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I think i'm going to make one for myself and my Dad this will be a fun project and really straight forward Good write up. I think i'm going to order 3 different color grips instead of electrical tape since its only a few cents more each.

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Picked up a pulled driver shaft from the range shop on Saturday and got supplies yesterday. Build photo's coming soon, along with material list. Drive shaft with newish grip was $8, so a good start. I'm going to use the @JonMUSC08 method of one shaft, 3 weights. 

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Alright, sat down and finally knocked this project outlast night, and then had to do some touch-up work when I got back to the house this evening as well. I won't go into as much detail as the other two builds since they lay out the cost and materials quite well - i'll just note any advice I might be able to provide and where my materials differed slightly. This is all based off of @JonMUSC08 nicely detailed build above. 

For starters, I was able to secure a pulled driver shaft w/ grip from my local range shop for $8 - it's a Diamana S+ S-Flex w/ Golfpride  grip.  The only other major difference from other builds was that I used a #10-24 threaded rod as the insert since that's what would fit in the tip without modification. 

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I now have plenty of threaded rod for more sets...

Lastly, before the build begins, I used the 5/16 x 1-1/2" washers since those weighed the most (yes, I took my scale to HD and weighed 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2 washers, all 1-1/2" dia). Believe they are thicker than the others, hence the added weight.

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On To The Build!

First, I measured out how many washers I would need to get close to the final weights based on SuperSpeed's club weight specs. Based off a 330g driver, I measured out:

  • 10 Washers (-20%)
  • 13 Washers (-10%)
  • 17 Washers (+5%)

The initial weights, plus shaft/grip are below.20190605_204303-COLLAGE.jpg.ebe6e68e160c1c77d26c579cdb92705b.jpg

Next, gathered up supplies and headed outside to cut the threaded rod and run a dry test fit. Ended up cutting the threaded rod @ 6.25" IMG_20190604_165133.thumb.jpg.7f87cbd5e4b298f487bb4560791421ec.jpg

 

After rod was cut, I used the largest weight set, with both wing nuts in place to determine how much of the rod needed to stick out and how much could be epoxied inside the shaft. Marked the distance with a sharpie and epoxied rod into the shaft. I used a quick-set epoxy and worked in small batches to keep waste and mess to a minimum.IMG_20190604_170356.thumb.jpg.4ad77ca469122f60f10f968d87179005.jpgIMG_20190604_170451.thumb.jpg.1cd58dcab3f5778effbbd193f0a23e0e.jpg

 

Next, I epoxied the weight sets together. Note: The best method here is to use a gloved finger and just a little dab of epoxy on each washer. My first attempt, I used the supplied wooden stick and it failed miserably - way to much epoxy on each washer caused stability and drying issues as the washers kept sliding around due to how much epoxy was in between each washer. Just Use Your Finger!IMG_20190604_201814.thumb.jpg.b63af210f72cb38ba81ffb32fc026023.jpg

After that, I was lazy and used some string I had in the shop for the Plasti-Dip. This was a mistakeIMG_20190604_210258.thumb.jpg.017a2aea5946f21d66870f46dcf30417.jpg

In the drying process, the string stuck to the Plasti Dip and ripped off pieces of it when trying to remove the string, causing me to re-dip. Next go round I made quick little drying tines with some nails and scrap board I had in the shop. This went far easier and even double dipped to give it a clean appearance and remove the tine marks. As for a dipping utensil, just a bent wire hanger. 

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Once the Plasti dip dried, I re-checked the total weight of each set. -20% was -1g under, -10% was +3g over, and +5% was +5g over. So maybe don't double dip weights that are already close to spec...20190605_204344-COLLAGE.jpg.bbdaa1869581ae841dcb023489a0746a.jpg

 

Recap:

  1. Cut threaded rod ~6", mark distance into shaft with dry fit
  2. Weigh shaft, rod, wingnuts
  3. Make washer weight stacks with shaft, rod, and wingnuts on scale to get total weight for each set - 10 for light(green), 13 for medium(blue), 17 for heavy(red)
  4. Epoxy threaded rod into shaft up to your previous mark - while that cures...
  5. Epoxy washer weight stacks together USING A GLOVED FINGER to spread epoxy - once the stacks are cured...
  6. Dip washer weight stacks into plasti dip with wire hanger - You can fine tune the weights here if your initial stack was a little off with 1 to as many dips as needed.
  7. Set each dipped weight stack on a drying rack - screws/nail points in a board or cardboard support are easiest. 

Going to start the protocol this weekend. Oh, and SuperSpeed is kind enough to let you download their entire program Level 1-5, here.

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I did these about 2 months ago and did 2 more recently as gifts.

