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Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

JHagJHag Members Posts: 39
Just got back from the range and 9 holes with these irons. I'm blown away. I've never played Bridgestone clubs before. I wish I had tried these sooner. I have the Project X flighted shafts in them. The feel of the irons are very soft and solid. The long irons are easy to hit up in the air and the short irons don't balloon at all. I found the forgiveness better than my s55 ping irons. It's too bad they aren't more readily available to demo because I think they have an awesome iron here.
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  • trp3319trp3319 Advanced Members Posts: 535
    CB or DCP?
  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members Posts: 14,933
    trp3319 wrote:


    CB or DCP?




    Title says DPC.



    JHag, glad you found them. There have been many threads on the DPC recently as more people discover how good of an iron they are. I've thoroughly enjoyed mine since getting them late last season.
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  • JHagJHag Members Posts: 39
    edited May 2014
    trp3319 wrote:


    CB or DCP?




    DPC
  • trp3319trp3319 Advanced Members Posts: 535

    trp3319 wrote:


    CB or DCP?




    Title says DPC.



    JHag, glad you found them. There have been many threads on the DPC recently as more people discover how good of an iron they are. I've thoroughly enjoyed mine since getting them late last season.




    Lol, duh...somehow I missed it. Thanks for pointing it out
  • rtraudtrtraudt Advanced Members Posts: 1,737 ✭✭

    trp3319 wrote:


    CB or DCP?




    Title says DPC.



    JHag, glad you found them. There have been many threads on the DPC recently as more people discover how good of an iron they are. I've thoroughly enjoyed mine since getting them late last season.




    All hail the puppetmaster for helping me discover these as well. Picked up a set at the beginning of the year and I couldn't be happier. They're all I'm asking for in an iron- great feel, thin topline, great turf interaction, and as much (if not more) forgiveness than you could ever hope to find in an iron with a "player's look.". Plus I rather enjoy the fact that none of the guys I play with have Bridgestone irons. Owning them is like knowing about an amazing hole in the wall restaurant that few realize even exists.
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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Advanced Members Posts: 5,944 ✭✭
    I'm glad you're enjoying them. I love my DPCs. Being a club ho I thought I would give them a try. I'm sure glad I did. I have the j38s, but they are pretty similar. They seem to be getting a lot of love recently. It's a great mix of forgiveness, looks, and feel.
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  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Advanced Members Posts: 3,776
    More or less forgiving than the AP2s (712)
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  • RPJETRPJET Advanced Members Posts: 317 ✭✭
    I hit the J40 DPC's for the first time a few days ago. I was really impressed. I agree with the other posters. It is a great set of irons.



    (Fade to Black). They are more forgiving then the AP2's.
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  • jooce81jooce81 Advanced Members Posts: 86
    Agreed!

    I have the J40 CB's with KBS Tour Stiff and couldn't be happier.
  • endyendy Advanced Members Posts: 3,090 ✭✭
    Hidden Gem for sure! These irons are tough to beat!
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  • rtraudtrtraudt Advanced Members Posts: 1,737 ✭✭
    RPJET wrote:


    I hit the J40 DPC's for the first time a few days ago. I was really impressed. I agree with the other posters. It is a great set of irons.



    (Fade to Black). They are more forgiving then the AP2's.




    I would have to agree. Plus, IMO, they look way better than the AP2s. Something about forgiveness in such a clean package that is appealing. No multi-material badges, designs, etc. to clutter it up. Tell me this doesn't look fantastic...Bridgestone_J40_DPC_irons_01.jpg?m=1343432445
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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Advanced Members Posts: 2,577
    They are crazy good irons.
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  • sectxag06sectxag06 Members Posts: 101
    I picked up a set of J40 CBs a couple of weeks ago with Nippon 1050s



    They are incredible. Will be in the bag for a long time.
  • CallawayKid86CallawayKid86 Proud Member of Big Blue Nation!! Advanced Members Posts: 3,332 ✭✭
    The J40's are some of the best looking irons out there. Just picked up a set of J38 DPC on a trade. I need to remember never to venture away from Bstones. Something about them just works well for me.
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  • hunter42hunter42 Advanced Members Posts: 346
    Great irons...look, feel, and forgiveness. Hard to find a negative with these irons.





