Reviews of motocaddy and powakaddy

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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    it's like buying something used; but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product. The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over. The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    jerebear21 wrote:


    it's like buying something used; but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product. The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over. The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.




    Yeah, but the battery has to fit in their particular battery holder. How do you ensure the correct size?
  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX

    jerebear21 wrote:


    it's like buying something used; but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product. The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over. The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.




    Yeah, but the battery has to fit in their particular battery holder. How do you ensure the correct size?




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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 11,555 mod
    jerebear21 wrote:


    it's like buying something used; but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product. The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over. The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.




    I've walked two rounds on the motocaddy lithium battery and still seemed to have plenty of charge left. Even if this thing does go down over the year/s I could see it lasting a good long time. Motocaddy does seem to have a lot of instructional videos on their site so I could see even if I had to replace the motor at any time - it *seems* like something I could do.
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    I agree that powakaddy and motocaddy are the better product but the cheapest model is 700-800.



    I’m being cost conscious for those folks on the fence. 400usd for an electric push cart seems more reasonable. Instead of buying a new driver, get a go kart!
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  • 23under23under KING Members Posts: 1,338 ✭✭
    I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    23under wrote:


    I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.




    Details, please. Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,768 ✭✭
    edited Jul 9, 2018 #69

    23under wrote:


    I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.




    Details, please. Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?




    Well obviously he prefers Powakaddy because it is >Motocaddy of course!



    Also because Powakaddy Roolz and Motocaddy Droolz...
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    I own both. And I have no reasons to choose one over the other.

    The new motocaddy m series will give powakaddy a run for its money.
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  • 23under23under KING Members Posts: 1,338 ✭✭

    23under wrote:


    I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.




    Details, please. Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?






    For me, functions aside, I think Powakaddy really make the best looking trolley on the market. Its so slick. MC have lots of exposed screws for example, PK hide all of the connections and there are no screws visible. The curves of the trolley flow really well, it's like liquid metal. That is from an aesthetics point of view.



    Functions wise I can't compare against the top MC model, i've only used lower models but my PK has GPS and 9 speeds (#9 is insanely fast), which is just awesome image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    that 230w Motor on the powakaddy is crazy strong. I put it on 7/8 and can finish my round under 1.5 hours when I'm in the mood to exercise and golf.
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  • burnsniperburnsniper Members Posts: 517 ✭✭

    my driveway is on an angle so what you see is an illusion. both push cart fits snuggly into the inside compartment. Then i have one cart bag towards the back and the 2nd cart bag on top of it.


    Must be a huge trunk!



    [quoteI've got a 2-series as well. Don't you think a Motocaddy M1 would fit?



    Actually, looking at the photos Jerebear posted (above), it looks like you'd have to fold down the back the seat in order to get both a caddy and a bag into the car. Of course, once you did that, you wouldn't need compact model anymore. You could just orient both the bag and caddy lengthwise. ]




    Exactly. The 2-series trunk is only about 30" deep and not too tall near the front. I have to take my driver out of the bag to comfortably get my ClicGear bag in across the back. While the Motocaddy M1 is listed at 18.5"X16.1"X25" and would work, the remote control S7 is listed at 40X24X13 and that might be too big (would really have to try it and see). The MGI Zip Navigator (w/remote) is listed at 27.1X24X15.7" but gets even smaller (27X17,7X15.7") with the wheels turned around. That looks like a package that would easily accommodate the cart and the bag.

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    I have a 1M (smaller than a 2 series) and an M3 and have no problem fitting the PowerKaddy C2i (newest version) in either. Both are a tight fit with more than 1 bag though with or without the trolley.



    I love the unit and it's much easier to both fold/unfold and to play with then a click gear. The only issue I have is that I wish it had a "3.5" speed; 3 is slightly to slow and 4 is slightly to fast (except when going uphill)
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,768 ✭✭
    burnsniper wrote:


    my driveway is on an angle so what you see is an illusion. both push cart fits snuggly into the inside compartment. Then i have one cart bag towards the back and the 2nd cart bag on top of it.


    Must be a huge trunk!



    [quoteI've got a 2-series as well. Don't you think a Motocaddy M1 would fit?



    Actually, looking at the photos Jerebear posted (above), it looks like you'd have to fold down the back the seat in order to get both a caddy and a bag into the car. Of course, once you did that, you wouldn't need compact model anymore. You could just orient both the bag and caddy lengthwise. ]




    Exactly. The 2-series trunk is only about 30" deep and not too tall near the front. I have to take my driver out of the bag to comfortably get my ClicGear bag in across the back. While the Motocaddy M1 is listed at 18.5"X16.1"X25" and would work, the remote control S7 is listed at 40X24X13 and that might be too big (would really have to try it and see). The MGI Zip Navigator (w/remote) is listed at 27.1X24X15.7" but gets even smaller (27X17,7X15.7") with the wheels turned around. That looks like a package that would easily accommodate the cart and the bag.




