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Father in law has a navigator, only see it tip over once on a pretty big hill, I enjoy walking so could be worth the investment in a few years.

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I have a Kangaroo. It's a good cart, but it's very heavy, and a bit of a pain to take apart, and load in the car. Once together, it's a tank. I really can't say anything too bad about it, but I'm not sure I'd get it again.

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Had a Dynamis by Sun Mountain but ad trouble findinding replacement parts. Sold it on EBay and bought a Bat Caddy currently.


Wilson D7 Irons with KBS Tour 80 Reg Flex Shafts

PING G410 Plus with ALTA CB Red 55g SR Flex Shaft

Callaway Super hybrid factory shaft with R flex

Taylormade Rocketballz 5 metal with factory Graphite Shaft reg flex

Ping Eye 2 Becu Sand & Lob wedges

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Decided to stop carrying this year and was looking for an electric cart.  Ordered a Zip Navigator through my home course’s pro shop and should have it later this week.  I liked it for the light weight and ease of transport.

Would have preferred a cart that followed automatically and was looking at Stewart but just to cumbersome to take back and forth to the course.  Ended up being a good decision as my home course is not able to store carts and clubs this year due to coved-19.

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Driver - Callaway Rogue Draw

Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 52-56-60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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I’ve got the Alphard ewheels v1. Attached it to my existing BagBoy Quad cart. Went from carrying to pushing to save my shoulders, and the ewheels has me feeling even better. You have to pay attention to your steering. But I’d never go back. I’m 53 and walk three or four rounds a week. Always good for 18 holes, have never tried more. Always get a few looks, and comments but that’s ok.


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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero
3W, 7W Titelist TS2
3, 4H; 5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black
ER7  or Scotty Futura X 

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On 5/25/2020 at 4:14 PM, WaffleHouseTour said:

I’ve got the Alphard ewheels v1. Attached it to my existing BagBoy Quad cart. Went from carrying to pushing to save my shoulders, and the ewheels has me feeling even better. You have to pay attention to your steering. But I’d never go back. I’m 53 and walk three or four rounds a week. Always good for 18 holes, have never tried more. Always get a few looks, and comments but that’s ok.


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I have the exact same setup v1 on clic gear model 8 (4 wheel) cart. I love it and now several club members have gone and gotten the new version with the “follow me” feature. They are back ordered nationwide. I hope mine lasts several more years but I will buy another one if it ever fails. 

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Cart :Clicgear: model 8 with Alphard E Wheels

All clubs standard length/lie

Driver: :ping-small: G400 LST  8.5 Alta 55 stiff

3 wood: :ping-small: G400 13.5 Alta 65 stiff

3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-GW: :callaway-small: Apex UST Recoil 65 stiff 

Wedges: :callaway-small: Apex pw 45.7, gw 50.11  :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

Putter: :odyssey-small: O-Works Red Versa #7S slant neck

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS and E12 Speed

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Do you find your eWheels speed stays constant during the round?  I often find mine to be going a bit slower as I near the end, even w two or three lights still on.  It feels like I’m waiting for it to catch up.  It could be that the ground is more uphill than I give it credit for.  But it just feels a bit slower.

 

alphard has been great in trying to address my concern - they’ve swapped out the motherboard and battery. So maybe it’s just me.  But I’d be curious about your experience as there is no one else in my area who has one that I can compare notes with. 


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Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero
3W, 7W Titelist TS2
3, 4H; 5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black
ER7  or Scotty Futura X 

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Just picked up a used QOD. Used to use a powered Hill Billy back in the U.K., so looking forward to using this. Seems a good quality cart.


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I'm thinking about this one here:

https://www.galaxygolf.de/

Made out of titan instead of stainless steel, so it's really light at 5.8kg

But EUR 2.200 is kinda steep.

