golfercraig must be an anti-leftite. The same went for Srixon and XXIO who are wings of Dunlop and PRGR who are the golf wing of Yokohama Rubber. Variable Adjust will feature 8 different settings (variations of left/right, plus upright). Lines, no lines…doesn’t impact performance. Players also work the ball with their wedges using a large portion of the face to create more spin and control. It is a trend it is growing. J15F Fairway wood. 「一刀両断」の最新動画はGDOで！ http://lesson.golfdigest.co.jp/gear/special/kanatani/ http://thegolfrangefinder.com/. It sure looks like Bridgestone engineers don’t believe that. So basically what it comes down to is Bridgestone says their milling gives more bite on the ball so it reduces unnecessary backspin. Tour Ad Sz Callaway Epic Flash Genuine Shaft Only. Required fields are marked *. To be fair to Bridgestone, the do talk a lot about slippage and to really test the face milling’s effectiveness on spin, we’ll have to get the J715 on a launch monitor. Rumors are proving to be reality as it appears the J15 Driver integrates 4 key technologies that Bridgestone will no doubt be discussing in greater detail as we move closer to the USA launch. The % of lefty clubs sold is going DOWN, not up. Therefore, smoking must be good for you. That suggests an ability to explicitly configure the club with a draw bias. These look great. Not high pitched ringing like the J40 430 for me. It will, but that doesn’t help you better playing lefties today. As with Spin Control Technology, Bridgestone’s Variable Adjust System doesn’t appear radically different than most anything else that’s on the market right now. That’s probably enough chatter about Tourstage’s transition to a unified global brand and while this post was supposed to talk about it’s new flagship driver, I felt it was a good opportunity to address the change and to give a little insight. By bridgestone j715 driver B3 9.5 Stiff. Bridgestone USA remains tight-lipped about product details, availability, and pricing. They know it has to be done that way. £158.11. Today we can bring you the first real look at the new product, along with a better idea of what Bridgestone’s technology stories will be. Golf club designers have worked hard at overcoming groove rules which have reduced he amount of spin a wedge or iron can produce and in turn manufacturers have added all kinds of face milling to INCREASE back spin. C $255.21 + C $38.28 shipping . TOUR ISSUED Fourteen GelongD CT315 Driver 9* Tour AD MJ-6s Shaft. Golf Monthly's Paul O'Hagan casts his eye over the new Bridgestone J715 range of drivers for 2015 Second Hand Bridgestone Golf J715 B5 Driver Tour Ad Mt-6. The very example of small sample size. No, it’s not a good business decision anymore. We are wrong-sided, hear us roar. If an entire crown has to flex, there most likely would be a loss of energy due to the amount of time it would take for it to return to it’s original shape. More than one golf company has admitted that when RocketBallz, and the X2 Hot hit the market, their designs didn’t measure up from a distance perspective. I’ve discussed this several times on the blog, 800.00 to 1200.00 for a driver is not out of the ordinary here (nor is 1500.00 and up it seems!) Checked with Bridgestone Golf today and got reply that they plan to have lefties out in 2015. Bridgestone J715 B5 Driver - New for 2015 Bridgestone Golf has been unified under one global name combining TourStage + Bridgestone to create Bridgestone Global! what we really need is better quality control regarding stock graphite shafts. Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Fred Couples have amassed over £20m/ $30m thanks to Bridgestone technology and with the launch of the J715 & J815 Drivers, J15F Fairway Woods and J15H Hybrids, 'You can now benefit from some of that Tour -proven distance, feel and accuracy' claim Bridgestone golf. Reinventing Crazy Shaft - Single B the 2nd Chapter. You arent a true golfer if you shop at an Academy, Dicks, Sporting goods store. There will be a large demo and staff presence. Condition is … F.A.S.T Crown The Flex Action Speed Technology (F.A.S.T.) J15 HY Hybrid . Be prepared to see good amateurs in your area playing the stuff. New features include a power slit design which are flowing ribs spanning across the crown from heel to toe in 3 locations. To tell the truth, I really had to read over their marketing literature twice to understand how milling was going to reduce back spin. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In addition to his editorial responsibilities, he was instrumental in developing MyGolfSpy's data-driven testing methodologies and continues to sift through our data to find the insights that can help improve your game. I think this is a good idea as when I have looked at other driver designs over the past couple of years, many brands have tried to tweak the crown using variable thickness in order to maximize energy transfer (and this head does have variable thickness as one of the aspects of the crown). From what I have already seen, the transition has been rather smooth as I watch the Japanese tour on TV and see remaining Tourstage staffers now donning full Bridgestone wear, bags and accessories and of course the new J715 line of clubs. A fine or micro milling pattern covers the face horizontally and as Bridgestone boasts is to reduce spin. I carried reasonably well and the ball still ran out meaning at least I was probably not creating more back spin since the distance at least matched my 3 other personally owned drivers. But as many of you who follow the Japanese