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Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf

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My last updates in this thread were a complaint about some soreness in my left hand. For that reason, I took the week of Christmas off entirely, hoping that that would be enough time to heal.

It wasn't. I jumped back in last week (on Monday), and the pain in my hand returned right away. I pushed through to do Wednesday's protocol as well, but then stopped. This week, I'm going to be on the road (teaching a seminary class), so it's another good week to give my hand a break. I'll see about easing back into things after a week, or maybe two. I don't want to risk real injury; at the same time, I don't want to entirely drop the habit of doing the workouts. You all know it can be a bear to restart a good habit.

So here's where I am at this point, remembering that the final week on the chart was only two workouts instead of three:

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As I've noted before, on my records, I only keep averages/maximums for no-step, dominant-hand swings. I keep the final three green swings separate.

I also like tracking averages and maximums. I think of these as "where am I right now" and "what is my potential," respectively. As of now, there's about a four-week lag between hitting a high number as a max and then reaching it with my average. That's really motivating for me.

I'm really enjoying following along with everyone else, and reading the Stage 2 reviews as they roll in. Glad to see new folks joining this thread as well; this is a great way to stay motivated!

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@MPR I'm trying to recall if you are following our test protocols or the ones on the SuperSpeed website. 

Also I find it intriguing that you are keeping an average.  I would have trouble doing that.  While the radar works pretty well it misfires enough that I wouldn't be able to do an average.  I'm uncertain as to whether a couple of high end numbers that I've received are accurate but they were there and I had no good reason to toss them.  Maybe I just hit it right on those swings - both step swings one with the green, one with the blue.

 

I appreciate the number of guests that are here as well, both those considering purchase and those who are reporting their results and giving their reflections on their experiences. 

I'm anticipating that my stage 2 review will be up this weekend - While I'm a more lenient grader (I have to be, I teach Middle School) I could almost Pirate Bucky's, plug in my swing speeds and claim it as my own.  The big differences will be that my driver SS is slower and I live in a warm weather spot so I have much more experience bringing my swing to the course - that and I did get a little bump right at the end of level 2 - but I do mean right at the end - last two workouts end!

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14 minutes ago, revkev said:

@MPR I'm trying to recall if you are following our test protocols or the ones on the SuperSpeed website. 

Also I find it intriguing that you are keeping an average.  I would have trouble doing that.  While the radar works pretty well it misfires enough that I wouldn't be able to do an average.  I'm uncertain as to whether a couple of high end numbers that I've received are accurate but they were there and I had no good reason to toss them.  Maybe I just hit it right on those swings - both step swings one with the green, one with the blue.

I'm following the ones posted on the website, more or less. I'm currently doing five kneeling swings (each club, both hands), five "normal" swings, five step through swings, and then three normal swings with the lightest club. I keep the numbers for all of these, but I've only set my spreadsheet to keep cumulative numbers on the swings that vaguely resemble actual golf swings 🙂

As for keeping averages: I agree that, periodically, the radar will give a wonky read. (It's a sign of my own pride that, if the number is oddly high, I assume I did something awesome, but if it's oddly low, I assume the radar malfunctioned.) My basic assumption is that, even with radar error, everything evens out over time, so that even if my numbers are totally accurate, the running average should still show my trends.

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I was actually keeping averages the first few weeks of doing the training, but decided to give it up when I realized that my notebook wouldn't survive that long. I did like it as i felt that it was a better indicator of gains.

My biggest issue with the radar has been not picking up some of my swings, particularly left handed. After trial and error, I found that I was swinging a little high from that side. All the extra reps to get three readings would wear me out some days.

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36 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I was actually keeping averages the first few weeks of doing the training, but decided to give it up when I realized that my notebook wouldn't survive that long. I did like it as i felt that it was a better indicator of gains.

My biggest issue with the radar has been not picking up some of my swings, particularly left handed. After trial and error, I found that I was swinging a little high from that side. All the extra reps to get three readings would wear me out some days.

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I don't do extra reps - if it doesn't read, it doesn't read.  I try to leave everything on the table with the prescribed reps.

