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2 hours ago, bweiss711 said:

No, they aren't exactly the same price.  I think they qualify as the same "price point", but fine. They are not the same price.  Vice is a lil cheaper.  The used ProVs I buy are even cheaper than that.

And obviously the stigma of playing used balls has clouded this discussion.  My opinion is a pristine used ball is no different than a new one that has been played for a few holes.  So if anyone would choose to play a new ProV over a new Vice, Snell, or other, then its not that big a stretch to also prefer to play a high quality used ProV.  If someone's opinion is that used balls aren't worth the trouble, then that argument won't resonate.  I get that.

And now we're just going to continue to go in circles here.  The Vice is a fine ball by all accounts.  But there are plenty of other fine balls out there.  That's the point you're not entertaining.  Vice is as good as ProV.  I'm not saying it isn't.  I am saying there are other balls at a similar price point that are also as good as a ProV.  Which means there are other balls at that price point which are just as good as Vice.  Specifically Snell, but I also like the Maxfli Tour. 

So, to finally answer your question, all else being equal, fine, I'll choose a new ball over a pristine used ProV.  But I'd choose a Snell or Maxfli Tour over a Vice when deciding which new ball to buy.

I'll be honest, outside of the Snell and the Maxfli (which I don't think is a superior ball, the Snell is way better IMHO), I'm not terribly familiar with the other options you mentioned. Actually, my main thing was finding the cheapest brightest yellow tour ball I could find which led me to the Vice.

Colin P.

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15 minutes ago, colin007 said:

I'll be honest, outside of the Snell and the Maxfli (which I don't think is a superior ball, the Snell is way better IMHO), I'm not terribly familiar with the other options you mentioned. Actually, my main thing was finding the cheapest brightest yellow tour ball I could find which led me to the Vice.

The Snell is a great ball, if they had a lime green I would probably play it, but the lime green is the way to go. I’ve played the Maxfli and I didn’t like it at all.  I’ve also tried the Oncore, it was OK. I have some yellow Pro V1s which I like as well as the VIce or Snell, but only buy them when I have credit to spend after a tournament, if I can’t find something else to buy.

-Jerry

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2 hours ago, colin007 said:

I'll be honest, outside of the Snell and the Maxfli (which I don't think is a superior ball, the Snell is way better IMHO), I'm not terribly familiar with the other options you mentioned. Actually, my main thing was finding the cheapest brightest yellow tour ball I could find which led me to the Vice.

So we have some common ground!  Finding a cheap yellow tour ball was my motivation as well... which led me to Snell and Maxfli Tour.

As far as  getting an objective opinion on golf ball performance, ill refer you to this test done by MyGolfSpy.  Maxfli Tour performs just fine.

 

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2 hours ago, jsgolfer said:

The Snell is a great ball, if they had a lime green I would probably play it, but the lime green is the way to go. I’ve played the Maxfli and I didn’t like it at all.  I’ve also tried the Oncore, it was OK. I have some yellow Pro V1s which I like as well as the VIce or Snell, but only buy them when I have credit to spend after a tournament, if I can’t find something else to buy.

 

Did you play the green Maxfli Tour?  If so, I agree I don't care for it.  It comes in a matte finish, and its just odd.  I much prefer the more traditional finish they put on the yellow.

 

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10 hours ago, bweiss711 said:

So we have some common ground!  Finding a cheap yellow tour ball was my motivation as well... which led me to Snell and Maxfli Tour.

As far as  getting an objective opinion on golf ball performance, ill refer you to this test done by MyGolfSpy.  Maxfli Tour performs just fine.

 

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Always play your best game. Read the Golf Ball Buyer's Guide from MyGolf Spy to always get the best golf balls. Read more so you can improve your game!

 

 

Did you play the green Maxfli Tour?  If so, I agree I don't care for it.  It comes in a matte finish, and its just odd.  I much prefer the more traditional finish they put on the yellow.

 

I can't remember what the exact Maxfli I tried.  It was one of their urethane balls but was probably a couple years ago when I did try it.  It felt dead to me when I hit it, so I never tried them again.  All of the balls play relatively the same for me (Pro V1x, Snell, Vice) and I like the lime green color, so it has been Vice for me.  I like the red ones too (just to be a non-conformer), but they are hard to find in the Fall, unless you hit it in the fairway every time, of which I do not.  Although I am playing the Yellow Pro V1x's right now, as I was at a golf course and the pro said they couldn't get rid of their yellow Pro V1x's and he sold them to me new for $20, so I bought the last 4 dozen he had.

-Jerry

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  • 1 month later...

I've been playing Snell since they came out, and I really like that ball. However, I have been intrigued by Vice and came across a pack of the Pro+ at Target of all places today so I picked them up. I want to see how they do for me compared to the MTB-X that I currently have.

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  • 1 month later...

I've bought the balls from Costco the past few years.  A great 3 piece ball. For the normal golfer like us you can't beat them and they are half the price.  Kirkland Signature is the name on the. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I should be receiving my Vice Pros today or tomorrow. The lime green was finally back in stock, so I got a 5 pack! I'm curious to see how green they are in person. The matte green Callaway Supersofts are my favorite colored ball to play, but they too marshmellowy for me, especially off the putter. I've tried Bridgestone's e12 soft in the matte green, but I wasn't a fan. 

MGS's golf ball snobbery has convinced me that I needed to play non matte, firmer, urethane balls. So I've tried various models, and I admit that it has improved my game some, but I refuse to pay premium prices. $30 is about my limit. I bought a variety pack of Snell's at the end of last season in yellow, I really wanted to like them, but for some reason I just don't. Not to mention they are having supply issues as well now, and have increased prices. 

Srixon Z-Stars have been my gamer when the Father's Day BOGO sail comes along. $20/dozen tour quality balls can't be beat! Plus you can get last year's model at Walmart for $25.

Anyways, MGS gave the new 2020 version of Vice Pros a good review, and YouTube's Peter French switched from TP5x to Vice Pro+. As much as I hate Vice's marketing, nothing screams "I'm a complete douche" than being a Vice brand ambassador, they are the only company that has a ball that checks all 3 boxes for me, urethane cover, under $30, and in a non-matte green. So I figured that I would give them a go this season. 

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4 hours ago, Kitsu said:

I'm curious to see how green they are in person.

I think the Vice lime green color is pretty nice. The only quirk about the ball for me is that sometimes it is well camouflaged in grass. Not a major problem, but this happens to me early morning with the sun just cresting over the hills, when the grass is wet, and usually playing toward the sun rise. I've actually walked right past my ball on the fairway multiple times.

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