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FlightScope Mevo - Portable Launch Monitor for the Everyday Golfer

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9 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Also in the default mode, only 3 can be stored.

If you’re a coach, can I request you as the instructor or does it go to some random pool?

I ask because I jjust don’t want Kostis :-D

 

If you want @iacas to look at your swing, you can just post a video here: 

;-)

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8 minutes ago, bmartin461 said:

Not sure if this is helpful or not, but Golf WRX has started a new "Trackman Tuesday" series.

Thanks for posting this!

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On 1/5/2018 at 1:20 PM, Lihu said:

Although the dots are not absolutely necessary in outdoor conditions, I find them to be a bit more accurate. I ran out of them and am currently using 1/4" copper tape (aluminum tape will likely work as well), and found a source for 1/4" dots for about $34/2000 dots.

http://amzn.to/2qvnTG6

Amazon offers other sizes as well:

http://amzn.to/2CW5sNn

Of course Flightscope doesn't overcharge that much anyway. . . https://flightscope.com/product/metalic-stickers/

My package arrived today. Going to compare them to the one Mevo dot I have left.

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Just had a long discussion with Flightscope.

They confirmed what I thought. First of all club head speed is pretty accurate if you have the unit around 5' to 7' away with proper alignment. The issue with ball speed is that if your swing is such that it "covers" the ball it will not pick up ball speed properly.

They also confirmed that low smash factor numbers are very likely due to the use of the 1pc Srixon range balls. Makes sense anyway.

The unit to ball to target alignment turns out to be non-optimal. What they recommended is placing the unit outside that target line. Place the Mevo about 6 inches away from you relative to the ball/target line. They have not finalized this placement yet, and are still experimenting with it before they publish it publicly. So, if you do this know that it is possibly not going to be the "final setup configuration" they recommend.

The error in doing this is quite small if you place the unit 7' away from the ball. cos(6/(7*12))= 0.997 or about 0.3% reduction in readings.

I'm going to test this out this afternoon. 1' is even possible with only 0.9898 reduction in readings. Better than losing a lot more from not getting the velocity of the ball until it's several yards away. That explains why my carry yardages are low compared to observation.

Note that Mevo measures velocity for about 40 yards. Which is more than sufficient for accurate measurements. Outdoors is going to be a lot more accurate.

They also recommended using 2 dots side by side and the target position for the dots is more optimal. I told them I put a 1/2" by 1/4" piece of copper tape on the back, and they thought that was a good idea. That gave me much more consistent spin readings.

So, I'm returning the Amazon dots, and getting the 3/8" size in place of the 1/4" ones I ordered. I only used a couple and the company seemed okay with returning them. Great service. I pay for shipping back to them though.

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