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hellrung do you still use the orange whip? I’d love to know if it’s stood the test of time.

The OW is an indispensable part of my routine before I play.


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I bought an Orange Whip training aid at the recommendation of a friend who is a former college golf coach.  He recommended it for any golfer that has trouble getting to the range on a daily basis.  I

Is it weird that I read it like "orange hwhip"?     Great review though. You gave all the information I would care about in a training aid review. Data wouldn't mean anything to me as it could be

There are some differences, so it will likely come down to what you really want it for. Yes, the OW is twice the price. The OW shaft is more flexible than the Skilz; the Skilz flexes cl

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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16 hours ago, Rickp said:

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Still in the plastic .. hmmm... 😉 

Good luck with it - said it before but I'll say it again: lovin mine and get a lotta use out of it!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Still in the plastic .. hmmm...  
Good luck with it - said it before but I'll say it again: lovin mine and get a lotta use out of it!

Just around the Orange Ball. Didn’t realize it was still on until this morning when I used it 1st time.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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38 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Still in the plastic .. hmmm... 😉 

Good luck with it - said it before but I'll say it again: lovin mine and get a lotta use out of it!

Same here.  It's a great training aid for tempo purposes, and a great way to warm-up. 

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS3 3 & 4H, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM7 54 S Grind, 58 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B 

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Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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Warmed up w OW B4 this morning round. I’m not trying to set any records here but I think this may have promise. After a short warmup using the “exercises” shown on OG website I was definitely warmed up better than usual, Unfortunately didn’t relate to any on course heroics.
Plastic has been removed, don’t need all that extra weight



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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Warmed up w OW B4 this morning round. I’m not trying to set any records here but I think this may have promise. After a short warmup using the “exercises” shown on OG website I was definitely warmed up better than usual, Unfortunately didn’t relate to any on course heroics.
Plastic has been removed, don’t need all that extra weight



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Both my wife and I use it as a warm up. The more we use it the more we like it.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I won an OW a couple years ago and I mostly keep it at the office to keep my swing grooved and loose during the work week. I don't do too many website drills but focus mainly on tempo and also swinging as hard as I can. 

 

I hate the range so this does a suitable job. It's great for tempo, but the weight and flex also helps promote lag and helps strengthen your forearms and hands to flip through impact. It also helps you avoid casting or going over top. 

 

I'm a fan!

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:honma: 💣Driver: Honma TR20 440 8.5° w/ Vizard FP-7X SHAFT - REVIEW POSTED 💣

:adams-small:3 Wood:  Adams TightLies Titanium 3+  - Shaft Bassara E55 x5ct

:taylormade-small:Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 2.  16.5°-  Stock Shaft- Stiff

image.png.5094bf65d200d3ff7ef5ed059993dfb4.png Irons: SUB70 639 CB 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 120 X-STIFF

:mizuno-small::cleveland-small:Wedges: GW: SUB70 Raw 48° Mizuno Mp series 52 SW: Cleveland RTX 2.0  56° LW: Mizuno JPX 900 60°

:odyssey-small:Putter: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth- Superstroke Slim 3.0 grip

:taylormade-small:Bag: Taylormade FlexTech Lifestyle Carry bag- Houndstooth

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Its pretty remarkable the amount of attention this post has generated.  I'm glad I was able to provide some insight.  To the question as to whether I still use the OW, I ended up "lending" it to a buddy and it still lives in his garage lol.  Still think of it as a solid golf training aid though.  :-)

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What's in the Bag:

 

Driver - Titleist TS2 11.5, Diamana 70 Stiff Flex

FW - Callaway Razr X 3 Wood

Rescue - Taylormade Rocketballz 4 Rescue

Irons - Callaway Apex CF19, Nippon S. Pro 1050 GH, Stiff Flex

Wedges - Titleist Vokey S4 48, 52, 56, and 60

Putter - Odyssey OWorks Marxman

 

 

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I think all of us in this site are golf true believers. Before I go out and spend $109 I was just looking to see if this was one of those devices that makes it past 1 season in my bag or my warm up routine. There is no magic bullet. But I’m like most golfers who gets 15-20 min before my round to warm up and sometimes it’s checking in and hitting the course immediately. 

