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post #73 of 86
I never win anything, woohoo!

Thanks
post #74 of 86
Got the balls in today's mail, thank you. I'll get them out for some practice as soon as I can find an ice-free play to try them out.
post #75 of 86

Yep, mine arrived today too. I can't say much about their performance yet but I may bring them along tomorrow. So far, they all feel pretty good off the putter.

post #76 of 86
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Got the balls in today's mail, thank you. I'll get them out for some practice as soon as I can find an ice-free play to try them out.


You can ship them to me in FL.......I just finished a review of Bridgestones
post #77 of 86
Rumor has it that it supposed to warm up locally here sometime in the next 9 to 90 days or so. Worst case is I see how well these balls bite on ice. ;)
post #78 of 86

Distance control is pretty good off the putter, although I haven't stimp-metered my living room carpet lately.  Thinking I may have to save the special packaging for my trophy room (I don't have a trophy room).

post #79 of 86

Received mine today & cannot wait to hit them once it warms up. 

post #80 of 86

Darn...

post #81 of 86
Thread Starter 

Great to hear that all everyone is beginning to receive them and hopefully put them to use soon. Let us know what you think!!

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post #82 of 86

Will do, thank you again.  Supposed to hit 50*F today, but back in the 30s this weekend locally, but the local course looks over 75% clear of snowpack so just have to wait for the ground to thaw and firm up and hopefully the course will open soon. I also drove by the entrance gate on the way to work and it looks like someone is working in the club house or facilities shed so definitely maybe soon.

post #83 of 86

I need a few extra yards on my drive, so I can outdo my buddies :)

post #84 of 86

I am writing full reviews as we speak, including this one: http://thesandtrap.com/products/nike-rzn-black/reviews/4857

 

Overall, I thought Nike did a bang up job on these, improving one of the more promising balls from last year and making it one of the best balls out there for me. It beats last year's B330 and 20XIX, my two favorite balls, so I'll need to try the new B330 to determine my preferred ball for this year. As for Titleist, they'd better get to work on the ProV2 if they want to beat Nike's big pair.

 

I liked the Black the most, it felt the best to me out of anything due to my preference for a slightly firmer ball, and it looked to perform well on all my clubs based on the sample. I'll be getting more chances to hit these this year when I buy them so I'm looking forward to it.

 

The Platinum was really good if you like more spin and a slightly lower launch, it looked like it held up in the wind pretty well, about as well as the black despite having higher spin. I liked how soft they felt off all my clubs, but I still liked the feel of the black a bit better. They weren't as long as the black but they were as long or better than other balls like them. These surprised me the most because I didn't think the 20XIS was that good, but these are a big improvement.

 

The Red was a solid ball, better than many but since it didn't have a urethane cover it suffered in the short game. It was pretty good off my irons and long clubs but didn't really fly as well as the others at times, a bit higher flight but not as penetrating. It certainly isn't designed for a player of my profile, but I still felt that it was a decent ball. I'd say they're an OK value at 30$ but they'd be much better at 20$. The Bridgestone E series, especially the E5, is better in my opinion at 27$ and have a urethane cover. However they beat many other balls in the 30$ range such as the NXT. If I were to buy balls at 30$ I would go with the Bridgestones first, and if I were to buy non urethane balls I'd go with Pinnacle Golds or whatever is the absolute cheapest. In case you can't tell, this is a tough niche in the market to sell to me when I can get urethane balls around 20$ a dozen in older models.

 

The White was about the same as the Red, but softer and a little bit higher. I liked this ball a little less than the red but this ball is the worst fit for me of all of them, I think it would do okay for some players though. They worked fairly well off my irons and did a good job holding greens from longer distances so I could use them if I needed to, I'd just need to avoid short siding myself and allow for more roll on chips and pitches.

 

Anyway, thanks to @GlobalGolf for the opportunity to test them, I'd certainly be willing to let the final reviews be posted on your site if it helps, I'll be writing up a few more by the next few days.

post #85 of 86
Great review Lucius,

It will help me when I go ball shopping. I must say that having a Urethane cover is a plus for me.
post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post
 

I am writing full reviews as we speak, including this one: http://thesandtrap.com/products/nike-rzn-black/reviews/4857

 

Overall, I thought Nike did a bang up job on these, improving one of the more promising balls from last year and making it one of the best balls out there for me. It beats last year's B330 and 20XIX, my two favorite balls, so I'll need to try the new B330 to determine my preferred ball for this year. As for Titleist, they'd better get to work on the ProV2 if they want to beat Nike's big pair.

 

I liked the Black the most, it felt the best to me out of anything due to my preference for a slightly firmer ball, and it looked to perform well on all my clubs based on the sample. I'll be getting more chances to hit these this year when I buy them so I'm looking forward to it.

 

The Platinum was really good if you like more spin and a slightly lower launch, it looked like it held up in the wind pretty well, about as well as the black despite having higher spin. I liked how soft they felt off all my clubs, but I still liked the feel of the black a bit better. They weren't as long as the black but they were as long or better than other balls like them. These surprised me the most because I didn't think the 20XIS was that good, but these are a big improvement.

 

The Red was a solid ball, better than many but since it didn't have a urethane cover it suffered in the short game. It was pretty good off my irons and long clubs but didn't really fly as well as the others at times, a bit higher flight but not as penetrating. It certainly isn't designed for a player of my profile, but I still felt that it was a decent ball. I'd say they're an OK value at 30$ but they'd be much better at 20$. The Bridgestone E series, especially the E5, is better in my opinion at 27$ and have a urethane cover. However they beat many other balls in the 30$ range such as the NXT. If I were to buy balls at 30$ I would go with the Bridgestones first, and if I were to buy non urethane balls I'd go with Pinnacle Golds or whatever is the absolute cheapest. In case you can't tell, this is a tough niche in the market to sell to me when I can get urethane balls around 20$ a dozen in older models.

 

The White was about the same as the Red, but softer and a little bit higher. I liked this ball a little less than the red but this ball is the worst fit for me of all of them, I think it would do okay for some players though. They worked fairly well off my irons and did a good job holding greens from longer distances so I could use them if I needed to, I'd just need to avoid short siding myself and allow for more roll on chips and pitches.

 

Anyway, thanks to @GlobalGolf for the opportunity to test them, I'd certainly be willing to let the final reviews be posted on your site if it helps, I'll be writing up a few more by the next few days.


This is great to hear! Glad you liked the balls! Coming back with a review is more than we ever expected. Thanks for putting the time and effort into all of this to spread the good word!

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