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I'm the opposite, my numbers transfer to the course almost too well. My red stick is usually around 112-115mph on any given night but on Trackman my driver speed was 104mph when I was swinging within myself and nearly 110mph when I was going flat out (and making terrible contact with the ball).

Last night I could only get the green one up to 124mph and I felt like I was swinging out of my shoes. I'd have thought your driver swing speed should be at least 115mph with those numbers.

I've read the whole Epic Flash driver thread now (I had an amazing session with one and wanted to see how others got on. Booked in again on Tuesday at a separate place to confirm the numbers) and I noticed our distances are roughly the same but with those superspeed readings you should be 20 yards past me.

 

The one thing to keep in mind is that all launch monitors are different and process speed readings differently so just because one device says one thing it may not translate to another device. Meaning the SSR radar probably won’t read the same as a trackman. You can also find some percentages in the thread of estimates on how actual driver speed compares to each color superspeed stick.

 

I am consistently in the 125 range with green on SSR. When swinging driver on the SSR I hit 114 on average. At the gc quad at MGS i have hit 114 but generally average around 110 when swinging well. I can also have days where I top out in the low 100s on gc quad.

 

I know I am hitting the ball longer based on where my ball is ending up on the course and where I am versus people I regularly play with. I’ve been slack the past couple of weeks and haven’t done the protocols and I also need to go to the range to work on which ASD protocols I may need to add.

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54 minutes ago, cnosil said:

 

The one thing to keep in mind is that all launch monitors are different and process speed readings differently so just because one device says one thing it may not translate to another device. Meaning the SSR radar probably won’t read the same as a trackman. You can also find some percentages in the thread of estimates on how actual driver speed compares to each color superspeed stick.

I am consistently in the 125 range with green on SSR. When swinging driver on the SSR I hit 114 on average. At the gc quad at MGS i have hit 114 but generally average around 110 when swinging well. I can also have days where I top out in the low 100s on gc quad.

I know I am hitting the ball longer based on where my ball is ending up on the course and where I am versus people I regularly play with. I’ve been slack the past couple of weeks and haven’t done the protocols and I also need to go to the range to work on which ASD protocols I may need to add.

Oh, I totally understand. On the swing speed radar without a ball I can get my driver up to 118mph just going for broke and at the range I'm usually 108mph or 109mph when hitting balls with it. 3 wood is 104mph and 3 hybrid is 100mph on the radar when hitting balls.

I'm the same as you, I'm obviously hitting the ball way further than I used to. Garmin Connect is now telling me I'm averaging 260 yards off the tee with my driver in my last 10 rounds, before SuperSpeed I think it was at 242 yards.

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So I was on the range with 20 something guy who is getting back into golf after a failed run as a pro - he went to Florida on a full ride. So he has some game.

I’m happy to report that he and I were both hitting 7 the same distance. He promised not to tell anyone that one of us was hitting 7 iron and the other, 7 wood.

I won’t tell you who was who but I was getting my 7 out by the blue, 200 yard flag. :)


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@revkev That poor kid. I'm sure you told him he can hit as far as you do someday. 😁

Leaving on a family trip tomorrow. Going to catch the SuperSpeed Workshop next weekend on the way back. Tomorrow would be my last day of week 3 for protocol 1. I think I might just skip out on it and go into the workshop fresh and a week removed from anything. I've been having some pain in my left hand around the base of my thumb/between my thumb and index finger all week. So probably better off giving that time to get better, too. 

As for updates on protocol 1, week 3: Not really any change the 2 days this week. My driver was actually slower on average at 94mph. Stick swings were all around the same, but slightly better for the most part. Green bests were 121 and 120 right handed, 107 and 109 lefty. Blue bests were 115(tied my best ever) and 112 righty, 103 and 100 lefty. Red bests were 106 and 107 righty, 97 and 96 lefty. 

Almost forgot, I weighed my speed sticks and driver. My driver is 318g, green stick 263g, blue stick 300g, and red stick 339g. So my sticks are actually 17.3% lighter, 5.7% lighter and 6.6% heavier than my driver. I remember reading someone else here weighing theirs and got curious.

