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Equipment Type: Hitting Net
Vendor: Spornia

TESTERS ANNOUNCED!

Testing and reviewing the Spornia hitting golf net will be:

We have a couple of veteran testers and a couple who will be doing their first reviews. Looking forward to following along with their tests!

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For the second year in a row, California-based Spornia claimed a spot on the podium in our annual Best Golf Practice Net Buyer’s Guide.

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In 2020, it was silver. This time around, gold.

We loved how easy the SPG-7 net was to set up and take down while maintaining a stable platform for both indoor/outdoor use. But hey, that’s just us.

Pandemic or no pandemic, at home golf practice gear continues to strike a chord with golfers.

Here’s a chance to find out for yourself.

We are looking for 4 testers, international included! To get signed up please use the Signup link top right --->
 

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Greetings to all. I would first like to say how grateful I am to MGS and Spornia for the opportunity to test this product as well as the forum community in general. I’m still pretty new around here and it’s very likely that you don’t know anything about me. My name is Rich, and I moved to California two years ago. I am originally from north Texas, went to Colorado for college, moved to Houston to take a swing at a Ph.D program that didn’t work. Eventually moved to Florida when my wife received a job opportunity out there, and then I moved us all the way to California when a job opportunity for me came up. This will be my first test so be gentle! These two take up the majority of my time outside of work. 

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As a random note, I’m a natural lefty, but I golf as if I am right-handed. I was a switch hitter in baseball and played tennis left-handed so for whatever reason the right-handed golf swing is more natural to me. I am a chemical engineer by day working as a process engineer for a company that manufactures citrus processing equipment. I work with a small group within the company in Technical Research and Development, so I apologize in advance for being a data and numbers guy.

I picked up golf in college because I took a part time job at the nearby Golfsmith, mainly to work in their tennis area as I was into tennis at that point. So much that I obtained Certified Stringer certification when I was 15 and later Master Racquet Technician around the age of 20. Being surrounded by all of the golf equipment and regularly fielding questions about golf, it piqued my interest in the game. I won’t lie, the added benefit of being able to make a little extra money based on Golfsmith’s commission scale was enticing for a college student. I worked there for about two and half years before graduating, doing a little bit of everything including fitting and a lot of club building.

Two of my managers were former teaching pros so I had access to quality advice for my quirky swing. I typically played once or twice a week for about 18 months before I moved away from Colorado. Since then, I have played much less frequently as I have some anxiety issues with heading to the course by myself. Until about 2 months ago, my clubs were hiding in the garage, completely unused for the past four years since my youngest was born. I’ve never held a true handicap, but I was typically shooting right around 90 back when I was playing consistently. In a typical round, I would have a few catastrophic holes and play fairly solid the rest of the time. I will be the first to admit that I have a fairly slow tempo with a smooth transition. I’m still working on getting my swing back to where I would like it, but currently I’m topping out around 100 MPH. I could always use a little more swing speed, and that is something I’m currently working on, but I am also looking into some lessons to straighten up my swing.

Due to family and work obligations, I’m lucky to get out to the range once a week, which is why I purchased a Callaway net and a Rapsodo MLM a few months ago to make it less inconvenient on everyone for me to practice. The Rapsodo is now gone because it was not a good fit for my use, and the net is already showing some signs of wear as well as being inconvenient from a portability standpoint. While it is technically portable, I don’t think anyone enjoys spending the time breaking one of those basic nets down into the 20 connector pieces and detaching the netting and packing it to move it, etc. I don’t want to, so I move it back and forth from the concrete patio out to the grass area in the back yard each time. I don't believe that I should be seeing this kind of damage from a 7-iron at a month of use. 
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I’m excited for the Spornia net as it looks to be much more portable and also much more convenient for indoor use. With my kids' stuff taking up so much space, I don’t have a ton of indoor space, but I have room in the garage to be able to use it for some feel type practice. The ceiling in my garage is too low for full swings at my height, but I could use the shorter wedge practice anyway. For this test, the main things I’m looking at are the convenience, portability, and durability. I want to be able to set it up and take it down each time without spending a lot of time, and I want to be able to move it from outside to inside and back again without significant hassle. I know for myself, if practice isn’t convenient, it’s hard to find time amongst the other obligations of the day.

