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1 hour ago, edingc said:

 

I have already finished an impromptu test session with them, and my initial results/feedback is extremely positive.

 

 

 

Will be interested in your results.   I am guessing that the intent of these and why they will work with other radar based launch monitors is they “minimize” the interference that the radar receives from metal and fluorescent lighting and helps the radar unit lock in on the ball.  I say that because I’ve read comments on other forums  that the advice received from customer support is to reduce this type of interference.  

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I've been really impressed with the durability of the RCTs. I hit probably 50-60 balls on Sunday with mid-irons and wedges with a single RCT. Last night I used the same RCT to hit about 100 more shots, including about 25 shots with my 4 hybrid. Over the last 10 swings with my hybrid Mevo+ registered ball speeds averaging 147 MPH, so the ball took some abuse going into the net and vinyl target. My hypothesis about spreading out the impacts around the entire ball leading to longer ball life seems to be supported so far.

I have added a few large sheets of cardboard to the floor between the net and my stance/hitting mats. The ball tends to kick back or roll off of the target and having the cardboard there catches most of the balls before they hit concrete and scuff the cover. Indoor/outdoor carpet would probably be better, but I'm making due with what's available.

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54 minutes ago, edingc said:

I've been really impressed with the durability of the RCTs. I hit probably 50-60 balls on Sunday with mid-irons and wedges with a single RCT. Last night I used the same RCT to hit about 100 more shots, including about 25 shots with my 4 hybrid. Over the last 10 swings with my hybrid Mevo+ registered ball speeds averaging 147 MPH, so the ball took some abuse going into the net and vinyl target. My hypothesis about spreading out the impacts around the entire ball leading to longer ball life seems to be supported so far.

I have added a few large sheets of cardboard to the floor between the net and my stance/hitting mats. The ball tends to kick back or roll off of the target and having the cardboard there catches most of the balls before they hit concrete and scuff the cover. Indoor/outdoor carpet would probably be better, but I'm making due with what's available.

That's awesome they seem to be working for you already.  Imagine how much they could improve once Mevo and Garmin change their specific coding to recognize the balls in the future.

It will be interesting to see the overall durability of these.  I started last winter using my regular ProV1x gamer balls but ended up switching to Titleist Practice balls after splitting a few of the ProV's.

Thanks for sharing your results along the way!

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5 minutes ago, Bucky CC said:

That's awesome they seem to be working for you already.  Imagine how much they could improve once Mevo and Garmin change their specific coding to recognize the balls in the future.

It will be interesting to see the overall durability of these.  I started last winter using my regular ProV1x gamer balls but ended up switching to Titleist Practice balls after splitting a few of the ProV's.

Thanks for sharing your results along the way!

I split a Z-Star and a MTB-X after not that many swings using the metallic dot, I assume due to hitting in one spot only. On the flip side, I have a Q-Star Tour that I use for all of my warm ups and when I'm less focused on perfect numbers. It has seen a lot of swings and hasn't split yet, but the cover is nearly gone at this point.

I didn't really touch on spin from my session last night, but I would say so far I'm getting measured spin that seems accurate about 90 percent of the time. There are still a few missed reads, and I've also had a few over reads where I will get 10,000+ RPM on a hybrid or mid-iron. But overall, I'm happy with them. They definitely improve the indoor experience.

I dropped one off to my instructor yesterday. He has both a Mevo+ and a Trackman 3 and is going to give it a test in his indoor space as well.

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48 minutes ago, edingc said:

I split a Z-Star and a MTB-X after not that many swings using the metallic dot, I assume due to hitting in one spot only. On the flip side, I have a Q-Star Tour that I use for all of my warm ups and when I'm less focused on perfect numbers. It has seen a lot of swings and hasn't split yet, but the cover is nearly gone at this point.

I have seen The topic of broken balls discussed over multiple forums and the general answer is that it is impact into the net that causes the breakage and not the impact with the club.   I don’t think there is really a definitive answer other than it is something that can’t be avoided.  