Anyway, have a good week guys.

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[mention=16651]revkev[/mention] That poor kid. I'm sure you told him he can hit as far as you do someday. 
Leaving on a family trip tomorrow. Going to catch the SuperSpeed Workshop next weekend on the way back. Tomorrow would be my last day of week 3 for protocol 1. I think I might just skip out on it and go into the workshop fresh and a week removed from anything. I've been having some pain in my left hand around the base of my thumb/between my thumb and index finger all week. So probably better off giving that time to get better, too. 
As for updates on protocol 1, week 3: Not really any change the 2 days this week. My driver was actually slower on average at 94mph. Stick swings were all around the same, but slightly better for the most part. Green bests were 121 and 120 right handed, 107 and 109 lefty. Blue bests were 115(tied my best ever) and 112 righty, 103 and 100 lefty. Red bests were 106 and 107 righty, 97 and 96 lefty. 
Almost forgot, I weighed my speed sticks and driver. My driver is 318g, green stick 263g, blue stick 300g, and red stick 339g. So my sticks are actually 17.3% lighter, 5.7% lighter and 6.6% heavier than my driver. I remember reading someone else here weighing theirs and got curious.
Anyway, have a good week guys.


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Sorry for not posting back for a while. I stopped doing the Superspeed program. I'll probably pick it back up later on, but the wrist/hand pain wasn't worth it. I was actually going backwards speed-wise, and I was hitting some really bad shots all over the clubface on top of that. I think until I'm fully healed up for a while and rediscover a good strike pattern, more speed wouldn't help me.

I did go to the workshop and it was interesting. I wouldn't say a lot of it was groundbreaking for today's information, but there were good speakers and good exercises. We did different movements to determine range of movement and balance and went over corrective exercises to improve those. We were given a goodie bag at the start with a booklet inside that has all of the protocols and how to do them, the movement tests and corrective exercises, along with a lot of other information that we went over at the workshop. The Boditrak pressure mat and K-Vest were cool. There were speakers that use those and we had the opportunity to try those out. I was a bit disappointed there wasn't more of a focus put on trying those things and getting some instruction from it. I understand that wasn't the point, but it would've been better to put time aside for those things to be a bigger part of the workshop in my opinion. Instead, we had to kind of test those things out on our own time, so to speak. I got to use the Boditrak at the end of day 1 and used the K-Vest during lunch of day 2. 

The most impressive part of the workshop was when we did the level 1 protocol the first day. There was a young guy that swung the green stick 168mph. He got the blue one around 160 and the red one 150+. That was impressive to watch. He kept trying to see how high he could get. They ended up giving him the lightest long driver version stick and he got that one up to 176mph. 

Quick snippet that Mike from Superspeed gave was they were looking into hitting balls between reps while doing the training. I didn't catch the context of if it was something they are testing for the future or if it's something they tested before and haven't figured out how to make it work yet. 

Altogether, it was a good experience. Sorry for the late post, hope you guys are well.

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Thanks for the update - it sounds like a great experience.


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Been a while since I posted an update, but with the new baby and busy season at work I haven’t been able to keep up with my sessions.

I try to sneak down to simulator in the office gym to keep my swing fresh, but mostly just hit irons they have there.

I’m working from home today so I decided to go out and take some swings with my driver and see if I’ve retained or lost any speed since starting....

VERY happy to report I actually set a new personal best swinging with my own driver!

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That’s 12 MPH faster swinging my own driver than when I started the program. I NEED to keep this away from my friends. I have been enjoying being past them off the tee all year.

Now to just get back on track with my sessions over the fall/winter I know I’ll be set to start out hot in the spring, with maybe another little increase to my speed!




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Been a while since I posted an update, but with the new baby and busy season at work I haven’t been able to keep up with my sessions.

I try to sneak down to simulator in the office gym to keep my swing fresh, but mostly just hit irons they have there.

I’m working from home today so I decided to go out and take some swings with my driver and see if I’ve retained or lost any speed since starting....