On the other hand, if I get another push cart, it will probably last another 10 years and I would be 46 by then. Now seems a good time to upgrade 🤣

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Can’t say enough good things about my motocaddy. Frankly don’t understand why these aren’t more popular. I get 36 holes on a full battery. The downhill breaking is essential (DHC). Very stable. Personally glad I don’t have a remote control.

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On 5/31/2020 at 10:27 PM, markonline1 said:

Just picked up a used QOD. Used to use a powered Hill Billy back in the U.K., so looking forward to using this. Seems a good quality cart.

I've had mine since about August 2018, and am really happy with it.  I had a little issue (operator error) and customer service was really outstanding.


:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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Man, today at about hole 22 (played 27), that slog uphill at elevation 5300', I started thinking this thread 🙂.  Madison Meadows is a bit of a goat track and my 59 years is starting to catch up with me 😕.

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Man, today at about hole 22 (played 27), that slog uphill at elevation 5300', I started thinking this thread .  Madison Meadows is a bit of a goat track and my 59 years is starting to catch up with me .

Join the fun. It’s so much easier on your knees, shoulders, back, etc... says the 53 yr old not far behind you...


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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero
3W, 7W Titelist TS2
3, 4H; 5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black
ER7  or Scotty Futura X 

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On 4/1/2020 at 12:07 PM, chisag said:

 

... I have used remote carts since the early 90's so I have no push carts to try with the eWheels. I do know several of my earlier remote carts went under due to quality control issues and the ones that are still in existence are not perfect, although the ZIP comes close. Personally I would be a little suspect of an after market remote that depends on a synergy with your current cart. But again that comes from years of experience with other remote carts and may not apply to eWheels. I do find the eWheels interesting though, especially of you already own a push cart you really like. 

I picked up a (lightly) used 1st generation eWheels and a Rovic RV1S cart off eBay about a month ago.  I have about 10 rounds in on it now.  

I can safely say that it's outstanding, and I'll never push a cart again.  I stopped carrying a decade ago and joined the Push Cart Mafia because of my back.  Lately, I noticed that my posture while pushing a cart was getting very bad, and it was impacting my back and hips when I played.  I'm 49 and carrying around a full set of spare tires, but I refuse to ride unless it's mandatory or it's brutally hot.

I'll start out with the cons, but they're minimal.  If you don't have the wheelie bars (I do not), it will tip over when climbing a significant slope.  This is easily dealt with; just slow it down and stick close to it.  It also pulls to the right a bit, but I'm pretty sure that's because my bag is a bit unbalanced.  The water bottle pocket is on the right, and I have a very heavy metal water bottle that I use.  It's nothing that I can't deal with.  I just aim the cart a little left and play the fade.

You can have it follow you without much issue, but without the wheelie bars, I prefer to keep it in front of me.  The new V2 has the tether option which looks like it'd be amusing for a while, and then it'd get old.  The remote doesn't bother me at all.  Once you get the hang of it, it really becomes second nature.  I can steer the cart and carry on a conversation at the same time without issue.  If you can walk and chew gum at the same time, you can handle it.  The controls are simple and intuitive.  In addition to acceleration/deceleration and steering, the remote gives you options to send the cart 15, 30 or 60 yards and then stop.  I've used them, but I don't really see the need for them.

Battery life appears to be great, but my course is pretty short.  I haven't tried to go 27 with it yet, because it's just been too damn hot.  That'll need to wait until the fall.  If you leave the unit in your car and turned on, the battery will discharge.  So don't do that (I've done it).  Alphard makes a car charger, but you could also pick up a power inverter to charge from your car.  Frankly, my drive to the golf course is too short to bother with charging in the car.

While I've only used this on the Rovic with the swivel front wheel, but I can't imagine using this with a cart with a fixed front wheel.  I believe that the V2 requires a swivel front wheel for the gyroscope.

All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend the eWheels V1.  If you can find one cheap on eBay, I'd definitely recommend getting it.  And I can't wait to start seeing reviews of the V2.

