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  1. Final review is live and, hopefully, not redundant. Please let me know what questions I can answer for you! If you're looking for the shortest, most powerful review I can give? I'm canceling my Arccos subscription and going full-time Shot Scope.
    7 points
  2. An interesting update, all drivers on the website right now are listed as 'upgrade only' because as I am being told right now through the chat, memberships for the season are closed and will reopen for nearer the start of next golf season. So what this means for us testers as people already with memberships we can still "upgrade" our drivers aka send them back for new ones that they have in stock right now, but for those looking to try the service, they're on hold until the 2022 lines come out and DDC reopens everything in what they told me in chat was closer to February 2022. It seems reasonable and actually, fairer to do that this way, instead of asking people to pay for service that wouldn't get much use in some spots of the country due to golf courses closing. I was kind of upset at first but the more I reflect on this, it's actually a good move on DDC to make sure you don't part with your money if you're new to the service and allows them to restock fairly for 2022.
    7 points
  3. As I understand it, earlier watches were big and cumbersome. The V3 is pretty nice, especially considering I'm generally a fan of wearing a watch. I was pretty nit-picky in my review and don't have any experience with Arccos, but all things considered, it's the one time price that really sells it for me.
    6 points
  4. I played last week for what will likely be one of the last few times this year. Had what felt like an off day, but still managed to shoot 77 with 11 greens in regulation. Was not hitting the driver my best and with all of the leaves just off the fairway, got tired of not finding my ball when I knew it was absolutely fine so I went with the T200 4 iron more off the tee. This thing is so easy to hit and got one or two out there around 250 with a bit of breeze behind me. Such a confidence boost knowing I get hit something out there and find the fairway and still only have a 8 iron or less into the green.
    6 points
  5. It may be a side view so I apologize - it was dark and this was the only way to get the picture to come out. My son, John, decided to give the net a whirl. I wanted our faster swing players to see that it easily handles ball speeds above 150 (John is usually in the high 160's to low 170's). Also he only plays once or twice a year so he is long and wrong. He never came close to missing the net even on a pop up that he hit.
    6 points
  6. I averaged some of the numbers from a session at Golftec on the GCQuad. I used a Prov1. I was swinging it hard...Lead to some left misses. I feel for the long drive guys. It is a workout hitting drivers! Happy with both numbers (numbers below exclude the two worst shots from my session). Do like the feel and sound of the Sub70. Sub70 spins more than my Gamer. The Sub70 spun more, had a higher peak, and lower distance...shaft thing plays into this. SUB70 w/ Hzrds Smoke Ball Speed Launch angle spin side spin descent angle offline peak carry total 169.87 12.23 2538.00 307.33 40.47 19.00 39.67 298.33 319.67 M1 with Tensie Pro Orange Ball Speed Launch angle spin side spin descent angle offline peak carry total 171.73 12.23 1935.50 400.75 34.58 11.88 33.25 308.50 333.50
    6 points
  7. I'm going with the consensus of the group here - the size for me is ideal but again I'm backyard only. Having written that I can move pretty far back from the net - far enough to let the rapsodo have a clear view of driver and fire drive after drive into the net. I don't think I've yet to miss the reinforced black area so that I get the ball safely returned every time. I'm also with the group in that the roof rod is a bit of a pain to thread in and out each time - I hadn't thought about standing it up against my shed when I take it down - that may start happening so that I don't have to take that out - it's my one fear that I might damage the roof trying to thread the rod. Also the unit is pretty heavy when it's stowed in its traveling sack - not so easy to get in and out of a car trunk even though it fits. No big deal for me but it would be if you were wanting to bring it to an outdoor space somewhere.
    6 points
  8. I think it is a great size. Only thing I do not love about it is the lip at the top that you have to put a rod in and out. I'm going to steal @TR1PTIK photo here to show you what I mean: When hitting a wedge, this does protect it from going over, however instead of it dying it sort of shot back at me unlike other clubs. Plus it takes about 2x the amount of time to set up and take down as the rest of the net. But this is a long answer to say, yes I think the size of the net is great. If you have a basement/garage with a fairly tall ceiling it is great for indoors. I was able to hit irons in my garage. And of course for outdoors it is perfect.