VERY happy to report I actually set a new personal best swinging with my own driver!

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That’s 12 MPH faster swinging my own driver than when I started the program. I NEED to keep this away from my friends. I have been enjoying being past them off the tee all year.

Now to just get back on track with my sessions over the fall/winter I know I’ll be set to start out hot in the spring, with maybe another little increase to my speed!




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Great job - very similar to my albeit mine were at slower SSs.

Just out of curiosity I’m sure your friends have noticed the increased distance - mine did as has my teacher. Has anyone started doing the workouts because of your results?


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Congrats to you B. Boston, that is so cool!

 

@revkev My "wheels" have been turning and thinking of adding some exercise and lifting (moderate) to my off season and superspeed training.  I've got a Flightscope Mevo now, newly acquired, and want to use it to track progress this year on course and range in lieu of the swing speed radar.

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Great job - very similar to my albeit mine were at slower SSs.

Just out of curiosity I’m sure your friends have noticed the increased distance - mine did as has my teacher. Has anyone started doing the workouts because of your results?


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I’ve tried to convince my dad to do it, as he has lost considerable distance over the past few seasons, partly due to an injury, but mostly due to feeling like he will hurt himself if he swings too hard. He is a painter/handyman for a living so if he blows out his shoulder now he’s out of work.

My friends I’m still not sure if they realize I’ve done started the program or just think I’m “swinging better.” One of my friends has always been right next to me off the tee and I must have harassed him all year and he kept blaming his equipment or that swing.

I think I’m going to have to post something to Instagram or Facebook for them to see my before and after speeds, then maybe they’ll get it.


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I should add I finally got my dad to like using the skillz stick/orange whip to loosen up his old muscles! So maybe if he wants something to do over the winter...


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1 hour ago, Trial&Error said:

Congrats to you B. Boston, that is so cool!

 

@revkev My "wheels" have been turning and thinking of adding some exercise and lifting (moderate) to my off season and superspeed training.  I've got a Flightscope Mevo now, newly acquired, and want to use it to track progress this year on course and range in lieu of the swing speed radar.

Nice - a suggestion and request for you.

Here's the suggestion:  The folks at SuperSpeed are extremely responsive.  You might reach out to them to see if they have a recommended workout routine as an addition to their training.  I'd be curious to learn about that myself.

 

Here's the request:  Please give us an unofficial review of Mevo after you've used it a few times.  I enjoy my Swing Caddy and have gotten great use out of it but it has some weaknesses.  Certainly its total yardages for driver are not always accurate although I think the carry yardages and ball speeds are pretty much spot on.  I've had any number of times where I and my one son were playing and said that his drive was longer than mine only to get out to the balls and find that mine was 5 yards past his.  It clearly prefers a lower launch with driver and he launches it lower than I do.  I can't get an accurate reading with my fairway woods - as it is they are so "jacked" that I need to call my 5 wood, 4 wood, 7 wood, 5 wood and 9 wood, 7 wood to fit the lofts in its menu but the reads remain inflated. 

 

I'd like to know about Mevo and especially how easy it is to use and how accurate you think the spin rate feature is. 

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9 hours ago, revkev said:

Nice - a suggestion and request for you.

Here's the suggestion:  The folks at SuperSpeed are extremely responsive.  You might reach out to them to see if they have a recommended workout routine as an addition to their training.  I'd be curious to learn about that myself.

 

Here's the request:  Please give us an unofficial review of Mevo after you've used it a few times.  I enjoy my Swing Caddy and have gotten great use out of it but it has some weaknesses.  Certainly its total yardages for driver are not always accurate although I think the carry yardages and ball speeds are pretty much spot on.  I've had any number of times where I and my one son were playing and said that his drive was longer than mine only to get out to the balls and find that mine was 5 yards past his.  It clearly prefers a lower launch with driver and he launches it lower than I do.  I can't get an accurate reading with my fairway woods - as it is they are so "jacked" that I need to call my 5 wood, 4 wood, 7 wood, 5 wood and 9 wood, 7 wood to fit the lofts in its menu but the reads remain inflated. 