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Cobra Hybrid

Hogan Irons
HiToe Wedges

Spider Putter

Snell MTBX golf balls 

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I bought this and really like it but I mostly use it to stretch my lower back out before my round and it definitely helps 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway Wood 5  :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:ping-small:  4 G Crossover

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:Arccos: All clubs use Arccos 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

 

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I’ve only had OW for a few days and see some benefit. Most courses don’t have a range to warm up only a couple of nets.
Using this B4 play definitely loosens up my back, shoulders, etc. and gets me warmed up.
I think this will be a keeper.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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2 hours ago, Gsi10561 said:

I think all of us in this site are golf true believers. Before I go out and spend $109 I was just looking to see if this was one of those devices that makes it past 1 season in my bag or my warm up routine. There is no magic bullet. But I’m like most golfers who gets 15-20 min before my round to warm up and sometimes it’s checking in and hitting the course immediately. 

I'm on second season and the OW is integral to my warm-up and I have used it a ton over the winter for flexibility and tempo.

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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The Orange Whip resides in my living room (I have cathedral celings). I use it a few times a week. It has helped my swing path and tempo. I can honestly say that my average scoring was in the high 70's and now I'm consistently in the lower 70's and two rounds in the high 60's. The only change I made was the OW and a Ping G400 Driver in my bag. 

Would buy it again.

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:cleveland-small: Wedges, CBX 56* & 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I got mine at Christmas and I love it. It helped me stay limber throughout the winter and I've been using it a lot given local ranges were closed until recently. My first range session went far better than I expected it to after the long layoff and I definitely attribute that to the OW. The first scoring round... eh that didn't go so well but I'm not blaming the OW for me being a bonehead LOL. 

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:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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On 1/3/2019 at 10:00 AM, cksurfdude said:

...In fact, I like the Orange Whip so much I'm going to add the "Compact" version.

Can you share some of your experience with the compact version? I want to find something I can use indoors (I have double-height living room ceilings, but not a lot of horizontal space) and have fun with through the Seattle winters (when it just isn't fun to go train outside that much).

If the trade off in ability to feel the pace and rhythm of the swing is seriously lacking in the compact version, I'll have to go with the full size... but if it's close, I think I can find space for the compact more easily. :-)

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just grabbed an OW on Mercari for $75.  should be here at the end of the week.  i'm looking forward to it since i don't always get to the course early enough to hit a small bucket before my round.  i hate feeling tight at the first tee box.  i'll come back and share my experiences

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On 8/5/2020 at 4:51 PM, mashume said:

Can you share some of your experience with the compact version? I want to find something I can use indoors (I have double-height living room ceilings, but not a lot of horizontal space) and have fun with through the Seattle winters (when it just isn't fun to go train outside that much).

If the trade off in ability to feel the pace and rhythm of the swing is seriously lacking in the compact version, I'll have to go with the full size... but if it's close, I think I can find space for the compact more easily. 🙂

Hey, sorry this reply is delayed just saw the post......

Briefly the Compact .. yes, can allow you to swing indoors .. but is more oriented towards simulating an iron swing vs a longer full swing like with a driver. I feel it's a great companion to the full length OW Trainer, and I use mine a lot as I'm currently focusing on improving my iron game.

The Compact has the same construction and materials so it looks and reacts similarly to the longer trainer, and it can definitely help you work on tempo, timing, balance, positions/movements, etc. .. just, again, in a shorter swing arc vs a driver/wood type swing.

But if it's that or nothing I'd say go for it!!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

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I have had the OW for 5 years. I mainly use it as other on here...to warm up.

 

I have noticed those first few swings after putting the OW down are just incredible. I can feel myself compressing the ball, lag, the club feels so whippy and on my simulator I can see the results, much improved...but then it slowly goes away after a few swings. So I grab the OW and take 5 swings, put it down and take a few real swings and same thing. But then the feeing goes away...

 

Would you attribute this to tempo? Does the OW force me to swing with a certain tempo and then it just “wears off” after a few swings? I would love to  “ingrain” that swing feeling of those first few swings after the OW.

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Just wanted to update here...

 

I tried something different today on my simulator. After warming up....I took 8-10 swings with the Orange Whip. Then I slowly hit 5, 9 irons....then I took 8-10 swings with the OW...then I slowly hit 5 8 irons....I did this all the way through the bag, minus Driver...I have other issues there. No extra swings, nice and controlled, focusing on tempo and having same swing as with the OW....the results were incredible.
 

I play to an 8.4 index so have a pretty good idea of what a good swing should feel like. With my simulator I can see the results as well and it was just amazing to me. I would guess I was hitting close to a 3-4 index. Everything compressed and straight, 8-10% further in distance...and I felt so controlled and like I was swinging at 80%.
 

So I know the OW can get my swing in the “ideal zone” for 4-5 swings after using it. The question is...can that feeling last? I’m sure if I took 10 swings I would start to “lose the feeling” as in the past. So how do I ingrain this feeling permanently?

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