Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(
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  • RrsclydeRrsclyde Tulsa, OK 204WRX Points: 39Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 204 Fairways
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    I got to play a round (albeit in 20 mph winds) with my newly acquired J40 DPC's yesterday....pretty impressed. These things just want to hit the ball straight, which isn't a bad thing for me!!



    Probably going to pull the Steelfiber i95 stiffs out and replace them with a set of KBS $-Tapers that I have waiting, but think these have a chance to be my gamers.
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    Joe9977 wrote:


    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(




    I had both the J15cb and J40 DPC. If you prefer a longer blade length, and less offset, then the J40's may be the perfect iron. I prefer the progressive offset of the J15, and the slightly shorter blade length, as it is more inline with what I am used to looking at. I was initially concerned about the slightly wider sole on the J15, but they have turned out to be perfect.



    So if you struggle to find a set of J40's that are clean enough for you, I 100% recommend the J15cb's. Can't-go-wrong.



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  • Chewey85Chewey85  209WRX Points: 36Members Posts: 209 Fairways
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    Missed out on a 2 nice sets this week cause I wasn't sure yet. The only ones I see don't show actual photos.
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    morgan1819 wrote:

    Joe9977 wrote:


    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(




    I had both the J15cb and J40 DPC. If you prefer a longer blade length, and less offset, then the J40's may be the perfect iron. I prefer the progressive offset of the J15, and the slightly shorter blade length, as it is more inline with what I am used to looking at. I was initially concerned about the slightly wider sole on the J15, but they have turned out to be perfect.



    So if you struggle to find a set of J40's that are clean enough for you, I 100% recommend the J15cb's. Can't-go-wrong.



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    Thanks, I'll check out the J15 CB's, can't believe these are already out of production, wish they'd just keep all the sets in stock, they would sell.
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  • RrsclydeRrsclyde Tulsa, OK 204WRX Points: 39Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 204 Fairways
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    I got the Steelfiber i95 stiff shafts pulled and installed a set of KBS $-Taper R+ shafts that I had on hand. Played today and found this setup to be great for me--as I said above, the J40 DPCs just want to go straight!!
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    rtraudt wrote:


    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.


    I use all Bridgestone irons, they are awesome and good call, no one I know uses them.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    Nice set of J15 CB's on the 'bay, 3-PW, 3-iron barely used...I can't pull the trigger on them though.
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  • ZNDavisZNDavis  112WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10.7Members Posts: 112 Fairways
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    Got my 4-PW set of J40 DPCs on Craigslist as well, the guy was fed up with them and let them go for $150. I love them! They're my first forged set, that feeling when you catch it pure is just beautiful
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  • aiyyeraiyyer  1840WRX Points: 803Members Posts: 1,840 Platinum Tees
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    I had my 4 year old J40 combo sets reshafted last year with PX LZ shafts - butter!!
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  • tbonetwtbonetw  412WRX Points: 106Members Posts: 412 Greens
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    Joe9977 wrote:


    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(


    Agreed. I like my irons I have now, but I should've never gotten rid of the DPC I had. It was an odd combination that I really liked. Slightly bigger head, more forgiveness. But still forged and thin sole and no offset. The changes they made to the DPC in the J15 series just don't work for me. And they're just ugly lol.



    But if I could find a new or mint set of J40 DPC I'd buy them right then.
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  • LifeStoryLifeStory  376WRX Points: 66Handicap: >:(Members Posts: 376 Greens
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    the bridgeys feel amazing no doubt.

    i think imma sell my lefty set of j15cbs, but i will admit that they are **** nice.

    but the pocket cavity backs, rly? man, those aren't my cup of tea.

    i havent hit em and im sure they feel great (knowing bridgestone), but i cant friggin stand pocket cavities argggg

    ever since i had a pocket cavity rust out on me that was next to impossible to clean, i just havnt been able to look at em the same way.



