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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:18 am

So does it mean JDM's quality is always there even tho its not Made in Japan..

Wonder if there is any difference (real vs perceived) in quality between MIJ products or non-MIJ JDM stuff...

On the same vein is there a quality drop of MIJ exported goods not meant for JDM?
Are all MIJ equated with JDM?
Do JDM products need to pass certain stringent quality testing?

I see a lot of low quality stuff sold in those so called $2 or $5 Japan Products shops that are slowly popping up in Singapore and elsewhere....
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:47 pm

So before talking about worth, we need to first have a definition of what JDM is. So what is JDM ah?
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:01 pm

Could it be that JDM is just another term like TOUR USE ONLY or PROTOTYPE that is used by marketing?
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:02 pm

JDM : Japanese Domestic Market

Thus i think it would be confined to products catered for the Japanese market, be it made overseas or conpany owned by foreign. For those who have been to Japan, i'm sure you are familiar with how they are meticulous about quality. So i supposed for them, quality goes hand in hand with price and the price may be right for their high cost of living.
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:06 pm

As a noob, I have another question.
Certain Japanese club makers like to associate themselves with Samurai sword making, so my question is, What are the similarities between club head forging and this where a katana is folded repeatedly until it has tens if not hundreds of thousands of layers. We are not going to even discuss grinding, polishing and engraving as these are separate art unto themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:13 pm

kamen wrote:
As a noob, I have another question.
Certain Japanese club makers like to associate themselves with Samurai sword making, so my question is, What are the similarities between club head forging and this where a katana is folded repeatedly until it has tens if not hundreds of thousands of layers. We are not going to even discuss grinding, polishing and engraving as these are separate art unto themselves.

Ask Tom Cruise, he's the last samurai :p
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:29 pm

rsenal wrote:

Ask Tom Cruise, he's the last samurai :p

LOL! Good one. I'll probably just ask him how he keeps his hair silky and where he gets the balls to dump the most beautiful women on earth. Razz

How's your game bro? Heard Borneo courses are very beautiful, you must be having a very nice time playing at these courses with your ONOFFs. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:46 pm

Courses are alright, can't complain. Other courses within the ASEAN region offers more in terms of facility.

Yep the onoffs are super duper. Soft, forgiving & addictive! all hidden in a medium sized head.
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:11 pm

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Is it the same?
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:32 pm

rsenal wrote:
Courses are alright, can't complain. Other courses within the ASEAN region offers more in terms of facility.

Yep the onoffs are super duper. Soft, forgiving & addictive! all hidden in a medium sized head.

I hear OnOff.

I am using the 2008 version and still in love with it.





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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:27 pm

Which one tells better time. Casio or Patek. Hehe. But some still buy Patek. I didnt say which is more accurate
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:10 am

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Which one tells better time. Casio or Patek. Hehe. But some still buy Patek. I didnt say which is more accurate

Casio good for short term time telling then after say 5-10 years will self-disintegrate due to the large amount of cheap plastics used.
So Casio good for telling time for maybe only one generation. I hv a fren who bought close to $20k of Swatch watches in the 80s thinking it was a good investment cos finally the Swiss managed to develop a cheap quartz watch to challenge the onslaught of Japanese casios seikos and citizens... Unfortunately after about 6 years of storage they all deteriorated due to UV exposure which is detrimental to plastics....

Patek on the other hand is made of metals (usually gold and steel) and glass and being mechanical doesn't rely on batteries which usually leak and damage internals.
Can be serviced, retimed n reoiled and tell time for long long time and usually passed on as family heirloom from generation to generation, plus appreciate in value too....
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:31 am

weesern wrote:
Poor man's logic

if you have $1,000 to buy a set of clubs, what can you choose?

if you have $100,000 to buy a set of clubs, what would you choose?

$1000 will get me a good second hand set.

$100,000 will get me a cheap set and lots of massages
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:32 am

damn good massages*
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:17 am

+1000 likes for patek!



jeffman88 wrote:
Liv2golf wrote:
Which one tells better time. Casio or Patek. Hehe. But some still buy Patek. I didnt say which is more accurate

Casio good for short term time telling then after say 5-10 years will self-disintegrate due to the large amount of cheap plastics used.
So Casio good for telling time for maybe only one generation. I hv a fren who bought close to $20k of Swatch watches in the 80s thinking it was a good investment cos finally the Swiss managed to develop a cheap quartz watch to challenge the onslaught of Japanese casios seikos and citizens... Unfortunately after about 6 years of storage they all deteriorated due to UV exposure which is detrimental to plastics....

Patek on the other hand is made of metals (usually gold and steel) and glass and being mechanical doesn't rely on batteries which usually leak and damage internals.
Can be serviced, retimed n reoiled and tell time for long long time and usually passed on as family heirloom from generation to generation, plus appreciate in value too....
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:10 pm

Patek too high class...not to mention ex.
watches that appreciate in value are usuallg the limited collection..
actually Rolex much cheaper and will also appreciate in value though marginally..
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:47 am

Definitely worth it if its well-fitted. Recently switched from PING to RomaRo and managed an increased distance (10m to 15m) for all my irons. Accuracy better too! But abit less forgiving tho.. But all up a happy golfer! (:
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:57 am

Red8 wrote:
Definitely worth it if its well-fitted. Recently switched from PING to RomaRo and managed an increased distance (10m to 15m) for all my irons. Accuracy better too! But abit less forgiving tho.. But all up a happy golfer! (:

Sounds like the new shafts are making quite a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:21 pm

agreed with Kamen,

I've switched from RomaRo Ray H with TT GS75 to Tity AP2 with Program 80.

It gives me additional 10m for all my irons. Might came from the shaft
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:28 pm

Sorry to bring up an old thread but I am keen to look at JDM drivers, i.e. EPON, Maruman Majesty and maybe Akira. Anyone here have experience with these drivers? As short as my drive is, i really need a club that can give me extra distance and I don't care about non-conforming or not since I am just a social hacker.
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:18 pm

Ask Bro Itsuki
He plays an Epon driver... 

He may be small in stature but his drives are booming long...
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:27 pm

pocketace wrote:
Ask Bro Itsuki
He plays an Epon driver... 

He may be small in stature but his drives are booming long...


i witness also

his AF101 is a bomber
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Thanks bro pocketace and andrew for seeing me so up... But i always have good tailwind and help from buggy track...  Laughing 

To be frank, i think the shaft is the one that helped me with the distance.. Was gaming my friend's RF with DI5S and i still feel it gave me better distance than my AF101 leh...
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:52 pm

Then not worth it Liao... Can ditch it for the RzF driver instead?

I think the epon af101 can sell liao
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PostSubject: Re: JDM clubs - Worth it?   Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:59 pm

nutty88 wrote:
Sorry to bring up an old thread but I am keen to look at JDM drivers, i.e. EPON, Maruman Majesty and maybe Akira. Anyone here have experience with these drivers? As short as my drive is, i really need a club that can give me extra distance and I don't care about non-conforming or not since I am just a social hacker.

how about the prgr egg?
if u r looking for easy distance, this driver can help
one of the lightest and easiest to get distance driver that ive tried

a little pricey, around 800, but the stock set is ready to bomb most courses...
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