    6 points
  9. A while back someone had posted a short unofficial review about his hitting net. At that time I commented that it would be interested to do over speed workouts and then hit a series of shots swinging as fast as possible right afterwards into a net without fear of repercussion. Seeing the Mike Napoleon AMA video (must watch TV) inspired me to jump back into superspeed full bore with the modification of hitting five into the net right after the dynamic warm up and 5 at the end. My average clubhead speed on the first 5 was 93, on the second 5 it was 96. I had two swings over 100 post workout (an 88 dragged the averaged down). I will be anxious to see how this translates to the range and course - I have absolutely no time to play golf right now so if it weren't for my net I would not be hitting golf balls. I hope to get to a range Sunday (maybe) or else next week sometime and then to play a week from Saturday with a group of MGSers.
    6 points
  10. I played nine holes today and it was another round where the putter performed well for me. I didn't set the world on fire with it, but it was another round where I gained strikes against my Arccos putting baseline of a 17 handicap. I had 17 total putts, 2 one putts (5 and 14 feet) and a 3 putt on a downhill, sliding 7 foot putt that rolled 9 feet past the hole. I just gave that one a little too much. The only negative I've found so far in performance is lag putts over 35 feet, I just haven't gotten those figured out yet and I believe that'll come in time.
    6 points
  11. After my final review I had one tournament in September and played my first round since then last week. After a hiatus short stuff was great again. 0-6’ I had no misses and no 3 putts. 6’-20’ was 2 putts with ok lagging. I had 2 makes over 10’ which after that long off I am super pumped with. where I struggled was coming off the fringe. Distance and speed were just off, I did not put anything that was off the green to closer than 6’. I am really looking forward to getting this out again next year and getting a full season in with it.
    5 points
  12. i'm a little late, but my review is up. i think i'm the last of the testers to post, so everyone feel free to read through all of the reviews and let us know any follow up questions. thanks again to MGS and shotscope for this opportunity
    5 points
  13. Back from Bandon Dunes, man what a trip and great group of guys. 16 in total ranging from +1 to 23 handicaps playing a Ryder Cup style. I won't bore you guys with un-wanted/needed details, but man did we luck out with weather. Shorts everyday and short sleeve shirts on 3 of the 4 days. Onto putting, I personally was not good. one round I had 40 putts. Constantly leaving the ball 3'-4' from the cup and I did not make all of them and I expect to. That was my singles match that I lost 1 down. 4 putted from 120', yes it was all on the green. I didn't count anything that was off since I did use my putter A LOT from off the green. A lot of lag putts ending up within 4' was great.
    5 points
  14. Yep! I have been getting faster with this, but it's still a pain. EDIT: Here's a quick timelapse of the setup process to try and demonstrate what we're all talking about. I plan to do another run (setup & teardown) w/ a timer at some point.
    5 points
  15. I would say it is right near that range of being the ideal size. It's not too big, but you have to mishit one pretty badly to miss the net entirely. For outdoor use, it's good. The 7 foot net we received is plenty big to hit almost every shot. Like Tr1ptik said, if you really wanted to, you could flop a wedge over the roof portion. I think that is a limitation of everything aside from a fully enclosed cage sort of setup. I do like the fact that I can quickly fold it down and it lays flat. I have been propping it against the side of the house when not using it rather than completely closing it recently. The reason for that is that the roof section is a bit of work to get the support pole in place. Keeping that in place even when not in use means I can set up the net in around 20 seconds. It is just one pole on each side to prop up the hitting area and it's ready to go. Indoor use is also not bad. In my case, I'm limited by the ceiling height in my garage rather than the net itself. I can't full swing anything in the garage without hitting something, but I can practice half swing type shots. For a garage, if you have enough room to park a car, you have enough room for the net.
    5 points
  16. Wanted to provide a little more detail from earlier. Put the net up in my garage and took some measurements. I couldn't quite get centerline measurements without help, but it'd probably add less than half an inch. As measured, the net is 6'9" deep x 6'9" wide x 6'6" tall w/o roof (7'6" tall w/ roof). I'd estimate that for use with driver you'd need a space approximately 14' x 9' x 9' (expand that to 15' x 10' x 10' if you want to feel a bit more comfortable). Note, I am 5'11" w/ a 6' wingspan and using a ~45" driver. Needless to say, my garage was a bit cramped and I couldn't use more than 8 iron comfortably - even then, I nearly took out the overhead fluorescent light . Also, I decided that since I was in a safe? space, I'd do a bit of wedge testing. Grabbed my 58* and hit a few soft flops. The roof did an excellent job at grabbing the shots I hit, but I have little doubt you could flop one over the net even while standing as close as possible. I hope to take this net to a local driving range and test this theory further .
