Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Balls Review (BRYSON’s Choice)
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Bridgestone Tour B X golf balls have been designed to suit players with faster clubhead speeds with Bryson DeChambeau contributing to the design of the latest version.
The Tour B X and softer Tour B XS models are joined the Tour B RX and Tour B RXS in a complete range of balls across Bridgestone’s B Series.
Bridgestone have worked with DeChambeau to extract more distance from their premium B X ball, and have managed to achieve it thanks to a perfect blend of elements including REACTIV iQ cover technology.
What Bridgestone says about the Tour B X ball:
“Proprietary new REACTIV iQ is a smart cover technology that reacts to the force of impact.
REACTIV iQ rebounds quickly on tee shots, delivering explosive velocity and increased distance, and stays on the face longer on approach shots, providing more spin and soft feel around the green.
“The Tour B X with REACTIV iQ delivers increased ball speed for maximum distance off the tee and hit and sit performance on approach shots.”
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Bridgestone Tour B X Balls Design & Technology
Perhaps unsurprisingly when you consider Bryson DeChambeau helped Bridgestone come up with the latest version of the B X ball, this is a model aimed at super fast swing speeds.
Best suited to golfers with swing speeds of over 105 mph, is used on tour by DeChambeau and Matt Kuchar among others and offers long distance gains without sacrificing short game control.
Bridgestone’s new REACTIV iQ urethane cover has been designed to react to the impact of a shot and add additional speed through the strike off the tee.
The cover isn’t all about providing ball speeds though, because the REACTIV technology works by also producing control around the greens with what Bridgestone describe as “hit and sit” performance.
The cover stays on the face longer of your irons longer on approach shots, and that helps generate more spin and stopping power on the greens.
The Dual Dimples design produces a consistent trajectory with less drag, for more carry through the air and also more run when landing on the fairways.
A Seamless Cover makes this ball well-balanced when in flight and ensures the Tour B X ball has better aerodynamics than ever before.
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Verdict: Are Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Balls any good?
The Bridgestone B X balls have been improved on in the latest generation and are longer than in any previous version.
The key is the new cover, which really does act as a springboard off the face of driver, fairway woods or irons to extract the maximum distance out of your game.
To make these balls fulfil their potential, you need to be swinging at over 105 mph. If you are a slower swinger, the B XS or B RXS are more likely to suit your game.
How much does a sleeve of Bridgestone B X balls cost?
A sleeve of 12 B X balls costs around £40/$50, making them a premium ball.
Are the balls suitable for players with a swing speed under 105 mph?
No. They are a ball best suited to golfers with faster swing speeds looking for more distance. Golfers with slower swing speed will feel more benefit from the REACTIV technology in the Bridgestone B XS.
Bridgestone B X vs B XS – Which is best?
The B X is for fast swing speeds over 105mph. The B XS are slightly cheaper and have been designed for golfers with slower swing speeds.
Is ball personalisation available?
Yes, a range of personalisation options are available when purchasing the Bridgestone Tour B X balls including branded names, nicknames and numbers. The product is also available in yellow or white.
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