Srixon z765s vs Bridgestone j40

shankeyshankey Members Posts: 43 ✭✭

Picked up a set of 765s over the weekend and TBH I am really disappointed. I found the club head to be quite chunky at address compared to the j40s. Also no where near the feel I have read about. Did anybody else have issues with 765s? The reviews have been great for them. I’m hoping I’m
Not going crazy. Also the j40s I use are the cb ones

Titleist 917 D2 , F2
Srixon z U65 3
Bridgestone combo j40 dpc/cb
Titleist vokey SM5 52,56,60
Sc studio stainless Newport 2

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  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 551 ✭✭

    I thought they felt brilliant just spun way too low. Are you a picker? If so the V sole could be causing you to hit it a groove or two low compromising feel. Otherwise not sure! Good clubs just didn't have the distance control I like.

    Cobra F9 Speedback 9° Tour Spec Atmos Black 6x
    Titleist 917F2 15.75° Aldila Rogue Black 70s
    Titleist 816H1 20° & 23° Accra FX200H M4
    Titleist 716 T-MB 4-5 (.5 long 2 flat) Modus 120x
    Titleist 716 CB 6-PW (.5 long 2 flat) Modus 120x
    Vokey SM7 50F 54S 58D S200
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2 350g 34.5"
    Pro V1x

    Currently - 8.7
  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,433 ✭✭

    I dont have the 765s but I have the 745s and 785s, have owned 3 different sets of J40 CB/DPC sets and currently own J15CBs. Feel is pretty darn close between them all. Shaft matters as well...my 785s are ever so different in feel but I think it's mainly the shaft (oban CT115). I have X100 in the 745 and GH1150 in the J15CBs. 745s currently the softest, used to be the J15CBs when they had modus 120, the GH1150 are all kinds of stout so a bit more translates through the handle

  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,497 ✭✭

    I have the 765s and I love them. If they are not for you, then so be it. There are a ton of gorgeous irons to choose from. I myself am tempted daily :)

    Callaway XR16 driver, 9 degrees, Diamana S+ shaft
    Callaway Epic Subzero 13.5, Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 65
    Mizuno ST180 5 wood, Tensei Blue shaft
    Nickent 3D 3 hybrid, generic shaft
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons, KBS Tour V shafts
    Cleveland CBX 50* wedge
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • kiwiikiwii Members Posts: 734 ✭✭

    I think the clunkiness that you’re seeing is just the length of the blade and the top line. J40 cb has a thinner top line and shorter blade length. But overall I would say the 765 has less overall mass behind the ball than the j40.

    '17 M1 460 9.5/ Rogue Silver
    XR '14 Pro/ PX LZ
    Adams 9031 18°/ Diamana WB
    716 AP24-pw/DG AMT S300
    '14 TM TP 52/56/60
    2014 Squareback/ Lamkin DE + 2 wraps
    Ogio Ozone, TM targa tour
    Tour Boost 360
    TM TP5/ Srixon Zstar XV
  • HehatemeHehateme Members Posts: 547 ✭✭

    I am a Srixon guy and hated the 765's, but absolutely love my 785's. 765 felt clunky to me and I always had issues with turf interaction with them. 785's are a totally different story. 785's play similar to the J40, but they, 785, are smaller heel to toe than the J40

  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,004 ClubWRX

    All the Srixon irons from the 45s to the 85s will have great feel but the 65s just went a little too round on the design and long in the blade length... the 45s are probably closer to what you'd be looking for in comparison to the J40, just a thicker top line. I own the J15 CB and the 745s and the J15s are a bit longer than the 745s, too, but they have a sharper toe design that I like to see when I look down, similar to the J40 CB... the 765 just have a very different look, too bulky in the PW for me. Another one that would be worth a look are the 716/18 CB from Titleist.

    Taylormade M2 2017 9.5* Tensei Blue 
    Mizuno ST180 15* Tensei blue
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • wam78wam78 Members Posts: 300 ✭✭

    @Nixhex524 what are your thoughts on the 716/718 cb and the z785? I know the cb are a little smaller, but curious to hear your feedback. Two of the irons I’m looking at as I need a change.

