not enough to spin it back, I can hit and sit for most approach shots. The e6 is a low launching ball, whereas the Ignite is more a mid launch. I am keeping the e6 in my bag for windy days, and the Ignite is my main ball.

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Hit some E6s over the weekend and thought that it was an excellent ball.

 

To me it has a very soft feel off all clubs and found that it chipped well and rolled well on the greens.

 

Difficult to tell about its length off the driver as it is still pretty cold, so the jury is still out on that.

 

It will probably be my ball for the 2006 season, although I want to try the E5 as well.

 

Cheers!

 

Daniel

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I have just switched over from the ProV1's to the Bridgestone e5. I tried both the e5, e6, b330, b330 S, Srixon ZUR-S, and of course the Pro V1's. For my game (3.1 index) the e5 was fantastic! Long off the driver since the two piece design, soft off the putter and the spin of the ball is very controlable. Also you can get this ball to CHECK like a mofo or run if needed. Very versitile. I like to think of it as a cheaper 2 piece version of the ProV1's. I also gave my buddy a sleve who played for Purdue and is a +2.3 index to see what he thought. He was trying out the Nike Plats since he was trying to get a price break from the ProV's we always play. Long story short, Par 3 he hit both balls stuck them both within 8 feet and made birdie with both. But he was surprised at how soft the ball was and how great it felt. Also the spin he was able to get was similar to the Nike Plats. He hasn't switched over yet but Im still trying. My best suggestion is to do what others have said and get a sleve of each and see what you think. I was just shocked at how well this 25 dollar a dozen ball preformed and now I dont play anything else! Just my .02 but my vote is definately for Bridgestone!

 

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Hit some E6s over the weekend and thought that it was an excellent ball.

 

To me it has a very soft feel off all clubs and found that it chipped well and rolled well on the greens.

 

Difficult to tell about its length off the driver as it is still pretty cold, so the jury is still out on that.

 

It will probably be my ball for the 2006 season, although I want to try the E5 as well.

 

Cheers!

 

Daniel

 

 

Totally agree and it is still cold in chi-town


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I had a great experience with the Pinnacle Exception this weekend. My drives seemed to be straighter and longer with the Pinnacle vs the Titleist NXT.

 

The course wasn't crowded, so on each of the par-3's I played both balls. I had better results overall with the Pinnacle, but that may just be my swing. I found that the Pinnacle when hit with a nice easy swing went a little bit farther than the NXT with the same club/swing. Then again, I don't necessarily have a completely repeatable swing, so it may be my game.

 

Bottom line is that I'll play the Pinnacle until I get a little better and then switch to the NXT or even Pro V1.

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