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Best JDM Driver HEAD???

Japan Driver long head only

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#1 Caerus`

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:32 PM

HI all. huge lover of the Japanese clubs and was wondering what driver head is the best overall in your opinion, looking for a head to put on my tour ad mt shaft

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:32 PM

That's a tough question. What attributes do you look for in a driver? Compact, full, deep face, shallow face, pure distance or balanced performance, soft or firmer feel, lower spinning or mid spin?
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:12 PM

well the i25 is probably my fav driver head out there i like a solid heavy head not a tinny light one, and i need it to be fade biased my miss is always a hook but i am not a crazy long hitter about 270 for a normal drive, dont hit the ball very high usually low and swing speed not x stiff but definitely stiff like 110 or so
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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:30 PM

i'll have a mint epon 103 head up in bst soon after I have some time to take pics and pull the shaft. pm me if you're interested. :)

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

For me. Ryoma Maxima D1

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

I'm fond of the Mizuno Craft 611 driver i have - it's 440cc and you can order + or - 1-1/2 degrees of lie angle from the 58 degree standard.

However, if i was looking now... I'd be very interested in Jbeam. Particularly the ZY-11 head - very deep face, weirdosh triangular look from sole but at address a very nice traditional and compact look. It's factory foamed so won't spind lke a coke can...

Tourspecgolf is a good place to read up and / or order it - can specify face angle and loft... And i'd enquire about a lower lie angle as 60 degrees is silly.

http://www.tourspecg...-11-driver-head

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:07 AM

I have only had one jdm head, so I can't say 'best' but jbeam 435 blackout is best head of the dozens US heads I've owned. Low launch low spin - get enough loft and it is long, reasonably forgiving, and a beauty to look at.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:27 AM

Agree with the post above.  I have the model just previous to the Blackout and it is the best all around I have ever hit.  The Ryoma was longer but a little tougher to tame.  It is a low spin monster that just goes.
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:39 AM

Thanks for everyone's input much appreciated!
Ping i25 w/ miyazaki 6s tour
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 08:22 AM

I'm partial to the SYard T-.388.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 09:19 AM

You could always search for an old Adams 9015d....

The undoubted most gorgeous modernish head i've owned was a Yonex eZone 380, at 380cc it's the top head below... And is classical beauty

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However, allowing for performance... I couldn't ignore the old legend, the unbeatable, the one, the only, the Adams 9015d as seen in the middle above.
Honestly.
Legendary performance, combined with gorgeous feel/sound... And a decent looking club for a 460cc head.

The bottom one barley visible is the Mizuno 611, smaller volume and flatter lie so it kind of evens out with the Adams' open face angle... I still use/ love both - both the adams and the mizuno, both 44" with a nunchuk shaft so i have backup.


Adams is in the middle below - you can see some similarities to the Jbeam zy-11, the Jbeam 435 does also have quite a following
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 10:35 AM

I have found the ZY11 to be an exceptional driver...if you like quite muted deep faced drivers that feel awesome, this is the one !!!!!

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 09:13 PM

is that the unshafted head?>
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 04:41 AM

The ZY-11 is in post #6, higher up, pics from tourspecgolf.

The unshafted one above is the Yonex, it's only 380cc... But a true beauty.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:45 AM

I like the Miura sit, but it is a light head. Had to add tip weight and lead tape to get it to D3.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

I'd have to say PRGR Egg and Ryoma D-1 V-Spec are a close tie for second with the jBeam 435 edging them out for first.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:25 PM

I am happy with my 435.  My only issue as was mentioned was after my honeymoon period with it, any miss toward the heel (my miss) seriously sounds like the head cracked on impact.  Don't get me wrong, a strong pulled drive leaves the face, but man that crack makes me cringe.....the sound on the sweetspot however I don't mind at all even if a little different than most.
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:39 PM

I've tried many JDM drivers in the past few months.  The one I'm gaming now (primarily) is the PGN P-Tune PG313, which is rare in the sense that it is adjustable.  Most JDM drivers/woods/hybrids are glued.  Almost impossible to find the shaft adapter though, as PGN is a small boutique brand even by JDM standards.  Good thing the 2 shafts I have (Muziik/Fujikura Bangvoo Premium and Basileus Z 70) are working very well for me, especially the Bangvoo.

Send me a PM if you want to know more about my JDM driver experiences or any one driver in particular.  I could probably write 5 pages easily...

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:47 PM

A Grind Classic Driver.

http://www.tourspecg...-classic-driver

That thing makes me drool.
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:23 PM

View Postblink3665, on 02 September 2015 - 05:47 PM, said:

A Grind Classic Driver.

http://www.tourspecg...-classic-driver

That thing makes me drool.

It's definitely the best looking driver I've seen in years but made for a very small group of players. Extremely low and unforgiving compared to anything I've hit.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:25 PM

 chiromikey, on 02 September 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

 blink3665, on 02 September 2015 - 05:47 PM, said:

A Grind Classic Driver.

http://www.tourspecg...-classic-driver

That thing makes me drool.

It's definitely the best looking driver I've seen in years but made for a very small group of players. Extremely low and unforgiving compared to anything I've hit.

So you're saying that the perfect looking driver isn't one that I should hit... Gotcha.  :). Thanks for the warning.
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:17 PM

 blink3665, on 02 September 2015 - 06:25 PM, said:

 chiromikey, on 02 September 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

 blink3665, on 02 September 2015 - 05:47 PM, said:

A Grind Classic Driver.

http://www.tourspecg...-classic-driver

That thing makes me drool.

It's definitely the best looking driver I've seen in years but made for a very small group of players. Extremely low and unforgiving compared to anything I've hit.

So you're saying that the perfect looking driver isn't one that I should hit... Gotcha.  :). Thanks for the warning.
No, definitely not since I'm not familiar with your game. ;) I was just surprised how low it went per indicated loft, even lower than the S-Yard T.388! And anything that low is inherently unforgiving. It was a bit light for my taste but it probably would be spectacular with some hotmelt filling the bottom. That would increase the weight and maybe even help with ball flight.

Edited by chiromikey, 02 September 2015 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:39 PM

A-grind have a newer driver out at a more modern 440cc - also looks great and from a wonderful club designer so should perform well too

And it's a very reasonable price too.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:56 PM

Ryoma D-1 Maxima V

Edited by nitram, 13 September 2015 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

Too many great ones to name just one. Dive in and try some older ones before going for a brand spanker ��

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 04:08 PM

 ian-500, on 03 September 2015 - 01:33 PM, said:

Too many great ones to name just one. Dive in and try some older ones before going for a brand spanker ��

That's what I'm doing.  Waiting for delivery of Yamaha V202.  Heard a lot of good things, hope it's as good as my V fairway wood.

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:55 PM

classics that will most defiantly last the test of time

epon 101
jbeam435
epon technity
yamaha d4.6
onoff  red xd
kasco dna
taylor made "TP "r7
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ryoma d1
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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

 blink3665, on 02 September 2015 - 05:47 PM, said:

A Grind Classic Driver.

http://www.tourspecg...-classic-driver

That thing makes me drool.

That thing looks damn good. Can anyone compare it to an EPON Zero in terms of ball flight and forgiveness?
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Posted 06 September 2015 - 02:19 AM

Very happy with my Royal Collection BBD type H mkII

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:39 PM

I like JBeam 535, Ryoma V-Spec D-1..   Both good ..


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