$18 for the weights custom cut 1018 steel round bar and shipped. https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/cold-roll/mild-steel-round-bar-1018-cold-finish/pid/4797 

The sizes if you are curious (1" diameter).

Green: 1.5" (target weight 139g)

Blue: 1.85" (target weight 174g)

Red: 2.3" (target weight 219g)

I then drilled them all out around 3/4" depth (until I hit the target weight) with my handheld dewalt drill, which was challenging but doable (high torque, low speed, with some oil).To steady them I drilled a 1" hole into a piece of scrap, cut from the end of the piece to the 1" hole only on one side and clamped each piece of metal into the hole, knelt on either side of the board and drilled. The first one I tried to rig up some dumb thing to center the hole, and as you can see below the 2nd two that I just eyeballed were much better.

I used a 8.6mm drill bit off amazon the first set for .335" shaft tip size, but the second time around I used an 11/32" drill bit from Lowes and it worked just fine. No weights flying off the clubs (yet).

Also these are starting to rust already so in hind sight it might be better to do stainless, but the density is a bit different so you would have to re calculate the lengths above.

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9 hours ago, dna113p said:

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I did these about 2 months ago and did 2 more recently as gifts.

$18 for the weights custom cut 1018 steel round bar and shipped. https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/cold-roll/mild-steel-round-bar-1018-cold-finish/pid/4797 

The sizes if you are curious (1" diameter).

Green: 1.5" (target weight 139g)

Blue: 1.85" (target weight 174g)

Red: 2.3" (target weight 219g)

I then drilled them all out around 3/4" depth (until I hit the target weight) with my handheld dewalt drill, which was challenging but doable (high torque, low speed, with some oil).To steady them I drilled a 1" hole into a piece of scrap, cut from the end of the piece to the 1" hole only on one side and clamped each piece of metal into the hole, knelt on either side of the board and drilled. The first one I tried to rig up some dumb thing to center the hole, and as you can see below the 2nd two that I just eyeballed were much better.

I used a 8.6mm drill bit off amazon the first set for .335" shaft tip size, but the second time around I used an 11/32" drill bit from Lowes and it worked just fine. No weights flying off the clubs (yet).

Also these are starting to rust already so in hind sight it might be better to do stainless, but the density is a bit different so you would have to re calculate the lengths above.

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This is what I wanted to do. My father has a Bridgeport mill and this would have been easy with some stainless round stock. But he was out of town when I was making these, so washers I went.

Very nice work!

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Great job!  I particularly like the jig/fixturing you made to help with assembly.  Also, the use of JB Weld and Plastidip 👍.

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@JohnSmalls Could you do something like this to help replace your golf sim stick? Just cut the shaft to the length you desire.

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1 hour ago, 20xUnited said:

@JohnSmalls Could you do something like this to help replace your golf sim stick? Just cut the shaft to the length you desire.

Good call, that might just work. I’ll have to give it a look and see 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finally got around to making a set for myself. total cost was about $45. Used many of the same materials as edingc but made a few changes. Used 3 different colored grips to differentiate the weights (keep in mind that the grip weight is different depending on color). I also used a smaller OD diameter on the washers to be slightly more slender.

I also used the Plasti Dip Spray which worked great but is very light weight less then a gram per coat. so make sure you get the weight almost perfect before the painting.  I think i put 8-10 coats on one to get the weight right. 

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
4W:  Maltby KE4 
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50,54,58: Maltby TSW

Putter:  L.A.B. DF2.1 Accra Shaft 2023 Forum Testers - L.A.B. Putters
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On 7/1/2019 at 10:25 AM, pozzit said:

Finally got around to making a set for myself. total cost was about $45. Used many of the same materials as edingc but made a few changes. Used 3 different colored grips to differentiate the weights (keep in mind that the grip weight is different depending on color). I also used a smaller OD diameter on the washers to be slightly more slender.

I also used the Plasti Dip Spray which worked great but is very light weight less then a gram per coat. so make sure you get the weight almost perfect before the painting.  I think i put 8-10 coats on one to get the weight right. 

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Awesome work! Looks like you made some great improvements on my design.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I decided to make my own as I was never going to be able to justify the cost.

I ordered 3 Grafalloy Prolaunch Stiff shafts for under $10, shipping was free as I combined them with another purchase.  I had the grips already after a cheap bulk purchase. 

For the weights I used 304 1 inch stainless rod that my father in law had lying around. He's got about 30 feet of it left, so I might go into business.

The steel was rough cut with a drop saw, then drilled out (8.5mm bit) and machined down to final weight. We chamfered the hole and edges to smooth things up a bit.

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I purchased a radar locally, which is by far the most expensive part of my setup.

 

Having access to materials and a skilled machinist made this a relatively easy job.

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Weights were then glued on with maximum strength epoxy.