With all of that out of the way, please feel free to ask any questions that may help to direct my testing for specific applications that may be helpful to you. What’s useful to me, may not be important to you and my overall hope is to provide information that can help the majority.

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Driver: Srixon Z565, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu
3 Wood: Snake Eyes Viper Tour, Aldila NV
Hybrids: Snake Eyes Viper Tour 18 and 24 deg, Aldila NV
Irons: Srixon I-701 5-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120
Wedges: Callaway X-Forged 50, 54, and 58, Nippon Modus3 Wedge 115
Putter: Yes! Marilyn

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Hey Spies, it’s TR1PTIK here for another member review!


ABOUT ME
For those who don’t know me, I’m a 34-year-old husband and father of two. I currently reside in Texas (DFW area), after 20 years of life in the Midwest, and started playing golf with my dad at the age of 10. However, I didn’t really take up the game in earnest until my mid-20’s.
What makes me love golf so much are the challenges it presents and how so often it reflects life on a greater scale; taking the good breaks with the bad ones and learning to grind out a positive result in less-than-ideal circumstances.

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ABOUT MY GAME
As of now, I’m a 10.3 handicap who plays once per week, but practices (in some form) almost daily. I’m completely obsessed with the game and trying to improve. I swing somewhere in the 105-110 MPH range which has always given me an advantage off the tee. Unfortunately, my accuracy has declined in the past year or two, but the upside is that my iron play and short game have received a nice boost.


HOW I PRACTICE
I previously owned a Rukket Haack Net and had space in my garage or the backyard to practice, but I sold it when we moved to Texas knowing we’d be in an apartment and I wouldn’t have anywhere to use it. Now that we are in a house again, I have space for full swings and will often practice without a ball to work on some changes I’ve been trying to make. I’m looking forward to being able to add a net and ball to the equation so I can get a better sense of how the changes are working at impact.

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HOW I WILL TEST
When it comes to practice nets, the main concerns I have are durability, ease of use, and ability to use all the clubs in my bag. Portability is also a factor since I like to take my clubs (or at least a club) with me when we travel.
As mentioned, I’ve previously used the Rukket Haack Net and had a cheap $75-$80 net I purchased off eBay before that. At $250, the Spornia SPG-7 will be the most expensive net I’ve used, and I expect it to best these other nets in pretty much every way.

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My plan for now is to hit as many balls as I can to test durability. I’ll also experiment with setup location to determine exactly how much space is required to use the net effectively and evaluate ease of use and portability. Finally, I will attempt to quantify the net’s effectiveness as a training aid. I am currently working on some swing changes but have struggled without the ability to hit balls at home or time to frequent the range. I am eager to put the net to work and see (via video analysis) if I can get the changes to take and improve my consistency on the course.


 

 

 

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Rev Kev's Introduction    Spornia Hitting Net Review 

I would like to thank the folks at Spornia and MGS for selecting me to be a part of this test.  Here's my pretest intro:

 

About me

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As my screen name suggests I'm the Senior Pastor of a Lutheran Church (LCMS) in St. Petersburg, FL.  I'm 64 (soon to be 65) with a wife and four children all but one out of the house, at the moment.  My wife, daughter and I enjoy going to baseball games and often arrange our summer vacations around trips to different ballparks.  Here we are this summer in Pittsburgh celebrating the 4th of July together.

 

My job keeps me busy under the best of times.  Since my church has a school the past two academic years have been extremely difficult due to COVID, lots of hours, a number of sick people, staff constantly due to quarantines.  My golf game has suffered because of it.  I'm hopeful that a hitting net will allow me to keep my game sharp despite not being able to get to the range.

 

About my game

My current FSGA handicap differential is 6.2.  It was below 1 around 10 years ago but had also climbing to as high as 10.1 not long after that due to a significant amount of weight gain and an illness.  Frankly, I came close to quitting at this time and it was only because of friends that I played what I would call social golf.

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Shedding pounds, working out some and over speed training has helped me get it back under control.  My driver swing speed is 95,  up from 84 when I was playing poorly.  I'm also currently taking lessons online.  Through these I've discovered that there is a good deal of practice that may take place at home without swinging a club.  My teacher changed my grip significantly, my posture a smidge and now has me working on using my core for the take away.  He's given me a drill that will work very well hitting balls into the net to get that move settled in.