 

I'd like to know about Mevo and especially how easy it is to use and how accurate you think the spin rate feature is. 

Oh I am really enjoying the Mevo. It "solidified" and brought piece of mind that all my Driver SS range test sessions were confirmed and I could/can in fact average 114mph with one of my drivers, over 18 swings and this was swinging and playing ON THE COURSE (which I think is important, not a "range ripper swing). It also showed me (and confirmed) I do in fact swing my OTHER heavier driver slower but my efficiency is higher.

I say all this to say: the Mevo is alot of fun. I've just now begun to use and identify that the driver I swing the fastest in fact has a crappy ball speed and carry. Whereas my other driver I swing slower is better in both even though it is down on SS. So, I'm starting to work on how to marry the 2...........so this year instead of just focusing on SS like I did last year, my goals are moving to ball speed and carry goals to better match my speed.

Second and only other reason I got it was to work on nailing down carry numbers for 1/2, 3/4 and full wedges through the bag. Mevo does not reflect a Total D number, so given your comment above you might keep that in mind, it only gives carry.

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Oh I am really enjoying the Mevo. It "solidified" and brought piece of mind that all my Driver SS range test sessions were confirmed and I could/can in fact average 114mph with one of my drivers, over 18 swings and this was swinging and playing ON THE COURSE (which I think is important, not a "range ripper swing). It also showed me (and confirmed) I do in fact swing my OTHER heavier driver slower but my efficiency is higher.
I say all this to say: the Mevo is alot of fun. I've just now begun to use and identify that the driver I swing the fastest in fact has a crappy ball speed and carry. Whereas my other driver I swing slower is better in both even though it is down on SS. So, I'm starting to work on how to marry the 2...........so this year instead of just focusing on SS like I did last year, my goals are moving to ball speed and carry goals to better match my speed.
Second and only other reason I got it was to work on nailing down carry numbers for 1/2, 3/4 and full wedges through the bag. Mevo does not reflect a Total D number, so given your comment above you might keep that in mind, it only gives carry.


Thanks - that’s very helpful - how about Spin rates and launch angle? I would love to see that on the course.


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10 hours ago, revkev said:

 


Thanks - that’s very helpful - how about Spin rates and launch angle? I would love to see that on the course.


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Well, let's just say I get both.........but I have nothing to compare them to as a control, so they "seem" in the realm of what I'd expect on both but I have zero chance to verify either. So at this point I accept that they are of this planet. (in other words, no idea unfortunately)

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Well, let's just say I get both.........but I have nothing to compare them to as a control, so they "seem" in the realm of what I'd expect on both but I have zero chance to verify either. So at this point I accept that they are of this planet. (in other words, no idea unfortunately)


Sorry I’ve got to ask this one but my Dad was an engineer and my son a Navy nuclear mechanic, have you hit balls on a launch monitor and are your numbers similar to those from Mevo? Also do you get numbers that fit the eye test - is a healed ball spins more, a pop up launches higher?

I’m not expecting 20 k track man results from a $500 instrument but if it can tell me that I’m in the high 2,000 spin rate and launching between 14 and 15 or that ball x launches higher than ball y. I could see asking Santa or better the Christmas Goat for that. :)


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Rev, in the last year I have certainly hit on a trackman (club champion) during a fitting, and GCQuad at two different facilities and yes I'd say all things seem to appear and fall in line with previous exposure and memory. I have used the Mevo on course for myself and other companions and yes it certainly identifies a pop fly, a 2 groover, and neck spin balls.