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6 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I was actually keeping averages the first few weeks of doing the training, but decided to give it up when I realized that my notebook wouldn't survive that long. I did like it as i felt that it was a better indicator of gains.

My biggest issue with the radar has been not picking up some of my swings, particularly left handed. After trial and error, I found that I was swinging a little high from that side. All the extra reps to get three readings would wear me out some days.

 

6 hours ago, revkev said:

I don't do extra reps - if it doesn't read, it doesn't read.  I try to leave everything on the table with the prescribed reps.

In all the swings I've done for 14 weeks, I have never had the radar not record a speed.  The three swings may not all be nearly the same speed, but they have all been reasonable and if a speed was low, I usually felt that it was not a good swing.

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After placing my radar on the other kneeling mat I've had fewer missed shots. Before that I had days where speeds would register in the 50-60 mph range or the same speed would still be on the radar without the blinking to indicate that it registered the same speed.

I'm figuring it has to do with a less than consistent swing plane and I was swinging above where the radar will pick it up. Hopefully a little more focus on consistency on my part will help.






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5 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

After placing my radar on the other kneeling mat I've had fewer missed shots. Before that I had days where speeds would register in the 50-60 mph range or the same speed would still be on the radar without the blinking to indicate that it registered the same speed.

I'm figuring it has to do with a less than consistent swing plane and I was swinging above where the radar will pick it up. Hopefully a little more focus on consistency on my part will help.
 

Fun Facts.

It seems the bottom end speed for my unit is somewhere in the 40's.  It will pick up the start of my backswing during the Step Change

I have also found out that if you get the same speed as the previous swing, the display blinks; but if you get the same speed for the 3rd time in a row, the display doesn't blink.  

For some reason on my kneeling swings, I usually have faster swings with my non-dominant hand.

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Fun Facts.

It seems the bottom end speed for my unit is somewhere in the 40's.  It will pick up the start of my backswing during the Step Change

I have also found out that if you get the same speed as the previous swing, the display blinks; but if you get the same speed for the 3rd time in a row, the display doesn't blink.  

For some reason on my kneeling swings, I usually have faster swings with my non-dominant hand.

I always thought blinking meant it didn't record the swing after

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I always thought blinking meant it didn't record the swing after



Me too

Kenny knows his stuff generally speaking - are you certain that you’re correct about the blinking, Kenny?


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I came to the same conclusion as Kenny early on in my training. Here is a snipped of the owners manual: "8. The display will flash if a duplicate of the previous speed is measured. It returns to stationary if a third identical speed is measured, etc."

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Me too

Kenny knows his stuff generally speaking - are you certain that you’re correct about the blinking, Kenny?


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I didn't realize that the sequence for same swing speed was blink and no blink, etc... I guess I overlooked that part of the manual.

I did look it up and found this:

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Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to touch base with MGS & SuperSpeed to tell you how sorry I am for my lack of participation with this review.  After I was chosen, I was very excited about the process.  But unfortunately the pain in my hip has become unbearable and I have decided to go ahead with the surgery sooner rather than later.  I didn't think this was going to come about so soon or during the review process of the SpeedSwing but it did.  And I am one of those guys that will go in 100% or not at all with my review.  I take it very seriously and won't "pencil whip" the review process in any way, if you get my meaning.   I could have gone along with it & said to MGS & everyone else what they wanted to hear but I just don't do that.  

Again I am very sorry to MGS & to SuperSpeed for what has transpired these past few months.  I look to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) in about 4 months.  My surgery is next week & I won't be swinging anything until then.  Incidentally, I have sent back the SpeedSwing to Chicago as requested. 

Good luck to everyone & I will be following along with the process.  I hope to see a lot of gains from everyone. 

 

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30 minutes ago, golfinnut said:

Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to touch base with MGS & SuperSpeed to tell you how sorry I am for my lack of participation with this review.  After I was chosen, I was very excited about the process.  But unfortunately the pain in my hip has become unbearable and I have decided to go ahead with the surgery sooner rather than later.  I didn't think this was going to come about so soon or during the review process of the SpeedSwing but it did.  And I am one of those guys that will go in 100% or not at all with my review.  I take it very seriously and won't "pencil whip" the review process in any way, if you get my meaning.   I could have gone along with it & said to MGS & everyone else what they wanted to hear but I just don't do that.  

