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#1 2boggiegolf

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

I saw an ad for these and got me wondering if its a P.O.S. or if they work.  If it worked it would seem like a nice way to work out some swing issues at the range.  Chime in if anyone has any first hand experience with it, or feel free to spread rumors.  Thanks


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

I was wondering the same thing myself...  :yes:

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:52 PM

No better or worse than any of the swingspeed trainers.  It is like most of the rest in that it reads 10-15% high on the SS.  Funny I've never encountered a SS device that ever read lower than the person's actual SS (from a calibrated launch monitor)...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:19 PM

I am looking at one on ebay. Do you think it is a solid buy? Currently at 10 ($20) with a day to go.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:12 PM

View Postsandy, on Jan 29 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

No better or worse than any of the swingspeed trainers.  It is like most of the rest in that it reads 10-15% high on the SS.  Funny I've never encountered a SS device that ever read lower than the person's actual SS (from a calibrated launch monitor)...

The Swing Speed Radar is very accurate.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:46 PM

I bought one but it hasn't arrived yet. I'm not really concerned about the accuracy of the reading relative to my true swingspeed, whats more important is whether changes I make to the swing is increasing my SS in general.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:34 PM

no word yet from first-hand users?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:48 PM

I've got it - showed up two weeks ago, bought it from the medicus site. Have only used it on my 9iron because it's snowing every other day here, and the one time it didn't - i went to the range and forgot to bring it with me.

I'm at work so I can't remember exactly in matters of the different memory modes, but the device seems to be working properly. It basically clips onto the part where the shaft and grip meet, press the 'grip' button and then just swing.

This is my first swing speed device, so I can't comment correctly if it is accurate or not, i can say that my 9I speed maxed out at 85mph, but I also believe I was swinging out of my shoes with a swing that isn't even the one I use to hit the ball - take that for what it's worth.

I must add that while I was waiting for the device to arrive, I was called by the customer care team at Medicus and they were really pushing some new products with some really great prices offered - I almost bit, but remembered I have rent due :coolpics: The person I spoke to was very understand and was a real joy to speak to because she was a golfer herself and said she didn't use some products mentioned, so I welcomed that honesty.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:15 PM

Ordered one today from ebay. I paid about two-thirds the price on Medicus.com
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:00 AM

I bout one and used it on my driver.  I have been taking lessons to increase my swing speed and power.  To be honest, I can't confirm its accuracy.  It may in fact be accurate, but I don't have access to another device to calibrate it.  Before lessons, on a launch monitor, my SS was about 86-90 mph.  After lessons, according to the medicus power meter, I was up to 100-105, with a max of 110 - once.  I don't attribute the increase to the power meter.  It was the lessons that helped.  If this device is accurate, and I increased my SS 10+ mph, and I  continue to hit it straight, I am going to give my pro a big tip.


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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:06 AM

My questtion is does it say how it works. I thought about getting one but it clips on up by the grip how does it know how fast the head of the club is moving. The head should be moving faster than the grip. If they give a description of how it does this let us know.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:35 PM

Hey guys, we had a chance to test this today against a very accurate launch monitor.  I don't remember the brand.  We were shocked with the results.  We took a left handed slow swinger (me) and it was off by 4 MPH - on the high side.  The other tester was the guy that gives lessons in the store - an absolutely awesome guy.  My SS was low 100s, he was 120+  :wub: .  The launch monitor would read 120.9 and the PowerMeter was reading 121.

I don't know if it was 4 MPH off for me because I'm left-handed or if it just worked better for his swing type, but it was great to know.    I feel very comfortable with the readings now.  I'll try to get another slower swinging right-hander to try it next week.

Oh, almost forgot to mention - the first time I tried it, it was not accurate - it was 2-10 MPH off.  I knew it was off, it just didn't feel right.  I threw it in my golf bag and forgot about it really.  It's was bumped around while I walked the course for 2 days and when I tried it again, I noticed the numbers weren't so erratic.  That's when I decided to give it another shot today.  And finally, I bought it off ebay for $62 delivered.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:55 AM

QUESTION:  For someone whose release point may be too early in swing, and max SS then is before impact, will this device capture that earlier SS and not the SS at impact?

Comparing to the Swing Speed Radar device, which sits on the ground next to the ball and thus would measure SS at impact.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:36 PM

Now that I've had mine a while, it seems to have gone back to poor readings again.  It's reading extremely high.  I think it has a lot to do with how a person swings the club too.

HackerD, I am positive it measures MAX SS versus impact SS.  You don't need to make impact for it to give you a measure.

One last thing for those of you using it, or thinking of using it:  I spent way too much time with this meter, doing nothing but trying to get faster and faster.  What I ended up doing was creating this huge casting move that took 4-6 weeks to get rid of....and I'm not sure it's completely gone.  If you are going to invest the money in a swing meter, spend a little extra and get a  Swing Speed Radar.  There are plenty of people on this board that rate it's accuracy very well.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:07 PM

I bought one off  E-Bay for cheap. I feel the reading is pretty true. I  just had my driver reshafted and knew my real speed. The best benifit I noticed was that when I felt I was swinging fast it just wasn't fast. If I really take it back slow with a slight pause at the top, then fire I get as much as 5-8 mph more. The old phrase EFFORTLESS POWER is real. This is real positive feedback on the range.