golf scene know, Tourstage is no more after a global branding unification done by Bridgestone. Some may say it’s the most demanding and most “enthusiast” based hence the extra effort and capital brands put into clubs released here (and this goes for US brands here as well like Taylormade, Callaway, Titleist etc who all create JDM specific lines). They look pretty slick. Now after sitting at my desk for a while and thinking about it, I can see where Bridgestone is trying to come from. When you think of the kind of the kind of ideal impact a driver makes vs what an iron or wedge would make, the concept could be valid. AC friend of mine carries Bridgestone product . Condition is Used. We think it’s unlikely these will hit shelves before 2015, and our assumption is that prices will be consistent with that of the previous generation (largely PING-like). wt of shaft?? I’ve got a pretty good source who says lefty clubs are coming. A lot of kids aren’t switching to righty anymore and they’re playing the only club that truly caters to lefties, Ping. Second Hand Golf Club Bridgestone J715 B3 Driver Tour Ad J15-11W. $99.00 ... Bridgestone Driver J715 B5 9.5 ° Flex S Golf Club Length 46 Inch From Japan Used Description. Love bridgestone been using j40 CB irons forever and I will get this driver too yeyeah!!!! Sorry, but you can console yourself by knowing that you stand on the RIGHT side of the ball. Steve Fox, lefty, recent winner of the US Am can be added to the list. The one concern I have with Spin Control Tech is that as companies have moved towards…or perhaps more accurately, back to sliding rail systems, the Bridgestone system could be viewed as antiquated. It’s not exactly pear shaped but it’s small enough to not be distracting. 브리지스톤 j715 브리지스톤 드라이버의 시작을 열다. Great ball flight as well. Sitting on a tee always creates a perfect lie- there’s no grass or dirt that needs to be channeled away. The J715 driver features a 460cc head and brings four Bridgestone innovations to the table that are designed to maximise distance and accuracy. The B5 sets up nicely at address and it’s black face and white score lines contrast well and help line up the ball since the traditional black crown has no alignment mark. Pretty nice. Even though the people not in the business don’t understand it. Entirely new design and technology has been implemented across a new full line up. The faces use pressed/forged 6AL-4V Ti and a precision cast Ti811 body. Tourstage’s use of the latest and greatest materials and technologies drew in Japanese golfers but at a price point that would never be fathomed out West. I knew a guy that lived to be 96 smoking 2 packs a day. Last summer Tourstage’s tour staff suddenly dwindled to mere minimal numbers and left many a Japanese pro trying to hitch rides with new brands and sponsors. History repeating itself, this time from about 14 years ago. Bridgestone J715 Driver. Here in Japan, Tourstage is as synonymous with golf as wasabi is with sushi. If they are in the local Dick’s or Golf Galaxy. The most common implementation of a 2-weight system involves placing towards the perimeter of the club. The main differences between the two are the volume and a slight difference in head shape as well as the ball flight. Bridgestone didn’t offer a 460cc model in the J40 series,so the suggestion is that Bridgestone will be putting more effort into connecting with the average golfer in 2015. Maybe… but all 7 buying Ping is an obvious trend and Ping is obviously aware of it. While manufacturers outside of Japan don’t touch much on gravity angle in their marketing, it is a big part of how a driver squares up to the ball and here in Japan it is frequently listed in technical specs. Most of all Tony believes in performance over hype and #PowerToThePlayer. 2015 Bridgestone J15 Drivers The indications are that Bridgestone will launch 2 men’s drivers in 2015. 460cc 헤드 체적을 가지고 있는 b3와 약간 작은 445cc 헤드 체적을 가지고 있는 j715 b5 모델, 두가지 모델로 출시되었습니다. Press release has it that it’ll be available in Japan from Sept.19, Price ： Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, will unveil its new J715 460 Driver at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show.J715, the company's first driver in 4 years, relies on a combination of 4 innovative technologies to maximize distance and accuracy off the tee. Bridgestone J715 - Driver (10.5 degrees) - RH - Stiff Flex. Will definitely give them a test run at next demo. J715 Driver Face. Bridgestone J 715 B3 Driver 9.5 Degrees / S. $115.09 + $30.00 shipping . Any feedback? I like the concept of a milled driver face. Indications are that the stock length will be 45.5″. The J715 B5 Driver features a Power Slit to improve flight combining a mid launch with low spin. One would think that choice is a good thing and for the consumer it is, but from a brand’s market standpoint, it creates too much competition. And even in that case, the loft of the driver still means the milling would create some backspin. The Bridgestone sleeve offers face angle and lie angle adjustability. Now you can see why I read the features twice. High prices plus an influx of too many brands have flooded the market with excess stock and product. The achieve this through adjustable weight cartridges which end up shifting the center of gravity and the gravity angle of the driver. You’ve got two weight cartridges that can be mixed, matched, and otherwise swapped to alter the spin, and by extension, flight characteristics of the golf ball. Bridgestone has added four new technologies: 1. Is that a tipo or a clever play on words? Your email address will not be published. 