 

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About my practice

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When I was playing my best golf I would play at least weekly, work on my long game once a week at the range (unless I played more than once) and have a couple of lunch break or after work sessions on the practice green at the local muni which is right around the corner from my church.  At home would only be over speed training of some sort.

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Lately I have been unable to maintain that schedule because of work and also an extremely wet and hot summer season.  As I write I'd love to be on the range and it's pouring out.  I did put in a good deal of practice after my first video lesson and am anxious to find time to do the same after the second one.  It was odd to play the day that I received that video analysis.  I've yet to be able to get to the range to really work on it.  

How I will test

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My back yard is functional, not beautiful.  It certainly does not have the type of grass that one would use to hit golf shots from.  I've purchased a driving range quality hitting mat complete with plastic tee for use with my net.  I'm hopeful that between it and my personal LM (I have both the swing caddie SC200 and Rapsodo) that I will be able to truly measure what my ball flight would be with the shots that I hit - at least some of them.  From experience on the range I know what launch angles and ball speeds will create the maximum carry distance with each club.  

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We recently purchased and assembled a nice little utility shed (the advantage of two adult sons close by home).  It has stood up well to a Florida summer that has included two tropical systems and lots of thunderstorms.  My mat is staying dry and I anticipate that the net will also.  I intend to try it in two flat outdoor spaces, heading from the shed to the side yard and also from the grill pictured above towards the shed.

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We also have a waterway behind our property and the back part of our yard slopes towards it.  I'm going to try the net on that portion of the yard.  This will allow me to test its portability, ease of set up, time of set up as well as functionality for working on side hill, down hill and uphill shots.  

 

While I live in Florida I did live in northern climates until the age of 50.  I've had a good deal of experience hitting into indoor nets including a winter where I played in an indoor golf league.  I found that this was extremely helpful for my on course partial shots.  Rather than trying to hit those by feel, I learned how far a shot where the clubhead traveled from knee to knee and waste to waste with several different clubs (it was the only way to execute chips and pitches on a simulator.)  I would love to recapture that skill!

 

We do have an indoor space that would be suitable for hitting shots into a net but unfortunately we are currently undergoing some remodeling and it needs to be used as a bedroom.  Accordingly I will need to leave the indoor portion of this test to my testing teammates.  Should you have any questions or anything further that you'd like to see tested don't hesitate to reach out and ask either now or as the testing takes place.  

 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Personal Life

 

My name is Ben Howell and I am 30 years old, living in Birmingham with my wife and two daughters. 

I love being outdoors and social (two great things about golf) and fun competition (again, great thing about golf).  I also love to travel and eat out whenever it is feasible. I work as a major account sales rep for Xerox

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 Golf

 

I started playing golf later in life. Growing up in a small town we did not have a golf course, and put most of my energy into baseball and football. I thought golf would be too slow and boring (wow was I wrong). Ended up playing college football at the University of Alabama which didn’t leave much time for anything else, but I did pick up golf sparingly. 
 

After college started playing golf more, but wasn’t till about 4 years ago that I really started getting more serious about it. I play an average of twice a month I would say now, and I’ve played more this year than any year previous. 
 

Just started keeping an official handicap this year, I am currently at a 10.5. I also got my first two lessons ever this August, which makes me very excited for this specific testing opportunity! Weakness of my game is approach shots and pitches. 

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Goals for this test

 

Personally do not do much practicing at home besides some chipping. Would like to see how much my technique in my lessons can be engrained from using this net. 

I do not have any sort of trackman type application with this, so interested to see how no ball flight response affects training. 

Would like to test this outside in my yard vs inside my garage. 

Would like to test durability vs real golf balls and with different clubs, especially woods. 

Personal golf goals are to get to hitting 55% GIR or greater on a consistent basis, currently at about 25%. 

 

 

If there is anything you would like to see tested or are curious about this product, please let me know. I am very excited to test this out, especially in this learning stage of my golf life! 

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7 minutes ago, revkev said:

Remember that I'm strictly the outdoor guy so any Net questions about that part of the test?  Let me know and I will either try and answer or check it out in Tuesday's session.  I didn't measure anything but I had no trouble hitting gap wedge today.  Still plenty of room to hit less club and not worry about going over the top.

