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23 hours ago, YU3Putt said:

I bought a PRGR in Feb. 2022 and, like you, it's working well for me. Used it at home hitting into a net for 2 months before I was able to get it to a driving range.  The distances I saw at the range were spot on with the readings from my PRGR unit. I do not use a tripod, just put it on top of the box about 3.5 ft behind the ball on my target line. Is the unit perfect??? No, I get mis-readings on roughly 1 out of every 50 shots. I also live near a range that has TopTracer and the PRGR ball speed numbers as well as the carry & total distance readings are nearly identical.

 

I've always set mine on the ground.  Does it make any difference with the readings on a tripod or sitting on the box?

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Can confirm with the latest PRGR model that club head speed with no ball contact, like super speed training is about 12 mph slower with driver on average than with a ball. It’s better than nothing but it’s not an accurate measurement if you’re tracking progress with super speed or other trainers. The actual reading when hitting balls is great for the price though. 

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On 7/21/2022 at 8:20 PM, Walk-it-in said:

Can confirm with the latest PRGR model that club head speed with no ball contact, like super speed training is about 12 mph slower with driver on average than with a ball. It’s better than nothing but it’s not an accurate measurement if you’re tracking progress with super speed or other trainers. The actual reading when hitting balls is great for the price though. 

Absolutely spot on with my experience. I even returned the original PRGR and ordered a second device from another seller and they behaved the same with air swings—I’m getting 80-90mph reading when I’m usually around 105mph. I can only get up to 90 on PRGR if I swing as hard as possible with no regard for form or contact point. 
 

Very frustrating. Doesn’t sound like anyone was able to find a solution if they are affected by this. 

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I just got the 130 today, it was used open box. Similar to others my air swings are only mid 80's. My driver with a ball into net with driver was mid 80's and an all out smoked high of 91mph. I'm at 96-97avg on launch monitor with high of 102 warmed up.

 

So as long as I have a baseline I guess it's fine but seems to be a little low on driver #'s. 5iron as well was reading more like my 8iron yardages, even getting up into high 80's clubhead speed.

 

I'll tinker with it but initial reaction is a little disappointed it's off by that much.

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After some tinkering it does a lot better with more room to read. I got driver speeds up to 98-99 and numbers were inline with what I see on a real launch monitor. I hit it at a place with a giant net about 20-30yds. out. 

 

Also got a chance to use with wedges and liked it. My mid 60's swing with my SW going 60yds. and same swing with GW goes 80. 

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2 hours ago, ezra76 said:

After some tinkering it does a lot better with more room to read. I got driver speeds up to 98-99 and numbers were inline with what I see on a real launch monitor. I hit it at a place with a giant net about 20-30yds. out. 

 

Also got a chance to use with wedges and liked it. My mid 60's swing with my SW going 60yds. and same swing with GW goes 80. 


So the readings were better if you moved the unit further away from the ball?

 

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1 hour ago, barnum1 said:


So the readings were better if you moved the unit further away from the ball?

 

Not so much moving the unit further back from where I was setup but it being able to see more of the ballflight. 

 

I hit a few balls into my net earlier with 15.5* driving iron. On a real monitor it says 195-210 carry with a ton of roll out. The prgr into my net was only reading it at like 120-150yds.. Swing speed was more accurate though at 84-87. 

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9 hours ago, ezra76 said:

Not so much moving the unit further back from where I was setup but it being able to see more of the ballflight. 

 

I hit a few balls into my net earlier with 15.5* driving iron. On a real monitor it says 195-210 carry with a ton of roll out. The prgr into my net was only reading it at like 120-150yds.. Swing speed was more accurate though at 84-87. 

Ok, I see. I didn't think reading the ball flight would affect club head speed measurement... 

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Got the PRGR last week. All measurements seem good, except distance.  Waay too short, by 30-40 yards. I'm indoors with four ceiling lights and three floor lamps. Anyone have experience with the lighting and background colors necessary inside?  I have it positioned correctly and I've chosen the correct clubs on the unit.  

 

Can't wait to try it outdoors, but it's good freaking cold right now.

 

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