7 lefthanded kids does not a trend make. Bridgestone is billing things as a face angle adjustment as opposed to loft, and given that Variable Adjust appears to be a single cog mechanism, there doesn’t appear to be any conceivable way to make that face angle adjustment with out impacting loft. …i was just reading the page relating to the upcoming, next year, release of the new bridgestone groveless, middle part, withe groves around the edges…, …point being…i have a driver made by crank golf, mostly for long-drive competitors…when i showed it to the pro where i work…he thought it was totally unaccepted by the PGA…truthfully i don’t know…i never checked it out…i use it and i love it…everybody at the club think i am crazy…and that is partly untrue…, …i would like to know if anyone else, out there, might have the same club as i…and how they like it…and finally, if it is indeed legal or not legal…thanks for the help…tight lies…, John, I have a driver Krank driver coming (Glenn, where is it?) Once again, Power Slit would appear to be the big story (currently unknown what if any role it plays in the hybrid design). Learn how your comment data is processed. Either way this design is probably meant for the better player who can strike the ball quite well. Good luck finding them at Dick’s. I know a couple of there ball fitters are left handed if no lefties they will be upset! Bridgestone J715 B3 9.5* Driver UPGRADED Apache PM30i Stiff Men Right Handed. . In this case the milling would bite and pull the ball in a backwards rotation during impact. J715, Bridgestone's first driver in 4 years, relies on a combination of 4 innovative technologies to maximize distance and accuracy off the tee. However, markets can evolve and change for both the better and worse, and in the case of Japan, the golf market has turned towards the latter. I can’t wait! Tony believes that golfers deserve to know what's real and what's not, and that means MyGolfSpy's equipment coverage must extend beyond the so-called facts as dictated by the same companies that created them. Shop at a Golf Retailer. was on japanese site could not read. Bridgestone describes a crown design that is thinner near the face and progressively thickens as you move towards the rear. Its beautiful black satin face features what they call a Power Milling. J715 Driver. Tour AD J15-11W JPY63,000 + tax John, I have a Krank driver on the way from Glenn. We’ve been told time and time again that score lines on the face of the driver are purely cosmetic. It’s going to be interesting to hear what Bridgestone has to say about the Power Slit stuff. More than 200 individual pixels, made of stainless steel, are embedded into the hitting face of each Pixl blade. Testing has shown this… it’s why drivers don’t have grooves. Bridgestone J715 Driver 9.5* Fubuki ZT 60 Regular. The only original cast member who seems to have survived this brand realignment is PHYZ which interestingly enough didn’t even exist 3 years ago. The pixels are not attached to each other and act independently at impact, much like the individual coils on a mattress. The J715 inherits Tourstage’s Turbo Rubber technology which aids in the spring effect of the head and contributes to feel. The 715 B3 will be a 460cc offering, while the B5 is 445cc. Honestly I don’t follow the overseas golf market that thoroughly so I’m curious to see how these changes to the brand will affect the international Bridgestone brand in the long term. So without further delay let’s take a look at the J715 driver which was released this summer. While I’ve had to return the demo to Bridgestone I’m hoping to get a B3 in so I can get on a launch monitor for further testing. It’s a well balanced all around shaft as a stock shaft should be since it needs to fit a wide range of players. Because of this the point of deflection is focused at the front so that it can instantaneously return the energy of the ball for increased ball speeds. I love Bridgestone products. It appears the Graphite Design Tour AD J15-11W is the true stock, while upcharges will apply for the Fubuki AT60 and Diamana R60. Another new feature that Bridgestone is raving about is probably the most debatable one. Jumbo grip. As for adjustability which pretty much every driver has these days, the J715 focuses on the shape of the ball flight, in other words draw, straight and fade. Both heads feature adjustable sleeves and new adjustable weight cartridges as Bridgestone calls them. I can’t wait for their new clubs. Good looking equipment . Larger Japanese brands like Tourstage have struggled over recent years and much of it could also be attributed to Tourstage’s product line strategy which saw no less, than 5 distinctively different lines in previous years (X-Drive, GR, ViQ, PHYZ, Premium, EXE just to name some off the top of my head), sometimes competing amongst themselves. (This is just one aspect of trajectory as there are many other variables as well.) not sure about actual sales but i have gotten to know a lot of fellow lefties the last 3 yrs. “We want consumers to know that when we introduce a new club, it will always offer real tangible performance benefits,” said Josh Kinchen, Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Manager at Bridgestone Golf. Again, we’ll have to wait for more information, or at least a translator, before we can be certain what Power Milling is supposed to accomplish, but given that no one else in the industry is doing anything like this right now, it’s pretty damn intriguing. 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