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I admit, JDM feels better because it's hard to get..


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#1 larciel

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:13 AM

When purchasing any item I think about many Pros and Cons and decide overall best choice. I don't know about you but for me, rarity gets a huge plus points. I don't want something that most people have, I would either look for something similar that not many people have, or I pay more for unique items.

I just spent over two grand ordering JDM items from tsg and rakuten. Nice Miura iron and wedge plus Yururi wedges and DG and modus shafts.  I love 'em but truth is, they get bonus points because they can't easily be bought here.

I have a few year old Honma set that I got overseas. Now Honma is easily accessible in US, I haven't looked at them seriously...

Last week, I went to local roger dunn and they had new Honma wedge in stock. Stock shaft is NS Pro 950 or DG S200 and I just asked them if they do custom ordering. the guy wasn't sure but he said he will write all down and see if Honma will charge for shaft up-charge.

Yesterday I checked in and he said everything is on schedule and I will have my new wedge with custom lie/loft, modus 115 wedge shaft with +1/4" and midsize grip.. all at cheap price of $149+tax. I have yet to see any manufacture offer modus 115 wedge shaft. My rakuten order of Yururi wedge with modus 115, grip, and install + shipping cost me $195. I love my yururi, but Honma is a much better club. And I get 90 day worry-free return with local shop that I can't even fathom with rakuten.

I'm pretty sure I will shop again at rakuten for that 'rare, you-can't-find in US' club, but with price difference like this, I will have to think twice before jumping in.


/late-night random thought.


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#2 Christen_The_Sloop

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:24 AM

I love me some classic JDM.

Nothing like looking at some of the older models that were rare at the time.

I've started putting together a nice little stable. Tops on that list:

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:17 PM

I bought a bunch of JDM stuff also via motgolf.com, Rakuten and Yahoo Auctions Japan.
The problem is resale value. Not many willing to spend on unfamiliar clubs.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:21 PM

I love the aspect as well, but not as much as I prefer their MB designs over the conventional USDM. Rakuten has taken a significant amount of my paycheck over the years and will continue to do so. I've been waiting 61 days for my irons to arrive due to limited quantities and the shop was willing to build to my specs. I'm sure when they arrive, they will be worth the wait.
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

For me, my love affiar of JDM boils down to a few things.

- They have plenty of offerings that are not overly tech crazy and what I think a golf iron should be, like a large offering since I buy used and as Christian said, older models make the offerings huge in this.
-Feel, while either a little or a lot different, you get 2 kinds of feels from japan, Either more like Miura, or more like endo.  NOt much that is clicky I have hit, but again I have hit limited.  My buchi wedges can be clicky but err like a miura feel.
-and of course as you said, bonus points for having different things.  JDM is my way of sticking a middle finger up at what the major US OEMs have presented recently, which is cheap and gimicky for the most part.

I like about 6 models of current US OEM offerings, none blow me away save for the wilson V4s, and titleist and cobra MB/CB are not bad.  I go on yahoo auction and see DOZENS of heads that totally appeal to me.

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    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
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            Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:50 PM

I don't think Miura and Honma are considered JDM any more. Plenty more 'boutique' brands out there.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:18 PM

The prices aren't that different anymore and the older jdm cbs on yaj are the best value in the world...hands down...
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:35 PM

I dunno what to make of HONMA, their clubs are fantastic, the quality of all my goods both new and way old are very  good  but  the marketing is confusing, they are, IMO trying to be the TM of the JDM world now, owned by Chinese interests but  AFAIK are all made in JAPAN to save another MIC OEM.

ive got  a few sets of their  blades and I  love them as much as my offpiste models. prob play them more truth be told.
their bags are super, and a cpl  of old putters I have  easily put the newer made big name  stuff to shame!

but I don't know what to think of the brand now.

so I eased off the newer stuff.

im still a I like a bit of "have u heard of these before ?  "  as well, same as my faves PRGR all MIC now so im over it  thanks.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:08 PM

Funny, I was thinking about this not long ago while feeling like I was putting together a "JDM' bag.
Then realized that my Miura CB-57 (not MG1007) and Fourteen Anniversary wedges were not really made for Japanese market.

Maybe we should have another category called "JIM"  or "JAM" for International or americas market, lol. Might have a nice ring to it saying you had a JIM-JAM bag.

With my Miura CBs & wedges and Fourteens gone, I am a bit more true JDM alternating an Akira and S-Yard T.388 Driver, gaming OnOff Kuros or TourStage irons.
Now to decide on some Yururi or other true JDM wedge(s), hmmm.

Bottom line imho, it's all just about having some fun with it and enjoying heck out of what you're gaming.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

Check out our shop, we have a great selection of JDM clubs especially XXIO which are coming up in the market!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

Saw a commercial for the XXIO clubs today. Caught me off guard for two reasons. I first thought those are JDM and this is golf channel. My second thought was "I can't believe it's pronounced ZEX-EE-OH" hahahah
JDM is too funny for words sometimes. lol Just like Miura writing "Ideal and Strong Trajectory" on their driver lol
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:51 PM

View Postmarmaduk, on 05 May 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

My second thought was "I can't believe it's pronounced ZEX-EE-OH"

I literally stood up out of my recliner the other night and violently pointed at the TV and told my wife I have been wondering for YEARS how they pronounced that damn brand.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

I have played Mizuno Irons exclusively for around 15 years until I stumbled into the JDM forum and started reading :)  I tried Miura JDM Irons but quickly sold them to a buddy that loves them.  I then discovered OnOff Kuro Irons and am yet to him anything that comes close to feel and performance for me.  My Scratch wedges will eventually need to be replaced so I'm open for suggestions guys :)
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

View PostTzoid, on 05 May 2017 - 10:21 PM, said:

I have played Mizuno Irons exclusively for around 15 years until I stumbled into the JDM forum and started reading :)  I tried Miura JDM Irons but quickly sold them to a buddy that loves them.  I then discovered OnOff Kuro Irons and am yet to him anything that comes close to feel and performance for me.  My Scratch wedges will eventually need to be replaced so I'm open for suggestions guys :)

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

View PostTzoid, on 05 May 2017 - 10:21 PM, said:

I have played Mizuno Irons exclusively for around 15 years until I stumbled into the JDM forum and started reading :)  I tried Miura JDM Irons but quickly sold them to a buddy that loves them.  I then discovered OnOff Kuro Irons and am yet to him anything that comes close to feel and performance for me.  My Scratch wedges will eventually need to be replaced so I'm open for suggestions guys :)

I have YURURI wedges. Non-conforming. Peels the skin off a stone. ZEXY as hell too!

Here is my WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...-pic-heavy-jdm/

Edited by marmaduk, 06 May 2017 - 07:45 PM.

WITB: Epon, Ryoma, Maruman, A-Grind, Yururi
http://www.golfwrx.c...-pic-heavy-jdm/

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