Skytrak Long Drive
I have scoured the internet for some information and I hope to test this for myself but I thought this forum might net me some good information.
I own a Skytrak and I really enjoy it. Its very fun to practice on, simple to use, easy to trasport and all that good stuff. Its accuracy has been very good...up to a point.
I have done a few tests in the past but nothing really serious. I have tested it simultaniously against a Trackman twice, once with irons and once with Driver. With irons I get ball speed, spin, distance and all that jazz to match up closely with Trackman but once I start getting into higher ball speeds, it seems that particular parameter deviates more and more from what Trackman shows. For example, the one time I did a direct comparison with my driver, I got anywhere between 4-8 mph ball speed differences between Skytrak and Trackman. The Skytrak was always lower. The Trackman ball speeds for my comparison were upper 170s to mid 180s for reference.
My question to those of you that hit the long ball, have you ever hit on a Skytrak, do you own a Skytrak and did it give you ball speeds that seemed abnormally low? I am wondering if this phenomenon is just with my unit or if it is just a limitation of the Skytrak. If it is a limitation of the Skytrak hardware, then I wonder how much it is off at ball speeds nearer to 200 mph. I theorize its an exponential growth of error, but that is just a guess.
Driver: Krank Formula X Extreme 6.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 60X, 44"
3 Wood: Epic Subzero 15.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 70X, 42.5"
5 Wood: Epic Subzero 17*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80X, 42"
Utility: Ping G400 19*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80X, 39"
4-PW: Mizuno JPX 900 Tour, Aldila RIP Tour 115X, (7 iron 37")
WEDGES: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind: 50*, 54*, 60*, Aldila RIP Tour 115X, 35"
PUTTER: Custom(my own design)/2016 Scotty Cameron Newport 2
BALL: TP5X/Nike RZN Platinum