    I have a 1M (smaller than a 2 series) and an M3 and have no problem fitting the PowerKaddy C2i (newest version) in either. Both are a tight fit with more than 1 bag though with or without the trolley.



    I love the unit and it's much easier to both fold/unfold and to play with then a click gear. The only issue I have is that I wish it had a "3.5" speed; 3 is slightly to slow and 4 is slightly to fast (except when going uphill)

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    My Motocaddy S1 is the same except for me it's a "5.5" that I wish I had. Normally I just set it on 6 because I prefer to walk briskly and when I bump it down to 5 (on level, short grass) I tend to keep crowded the trolley because it's moving too slow for me.
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    3.5, 5.5....



    and here i thought i was crazy wishing there was a 7.5
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    There's an S1 motocaddy on ebay right now. So cheapppp.
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left ClubWRX Posts: 3,250 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 1, 2018 #77
    Took the motocaddy out to streamsong black today. My life is complete. The starter was being a jerk when I claim I can beat his pace and still score.



    We got our morning round in at 4:15 which was the pace. We slowed down in the back 9 when we realized we lapped the next group behind us by 2 holes otherwise it would have been at least 3:45-3:55 range for a 4 ball at streamsong black where everyone was walking with a push cart.



    Anyone serious about a faster pace in golf should invest in one of these and enjoy the walk!



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  • vspin1vspin1 Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    I like my old Sun Mountain Dynamis, also have an old remote control Powakaddy.
  • kcowgolfkcowgolf kcowgolf Members Posts: 297 ✭✭
    Just received my Motocaddy M3 yesterday and thought I would do a quick review after my first 18 hole round on it today. So far it seems to be pretty solid, I did purchase the upgraded lithium battery and the meter showed the battery didn't have another 18 in it. Kind of curious about that one, I thought these would last quite a bit longer? The other thing I missed from my Sun Mtn was the accessory holder that I use for my rangefinder and glove. I kind of missed that and it doesn't look like MotoCaddy has any solution for that (less storage)., thinking about getting the seat with storage box or I am sure I can retro something for those. All in all I think it was a good buy as my lower back feels much better!!! The hills with a push cart were causing a stiff/sore back quite often. I have to say I had more energy and less back pain after the round.
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  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members Posts: 655 ✭✭
    kcowgolf wrote:


    Just received my Motocaddy M3 yesterday and thought I would do a quick review after my first 18 hole round on it today. So far it seems to be pretty solid, I did purchase the upgraded lithium battery and the meter showed the battery didn't have another 18 in it. Kind of curious about that one, I thought these would last quite a bit longer? The other thing I missed from my Sun Mtn was the accessory holder that I use for my rangefinder and glove. I kind of missed that and it doesn't look like MotoCaddy has any solution for that (less storage)., thinking about getting the seat with storage box or I am sure I can retro something for those. All in all I think it was a good buy as my lower back feels much better!!! The hills with a push cart were causing a stiff/sore back quite often. I have to say I had more energy and less back pain after the round.




    I have the S3 Pro and also missed the accessory holder from my Sun Mountain. I have the seat and definitely recommend it for the storage space alone. Re the battery mine never shows anything other than full charge even after 18 holes.
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 11,555 mod
    kcowgolf wrote:


    Just received my Motocaddy M3 yesterday and thought I would do a quick review after my first 18 hole round on it today. So far it seems to be pretty solid, I did purchase the upgraded lithium battery and the meter showed the battery didn't have another 18 in it. Kind of curious about that one, I thought these would last quite a bit longer? The other thing I missed from my Sun Mtn was the accessory holder that I use for my rangefinder and glove. I kind of missed that and it doesn't look like MotoCaddy has any solution for that (less storage)., thinking about getting the seat with storage box or I am sure I can retro something for those. All in all I think it was a good buy as my lower back feels much better!!! The hills with a push cart were causing a stiff/sore back quite often. I have to say I had more energy and less back pain after the round.




    I bought the Clicgear accessory bag for my M3 and rigged a couple of the Clic rings onto the tubing. Its not perfect and the rings have to be adjusted every once in a while but it works.
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  • Goodpar71Goodpar71 Members Posts: 27
    Has anyone tried the Alphard Golf USA. I have a click gear cart now and thinking about adding this to my cat.







