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#31 jmvargas

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:00 AM

i have always been a great fan of JDM equipment specially their drivers but have had only limited experience in owning them due to their cost..

i have however had Tourstage Viq, Yamaha,Giga and Hirohonma twin marks drivers bought pre-owned and here is my take..

the older models were 100% made in japan and quality was second to none..

the flexes play softer vs their USDM counterparts--ie--R flex is more like A flex and S is more like R..

some of the newer models already have components sourced elsewhere so you have to do your research if you want one 100% japan made..

once you have made your choice they are all topnotch so good luck in finding the right one for you..

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#32 bladehunter

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

View Postjohnnypro, on 10 November 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.

Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.


Have had one in hand locally.   Matching 3 wood is there too.  I can get for a goood price.  Are these JDM or us market ?    Looks great. Other than Iím not crazy about the matte grey finish.  Wish it were gloss black.
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hows that for brand loyalty??

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:41 AM

View Postbladehunter, on 09 January 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:

View Postjohnnypro, on 10 November 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.

Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.


Have had one in hand locally.   Matching 3 wood is there too.  I can get for a goood price.  Are these JDM or us market ?    Looks great. Other than Iím not crazy about the matte grey finish.  Wish it were gloss black.

JDM is gloss black w fixed hosel.

US market has same driver but matte grey w hosel adapter.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:59 AM

For the most part, even the OEMís popular in the states have a more refined line available on JDM market (Mizuno being one of the better with offerings I have yet to figure out why we donít get in the states, without jumping through hoops). Take a look at what tourspecgolf has to offer from other companies making beautiful equipment rarely seen in states. Have seen so many nice wedge and iron offerings, yet to really look into drivers, but I do believe the pricing has to do with where they are forged, tighter tolerances, and just a bit more cleaner finished product from what Iíve seen. Just my opinion.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:00 AM

View PostFairwayFred, on 10 January 2018 - 07:41 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 09 January 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:

View Postjohnnypro, on 10 November 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.

Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.


Have had one in hand locally.   Matching 3 wood is there too.  I can get for a goood price.  Are these JDM or us market ?    Looks great. Other than Iím not crazy about the matte grey finish.  Wish it were gloss black.

JDM is gloss black w fixed hosel.

US market has same driver but matte grey w hosel adapter.


Palms face in disgust.  Of course the JDM one is black and fixed.  Lol. What was I thinking. !?

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17 M1 14.5  Tour issue Graphite Design   AD DI 8X
Bridgestone Tour B-XH 18 Graphite Design AD DI 105X
Ping i500 4-pw Modus 130X
Vokey Tour issue raw SM6   50 f  54  60 M  Modus 130S
Cameron GSS 1.5 009  Vertical stamp , tungsten sole weights

hows that for brand loyalty??

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

Driver PRGR RS-F

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:32 AM

View Postst_pedro, on 19 January 2018 - 10:06 AM, said:

Driver PRGR RS-F

Just curious for more details.

Why Do you think it's the best?

What can you compare it to? How is launch and forgiveness?
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:23 PM

Is that the one that was ruled non conforming?
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

Takuma Sato?
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  • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
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