The Differences of MTB Black & MTB Red

January 15, 2018 13 Comments

The Differences of MTB Black & MTB Red

It's launch day here at Snell HQ and we are excited to bring you two new products for the 2018 season. MTB BLACK & MTB RED are officially live for PRE-SALE and will be shipping February 15th for MTB RED and March 1st for MTB Black. 

When we launched the original MTB we addressed optimal distance and superior short game control. Our new models will now help improve your approach game, by dialing in your short irons with these two new offerings of different spin levels.

To help everyone understand the new balls, we have posted a launch video on our YouTube Channel. (Also shared below)

FAQ:  I am not sure which new model will fit me? How do I tell? 

There is no perfect answer for this as every golfer has different characteristics of how they hit the ball and the way they approach the golf course. However, a couple key notes to help you differentiate:

  • Both models will have similar driver spin rates and distances, but the MTB RED will feel a bit firmer off the Driver and longer shots. 
  • The MTB RED is designed to have higher spin on short irons and approaches. This is the key difference in the models. If you feel you need MORE SPIN with these shots, MTB RED would be a good start. 
  • MTB BLACK will have less spin than RED on the short irons and typically will fly a bit lower for a slightly more penetrating ball flight. 
  • Both balls are high performance around the green. From 50 yards and in balls will perform and feel about the same. 

    In Comparison to our Current MTB:
  MTB BLACK MTB RED
Driver Distance Very Long Very Long
Driver  Spin Reduced from Original Same as Original MTB
Driver Feel
Slightly Softer 
a Bit Firmer
Long Iron Distance  Longer Same as Original
Long Iron Feel  Slightly Softer  a Bit Firmer
Mid & Short Irons Spin Same as Original Higher Spin 
Short Game Feel Soft Feel Soft Feel

 

Hope this helps you better understand the new models. 

If you are still unsure I highly recommend our new MTB Test Pack which features two sleeves of each of the new models to test for your game. 

Cheers and Play Well in 2018!

 

 


13 Responses

don decker
don decker

January 23, 2018

only tried the snell when I found 1 at my local course now I love them. looking forward to the new black

Jason @ Snell Golf
Jason @ Snell Golf

January 17, 2018

Thanks for some of the comments guys. Hope we can help with a few answers here… Regarding Get Sum, our 2 piece Surlyn model isn’t going anywhere and will continue to be available in single dozens and value packs.

Regarding the swing speed question: both models of our MTB are a lower compression and are in the 75-80 compression range. We encourage the guys concerned about swing speed to try the test pack but likely believe the MTB RED may help you to hold greens with the increased spin on approach shots 150 yards and in….. The swing speed/ball compression story is often oversold and mostly a marketing tool. By going to an “ultra-low” compression golf ball you MIGHT gain 1 MPH in ball speed and if that’s true at your swing speeds you would gain approx. 6 inches on a drive. 6 inches! But often you have been told to buy low compression but have then sacrificed a better performing ball from 100 yards and in, around the greens, where the majority of YOUR scoring takes place. Our fitting philosophy is to fit your ball from 100 or 150 yards and in, finding a ball that optimizes scoring for your game, then work your way back to the tee. With today’s technology, most quality golf balls will go about the same off the tee.

Hope this helps!

mark dickerson
mark dickerson

January 15, 2018

I love the MTB ball ! I can’t wait to test drive the new MTB ball. As far as i’m concerned the MTB ball is just as good or better than the Prov1. Great job dean and crew !

john laurine
john laurine

January 15, 2018

Have used the MTB in the past and still have a few dozen left. Am interested in trying the new offerings and will order the MTB test pack to see which ball I will order in the future. Very satisfying to have a tour quality ball at such a great price.

Burney Warren
Burney Warren

January 15, 2018

Which ball will produce more distance at slower swing speeds. My swing speed is low 80’s

Glen Burr
Glen Burr

January 15, 2018

I’m looking forward to trying out the new MTB balls. I have tried the older model, but was not a steady user. Only reason is that it’s easier to buy balls at the Pro Shop with tournament winnings.
I will be ordering a test pack today. With your description, I’m guessing the new MTB Black will be the winner.
Good luck in 2018!

Charlie Kennedy
Charlie Kennedy

January 15, 2018

In your comments I would have appreciated a comparison of the new releases to swing speed. I am 79 and have a swing speed in the high 80’s.

Chad Moller
Chad Moller

January 15, 2018

Dean et al, you guys are the best. Just ordered the sample dozen to see which one fits me best, and can’t wait to try them out! I expect both of them to be amazing. Keep up the great work, and thanks for making such a great product and keeping it so reasonably priced.

Brian
Brian

January 15, 2018

Looking forward to taking the new MTB Black out for a test drive! I would agree that the spin rate off the tee with the old MTB ball is too high and if the new science is right, this new ball will be my “go to” source for longer and more accurate drives. I have always enjoyed the way the ball reacts off the face of my irons so no real problem there for me.
Thanks for the video and the matrix that lays out the new capabilities of the new designs.
I’m a regular customer and one of your best advocates on the golf course. Keep up the great work!
Best,
Brian

Gerald Bruce
Gerald Bruce

January 15, 2018

Thanks for providing the Tour Ball in Optic Yellow. As a golfer with Glaucoma, I really appreciate being able to get a tour-quality ball at a reasonable price. And from a reliable company.

Charles Gambrill
Charles Gambrill

January 15, 2018

Senior player (75). Played both the MTB and GET SUM in 2017. Frankly not too much difference for me in play. So have repurchased the less expensive GET SUM. While the softer GET SUM scuffed a bit easier, the Optic Yellow was super easy for these old eyes follow on the ground and overcast days. What will be the ongoing status of GET SUM?

Charles Bartholomew
Charles Bartholomew

January 15, 2018

Looking good. Can’t wait to test them.

Todd Mathis
Todd Mathis

January 15, 2018

Great job Dean, keep up the good work.

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