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I have an Optishot. Why. I was planning on a Skytrack but B231C835-474C-4AA0-86F9-490102944A5D.jpeg.460cdce7aca3ee391aaa50ac0162bc9a.jpegAADC74FF-FF42-4B7A-B554-90EB020832FC.jpeg.8fa4eaaff912690d8f76e69dd8efcb46.jpegwhen the basement was finished the  space I had for it was tighter than I envisioned. I was a worried about water pipes in the ceiling were too close and furnace and water heater might come into to play. Foam balls seemed necessary. Skytrack seemed kind of expensive to not get very accurate readings with foam balls. Like, information it does give has been helpful. With some work it can simulate your game. Comes with 15 course and driving range. Reads irons really well. Helps me get some golf in during the winter. Dislike, fat shots seem to be penalized but probably not as much as the should be. You get away with thin shots. No launch angle. Having to tape up drivers and woods. Taping works but it’s a pain to tape and untape during the season to get in some at home practice with your gamers. Overall pretty happy with it. I did my research so I knew the strengths and weaknesses. If something comes along that is really works well with foam balls I will definitely look into it. For now I’m good with my Optishot.

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D- Tour Edge EXS 220

4W- Sub 70 949X

Hybrid- Sub 70 949X

Utility- Sub 70 699 U  21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges- Sub 70 286 50+54, Tour Edge 1 out 58 degree 

Putter- Cleveland Huntington Beach soft # 11

Ball- Titleist Tour Soft

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Nice set up!

I'm (hopefully) in the early setup stages myself, but it's gonna be a slow burn getting everything gathered and assembled for me. Have a spornia net and some supplies to make a hitting platform, but still need to get that fabbed up. Sim is likely the last piece of my puzzle, and might be a year or two away once I get the rest of the garage ready. 

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Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (MMT Utility TX 105g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: MAXFLI Tour X

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

WITB thread here

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I've posted this in another thread but here you go. I have the Optishot2.  I can play 10 months out of the year so I couldn't justify the expense of a better system for using it only two months. I rather be outside playing. I'm also a member at a private club so you can get unlimited play. 

The Optishot2 has its limitations on ball data. But luckily I won a Flight Scope Mevo. So between the two systems I get all the data I need at the same time. Even if you had to pay for both it is still less expensive then the other systems out there.

One thing to note, the Mevo will not pick up foam balls. Even with the metallic stickers, it doesn't work. So if I want spin, carry and such I hit real balls. If I just want to play 18 or hit the range, I set the Optishot2 for foam balls.

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To keep cost down, my screen is a three layer system. First there is a net. Tight to prevent a ball from going to far and taking out a garage window. Then a canvas drop cloth to stop the ball from springing back at me. Then a white king size sheet to get a good image from the projector. If the screen gets dirty a quick take down and into the washing machine.

I also have a 10 foot putting matt (not shown). Also important was to put black material on the garage windows to keep the light off the back of the screen.

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I like both of your hybrid setups!  I have been planning a setup to faceoff the Optishot/Garmin and Skytrak/Mevo+ units for comparison when I find the space.  What stance mats are you both using in these photos?

I am also glad to see people enjoying the Optishot unit despite it's inherent limitations versus other true launch monitors.  Do either of you have any interest in the upcoming Optishot Orbit?

Also, you both should check out the Replishot project on Github (https://github.com/zaren171/RepliShot).  This app connects the Optishot to the arcade version of TGC 2019 (which I recently saw on Steam for $12.50) for an alternative to the Optishot software.

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I have the skytrak I really like it use it in my garage that is detached I need to convert it a little better but I get really good practice on it .. I pretty much have everything I need to make it a full simulator just have to rework the garage set up

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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23 hours ago, Klotski said:

I like both of your hybrid setups!  I have been planning a setup to faceoff the Optishot/Garmin and Skytrak/Mevo+ units for comparison when I find the space.  What stance mats are you both using in these photos?

I am also glad to see people enjoying the Optishot unit despite it's inherent limitations versus other true launch monitors.  Do either of you have any interest in the upcoming Optishot Orbit?

Also, you both should check out the Replishot project on Github (https://github.com/zaren171/RepliShot).  This app connects the Optishot to the arcade version of TGC 2019 (which I recently saw on Steam for $12.50) for an alternative to the Optishot software.

I was interested. Because of my space limitation and needing to hit foam balls so I don’t any damage it’s a no. I checked and was told Orbit will need to be used with a real ball. 

D- Tour Edge EXS 220

4W- Sub 70 949X

Hybrid- Sub 70 949X

Utility- Sub 70 699 U  21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges- Sub 70 286 50+54, Tour Edge 1 out 58 degree 

Putter- Cleveland Huntington Beach soft # 11

Ball- Titleist Tour Soft

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On 9/17/2022 at 5:35 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I've posted this in another thread but here you go. I have the Optishot2.  I can play 10 months out of the year so I couldn't justify the expense of a better system for using it only two months. I rather be outside playing. I'm also a member at a private club so you can get unlimited play. 

The Optishot2 has its limitations on ball data. But luckily I won a Flight Scope Mevo. So between the two systems I get all the data I need at the same time. Even if you had to pay for both it is still less expensive then the other systems out there.

One thing to note, the Mevo will not pick up foam balls. Even with the metallic stickers, it doesn't work. So if I want spin, carry and such I hit real balls. If I just want to play 18 or hit the range, I set the Optishot2 for foam balls.

IMG_1318.jpg.82f85d6ce836ce80cb36289a39a5ced0.jpg

To keep cost down, my screen is a three layer system. First there is a net. Tight to prevent a ball from going to far and taking out a garage window. Then a canvas drop cloth to stop the ball from springing back at me. Then a white king size sheet to get a good image from the projector. If the screen gets dirty a quick take down and into the washing machine.

I also have a 10 foot putting matt (not shown). Also important was to put black material on the garage windows to keep the light off the back of the screen.

What sort of projector are you using and where is it placed?

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2 hours ago, Klotski said:

What sort of projector are you using and where is it placed?

I picked up an off brand projector on ebay that has 3000 lumens. New it was only $150 and it works fine. The projector is mounted  from the celing. You can see it in this picture. It is 15 feet from the screen.

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Here's a shot of my setup. I started with a Skytrak, but have had Uneekor QED for a couple of years now.

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.5*
Fairway: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 4 & 5 Hybrid
Hybrid: 
th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0317X Gen 2 6 Hybrid
Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 7-GW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX2 54* & 58* Smart Sole 4 C
Putter: :ping-small: Heppler Fetch
Ball: :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour Yellow

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