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  • Odoyle107Odoyle107 Advanced Members Posts: 163
    I just ordered a combo set yesterday of 4-6 DPC and 7-PW CB's, I am beyond excited to say the least. I was really torn on which set to get between these, the MP54's and the Apex Pros, but I have yet to find a negative review on these, and knowing that I probably won't run into someone else with the same set pushed me over the edge. This will be my first new set of irons since 2003 when I got the original RAC OS's in high school and I have been playing them since. I plan to do a full review in a few weeks hear once I receive them and get a few rounds under my belt.



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  • CheckJVCheckJV Male Model Advanced Members Posts: 2,086 ✭✭
    I bought a set of J40 DPC's here in the BST and shafted them with a set of Project X 6.0 graphite. They are fabulous. Never thought I would find a set of irons that would knock my Cleveland TA2s out of the bag, but these have!
  • SwitchSwitch Advanced Members Posts: 580
    These irons ousted my AP2 714. Look much better to me, more forgiving, and feel better. Steelfiber i110 shafts.
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  • JHagJHag Members Posts: 39
    Switch wrote:


    These irons ousted my AP2 714. Look much better to me, more forgiving, and feel better. Steelfiber i110 shafts.




    How do you like the steelfiber shafts as compared to a steel shaft? Do you notice a big difference in feel and ball flight?
  • SwitchSwitch Advanced Members Posts: 580
    I was playing Project X shafts and find the steel fiber have a smoother feel, tighter dispersion, similar flight and spin. Most importantly to me, they don't hurt my joints. The project X were giving me slight tendon pain. When I switched, it stopped.
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  • Used2BGoodUsed2BGood Advanced Members Posts: 103
    Yup. Play mine with Nippon Pro 1050s and just love them. Nothing else out there in performance or quality that can be had for so little $$$.
  • vwgolfervwgolfer Advanced Members Posts: 1,962 ✭✭
    Hooked mine up with some recoils. The only irons that will replace these are the J40 CBs or the J42's, when they come out next year. Never ever will I look at another iron besides bridgestone.
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  • federerfan23federerfan23 Advanced Members Posts: 684
    I had these once with a set of Matrix Programs in. Really liked them but I felt my yardages were a little too inconsistent. This past week I borrowed a buddies for a round shafted with PXi 5.5's and fell in love. Ordered a set that night for $500 brand new with PXi's. These are the perfect combination of forgiveness and looks.

    Now let the competition begin between these and the Nike Covert Forged.
  • HubaHuba Members Posts: 36
    vwgolfer wrote:


    Hooked mine up with some recoils. The only irons that will replace these are the J40 CBs or the J42's, when they come out next year. Never ever will I look at another iron besides bridgestone.




    how are you going with the recoils? did you start with the project X and then reshaft them or did you order them custom with the recoils? If you did reshaft, what have the differences been between the two shafts?



    Thanks!
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  • etrichardsetrichards Advanced Members Posts: 355
    Can anyone compare these to the Srixon Z Star Forged irons? I'm looking for something a bit more forgiving than the players CBs I have now. Used to love the J33CB's. I'm a little hesitant to go to a club face as either of these appear, but at the price you can get these for now willing to take that chance on either the Z-Stars or the J40's.



    Unfortunately I don't have a place I can demo either of these, and haven't found more of a GI iron that I've liked (and/or been willing to pay for) from the "Bigger" manufacturers.



    Thanks!
  • federerfan23federerfan23 Advanced Members Posts: 684
    etrichards wrote:


    Can anyone compare these to the Srixon Z Star Forged irons? I'm looking for something a bit more forgiving than the players CBs I have now. Used to love the J33CB's. I'm a little hesitant to go to a club face as either of these appear, but at the price you can get these for now willing to take that chance on either the Z-Stars or the J40's.



