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who's playing it and your thoughts?
in the next couple of months i'm going to be pulling the trigger on a new driver. have heard great things about the bridgestone J33R 460, but wanted to hear what folks who are playing it think...especially in the 8.5 and 9.5 lofts? launch, spin, face, downrange carry etc, especially if you play an x flex or are over 115 mph come. also if anyone is playing the V2 shaft?

have heard there is a new deep face version of the Titleist 905R in the lab, and will probably like to see if this is true, and if so compare to the bridgestone.

currently playing a nike ignite 460 9.5 with V2 75X

thanks for the info ya'll...

Josh
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Well....let me chime in:

 

I had a J33 460 9.5 with V2 65 stiff - very solid but too much spin

 

J33 460 8.5* 757X- again very solid, maybe a little too low loft

 

Currently have a 9.5* with NV 75S as backup, but I haven't hit it yet. May pull the shaft for a Accra SC65 proto I have lying around, or may put it into my exotics driver.

 

 

Overall I'd say the J33 460 is a big r510 DF, or even a 300 tour. VERY solid head, especially at the 460cc size. Distance and forgiveness are good, I wouldn't say it rates the highest in either category but definitely the higher end anyway. I'm currently finding my exotics to be an extremely long club, fortunately am swinging fairly consistently but haven't seen any negative qualities to the head either.

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i'm also a very high ball hitter with swing speed of 115mph. has anyone played this club in an 8.5 or 9.5 with the biMatrix or V2 (Xflexes) wonder how the j33R compares to other head/shaft combinations with these shafts and how they compare against each other, ie. lofts. thanks again folks, keep it comin...i need all the info i can get...

 

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I'm a very high ball/high spin hitter with a SS of 110-116 mph. I have a pretty smooth transition so I usually play a softer flex (S instead of X). My last driver was a 9.5 R510TP with stock TM Speeder S. I really liked it, but it produced some pretty spinny drives, especially if I played a softer ball.

 

In an effort to get the same feel, lower my launch and decrease spin, I ordered a J33 460 9.5 with 757 Tour Spec (at 44" and D4). (NB: The Bridgestone custom dept is great! Very fair $70 upcharge for the Speeder, and specs came in bang on.)

 

I accomplished what I set out to do, but may have overdid it a little. This combo hits some real knuckleballs for me. If I'm swinging well I kill it - tons of carry and a lot of roll. I've had several drives in the 320-340 range on fairly calm days. But it begins to feel a little boardy if my swing is 'lazy'. It's like I have to work at it. I'm out of shape and coming back after a 5 year layoff, so this happens quite often. Average drives are more like 260 carry - I have a feeling they'd really roll if many of them weren't landing in knee-high weeds.

 

Since R5 TP's are pretty cheap now, I just picked up a 9.5 Diamana S and am hoping that the slightly softer shaft will help me on my bad days. Likely I just need to quit being a girl and hit the gym or get the legs back in shape.

 

Sorry I don't know what my launch specs are with the J33 - it's not easy finding anyone with a launch monitor who carries Bridgestone gear with exotic shaft options. I'm wondering if I may have made a mistake by not trying the stock NV65 first - I generally like a heavier shaft, but I'm really liking my J33 3 wood with NV75S.

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