Here is the newest aid I’ve added to my collection. My plan this winter is to alternate days with this and SSG. Anyways, this is a jetstick developed by Mike Romatowski https://mikeromatowski.com
and here is what he had to say when I inquired about his tool vs SSG:
“I personally do not like the feel of the SuperSpeed Sticks, although I am not knocking them, because I have known people who liked them. The chain tool has a much different feel, though. The chain creates a unique proprioceptive feedback. When we measure the speed of this on a swing speed radar, it is almost exactly the same as driver speed, so I might not classify it as overspeed training. But because of the chain, it does two things:
1. Dramatically improves efficiency. While you are swinging it, the way the ball and chain lines up with the shaft creates a totally efficient swing plane - a path of least resistance. Really high proprioceptive feedback.
2. It makes it easy to understand our concept of “The speed is out in front.” We coach everyone to understand the sensation of not expending energy downward in transition, but rather to create upward speed past the ball. That is a difficult thing to coach verbally, but an easy thing to feel with this tool. Simply trying to make the swishing sound well out in front of the ball does the trick. Again, very high proprioceptive feedback. It matches up with our main concept... you create speed not by trying harder, but by allowing yourself to be effortlessly faster.
Also, we measure speed with a driver hitting a ball, not with the tool itself.”
Once purchased, Mike provides videos of drills to do with his chain tool. I believe that SSG is great for developing raw speed. The use of this chain tool and my swing fan (yes, I have one, too!) should help develop a better swing plane, efficiency and sequencing to maximize my speed gained through SSG.