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3 hours ago, edingc said:

I split a Z-Star and a MTB-X after not that many swings using the metallic dot, I assume due to hitting in one spot only. On the flip side, I have a Q-Star Tour that I use for all of my warm ups and when I'm less focused on perfect numbers. It has seen a lot of swings and hasn't split yet, but the cover is nearly gone at this point.

I didn't really touch on spin from my session last night, but I would say so far I'm getting measured spin that seems accurate about 90 percent of the time. There are still a few missed reads, and I've also had a few over reads where I will get 10,000+ RPM on a hybrid or mid-iron. But overall, I'm happy with them. They definitely improve the indoor experience.

I dropped one off to my instructor yesterday. He has both a Mevo+ and a Trackman 3 and is going to give it a test in his indoor space as well.

I added dots to a dozen balls that are a mix of new Z star and used Tour B XS and Pro V1. I alternate through the 12 balls then go collect them and repeat. If you are concerned about breakage, this is probably a better approach than using 1 ball over an entire session. I hit in the garage which is not climate controlled, so I keep the balls and clubs indoors this winter. I plan to do the same thing with the RCT's to make them last as long as possible given the price. 

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27 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

I added dots to a dozen balls that are a mix of new Z star and used Tour B XS and Pro V1. I alternate through the 12 balls then go collect them and repeat. If you are concerned about breakage, this is probably a better approach than using 1 ball over an entire session. I hit in the garage which is not climate controlled, so I keep the balls and clubs indoors this winter. I plan to do the same thing with the RCT's to make them last as long as possible given the price. 

Yeah, after this initial durability test ball bites the dust, I will rotate through them on a more regular basis during a session. I'm still very impressed that this first ball has held up as well as it has.

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Still waiting on my shipment.  Should be arriving today so will try to get some initial testing done this weekend and post.

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@edingc did you upgrade the Mevo+ with the $1,000 update ?

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Thanks for starting up this thread.  I'm working at a Trackman simulator business this winter so I have basically unlimited time on them.  I've been using two of the test #3 and #4 balls a bunch of us got from Titleist for the MGS test along with one Srixon Z-star and a TP-5 ball with those weird triangles on them, and was using 2 Chrome Soft.  I have a silver dot on all of them so they get hit on the same side quite a bit.

None of them have cracked but a couple have terrible cover durability. One thing I do is use a "wedge ball" for anything more than the pitching wedge.  I've noticed that dedicated wedges will make marks on pretty much any brand (compared to 3-P sets).  So I'm planning to take one of the RCT when I get them and use it just for my wedges.

I do use silver dots and it's night and day for TM4 to capture real numbers. It is a PITA to align it for every shot.  I can't wait to use the RCT!

Have you guys used them on Trackman yet?  How did you purchase them?  I see Titleist is out.  Fortunately I had my Pro in the US order me 3 dozen a while back and they should be there by the time I am in the US mid month.

Last thing - the Callaway Supersoft balls we put out for people to use cracked extremely quickly. I bet the ones I'm using have at least 200 shots on each ball, probably more.

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1 hour ago, Nolan220 said:

@edingc did you upgrade the Mevo+ with the $1,000 update ?

I have not ordered the Pro Package yet. I'm not positive if I will or not. $1,000 is enough that it gives me some pause. If it was a $500 upgrade I'd probably be all over it.

My instructor (who is also a college golf coach), has a Mevo+ for easy transportation to/from events since it's much smaller than Trackman. He did some testing indoors with his Trackman vs. the Mevo+ and the numbers were neck-and-neck up until the longer clubs. He said he is going to order the Pro package and test it out, so he told me to wait until he can see how it compares to his TM.

21 minutes ago, Clayton said:

Have you guys used them on Trackman yet?  How did you purchase them? 

I dropped one off to my instructor earlier this week for him to test on his TM. I have not heard if he has tried it yet or not. I'm using it with the Mevo+, @golfish! is going to use it with the Garmin R10.

I was able to order directly through Titleist's website, which shows the ProV1x RCT is still in stock at the moment. $65 + tax, and free shipping. Better deal than when I bought them and paid $5 shipping a few weeks ago. I ordered on Nov. 13 and they shipped Nov. 24.

I have well over 200 shots on the only RCT I've used so far and it is holding up well.