Well worth the 49.00


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Posted 25 April 2009 - 07:04 PM

The medicus power meter supposedly measures maximum speed if you swing without hitting a ball. If you hit a ball, it measures speed at the time that there is a change in speed which would correspond to impact. Before you use it you need to input your height in inches and the length of the club so it must measure how fast the unit moves and then do the algorithms according to your earlier measurements. The last time I had my club head speed measured at golftec it was around 106mph. That was months ago. The first time I used the powerswing meter it measured my speed as 106mph.I have made some changes to my swing(a pause at the top) and routinely get readings of 115mph on my powerswing meter. Whether or not it's right on as far as mph I don't know but seems to be consistent so you can tell if you are getting an increase. My problem is I want to know how accurate it really is because if I am swinging at 115, I should be in a stiffer shaft. But I don't want to pay someboby $100 to get fit.
I have a speedstick and I swing it at 120-125mph but I know I don't swing a driver that fast.
I hope this info helps.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:58 AM

So can you play golf with this unit attached?  Is it easy to move from club to club?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:48 AM

Yeah you can hit balls with this device and switch it to different clubs easily as it just has two hinges that you unlatch/relatch.

Just remember to adjust the shaft length for each club though, which you'll have to do with irons.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:47 PM

i question how accurate it is compared to other meters, but the medicus meter will read faster swing speed if you move it down close to the head, so it's all depends on where you place it. i use medicus meter to work on my tempo and consistent swing speed nothing more. i'd wonder adding 78g medicus meter to your club will definitely decrease your swing speed.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:24 PM

Wouldnt the speed of the clubhead make more sense(we're trying to measure clubhead speed)?  I just dont see a point to put it near the grip.


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:17 AM

As Mike Yun mentions, it is not a supremely light device. So it has to be near the grip otherwise it will affect swingweight too much

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 12:55 PM

medicus recommended placing the meter right below the grip, my 6 iron was around 73-78 mph, but when i move the meter down about 2 inches, it was 80-83 mph. But, on trackman my avg. was 91 mph, so i guess it's all depends on where you place the medicus meter.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

View Postmikeyun1992, on Dec 26 2009, 11:55 AM, said:

medicus recommended placing the meter right below the grip, my 6 iron was around 73-78 mph, but when i move the meter down about 2 inches, it was 80-83 mph. But, on trackman my avg. was 91 mph, so i guess it's all depends on where you place the medicus meter.

of course...the fastest part of the swing is the clubhead.  If you put it above the clubhead then what does it read(lol after youve added 20 swingweights points)? To say medicus recommends it below the grip would mean theres a equation to compute the real clubhead speed so you dont mess with swingweight but still have an accurate measurement.  Then you have all the different shaft variations of tip stiffness(which would yield variations in "clubhead speed").  It all makes since now...

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

Is there a way to specify the length of club you are swinging in the power meter?  I think that would have an effect.

View PostPingG10guy, on Dec 26 2009, 03:49 PM, said:

It all makes since now...
Sense. :)

Edited by stevestrike, 26 December 2009 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:26 AM

View Poststevestrike, on Dec 26 2009, 09:39 PM, said:

Is there a way to specify the length of club you are swinging in the power meter?  I think that would have an effect.

View PostPingG10guy, on Dec 26 2009, 03:49 PM, said:

It all makes since now...
Sense. :)

I do that from time to time just too sea who will catch it lol :clapping:


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:48 PM

View PostPingG10guy, on Dec 27 2009, 08:26 AM, said:

just too sea who will catch it lol :clapping:
Stop it!
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Edited by stevestrike, 27 December 2009 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:12 PM

Wanted to add my 2 cents on the accuracy.

My drives are usually about 250 yards. When I just take practice swings with it, it seems to give an accurate reading of around 90mph. However, once I tee up a ball and hit with it, I usually have it read 105 to as high as 112. I also recently went into a pro shop for a driver fitting and was clocked at about 90mph on their system. My driver is 45.25in long and I set it to 45in along with the proper height (I believe your height plus 1inch for your cleats).

I have been told I have a quick tempo and probably don't have the most efficient golf swing so I'm wondering if the Powermeter is measuring maximum swing speed? If so, does that mean through lessons and practice, I may one day be able to unlock that extra 10-15mph that the Powermeter is reading?

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:44 AM

Is it really possible to hit it 250 with a ss of 90?

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

View PostVandal, on 18 January 2010 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is it really possible to hit it 250 with a ss of 90?


That's course conditions so add roll, elevation, wind, etc. I'm guessing I carry it 230+ which would be a swing speed of 90. I'm still curious about the errors in the Powermeter having me clocked at 105.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:36 PM

View Postwilwin, on 18 January 2010 - 01:29 PM, said:

View PostVandal, on 18 January 2010 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is it really possible to hit it 250 with a ss of 90?


That's course conditions so add roll, elevation, wind, etc. I'm guessing I carry it 230+ which would be a swing speed of 90. I'm still curious about the errors in the Powermeter having me clocked at 105.

Yeah I finally put the meter on my driver today. Started at 105, then 109ish. I hit a bucket of balls and wasnt really trying to speed up, but after I got my rhythm i was between 112-114 consistently. Keep in mind that this is just swing speed. I have problems hitting down on the ball. Thats means my launch angle suffers quite a bit. When you swing that fast you have to have good fundamentals. People want a repeatable swing so they keep the crummy launch angle and buy equipment to compensate. I figured out today that i have a shoulder turn problem which throws me off plane so im never sure when the upswing will actually hit a freakin golf ball lol. I carry 250 all day with the occasional 300. lately ive been hitting low screamers because i have a driver with a 2 degree open face and when i play a round i forget and set it up square. this turns my 10.5 into a 6 degree driver.

take a close look at your swing and good luck...


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