MTB-X or MTB Black

February 18, 2019 21 Comments

MTB-X or MTB Black

MTB-X or MTB Black

FAQ: How do I determine which MTB model I should play?
There is no perfect answer to this question, for every golfer has different characteristics of what they look for in a golf ball. However, there are a FEW suggestions we have when making your decision about which ball to purchase.
 
(1.) Try our Test Pack. Our MTB Test Pack offers two sleeves of MTB-X and two sleeves of MTB Black. Take both models and hit shots from 150 yards, 100 yards, 70 yards, 30 yards, chips, and putts. Choose the ball that you prefer for feel, spin,launch and control.
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(2.) If you DO NOT have time to test see chart labeling characteristics in each Golf Ball.

(3.) Still not sure? See Comparison Chart Below.

 

 Titleist Snell Golf
ProV1 MTB Black
ProV1x MTB-X
AVX MTB Black
TaylorMade Snell Golf
TP5 MTB-X
TP5X MTB Black
Project (a) MTB-X
Callaway Snell Golf
Chrome Soft MTB Black
Chrome Soft X MTB-X
Bridgestone Snell Golf
Tour BX MTB-X
Tour BXS MTB Black
Tour BRX(S) MTB Black


21 Responses

John Fridie
John Fridie

October 15, 2019

I became aware of these golf balls from Top Speed Golf videos. I like ProV1 golf balls, but I said for the price difference, I said I would give them a go. I have not been disappointed, and the MTB plays for me just as good as the ProV1. The price is better than the ProV1 by about $15 bucks per dozen.
I suggest trying the Test Kit because it is nothing like playing with the balls before deciding. I ordered several dozen of the high optic MTB. I am a mid-handicapper and senior golfer.

Chuck
Chuck

October 15, 2019

Awesome ball , I am playing MTB-X,
It is as good as the Taylormade TP5. TP5x. ProV1 Pro X1X. Bridgestone Tour X and S balls all of which I have played.
I will not be buying any ball that the Pros get Free and get thousands of dollars to play there ball . Snell has them beat and it doesn’t make sense to pay that overpriced for balls only because they are giving and paying pros to play . Dean, keep it going . Glad you put your stamp on the market. I am in .

Joel
Joel

August 20, 2019

Just played the black in Montana state senior tourney. Passed the word to several players about the Snell balls. I’m happy and intend to order
more soon. Thanks Dean for first rate balls.

Daniel Sloss
Daniel Sloss

August 20, 2019

As far as I’m concerned the Snell MTB-X is the best ball made today out performs Pro-V 1 hands down in all categories it’s a steal at what snell golf is selling them for , are you kidding 27.99 😎😎
Kyle Sinclair
Kyle Sinclair

August 20, 2019

Wow, just WOW!!!!!!
Mr Snell and his staff have just put a major hurt on the big name golf ball companies…..
I’m a 58 year young 6 handicapper. Played PV1 for years. These balls are just as good (if not better). Seriously, if the logo was covered, I wouldn’t be able to tell you if it was a Snell ball, or a PV1!!!
Never again will I pay premium prices for a premium ball. I’m a Snell guy now…. even gonna sport a hat…. 😉😉

Frank Parker
Frank Parker

August 20, 2019

I have been playing SNELL Black for over a year now. As good or better than any ProV1 or ProV1X I ever played. Now the best part. If you buy the value pack (5 dozen) You save $5.00 a dozen. That means the fifth dozen cost you $2.99.
If you buy a dozen ProV1 or ProV1X you pay $48.00 a dozen. If you buy 5 dozen you pay $48.00 a dozen. What’s to think about. Buy the ball and you will be very satisfied.
Keep up the great work at Snell golf.

Howard Cooper
Howard Cooper

August 20, 2019

I bought a mixed case and am trying out the MTB black and the MTB-X. Have now tried one of each. Used one Black for a few rounds (until I lost it) and then the X today. Had a great round for me today – I am 64 with a 15 index and shot 84 today. But, I feel like the Black went further with my driver than the X did today – not sure if the same holds true with respect to irons. Does that make any sense? Are there types of golfers for whom the Black will go further with a driver than the X will? Obviously, it could be course conditions or me – although I was hitting the ball pretty well with the X today.

Craig Stremel
Craig Stremel

August 20, 2019

The MTB X Yellow has surpassed all my expectations and is making quite the impression in and around the great golf courses of San Antonio Texas and upstate New York! Feel, distance, just the right amount of spin and affordability make the MTB X Yellow the best golf ball I have ever played! Get a sleeve or two and do the comparison for yourself! Thank you Snell Golf!!

JJ
JJ

April 30, 2019

Great golf ball, I’ve told several guys at my club about the quality and they’re ordering them. Great price too, thanks Dean

Gerry Mcbride
Gerry Mcbride

April 26, 2019

Ball flys well.. feels good.. and I am getting 2 or three rounds with each ball.. cover is tough, but feels good.. congratulations

Gerry Mcbride
Gerry Mcbride

April 30, 2019

The mtb x flies extremely well, but does not spin as much as the red did.

