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  • Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

    There was a thread on TGN a couple of weeks ago where people were wondering if the Titleist NXT and Pinnacle Exception were the same ball but rebranded. Well, Pinnacle (who's also owned by Acushnet) just released an upgraded line of Exceptions, and their enhancement are similar to the new NXT's:

    ***the all-new Pinnacle Platinum line improves on the previous Exception model in that they are both softer and longer.***

    http://thesandtrap.com/columns/bag_d...golf_ball_line

    http://thesandtrap.com/equipment/bal...e_balls_review

    Make your own assumptions.
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  • #2
    Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

    I also heard that the same factory cranks out both the NXT and the Exceptions on some US forum. I was also curious if the two were the same ball.
    In the bag:
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    Driver: TM R15 14* - Stock Stiff
    2H~3H: Nike Slingshot 17*/20* - Accra DM S1 M4
    4H~5H: Adams A12OS 22*/25* - Stock S
    6i~PW: Ping G25 - CFS R
    GW: Cleveland RTX CB 52* - DG Wedge
    SW: Cleveland RTX CB 56* - DG Wedge
    Putter: TM Spider Blade

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    • #3
      Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

      Likely true that same factory.

      But same factory doesn't mean the same ball, same specs, same components, same chemical formulation, etc.

      I am still waiting for proof that they are the same ball

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      • #4
        Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

        Originally posted by 3whack
        Likely true that same factory.

        But same factory doesn't mean the same ball, same specs, same components, same chemical formulation, etc.

        I am still waiting for proof that they are the same ball
        I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that. I've always thought the balls played the same.

        I just checked the Conforming Golf Ball List on USGA and the NXT Extreme's construction and number of dimples are identicle top that of the Exception. I couldn't find a similar Exception for the NXT Tour, although I don't think the list has been updated since the beginning of the month. Note that noting is mentioned about what the materials are.

        The description of the NXT Extreme is 2P-SC-1C 392 LM

        That means 2 piece, solid core, single cover, 392 dimples, low spin off driver, mid spin off short iron. The NXT Tour is 3P-1C 392 LM.
        Cobra S2 10.5 - Stock Fuji
        Cobra Baffler TWS 20 - Aldila NVS
        Cobra Baffler TWS 23 - Aldila NVS
        5-PW Mizuno MX23 - DGS300
        Mizuno MP-R 52.07 - DGS300
        X-Forged MD 56 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
        X-Forged MD 60 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
        Odyssey Black Tour Design #9
        Titleist ProV1x

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        • #5
          Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

          I was in a local golf store last week and the sales guy in there ( obviously trying to sell me stuff ) was chatting away.

          One of the things he told me was that these two balls are made in the same factory..( and according to him to the same spec).

          His source of this information was allegedly the rep from pinnacle..........who apparently also said that many of pinnacle/titleist balls are made alongside each other to the same spec to share production/set up costs.

          Dunno how true it is
          currently in my bag are:

          Driver: Srixon Ad-403 10.5*
          4wood:Srixon Ad-403 16.5*
          2 x rescues: Mizuno fli hi clk 20* + 23*
          Irons: Mizuno mx-17's
          Wedges: Mizuno tour style 52*+56*+60*
          Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi C-series
          Ball: Srixon AD333.



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          • #6
            Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

            Originally posted by xander.uk
            I was in a local golf store last week and the sales guy in there ( obviously trying to sell me stuff ) was chatting away.

            One of the things he told me was that these two balls are made in the same factory..( and according to him to the same spec).

            His source of this information was allegedly the rep from pinnacle..........who apparently also said that many of pinnacle/titleist balls are made alongside each other to the same spec to share production/set up costs.

            Dunno how true it is
            From a production standpoint this makes sense. They can maximize their shelfspace without increasing costs. On the weekend, the Pinnacle Exceptions were $12.99 at Target. Next time I'm down there I'm stocking up.
            Cobra S2 10.5 - Stock Fuji
            Cobra Baffler TWS 20 - Aldila NVS
            Cobra Baffler TWS 23 - Aldila NVS
            5-PW Mizuno MX23 - DGS300
            Mizuno MP-R 52.07 - DGS300
            X-Forged MD 56 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
            X-Forged MD 60 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
            Odyssey Black Tour Design #9
            Titleist ProV1x

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            • #7
              Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

              They can maximize their shelfspace without increasing costs.
              You know your retail!!
              Best Regards,

              JEBS

              Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird !!!

              My divot tools.

