Jump to content
2024 3M Open What's In The Bag Photos ×

MP33 vs. J33B


Putt4doh

Recommended Posts

I'll start this post saying that I'm a loyal Mizuno iron man, but I'm loving everything else Bridgestone. Given that they're a similiar design of forged blade, I thought it'd be interesting to hear from members who have some experience with both (I've never even seen the J33's in real life, let alone hit them).

 

Any comparisions of size, shape, look at address, feel, grind, overall performance....well you get the idea...would be real helpful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

the mp33 seem to fly a little higher, i have a set of mp33, and i guy i know has the bridgestones both with s300, the mp33's are softer (not always better). the clubs look about the same at address but most blades look the same to me. i think the soles are close to the same size. the bridgestones feel like they have more bounce to me.

 

 

 

I don't think you could go wrong with either club, both are nice. if you like a crisp feel at impact the bridgestone is for you, if you like butter soft, almost muddy the mp33 is for you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Putt4doh-

 

I've played both and am currently playing the j33b. It's a great iron and if you are a highball hitter it's ever better. I love the fact that I finally have a bit of trajectory control over my ball. When you get your hands on a set, you'll notice that they have a "australian blade" type of design. I do find the j33b to be a smidge more difficult to hit, for whatever that's worth. Sorry I wasn't too helpful, if you've got any other questions, shoot me a pm...

 

 

 

 

oh yeah...

 

they have that great click feel that wasn't present with mizunos, and I'm loving that click. as for grind, i htink they play better off hard conditions than the 33s did for me, and they still don't want ot dig. Look at address seems to be less offset in the j33 and slightly boxier in the toe.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

*************EDIT***************

Personally knowing how hard it is to find Bridgestone irons around here, i feel your problem. I play J33B and i just love the irons. As previous posters said, it has that click sound when you hit the ball. I know alot of members on WRX don't like this click and prefer butter soft mizunos. However, I have quite gotten to like this click sound from my irons.

 

Concerning shape and exterior concerns...... shape is very similar between two irons, but MP-33 is considered mid-sized blades where as J33B is considered more of traditional sized blades. At address, toplines were about the same, but I noticed a little more of offset in MP-33. Maybe it was due to how the hosel of mizuno is placed.... anothering thing, J33B has that nice satin finish that I preferred over glossy chrome finish of MP-33.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From what I gather, the MP-33's are easier to hit blades. I own a set but I didn't think that any iron could have less offset until apocalypes mentioned it. I think the Bridgestones are aimed at those who want more control than those who are satisfied with the MP-33's.

 

Scotte, I'd have to say the 33's have a slightly different head shape than Titleist blades but then again, I think all Titleist clubs look different to everything else.

 

autisticlove, what do you mean by Australian blade?

 

Josh

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Having read so much about them on here, i decided to try them. Have to say i was disappointed though, seemed to have a very hard feel to them. MUCH clickier harder feel than even my srixons.

Very nice club but not keen on the feel

The Mizunos have a very soft smooth feel though.

Horses of courses really!

Ben

Link to comment
Share on other sites

replying about beninfluence's post.... I would agree that bridgestone have clicker sound to them than mizunos. However, most of us are confusing feeling soft and sounding soft. As far as i can conclude, when a shot is pured, bridgestone and mizunos both feel great, but bridgestone has more prominent click sound compared to mizuno. Just my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've played both and prefer the J33B's. At address the J33B's are more compact, less offset and a slightly thinner topline than the MP33's (more mid-sized, slightly offset (yuk) and thicker topline). I feel like I can control trajectory better because of the less offset, easily moving the balls and all different kind of shots. In terms of feel, I do not notice the 'click' others posters have referenced with the J33B's. If hit in the sweet spot, the J33B are just as solid and soft as the MP33. 1020 is softer thean 1025 carbon steel afterall! My handicap has dropped from a 3 to +1 since getting the J33B's last year......

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Our picks

    • 3M Open - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 3M Open - Monday #1
      2024 3M Open - Monday #2
       
       
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Tobias Jonsson - WITB - 3M Open
      Keith Mitchell - WITB - 2024 3M Open
      Tony Finau - WITB - 2024 3M Open
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums 
       
      Ping putters - #1 - 3M Open
      Ping Putters - #2 - 3M Open
      TaylorMade Spider Tour S broomstick putter - 3M Open
      Odyssey Broomstick #7 putter - 3M Open
      Bettinardi putters - 2024 3M Open
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 2 replies
    • 2024 Barracuda Championship - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 Barracuda Championship - Monday #1
      2024 Barracuda Championship - Tuesday #1
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Barclay Brown - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Ryan Brehm - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Marcel Schneider - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Pat Steffes - NorCal PGA Section Match Play Champ - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Mitchell Schow - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Ricardo Gouveia - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Todd Clements - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Gunner Wiebe - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Oliver Wilson - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Louis De Jager - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Mats Ege - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Andrew "Beef" Johnston - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Mike Lorenzo-Vera - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Jeong Weon Ko - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Alex Fitzpatrick - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Manuel Elivra - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Ian Gilligan - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Fabrizio Zanotti - WITB - 2024 Barracuda Championship
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      TaylorMade putter covers - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Kevin Dougherty's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Camilo Villegas' custom Cameron putter - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Cameron putters - 2024 Barracuda Championship
      Oliver Wilson's 1 off Odyssey putter - 2024 Barracuda Championship
       
       
       
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 19 replies
    • 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT) - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT) - Tuesday #1
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue - Wednesday #1
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue - Wednesday #2
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Michael Johnson - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Thomas Walsh - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Chris Petefish - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Tag Ridings - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Austin Greaser - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Emilio Gonzalez - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Davis Lamb - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Brenden Jelley - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Dillion Board - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      John Augenstein - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Yi Cao - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Kris Ventura - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Mark Goetz - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Nelson Ledesma - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Morgan Hoffmann - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Tanner Gore - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
       
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Ryan Gerard's custom & 1 off Cameron putters - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      L.A.B. Golf custom Mezz 1 - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
       
       
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • 2024 ISCO Championship - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 ISCO Championship - Monday #1
      2024 ISCO Championship - Monday #2
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      James Nicholas - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Marcus Kinhult - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Adrien Saddier - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Stephen Stallings, Jr. - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Espen Kofstad - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Daniel Iceman - Kentucky PGA Section Champ - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Cooper Musselman - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Alex Goff - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Angel Hidalgo - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Kevin Streelman's custom Cameron putter - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Cameron putter - 2024 ISCO Championship
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 3 replies
    • 2024 John Deere Classic - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 John Deere Classic - Monday #1
      2024 John Deere Classic - Monday #2
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #1
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #2
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #3
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #4
       
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Jason Day - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Josh Teater - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Michael Thorbjornsen - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Austin Smotherman - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      C.T. Pan - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Anders Albertson - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Seung Yul Noh - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Blake Hathcoat - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Jimmy Stanger - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Cole Sherwood - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Anders Larson - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Bill Haas - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Tommy "2 Gloves" Gainey WITB – 2024 John Deere Classic
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Garrick Higgo - 2 Aretera shafts in the bag - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Jhonattan Vegas' custom Cameron putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Bud Cauley's custom Cameron putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      2 new Super Stroke Marvel comics grips - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Swag blade putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Swag Golf - Joe Dirt covers - 2024 John Deere Classic
       
       
       
       
       
      • 3 replies

×
×
  • Create New...