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#1 JohnSmalls

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:36 AM

Hey guy, one of my best friends has been looking at buying an Optishot for at least a year now, and is getting ready to pull the trigger. Have you tried an Optishot or do you currently own one? Do you like it? What do you like or dislike about it? How is the durability?

If you could do it over would you buy it again or would you look at a different product?

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#2 GolfJunkie302

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:56 AM

Have not used one but have done quite a bit of research on simulators. Optishot is not going to be very accurate. If I remember correctly, it really only tracks the speed of the clubhead, and which direction it's pointing at impact. Something like SkyTrak is going to be far more accurate, but the price tag is also a little larger, plus you have to pay for a subscription to play real courses. IMO, save up for a SkyTrak. Superior overall.

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#3 TSauer

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:48 AM

Agree with GolfJunkie, my vote is for SkyTrak. I was just doing simulator research earlier today and I’ll quote this: “Optishot is a club tracker. Club trackers are less accurate than ball trackers, as they estimate what the ball is doing opposed to measuring what the ball is doing.”

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:18 AM

I like the optishot for keeping a swing grooved during the winter. I like to swing irons using foam balls at the simulated range. For the rest the results are too erratic but for irons it’s awesome.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

It’s more like a fun golf video game than a useful training aid.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

You’re going to have several forum members attending the PGA Show this week. Maybe request some comparison info re: simulators? Also, I think there is an older thread somewhere in the archives regarding a few of the differing companies.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Skytrak review - 

 

https://practical-go..._eid=59f496e276


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#8 HardcoreLooper

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:07 AM

It’s more like a fun golf video game than a useful training aid.


This.

I have one of these, and I rarely use it. My kids both play, and they rarely use it. Especially now that we have fairly ready access to a Trackman.
What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (14.5*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila Rogue Pro 75 ( S )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :cobra-small: Ultralight (Blue/Grey)
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#9 MattF

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

If you are seriously wanting to look into simulators, this forum is about the best around: http://forum.ottawag...Home-Simulators


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#10 golfergirl1

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:47 AM

we use  our Os a lot.  It's more for fun than true gold analysis.  the biggest frustration is that inaccuracy of the wedge game.  I have tweaked my club sets to try to match my stats and distances, adjusted the lighting and used clubs that show a good reflection, but it is very inconsistent around the greens, using a wedge...have to cross my fingers that it's even 50% accurate.  We make use of the "mulligan' option a lot because the readings can be off.  When it's up and running fairly consistently, it's a total blast and we play some fun course.  We use the Sporinia ret and a protector for display on the target net.  It's not too fancy, but t works great and it's fun.  I can spend some time taping my clubs and adjusting the light and maybe taping, but chances are, I'll play and use mulligans as a way to get my accuracy...putting is not too bad...I've upped my driving, so that's kind of fun.  


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#11 HardcoreLooper

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:24 AM

I'd take a good, hard look at the Flightscope Mevo instead.
What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (14.5*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila Rogue Pro 75 ( S )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :cobra-small: Ultralight (Blue/Grey)
Ball - :titelist-small: Pro V1/Pro V1x/Kirkland Signature
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#12 MWGolf23

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:59 PM

I've been close to pulling the trigger on OptiShot and held off. I want different information and quality to help improve. Dream would be a GCquad, but more realistic dream is SkyTrak and would prefer over Flightscope. Want to see my ball flight on a screen when indoors and I think SkyTrak would be a blast. Now just to convince my wife...


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#13 JohnSmalls

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:22 PM

I'd take a good, hard look at the Flightscope Mevo instead.

Those little things are sweet. One of these days I may have to justify buying one


In the lefty "really quiet" OGIO:

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​Driver:    :nike-small: Vapor Fly Pro 10.5*, Diamana Blueboard

Fairways: :nike-small: Vapor Fly, Diamana Blueboard 

Irons: :nike-small: Vapor Speed 4i-PW,  TT steel pool noodles

Wedges:  :ping-small: Glide 52*ss, 56*es, 60*ss

Rolling Pin:   :odyssey-small: White Ice Sabertooth

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The "90% air": Searching 

 

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#14 HardcoreLooper

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:37 AM

Those little things are sweet. One of these days I may have to justify buying one

 

If I didn't have fairly ready access to a Trackman, I'd have one by now.


What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (14.5*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila Rogue Pro 75 ( S )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :cobra-small: Ultralight (Blue/Grey)
Ball - :titelist-small: Pro V1/Pro V1x/Kirkland Signature
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#15 frackh

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

Might be late to the discussion here but I've used both.

Bought the Optishot 2, while it's useful to get your swing path grooved in, it wasn't too useful outside of that. I can't even say that the club head speed is accurate enough to be taken seriously and forget about ball speed & spin. Sold that off after buying the SkyTrak.

The Skytrak cost a bit more but well worth the price, especially during the winter months. But for the fraction of the cost of the GCQuad/GC2, it's perfectly slotted for the avid home user.

While it doesn't measure the club face impact or swing path, the ball speed & flight path is pretty accurate. You can add the SkyPro device to get decent club head speed reading.

 

I think if the Mevo can be integrated into a range software and/or the simulator software (i.e. TGC, JNPG) it might get significant market share of the home launch monitor market.






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