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    Journeyman Pro Three's Avatar
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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    Quote Originally Posted by thesheriff View Post
    Hi all,

    The last couple of seasons I've used recycled Pro V1 practice balls on the course (I'm unwilling to spend £40/dozen with all the ball magnets they place in the gorse bushes round my home track). Does anyone know if these balls are softer shelled or more brittle/fragile than normal?

    I notice that after using one of these balls for a few holes, they scuff and crack very easily. They also often leave the white strike marks on the club face. Having not bought new balls in a long....errr...ever, I don't know whether this is normal.

    Is this a trait of pro v1s in general or is the recycling or refurbishment process that makes them like this?
    The thoughts I really have is :
    Why go to the trouble of buying recycled ProV1s? If they're used and repainted, they are not really anything like a ProV1 as the original cover is a big part of the picture.
    If you're buying something that's been re-covered, who knows what it was in the the first place? It might not have been a ProV1.

    I think you are probably better buying cheaper, but brand new balls, at least you know what you are getting.

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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    Quote Originally Posted by Three View Post
    The thoughts I really have is :
    Why go to the trouble of buying recycled ProV1s? If they're used and repainted, they are not really anything like a ProV1 as the original cover is a big part of the picture.
    If you're buying something that's been re-covered, who knows what it was in the the first place? It might not have been a ProV1.

    I think you are probably better buying cheaper, but brand new balls, at least you know what you are getting.
    Not for the first time I have to agree. Why add any variables in. Go for a decent mid-range ball, or some multi buy deals, and take all the guesswork out of it and get consistent performance

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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    ide steer well clear of refurbished balls.
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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    Bought some a few years ago and thought they played ok but they soon started to deteriorate,i'm sticking with Titleist NXT's.

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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    I'd personally put them right at the bottom of my list. But I feel the same about lake balls. Plenty of good value new balls around without playing with balls of doubtful heritage.

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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    Chris green golf sell practice pro v1's which are perfectly legal to use in comp's. Other websites are available.

    Edit: just looked and £33 for 2 dozen
    Last edited by srixon 1; 03-May-2017 at 21:20.
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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    I used to buy the Pro V1 practice balls when they were new and from Titleist. Sadly they stopped selling them in the UK at least a few years ago

    Just as good as the originals except for minor imperfections and half the cost.

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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    golf depot sometimes have some good deals on, the AD333 tour for 14.99 a doz and likewise the Callaway Hex chrome for 12.50. Nothuing much at the moment but a good site to check
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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    Stay away from that nonsense and just buy something like an AD333 Tour/e6/Chromesoft/NXT Tour. Alternatively buy premium balls from previous years. You never know what they did to lakeballs or how long they have been rotting in a bog for
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    Re: Recycled Pro V1s

    I would rather have a recycled or lake pro v than any 2 piece ball.

    2 piece balls are usless when the course is dried out.

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