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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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  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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Rounding out the lineup: Fujikura Ventus TR Red, Black

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What you need to know: Fujikura introduced the second-generation of its Ventus line with Ventus TR Blue in January. As expected, and as was the case with the original Ventus Blue, Fujikura is now adding Ventus TR Red (mid-high launch), and Ventus TR Black (low launch) to the family.

What’s new

Spread Tow: Improving on the original Ventus Red and Ventus black design, and like Ventus TR Blue, TR Red and TR Black feature “Spread Tow” fabric in the butt-end section to increase torsional stiffness. Spread Tow, essentially, is a checkerboard-like design that weaves fibers together to increase strength and reduce weight. According to Fujikura, the torque is 10 percent stiffer in the section that uses this design.

Additional technology

The Ventus family’s secret sauce is still “VeloCore,” which is a multi-material construction that uses ultra-stiff Pitch 70 Ton carbon fiber to increase stiffness. This enables players to hit the center of the face more often due to a reduction in twisting and droop on the downswing.

Per Fujikura, Enso analytics continue to shown one of the highest stress points of the shaft is the mid/handle section during the transition and downswing. Accordingly, engineers focused on this section of the shaft in the development of Ventus TR with the goal of minimizing twist and ovalization — and maximizing consistency and stability.

In terms of feel, Fujikura says feel is similar to the original Ventus Red and Black but with increased stiffness and lower launch/spin.

What Fujikura says

Fujikura’s Product Marketing Manager, Spencer Reynolds, explains exactly what Spread Tow is and why it’s effective:

“Essentially, there’s a standard carbon weave and then there’s a Spread Tow carbon weave. What a Spread Tow does is it takes all these individual strands of carbon and irons them flat into a tape, and then weaves those over-under, over-under almost like a checkerboard pattern. So there’s very little space for resin to accumulate, you get super low resin content, and then you also get a lot of strength in varying directions. It can take pull and load in multiple directions. Another benefit is that it’s super lightweight. You’re getting an incredible amount of strength, in an ultra-lightweight package.”

Read much more about Spread Tow and the Ventus TR profile in our Ventus TR Blue launch piece.

Regarding the line extension, Reynolds said:

“Any time we incorporate a new technology into a shaft offering, it’s always in the conversation to expand and integrate that technology into additional profiles. The immediate adoption, success, and performance gains we saw from VENTUS TR Blue led us to enhance the line with additional profiles. Expanding VENTUS TR offerings provides fitters more options in the VENTUS line to fit, and ultimately help a wider range of players improve the performance of their drivers and fairway woods. With six VENTUS profiles available with varying performance characteristics, the VENTUS line is truly firing on all cylinders.”

Pricing and availability

MSRP: $350 through 600-plus authorized Fujikura Charter Dealers and select OEM custom programs

Available at retail: End of August

Flexes: TR Red (R2-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams), TR Black (S-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams)

 

 

 

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Sungjae Im WITB 2022 (August)

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 (8 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (48-10F @47, 54-08M @53, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion 1.0PT

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Joohyung Kim’s winning WITB: 2022 Wyndham Championship

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  • Joohyung Kim what’s in the bag accurate as of the Wyndham Championship. Kim’s decision between 2-iron, 3-iron, hybrid is course dependent. More photos from the event here.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (2-3), Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (2), Project X 5.5 (3), Project X 6.0 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-A)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC, Golf Pride MCC Align (2-PW)

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