    Driver: Bridgestone j715 B5 9* GD Tour AD MJ 6s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 15* GD Tour AD MJ 7s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 18* Fubuki zt 70s
    OR
    Driving Iron: Mizuno MP H5 2i GD Tour AD 95s Utility Shaft
    Irons: 4-pw Bridgestone Tour B X-CB Modus 120s
    Wedges: Bridgestone j15 51* Modus 120s, 55* Modus 125 wedge, j40 60* Modus 125 wedge
    Putter: Bettinardi bb32 *2010 model
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,004 ClubWRX

    @wam78 said:
    @Nixhex524 what are your thoughts on the 716/718 cb and the z785? I know the cb are a little smaller, but curious to hear your feedback. Two of the irons I’m looking at as I need a change.

    I think the 785 will LOOK more forgiving, and may be by just a tiny bit but I wouldn't underestimate the forgiveness of the 716/18 CB. I only owned the 716 CB and thought they were just as easy as the AP2 honestly. They look a little better to me with the thinner top line, but they can show a little more offset compared to my 745 longer irons. One thing I love about the 745s is the lack of visible offset to my eye... The Srixon's may also feel a touch softer but the Titleist really perform well and hold up on mis hits, too. The soles are thinner, they were superb through the turf for me. I owned them twice and foolishly sold them off! I have not played the 785, only demoed a couple clubs from the set indoors but they are nice and would seriously consider them as well... If I had to pick right now I might go with the 785s based on feel and visual forgiveness, but the CBs are fantastic in their own right.

    Taylormade M2 2017 9.5* Tensei Blue 
    Mizuno ST180 15* Tensei blue
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • NickJNickJ Members Posts: 88 ✭✭

    I was not impressed by the 785s coming from J40s. Ended up with Apex Pro 19s.

  • wam78wam78 Members Posts: 300 ✭✭

    @Nixhex524 very thoughtful response. Much appreciated. If I go srixon, leaning zforged 785 split set. I found both to be pretty easy to hit. Thanks again!

    Driver: Bridgestone j715 B5 9* GD Tour AD MJ 6s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 15* GD Tour AD MJ 7s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 18* Fubuki zt 70s
    OR
    Driving Iron: Mizuno MP H5 2i GD Tour AD 95s Utility Shaft
    Irons: 4-pw Bridgestone Tour B X-CB Modus 120s
    Wedges: Bridgestone j15 51* Modus 120s, 55* Modus 125 wedge, j40 60* Modus 125 wedge
    Putter: Bettinardi bb32 *2010 model
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,004 ClubWRX

    @wam78 said:
    @Nixhex524 very thoughtful response. Much appreciated. If I go srixon, leaning zforged 785 split set. I found both to be pretty easy to hit. Thanks again!

    You got it man, hope I could help at least a little bit. Let us know what you do and what you think when you get some new sticks! I will agree, I think the J40 CBs are some of the best ever, but so are the J15s...LOL

    Taylormade M2 2017 9.5* Tensei Blue 
    Mizuno ST180 15* Tensei blue
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • wam78wam78 Members Posts: 300 ✭✭

    @Nixhex524 Will do. Thanks again!

    Driver: Bridgestone j715 B5 9* GD Tour AD MJ 6s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 15* GD Tour AD MJ 7s
    Fairway: 816 Alpha 18* Fubuki zt 70s
    OR
    Driving Iron: Mizuno MP H5 2i GD Tour AD 95s Utility Shaft
    Irons: 4-pw Bridgestone Tour B X-CB Modus 120s
    Wedges: Bridgestone j15 51* Modus 120s, 55* Modus 125 wedge, j40 60* Modus 125 wedge
    Putter: Bettinardi bb32 *2010 model
  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf Members Posts: 3,416 ✭✭

    @NickJ said:
    I was not impressed by the 785s coming from J40s. Ended up with Apex Pro 19s.

    Totally agree. When I played j40s I tried them out at a demo day. They look very similar. They were basically identical on trackman for me despite the 785s being way newer and having way more technology in them. I got 1.3 yards with the Srixons over 40 swings with both. Blah. Identical s300 shafts.

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    Pinhawk SL 5-SW +3 Up Apollo Stiff 115
    PM Grind 64*
  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 43 ✭✭

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I am now looking at maybe trying titleist cbs when I get a chance. Having said that I also just ordered another set of j40 and am going to put the shafts in that I like. Ended up saving a few bills. Woohoo

    Titleist 917 D2 , F2
    Srixon z U65 3
    Bridgestone combo j40 dpc/cb
    Titleist vokey SM5 52,56,60
    Sc studio stainless Newport 2

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