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35 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Bonus feature: you use different parts of the board, which gives you longer before you have to replace the hitting surface.

That's just smart, I have a feeling the hitting surface will last a while, but taking advantage of the whole board would extend the life of it.

Have you hit a fairway wood off it? I'm needing to work on that pretty bad. 

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So, I couldn't help myself and had to step back outside and give it another try. I have been sitting around with a thought in my head to try where is attempt to mimic the pressure in my feet with a Down Under board. Well...that didn't work. 

I then tried relaxing my arms and letting my body do the work. It's so easy to let the arms take over thinking it'll lead to better results. As soon as I relaxed, I saw better strikes that began at or in front of the ball. 

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I spent time figuring out what I might be doing and I think I might have an issue with swaying.

Oh yeah... I've been working and working and .... and working on that!

One thing that's helped *me* (emphasized - may not help you, nor anyone else) - and referring to the pics earlier of a Flat Ball in front of the actual ball - is to focus on a spot in front of the ball and make that spot your strike point on the board.

And back on topic -

I'm still loving my Spornia net. Lots of hits and no wear. I have uncovered one teeny defect in mine, though - on the back, and where the netting attaches to the nylon along the bottom, there was a short stretch where the netting was not glued/bonded to the nylon ... I found it after a bad mis-hit and the ball got stuck in there!

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4 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

One thing that's helped *me* (emphasized - may not help you, nor anyone else) - and referring to the pics earlier of a Flat Ball in front of the actual ball - is to focus on a spot in front of the ball and make that spot your strike point on the board.

I'll give that a try, I tend to focus too much on the back of the ball to much. I've been working on looking at the front, but on days like today, I tend to get a little sloppy. I might have to invest in some of those flat balls for this particular practice. I think having something tangible to focus on might help. I truly appreciate the advice. 

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On 1/30/2021 at 8:19 AM, PMookie said:

I just don’t know if I could even hit the board properly with it elevated. I have a hitting mat that is two-to-three times that wide and it gives me the heebie-jeebies!!!

Nice swing, Kirke!!!!!!

I stand on a one inch piece of plywood when hitting off a mat in my yard.  The height seems about right.

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9 hours ago, Hawaii Redleg said:

Is there a way to purchase the replacement mat ($25?) and affix it to something like a thin piece of laminate plywood? May make the mat wear out quicker. 

I am sure there is a way and I have thought about that option.   You can buy the mat via the website and the DIYer in me says there has be be a way to cheaply replicate the frame.    But I don't know what the actual may looks like;  the frame may provide support that prevents it from coming apart. 

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On 3/5/2021 at 9:48 PM, Hawaii Redleg said:

Is there a way to purchase the replacement mat ($25?) and affix it to something like a thin piece of laminate plywood? May make the mat wear out quicker. 

Your wrists are not going to enjoy hitting balls off plywood over the long term. You would need to find some piece of rubber or dense sponge. I think it would be safe to assume the harder the material under the mat, the faster it will wear out if there is less give under the sequins to absorb force from the contact and flex a bit. 

If cost is a concern, place a towel a few inches behind your ball flat on the ground or use something to mark a line to judge if you are hitting it fat. Use tees or balls for a gate drill to avoid heel and toe strikes. 

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sadly mine is now delayed a week because one of their suppliers had to shut down for two weeks. Alas, my journey to better ball striking through the board is stalled until next week...

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On 3/6/2021 at 9:04 AM, cnosil said:

I am sure there is a way and I have thought about that option.   You can buy the mat via the website and the DIYer in me says there has be be a way to cheaply replicate the frame.    But I don't know what the actual may looks like;  the frame may provide support that prevents it from coming apart. 

Here's an idea of what the frame looks like. I didn't want to take the mat out, as it has tape on the back of it to hold it in. It's a pretty well made piece, I particularly like the studs in the back that keep it from sliding on the ground or on a hitting mat. 20210308_191737-01.jpeg.b528872130e9df9e3ddd1d6477ef2904.jpeg20210308_191729-01.jpeg.1a4e744a8cda3e72f6c2e91cabdcdd5a.jpeg20210308_191713-01.jpeg.50b63d363592678189abff9dae1f73df.jpeg

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You can probably use a thin piece of plywood then glue a piece of the foam gym floor mat pieces to it. (the ones in Lowes or Home Depot that look like a puzzle piece) Obviously cut to size. Then you could use double sided tape or Velcro to hold the divot mat in place. I would then drill a hole in each corner to accept a long golf tee to keep the board in place while swinging outside.

Sorry couldn't help myself.  I'm a rigger!

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Have you checked out the Acu-Strike?  Similar concept- see where the sole impacted with the ground.  Though I have to say, your sequins are much more obvious and clear.  This is more like old time velour that stands up or lays flat. You brush it back flat with the sole of your club after a shot.  They make two version, one with an inch of foam underneath (so you need a stance pad) and one super thin that you peg to the ground with some long tees.  The paint marks to indicate ball position definitely wear over time.  They do make it clear however that you can, should and I do, hit a ball off of it.  
 

Yeah, I caught this one fat - for demonstration purposes of course...

 

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Really liking the mat to hit little chips taking the club shaft back to parallel to ground to work on clean contact with no ball indoors. Also for back to 3/4 swings with lead arm parallel to ground. Easy to grab a club in the living room and make a couple swings to dial in low point and get the feel of a good transition and not hanging back. 

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1 hour ago, BMart519 said:

It's like a higher power is telling me to work on my low point control... 

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cant wait until mine comes in at the end of the week. debating if i should get a mat from another spy so it doesnt slide around on me in my garage

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Mine arrived yesterday. It works well. Really shows you how poor of a ball striker you are. I was all over the place and actually the worst when I had the planemate on. Tried it with a variety of clubs and it’s a keeper. This should definitely help me low point my longer clubs easier. Really should be focusing on chipping with it first but go big or go home. Here is a picture of my first strike on it using my PW (first actual swing missed it entirely). Was mostly downhill from there. 

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7 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

I was all over the place ...

Gotta be the sandals 🤪 .. I think it may have been Sam Snead who said to practice barefoot. 

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1 minute ago, cksurfdude said:

Gotta be the sandals 🤪 .. I think it may have been Sam Snead who said to practice barefoot. 

I'm thinking it was the side effect of swinging in a robe and PJ's....   🙈

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2 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

I'm thinking it was the side effect of swinging in a robe and PJ's....   🙈

it would be more free flowing in the buff.... maybe you are onto something

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1 minute ago, rbsiedsc said:

it would be more free flowing in the buff.... maybe you are onto something

I don't usually speak for everybody, but..... I think I do when I say.....

I insist you share NO pictures from that experiment!!!  😵

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