ONE single for instance.....my first day out with it on course, I was swinging pretty freely with great speed for this day. I decided to try and "let one rip" at full speed from the tee which resulted in a high in the face, high launched sky ball, wiper, weak ball flight high to right. Mevo appeared to identify what I just witnessed, a very fast swing speed with a terrible strike and woeful results (but pat on the back for Club SS!):

Ballspeed 150.2, Club Speed 119.21, Smash 1.26, Carry 240.1, Launch 15.8, Spin 3964, Height 131′9″7.4

A favorite feature of mine is, all your shots also get uplaoded into the cloud on myflightscope.com, there or in the app on your phone, you can select what club you want to see results from for your session.....let's say you stood on range and went through the bag hitting......instead of having to stand and look at the list of all the clubs you hit and try to "crunch numbers," if you select say "Driver," it will pull all the data for just that club (from your entire session) and list just them all together for review and give you averages for all data paramenters at the bottom for all shots limited to that single club. Can also export that data to Excel spreadsheet.

 

Maybe just watch these 4 recent video....they are very good and more current as to the last several months, as the Mevo and the firmware has had numerous updates from the older videos you could find out there years back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_cRX51RxX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSdNeMbI1CQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ZJTGS9sis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzqRAfIn5c

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 7:20 AM, B.Boston said:

I think I’m going to have to post something to Instagram or Facebook for them to see my before and after speeds, then maybe they’ll get it.

I actually posted a picture of my results on Twitter and incidentally ended up on SuperSpeed's Facebook page 🤣. That was the day I hit 108 MPH on my Swing Caddie. 

Glad to see you haven't lost any speed. I've noticed the same. The sticks have been put away for the winter now, as I'm focusing on the Fit For Golf program and will be picking up SuperSpeed again in January at the conclusion of the program.

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Rev, in the last year I have certainly hit on a trackman (club champion) during a fitting, and GCQuad at two different facilities and yes I'd say all things seem to appear and fall in line with previous exposure and memory. I have used the Mevo on course for myself and other companions and yes it certainly identifies a pop fly, a 2 groover, and neck spin balls.

ONE single for instance.....my first day out with it on course, I was swinging pretty freely with great speed for this day. I decided to try and "let one rip" at full speed from the tee which resulted in a high in the face, high launched sky ball, wiper, weak ball flight high to right. Mevo appeared to identify what I just witnessed, a very fast swing speed with a terrible strike and woeful results (but pat on the back for Club SS!):

Ballspeed 150.2, Club Speed 119.21, Smash 1.26, Carry 240.1, Launch 15.8, Spin 3964, Height 131′9″7.4

A favorite feature of mine is, all your shots also get uplaoded into the cloud on myflightscope.com, there or in the app on your phone, you can select what club you want to see results from for your session.....let's say you stood on range and went through the bag hitting......instead of having to stand and look at the list of all the clubs you hit and try to "crunch numbers," if you select say "Driver," it will pull all the data for just that club (from your entire session) and list just them all together for review and give you averages for all data paramenters at the bottom for all shots limited to that single club. Can also export that data to Excel spreadsheet.

 

Maybe just watch these 4 recent video....they are very good and more current as to the last several months, as the Mevo and the firmware has had numerous updates from the older videos you could find out there years back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_cRX51RxX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSdNeMbI1CQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ZJTGS9sis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGzqRAfIn5c

 

Thanks for the review. Something I've been interested in because, while the Swing Caddie is good, it lacks some of those features. I might have to pull the trigger on the Mevo, if I can sell my Swing Caddie.

As for my progress with SuperSpeed, I managed to get out on the course one last time this weekend. The course was saturated, so I got little to no roll, but I had a few that were in the 240-250 carry range. One of my goals for next season is to average 250 yards off of the tee with a driver, so SuperSpeed will continue to play a big part in that.

I eclipsed 140 a few times with the green stick, but as I've posted in the past, that doesn't translate to my driver. I know it's mechanics. I've reached out to a local golf pro and have contemplated starting lessons soon to get that fixed. In my two fittings this year, Trackman has showed the same thing - I play an out-to-in swing, and when I'm playing well I hit a controlled fade. Playing poorly it becomes a slice. Nothing that SuperSpeed can do to help that!

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@TrialandError that was just the info that I wanted - I’ve seen those videos - i wanted feedback from someone who is actually using the device on a regular basis. Particularly on a real golf course or actual range session.

 

Thank you!

 

 

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