Again I am very sorry to MGS & to SuperSpeed for what has transpired these past few months.  I look to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) in about 4 months.  My surgery is next week & I won't be swinging anything until then.  Incidentally, I have sent back the SpeedSwing to Chicago as requested. 

Good luck to everyone & I will be following along with the process.  I hope to see a lot of gains from everyone. 

 

Good luck with the surgery...and a speedy recovery! 

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Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to touch base with MGS & SuperSpeed to tell you how sorry I am for my lack of participation with this review.  After I was chosen, I was very excited about the process.  But unfortunately the pain in my hip has become unbearable and I have decided to go ahead with the surgery sooner rather than later.  I didn't think this was going to come about so soon or during the review process of the SpeedSwing but it did.  And I am one of those guys that will go in 100% or not at all with my review.  I take it very seriously and won't "pencil whip" the review process in any way, if you get my meaning.   I could have gone along with it & said to MGS & everyone else what they wanted to hear but I just don't do that.  
Again I am very sorry to MGS & to SuperSpeed for what has transpired these past few months.  I look to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) in about 4 months.  My surgery is next week & I won't be swinging anything until then.  Incidentally, I have sent back the SpeedSwing to Chicago as requested. 
Good luck to everyone & I will be following along with the process.  I hope to see a lot of gains from everyone. 
 
Best of luck to you with the surgery.

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2 hours ago, golfinnut said:

Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to touch base with MGS & SuperSpeed to tell you how sorry I am for my lack of participation with this review.  After I was chosen, I was very excited about the process.  But unfortunately the pain in my hip has become unbearable and I have decided to go ahead with the surgery sooner rather than later.  I didn't think this was going to come about so soon or during the review process of the SpeedSwing but it did.  And I am one of those guys that will go in 100% or not at all with my review.  I take it very seriously and won't "pencil whip" the review process in any way, if you get my meaning.   I could have gone along with it & said to MGS & everyone else what they wanted to hear but I just don't do that.  

Again I am very sorry to MGS & to SuperSpeed for what has transpired these past few months.  I look to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) in about 4 months.  My surgery is next week & I won't be swinging anything until then.  Incidentally, I have sent back the SpeedSwing to Chicago as requested. 

Good luck to everyone & I will be following along with the process.  I hope to see a lot of gains from everyone. 

 

Best of luck... keep us posted on your progress.

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5 hours ago, golfinnut said:

Hello Everyone!  Just wanted to touch base with MGS & SuperSpeed to tell you how sorry I am for my lack of participation with this review.  After I was chosen, I was very excited about the process.  But unfortunately the pain in my hip has become unbearable and I have decided to go ahead with the surgery sooner rather than later.  I didn't think this was going to come about so soon or during the review process of the SpeedSwing but it did.  And I am one of those guys that will go in 100% or not at all with my review.  I take it very seriously and won't "pencil whip" the review process in any way, if you get my meaning.   I could have gone along with it & said to MGS & everyone else what they wanted to hear but I just don't do that.  

Again I am very sorry to MGS & to SuperSpeed for what has transpired these past few months.  I look to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) in about 4 months.  My surgery is next week & I won't be swinging anything until then.  Incidentally, I have sent back the SpeedSwing to Chicago as requested. 

Good luck to everyone & I will be following along with the process.  I hope to see a lot of gains from everyone. 

 

Sorry to hear about that have a speedy recovery 

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@ Golfinnut - prayers for successful surgery and a swift and speedy recovery.




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First level 3 protocol in the books. Given that it bumps us to 4 reps from 3 in each round it’s sort of like running the Belmont after the Kentucky Derby

I realize that those doing the originals nap protocols make a bigger jump still to 5 reps at some point. That had to be a real shock to the system.

I hammered the step backs dominant but wow we’re the non-dominant is new rough - which way do I go?🤫🤪


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