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TR1PTIK last won the day on September 30 2020

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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. I'd think you should be perfectly fine to go at it then. I do understand the hesitation coming from a full on cage though; that makes perfect sense!
  6. Are you worried about a ball going through the net or missing the net? I personally wouldn't worry about a ball going through, the net is constructed of quality materials and can easily stand up to my driver swings (~155 MPH avg. ball speed). If you're afraid a ball might fly astray and miss the net, I'd ask how close/far are you setup from the net when hitting? The design of the net allows you to setup really close to it (depending on your space) which greatly reduces the chance of a ball missing. If it is a concern though, you could always look into their side net attachments.
  7. I see Adam's point in this, but it negates the realities of the world and how businesses operate and every time Ryan brought this up Adam would just say "hire more people", "open more stores". It doesn't work that way. I think it's something that businesses could experiment with and ultimately find a workable solution for, but I don't believe it's as easy as Adam makes it sound. It's one thing to play around with this idea at a retail store that does more than fit golf clubs, it's a different thing entirely for businesses like TXG which exist explicitly for the purpose of fitting; they aren't looking to increase foot traffic in hopes of making a sale.
  8. Follow @revkev's review closely. He has a Rapsodo and has already shared some initial thoughts on this. As far as setup/teardown with this net, it is very fast and easy (if you skip the "roof" portion which is what Spornia's setup video on their site shows). Literally about one minute even if going straight from the bag. Teardown is just as easy, but tack on a little more time to put everything back in the bag.
  9. Got mine out today as well after a crazy week. Set it up on the back patio and took some video (which I'll share later). Theoretically, I have enough room for driver, but I don't feel comfortable with it. One minor change in my follow through and I'll break a club for sure. May have to play around with placement. For now, here's a pic of me with 7 iron.
  10. I think @RickyBobby_PR and @jlukes already have it covered, but I will second that the numbers you posted for 7 iron are really solid. Learning the knockdown certainly seems the way to go. You could also experiment with some different golf balls to see how they perform in windy conditions compared to your current gamer. Might help, might not, but the biggest difference will come from learning to control the trajectory via swing and club selection.
  11. Not the end of the world - a little duct tape for now will keep things together. lol
  12. I'll definitely be collecting some thoughts on this (already have a few). For starters, a hole has formed in the bottom of the carry bag (most likely due to bad stitching). Nonetheless, I would prefer to see the carry bag made from a canvas material like the bag for my old Rukket Haack Net. Also, not that much can be done about it, I would note the size of this net when folded up and placed in the bag; it's a bit larger (and heavier) than I would have expected. The upside of course is that it is fairly flat and would easily fit in all but the most compact of trunks if taking it somewhere in the car.
  13. Great news! My net came in!!! I went ahead and unpacked it and took a quick look to confirm the size. It is the full-size SPG-7 net! Unfortunately, I have no idea when it was delivered since the delivery drivers around here never seem to knock or ring the bell so I'll have to dive into testing sometime tomorrow. For now...
  14. They may not now, but as the governing bodies I could easily see how they could dictate course design to some degree. It's really no different than how they dictate equipment right now and would bring golf more in line with other sports. "If you want to hold a USGA/R&A sanctioned event, the course must be no more than X yards, use X grasses, etc., etc." I'll admit it's a highly improbable scenario, but I don't think it's something we could say with 100% certainty will never happen. All I'm really saying is that if they currently have control over how the game is played, and what equipment is used, then they can certainly extend that control to where the game can be played - at least as far as sanctioned events. What that scenario would end up creating is not unlike what we see elsewhere in sports and would really be worst case. Perhaps the biggest flex golf has on other sports is the ability for recreational players to play on many of the same venues with much of the same equipment as tour pros.
  15. That's a valid point, and I don't disagree. I think the ruling bodies are simply trying to control what they can and prevent the possibility of an arms race. Is it the best move? No, absolutely not IMHO. However, the alternative is that they begin to heavily regulate course design and setup and I don't think that's something we want either. In fact, I think we want that a whole lot less. I think the USGA & R&A ultimately have the right to try and lock things down where they stand, but should not do any sort of rollback. The real issue lies with the professional tours (not even all of them) and that's something they either need to accept, or start having serious conversations about with those tours.
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