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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

As others have said, Bridgestone usually offers a Game Improvement iron in its mix, as in the current J40 series from 2012:

 

J40 Cavity Back Iron J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Iron
 J40 Cavity Back irons (MPF = 455)   J40 Dual Pocket Cavity irons (MPF = 682)

 

The cavity back is a player's iron, the DPC a GI. On the pro tour:

  • Fred Couples plays DPC 3-PW.
  • Brandt Snedeker plays CB 3-9.
  • Matt Kutchar plays CB 5-9.

 

Bridgestone will mix and match combo sets, DPC on longer irons and CB on shorter irons.

 

This spring, Bridgestone sent me a Test Drive set for Dual Pocket Cavity:

  • a 5i and 9i shafted with TT Dynamic Golf SL R300
  • 5i and 9i shafted with NS Pro 950 GH, R.flex.

 

The R300 were OK, but I really liked the NS Pro shafts better. For both shaft types, the slightly cambered sole really moved through the turf cleanly on iron shots.

 

The Bridgestones were a bit shorter shaft than my Callaway X20 Tours, so I would probably need a slight staff extension if I bought the DPCs. (I ended up reshafting the X20 Tours with NS Pro 8950.GH, a very similar shaft).

 

See if you can find a Bridgestone demo day. Spend a half hour hitting the irons to get a better idea of how they work.

Interesting, the burner plus is rated between those 2... I would have thought what I have would be considered like sgi at least....

post #20 of 31
That's why I find MPF to be so interesting.
post #21 of 31

I don't know what to think anymore! ROFL..... 

post #22 of 31

Those new CB's are sick!

post #23 of 31
Wow, all of those irons look pretty sick.... I still kinda kick myself I could of picked up a new set of j40 irons off ebay for 400..and just could pull the trigger...
post #24 of 31

There have been pics of the j15 CB and DF and DPF,  but has anyone seen the Blade or what looks to be a pocket cavity type of head?

 

 

post #25 of 31

Got some more pics guys.It was difficult to get good clean shots of the MB because of the lighting and glare, but I did get a few shots of the top lines for comparison:

 

 

 

 

post #26 of 31

If your looking for unique, high quality golf clubs Bridgestone is your brand.  frequency matched shafts, and precise swing weights etc.  I have 3 sets, 1 set of Precept Forged cavity's from the 90's and 2 sets of j33B's, along with 2- j33P 380cc drivers, 8.5 and 9.5.  Just ordered a new 715 driver, can't wait for it to arrive.  They make outstanding clubs the only problem is finding them and getting some demo's to hit.  The majority of their forged iron heads used to be made by Endo in Japan, don't know if they still are.  I will never play another brand of irons

post #27 of 31

Yeah, I know they've sort of redoubled their efforts recently, but Bridgestone is in the Srixon zone where I don't know if I've ever actually seen one of their clubs in person, so it's hard to get excited about them. Do Golfsmith and Dick's even stock them?

 

I do dig that sandblasted texture on the cavity of the CB, though. 

post #28 of 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazingly innovative. Not.

Why do they even bother?

post #29 of 31
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Amazingly innovative. Not.

Why do they even bother?

Uhmmm....because they make tons of cash by rolling out new lines of "bright and shiny"? Seriously, it would be a pretty stupid business model if they just rolled out one line of irons every 25 years. They'd have to sell them for $10 000 per set.

post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

Uhmmm....because they make tons of cash by rolling out new lines of "bright and shiny"? Seriously, it would be a pretty stupid business model if they just rolled out one line of irons every 25 years. They'd have to sell them for $10 000 per set.


I wonder how much they make from their golf club division.

But my point was really about the idea that they are releasing something new which is actually a copy of half a dozen other clubs which are also copies of other clubs.

post #31 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

Uhmmm....because they make tons of cash by rolling out new lines of "bright and shiny"? Seriously, it would be a pretty stupid business model if they just rolled out one line of irons every 25 years. They'd have to sell them for $10 000 per set.


I wonder how much they make from their golf club division.

But my point was really about the idea that they are releasing something new which is actually a copy of half a dozen other clubs which are also copies of other clubs.

Agree 100% which is why my last set lasted me 10 years, I just don't buy into the hype of 10 more yards with every new set. However, if I were in the club selling business I would ride that wave all the way to the bank.

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