Total cost, including radar was USD160.

 

Now I need to get swinging.

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@Peaksy68 those look LEGIT!! I'd buy them haha

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On 7/15/2019 at 9:56 PM, Peaksy68 said:

I decided to make my own as I was never going to be able to justify the cost.

I ordered 3 Grafalloy Prolaunch Stiff shafts for under $10, shipping was free as I combined them with another purchase.  I had the grips already after a cheap bulk purchase. 

For the weights I used 304 1 inch stainless rod that my father in law had lying around. He's got about 30 feet of it left, so I might go into business.

The steel was rough cut with a drop saw, then drilled out (8.5mm bit) and machined down to final weight. We chamfered the hole and edges to smooth things up a bit.

IMG_0501.JPG.fa696ee8458356cef97652d9f21839b4.JPG

I purchased a radar locally, which is by far the most expensive part of my setup.

 

Having access to materials and a skilled machinist made this a relatively easy job.

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Weights were then glued on with maximum strength epoxy.

Total cost, including radar was USD160.

 

Now I need to get swinging.

Wow that's quite the home project! Wish I had the skills, patience and tools to do that.

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Hi everyone,
With inspiration from several on here, here's my build of two sets of DIY Overspeed training sticks, matched as close to the specs for the SuperSpeed sticks as I could get.
I've included photos of the process and the price/materials list for my build. I ended up building a second set for my brother-in-law as the additional set was really only the additional cost of the shafts.
Diamond Tour Golf

(1) Water-Activated Grip Tape Strips, 13 Pack - $4.99
(1) 24hr 8oz Epoxy Kit - $13.49
(6) DTG Velvet 360 Grip - $1.49/each = $8.94
(6) Adams/Graffalloy SuperShaft - $4.99/each = $29.94
(1) 1/2" Wood Ferrules, 12 Pack - $3.49
Shipping and Handling - $9.99
DTG Total - $70.84

Home Depot

Colored Vinyl Electrical Tape - $4.98
(2) #8-32 2" Pan Head Stainless Steel Machine Screws, 4 Pack - $2.36
(1) #8 Stainless Steel Fender Washers, 8 Pack - $1.18
(1) 5/16" Zinc Fender Washers, 100 Pack - $14.28
(1) J-B Weld 1oz Twin Tube Cold Weld Epoxy - $4.97
(1) 14.5oz Black Plasti Dip - $6.98
6% Michigan Sales Tax - $2.09
Home Depot Total - $36.84
Overall Total for Two Sets - $107.68
1) I started with the grips. I found using dish soap helped immensely with the water activated grip tape.
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2) Instead of using different colored grips (which seemed to have different weights), I wanted to keep it simple with identical grips throughout the set. Instead, I chose to make the different weights with colored electrical tape. This step is purely optional. I used a wrap of blue painter's tape that I had on hand to space out the tape evenly from the grips.
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3) I found that #8 bolts fit almost perfectly inside of the end of the Adams shafts I ordered. I purchased #8 fender washers and JB-Welded the washers and bolts together to form the "stop" at the end of the shaft. This helps hold the 5/16" washers I used for weight in place.
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4) 5/16" washers make up the weights. In an ideal world, I'd rather have machined something from round stock, but without easy access to a lathe or mill this made the most sense. I, of course, failed to record the number of washers needed for ideal weights. However, my notes do say seven of the washers weighed between 79 and 80 grams. I carefully JB-Welded the washers to each other so they would be a single mass. This was tricky because I needed them to be pretty near perfect to fit over the end of the shaft.
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5) I have no picture, unfortunately, but I club epoxied the bolt/washer combination to the end of the shafts and allowed it to cure. I lightly abraded the interior of the shaft with some 100 grit sandpaper.
6) I also abraded the end of the shafts where the washers were to be epoxied with 100 grit sandpaper. I then club epoxied the washer weights into place and allowed them to cure hanging down (a jig made from scrap 2x4).
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7) I applied two coats of Plasti-Dip to the washer end. This made up for a few remaining grams of weight I needed and added a slightly more finished appearance.
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All in all, I managed to get within two grams of the SuperSpeed specs on all six sticks I made (2 of each weight). I am very happy with how they turned out. The only thing I might change is to forgo buying the separate club epoxy and use JB-Weld for everything. The PSI rating of the JB-Weld far exceeds the club shafting epoxy, and I see no reason why I'd ever need to remove the heads. 
My only concern in this design is the bolts inside of the shaft. I doubt the shafts are designed for their being a mass inside of the shaft pressing outward (when swinging) and I've read plenty about just epoxy inside of shaft tip weakening the shaft.
I just wanted to pass along the materials list and procedure I used in case anyone else was looking at doing the same. Hope this helps someone.
 