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As far as durability goes, my initial sacrificial ball is still holding strong! The cover is a little worse for wear from the concrete, but it has not cracked yet. My best guess is that it has close to 600 shots on it at this point, including over 100 drivers. My ball speeds today hit 165-167 at times, so I'm impressed by the ball still hanging in there. 

I obviously wouldn't play something like this on the course, but in the garage it's more than fine.

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Quick update. Balls arrived over the weekend so I am trying to get the garage cleared up a bit to make some space to get some initial data. Hopefully will be able to get some data tonight!

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Hybrids: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

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SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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Ok so first impressions the packaging and ball doesn't seem to be any different than a standard prov1. Unfortunately I made the mistake of ordering a prov1 rct instead of the prov1x rct so that I could do a direct comparison as I only have BNIB prov1x. So anyway I proceeded with the test and have found something very interesting.  The Garmin R10 picks up the standard balls fine. No metallic dots and not aligning the balls in any particular way.  Can't speak for accuracy of spin numbers but judging as I was hitting full 7i shots which I normally use for total distance of 140-150, that's what I was getting on the Garmin with the standard Prov1x. When I switched over to the RCT, the R10 only picked up 2 shots out of 10. Thinking it might be the unit not the ball,  I change back to the standard ProV1x and the unit picked up the shot right away.  Thinking it could be the club, I tried hitting chip shots with the 56 wedge. Same deal.  The R10 missed 1 or 2 out of 10 with the standard ProV1 but missed 9 out of 10 with the RCT. Not sure if I'll be able to continue this test but will try to gather more data.  Might try to reach out to Garmin support and see if they can answer. 

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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9 hours ago, golfish! said:

Ok so first impressions the packaging and ball doesn't seem to be any different than a standard prov1. Unfortunately I made the mistake of ordering a prov1 rct instead of the prov1x rct so that I could do a direct comparison as I only have BNIB prov1x. So anyway I proceeded with the test and have found something very interesting.  The Garmin R10 picks up the standard balls fine. No metallic dots and not aligning the balls in any particular way.  Can't speak for accuracy of spin numbers but judging as I was hitting full 7i shots which I normally use for total distance of 140-150, that's what I was getting on the Garmin with the standard Prov1x. When I switched over to the RCT, the R10 only picked up 2 shots out of 10. Thinking it might be the unit not the ball,  I change back to the standard ProV1x and the unit picked up the shot right away.  Thinking it could be the club, I tried hitting chip shots with the 56 wedge. Same deal.  The R10 missed 1 or 2 out of 10 with the standard ProV1 but missed 9 out of 10 with the RCT. Not sure if I'll be able to continue this test but will try to gather more data.  Might try to reach out to Garmin support and see if they can answer. 

Interesting results. I'm not very familiar with the R10. Does it have optional stickers to put on the ball?

Good example of perhaps the software needs to be setup to handle the marking lines correctly. I'll be curious to see if Garmin support has an answer for you.

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17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
21° Hybrid: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
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50°, 54°, 58°:
231036130_Edel_Golf_Logo_v2_grandecopy.png.13cc76b963f8dd59f06d04b1e8df2827.png Edel SMS, V Grind, Nippon Modus 125 Wedge| Official Review Thread
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
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Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 | Unofficial Review

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

Interesting results. I'm not very familiar with the R10. Does it have optional stickers to put on the ball?

Good example of perhaps the software needs to be setup to handle the marking lines correctly. I'll be curious to see if Garmin support has an answer for you.

No the Garmin does not come with metallic stickers. Could be something in software. Will be reaching out today.  

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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Ok quick update.  Reached out to Garmin and the support rep mentioned their Team lead purchased some RCT balls for their own testing.  Said for now try to follow the instructions on indoor setup best results.  Unfortunately they're recommending 12-15 feet ball to net and 8-10 feet R10 to ball. Even at minimum I would be 20 feet from R10 to net. I think I've got 15 maybe 16 feet total in my garage end to end so don't know how that will work.  Might have to try and find a friend with a bigger garage or a bigger house! They've requested pictures of the balls, my indoor setup, and swing videos with each ball so I'll be sending those later tonight.  Will keep yall posted. 

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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