    5 points
  17. I'll have to get back to you on that. It was already on my to-do list, but every time I set this thing up to have a session I forget when I go to take it down lol. I will say that I took some quick measurements when I first got the net and it does come in slightly smaller than what's listed on the website - which is good in terms of the space required. The net seems to do an excellent job of slowing the ball down on center impact, but as you work closer to the edges of the impact screen there is an increased risk of a ball bouncing back at you. That said, whatever room you would need behind the net is not much and is basically built into the net. What I mean is that the back wall of the net does not sit up at a perfect 90*, it has a slight amount of forward lean creating space between the bottom of the frame and the impact zone. So yeah, you could pretty much setup against a wall and not have any problems IMO.
    5 points
  18. Good job guys! I have the #7 coming however it will be in the all steel shaft and slant neck. I snagged it from CPO and after trading in a couple of clubs and the deal was sweet enough to add this putter to the stall.
    5 points
  19. I have finished up most of my testing on the Rapsodo MLM and the numbers are pretty comparable for my Gamer M1 and the Sub70. I am happy with the Sub70 but I would love if I could put my tensie pro shaft on the Sub 70. Observations I swing the M1 faster (likely a shaft thing) and the M1 launches lower with even being .5 degree more loft. Numbers below. I am happy with both numbers. I do like the sound of the Sub70 more than the M1. I am going to play around with the weights to see if I can close the gap between my Gamer and the Sub70.
    5 points
  20. I'm really enjoying putting the 849 Pro through it's paces. Settled on the weight and loft combination that seems to fit me best. Starting to form some conclusions, just need a few more rounds to solidify things.
    5 points
  21. I spent some time looking at the coach feature as well, and I think for the money, I’d want to have an in person test. I was encouraged to see that coaches are looking for additional videos of your swing, not just one recorded by the MLM, but I’m curious how much they can get out of just a few swings. It seems it would be really up to the player to talk about tendencies and such. There are some *wildly* different prices for coaches as well. Still, with cold weather coming (we had our first real frost this morning) its something I’m curious about… but it would have to be cost effective…. So more along the lines of this first coach, and not the second.
    5 points
  22. 20211102_175122_1.mp4 Ok as promised here is a video from a bit of a better angle. Please be kind haha. As for the putter here were my stats from my practice last week. TA#3 3ft(20/20)6ft(38/40)9ft(34/40) Rossie 3ft(20/20)6ft(35/40)9ft(32/40) A lot of the misses early on with the Rossie were user error. And also I feel I am finally getting used to the softness of the insert.
    5 points
  23. Lots of truth to this. For my purposes it’s speed training and club head speed so a PRGR or something like it is worth it for right now. If you’re really wanting to dig in I can see the G 3 as being the best option. Loved the reviews of the Rapsodo.
    4 points
  24. I wanted to follow this up with a post about devices in general and it may be worth its own thread, but what is the most useful data you would look for in a device? Is it just distance? Or do you want to get down to the nitty gritty and see all the other numbers. We have so many devices available to at us at such a range or prices it can be difficult to sort out what you want for which. Rapsodo fits in a nice spot at $500 or so which is far less then some of the new systems from Bushnell and so on with are $5000 plus or trackman and GCQuad which are much more then that. However it is over double some smaller devices like the PRGR or Swing Caddie among others. Is there a sweet spot for pricing? Or is it mainly the technology that is "cheaper" I saw the new Full Swing on the blog site and was curious about it, but it is another Radar device and I think... for me... if I was to go down this road again I would anti up the 5 or 6 k for a GC3. I think I would get a bit more out of it in the long term and it would be viewed more then a training aid.
    4 points
  25. I'm just getting around to reading the final reviews and you guys have done a great job. I cancelled Arccos at the beginning of October and am seriously considering going with ShotScope in the spring. I think the no subscription approach is nice. I completely understand it with Arccos and how they constantly update the stokes gained metrics of their product ( which I do love).
    4 points
  26. Great review! I can attest to prompt ongoing support from SS. Something we didn't get with ARRCOS (although they were prompt in billing). I'm also a Precision Pro user (NX9). One 'hack' I found for straight fairways, I'll shoot the flag with the LRF from my drive then adjust the Middle number with the difference. For instance if the LRF is reading the flag at 175 and the V3 middle number is 180, I'll just add the +5 to the middle number, enabling me to just use the watch from that point on. That eliminates having to use the LRF til the next hole. Obviously that won't work on doglegs. Also in case you haven't seen it, we also have a SS thread going.
