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  1. Have a few rounds and still believe in this setup. I'm going to play it for the season and see no reason why it won't be just as effective. As we came out of the winter, I did immediately notice that the feel was "improved" over what I was expecting. Sort of like a pleasant surprise...an "oh yeah, I made that change". It's weird, so many exotic shafts are debated and we forget about our putters...we don't even talk about the feel that we're looking for from a putter shaft - graphite is an untapped possibility, particularly with the amount of shafts many of us have laying aroun
  2. I'm in a North Face Vector trail runner. Awesome shoe and has greatly improved some emerging foot pain. I have a non waterproof version but planning to add the waterproof next. Highly recommended. The rocker plate tech is the way of the future. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-north-face-introduces-vectiv-footwear-bringing-innovative-carbon-fiber-soling-architecture-to-the-trail-301214680.html
  3. I'm a few months into a 47.5" experiment with my Cobra F8. Went from an Atmos TS backwards into an older Fuji Motore TS 6.1. There's some learnings above that are spot on, and this has definitely worked for me, but as is so often the case, YMMV. - Keep it simple. I used a 2.5" butt extension epoxied into an older shaft I wasn't using. Cheap, easy, one night of drying time and a spare grip and you're done. Test it and then see what you find before over thinking it. Make changes, rinse and repeat. - Conventional thinking from "fitters" about dispersion that I've been reading fo
  4. I switched recently to the North Face Vectiv line, specifically the Escape (its a Trail runner). It's not waterproof but they do have a couple that are.
  5. Went 6 years in a Columbia and never had a day when I thought it was the wrong putter. Had a period at the end where my misses were consistently left and decided to switch to an off the shelf used Cure putter. Realized that my aim was excellent with the Edel, but my mechanics were worse than with the Cure. On the greens the difference was immediate...I kept thinking that my start lines were exactly right again. I went back to using a line on the ball to make up for the aiming benefit of the Edel and its been great putting since then. I think combining the Edel fitting and aimin
  6. agolfman

    Blast Golf

    Also have one. I'm pretty neutral on it. I don't get much out of the tempo analysis (2:1). The face opening /closing and loft analysis is helpful however. And one way I've found some additional value is comparing two different putters against each other. Obviously, the one you can square up better may be optimal. Blast should really be talking about this use case more. It's potentially a bigger value prop than they know. The over-all usability of the app/UI is about a 5 out of 10. Could be much better, but it's sort of over designed.
  7. No, haven't seen anything quite that extreme. I'd suggest opening up a ticket through the app with Flightscope. About half the time, they're pretty responsive. You can download the data to them from your app that way.
  8. Quick update here as well. Stretching has helped a lot for my heel pain! It's critical to stretch the high calf muscles, so some of the suggestions above are right on point. Also added some additional stretch for the Psoas muscle (realized it was causing back/hip pain, so that's now improving too). Just regular forward lunges on both sides, which has actually helped both my feet and hips. Aging sucks, but we know that already... Anyway, the reason for the update is because of some trail running shoes I'm trying out. Bought the North Face Vector line (Escape model) on a whim a
  9. That’s a good assessment: they won’t show you the half cup breaks. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but that does it right there. 10 feet and in is the issue...you’re debating left edge or outside left and the book can’t solve that.
  10. Thank you...good suggestions, no harm in trying once the snow melts. Are you using any strokes gained features with the classic version?
  11. Agree with the recommendation for Blast. Good data collector, decent, not great summarization of stats. I've used it to compare two different putters in sort of a "bake off" and it helped identify one with less rotation. I've been happier with it the more I've used it, so that's probably an indication that it's solid.
  12. Sort of a mixed review here. Tried them on two separate courses, courtesy of my Pro's, who were comp'ed to assess them. Overall, a solid and detailed book that is better than not having a yardage book, particularly for tournaments with limited practice round access. For home courses, I found them less useful. There's not enough granularity for the subtleties of a green. These books do a great job on the obvious breaks but most players would find it redundant to what they see. The above comment on the nuances of particular putts is dead on...you get a little stuck wi
  13. Seen a few posts about GameGolf going out/returning to business. Wasn't initially interested until I came across my son's older version in the garage. Got me thinking: is the Classic version still functioning as a viable shot tracker? Would be great (and kind of a bonus), if this could be put in play this year and leverage the progress they've made on SG, data tracking, etc. If not, i'll look into what else might be useful....thanks for any guidance!
  14. For what it's worth, I started to address this with stretching (50yo, recovering caddy...now pushing a three wheeler). Found this site and started to understand the role of calf stretching to deal with an inflamed bone spur in my heel....basically the same as PF. Had done a cortisone shot, ice, rolling various balls and such under my feet to limited success. Found this guy, who is anti surgery and somewhat edgy (good): https://angryorthopod.com/2016/03/calf-stretching/ I'm a couple weeks into stretching multiple times per day and I'm definitely seeing im
  15. Super thread and well said by both Monte and Butch. Just wanted to add this for @betarhoalphadelta. This video points out that "incorporating" change is hard, and it mostly is. But "executing" changes is a spectrum...some are easier to apply to a given swing than others. "Incorporating" the change into your playing mechanics is where it's always pretty hard. These are two different things. Had the same hip issue last year and I remembered @MonteScheinblumsaying (many times) that you have to get to the root cause of where you do something wrong and this is soooo tr
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