    Unfortunately I don't have a place I can demo either of these, and haven't found more of a GI iron that I've liked (and/or been willing to pay for) from the "Bigger" manufacturers.



    Thanks!




    The DPC are much more forgiving than the J33 CB's in my opinion. It has been many years since I had the 33's but if I recall they were not that forgiving.

    I have no experience with the Zstar but as you can gather from this thread and others you really can't go wrong with the DPC especially if you are looking for a more forgiving CB.
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Advanced Members Posts: 3,781 ✭✭
    I am curious as well how these compare to similar irons. I want to know how they compare to MP54's. I am also curious as to how that test drive works through Bridgestone. I started a thread about the Bridgestone test drive program but am seeing no help. These irons have peaked my interest.
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  • JHagJHag Members Posts: 39
    etrichards wrote:


    Can anyone compare these to the Srixon Z Star Forged irons? I'm looking for something a bit more forgiving than the players CBs I have now. Used to love the J33CB's. I'm a little hesitant to go to a club face as either of these appear, but at the price you can get these for now willing to take that chance on either the Z-Stars or the J40's.



    Unfortunately I don't have a place I can demo either of these, and haven't found more of a GI iron that I've liked (and/or been willing to pay for) from the "Bigger" manufacturers.



    Thanks!




    Where do you live? I live in Danbury, CT. If you or any other WRXer would like to hit mine to try I'm more than happy to meet up at a local range.
  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members Posts: 14,933
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    I am curious as well how these compare to similar irons. I want to know how they compare to MP54's. I am also curious as to how that test drive works through Bridgestone. I started a thread about the Bridgestone test drive program but am seeing no help. These irons have peaked my interest.




    To me, the main differences were visual and in how turf interaction was. The 54s look thicker and have more offset, although IIRC heel toe length was similar. The DPC sole grinds worked better for me than the 54s, which played like they had more effective bounce. I think overall forgiveness is pretty close between the two.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,093 ✭✭
    etrichards wrote:


    Can anyone compare these to the Srixon Z Star Forged irons? I'm looking for something a bit more forgiving than the players CBs I have now. Used to love the J33CB's. I'm a little hesitant to go to a club face as either of these appear, but at the price you can get these for now willing to take that chance on either the Z-Stars or the J40's.



    Unfortunately I don't have a place I can demo either of these, and haven't found more of a GI iron that I've liked (and/or been willing to pay for) from the "Bigger" manufacturers.



    Thanks!




    I believe Z-star irons are a two piece design, sort of like Apex or Cleveland 588TT's, where there is a thin face that's welded to a cast or forged body. Bridgestone DPC's are a one piece forging. Just my opinion, but I don't consider these two piece irons to be "forged" in the traditional way most people associate with the term, and you shouldn't expect this type of iron to feel or sound like a one piece forging either. Some of these two piece irons have a spring face to increase distance, but given that, the distance control is not as good. Nice irons regardless, just very different from each other. Oh, and I'd expect the Z-star's to be more forgiving, but only slightly so.
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  • roxaldroxald ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 461 ClubWRX
    I'm glad I ran across this thread.Im elated with my MP64's and wasn't looking to change my irons....

    Well I now have a set if new DPC's coming my way thanks to the fine people who influence me at GOLFWRX ;-)

    I'm most interested in the feel comparison with my Zunos, and a lil concerned with mention of a longer blade length on the DPC's vs the MP64's.

    In all honesty, the only reason I havn't pursued the DPC's sooner, is the lack of presence in any stores or demo days in Canada. But, I got a great deal, so I'm stoked....

    Gonna load them up with the new DG X100 Pros and report back.



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  • CallawayKid86CallawayKid86 Proud Member of Big Blue Nation!! Advanced Members Posts: 3,332 ✭✭
    roxald wrote:


    I'm glad I ran across this thread.Im elated with my MP64's and wasn't looking to change my irons....

    Well I now have a set if new DPC's coming my way thanks to the fine people who influence me at GOLFWRX ;-)

    I'm most interested in the feel comparison with my Zunos, and a lil concerned with mention of a longer blade length on the DPC's vs the MP64's.