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              TE Exotics 15*
              Wilson Staff Df6 22*
              TE Exotics EX-1 4-PW
              Ikasu Raw 52* 56*
              Ping Auld

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              • #8
                Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                Go to the library and find a copy of the May 2006 issue of Consumer Reports.
                The golf ball "ratings" presented were probably the basis of the speculation.
                (i can't bring up the link anymore as the site is now subscription based
                Brampton

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                • #9
                  Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                  It's funny I switched from the Pinnacle Exception to the Titleist NXT Tour this year. I always loved the Exceptions and still recommend them. By spending a bit more on the NXT's I thought I was getting a slightly better ball to go along with my slightly better game but maybe I'll switch back if they are the same ball. The Exceptions are quite a bit less and often, you'll find 4 packs cheaper than 3 pack NXT's.
                  Ping I20 Driver
                  Ping I25 - PW to 3 iron
                  Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60
                  Titleist 909 H Hybrid 19
                  Odyssey Limited Edition Metal X Milled Canada Putter
                  Bushnell Medalist Range Finder

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                    Originally posted by laxgolf
                    There was a thread on TGN a couple of weeks ago where people were wondering if the Titleist NXT and Pinnacle Exception were the same ball but rebranded. Well, Pinnacle (who's also owned by Acushnet) just released an upgraded line of Exceptions, and their enhancement are similar to the new NXT's:
                    I had thought the exception wa an earlier version of the pro v.
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                    Driver: Wishon 919THI, Accra DyMatch RT
                    3 Wood: Snake Eyes Vipor XT, Accra T70
                    5 Wood: Snake Eyes Vipor Tour Steel, Accra T70
                    4 Hybrid: Nickent 3DCX Ironwood, UST Proforce V2
                    Irons: 5 - PW Snake Eyes 600 XC TT
                    Wedges: Wishon PCF Micro Tour 51*, 55*
                    and Wishon PCF 59*, Rifle Spinners for all wedges.
                    Putter: Macgregor Bobby Grace M6.4K 31"
                    All clubs heavily pimped, halerized, and just plain bad azzed by Ian Hale, fitter extrodinaire.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                      I had thought the exception was an earlier version of the pro v
                      I heard this from a sales guy once as well. There must be some truth to this story...
                      Ping I20 Driver
                      Ping I25 - PW to 3 iron
                      Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60
                      Titleist 909 H Hybrid 19
                      Odyssey Limited Edition Metal X Milled Canada Putter
                      Bushnell Medalist Range Finder

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                        Originally posted by torontodude
                        I heard this from a sales guy once as well. There must be some truth to this story...
                        Your right to say that, I had a customer that lives next door to a Titleist rep and he said that the Exception was as close to a Pro-V1 as you would get, for whatever it's worth.
                        I used them for a while and found them a truely great ball off the tee and around the green!.
                        Thomas4golf

                        Titleist 910 D2 10.5*/ Accra MY 70 Dymatch
                        Srixon 745 /6-PW / TT XP 105
                        Callaway XR 4 , 5 , 6 Hybrids / Accra I series
                        SM6 Wedges 52 F/56S/60K / Spinner
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                        • #13
                          Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                          I've used the Pinaccle Exception for about 3 years now.
                          I don't play the more expensive Titleist so can't say how they compare.
                          Adams XTD Ti 12.5* / TightLies 2 Ti / Super 9031 Tour / Ping WRX i20 Irons
                          Ping WRX Tour Gorge / YES Natalie Putter B-CG / Leupold GX-4 Rangefinder
                          Personal Best: 79, hoping for another sub 80 round before the Twilight Zone

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                            Originally posted by TourIQ
                            I've used the Pinaccle Exception for about 3 years now.
                            I don't play the more expensive Titleist so can't say how they compare.
                            Hey, you should sell more clubs, that way you could afford those fancy high priced balls......
                            _________________________________
                            Driver: Wishon 919THI, Accra DyMatch RT
                            3 Wood: Snake Eyes Vipor XT, Accra T70
                            5 Wood: Snake Eyes Vipor Tour Steel, Accra T70
                            4 Hybrid: Nickent 3DCX Ironwood, UST Proforce V2
                            Irons: 5 - PW Snake Eyes 600 XC TT
                            Wedges: Wishon PCF Micro Tour 51*, 55*
                            and Wishon PCF 59*, Rifle Spinners for all wedges.
                            Putter: Macgregor Bobby Grace M6.4K 31"
                            All clubs heavily pimped, halerized, and just plain bad azzed by Ian Hale, fitter extrodinaire.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pinnacle Exception vs Titleist NXT

                              Originally posted by JEBS
                              You know your retail!!
                              That's funny because I've never worked a day retail in my life....
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                              Mizuno MP-R 52.07 - DGS300
                              X-Forged MD 56 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
                              X-Forged MD 60 - Rifle Spinner 5.5
                              Odyssey Black Tour Design #9
                              Titleist ProV1x

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