Author Topic: jBEAM drivers  (Read 3692 times)

ian-500

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,114
  • Karma: +3/-24
jBEAM drivers
« on: June 25, 2015, 12:57:11 PM »
Let's cut to the chase. All things being equal, i.e. same loft, same face angle and same shaft and playing length - please use a shaft that you're very familiar with and tell us which shaft that is - how would you expect each of the listed jBEAM heads to react regarding ball flight. I'll leave 'feel' and 'distance' out of this for now because I like the feel of the ones I've tried and we all know that these are some of the longest heads ever.
If you've never gamed or hit some/any of these drivers, please use what you've read about them as your guide.

425 Tour
435
435II
435R
435Black
445HG
535
Glorious
ZY-11

For me, using a Diamana Blueboard 73s at 44 1/2", I'd expect this;
In order of lowest ball flight first.

435 & 445HG, very low
425 Tour, low
435Black, low to mid
435II, mid
435R, mid
ZY-11, mid to high
535, mid to high
Glorious, high

What say you???
« Last Edit: June 26, 2015, 01:23:33 AM by ian-500 »
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", MCC Plus 4.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", MCC Plus 4.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - gw + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58* + BG

Shacco

  • Platinum Ho
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,456
  • Karma: +8/-13
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 03:34:49 PM »
I Can now definitely say that the ZY-11 is high launch. At least for me. Haven't hit any other jbeam driver.
Driver: Callaway Epic Subzero
3FW: Kamui TP-XF
3 and 4 ute: Romaro I-brid Chapter2
5-PW: PRGR RS Forged
GW: 50* CGS Orion Spy Type S
SW: 2007 Yamaha InpresX Black
LW: 60 Edel DGR
Putter: Odyssey Milled Collection 6M

rsenal

  • Fledgling Ho
  • *
  • Posts: 23
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 03:47:34 PM »
For me I would concur 435 as low and 435r as mid.

Should the TRPX be part of the comparison as well considering its jbeam dna?

DaleUK

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,286
  • Karma: +11/-14
  • Never trust an Atom,they make up everything!!
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 04:09:38 PM »
I found the 535 to be very high
If your not part of the Solution , then your part of the Problem!!

"Strength And Honor "

I got a Gibson
Without a case
But I can't get that even tanned look on my face

deion

  • Fledgling Ho
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 05:44:30 PM »
435ii is mid launch for me....using a crazy LY01 6.9 shaft with it

wmclarenf1

  • Every Saint a Past...
  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,370
  • Karma: +16/-110
  • .!..
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 07:52:58 PM »
I Can now definitely say that the ZY-11 is high launch. At least for me. Haven't hit any other jbeam driver.

Now this is interesting...
Drivers : Crazy435Angel5-GTD455Crazy9-ItoboriXanadu-ProceedIXBurningAngel
UTs : Itobori-ModartMA01H-ProceedTi-PXG0317
Irons : GrindStudioProto-RoddioMeisterM-ModartCBC-PXG0311T
Wedges : GrindStudio-Orion-PXG
Putters : ArGolf-Benock-BPutters-Machine-Masda-Nead-PXG-Slighter-TPMills-Xenon
Ball : Chrome

unclej

  • Platinum Ho
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,028
  • Karma: +4/-12
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 09:49:43 PM »
Left off the Glorious...

ian-500

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,114
  • Karma: +3/-24
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 01:26:31 AM »
Left off the Glorious...

Thanks unclej. Added.
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", MCC Plus 4.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", MCC Plus 4.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - gw + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58* + BG

ian-500

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,114
  • Karma: +3/-24
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2015, 05:53:09 AM »
For me I would concur 435 as low and 435r as mid.

Should the TRPX be part of the comparison as well considering its jbeam dna?

I didn't put TRPX on the list because I don't know if I want to try one. Maybe I should change that view.
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", MCC Plus 4.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", MCC Plus 4.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - gw + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58* + BG

unclej

  • Platinum Ho
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,028
  • Karma: +4/-12
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015, 11:17:21 AM »
Even without the trpx's that's a lot of drivers...

I'm thinking perhaps I need to change my view... I have never hit a jBeam product of any kind.. none.  I do have a
Glorious 3FW on the way,  but...  having read so many reviews mentioning a bit of a harsh feel or sound wasn't so
great has always turned me off to them.  Does seem that they do perform however.

MBBG

  • Administrator
  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,692
  • Karma: +69/-1201
    • JDM Clubhouse
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2015, 12:10:35 PM »
Even without the trpx's that's a lot of drivers...

I'm thinking perhaps I need to change my view... I have never hit a jBeam product of any kind.. none.  I do have a
Glorious 3FW on the way,  but...  having read so many reviews mentioning a bit of a harsh feel or sound wasn't so
great has always turned me off to them.  Does seem that they do perform however.

I think they're ok but nothing to write home about. Distance is good but feel and sound isn't the best. And the 435 and 435 Black have kind of a strange roundish head shape and to me look closed even if spec'd open. If it isn't significantly longer than other better feeling/sounding offerings then to me it doesn't make much sense.  But for the people who've seen tremendous gains I can definitely see the appeal.

I do like the looks and feel of the fairways I've tried in the glorious and RX. RX is more my type of 3w little deeper face and smaller size. Decided to keep RX and try X-line 75 in it, not sure anything can knock out the TS358 with KK XT in it.
TI Taylormade 16 M2 w/ TI Rogue 125 60TS
Ping G400 3 Wood w/UST Chrome
RomaRo Type R 18* w/Nunchuk .370
Srixon U45 22* Driving Iron w/ Aero i95
13 ONOFF Forged 5-P w/ Modus 125
Forged Vokey 52F/56K Modus 125 Wedge
Callaway PM 60*
Odyssey SaberTooth (cheater putter)

ian-500

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,114
  • Karma: +3/-24
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2015, 12:22:57 PM »
I've found the ones I've hit to feel like older Yamaha drivers in the 4.6v/v201 mold, and those Yamaha's felt great. The jBEAM's sound is a 'tink'.
Go for it Jeff, put them on your bucket list  ;D
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", MCC Plus 4.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", MCC Plus 4.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - gw + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58* + BG

ian-500

  • Ultra Ho
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,114
  • Karma: +3/-24
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 02:11:50 PM »
Yes it's 3 years old, but, any still play a Glorious head?
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", MCC Plus 4.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", MCC Plus 4.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - gw + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58* + BG

03trdblack

  • Fledgling Ho
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: jBEAM drivers
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2018, 07:32:49 PM »
I'd also like to know if anyone has any experience with the    JBEAM BM Premium 450 head? How does it play and compare to the rest of the line?