    In all honesty, the only reason I havn't pursued the DPC's sooner, is the lack of presence in any stores or demo days in Canada. But, I got a great deal, so I'm stoked....

    Gonna load them up with the new DG X100 Pros and report back.




    You should be very happy with them. Soft Endo forging, which imo is just as good as any mizuno I have hit. I actually traded my mizzys for a set of J38's because I just wasn't happy with the mizzys. I have never read a bad review of the bridgestones and I have personally hit all of them since the J33. A set of J40 DPC just kicked my J38 DPC out of the bag. Not a big upgrade in performance, but the J40 irons are the best looking out there. Hands down.
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  • JHagJHag Members Posts: 39
    I added the J40 18deg hybrid to the bag. It has the stock Project X shaft. What an awesome club. Easy to hit up in the air but no ballooning at all. Face sets up perfectly square. I've been a Ping guy most of my life but now I'm becoming a huge fan of Bridgstone. I wish I had tried their stuff years ago.
  • roxaldroxald ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 461 ClubWRX
    edited June 2014
    roxald wrote:


    I'm glad I ran across this thread.Im elated with my MP64's and wasn't looking to change my irons....

    Well I now have a set if new DPC's coming my way thanks to the fine people who influence me at GOLFWRX ;-)

    I'm most interested in the feel comparison with my Zunos, and a lil concerned with mention of a longer blade length on the DPC's vs the MP64's.

    In all honesty, the only reason I havn't pursued the DPC's sooner, is the lack of presence in any stores or demo days in Canada. But, I got a great deal, so I'm stoked....

    Gonna load them up with the new DG X100 Pros and report back.




    You should be very happy with them. Soft Endo forging, which imo is just as good as any mizuno I have hit. I actually traded my mizzys for a set of J38's because I just wasn't happy with the mizzys. I have never read a bad review of the bridgestones and I have personally hit all of them since the J33. A set of J40 DPC just kicked my J38 DPC out of the bag. Not a big upgrade in performance, but the J40 irons are the best looking out there. Hands down.




    I just played with the DPC's....

    The MP-53/64's are going up for sale! The B'Stones offer more forgiveness and a better feel. Ball flight is slightly higher, but not much since I reshafted with C-Tapers.

    I now know what all the hype is about;-)
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  • CapeCape Advanced Members Posts: 744
    I know this thread is mainly talking about the dpc, but anyone compared the CB to the DPC? Was mainly looking to compare the forgiveness of both.
  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 15,512 ClubWRX
    edited June 2014
    rtraudt wrote:

    RPJET wrote:


    I hit the J40 DPC's for the first time a few days ago. I was really impressed. I agree with the other posters. It is a great set of irons.



    (Fade to Black). They are more forgiving then the AP2's.




    I would have to agree. Plus, IMO, they look way better than the AP2s. Something about forgiveness in such a clean package that is appealing. No multi-material badges, designs, etc. to clutter it up. Tell me this doesn't look fantastic...Bridgestone_J40_DPC_irons_01.jpg?m=1343432445
    Yep, absolutely!!



    An amazing iron and if I go away from the blades(MP-68s) when I return, these are the irons. I put these up against the Mizzy 54s, and it wasn't close. I prefer the reduced off-set of the DPC's and the turf interaction was cleaner with them, and visually, they're cleaner than the 54's, to my eye.



    These are some saweeeeeet irons.



    Get the impression that I like them, LMAO?



    These compared to the AP2?



    If you're not gettin paid to play the 2's, or gettin em for free, that's like comparing a Man to a boy.



    Just my .01's worth image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Have a great season My Friend,

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  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 15,512 ClubWRX
    JHag wrote:

    etrichards wrote:


    Can anyone compare these to the Srixon Z Star Forged irons? I'm looking for something a bit more forgiving than the players CBs I have now. Used to love the J33CB's. I'm a little hesitant to go to a club face as either of these appear, but at the price you can get these for now willing to take that chance on either the Z-Stars or the J40's.



