My daughter is interested in trying the orange but if they are like hitting a rock like the Vivids she won’t like them.
The 2018 Superhot Bold is most definately NOT a hard ball. I have been playing the Red close to a month now, and played the Yellow last Thursday. To me, they are longer than a 2017 Chrome Soft, and comparable, if not longer, to the 2018 Chrome Soft. And, for me, all three (Superhot 2018, and 2017 & 2018 Chrome Softs) are longer than a ProV1x. (sorry, I don't play ProV1 as I need a ball that flies higher and straighter).
I like the Red, but until the ground greens up completely, and there isn't so much mud getting on the ball, the Red gets a little harder to see, especially when it's not direct sunlight - my buddies have trouble following it in flight.. but in direct sunlight, a clean Bold Red, is like a beacon. I switched to the yellow to see if it is a bit more visible. And maybe 500% more visible - it's so bright it looks like it could be picked up from space. You're gonna be able to follow this ball and find it where it lands, which for me is about 30 yards longer on every drive (I changed driver to a Epic with a different loft and a much better shaft than I had, so that 30 yards might be half due to the ball, I'm longer off the tee with anything right now)
I did not test the Orange. I have to say though, I am not getting the reason for the Orange.
Online, Red and Orange look almost the same. In the store, there is a bit more difference, but still pretty close. I guess as a Buckeye, I am not going to buy Orange, but the Red is what I was looking for.
The Yellow and the Red perform exactly the same, and I can't believe the Orange would perform any differently. As far as visually, it can't possibly be as easy to see as the yellow, but maybe a bit more than the Red--- but in true sunlight with no mud on the ball, the Red stands out.
Given that Callaway infused these with Graphene as well, to me, it seems like they have brought the Superhot closer to the Chrome Soft in overall feel. With the matte covers, I would think that greenside, you get as much spin, if not more than any urethane covered ball- including the Chrome Soft. I really think that Callaway has really ramped up the Superhot from where it was over the past 3 models - Petra deserves a raise! And getting 15! for $30 - this is EASILY the best ~$2 ball on the market. The only issue I have is that every 5 sleeve box I get, whether yellow or red, my daughter will be pulling a sleeve or two for herself.
I'd like to see a matte white, or perhaps a matte with TruVis designs, I'll be interested in what they deliver... I know for me, that I have 3 full boxes in addition to what I am carrying in the bag - and I have stopped looking at any other balls right now. I would have probably tried the Titleist True Tour, but I don't see the point. I have two sleeves of the AVX, and will try those at some point, but as tournament season starts at my club, I fully anticipate I will be playing the SH Bolds through the first half of this year - and it may be longer than that, as I am not sure how you lose one of these yellow ones if you don't sink them.
Thanks for the opinion on the orange color .
What a great concise report you have give to the community.
Due to my aging eye sight I decided to use only Yellow and Orange
color balls . I just might pick up some of those Red Buckeyes too.
Went down to the course today and played the red and yellow. They are really awesome and hands down better feel than the Volvik. I bought a box of each so have a few to work my way through, it is really a sensational ball but not as soft a feel as chromesoft when playing the shorter shots in
Now it just needs to be released in the Chromesoft
I got a box of the bold yellow last weekend, but I also got a box of the 2018 Chrome Soft and played those instead. I like the new balls better than last years version. I'll update after I try the bold version. They look great.