Thats good to hear. I have definitely hit one or two 9-irons and pitching wedges over my Callaway net, luckily no cars were driving down the street behind my house at the time. Or at least I didn't hear any resulting damage. I wouldn't even dare to hit any of my Callaway wedges at that net. Good news, FedEx found my net and it's sitting at home for when I get out of work today. 

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13 hours ago, RichL85 said:

Thats good to hear. I have definitely hit one or two 9-irons and pitching wedges over my Callaway net, luckily no cars were driving down the street behind my house at the time. Or at least I didn't hear any resulting damage. I wouldn't even dare to hit any of my Callaway wedges at that net. Good news, FedEx found my net and it's sitting at home for when I get out of work today. 

Fortunately I have mine positioned in such a way that I couldn’t hit anything other than trees or water.

 

Wedge was consistently hitting the top part of the target. 
 

What do you launch your wedges at? 
 

Most of us launch our wedges way too high. 
 

@Twin - I’ve never owned a net before but have certainly used them a lot when I lived in Wisconsin and Indiana. Those were commercial nets of course.
 

I prefer my personal Spornia. It’s a comfortable size, you don’t feel as if you are going to miss it. The ball always comes right back to you. After a few shots with shag bag balls I switched to one of my used gamers from my bag. The target is clear and at the right height for most shots. 
 

probably the biggest thing to test is longevity and we won’t be able to do that. I would imagine that’s a huge attribute that sets these nets apart. 

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1 hour ago, revkev said:

Fortunately I have mine positioned in such a way that I couldn’t hit anything other than trees or water.

 

Wedge was consistently hitting the top part of the target. 
 

What do you launch your wedges at? 
 

Most of us launch our wedges way too high. 
 

@Twin - I’ve never owned a net before but have certainly used them a lot when I lived in Wisconsin and Indiana. Those were commercial nets of course.
 

I prefer my personal Spornia. It’s a comfortable size, you don’t feel as if you are going to miss it. The ball always comes right back to you. After a few shots with shag bag balls I switched to one of my used gamers from my bag. The target is clear and at the right height for most shots. 
 

probably the biggest thing to test is longevity and we won’t be able to do that. I would imagine that’s a huge attribute that sets these nets apart. 

Last year I put up a net in a room behind my garage.  Hitting lots of wedges will soon tear up a basic net.  I ordered the Spornia sheet to place in front of the net, and it's great.  Starting to show some wear, so I think I'll order a replacement ($40) just in case I need a replacement this winter.

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On 10/21/2021 at 7:36 PM, Thin2win said:

From a real practical side, what would make this bet better or worse? 

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.

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Definitely received the full size, and it is a solid size for semi-permanent setup. I have my initial thoughts on the portability of the net. As you can see, it is pretty compact when folded up, and very nice when setup.20211023_173347.jpg.20dabd68360e68d21a84f94873277f44.jpg

I know I mentioned some indoor testing and I will do that, but as you can tell full swings just won't be possible in this garage. It will work well for feel purposes for wedges. 

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On 10/22/2021 at 9:10 PM, TR1PTIK said:

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.

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First off, I'm glad to see all our testers getting their nets and putting them to use.

I'm really surprised by the carry bag getting a hole in it already, it does look like bad stitching. Mine's held up the last year and I'm sure yours is an anomaly. It does suck and I hate you're having to deal with it. 

The only problem I've had is a hole developed in the channel for the roof. I think I'm to blame for that one, not taking care when putting the poles in causing them to wear a spot out. 

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14 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I'm really surprised by the carry bag getting a hole in it already, it does look like bad stitching. Mine's held up the last year and I'm sure yours is an anomaly. It does suck and I hate you're having to deal with it. 

Not the end of the world - a little duct tape for now will keep things together. lol

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Guys, got home today and I was correct, the net is here! Solid packaging and super easy to open/setup.822D0E5C-5002-48DF-942D-4E58D489F779.jpeg.c9c694caa19f9bb74f88ece06dd6dd0f.jpeg Tear down was a little tougher but seems like this is made more for a semi permanent setup.  First impression this seems really durable especially where the ball is hit. 6F99E1D2-83FA-4DDC-B359-9083B3850F10.jpeg.5226425c12ad615a1e66a4c9e2fd8c19.jpeg


 

Of course I will give much more info/pictures in the review but wanted to give a sneak preview! Hoping to try indoor testing as well! 