    Unfortunately I don't have a place I can demo either of these, and haven't found more of a GI iron that I've liked (and/or been willing to pay for) from the "Bigger" manufacturers.



    Thanks!




    Where do you live? I live in Danbury, CT. If you or any other WRXer would like to hit mine to try I'm more than happy to meet up at a local range.
    Class act JH!



    Well played Bro image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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  • golfnuthbgolfnuthb Advanced Members Posts: 690
    Got my build done last saturday. DG shafts, custom ferrules and I swing weighted them at D3. I dont know what it is about PX and I but we just dont get along. I get the flight and feel Im used to with the Dg shafts. I just like constant weight stepped shafts. Anyway these irons are awesome!
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  • MikeH21MikeH21 Members Posts: 70
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    I am curious as well how these compare to similar irons. I want to know how they compare to MP54's. I am also curious as to how that test drive works through Bridgestone. I started a thread about the Bridgestone test drive program but am seeing no help. These irons have peaked my interest.




    I currently own both the MP-54s and the J40 DPCs. Both have a great feel and are very good looking. DPC have a larger face but less offset. In fact, the DPC have less offset than J40 CB or MP-4 blades. I think they are very comparable to each other. Just a matter of personal preference on looks and how they setup at address for you.
    Ping G20 10.5*
    BombTech 3w 15*
    Mizuno MP-H5 2 iron
    Ping G30 4-UW
    Ping Glide 54*SS 60*WS
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.6
  • Paule350Paule350 Advanced Members Posts: 210
    I love my J40 DPC's.. I have KBS tour c-tapers in them now and love them.
  • mrvandelaymrvandelay Members Posts: 61
    How do these compare to JPX 825 Pros in forgiveness and distance?



    Ping G30 LS 10.5* - Tour 65s @ 44.5"
    Ping Anser 14.5* - TFC 800 S
    Titleist 913H 19* - S+ 82g Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 800 Pro, 4-GW, S300
    Nike VR Pro II 54*, 58* DS, S400
    Odyssey Dual Force 992F, 35"
  • IHFNIHFN Advanced Members Posts: 1,785 ✭✭
    I love them, but not a fan of the PW shape or size. It's pretty clunky. I ended up replacing it. But other than that, they are amazing irons. Incredibly forgiving, easily workable, and feel great. I'm about to get the chrome stripped and have them refinished in black oxide. I'll take pics of before/after and post it all when it's complete. Should be cool.
    Ping G400 LST Ping Tour Stiff 63
    Exotics EX10 Beta 16.5 Rogue Max 75 x-stiff
    Titleist 818 H1 19 Evenflow Blue 6.5 85

    TM P760 4-PW Recoil 780 ES SMACWRAP stiff hard stepped once.

    TM High Toe 52 Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    TM High Toe 58 Steelfiber 110 Stiff
    TM High Toe 64 KBS Hi Rev 115 Stiff

    Odyssey EXO Indy S
  • golfnuthbgolfnuthb Advanced Members Posts: 690
    IHFN wrote:


    I love them, but not a fan of the PW shape or size. It's pretty clunky. I ended up replacing it. But other than that, they are amazing irons. Incredibly forgiving, easily workable, and feel great. I'm about to get the chrome stripped and have them refinished in black oxide. I'll take pics of before/after and post it all when it's complete. Should be cool.




    I agree about the pw. Its the only negative about the whole set but not a deal breaker by any means and easily replaced
    TM 09 Burner 9.5
    Cleveland Launcher Ti 15*
    Adams Idea Pro 18*
    Cleveland 588 TT 4-pw
    Ping Scottsdale Tr
    588 Ta rtg 45* 51* 56* 60* S300
  • ChrisSarkChrisSark Members Posts: 59
    I thought I had my bag figured out when I picked up some Ping Anser irons for this season, but then I got some J40 CBs and love them! They have the DG S300 and every shot is dead on, perfect trajectory and distance, and more consistent than I've ever been in my life. I can't even imagine playing with anything else as good... although I did manage to pick up a set of MP68s for dirt cheap and I plan on trying those out next...
    TourStage X-Drive 909 w/ Fubuki
    TourStage X-FW Limited 3W & 5W
    TourStage X-Blade Limited 4-P w/ X100
    Vokey Cold Forged 52°, Miura 56° K grind
    Yururi Gekku 61°
    Bettinardi Model 1 Kuchar Arm Lock
  • ignitewvuignitewvu Advanced Members Posts: 2,025 ✭✭
    edited June 2014
    The hoe in my made me just pull the trigger on a set of mint used J40 DPC's to compliment my J40 CB's.





