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I see some old threads on this but nothing recent. I would like to hear today's gang weigh in. Is this thing any good?

 

 

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I have one and carry it with me.   I find that it helps with tempo, weight transfer and swing plane.   I'm sure there are other options but for me, it is useful.   

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12 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

I see some old threads on this but nothing recent. I would like to hear today's gang weigh in. Is this thing any good?

 

 

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I don't use one, but probably should. My partners that do use one hit pretty decent shots. I think it helps.

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There's also whippy tempomaster which you can use to hit balls.  I've never been a training aid person so can't report.

If I was going to get one I'd be leaning whippy tempomaster.

People say tempo but it also looks like with a flexible club it requires the swinging action.  To me both are paramount.

if you tense and lever the club it's not a true swinging motion.

 There's also medicus

 

I have not used these but they all seem to be designed to produce a true swing of the club rather than a hit with leverage.

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44 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

I see some old threads on this but nothing recent. I would like to hear today's gang weigh in. Is this thing any good?

 

 

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I only know one guy who uses one, but he loves it.  I've tried it, just as a stretching aid as part of a pre-round warm up and liked it for that, but I really haven't done more than that.  I'm older and really need to stretch the creaky joints and muscles a bit before swinging a club.

I'm impressed enough with that little use that I've considered picking one up though.

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Hmm drills and tips PDF on whippy site mentions safety concerns like potential to whip yourself in the head.

thats no fun.

i guess do your homework on these aids.

i still may get one.

 

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The people who demonstrate using this are showing the true swinging action which imo is the essence of golf.  Love the perpetual motion drill.  

All these devices are based on the same concept.  That should tell anyone who is a student of the game something important.

swing the clubhead!

 

 

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11 hours ago, Jack Watson said:

There's also whippy tempomaster which you can use to hit balls.  I've never been a training aid person so can't report.

If I was going to get one I'd be leaning whippy tempomaster.

People say tempo but it also looks like with a flexible club it requires the swinging action.  To me both are paramount.

if you tense and lever the club it's not a true swinging motion.

 There's also medicus

I have not used these but they all seem to be designed to produce a true swing of the club rather than a hit with leverage.

I like that both of these are actually ball hitters.

On the other hand the orange whip might be good to practice in the backyard.

Yeah that would be counter productive. :pound:

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11 hours ago, Lihu said:

I don't use one, but probably should. My partners that do use one hit pretty decent shots. I think it helps.

I just noticed eBay has only a few used ones and they don't go that cheap. That probably means people like and keep them. I thought for sure I'd get some detractors...

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36 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

I just noticed eBay has only a few used ones and they don't go that cheap. That probably means people like and keep them. I thought for sure I'd get some detractors...

I think it's more of a "$100 for that thing"? Until they actually use one and it somehow helps their games. . . :-D

 

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I have the orange whip.  It is effective if used correctly.  I use it primarily for tempo.  It helps with the "pause" at the top of the backswing.  It helps with timing.  But, and there is always a but, if I start to swing it too quickly, it actually messes up my swing.  It's a good work out, but not great on timing when you get it going too fast.  I have to be very careful to swing slowly and wait on the whip at the top.   

I found the video that was posted in the OP interesting.  It looked like what I feel when I'm "doing it wrong"--especially at the end of the video.    

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20 minutes ago, Lihu said:

I think it's more of a "$100 for that thing"? Until they actually use one and it somehow helps their games. . . :-D

 

$100 seems a lot. 

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1 hour ago, alfriday said:

I have the orange whip.  It is effective if used correctly.  I use it primarily for tempo.  It helps with the "pause" at the top of the backswing.  It helps with timing.  But, and there is always a but, if I start to swing it too quickly, it actually messes up my swing.  It's a good work out, but not great on timing when you get it going too fast.  I have to be very careful to swing slowly and wait on the whip at the top.   

I found the video that was posted in the OP interesting.  It looked like what I feel when I'm "doing it wrong"--especially at the end of the video.    

+1.   orange whip user as well and it really helps me with temp and and the pause at the top, helps me get rid of the feeling of coming over the top

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9 hours ago, gregsandiego said:

$100 seems a lot. 

At least one of these guys has it in his bag. . .

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I have something similar to it ("Lemon Whip" :-P) , but feel like the Orange Whip would have been better.

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3 hours ago, Lihu said:

I have something similar to it ("Lemon Whip" :-P) , but feel like the Orange Whip would have been better.

Kind of like the inventor of 1-up, then 2-up, then 3-up ... gave up at 6-up. He never knew how close he came :-D

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7 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Kind of like the inventor of 1-up, then 2-up, then 3-up ... gave up at 6-up. He never knew how close he came :-D

Yeah, great analogy... :-D

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