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28.01 Titleist med nye baller:
Går lengre og gir bedre følelse
Hva mer kan vi be om?
Titleist har en dominerende posisjon på golfballmarkedet. Selskapet ligger ikke
på latsiden. Det kommer stadig forbedringer.
I fjor kom nye ProV1 og ProV1x. Golfsiden har hatt gleden av å teste dem gjennom
fjoråret. Den største nyheten var kanskje at de var mer holdbare enn de gamle.
Det gir bedre ball-økonomi for disse ballene som er så populære - spesielt blant
tour-spillere og gode amatører. Men også ikke fullt så gode amatører har glede
av å spille med disse ballene. Ikke rart at de dominerer balltellingen på
tourene rundt om i verden.
Sistnevnte gruppe bør nok vurdere New NXT Tour, NXT Tour S og Velocity Golf
Baller. Det er disse som nå presenteres fra Titleist.
Dette er baller som holder godt, går langt og er mer følsomme enn tidligere.
Ballene passer for de fleste og bør prøves når man skal velge hvilken ball man
skal spille på.
Den nye NXT Tour skal gå lenger enn før. NXT Tour S (S=soft) skal
gi en mykere følelse
Dette skriver Titleist selv om de nye ballene - med norske priser:
Titleist Introduces New NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity Golf Balls
Technically Advanced, High Performance Models Deliver Even Longer Distance,
FAIRHAVEN, Mass (Jan. 27, 2016) – Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, delivers
best-in-class performance in its new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity golf
balls for 2016 through new core and cover innovations. New NXT Tour has been
engineered for even longer distance, while new NXT Tour S offers its softest
feel yet. New Velocity provides even more powerful distance with a more playable
Every new Titleist golf ball model results from a rigorous R&D process rooted in
golfer research and feedback, technological advancements, intellectual property
leadership and comprehensive prototype testing and validation. Titleist’s
precision manufacturing process ensures each new model delivers the superior
performance, consistency and quality that golfers expect from Titleist.
“At Titleist, our goal is always to deliver the best performing product we
possibly can, and what new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity represent are the
best performing golf balls in their respective categories,” said Michael Mahoney,
Director, Golf Ball Product Management. “When we look at the results of our
extensive robot and player testing, we are exceedingly confident that golfers
will experience new Titleist golf ball models that outperform their competition
and deliver on their meaningful performance improvements relative to distance,
short-game performance and soft feel.”
New NXT Tour and NXT Tour S, its softer-feeling companion model, are high
performance golf balls designed with advanced distance and short-game
technologies to help golfers shoot lower scores:
• New NXT Tour has a larger center dual core that produces low spin and
fast ball speed for even longer driver and iron distance. The new core
technology combines with Titleist’s soft, proprietary Fusablend cover for
excellent shot stopping control and soft feel.
• New NXT Tour S provides similar high performance benefits as NXT Tour
with a remarkably softer feel. A reformulated softer compression core combines
with a softer Fusablend cover to produce the softest-feeling NXT Tour S yet,
while maintaining outstanding distance in the long game and commanding scoring
performance for precision in the short game.
• Comparatively, NXT Tour delivers longer distance with a higher flight,
while NXT Tour S provides significantly softer feel.
New Velocity, reengineered with its largest and fastest core yet,
produces explosive initial velocity for even more powerful distance:
• Velocity’s proprietary LSX core technology delivers faster ball speeds for
more distance on all full swing shots. The low-spin construction with
leading-edge aerodynamics produces a soaring trajectory for remarkable carry and
roll, while a new, thinner NAZ2 cover provides more playable feel in the short
More than 34,000 golfers from around the world participated in the white box
testing and validation process for new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and Velocity, with
golfers receiving prototype golf balls for on-course evaluation. Player feedback
was then gathered through Team Titleist and shared with Titleist R&D.
All new models are available in golf shops worldwide beginning Jan. 27, 2016.
MER OM DE ULIKE BALLENE
New NXT Tour for 2016
Engineered for high performance and distance, new Titleist NXT Tour is designed
using advanced multi-component technology to provide even longer distance with
excellent scoring performance and soft feel. NXT Tour’s dual core has been
reengineered with a larger center that lowers driver and iron spin while
delivering fast ball speed for more distance. A soft, thin Fusablend cover,
pioneered by Titleist R&D, maintains NXT Tour’s excellent scoring performance
with shot stopping control into and around the green. A spherically tiled 302
octahedral dimple design with shallower edge angles delivers a higher ball
flight (than NXT Tour S) with a deep downrange peak trajectory.
