Rukket Hitting Net = Broken Window

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Not the worst product for the price, but the durability leaves something to be desired. It lasted about 9 months with medium use as I just blew out the second side of my Rukket hitting net (the first went a few months back). The really sad thing is that I hit nothing longer than a 9 iron into it as I'm 6'3 and the ceiling is too low.<br />
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I should have known better after the first blow out and put a towel or old pillow case behind the stretched / frayed area - but I didn't. Instead I left it to chance.<br />
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The net / SkyTrak / mat combo live in my garage where there's a tiny 8" x "8 window in my old garage doors. The first time the ball hit the door. This time I wasn't so lucky.<br />
<br />
Ugh.
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Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
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  • grant2145grant2145 Members  133WRX Points: 45Handicap: 6Posts: 133 Fairways
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    High ball speed driver shots would probably do less harm to the net than high spin, low irons and wedges. If a ball has any scuff marks it can be like taking a knife to the net the way a high spin ball rides up the net.
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    Lol - probably didn't help that I use my "not fit for play" balls. Every Pro V, AVX, etc. that hit's a tree or cart path goes in the practice bucket. That said, many are just found premium balls in good shape as my dad is a marshal at a nice course.
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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
  • MPStratMPStrat Members  1144WRX Points: 148Posts: 1,144 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve been through a lot of nets. Mostly garbage. I bought a Rukket net last year and it’s by far the sturdiest and most well constructed net I’ve ever used.
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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 455Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    I've only had mine for a short period of time, but sure hoping this doesn't happen to me.
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    I just bought a replacement net. This time around I may reinforce the hitting area with something. Maybe kevlar?
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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
  • RohlioRohlio Members  2456WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    The net on my Rukket has lasted through thousands of balls drivers through wedges. <br />
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    The red hemming material around the edge though does not last outside in the Phoenix sun... That being said the company is awesome. They have replaced it twice now due to sun damage.
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    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    Glad to hear yours held up better. If you look on Amazon, one of the negative reviews is for the same frayed netting. I actually bought some ballistic nylon to place in the hitting area this time around.
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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
  • YrrdeadYrrdead Better Living Through Chemistry Members  1643WRX Points: 154Handicap: 8.9Posts: 1,643 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah all those types of nets and any net really will get smoked by high spin + old balls (cuts,frays, etc.).<br />
    <br />
    Toughest net I've used so far ; https://www.parbuster.com/collections/golf-impact-panels<br />
    <br />
    I have the 10x10 ultra. But that 3x3 ultra will definitely work for you.
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    MysteryV wrote:
    <br />
    Not the worst product for the price, but the durability leaves something to be desired. It lasted about 9 months with medium use as I just blew out the second side of my Rukket hitting net (the first went a few months back). The really sad thing is that I hit nothing longer than a 9 iron into it as I'm 6'3 and the ceiling is too low.<br />
    <br />
    I should have known better after the first blow out and put a towel or old pillow case behind the stretched / frayed area - but I didn't. Instead I left it to chance.<br />
    <br />
    The net / SkyTrak / mat combo live in my garage where there's a tiny 8" x "8 window in my old garage doors. The first time the ball hit the door. This time I wasn't so lucky.<br />
    <br />
    Ugh.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    On the plus side you snipered an 8x8 window frame. If they ever bring back The Brig Break you need to apply...
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  • jasonfish11jasonfish11 Members  430WRX Points: 49Handicap: 10Posts: 430 Greens
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    <br />
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    MysteryV wrote:
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    I just bought a replacement net. This time around I may reinforce the hitting area with something. Maybe kevlar?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    You may not have needed to buy one. I busted through mine after 7 months and jokingly sent then an email with a picture of the net and the ball stuck in the drywall. They sent me a free replacement. I think my email was something along the lines of of asking them how I could hide this from my wife.<br />
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    Ironically the ball had a local home remodeling company logo on it.
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  • jasonfish11jasonfish11 Members  430WRX Points: 49Handicap: 10Posts: 430 Greens
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    MysteryV wrote:
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    Glad to hear yours held up better. If you look on Amazon, one of the negative reviews is for the same frayed netting. I actually bought some ballistic nylon to place in the hitting area this time around.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Can you let me know what you did and where you got the nylon? I'd be interested in reinforcement.
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  • smdykassmdykas Members  179WRX Points: 58Handicap: 8Posts: 179 Fairways
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    I have the net return. It has lasted for years.
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    <br />
    MysteryV wrote:
    <br />
    Glad to hear yours held up better. If you look on Amazon, one of the negative reviews is for the same frayed netting. I actually bought some ballistic nylon to place in the hitting area this time around.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Can you let me know what you did and where you got the nylon? I'd be interested in reinforcement.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I just bought a yard of ballistic nylon off Amazon for $13. I'll try to remember to post pics and updates if it works well.
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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
  • joker2joker2 Members  388WRX Points: 73Posts: 388 Greens
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    I'm just going to use a potted tree.<br />
    Trees always stop my balls out on the course.
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    Just say'in...
  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9280WRX Points: 2,914Posts: 9,280 Titanium Tees