    Now I need to decide on shafts, as I'm pulling the PX Flighteds.





    I want to go lighter so I'm thinking KBS Tour V's or PXi's, can't wait to blueprint & build them, hopefully they go as good as my J40CB build from last year.
    M5 9.5 Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 6 Stiff
    M3 15 3 Wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV 75 Stiff
    M1 19 Hybrid Matrix Fujikura Atmos Blue 80HB Stiff
    M1 4i @ 39" KBS Tour 105
    Bridgestone J15DPF 5-PW DG Pro S300
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 52, 56 & 60 DGS200
    Odyessey Exo 7 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 15,512 ClubWRX
    edited June 2014
    mrvandelay wrote:


    How do these compare to JPX 825 Pros in forgiveness and distance?
    Forgiveness is such a subjective variable, and as I really don't use that in choosing an iron, I wouldn't feel qualified to answer though from a distance standpoint, the Pros were maybe 3-4 yds further, though as I usually bend my irons +2°, I would say at the end of the day, it would be negligible, though again, you're best served to take em out side by side and hit/play em off of grass amd see which one performs the best for you.



    The major difference in the two, for me, is at address, where the DPC's blow the Pros away-



    Actually, I like the appearence of the 800 Pros over the 825s, though the 825s are a nice lookng iron, they're just not in the league of a non-badged Player's Cavity.



    Have a nice week image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    My Best,

    Richard
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  • That Bob GuyThat Bob Guy Never settle! Advanced Members Posts: 2,564 ✭✭

    mrvandelay wrote:


    How do these compare to JPX 825 Pros in forgiveness and distance?
    Forgiveness is such a subjective variable, and as I really don't use that in choosing an iron, I wouldn't feel qualified to answer though from a distance standpoint, the Pros were maybe 3-4 yds further, though as I usually bend my irons +2°, I would say at the end of the day, it would be negligible, though again, you're best served to take em out side by side and hit/play em off of grass amd see which one performs the best for you.



    The major difference in the two, for me, is at address, where the DPC's blow the Pros away-



    Actually, I like the appearence of the 800 Pros over the 825s, though the 825s are a nice lookng iron, they're just not in the league of a non-badged Player's Cavity.



    Have a nice week image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    My Best,

    Richard


    It's nice to see I'm not the only one who prefers the look of the 800 Pro's over the 825's. The 825's are history, but the 800's are still in my arsenal.





  • etrichardsetrichards Advanced Members Posts: 355
    Sorry I was away or awhile. Thanks for the feedback comparing the Srixon's to the DPC's. I'd played J33's before going to Miura's. I'm looking for the J33's forgiveness level - but would take more if it came with great feel! Also wanted to say thanks for the offer to try the clubs out !



    I did pick up a set of Z-Star's cheaper than the DPC's. We'll see. They do feel really good, but are HUGE. On the fence with these so far, but I'll give them another week or 2 before maybe taking the plunge on J40 DPC's.
  • Dustyroades86Dustyroades86 Advanced Members Posts: 114
    Just ordered a new set of j40 DPC after reading raving review after review of these irons. Did not demo or hit them so took abit of a gamble, but I'm confident it'll pay off as fellow wrx members are very knowledgable with there gear. 4-pw with px6.0 shafts can't wait! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Titleist 913 D3 9.5
    Titleist 913 f 15
    Adams Pro A12 20 degree
    Bridgestone J40 4-pw
    Vokey SM5 54 and 60
    Yes Tour Tracy 33"
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