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J40 DPC vs CB


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#1 malelee21

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

I see so many posts about DPC but very little about CB. I know DPC is easier to hit and is more forgiving, but why is DPC more popular? I think CB looks better and performs amazingly well. Any thought?

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

Do yourself a favor and get a combo set on eBay. 4-6 DPC and 7-PW CB. These are some of the best feeling clubs that I have ever hit!

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 03:11 AM

DPC is more popular simply because it's easier to hit.  It therefore markets to a larger audience.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:06 AM

DPC are awesome; some forgiveness with a players profile.  Unless you are scratch and better I don't see the point in the CB's.  Freddie Couples plays the DPC's (or at least he used to).
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

Interestingly, DP also has less offset than the CB. Can't say I understand why but that was the only issue I had with te CBs.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:05 AM

I have played both and prefer the cb. Dpc are a longer heal to toe than the cb and I did not see much performance difference between the two. Both sweet feeling clubs though
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:08 AM

I just picked up CB. :)
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

Do J40 come with "Bridgestone" logo up or down? Thanks.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

Logo down.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

I think I recall the "B" facing the hosel

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Great choice though. I was sad to sell mine. They are great sticks easier to hit than they appear imo.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

Thanks guys...  !

What's the length of ferrule, does anyone know?

I picked up a set of J40 CB heads and purchased matching shafts separately. Thanks.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:06 PM

I came from MB's and I love my B'stone CB's.  The thin topline is great, the feel is phenomenal, and I have found them to be very forgiving.  When I have friends hit them that have never even heard of them they can't believe the sound, and feel they have.  I haven't hit the DPC but know that many love them.  I have seen them in a PGA SS but I didn't like the look as well as my CB's.  This is of course a purely personal choice.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:15 AM

Does none know where the cb can be finished in black like Matt kuchar irons? Thanks

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:16 AM

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:48 AM

To get the black finish like Kuch you would need to strip the chrome from the irons and gun blue them or let them rust. The only issue is that the head weight would drop and possible cause swing weighting problems.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

I have played with the DPC in the J38 and in the J40.   I will agree the DPC is easier to elevate from the turf and a little more forgiving in both iterations.  

That being said I play the CB's, I don't have a huge problem elevating the ball and my miss is not with missing the Sweet Spot but missing with my hands being open or closed at impact and the DPC cannot fix that. I prefer the look of the CB's better and since there is no performance benefit either way I have played them almost exclusively.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Played both in both J38 and J40. All of them are gorgeous irons and perform extremely well. The J40 cb is a beautiful club, but the DPC is very nice as well. Like some others have mentioned, a combo set works great. The only thing I didn't care for was the offset in the J40 line didn't match up the way I thought it should have. The J38 flowed better with the offset between dpc in long irons and cb in short. I also liked the sole of the J38 slightly better than the J40. But to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of them. Probably the only set of clubs that could kick my MP's out of the bag.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

View Postkevin1826, on 15 May 2014 - 03:48 AM, said:

To get the black finish like Kuch you would need to strip the chrome from the irons and gun blue them or let them rust. The only issue is that the head weight would drop and possible cause swing weighting problems.

This might be a dumb question but do you think that is how they did kuchar irons?

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

More than likely with Kuch, they came from the factory raw and they did the hot black ox treatment for him. He is one of their flagship players so they will do what they can to appease him. Had a chance to hit a set of raw J38 DPC irons and they were pretty sweet feeling. I think the last ones they did retail in Black Ox were the J36. Even those are excellent irons if you can find them in good shape.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

By more forgiving, do you mean more forgiving for a players iron, or forgiving as its a GI iron?

Is the DPC an iron that a bogey golfer could play?
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

A bogey player with a half decent swing would have no problems with the DPC's.  I have dallied with the Ansers and the MP H4's but I think I am moving back to my combo J40 set.  Best combination of ball flight, turf interaction and forgiveness for me.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:18 PM

Great irons

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:04 PM

I have a brand new set of DPC's with C Taper Lites on BST, fyi.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:10 PM

View PostInspiredTP, on 11 May 2014 - 08:49 AM, said:

Interestingly, DP also has less offset than the CB. Can't say I understand why but that was the only issue I had with te CBs.

Same here, I transitioned from the J36 CB's and found the offset specs to be spot on w/ the older J36 CB's. I love the look of the CB's but why not go w/ a more forgiving club?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

If you're still looking, Budget Golf has 5-PW sets of the CB's on sale for $399, it looks like they have both Regular and Stiff also.  I have them quoting me a 4-PW set now, I am hoping they will keep the same price per club, but either way its a pretty good deal.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

View PostOdoyle107, on 19 May 2014 - 12:19 PM, said:

If you're still looking, Budget Golf has 5-PW sets of the CB's on sale for $399, it looks like they have both Regular and Stiff also.  I have them quoting me a 4-PW set now, I am hoping they will keep the same price per club, but either way its a pretty good deal.

Does anyone have a pic comparing the CB and DPC from address?

DPC is longer heal to toe.  Midsize even, while the CB is compact.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

They are both awesome and easy to hit, I stupidly sold them because I use clubs then sell, sort of like my dating days, wish I kept my J40's!!!!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

To my eye, they are the best looking irons I've ever seen including jdm. They perform well too.

Edit: the CB

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:25 AM

I have a set of the dpc irons. What can I say that hasn’t already been posted? Amazing feel, gorgeous and quite forgiving. It’s going to be hard to really make anything substantially better

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