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    I'm super conservative, I have two "impact panels" as my net and a 6x6' piece of duck cloth in front of that to prevent the net from spinning off my flightscope stickers
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    Krt22 wrote:
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    I'm super conservative, I have two "impact panels" as my net and a 6x6' piece of duck cloth in front of that to prevent the net from spinning off my flightscope stickers<br />
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    <br />
    Link to impact panels?
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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
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  • cxxcxx Members  3251WRX Points: 231Posts: 3,251 Titanium Tees
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    Most nets will fail at some point. It's best to have a strip of sacrificial material in the normal impact zone to absorb the energy of the ball. Replace the strip when it gets worn.
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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9280WRX Points: 2,914Posts: 9,280 Titanium Tees
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    MysteryV wrote:
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    Krt22 wrote:
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    I'm super conservative, I have two "impact panels" as my net and a 6x6' piece of duck cloth in front of that to prevent the net from spinning off my flightscope stickers<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Link to impact panels?<br />
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    <br />
    I bought them years ago but something like this<br />
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Golf-Net-Black-Practice-Training-Aid-Driving-Impact-Screen-Netting-10-x-10-Net/222536225717?hash=item33d03153b5:g:gpwAAOSwzwxarnFN:sc:USPSPriorityFlatRateBox!94550!US!-1:rk:2:pf:0
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  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members  349WRX Points: 55Handicap: 15Posts: 349 Bunkers
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    MysteryV wrote:
    <br />
    Not the worst product for the price, but the durability leaves something to be desired. It lasted about 9 months with medium use as I just blew out the second side of my Rukket hitting net (the first went a few months back). The really sad thing is that I hit nothing longer than a 9 iron into it as I'm 6'3 and the ceiling is too low.<br />
    <br />
    I should have known better after the first blow out and put a towel or old pillow case behind the stretched / frayed area - but I didn't. Instead I left it to chance.<br />
    <br />
    The net / SkyTrak / mat combo live in my garage where there's a tiny 8" x "8 window in my old garage doors. The first time the ball hit the door. This time I wasn't so lucky.<br />
    <br />
    Ugh.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    The kids bought me a Hank Haney net a couple of years back. It didn't even last a month, and I'm far from a high swing speed golfer. Put a couple of holes in our garage door thanks to that piece of junk.
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  • larrybudlarrybud Rochester Hills, MIMembers  11596WRX Points: 483Handicap: 3.4Posts: 11,596 Titanium Tees
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    Have you guys ever just tried a painting drop cloth?
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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members  2377WRX Points: 666Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    I have a Rukket Haak net. One of the problems, is that when you have the bottom of the net attached to the legs, the net is too tight, and it “blocks” the ball instead of catching it. <br />
    <br />
    I hit into it unattached and you can tell it’s a lot less hard on the net.
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    Bobby: I play because I love it.
    Walter: Well I play for the money. I have to win. That is why every time we face each other I will always beat you.
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  • RohlioRohlio Members  2456WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    BrianMcG wrote:
    <br />
    I have a Rukket Haak net. One of the problems, is that when you have the bottom of the net attached to the legs, the net is too tight, and it “blocks” the ball instead of catching it. <br />
    <br />
    I hit into it unattached and you can tell it’s a lot less hard on the net.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    But then it doesn't roll back to you. That is one of the best things about it.
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    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members  2377WRX Points: 666Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    Rohlio wrote:
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    BrianMcG wrote:
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    I have a Rukket Haak net. One of the problems, is that when you have the bottom of the net attached to the legs, the net is too tight, and it "blocks" the ball instead of catching it.<br />
    <br />
    I hit into it unattached and you can tell it's a lot less hard on the net.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    But then it doesn't roll back to you. That is one of the best things about it.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Yes, I know having to reach over 2 feet is a chore, but It's worth it for me to keep using a net for years before needing to replace it. <br />
    <br />
    But I have found if you hit more than one ball, that one ball will be trapped in the net, then the next one knocks it out and it come back to you.
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    Walter: Tell me Bobby, why do you play this game?
    Bobby: I play because I love it.
    Walter: Well I play for the money. I have to win. That is why every time we face each other I will always beat you.
  • RohlioRohlio Members  2456WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    BrianMcG wrote:
    <br />
    Rohlio wrote:
    <br />
    BrianMcG wrote:
    <br />
    I have a Rukket Haak net. One of the problems, is that when you have the bottom of the net attached to the legs, the net is too tight, and it "blocks" the ball instead of catching it.<br />
    <br />
    I hit into it unattached and you can tell it's a lot less hard on the net.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    But then it doesn't roll back to you. That is one of the best things about it.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Yes, I know having to reach over 2 feet is a chore, but It's worth it for me to keep using a net for years before needing to replace it. <br />
    <br />
    But I have found if you hit more than one ball, that one ball will be trapped in the net, then the next one knocks it out and it come back to you.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Hahaha... I literally practice with one ball so I would have to get it out of the net. Honestly though Rukket has replaced my net free of charge twice now do to wear. Great company and I don't have to rake balls in!
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    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
  • MysteryVMysteryV Members  546WRX Points: 151Posts: 546 Golden Tee
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    So had another net fail on me. This is actually the 3rd failure as I typically turn the net around after the first failure so as to use the other side. I've tried reinforcing with ballistic canvas which didn't quite work as it was loud and made the net sag). This time, the ball hit my w0oden mail box and and took a chunk out.