 

Just saw this, nice job


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22 hours ago, Flog4 said:

So several of you built the speed trainer...What were your results of using? Before/After swing speeds?

I've been tracking over in the official thread, where they welcomed us non-participants and DIYers to post as well:

I have gotten (much) faster. Now, I've also been changing my swing over the past year since starting to take golf seriously, so I'm sure that is responsible for a lot of progress as well. But, since raw numbers are fun to post, I started last winter swinging a driver between 95-100 MPH. My goal by the end of next season is to see that number closer to 110-115 MPH. When swinging well this past summer, I was around 103-108 MPH.

I haven't been measured on a Trackman in a long time, I am hoping to go again in a few weeks. 

My ultimate goal is to exceed 170 MPH ball speed with the driver.

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54 year old guy with about a 90mph swingspeed. Used to be about 97mph. 5' tall doesn't offer much in the way of long arms for leverage. 

So I've got to get more speed. I removed the 20 year old driver head with a heat gun and took the shaft to HD. None of the threaded rods fit very well so I came back to this thread again. The ferrule remained on the shaft and it looks like there is an insert in the shaft. If I could have fit a threaded rod in the insert it would have only gone in maybe just over an inch. So does this.. what I am calling insert need to be removed via heat or cutting it out?

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10 hours ago, pauly99 said:

54 year old guy with about a 90mph swingspeed. Used to be about 97mph. 5' tall doesn't offer much in the way of long arms for leverage. 

So I've got to get more speed. I removed the 20 year old driver head with a heat gun and took the shaft to HD. None of the threaded rods fit very well so I came back to this thread again. The ferrule remained on the shaft and it looks like there is an insert in the shaft. If I could have fit a threaded rod in the insert it would have only gone in maybe just over an inch. So does this.. what I am calling insert need to be removed via heat or cutting it out?

do you have a picture to better explain? thx

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Ok. Drilled through the opening and I think I've gone through some gunked up glue/epoxy and can easily put the drill bit through a few inches. I now need to find the correct threaded rod.

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Ok. Drilled through the opening and I think I've gone through some gunked up glue/epoxy and can easily put the drill bit through a few inches. I now need to find the correct threaded rod.
Are you planning to do the washer route or solid weight?
If you are using washers just get a bolt with that diameter and use one with a big head to hold washers.
Good luck I have been using miss without any issue for the last 3-4 months and it's been flawless.

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1 hour ago, pozzit said:

Are you planning to do the washer route or solid weight?
If you are using washers just get a bolt with that diameter and use one with a big head to hold washers.
Good luck I have been using miss without any issue for the last 3-4 months and it's been flawless.
 

I will be using washers. HD didn't have the threaded rod I needed so I'll check out Menards tomorrow. Picked up some Gorilla epoxy as well as Plasti Dip. Looking forward to getting this going. I'm assuming you used the bolt (screw head) instead of a wingnut and just epoxied everything in?


 

 

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Yep and epoxied the hell out of it. was a little worried about them flying off but have had no issues. I just used JB weld so gorilla epoxy should be perfect.

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19 hours ago, pozzit said:

Yep and epoxied the hell out of it. was a little worried about them flying off but have had no issues. I just used JB weld so gorilla epoxy should be perfect.

Slow but sure now. I have a new player as of mid last year with the Cobra F8 and that weighs in at 315 grams. My previous TaylorMade Burner Superfast came in at 296 grams. Wow. It felt like the Cobra F8 was heavier but I didn't realize by that much. Hmmmmm. Either way I hit it better so I'll be basing the medium weight on that club.

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This thread inspired me to make my own training stick.  Just purchased the first of the materials yesterday.  I'm going to try and incorporate some of my favorite ideas from this thread and can't wait to show you guys how it turns out.

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3 hours ago, skrupa15 said:

This thread inspired me to make my own training stick.  Just purchased the first of the materials yesterday.  I'm going to try and incorporate some of my favorite ideas from this thread and can't wait to show you guys how it turns out.

Good luck! I still use my set regularly and have had no issues with the weights so far. The grips, however, will need to be replaced at sometime in the near future. I will probably splurge for Star Sidewinders when I do that. 

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Finished. I can clean it up a bit but ugly still works. I epoxied the HE double hockey stick out of it but I think I'll still give it a swing for a while in the garage area as I don't want it to go through the neighbors windows. Now to measure a starting mph point with the Cobra F8 and starting point with the speed... what the heck are we calling this?

Thank you very much for the tips.  

 

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I love DIY projects like this.  Very cool idea.

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This is so frickin cool. Good on you for doing this. I'd love to see you make a Superspeed C club alternative. I can't bring myself to spend $100 on that thing even though I like what it's trying to accomplish. 

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Amazing work.  Congratulations!

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