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  • ChampagneGaryChampagneGary Members Posts: 33 ✭✭
    Just turned 63 miles on the MGI Zip X3 I bought in mid-July so I thought I'd do a mini-review. Went back and forth between the X3, and the remote controlled Zip Navigator. When the X3 went on sale on Amazon I went for it, not sure if I wanted to be bothered with the remote and because at the sale price I saved over $900 versus the Navigator. A reason for choosing one of the Zips was their compactness. After I fold it up and reverse one of the wheels, it takes up less space than my ClicGear 3.0 which is important in fitting in with my clubs in the trunk of my small Bimmer. Zip must refer to the ease in opening and collapsing the unit... even easier than the ClicGear (although I have to remember to reverse the wheel again). The battery is very compact, light, and snaps on to the rear of the unit. So far I've at most only used one of the 4 charging indicator bars in any round.



    My course is very walk-able with only gradual hills. I did take it to Bodega Bay and walked that very hilly course for the first time in my life. I was tired, but the X3 handled its part well. I occasionally miss having the remote to send it ahead of me. You can still do it by holding down the start stop button for a few seconds and then selecting a yardage but it is a little cumbersome and I have twice nearly sent it into a playing partner or cart be selecting too long a yardage... not good. The two other small issues with start-stopping are 1) there's a couple of seconds lag between pushing the start/stop button and the cart moving. This is to let you choose the above mode by holding it down, but the lag means I frequently give the cart a little assistance rather than letting it do all the work, and 2) with the start/stop being a big button in the middle of the handle, it is very easy to inadvertently start the cart just by unwittingly leaning on the handle (so you need to hit it again to stop it).



    Those are a couple of niggling issues I can easily live with. Otherwise it's been great to use and leaves my 71 year-old body less tired near the end of the round.
  • JDFishJDFish Pickerington, OhioMembers Posts: 818 ✭✭
    Goodpar71 wrote:


    Has anyone tried the Alphard Golf USA. I have a click gear cart now and thinking about adding this to my cat.







    https://alphardgolfusa.com/




    I've got one and love it. I got in early on the Kickstarter. There's a thread here about it http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1434050-e-wheels/page__st__210__p__17764564__hl__+ewheels#entry17764564
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    Bumping this thread to see if anyone has any updates.
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members Posts: 655 ✭✭
    I purchased the Motocaddy S3 Pro back in April and very happy with it to date. I paid extra for the 36 hole battery and pleased I did. Played 36 with it for the first time on Sunday and it was fine. In fact I've noticed the battery gauge never seems to drop below full. Even after 36.



    Second 18 was a bit slower yesterday so made use of the seat a few times which was nice to have.
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  • RoodyRoody You ride her until she bucks you or don't ride at all Members Posts: 1,052 ✭✭
    Picked up the Motocaddy M3 Pro in late August this year. I've played about 15-20 rounds with it already, and I absolutely love it. I used to be mostly a cart guy with the occasional walking round thrown in, but since getting this thing I've walked almost all the time. The only times I've taken cart were for a couple shotgun tournaments I've played in where everyone else was doing carts.



    Some people mentioned back pain when walking. I was the same way when I used to push a non-motorized cart. I could do 18 holes, but then the next day I'd be pretty sore. With this I still get a little bit sore, but I've been able to walk 18 three days in row. No way I could have done that with the regular push cart.



    I also picked up a couple accessories for it: a GPS device holder and umbrella holder. The GPS device holder is great. My SkyCaddie is always right there in view, no more fishing around for it in the bag every time I need to check a yardage.




    My Motocaddy S1 is the same except for me it's a "5.5" that I wish I had. Normally I just set it on 6 because I prefer to walk briskly and when I bump it down to 5 (on level, short grass) I tend to keep crowded the trolley because it's moving too slow for me.




    Agreed. I think 5.5 would be perfect. I usually have mine on 6 or 7 if I'm going up inclines, and I'll keep it at 5 if I just want to enjoy a casual walk. But sometimes it does feel as if 5 if a little too slow.
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  • kenstlkenstl Members Posts: 422 ✭✭
    chal0072 wrote:




    The MGI Zip Navigator (w/remote) is listed at 27.1X24X15.7" but gets even smaller (27X17,7X15.7") with the wheels turned around. That looks like a package that would easily accommodate the cart and the bag.




    I just saw an ad for QOD, who says that their electric caddy folds to 13.5 x 17.5 x 14.5". They claim it's the smallest size in the industry.



    https://qodgolfusa.com






    Just order a QOD. I’ll try it and report back.




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  • kenstlkenstl Members Posts: 422 ✭✭
    edited Nov 6, 2018 #89
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  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,660 ✭✭
    edited Dec 10, 2018 #90
    23under wrote:


    I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.
    I am considering the FW7S with the EBS, and, possibly the GPS, also. Is the GPS worth it, and what is the best type of bag to use? Is the regular battery ok, or do I need to consider the 36 hole battery?
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