    4 points
  27. Just getting around to reading the reviews on this one. nice work everyone. I don't have an immediate decision to make as I still have a bunch of working subscription free Arccos sensors... but when that time comes, I'll be taking a hard look at Shotscope. It seems like they've come a long way with both the watch design and software.
    4 points
  28. So my final review is up on the review page! https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/17-test-in-progress-rapsodo-mlm-launch-monitor/?do=findReview&review=49 Big thanks to MGS and the Mod Team for selecting me for this review and to Rapsodo for providing the MLM Units and premium subscription for us testers! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
    4 points
  29. As Sirchunk mentioned, the pole that supports the roof section is a bit of a pain. I was in a bit of a rush to take it down to clean up the yard today and this happened. In complete honesty, it was more me rushing than anything, but this is definitely the weakest area of the product. Everything else about the net has been very high quality and extremely functional, but this roof section does not feel as well designed to me.
    4 points
  30. Used it again today. I actually timed how long it took to put up and take down, I think I’ll do that a few times and take the average for the test. Also tried to hit it as hard as I can a lot today, to see if I could get the ball to bounce back at all off the “deadening” target. Zero luck there, it’s built well!
    4 points
  31. So I have another weeks worth of putting practice give everyone. TA#3 3ft-20/20 6ft-32/40 9ft-34/40 Rossie 3ft-20/20 6ft-34/40 9ft-37/40 Today was a perfect example of what I have been seeing I started with 3 footers and went 10/10 with both. 6 footers I went 7/10 with TA#3 and 10/10 with Rossie. 9 footers I went 10/10 with both. Why I missed 3 from 6 ft and none from 9 I cannot explain. I am getting more comfortable with Rossie but am still waiting for the on the course performance to reflex what I am seeing during practice
    4 points
  32. Awesome video @TR1PTIK! That's a brilliant idea putting one of the side rails in to prop the net up to get the roof rail in. I usually prop it on my chest to do it, but your way looks simpler. I will also point out something @revkev takes about in his last post, use caution when putting the roof rails in. The poles can get caught in the tunnel and cause a hole. I wore one into mine earlier this year. Just try not to let it get snagged and then try to force it. Great job so far guys, keep up the good work!
    4 points
  33. Just did the same for my wife mid summer. Bought her a V3 and cancelled her ARRCOS subscription.
    4 points
  34. When I switched over to the automatic I liked that better myself. I played a round with the front 9 being Manual putt mode and the back 9 being automatic. There is definitely a ease of use between the two.
    4 points
  35. Played again today and I might be on to something here. So recently I saw a video of a famous Tiger putt, dont ask me which because he has too many. During the video the narrator explains how he purposely putts out of the toe to "take a little off" on a slippery downhill putt. I tried this when I played today, granted I didnt try it until #11 but there was a marked difference of control on short putts when I hit it more out of the toe. Going to continue this method and see if it continues making a positive difference.
    4 points
  36. Got all my testing complete.... When I made tried the Dimana S Limited Shaft I saw a little bump in ball speed but mainly the launch came down where I would like it. I officially am off the Cobra driver due to this test, but I have introduced the SIM into the equation and I haven't compliled the data with that club, but it's a closer match to what the Sub70 does IMO. Look for the full review to drop this weekend!
    4 points
  37. I would say so, especially for a net that's this easy to setup and teardown. I've never used it, but one reason why I hadn't bothered with the Rukket pop-up net is because of it's triangular shape which would seemingly leave more room for error. As of right now, I'm slightly torn as to whether I like the Spornia better than my old Rukket Haack net - there are pro's and con's to both. I wish I still had the Rukket to do a direct comparison - it's possible (even likely) that fond memories of my first (real) net cloud my judgement.
    4 points
  38. So for you all testers, is this net in the goldilocks range? I. E. It isn't too small, it isn't too big, it's sized just right.
    4 points
  39. Testing is complete. I was unable to get the trackman/foresight testing I wanted to get to, mainly due to time and my shoulder injury. But I got a full breath of data comparing a few clubs to this driver and after some tinkering with the weights. Looking forward to sharing the raw data with you all.