    Anyone have any ideas as to how best to reinforce for the next failure? I may have to put hooks in the ceiling and hang one of the old nets behind the existing net as a backstop.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
  • WesquireWesquire Members  843WRX Points: 140Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    I went through 4 of them in a year. They have replaced each one for free. I now just use two of the nets. Frame supports it and havent had an issue in about 8 months.

    Edit: just went through another one.

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    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB-X
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  • carreracarrera Northern CaliforniaMembers  2653WRX Points: 192Posts: 2,653 Titanium Tees
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    My Rukket Haack Pro net also hasn't lasted long. Two holes already with only occasional use.

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    Callaway Epic Hybrid - Recoil 780 stiff
    TM790 - Steelfiber R 4-UW
    Ping Glide 2,0 wedges 54SS/58ES  - Recoil 95 F3
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    On -, @Wesquire said:

    I went through 4 of them in a year. They have replaced each one for free. I now just use two of the nets. Frame supports it and havent had an issue in about 8 months.

    Edit: just went through another one.

    Please tell me you’re a Long Drive guy or have a SS in the mid-high 120s!

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    Bag as of 14MAY2019
    Driver - Cobra F9 Speedback w/ Evenflow White 76x
    3w - Cobra F8 w/ HZRDS RED 6.5
    Hybrid - Cobra F7 w/ Fuji VTS Silver Stiff
    Irons - Titleist 718 AP2 w/ AMT S300 Tour White 4-9
    Wedges Titleist SM7 w/ AMT S300 Tour White 46/50/54/60
    Putter - Odyssey O-Works #7

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    On -, @Shipwreck said:

    On -, @Wesquire said:

    I went through 4 of them in a year. They have replaced each one for free. I now just use two of the nets. Frame supports it and havent had an issue in about 8 months.

    Edit: just went through another one.

    Please tell me you’re a Long Drive guy or have a SS in the mid-high 120s!

    I'm decently long, but I dont hit driver much indoors. I just hit too many balls.

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    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB-X
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    Just went through my fourth net. Great idea using two at a time as it not only adds additional protection, but also feels like it extends the life of the nets. This time it didn't break anything.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue "New Year's" edition
    3 Wood / 5 Wood / 4H: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH-89 GSS
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