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#1 Rich044

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

As any one used this training aid yet. Looking to get some feedback and see if it is worth buying.


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 02:33 AM

View PostRich044, on 24 July 2015 - 09:09 PM, said:

As any one used this training aid yet. Looking to get some feedback and see if it is worth buying.
Looks like it might be useful but it is way over priced.  With a short visit to a hardware store I am sure you could make something like it for $10-$15.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 07:33 AM

Just what I wanted:  To hit drives with topspin.  <smh>
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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:13 PM

Mine should be here tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest. Will post update!

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:17 PM

Works pretty good! Especially on the toughest settings (foam pieces velcro'd closest to club path)....lets you know immediately if you're making any mistakes on path either on takeaway, or downswing.

Definitely going to get a lot of use out of this at home over the winter! Grooving the swing until i can get back out in the spring up here in MinneSnowta!

Edited by tjchamp, 04 December 2015 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

View PostYoungJedi, on 04 December 2015 - 12:17 PM, said:

Works pretty good! Especially on the toughest settings (foam pieces velcro'd closest to club path)....lets you know immediately if you're making any mistakes on path either on takeaway, or downswing.

Definitely going to get a lot of use out of this at home over the winter! Grooving the swing until i can get back out in the spring up here in MinneSnowta!

Do you still use yours?  Have you seen much improvement?

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:31 PM

My coach used one of these with me and I liked it so much I purchased one. It was instrumental in getting rid of a hook on my irons. Never have really used it with Driver, but from time to time use it with pitches. IMHO this and the Orange Whip are very good training aids and the only Ones I continue to use. Although the Orange Whip is more of a warm up tool.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:39 PM

View PostEponMike, on 14 September 2017 - 05:31 PM, said:

My coach used one of these with me and I liked it so much I purchased one. It was instrumental in getting rid of a hook on my irons. Never have really used it with Driver, but from time to time use it with pitches. IMHO this and the Orange Whip are very good training aids and the only Ones I continue to use. Although the Orange Whip is more of a warm up tool.

Interesting...I hate to drop $100 without trying it but it looks like that is the route to go.  I have a tendency to hang back and help the ball up in the air.  I need to drive through the impact zone and hit down and compress the ball.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

Does anyone have any product spec's or dimensions? Looking to make a home-made version if possible. Any help is appreciated!



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

I bought one after taking a lesson with a pro using a flightscope. My major issue was my swing path coming too far from the inside. The speed trap set at the hardest config with all the foam pieces in has really helped me get a more neutral path and has really straightened out my ball flight. My misses have been much more manageable since using it. I try to take at least a few swings with it every day. I even use it indoors just practicing my takeaway and even a full swing in slow motion. It is pricey for what it is but I have found it to be very effective for me at least.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

View Posttgreene17, on 20 November 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

Does anyone have any product spec's or dimensions? Looking to make a home-made version if possible. Any help is appreciated!


Hey there, was wondering if you ever found out the dimensions on this? I was looking to do the same didnt find much on google. Reached out just now on golfsimulators forums but checking here now too to hopefully find something so i can make the same. Let me know if you were able to find out the dimensions. I'd appreciate it!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:36 AM

To me this aid looks like somebody took the Fat Plate training aid and Velcro'd on some bumpers for the routing part.  That's no bad thing, but it's the plate part that I would want and I plan to just make one out of a 12x12 Lexington sheet.

One reason I want to make my own is that I can customize how wide or narrow the channel is.

One word of caution... I saw somebody using this at the range, and the next thing they were running 15 yards onto the range to pick up one of the red bumpers.  I guess they can fly off if you hit them too hard.  Thankfully this was a small range so others stopped hitting when they saw him running on...

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:22 PM

View Postdagratest816, on 10 January 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

View Posttgreene17, on 20 November 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

Does anyone have any product spec's or dimensions? Looking to make a home-made version if possible. Any help is appreciated!


Hey there, was wondering if you ever found out the dimensions on this? I was looking to do the same didnt find much on google. Reached out just now on golfsimulators forums but checking here now too to hopefully find something so i can make the same. Let me know if you were able to find out the dimensions. I'd appreciate it!

is your handicap really 32?.....perhaps having concern on the "dimensions" is the least of your worries.......(sorry).

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

So, as luck would have it I found a spare piece of lexan that I'd used to make a test screen for my overhead projector enclosure, so I decided to make a rough and ready version of the base plate.

I wanted to start out with a narrow channel, given that if it's too challenging I can just widen it.  I went with 4 inches to start with.

Lexan / polycarbonate is a pain to cut as it melts with heat and shatters with an aggressive blade, so I used an oscillating tool on low speed to cut it and it worked like a charm.

I (very) roughly sanded the edges because I was eager to test it out.  Very challenging at 4 inches wide, but works like a charm!  Great audible and visual feedback if you hit it fat.

This will be a fun addition to my indoor winter practice.  I imagine some sections of pool noodle and some Velcro could be used to add bumpers if desired.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

View PostPorscheFan, on 12 January 2018 - 07:33 PM, said:

So, as luck would have it I found a spare piece of lexan that I'd used to make a test screen for my overhead projector enclosure, so I decided to make a rough and ready version of the base plate.

I wanted to start out with a narrow channel, given that if it's too challenging I can just widen it.  I went with 4 inches to start with.

Lexan / polycarbonate is a pain to cut as it melts with heat and shatters with an aggressive blade, so I used an oscillating tool on low speed to cut it and it worked like a charm.

I (very) roughly sanded the edges because I was eager to test it out.  Very challenging at 4 inches wide, but works like a charm!  Great audible and visual feedback if you hit it fat.

This will be a fun addition to my indoor winter practice.  I imagine some sections of pool noodle and some Velcro could be used to add bumpers if desired.


Very nice!
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

So I've been using this for a day, and I will say that it really makes me work hard to not hit it fat.  Improvements already.

I forgot to mention that you also get the same feedback when you don't have centered contact, because you clip the edge of the channel.  Whether bought or homemade, I can definitely see the value of this type of training aid.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Does anyone know far between the two red lines are? What are the dimensions of the base plate?

Edited by scoobanny, 03 May 2018 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

Been using it for a few years, highly recommend it with or without the red Velcro posts. Improves my ball striking every time I use it. Start with the ball further from the Perspex edge and slowly move closer.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:18 PM

Here is my setup this evening without the posts. I ended there hitting 6 irons.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:54 AM

I want one of these so bad!!!

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:44 PM

Is this compatible with an Optishot system?  With or without the bumpers?
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:31 PM

View PostRay Jackson, on 08 May 2018 - 11:18 PM, said:

Here is my setup this evening without the posts. I ended there hitting 6 irons.

I made something very similar out of a sheet of clear acrylic from Lowes. It was about 15" long by 10 inches wide. I cut a slot like Porschefan's in his photo 4" from the front edge. I hadn't seen the Speed Trap but I saw Martin Hall show something similar made out of plywood on the Golf Channel about 10-15 years ago.

I also made one out of plywood.

Now I just use a golf towel folded over and place it about 8" behind the ball at address.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

Not the biggest fan of it. One of the instructors I work with has one and I tried it out a couple times. I don't think it helps to change path to hit a fade, straight or draw
I set it up with trackman running and tried all 3 set ups and hardly saw a change in path numbers between the 3. To hit a straight ball you need to swing slightly left and it doesn't set you up for that.

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