    4 points
  40. My putting imploded the past few times I've practiced I went from only missing 1 or 2 to missing 4 or 5 per 20 putts. The crazy thing is it's less my Rossie and more my old trusty TA3. I am going to get an afternoon round one of the next two days so itll be interesting since I've been playing mostly morning rounds that have been quite damp.
    4 points
  41. I got 9 holes in today after leaving work early. The Odyssey performed well again as I'm finding it to be better suited for my game than my other putter. I had 17 total putts, 3 one putts, 2 three putts, and 4 two putts. I'm starting to dial in distance control on longer putts better, but still need to work on three putt avoidance. I had one that was 28 feet away that came up short by about 10 feet. Just to clear up, I had a two putt on 8 where I noticed I somehow managed to hit both the 2 and 3. For the round I gained .4 strokes against my putting handicap.
    4 points
  42. Hey y'all! I've updated with my final review, check it out and let me know what you think or if you have any questions. Super short version: I'm pretty nit-picky but I love messing around with it.
    4 points
  43. FullSizeRender.mov Here’s a video of me putting with the number 7 from behind 6 ft out. I’m really loving the lack of “ping” sound off the face vs. what sound I get with my Spider Mini. Heading up to Mclemore (if you haven’t heard of it, check it out https://www.themclemore.com) and they have some great greens, so I’m excited to get out there and see how the putter rolls.
    4 points
  44. I've played with the same Maxfli Tour ball for 2 rounds so far and the cover is unblemished even after I hit a birch tree full on with my 5i (circa 110mph ball speed). Good so far.
    4 points
  45. Ok, this week has been a lot of PuttOut practice for me. I was planning on going out yesterday because it's been rainy to see how the Odyssey performed in wet conditions, but when I got off work it was still raining. There are a few things on the PuttOut that are impressing me. 1. The feel of the Stroke Lab shaft. Odyssey say they have taken 40 grams of weight from the shaft and redistributed that weight to the head and grip in order to help smooth out your stroke, and I can honestly say I believe them. My putting motion over the last couple of weeks just feels buttery smooth. 2. The sound of the White Hot insert is pleasing to my ears. I've mentioned running a test with noise cancelling earphones and liking the feel of the Sabertooth better, but once you add sound to the mix the White Hot OG is miles ahead. I'll post up a video soon comparing them. 3. I'm seeing an improvement in the ability to hit my spots I'm aiming to. 4. Distance control. The past couple of nights at the end of my PuttOut practice I've hit putts with the intention of stopping the ball between each marker on the mat from the six foot mark. So for example, I'm trying to get the ball to die between 4 and 5 then moving to 5 and 6. Perfect control would take six total putts, I've done it in 8 and 9 tries. Right now from what I've seen on the course, the biggest negative I've seen is distance control on uphill lag putts. I've come up short once and ran one 10 feet past the hole in these situations. I'm going to play again this weekend and see how it goes.
    4 points
  46. You're right. Just pulled it out again in between meetings and it's the standard #7 neck not the #7s.
    4 points
  47. It's been a pretty icky weekend here with rain that started Wednesday night and is still coming down today. I took off work just to play golf and test and while I've gotten to do some PuttOut practice and play Wednesday, I'm going to call the weekend a bust. I got the 2 Ball out today to track perfect putts and take video to give you all an idea of how it sounds. As far as perfect putts go, it took me 7 at 1 foot, 20 at 2, 54 at 3, 2 at 4, 19 at 5, and 3 at 6. I tried 50 times at 3 feet before moving on to 4, then came back after finishing at 6 and went again until I got it. As far as sound goes, this putter sounds so good. While I mentioned feel was better with the Sabertooth, the 2 Ball has a much better sound. Untitled - Sequence 01 24.mp4
    4 points
  48. Agree might make for a good thread but I think the GC3 is about the sweet spot personally. Enough data to understand what is going on without getting the full data of a Quad or Trackman which could become too much. I just think for meaningful distance and understanding of your game spin is a must. Without getting on a Quad I would have no idea that I deliver a lot of dynamic loft and spin. I could guess but to quantify it had helped me change driver ball position to help this and know that a low spin/ loft jacked irons are not a problem. Distance is nice but tough to understand how you got there with the lesser models.
    3 points
  49. Yea I rolled the stroke lab version in Dicks and it was sweeter than cannon ball melon in July.
    3 points
  50. I bought a couple adapters from them and are putting them on other shafts I've picked up. Should be able to pick those up this week and maybe the shoulder will hold up for a range session this weekend.
    3 points
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