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I still have one from when dad bought it for me in the early 90's. Still use it daily. Between the molded grip and weighted head design it does cause a release/almost flip just past the impact zone. I see the SuperSpeed line and wonder how Matzie is much different or the Orange Whip. I still put a solid hard hit at 40 years young and contribute most of that to swinging this on a regular basis. Start slow (almost slow motion) and work up to coming out of my shoes with it. Haven't used it on radar but a good swing I'm up around 90mph (driver is 106-110).

I'm old school too still. I still hit the middle of the ball with a sand wedge if needed around the greens in a thicker lie, no 3 wood bumps here.

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This was the first swing aid I found that gave a good feel for a proper release.

I am defining "release" as the process by which the right (trail) hand (assuming a right-handed golfer) rotates over the left hand. You can replace the comparison of left and right hand, with left and right forearm, and the same thing applies.

The question is WHEN this rotation happens. With a flip, the process is starting prior to impact. A slice CAN occur because of the lack of release (or perhaps a release that occurs so late as to not have an effect). A proper release occurs soon after impact, as a result of the momentum generated from good technique.

Because of the weight of the head in the Matzie, and the bent shaft, the feel of the release is amplified. It spoke to me on what a good release should feel like and when in the swing it should happen.

I had one years ago. Every time I see one and pick it up, I think I should surf the 'bay to grab one again. Its a simple tool that works.

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