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
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I've told them - they should just included the wheelie bars as part of the purchase price - just set the price accordingly.  I can't imagine not using them.  Around a number of my greens they come into play, and on most hills.  Should just be standard.  I love the eWheels

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero
3W, 7W Titelist TS2
3, 4H; 5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black
ER7  or Scotty Futura X 

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On 4/14/2020 at 7:39 PM, GaDawg said:

Thanks for posting this information. I just received my MGI Zip Navigator yesterday. Got it assembled today, with battery charging as I type this. Very much looking forward to getting out on the course walking very soon.

 

... I couldn't remember where I posted my last comments about my defective ZIP but I finally received a box today that included a new axel and new rear wheels. It did not include the Motor Controller which was the problem LOL. I won't complain about new wheels and a new axel assembly but it sucks having to wait longer for the Motor Controller and I am hoping they ship it quickly. I am not one to kick my feet and whine about problems, even compounded problems when the company is trying to make it right. As the saying goes sh!t happens. IF I install the Motor Controller and everything works there are much worse problems that a remote cart that has a faulty part. I'l keep you posted. 

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Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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On 5/27/2020 at 6:34 AM, WaffleHouseTour said:

Do you find your eWheels speed stays constant during the round?  I often find mine to be going a bit slower as I near the end, even w two or three lights still on.  It feels like I’m waiting for it to catch up.  It could be that the ground is more uphill than I give it credit for.  But it just feels a bit slower.

 

alphard has been great in trying to address my concern - they’ve swapped out the motherboard and battery. So maybe it’s just me.  But I’d be curious about your experience as there is no one else in my area who has one that I can compare notes with. 

I put mine on cruise control when I am climbing up and incline. It engages the wheels in a kind of a "positrack" type mode. The wheels are both turning simultaneously in the same way a 4 wheel drive works. WHen this feature is not engaged, it seems to be independently trying to keep the cart going straight by using the computer to apply power to each wheel. Not sure if that helps but I have quite a load on my cart and have a clicgear model 8 (4 wheel) with a cooler and a bose speaker and a crat bag that's not too light. Moderate hills at my club. This pic is before I added the Ewheels, but its the same load of stuff.

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Cart :Clicgear: model 8 with Alphard E Wheels

All clubs standard length/lie

Driver: :ping-small: G400 LST  8.5 Alta 55 stiff

3 wood: :ping-small: G400 13.5 Alta 65 stiff

3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-GW: :callaway-small: Apex UST Recoil 65 stiff 

Wedges: :callaway-small: Apex pw 45.7, gw 50.11  :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

Putter: :odyssey-small: O-Works Red Versa #7S slant neck

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS and E12 Speed

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49 minutes ago, Gopokes14 said:

This pic is before I added the Ewheels, but its the same load of stuff

Can you add some photos with the ewheels?


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think you were asking GoPokes14 - but this is My ewheels rig...

On 7/27/2020 at 9:51 AM, PlaidJacket said:

Can you add some photos with the ewheels?

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and being a rule breaker...

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I appreciate it when the stakes are far enough apart the pushcart can roll through

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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero
3W, 7W Titelist TS2
3, 4H; 5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black
ER7  or Scotty Futura X 

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On 7/21/2020 at 5:38 PM, chisag said:

I couldn't remember where I posted my last comments about my defective ZIP but I finally received a box today that included a new axel and new rear wheels. It did not include the Motor Controller which was the problem LOL. I won't complain about new wheels and a new axel assembly but it sucks having to wait longer for the Motor Controller and I am hoping they ship it quickly. I am not one to kick my feet and whine about problems, even compounded problems when the company is trying to make it right. As the saying goes sh!t happens. IF I install the Motor Controller and everything works there are much worse problems that a remote cart that has a faulty part. I'l keep you posted. 

 

... Finally received my Motor Controller yesterday July 28th, so things took longer than I expected. That said, MGI was very professional and after installing the MC, my ZIP worked like new. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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