I find Volvik Vivid Balls (L51+)
are pretty darn good as well. Probably one of the best value for money things in the pro shop.
Simon, I agree. There are 3 balls that are very comparable to each other - the TaylorMade TP5 (L47), the TaylorMade TP5x (L48), and the Volvik (L51). Each has a meter speed of 3.0, a durability of 2.5, and cost only 400 credits a sleeve. The only differences are the distance and spin, which makes it very easy to try out all 3 and see which one works best for your game.
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the 3:
For Legend tier, I think the best best ball for the money is the TM TP5x Level 81 at 550 credits.
The meter speed (3.5) is very manageable, and the rest of the ball's characteristics are terrific (distance = 5.0; spin = 4.0).
Robert, I agree with you also. That is an excellent ball for the credits.
I'll also point out another advantage to using that ball. WGT often gives out the MAX Platinum Vapor Ball (L0+) for free during various promos (eg. for buying credits, Tap In Rewards, etc.). That ball is almost identical in specs to the TM TP5x Level 81 - but with a slightly slower meter (4.0 vs. 3.5). So it's an easy transition from the TM L81 TP5x to the Max Platinum if you get some of them for free.