Skytrak

DMT

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Celtic Manor
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JPX 850 Forged KBS Stiff (5-PW) 50, 54 and 60 degree Vokeys
Driver
Titleist 915 D2 Whiteboard stiff
#1
I know there have been threads including this in the past but I wondered if anyone had now invested in one of these?

The price seems to have gone up a couple of hundred.  Wondered if that's because they seem to get decent reviews and a lot of smaller pro shops seem to use them?

I did read one thing about some people having issues using them outside.  I wondered if anyone had one for outside use (either at home or taking it to the range) and if they had also encountered any issues?

I've watched a couple of YouTube videos comparing the Skytrak to numbers from Trackman, Flightscope and GC2 and for £2k I've convinced myself it might be worth it.  Just slightly nervous re comments about outdoor use.

Thanks. 
 

Brattz

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Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
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Titleist 915 D3 - Diamana S+ Blue 60S
#2
I’ve used one loads indoor at our club. Very accurate I think with irons, not 100% convinced with the woods. Very good piece of kit though
 

PaulBoy

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M3 c/w ProjectX Even Flow 6.0
#3
I looked at Skytrak but couldn't justify the price tag - I did however feel that @ £500 was worth the risk to buy a FlightScope MEVO - I have had mine since November & have to admit I was getting quite frustrated with it initially while I used it with my Samsung smartphone, but decided to try it with an iPhone before returning it, & the results with iPhone have been fantastic (like night & day to using with my android phone) - I use it exclusively on the range, but it can be used indoors / into a net - I was in my local AG last month & after chatting with one of the fitters about it, we set it up alongside their GC2 - To say the guy was stunned / amazed would be a huge understatement - Carry distance & spin on both devices were within a yard or two / a hundred rpm - He was so impressed he got his manager to come & see it in action!
I find the MEVO very useful & makes my range sessions much more fun - My only gripe is the usability with android - iOS is really what the device is designed to use & although it may have been my particular android phone that was the issue, I would recommend MEVO highly if you are using with iPhone, but not so much if using with android
Paul 
 

DMT

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Joined
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HCP
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Local club/country
Celtic Manor
Irons
JPX 850 Forged KBS Stiff (5-PW) 50, 54 and 60 degree Vokeys
Driver
Titleist 915 D2 Whiteboard stiff
#4
Thanks PaulBoy.

Do you use the dots/stickers on the balls?

I think the thing missing for me (unless I'm mistaken) is any measurement around side spin or L/R dispersion.  If I was using the device at home into a net I'd like to see the shape of the shot.  Is that worth an extra £1,500.....mmm, that does make it an expensive metric! 

I did a webchat with Skytrak last night to see if any discount codes were still valid (end of last year £200 seemed to be standard). The agent told me no, but I might call them on Monday and see.  The metal case is £150 so if I could get the unit and a case for £1,900 I'd be tempted.  

Given Mevo is a Flightscope product I wonder if Trackman might release something.  Either to compete with the Mevo or Skytrak?

Perhaps waiting a few months might not be a bad idea. 
 

PaulBoy

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MP4 8-PW MP25 5-7 MPH5 4
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M3 c/w ProjectX Even Flow 6.0
#5
No, I have never used the metal stickers that allegedly give you even more accurate spin numbers - You are correct though that you do not get the side spin or L/R dispersion measurements with MEVO, but for the price it is an amazing bit of kit imho - My distance control has really improved on full iron / wood shots & it has also helped work on my weaknesses with pitching etc from 50y - 100y - There is some sort of chipping "mode" for short chip shots, but I haven't really got anywhere I can set up the MEVO to try this out
Paul
 

Brattz

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Location
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Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
Driver
Titleist 915 D3 - Diamana S+ Blue 60S
#6
Forgot to say that I also have a ES14. If you wanted value for money i'd very much recommend one of these. If you wanted something a little more basic, the ES12 is a bargain.
 

Andy Bubba Burgs

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Titleist 917 Driver and 3 Wood Diamana S+ Blue 62 Stiff
#7
Brattz said:
Forgot to say that I also have a ES14. If you wanted value for money i'd very much recommend one of these. If you wanted something a little more basic, the ES12 is a bargain.
I have one of those and would be willing to part with it if you are interested, bought it last year and never really used it. Not one for practising!!
Bubba
 

Stewart 57

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JPX 850 driver, JPX 3 wood, JPX 900, hybrid,
#8
Andy Bubba Burgs said:
Brattz said:
Forgot to say that I also have a ES14. If you wanted value for money i'd very much recommend one of these. If you wanted something a little more basic, the ES12 is a bargain.
I have one of those and would be willing to part with it if you are interested, bought it last year and never really used it. Not one for practising!!
Bubba
   Swapit for my 2 putters Andy :D
 

dave_giz

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bury
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MP53's along with MP S-18 wedges 52 & 58. Odyssey O-works 1W putter
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Mizuno JPX 850 driver and 3 wood.
#9
On a similar theme, does anyone know of a complete indoor simulator set up including mat, screen projector and launch monitor that doesn't break the bank?
 

DMT

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Joined
Aug 31, 2014
HCP
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Local club/country
Celtic Manor
Irons
JPX 850 Forged KBS Stiff (5-PW) 50, 54 and 60 degree Vokeys
Driver
Titleist 915 D2 Whiteboard stiff
#10
Andy Bubba Burgs said:
Brattz said:
Forgot to say that I also have a ES14. If you wanted value for money i'd very much recommend one of these. If you wanted something a little more basic, the ES12 is a bargain.
I have one of those and would be willing to part with it if you are interested, bought it last year and never really used it. Not one for practising!!
Bubba
Sorry for the delay in replying.  Haven’t been on here in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the offer but finally ordered the Skytrak the other week.  It’s still sitting here in its box unopened....next job is to build a net/cage for the garden until I work out how much it’ll cost to remove/raise some beams in the garage.  30 day money back guarantee so I need to get moving and check it works ok! 
 

DMT

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Joined
Aug 31, 2014
HCP
7.5
Local club/country
Celtic Manor
Irons
JPX 850 Forged KBS Stiff (5-PW) 50, 54 and 60 degree Vokeys
Driver
Titleist 915 D2 Whiteboard stiff
#11
dave_giz said:
On a similar theme, does anyone know of a complete indoor simulator set up including mat, screen projector and launch monitor that doesn't break the bank?
Not sure if this site may help: https://golfsimulatorforum.com/
 

Kevmc

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Kirkhill Golf Club
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Mp5 4-pw KBS C-Taper Lite 110
Driver
JPX900 Speeder 661 Xstiff shaft 10.5* D&F
#12
Andy Bubba Burgs said:
Brattz said:
Forgot to say that I also have a ES14. If you wanted value for money i'd very much recommend one of these. If you wanted something a little more basic, the ES12 is a bargain.
I have one of those and would be willing to part with it if you are interested, bought it last year and never really used it. Not one for practising!!
Bubba
is at an es14 you have, i might be interested :) 
 
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