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WOW! Nice Club!
I bought a J33R 460 from Fellow WRX'er. I purchased a 10.5 because of all the Low spinning talk.

Shafted with Proforce V2 55.

Thsi club is smooth and I have hit the longest drives of my life with this club!!!!

I went from consistantlt 250 with my Callaway 454, that I love< to consistantly 270 with some bombs every once in a while.

Visited a launch monitor and was told that i was launching the ball too high with this club. So i had the shaft pulled and I'm waiting for my 9.5 that is getting the full treatment by Joe with a Fujikura 652.

I can only wait in excitement to see if the lower/better launch angle will give me added distance with the new lower loft and shaft combo.

I went from a short hitter to an average length hitter by some swing tweaks and equipment.

I love this stuff.

I think i'm going to try to get the new X460 and the Mizuno 5000 heads to put into the V2
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Another J33 460 success! Happy for you..

 

Pls update us with what happens when you move down to 9.5 loft. I have a feeling my swing is similar to yours in terms of speed. Always thought of going to 10.5 since I felt I could use more height but everytime I demo one the numbers (launch monitor) suggest not. So, I've been sticking with 9.5 and playing with the shafts to get the desired launch angle. So far so good. But looks like I have to try V2 55 after reading your post.

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In my experience, I don't think the Bridgestone J33R 460cc is too much of a low launching driver as the others have suggested. Like you two, I did my research on this driver through the board archives and was concerned about ordering the club in 9.5 degree loft with Aldila NV-65 because I was coming from the 905T 9.5 degrees with Fujikura Tour Platform 27.3 and felt I should order the driver in 10.5 degree loft.

 

After a week with the factory spec'd driver, I had it reshafted with Grafalloy Comp NT tip trimmed .25 inch less than factory recommendation to bring down the ball trajectory to the what I had with the 905T -- mid-high. But the difference was that I got more roll from the new head and shaft combo.

 

I usually hit the ball out to 270 - 280 degrees with considerate amount of roll. The Bridgestone J33R is a very solid driver and much more forgiving than all the drivers I've owned.

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