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Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    I play J33 CB's, awesome irons, just started with them last year...I missed the Bridgestone boat!

    Anyone looking to move a set of these?
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4399WRX Points: 313ClubWRX Posts: 4,399
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    Just picked up a set of J38 DPC off the bay for dirt cheap... This is my 3rd set and these are staying this time.... worth a look if you're in the market for the DPC but want to spend less than the J40 price. I'm not getting much practice in these days so these really fit the bill for the flight and feel I like, plus the added forgiveness with the larger head. Great irons!
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  • WoodridgeWoodridge Earl of Aberdovey Chicagoland 1902WRX Points: 121Members Posts: 1,902
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    I just put these back in the bag. My golf handicap is an 11, but I'd be a 25 handicap just with irons. If I wasn't a sweeper, I'd have huge shovels in the bag. But, as it is, the J40 DPC's seem to be my best option.
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  • Brad75Brad75  125WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 125
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    Woodridge wrote:


    I just put these back in the bag. My golf handicap is an 11, but I'd be a 25 handicap just with irons. If I wasn't a sweeper, I'd have huge shovels in the bag. But, as it is, the J40 DPC's seem to be my best option.


    I'm putting them back in the bag tomorrow. Sure they're not as long as some of the new offerings, but boy are they confidence inspiring!
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  • suprfli6suprfli6  468WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 468
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    I'm in my second year with a set I purchased used, and am starting to keep an eye out for cheap sets to have as a backup. They do everything I want them to and look and feel great, I see absolutely no reason to get a different set going forward.
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  • steelfansteelfan  82WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 82
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    Very close to the perfect iron for me little offset,forged,some bounce and a killed leading edge i have them in the bag for awhile the only iron i even look at is the j15 cb but it would have to be a great deal
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  • WoodridgeWoodridge Earl of Aberdovey Chicagoland 1902WRX Points: 121Members Posts: 1,902
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    I got my set used and have struggled a bit getting used to the Nippon 950GH shafts. I have always been a Dynamic Gold guy and these shafts definitely have a different feel to them. Which shafts are people using in their DPC's?
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  • mjracermjracer  113WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 113
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    Nippon modus 120x in the J40 DPC is a very good combo, super smooth, great launch for me and was also a DG guy.
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  • pjcpjc In The Middle  611WRX Points: 106Members Posts: 611
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    I play the Nippon 1050 stiff in the CB's and I believe this is the perfect combo for me. BS still swing weighted the irons to a hair shy of their stock D3, so yeah they may feel a little head heavy with that shaft, but I like that.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    I'm looking for a set of these J40 DPC's, wish these companies would keep great clubs on the shelf instead of ending sales.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    Darn, it's hard to find a set of these!!!!
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    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.


    The J33's are very forgiving. If you can't hit those, you probably can't really hit anything.
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  • ex0dusex0dus  508WRX Points: 121Members Posts: 508
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    I bought a J40 DPC 4 iron months ago because I wanted a more forgiving 4 iron (my other irons are 588 mbs). I liked it so much I bought the rest of the set. Per Maltby's site



    https://www.golfworks.com/iron-head-mpf-ratings/a/870/



    they have a low/centered cog and good moi. They also have a moderate sole width and a satin finish which is my favorite. Winner all around.
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  • TimastyleTimastyle  371WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 371
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    I had a set for 3 years or so. Don't get out and play much, so were still in great shape. After the PW snapped off the shaft and head went missing at the range, the 3-9i have been collecting dust.
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  • judgesmails55judgesmails55  33WRX Points: 30ClubWRX Posts: 33
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    Have a set of these w/ the Modus3 120s. Second mjracer above as the Modus is a good pairing and its hard to beat the feel of these sticks. Hardly ever use them and collecting dust in the garage, may have to throw em up on the bst if there's this much interest in them.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    I'm still looking for a set of these DPC's. I have a 3-iron. Amazing. Nothing on the 'Bay. Anyone looking to sell?
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19055WRX Points: 1,156Members Posts: 19,055
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    Joe9977 wrote:


    I'm still looking for a set of these DPC's. I have a 3-iron. Amazing. Nothing on the 'Bay. Anyone looking to sell?




    Odd. Just checked and there are several sets. J38DPC is identical other than the angle of the pocket too.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    There are no DPC sets except one from Australia. Look again. J40 better than J38.
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  • Scottie68Scottie68  803WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 803
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    Joe9977 wrote:
    There are no DPC sets except one from Australia. Look again. J40 better than J38.


    Better how? Having played both, I did not find any difference what so ever.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19055WRX Points: 1,156Members Posts: 19,055
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    When I looked the other day there were more sets of J40's than currently.



    And the J38's are identical to the J40's other than the angle of the pocket.
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  • xxioxxio Cebu, Philippines 5784WRX Points: 260Members Posts: 5,784
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    Don't the 40s seem to dig less than the 38s?
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  • Scottie68Scottie68  803WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 803
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    If you were to blind test the 38 vs the 40, I could not tell the difference standing over the ball nor in playability. I do believe there is a minor difference in the sole design, but nothing I would notice when playing them.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19055WRX Points: 1,156Members Posts: 19,055
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    The J38 makes a slight whistle noise when swinging hard as air passes over the pockets. The J40 doesn't do that because the pocket angle was changed. As far as I know that's the only change.
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  • suprfli6suprfli6  468WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 468
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    Nessism wrote:


    The J38 makes a slight whistle noise when swinging hard as air passes over the pockets. The J40 doesn't do that because the pocket angle was changed. As far as I know that's the only change.
    I didn't know that, I wish my J40s did that actually, I'd know when I was putting a good swing on the ball lol.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    Maybe it's just a mental thing. I tried both 38's and a J40 3-iron, the J40 just feels better and better ball flight. Interesting how that works :-)

    Although, Freddie Couples played the J40's in last years Masters, that's saying something.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    These almost go too far. Just played a round w tgem
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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn  2494WRX Points: 346Members Posts: 2,494
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    I played the J40 DPC for years.. I would not say they give you extra distance.. Like, I would have never used "almost go too far" in a sentence about them. I would use, "very accurate distance" though. I never had a flier....
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Banned Posts: 541
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    I'm a beast I guess.
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  • RrsclydeRrsclyde Tulsa, OK 193WRX Points: 35Members Posts: 193
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    I picked up the set of J40 DPCs here on BST. Hit them a bit indoors and think I might really like these (not sure if the Steelfiber shafts will work). Hope to get to play tomorrow!
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  • ChipNRunChipNRun  1857WRX Points: 383Members Posts: 1,857
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    Back when the J40s DPC were in production, I got a test packet from Bridgestone. It contained a 5i and 9i in NS Pro 950 R, and a 5i and 9i in DG.SL R300.



    The 950 clubs felt a little light, and the DG.SL clubs didn't have much feel. And it was raining a lot during the test period, so I didn't really get a chance to work them out as I wanted.



    The 950 flew about as well as my X20 Tours reshafted in NS Pro 8950GH, but in a tie my existing irons stay.



    I have since wondered if a livelier shaft such as KBS Tour 90 in R or S flex might have worked better.
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    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
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