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Got to use this bad boy some more today (with a little helper too) and I used it inside since it’s raining today. Tried it in my basement first: C2F1430D-2CA9-41FD-B8E7-6CD514D40B8D.jpeg.4dee666b578c24503767dfa6a90073db.jpeg

 

Only issue there is not enough room for a full swing. So I put it in my garage and for irons I can swing freely: 

My little helper then got confused with the sport I am practicing… 

 

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10 hours ago, Ben_Howell34 said:

Got to use this bad boy some more today

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.

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do you think that this could be used with a radar-based launch monitor like the rapsodo? 

I had a 10ftx10ftx10ft hitting cage, but with the most severe weather i have seen the steel frame failed. I thought about taking it down but it takes a long time. 

I really like how easy this looks to set up and take down, but wondering if there is enough space to hit into without going too far back for a MLM. 

Thanks for the reviews all.

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5 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

do you think that this could be used with a radar-based launch monitor like the rapsodo? 

I had a 10ftx10ftx10ft hitting cage, but with the most severe weather i have seen the steel frame failed. I thought about taking it down but it takes a long time. 

I really like how easy this looks to set up and take down, but wondering if there is enough space to hit into without going too far back for a MLM. 

Thanks for the reviews all.

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.

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10 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

do you think that this could be used with a radar-based launch monitor like the rapsodo? 

I had a 10ftx10ftx10ft hitting cage, but with the most severe weather i have seen the steel frame failed. I thought about taking it down but it takes a long time. 

I really like how easy this looks to set up and take down, but wondering if there is enough space to hit into without going too far back for a MLM. 

Thanks for the reviews all.

After some adjustment of positioning both of the monitor and the hitting area behind the net I’ve found that my rapsodo does a very good job of picking up launch angle and ball speed.  Since it doesn’t measure spin rates it doesn’t catch curvature. 
 

As a side note I’ve learned that there’s about a 3 mph difference in SS with driver when I tee it up off the ground vs the mat. It just shows that I use the ground when I swing. 

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10 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

do you think that this could be used with a radar-based launch monitor like the rapsodo? 

I had a 10ftx10ftx10ft hitting cage, but with the most severe weather i have seen the steel frame failed. I thought about taking it down but it takes a long time. 

I really like how easy this looks to set up and take down, but wondering if there is enough space to hit into without going too far back for a MLM. 

Thanks for the reviews all.

I don't have the Rapsodo anymore, but it works fine with a PRGR monitor. I actually have the net closer to me than Tr1ptik and it hasn't been an issue. I would refer to my fellow tester on the Rapsodo, but I don't see any initial reason that it wouldn't work unless the background is too "busy". Since the majority of the hitting area is solid black I suspect it would work fine, as well as the Rapsodo net mode works anyway.

In terms of taking it up and down, it's quick, surprisingly quick really. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the "roof" section from a portability aspect. I honestly spend longer on that roof section than I do the entire remainder of the process. If you have ever had one of those sun visors that you fold and kind of twist into a circle for storage, the net is basically the same mechanism for folding. For the most part, I have only been removing the side poles, and storing it flat with the roof section pole still in. 

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Thanks everyone - i ended up pulling the trigger and buying one, so here is hoping it works well!

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7 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

Thanks everyone - i ended up pulling the trigger and buying one, so here is hoping it works well!

I showed some pictures to a buddy whom I played with yesterday. We had played together two weeks prior and he asked how I could be hitting the ball so well if I hadn’t been on the course or range since the.

 

He’s ordering one. 🙂

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Just had a quick hit of mine after it was delivered today. I was pretty tentative at the start, only really going after an 8 and down full. 

 

I used my rapsodo and the numbers seemed pretty decent. I didnt set it up all that cautiously, and was just swinging in slides but i am pretty happy. 

 

How long did it take all of you to get comfortable swinging properly? I dont think I would ever be 100% comfortable with a driver.

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10 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

Just had a quick hit of mine after it was delivered today. I was pretty tentative at the start, only really going after an 8 and down full. 

 

I used my rapsodo and the numbers seemed pretty decent. I didnt set it up all that cautiously, and was just swinging in slides but i am pretty happy. 

 

How long did it take all of you to get comfortable swinging properly? I dont think I would ever be 100% comfortable with a driver.

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.

