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This is very tempting... might have to wait a while given the recent driver/wedge purchases, but it's great to see something with this many features retailing for such a decent price!

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

Slowly talking myself into it.

At this point the only thing that's keeping me from buying it is the price. I was thinking about buying a new gap wedge for my last big expenditure of the season and this costs significantly more money. If it was up to me, I'd probably just get it, but the boss will notice the difference ;-)

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The major question I still have is whether there's any sort of 'normalising' feature to account for range balls? I've been to driving range bays with Protracer that have this, and that'd be a major plus for me.

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Seems accurate with irons and a bit hit and miss with the driver.

I guess the real question is once you have the numbers from a swing what do you do with them? How do you fix what you are seeing?

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Mailman

 

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19 minutes ago, mailman said:

Seems accurate with irons and a bit hit and miss with the driver.

I guess the real question is once you have the numbers from a swing what do you do with them? How do you fix what you are seeing?

Regards

Mailman

 

This is a gapping device. Nothing else. It gives you smash factor and whatnot but it will only tell distance and if a swing has hit the sweet spot. This alone can't solve swing flaws. You will need attack angle, swing path, dynamic loft, face to path, etc... 


That obviously comes with $6K and above launch monitors (SkyTrak being the exception). 

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1 minute ago, ib0o0 said:

This is a gapping device. Nothing else. It gives you smash factor and whatnot but it will only tell distance and if a swing has hit the sweet spot. This alone can't solve swing flaws. You will need attack angle, swing path, dynamic loft, face to path, etc... 


That obviously comes with $6K and above launch monitors (SkyTrak being the exception). 

The launch angle is interesting for me as well, but agreed on everything else.

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I might do this this year rather than my annual golf membership considering we're having our first child soon. I already have a setup in the garage to hit off of a mat into a net. Would be great for winter too. 

I like that it's made by a reputable company with similar products in the $XX,XXX range.

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2 hours ago, ib0o0 said:

This is a gapping device. Nothing else. It gives you smash factor and whatnot but it will only tell distance and if a swing has hit the sweet spot. This alone can't solve swing flaws. You will need attack angle, swing path, dynamic loft, face to path, etc... 


That obviously comes with $6K and above launch monitors (SkyTrak being the exception). 

Agreed. Like I said, I am using it more for my son.  His swing is real solid and with how fast kids grow, knowing how far he is hitting his irons is helpful.  Also, those pitch shots that are 30-55 yards are so common.  This helps a ton with that.  Using it for that is fantastic.

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3 hours ago, ib0o0 said:

This is a gapping device. Nothing else. It gives you smash factor and whatnot but it will only tell distance and if a swing has hit the sweet spot. This alone can't solve swing flaws. You will need attack angle, swing path, dynamic loft, face to path, etc... 


That obviously comes with $6K and above launch monitors (SkyTrak being the exception). 

I think of it as a complementary device. I have an instructor to tell me what to work on and look for, a high speed camera to see if I am doing what my pro says, a device that accurately tells me distance and some other helpful numbers gives me even more info as to whether I'm on the right or wrong tack. The more realtime, accurate data you have all at once, I think that really helps.

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51 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

I think of it as a complementary device.

That's how I look at it. I don't need nor expect it to solve my swing flaws. I know, based on past experience, what my general numbers by observing the ball flight, knowing my tendencies, and drawing off previous sessions on Trackman as well as by seeing what I'm doing on video.

What I currently can't do is tell what angle I launch the ball at, what my spin rate is, my apex. That kind of information can help guide me as I'm working on things to identify flaws I'm not aware of. I have no frame of reference for how high (or low?) I hit the ball, for example. Plus being able to map out partial wedge distances would be advantageous.

1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

The more realtime, accurate data you have all at once, I think that really helps.

I like more feedback, too, not less.

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On 8/11/2017 at 4:59 PM, ib0o0 said:

This is a gapping device. Nothing else. It gives you smash factor and whatnot but it will only tell distance and if a swing has hit the sweet spot. This alone can't solve swing flaws. You will need attack angle, swing path, dynamic loft, face to path, etc... 


That obviously comes with $6K and above launch monitors (SkyTrak being the exception). 

Ah...then that makes sense. Although for $500 that to me seems like a really expensive way of trying to work out your gapping when maybe a $50 session on a launch monitor would be a more cost effective way of doing this?

Having said that, because its a toy, its related to golf, and I have absolutely no need for it then it goes straight to the top of my list of "Must Buys"!! :)

Regards

Mailman

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Tested the Mevo outside last night. No stickers on any balls. Just range balls.

Wow.

I was really impressed. It was over-estimating clubhead speed with the driver… at 4' behind the ball. Moving it back to 7' and the readings were right in line with what we expected.

The distances on partial wedges we checked with a laser. At first, they were off by a few yards, until we realized that the range was downhill, and if we measured where the ball was level with the tee, the yardages were almost exactly spot on.

Full review still in the works, but… I'm impressed. I can't reproduce any of the bad things I've seen in a few reviews. I wonder if the software/firmware updates have alleviated some of these.

Note: the Mevo doesn't track the full flight. I've asked FlightScope how much it tracks. The data would come out of my phone before the ball landed, though, so I know it's not the full flight.

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6 minutes ago, iacas said:

Tested the Mevo outside last night. No stickers on any balls. Just range balls.

Wow.

I was really impressed. It was over-estimating clubhead speed with the driver… at 4' behind the ball. Moving it back to 7' and the readings were right in line with what we expected.

The distances on partial wedges we checked with a laser. At first, they were off by a few yards, until we realized that the range was downhill, and if we measured where the ball was level with the tee, the yardages were almost exactly spot on.

Full review still in the works, but… I'm impressed. I can't reproduce any of the bad things I've seen in a few reviews. I wonder if the software/firmware updates have alleviated some of these.

Note: the Mevo doesn't track the full flight. I've asked FlightScope how much it tracks. The data would come out of my phone before the ball landed, though, so I know it's not the full flight.

That sounds really promising. Now I might to start strategizing on convincing my wife that $500 on this is worth it ...

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I’m likely going to be a reseller if I believe in the platform enough so if you can wait until they set that up you can get it from me.

Plus Newport Cup attendees can see a logo on https://thesandtrap.com/newport-cup/2017/… we may have one at the event. Fingers crossed.

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I could only buy it in Japan where i often go there for business but it would cost 900 bucks so I will pass on this. What a pity!

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And I just bought a Voice Caddie SC200 a year ago:doh:. The Foresight Mevo does more (spin and vertical launch), espcially if you can hit it into a net or on an empty course with a Snell MTB and the silver dot. Good price point.

I find these affordable LM's great fun, teaching you the importance of hitting in the sweetspot (smash factor), helps with swingspeed (why am I so inconsistent?), and if you have a couple of shafts you are testing in that driver, it will give you valuable info, and if you use footpowder spray on the driver face, you can see contact and compare it to the LM numbers.

If you are a range rat, fun. I will take a look at the Foresight.

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