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Any news on a Bridgestone Driver in 2014?


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

Hello - is there any news on a Bridgestone driver with an interchangeable shaft for 2014?  Please share your info thank you


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:52 PM

Would like to know this myself.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

No new Bstone clubs in 2014, new B series balls, colored ferrels as a option for the irons.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

I would have thought the 42's would be out shortly.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

Don't know HOW they can improve on the J40 430 driver. But, I'd like to see them try.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

View PostTourPreferred0430, on 27 September 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

Don't know HOW they can improve on the J40 430 driver. But, I'd like to see them try.

just checkkout Torstage offerings they are always at least a year ahead of Bstone......and their current x-drive has an intercahngeable shaft so i et the next bstone will have one.

don't seem the point myself adjust once and Bobs Yer Uncle...

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

View Postcorky, on 28 September 2013 - 08:54 AM, said:

View PostTourPreferred0430, on 27 September 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

Don't know HOW they can improve on the J40 430 driver. But, I'd like to see them try.

just checkkout Torstage offerings they are always at least a year ahead of Bstone......and their current x-drive has an intercahngeable shaft so i et the next bstone will have one.

don't seem the point myself adjust once and Bobs Yer Uncle...

If I was a gambling man I would expect these to become the J42's:
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

The X drive looks pretty sweet and looks like a 'natural' successor to the J40 line.

Hopefully anyway.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

Hopefully the stock shafts are also the same as the ones offered in japan :)
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

Those do seem to look nice.  But doesn't  Japan always have the better stuff that does not end up here?


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 28 September 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

Those do seem to look nice.  But doesn't  Japan always have the better stuff that does not end up here?

As said previously, with Bridgestone in the states we typically get Tourstage hand me downs from Japan one or two years down the road.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:28 PM

View PostProjectX, on 28 September 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 28 September 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

Those do seem to look nice.  But doesn't  Japan always have the better stuff that does not end up here?

As said previously, with Bridgestone in the states we typically get Tourstage hand me downs from Japan one or two years down the road.

Thanks, I missed that.  Why is it you think we get the hand me downs?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 28 September 2013 - 10:28 PM, said:

View PostProjectX, on 28 September 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 28 September 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

Those do seem to look nice.  But doesn't  Japan always have the better stuff that does not end up here?

As said previously, with Bridgestone in the states we typically get Tourstage hand me downs from Japan one or two years down the road.

Thanks, I missed that.  Why is it you think we get the hand me downs?

Tourstage is a much bigger brand in Japan than Bridgestone is in the states. So they take what sells in the bigger Japanese market and rebrand it state side. I would guess we probably only get two of the three I listed above. Probably the 450 and either the 430 or 420. I doubt we'll see all three though.
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

They have good marketing campaigns and the campaigns seem to work too.  You think they would throw in that they also make clubs every now and again.
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Agreed Tourstage Driver always a safe bet on whats coming up. Hearing no new clubs anytime soon BUT
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:15 PM

View PostDallasPanic, on 29 September 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

Agreed Tourstage Driver always a safe bet on whats coming up. Hearing no new clubs anytime soon BUT
NEW Bridgestone putter line on the way very soon.

Don't tease me like that bro.
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:17 PM

Bridgestone Putter Line - does Tourstage make putters in Japan or will this be all new for the American market?

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

those tourstage drivers retail at the 1000 mark... with the specs they are made to.

will a 1k driver sell here?   enough to offer multiple heads/shafts/marketing campaigns?

maybe if we take the long approach...  buy top quality,  buy it right,  to last,  &  not a new paint job every 6months... if the buying public said enough is enough & pull their heads out of their asses & didnt let the tail wag em.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

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Bridgestone Putter Line - does Tourstage make putters in Japan or will this be all new for the American market?

I'm 99% sure tourstage does sell putters in Japan.

If Bridgestone offered a deep milled anser style putter, I would drop my Scotty before I knew what hit me.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:04 PM

Also for you guys with info, any news on the possibility of them throwing DL3's blades to the US market?

A combo of them, and J40 CB's would possibly be the best set of irons in the history of golf.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

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View PostMyPGAQuest, on 29 September 2013 - 08:17 PM, said:

Bridgestone Putter Line - does Tourstage make putters in Japan or will this be all new for the American market?

I'm 99% sure tourstage does sell putters in Japan.

If Bridgestone offered a deep milled anser style putter, I would drop my Scotty before I knew what hit me.

Curious to the deep milled part. I've heard it's for auditory purposes only and doesn't have any effect on the actual roll of the ball vs a non-deep milled face. Kind of like the sound slot found on some putters, purely for a different sound, no playing affect.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:47 PM

View Posthayzooos, on 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:

View PostFish-N-Chips, on 30 September 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 29 September 2013 - 08:17 PM, said:

Bridgestone Putter Line - does Tourstage make putters in Japan or will this be all new for the American market?

I'm 99% sure tourstage does sell putters in Japan.

If Bridgestone offered a deep milled anser style putter, I would drop my Scotty before I knew what hit me.

Curious to the deep milled part. I've heard it's for auditory purposes only and doesn't have any effect on the actual roll of the ball vs a non-deep milled face. Kind of like the sound slot found on some putters, purely for a different sound, no playing affect.

I believe that completely. I've never seen a study that shows It gets the ball rolling faster. The only thing I've seen proven to do that is the method technology. That's a debate for a different time though. I just enjoy the feel.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostFish-N-Chips, on 02 October 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

View Posthayzooos, on 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:

View PostFish-N-Chips, on 30 September 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

View PostMyPGAQuest, on 29 September 2013 - 08:17 PM, said:

Bridgestone Putter Line - does Tourstage make putters in Japan or will this be all new for the American market?

I'm 99% sure tourstage does sell putters in Japan.

If Bridgestone offered a deep milled anser style putter, I would drop my Scotty before I knew what hit me.

Curious to the deep milled part. I've heard it's for auditory purposes only and doesn't have any effect on the actual roll of the ball vs a non-deep milled face. Kind of like the sound slot found on some putters, purely for a different sound, no playing affect.

I believe that completely. I've never seen a study that shows It gets the ball rolling faster. The only thing I've seen proven to do that is the method technology. That's a debate for a different time though. I just enjoy the feel.

Cool, good to know. I was genuinely curious if anyone had ever seen noticeable results from a deep milling. What about the Rife grooves, or the Odyssey Metal X, or the PureRoll from Ping? Do any of those have stats to back up their claims to getting the ball rolling better like Nike does? I've seen a lot of things about the Method tech, and I believe it, especially coming from some of the members who say it works.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Back to my original thread. Any news of Bridgestone drivers?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

View PostLandy, on 09 October 2013 - 09:27 PM, said:

Back to my original thread. Any news of Bridgestone drivers?

To give credit where credit is due go to http://www.tourspecgolf.com/. They carry all the Japanese market products.

But to answer your question OP, take a look at the Tourstage line on the link above. All Bridgestone does is bring that line to market in the US.
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:36 PM

Was wondering this myself.  Looks like the Tourstage driver is only face angle adjustale?  Wonder if there any significant drop in quality or change in design between the Tourstage and US version Bridgestone drivers?  Wonder how they justify the $1k pricetag in the Japaneese market?
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