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post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

I have some gift certificates i'd like to use up and I have all the clubs I want.  I'm wondering if anyone has tried the 3BAYS GSA PRO.  Are the data outputs accurate? Is it durable?  Anything you might know about it would be appreciated.


Thanks,

Rick

post #2 of 58

What is that?  Maybe share a link or a photo of what you're looking at?

post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 

Here it is: http://www.3baysgsa.com/

 

It's like the swingbyte, only its tiny and plugs in the top hole of the grip.
 

post #4 of 58
I was thinking about buying this too but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I think it'd be great at the range, but good for my practice swings I do in the garage every day.

I found some interesting videos on YouTube and it compares data head to head with trac man type launch monitors. Data is amazingly close between the two. I would suggest going to YouTube and searching "3bays GSA"
post #5 of 58
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I think I've seen all the youtube videos and reviews online.  I'm wondering if any instructors or regulars on here have used it with any success.  Its that or clothing i think...

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Originally Posted by Hoganwoods View Post

I think I've seen all the youtube videos and reviews online.  I'm wondering if any instructors or regulars on here have used it with any success.  Its that or clothing i think...

I haven't tried this device.  It looks interesting.

 

Note, I have purchased the ES12 from Ernest Sports and am not impressed with it.  The 3BAYS GSA Pro Looks similar in terms of the data you get back.  And given it is in the butt of the clug grip, may improve the readout frequency over the ES12?

 

The problem with the ES12 is that I can't get it to pick up flight data unless I hit a block (push) - or a fade.  If I hit a shot straight, draw, hook - or even my stock push draw... It won't be recognized or picked up on the ES12.  And it has nothing to do with the placement of the device.  I've messed around with the setup dozens of times and still can't get regular readouts unless I hit that block or fade.

post #7 of 58

Swing Analysis Reviews

Hey Folks, I know there was a long thread a while back concerning the Swingbyte technology.  I have had a few folks tell me about it and have read mixed reviews.  I also saw another device called the 3Bays GSA Pro.

 

The Swingbyte straps on under the grip of the club whereas the GSA Pro goes into the end of the grip that seems lighter and much easier to handle. 

 

Anyone use any of these devices who could offer some opinions, advice, etc. on which one is the better deal?  Tired of paying a fortune in lessons, having to film swings, etc. etc. and would like something that gives instant feedback that does not cost a fortune like the Trackman and other expensive devices give.

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My thread above got moved over here so apologize for putting it in the wrong forum.

 

Anyway, did some more investigating and keep getting conflicting reviews of these devices.  Heard some complaints about the GSA Pro being made of plastic and concerns that it will not last long (tip that goes into the grip will break).  Also heard that it is vague on your clubhead impact position (just says open, square, or closed) whereas the Swingbyte gives you the actual degree.  Frankly, at least for me, I could care less what the degree is. 

 

I am thinking for the price, either one is not a bad deal, but expect that the technology is going to get much better so these two devices will be obsolete like most gadgets not long from now. 

 

My personal opinion is that the GSA may be better simply because it is much easier to install on your club and will not move whereas the Swingbyte sounds like it moves around alot causing more inaccurate numbers.  I would say that you just have to be careful in using it so the tip does not break off.

post #9 of 58

Yeah, each of these devices have pros and cons.  I guess if you have the discretionary income, and you have enough interest in a device like this, then go buy the device... Just know that the data you receive is only as good as the device itself.  

 

My concern is that the average Joe golfer has no idea what their baseline numbers are.  And without knowing your baseline numbers from a reliable radar (see Trackman), then the data that you receive from a device like the 3bays GSA Pro maybe worthless - but the user doesn't know that.  So they don't know what data to 'accept' and what data to 'dismiss' or throw out.

 

For example, I've used Trackman enough to know my average baseline numbers with a 6i... So when I use my ES12 for example (see above post), I can tell what is reliable data and what isn't.  Just by seeing the ball fly (clean center hit contact)... I know that the ES12 is only giving me accurate data once every 3 to 5 swings.  And the thing that is frustrating with the ES12, is it seems like I can't get reliable data unless I hit a certain shot shape... I am forced to hit a fade - or a push.  If I hit a draw, hook or pull - often times the data is terrible.  Nowhere near being accurate.