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    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


    Hands down, I would buy a set of these new in box if they came out now, I missed the boat!!!! Argh!!!!!!!!
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  • Merkury10Merkury10  157WRX Points: 28Members Posts: 157 Fairways
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    The legend of the DPC lives on. With as big of following as these irons have, why wouldn’t they release them? I know I’d be in for a set.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    If Titleist came out w/ this exact club, it would be up there w/ their highest selling iron ever, IMHO.
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    Freddy Boom Boom Couples used the DPC's in last year's Masters and he had an excellent tourney! Oh Yes!
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  • krantzdakrantzda  123WRX Points: 47Members Posts: 123 Fairways
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    Joe9977 wrote:


    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(




    I have a pretty nice set of DPCs I would let go.
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    krantzda wrote:
    Joe9977 wrote:


    Wow, nice. If the DPC's were still in production, I'd buy a new set! I wish they'd reproduce these!!!! Can't find a good set on the "Bay :-(




    I have a pretty nice set of DPCs I would let go.




    Let’s see them!
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  • Joe9977Joe9977  541WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Banned Posts: 541 Bunkers
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    Joe9977 wrote:

    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


    Hands down, I would buy a set of these new in box if they came out now, I missed the boat!!!! Argh!!!!!!!!
    beautiful clubs!
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  • slide13slide13  1347WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 1,347 Platinum Tees
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    Still so glad I got a set of these when they were available new. Amazing combination of forgiveness, feel, low offset, and sleek lines. Makes me sad there aren’t more options like this as it’s the perfect type of club for me.
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    Alright, you guys talked me into it. I've never hit a Bridgestone iron and no one around carries them, but I just bought a set of J40 DPC heads off the BST and we'll give them a shot right quick & in a hurry!
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    Good pickup, I can't imagine you'll be disappointed in them! I saw those and considered buying them myself just to have as backup.
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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WA 726WRX Points: 193Members Posts: 726 Golden Tee
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    You'll love em. I have j36 pocket cavities. And plan on reshafting them after this summer season
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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf  3539WRX Points: 340Handicap: 4Members Posts: 3,539 Titanium Tees
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    As I posted in another thread, the j40s are great. There are (basically) three issues:



    1. Bridgestone makes literally nothing in the j40 line at 50*. So unless you like a six degree gap from PW to GW (or you want to start bending lofts) your up the creek.



    2. It is easier to find the holy grail than it is to find a j40 DPC 3 iron (you can find j40 3 irons easily, but I have never found a j40 DPC 3 and I've been looking for literally years). The website says it exists, but I doubt it actually does.



    3. They copied the design (right down to the "Forged" badge) from the Adams CB3 Idea Tech Blacks, which do not have the first two problems. The head is just slightly smaller, but other than that it is virtually identical, and its easy to find Idea Tech 3 irons and Gap Wedges.



    I play the j40 DPCs and I think, when it comes to the actual iron itself, they are a perfect refinement/evolution of the best player's CB line ever concieved - the decade-long Adams Idea Tech Forged line. However, Bridgestone the company sucks when it comes to supporting their products. Next irons won't be b-stone for this reason. Who comes out with a 46* PW and the lowest wedge is 52*?!
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    As I posted in another thread, the j40s are great. There are (basically) three issues:



    1. Bridgestone makes literally nothing in the j40 line at 50*. So unless you like a six degree gap from PW to GW (or you want to start bending lofts) your up the creek.



    2. It is easier to find the holy grail than it is to find a j40 DPC 3 iron (you can find j40 3 irons easily, but I have never found a j40 DPC 3 and I've been looking for literally years). The website says it exists, but I doubt it actually does.



    3. They copied the design (right down to the "Forged" badge) from the Adams CB3 Idea Tech Blacks, which do not have the first two problems. The head is just slightly smaller, but other than that it is virtually identical, and its easy to find Idea Tech 3 irons and Gap Wedges.



    I play the j40 DPCs and I think, when it comes to the actual iron itself, they are a perfect refinement/evolution of the best player's CB line ever concieved - the decade-long Adams Idea Tech Forged line. However, Bridgestone the company sucks when it comes to supporting their products. Next irons won't be b-stone for this reason. Who comes out with a 46* PW and the lowest wedge is 52*?!


    I play 52 and 58 wedges - works for me!!
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    aiyyer wrote:

    As I posted in another thread, the j40s are great. There are (basically) three issues:



    1. Bridgestone makes literally nothing in the j40 line at 50*. So unless you like a six degree gap from PW to GW (or you want to start bending lofts) your up the creek.



    2. It is easier to find the holy grail than it is to find a j40 DPC 3 iron (you can find j40 3 irons easily, but I have never found a j40 DPC 3 and I've been looking for literally years). The website says it exists, but I doubt it actually does.