Timothy Riopelle
Timothy Riopelle

April 26, 2019

I am a mid handicap (10.8 index) player that has tried a lot of balls based on a lot of opinions as most mid handicappers do. Up until now I have always gone back to the ProV1 as the ball from which all others I try are evaluated. One day I found a new looking ball on the course while looking for mine in a hazard area. It had this name SNELL on it. I had never seen one nor heard of them before. Actually, I thought it must be someone’s cheap on line “personalized” golf ball. I didn’t find mine so I dropped this “SNELL” ball and played the rest of the hole with it. The next few hits were really nice so I continued on to the next hole and tee’d it up. Before you know it I had played the rest of the round with this SNELL ball and it felt great. My next round I found myself looking through my bag for that ball. When I found it I told one of my playing partners the story and was informed that this is a real company with a real story. Well, now I am using the SNELL Black balls as my go to and am thankful I stumbled across my first one. I don’t know how long it might be until I find another go to ball but the Pro V1 was mine for about 10 years prior to this one.

Patrick Dennis
Patrick Dennis

April 30, 2019

Played Titleist ProV1s for years. The first time I tried the Snell golf balls, I knew within a few holes that they were every bit as good. Distance, feel, spin. Have not changed back and have not looked back. I actually cannot prove this with stats or hard data but I FEEL like they may even be slightly longer. Anyone who gives these balls an honest evaluation and still pays the additional $$ for the so-called premium balls is throwing away money. Thank you Dean.

Joe Weaver
Joe Weaver

April 26, 2019

I was a bit skeptical at first, but after trying the MTB Black, I am totally sold not only on the performance but also the price. After trying numerous performance balls the MTB black is by far the best ball I have ever played with, and was so impressed with it’s performance and value that I am ordering another dozen.

Marc Shapiro
Marc Shapiro

April 26, 2019

Been playing MTB-Black for several months. 69 years old, 7.5 index, aprrox. 90-95 driver speed. Previously played Kirkland 4 piece and before that Chrome Soft. Really like the MTB-Black and find it spins off the irons as much as I could possibly want. Seriously, would not want it to spin more. Can’t tell regarding driver distance. Kirkland was definitely firmer feeling and may have gone further but have no real data to back that up. Chrome Soft was a bit too soft. Loving my MTB-Blacks having reorderd several dozen already.

Jason @ Snell Golf
Jason @ Snell Golf

February 28, 2019

Thanks for some great comments and questions. Here are some quick answers for all of you!

1.) Regarding Chrome Soft and looking or a low spin driver ball. Both of our MTB models Black and X are very low driver spin as we aim to provide low spin, high launch results on drivers for all swing speeds, this will help maximize distance. The difference will be MTB-X will be a higher spinning ball off irons than the MTB Black. So if you need more spin, go with X, if you don’t need more iron spin, go with Black.

2.) MTB-X is our new model that is replacing MTB Red, like RED did MTB-X will provide a higher spin rate for iron shots. The difference is that this new design provides lower driver spin and a bit higher ball speed so you get the iron spin of MTB Red with the long game performance of MTB Black.

3.) Our comparison chart discussing TP5 and TP5x is more specifically in reference to iron spin performance. In the TP5 lineup, the TP5 has more iron spin than the TP5X. Differently, our MTB lineup (and similar to ProV1 lineup) the MTB X has more iron spin than the MTB Black. (proV1x has more iron spin than V1).

Hope this helps answer some of your questions!

Don
Don

February 28, 2019

I’ve been using pro V balls for many years I tried the snell black And I think they are every bit as good if not better I think I’m getting more distance off the tee with the snell ball
Henri deLozier
Henri deLozier

February 28, 2019

I have always found these golf balls to be premium balls excellent performance excellent golf balls Mr. Dean Snell knows what he’s doing and has Design most of the balls that are his competitors
ROBERT C SKANES
ROBERT C SKANES

February 28, 2019

I’ve been playing the Chrome Soft x for a couple of years in Florida. I play in a lot of wind both here and in Eastern Canada. The CSx is a wonderful all-round ball and excellent performance around the green,etc. The only drawback is that into the wing the ball can be a bid of a dog,ie. short hitters sometimes hit it as far…whereas downwind it gets bombed. This leads me to believe that there is a little too much spin on this ball while hitting the driver. I’m a 5 handicap looking to again buy Snell Tour balls…do you have a suggested ball for my driver profile with Driver speed~100mph? Thanks…by the way my wife, who has a 19 handicap loves the MTB. Cheers, Bob.

Chris
Chris

February 28, 2019

I understand the comparison chart with the exception of the Taylormade TP5 and TP5x ball. Why is the higher compression MTB-x more like the TP5, and the lower compression MTB black more like the TP5x? Thanks! Looking forward to trying out your new ball! Big fan of the MTB Black

Robert Talbott
Robert Talbott

February 28, 2019

What happened to the MTB Red? Is the MTB-X similar?

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