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Difference between Tourstage type m and j40 irons?

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Also curious about 330, Rxs and e6 vs Tourstage balls? Thanks
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I recently hit the j40 driver and it felt great! Face looks like the 703 ts model. J38 vs ts 901? Please remind me why to pay 7 extra bills. Thanks
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The J40 & Type M are pretty much the same. Overall Bridgestone will release TourStage older models to the U.S that do not have expensive features i.e internal tungsten weighting or an advanced undercut system. The J40 didn't have those features to start with as a TourStage model but none the less they are good clubs.

The J40 driver is a quite a bit different though doesn't have a lot of the features the 703 due to the price points they have to reach in the states.
 

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Do you mean the 707? What are the differences between the J40 driver and the 707 other than the adjustability?
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The J40 & Type M are pretty much the same. Overall Bridgestone will release TourStage older models to the U.S that do not have expensive features i.e internal tungsten weighting or an advanced undercut system. The J40 didn't have those features to start with as a TourStage model but none the less they are good clubs.

The J40 driver is a quite a bit different though doesn't have a lot of the features the 703 due to the price points they have to reach in the states.



Patiently waiting for the demo vids from the fair... Have you guys hit the 707 yet?

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Do you mean the 707? What are the differences between the J40 driver and the 707 other than the adjustability?


It's hard to compare the J40 driver to any recent TourStage driver. The J40 was meant to be a cost effective model and thats obvious of the technology and materials used. For example it's totally made of 6-4Ti. It's not made by Endo like TourStage drivers are. They also use stainless weights instead of tungsten. Even the 405 driver from many years back packs a more tech and much better materials.

TourStage drivers feature a complicated design behind the face, integrated power body technology, a hyper mesh crown, along with the toe and heel being chemically milled to achieve better MOI numbers not to mention now adjustability and much better stock shafts

You would have to go back to 2006 to see TourStage drivers made like the J40.

Patiently waiting for the demo vids from the fair... Have you guys hit the 707 yet?


TourStage Video just posted on the blog, Yes we hit the 707 and have it on Video. That will be posted at a later time.
 

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Is it good and when is it released?
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For example it's totally made of 6-4Ti. It's not made by Endo like TourStage drivers are.


You mean like the new Miura Giken SIT-460 Driver?
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You mean like the new Miura Giken SIT-460 Driver?


Yes exactly.
 

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How does the j40 compare to the GR line? Might pull the trigger on those 2012 GR, their shape is growing on me the more I stare at them.
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For my game the GR line fit me better than the new 707 series. Even Tatsuro liked them, GR irons are solid Endo forged just a different shape and it's still not a large head by any means. The GR driver, materials, tech, manufacturing is still a big jump ahead of the J40 driver.
 

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Can you compare the feel and material of DT 111 vs 705/ 707? Thanks
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Any X-Series wood by TourStage will feel more firm than the DT111 which is not really designed for the golfer who desires that more solid sensation. The DT-111 was designed for more forgiveness it's really well made by Endo as well with that expensive and popular VL forged cup face . The DT111 would better compare to the GR series by TourStage.
 

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Interesting. I'm enjoying the DT but the shape does bother me at times. The 08 x drive (spider web crown) was the last ts driver I played. I enjoyed that full feeling I got with it at impact. Very similar to r9 superdeep. Any insight on that comparison? You guys almost done editing the ts demo vid? Thanks again for the prompt replies!
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The TS video was posted in the blog several days ago.
 

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Yeah, I saw but no clubs were hit on a monitor.
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Was supo67 unable to attend? Will there be any videos of clubs being hit with a monitor?
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we have lots of monitor videos just gotta get through the show videos first. It will be some time. Here's the thing LM numbers don't mean anything, for example you won't have nearly the same spin rates, launch, etc.. even if you had identical swing speeds as the tester. I've seen people on the internet place a lot of emphasis on LM's or report spin rates & launch angles when what they are seeing is how a club reacts to a particular person not themselves.