    3. They copied the design (right down to the "Forged" badge) from the Adams CB3 Idea Tech Blacks, which do not have the first two problems. The head is just slightly smaller, but other than that it is virtually identical, and its easy to find Idea Tech 3 irons and Gap Wedges.



    I play the j40 DPCs and I think, when it comes to the actual iron itself, they are a perfect refinement/evolution of the best player's CB line ever concieved - the decade-long Adams Idea Tech Forged line. However, Bridgestone the company sucks when it comes to supporting their products. Next irons won't be b-stone for this reason. Who comes out with a 46* PW and the lowest wedge is 52*?!


    I play 52 and 58 wedges - works for me!!




    Whats your up and down rate?



    Whats your conversion rate from 110 and in?
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  • aiyyeraiyyer  1840WRX Points: 803Members Posts: 1,840 Platinum Tees
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    aiyyer wrote:

    As I posted in another thread, the j40s are great. There are (basically) three issues:



    1. Bridgestone makes literally nothing in the j40 line at 50*. So unless you like a six degree gap from PW to GW (or you want to start bending lofts) your up the creek.



    2. It is easier to find the holy grail than it is to find a j40 DPC 3 iron (you can find j40 3 irons easily, but I have never found a j40 DPC 3 and I've been looking for literally years). The website says it exists, but I doubt it actually does.



    3. They copied the design (right down to the "Forged" badge) from the Adams CB3 Idea Tech Blacks, which do not have the first two problems. The head is just slightly smaller, but other than that it is virtually identical, and its easy to find Idea Tech 3 irons and Gap Wedges.



    I play the j40 DPCs and I think, when it comes to the actual iron itself, they are a perfect refinement/evolution of the best player's CB line ever concieved - the decade-long Adams Idea Tech Forged line. However, Bridgestone the company sucks when it comes to supporting their products. Next irons won't be b-stone for this reason. Who comes out with a 46* PW and the lowest wedge is 52*?!


    I play 52 and 58 wedges - works for me!!




    Whats your up and down rate?



    Whats your conversion rate from 110 and in?


    Okay for a 10 handicap - play more with feel and 3 wedges is plenty.
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    aiyyer wrote:
    aiyyer wrote:

    As I posted in another thread, the j40s are great. There are (basically) three issues:



    1. Bridgestone makes literally nothing in the j40 line at 50*. So unless you like a six degree gap from PW to GW (or you want to start bending lofts) your up the creek.



    2. It is easier to find the holy grail than it is to find a j40 DPC 3 iron (you can find j40 3 irons easily, but I have never found a j40 DPC 3 and I've been looking for literally years). The website says it exists, but I doubt it actually does.



    3. They copied the design (right down to the "Forged" badge) from the Adams CB3 Idea Tech Blacks, which do not have the first two problems. The head is just slightly smaller, but other than that it is virtually identical, and its easy to find Idea Tech 3 irons and Gap Wedges.



    I play the j40 DPCs and I think, when it comes to the actual iron itself, they are a perfect refinement/evolution of the best player's CB line ever concieved - the decade-long Adams Idea Tech Forged line. However, Bridgestone the company sucks when it comes to supporting their products. Next irons won't be b-stone for this reason. Who comes out with a 46* PW and the lowest wedge is 52*?!


    I play 52 and 58 wedges - works for me!!




    Whats your up and down rate?



    Whats your conversion rate from 110 and in?


    Okay for a 10 handicap - play more with feel and 3 wedges is plenty.




    That might be true for you but not giving the option is ridiculous on b-stones part. Literally nobody else with a 46* or 47* PW skips 50*, even brands like Acer. Bridgestone equipment is awesome but product line has massive gaps.
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    I play the J40 21 and 24 hybrids, so the lack of a 3 iron does not bother me. There are plenty of wedges available from Mizuno and Titleist of various loft and bounce that suit me. Every manufacturer has the clubs that they do best. I use a Taylor Made RBZ 3HL because it is the best for me.



    The J40 DPCs are great for me. I have been playing them for 5 years and don't plan on changing.
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    I never realized how rare the 3 iron is, so feel lucky to have one.



    As far as wedges, I have added 3 at that end of the bag (dropped the 4 iron, and play 5w, 3w, driver). Up and downs from 100 in are better than most, so very happy with the set-up.



    Currently looking to set up a set of j15 dfp the same way!
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