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10 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

Just had a quick hit of mine after it was delivered today. I was pretty tentative at the start, only really going after an 8 and down full. 

 

I used my rapsodo and the numbers seemed pretty decent. I didnt set it up all that cautiously, and was just swinging in slides but i am pretty happy. 

 

How long did it take all of you to get comfortable swinging properly? I dont think I would ever be 100% comfortable with a driver.

It took me about 10 swings - but I'm outside with a fence behind the net and trees to the right - there's no way I could hit anything of significance from where my net is positioned even if I tried.  I have not come close to missing the net yet.

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I'm set up pretty close. Basically my mat is up against the front of the net, which gives it probably 6-7 feet to the net. I will admit to hitting a few errant shots that have hit the right edge of the net. It makes a loud noise when it hits the support inside, but no real risk of missing the net. Behind my house is a street and a high school, so I'm definitely not trying to miss anything over the fence. It's not always easy to concentrate with a 4 year old asking you 2000 questions so a few have gone right on me. I could see it potentially being more of an issue on the 5 foot version with very errant shots, but I believe we all received the 7 foot net. 

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Yeah I did pick up the side net attachment and have one on the right hand side just in case. I think it is more getting used to the space you have coming from a cage. I will hopefully be able to have another go in the next few days. I have a 5ft x 5ft hitting mat to that I put right up against it on the 2nd time round yesterday.

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19 hours ago, amwolf90 said:

Yeah I did pick up the side net attachment and have one on the right hand side just in case. I think it is more getting used to the space you have coming from a cage. I will hopefully be able to have another go in the next few days. I have a 5ft x 5ft hitting mat to that I put right up against it on the 2nd time round yesterday.

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!

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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.  

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Thanks guys for the opportunity to test out cool stuff each week! Hopefully one day I can have the chance to review something. I'm an avid golfer and love all things golf. I could write a novel on any of these items! Lol!

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I've got the perfect set up to test this out.  I have a detached garage where I have a existing hitting net with my own launch monitor.  I also have a large backyard where I could take it and try it there too.  This would be a great way to test out this new net.

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I am looking for an alternative to my current net setup. I have the Izzo Big Mouth, it works well but it takes too long to setup and tear down.  It simply takes away from the time I have available to practice.  Therefore, I am  going to upgrade so I don’t spend so much time on setup and tear down.  I just need to know what the best setup is. I would really like to give this a go.

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The timing for this couldn't be more perfect as I am currently looking for a net and mat to use for year round practice at home, and to keep the swing going through the winter months. Even if I am not selected as a reviewer, I look forward to the feedback that others will provide! I'll likely end up with a new Spornia net one way or another. Lol.

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Would love to give this a go, both in the garage and outside.  Would be great for me and the girls.

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My new irons won't arrive until fall, so I'm going to need to get a home setup going so that they don't have to sit in the basement for the entire Chicago winter! Hope this net can hold up.

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Would love the opportunity to test a net.

Coach a few kids that would get a lot of use along with my self 

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That would be the best thing to help my game, beings it needs a lot. Just saying

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Would love to try it and use it.  Have been using a re-purposed soccer goal and hand me down net but want to up-level this for the cold season with  better new and MLM.   Thanks for the opportunity.   

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love to be involved in this... looking forward to a new net for the new Garmin R10 coming out! thanks guys for the chance. good luck everyone!

 

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This awesome - having the chance to test something so highly rated is great!

I definitely need more practice in my life and this would be a great route to doing so!

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Must need piece of equipment, here in Jacksonville it's been raining twice a day which is hindering my practice. If I had this I can practice under my shed or in driveway between storms. Thanks keep it on the Short stuff.

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This would be perfect i am teaching my 5 year old son. This would work great in my yard for him and i.

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My driving range is currently in use with a corn crop. This net would really be handy when the farm crop devours the driving range.

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Just set up a practice area in my back yard this summer. Purchased a hitting net, but it has not fared too well. Would love to try the Spornia most wanted net!

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this would be great to test in my garage setup. I am using foam balls now and they shoot all over the place. I could also use this for driver practice then in my park. win win

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Get out of my head MGS.  I've been looking for a driving net al day today. Log in here, and there it is, a chance to test one

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Appreciate the opportunity. Just cleared a corner of my yard that I intend to put a net in. This looks prefect. Just got a set of new sub 70s to try this with!

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