 

So again, if you buy devices like these... You have to understand that they aren't the holy grail.  And will have bugs, quirks and issues abound.

post #10 of 58

I have used the 3BaysGSA and it is great for tempo training and comparisons for swing shape. U must secure the unit in the butt of the club or else the numbers can be a bit crazy. It is a great price for what it is. Trackman is the best but the cost is out of the roof. Your numbers are the numbers that create your best shot. Then u save those swings and compare. Fast to get your swing back in tempo.

Penny

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Originally Posted by Penny Pulz View Post

I have used the 3BaysGSA and it is great for tempo training and comparisons for swing shape. U must secure the unit in the butt of the club or else the numbers can be a bit crazy. It is a great price for what it is. Trackman is the best but the cost is out of the roof. Your numbers are the numbers that create your best shot. Then u save those swings and compare. Fast to get your swing back in tempo.

Penny

The bold part is where the ES12, and I'm guessing devices like the 3bays GSA Pro have similar faults?  How many times do you have to hit shots for the device to register accurate numbers?  As I stated, with the ES12 - I can hit beautiful push draws - or straight shots with a 6i.... Nice high trajectory that carries 170+ down range on target... And I know they are clean hits and the device gives me bogus readouts.   That is the problem... These type of devices can also confuse the golfer because they know they hit a great shot - they can see they hit a great shot... But the numbers are inaccurate - or you get a false reading.  This causes confusion, and can create frustration for the golfer when you spend your money on a device that is giving you false readings.

post #12 of 58

nothing is perfect in this new technology world. I have found it to be quite stable. I hit about 6 shots with every club in my bag and the pattern of the numbers was what the ball was doing. My swing speeds are in the high 80's or so with Driver and 70's in irons

post #13 of 58
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Originally Posted by Penny Pulz View Post

nothing is perfect in this new technology world. I have found it to be quite stable. I hit about 6 shots with every club in my bag and the pattern of the numbers was what the ball was doing. My swing speeds are in the high 80's or so with Driver and 70's in irons

Good to hear.  So that is a positive review for the 3bays device.

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GSA Golf Simulator Review

Has anyone built a GSA golf simulator?  I'm interested in the 3 camera PX-5 or CX-3 system.  If anyone can share their experience with the product I would love to hear the pros and cons.

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I'm relatively new to golf and a high handicapper so I needed something to give me instant feedback on my swing. I've had the 3baysgsa for about six weeks now and found it to be a very reliable indicator of my swing. It shows just about anything you'd need to analyze and correct your swing flaws and measures swing speed, ball speed too. You can select just about any club with it. I chose it over some of the others out there due to it plugging right into to end of the grip. You never even know it's there. Just line up the little arrow on the device in line with the club face. I carry an android phone in my back pocket and it records via bluetooth instanly.  I give it 5 stars....

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Originally Posted by retgi View Post

I'm relatively new to golf and a high handicapper so I needed something to give me instant feedback on my swing. I've had the 3baysgsa for about six weeks now and found it to be a very reliable indicator of my swing. It shows just about anything you'd need to analyze and correct your swing flaws and measures swing speed, ball speed too. You can select just about any club with it. I chose it over some of the others out there due to it plugging right into to end of the grip. You never even know it's there. Just line up the little arrow on the device in line with the club face. I carry an android phone in my back pocket and it records via bluetooth instanly.  I give it 5 stars....

Out of curiosity, what is your average swing speed with a 6i?  I've been told that the faster your swing speed, the less accurate the device is.  I'd like to hear some feedback from guys who swing their 6i 85+mph.

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I haven't monitored my 6i swing speed.

post #18 of 58

I had a 3Bays, but ended up snapping off the peg that attaches this to the end of the club (my fault... but it should be more durable). I was given a Swingbyte for my birthday and I love it. If you're swinging the club at 115+ mph you will get some twisting after a number of swings, but its easy to realign. I found the swingbyte gives you a lot more #s, and they're more accurate. I think some of this probably comes from the fact that the 3Bays moves around VERY easily since it's just held in place by the soft rubber grip on your club. I actually like Swingbytes app a lot better as well... and it seems like they're frequently coming out with updates to make it even better. A lot of these devices are probably pretty similar, but I love my swingbyte! You won't be disappointed if you get one. 

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