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FlightScope’s new VX2 App

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FlightScope continues to improve the performance of its Doppler radar software with its VX2 App. Available for both iOS mobile (iPad, iPhone, iPod) and Android devices, the VX2 app works in conjunction with the popular FlightScope X2 Launch Monitor.

The VX2 App allows the player to see both club and ball data alongside video of the swing. FlightScope is focusing on utilizing the power of tablets like the iPad to create a 3D environment that allows users to view ballflight and club path from any angle.

While launch monitors are primarily thought of as fitting tools, the FlightScope VX2 app opens up a world for teachers to utilize. The app allows users to zoom in and out from all angles, draw lines over swing video and utilize the power of the 3D rendering. In addition, users can set goals and play games with FlightScope’s Skills Challenge app, which allows users to generate targets on the range to test their skills against themselves or the FlightScope community. Since FlightScope measures ball data from the time the shot is struck until it lands, the results promise to be very accurate.

The FlightScope Skills Challenge app is currently available for all Apple iOS and Android devices. The VX2 app will also be available on both platforms in early February.

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Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.

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  1. keyser

    Jun 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Does the VX2 app use the ipads camera for video? I ask because I´ve read the FlightScope’s inbuilt camera is only for target alignment, not swing video.
    Is the VX2 available for Android(where I can get a much better camera than on the ipad)? No bracket that way though, huh?

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  3. Jeff

    Jan 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t find a published price for the flight scope itself. Their website has financing options, so it’s probably not cheap. I’d love to own my own flight monitor though.

  4. Hoover Golf Technology

    Jan 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I believe he said same price as current one, $49 . Also I thought he said the game style app was separate and would be ab $10. Sorry I’m not quite sure but I talked to about 6 flightscope guys . Anyway I used it. It is blow you away awesome. Automaticly syncs the video through the x2 to the side on you iPad , and flight data on other side in simultaneous movement. Totally portable. Grab your x2 and iPad and that’s it. No wires, no plug ins. Just awesome .
    Hoover Golf Technology

    • Owen

      Feb 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Not to be pessimistic but unless the iPad had changes their video recently, wouldn’t you still get the shutter roll during analysis? I just purchased the FS
      and having video and 3d would be ideal, but only if the video isn’t producing distortion of movement.

      • Hoover Golf Technology

        Feb 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

        Owen,
        I’m not sure. I did see live demonstration. It was sunny and perfect. It was clear as a bell, smooth. Not getting the same distortion as the video from the iPad. I don’t know if it’s because flightscope has a better camera, or better compression software on video. Outside and sunny it is stunning. Indoors not so sure. Mine is on a ups truck today. I can’t wait. I will post up in the forums after I get it .

  5. Dave

    Jan 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Price?

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)

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Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on Wilson.com, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.

 

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Chief Engineer Chris Voshall on Mizuno’s approach to the Tour and some of the most insightful pros

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Mizuno’s Chief Engineer Chris Voshall chatted with Johnny Wunder on the latest episode of the Gear Dive.

Voshall offers innumerable interesting anecdotes–particularly interesting is the development of the JPX 900 iron for Brooks Koepka and Voshall’s discussion of his work with other Tour talents.

In the excerpt below, however, Voshall discusses Mizuno’s approach to Tour players and further, whose feedback has proven particularly valuable.

“We’re not making them something special. If they’re coming to us, it’s because the product is that good…They come to us instead of us having to go to them…that’s one of the really exciting things.”

Voshall indicated that players on Tour play essentially the same Mizuno products that are available at retail.

“If the Tour van is out of inventory, they can reach out to us…and we’ll get them more heads. There’s nothing unique about what they’re playing, which I think speaks to the customer…you can almost not trust marketing around the whole world these days, but for us to say ‘there’s nothing different’…that’s something we really hang our hat on.”

With respect to excellent testers on Tour, Voshall sang Luke Donald’s praises, as well as Jhonny Vegas and Brian Gay.

“I love working with Luke. Luke, especially when you’re talking irons…turf interaction, that’s the thing he’s looking for. So with Luke, you’ve really got to speak to him about how it feels, how it enter, how it exits [the turf] and how that’s causing the ball to launch. You could give him the exact same head with a slightly different sole grind, and he will love or hate one versus the other. He’s really cool to work with on that front.”

“Jhonny Vegas…he’s raw power. He goes at it. He wants to slam the club into the ground as hard as he can and see where it goes. He very much on the opposite end of the spectrum as Luke, who’s very much an artist out there, trying to work it, trying to do different things.”

“One of my favorite guys to work with, even though he’s not on staff anymore, is Brian Gay. He knows his game. He knows equipment. Speaking to the fact that he’s been out on Tour as long as he has and has the wins he has with the length he hits the ball, it shows that he does not miss a shot. And he knows everything…when he makes a comment on a club, that’s the one that I take most serious.”

For the rest of Voshall’s insights and perspective, give the full podcast a listen below.

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