Okay so I went to my local Edwin Watts and bought a dozen of the new nike balls on the 29th to do my own ball test. I usually play the 2010 Pro V1x but I was given a sleeve of the new ball so I figured what a great chance to compare Titleist's and Nike's new ball. The test was 9 holes with the Nike 20Xi x and 9 with the Pro V1 x 2011. Please remember that this is a very small selection (only 18 holes total). And the first 9 was with the nike.
Driver Distance: I thought the Pro V1x was longer by 5 to 7 yards on average.
Driving Accuracy: The Nike was as advertised. Its a very high MOI ball which is great sometimes and not so good other times. The Nike is the more accurate ball though.
Full Iron Distance: This was dead even. Distance control with both balls is perfect. They are both very consistant.
Full Iron Accuracy: At my club we do a par 3 tournament every month. And the Nike 20Xi x is perfect for that tournament. Some times a missed the green right only because im use to drawing my irons in and the nike balls didnt draw like my normal ball. But once I realized that all I had to do is aim at the flag and fire, it made the last 5 or so holes very fun.
80 yd wedge Distance and Accuracy: The ProV1x is SO hard to beat in this catagory. And despite a great effort by the Nike, the ProV1x was better hands down. I thought the Pro V1x was more durable too. I usualll use a 59* rusted spin milled vokey on this shot and the Pro V1x held up a bit better.
Chip and Pitch: This is a tough call because one ball isnt really better than the other. It just depends on what you want. But.... if youre like me and throw spinners right at the hole and expect them to hop and stop then the Pro V1x is way better than the Nike 20Xi x. Now if you play more of a chip and run then the Nike 20Xi x is great because the distance control is very consistant. Dont get me wrong though, the Nike 20Xi x spins on chips. The spins isnt as drastic as the Pro V1x.
Putting: The Nike was a bit firmer but they both roll very much the same way.
Im not gonna say just yet that one ball was better than the other. I shot 36 w/ 3 birdies on the front with the Nike and 38 on the back with no birdies with the back being harder than the front.
Feel Free to ask any questions about either balls. I hit many different shots with both to compare. Ill probably play 2 or 3 more rounds with both before I declare which ball I feel to be the better ball. Hope this helps any of yall considering a change.
p.s. sorry for spelling errors. I tried to type this quick while it was fresh in my head.