“Performance can be measured with robots and instruments, but ultimately we
measure our performance by the feedback we receive from golfers. And those
golfers asked us to deliver an even longer NXT Tour,” said Matt Hogge, Titleist
Golf Ball R&D’s Director of Product Implementation. “The challenge for R&D was
in reengineering the technology to increase distance while retaining the
exceptional scoring performance that these golfers rely on. When you look at the
dual core technology of NXT Tour, one of the critical elements is the
relationship of the softer inner core to the firmer outer core. We’ve increased
the size of that softer center so that by volume it’s about 66 percent larger.
That’s a significant change which allowed us to knock down spin on full shots
for longer distance. When you combine that with our thin, soft Fusablend cover,
you also get great performance on shots into and around the green, the shots
that really matter the most for scoring.”
• Longer driver distance
• Longer iron distance
• Shot stopping short game control
• Soft feel
• Excellent durability
• Larger center dual core engine
• Soft, fast Fusablend cover
• Spherically-tiled 302 octahedral dimple
RRP: 399 NOK / dozen
New NXT Tour S for 2016
Softer from core to cover, new Titleist NXT Tour S golf ball is designed for
players seeking the tee-to-green performance of NXT Tour – outstanding distance,
consistent flight and excellent short-game control – with a significantly softer
compression feel. New NXT Tour S has been reengineered with an even softer
compression core and softer Fusablend, resulting in the softest-feeling NXT Tour
S ever. A spherically tiled 302 octahedral dimple design delivers a piercing and
stable ball flight.
NXT Tour S is available in both White and High Optic Yellow.
“Golfers that play NXT Tour S value very soft feel, and they still want Titleist
performance. They want to hit it long off the tee and have great control around
the greens. For 2016, our design goal was to further differentiate NXT Tour S
from NXT Tour in terms of feel, while still delivering on those performance
expectations,” said Scott Cooper, Titleist R&D’s Product Development Manager.
“With new NXT Tour S, we’ve reformulated the core to be lower in compression so
it will feel softer. We’ve also softened the cover by increasing the percentage
of the softening agent used in the cover formulation. The cover is soft but it’s
also durable, and it’s exclusive to Titleist. We call it Fusablend. It’s
engineered to be soft and thin, which contributes to the ball’s exceptional
short game spin. Unlike thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) which most of our
competitors use, our cover feels soft on all shots rather than clicky.”
• Softer feel on every shot
• Outstanding long game distance
• Piercing and stable ball flight
• Shot stopping short game control
• Excellent durability
• Reformulated softer compression core
• Softer Fusablend cover
• Spherically-tiled 302 octahedral
RRP: 399 NOK / dozen
New Velocity for 2016
Titleist R&D has reengineered the new Velocity golf ball to deliver even more
explosive distance on all full swing shots while providing a more playable feel
in the short game. New Velocity is designed with a larger, faster LSX core that
produces higher ball speed for more distance. The low spin construction and 328
dimples in a spherically-tiled tetrahedral design deliver a soaring, penetrating
ball flight that produces long carry distance with more rollout. A thinner NAZ2
cover combines with the larger core to deliver more playable greenside feel.
Velocity is available in single (#1, 2, 3, 4) and double-digit (#00, 22, 77, 99)
play numbers. The double-digit play numbers were selected based on their
popularity among members of Team Titleist (www.titleist.com/teamtitleist).
“The core is the engine of the golf ball. We’ve made the core of the new
Velocity even larger – it’s now 1.575 inches in diameter. A larger core means a
thinner cover. That combination gives Velocity great ball speed. Add in
Velocity’s aerodynamic package and you have an incredible formula for distance,”
Hogge said. “But this is still a Titleist golf ball – and every golf ball we
design is about tee-to-green performance. While Velocity is built for distance
in the long game, it also launches high with a steep angle of descent, which
help golfers who don’t generate a lot of short game spin stop the ball close to
the pin. The thinner cover also provides a more playable feel. All of these
benefits will help golfers feel more confident from tee to green.”
• Explosive initial velocity for powerful distance
• Low long game spin
• Precise, consistent ball flight
• Playable short game feel
• Larger and faster LSX core technology
• Thinner NAZ2 cover formulation
• Spherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design
RRP: 299 NOK / dozen
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