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Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:01 pm

Posted by BigPete


Ever wondered what the ideal launch conditions are for your driver (launch angle / spin / ball speed etc)

If you roughly know how fast you swing - multiply that by just under 1.5 and that's roughly your ball speed. Then have at it..  hours of fun (for me at least) 

http://www.flightscope.com/index.php/Technology-Explained/trajectory-optimizer.html


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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:03 pm

Posted by wrinkly_ninja


I had a little fiddle on that the other day. Quite useful if you know what your normal numbers are. I use flightscope when on lessons so I know roughly what I hit now know what I need to for optimal flight.
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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:23 pm

Posted by sjaclark


Pete, that is a pretty good tool.  For someone who understands club face angle and path you can see the variables that cause different ball flights.

It's getting that way at the highest level too.  Trackman is a pretty expensive tool, but definitely the best out there.  Check out this video below.  Sean Foley describes how if you show someone how impact conditions affect ball flight using the numbers, you take out the over technical "positions" aspect and bring it back to feel at impact. 

Use of launch monitors is definitely the biggest advance in golf in the past few years both in custom fitting and in teaching.




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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:20 pm

Posted by db.


You cannot hit a draw or fade with that flightscope calculator though can you? it either slices or hooks if you put spin on the shot. The shot always starts straight and veers off either way.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:14 pm

Posted by Deemac


Nice to see you back on the forum SJA!!
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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:06 pm

Posted by wrinkly_ninja


Deemac wrote:

Nice to see you back on the forum SJA!!


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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:40 am

Posted by Celtic_Bil


That's a great video of Foley & Rose, playing with the numbers and getting to grips with the angles.

In between my recent lessons, I've been trying to understand more on the ball flight, especially in relation to swing path and face angle. I feel that once you get an understanding of how the ball flies, you get a better understanding of how the swing should be applied.

There are some good videos on YouTube from Joseph Mayo (@TrackmanMaestro). Here's one explaining ball flight in relation to the swing path and face. His other videos are useful too.

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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:49 pm

Posted by wrinkly_ninja


Foleys videos are good as are trackman maestros. Trackman maestros only flaw is he is very critical of other people who don't understand or use the modern ball flight laws.
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Re: Flighscope - ball flight calculator

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Posted by Pete Player


I've read some arguments on the numbers that say they're not right if you have a two-plane swing. There has been discussions on how the equation for angle of attack and clubhead path is calculated. I hear there are too many assumptions on the calculation. Ball behaviour may be the only set of reliable numbers on the machine according to the threads I've read.

I have no first hand information on this, yet there might be an issue on the path vs. plane comparision, that give doubtfull numbers on angles of whether you come from the outside or not depending on the actually measured reference points of clubhead position in the proximity of impact.

db. wrote:

You cannot hit a draw or fade with that flightscope calculator though can
you? it either slices or hooks if you put spin on the shot. The shot
always starts straight and veers off either way.



Funny. In real life you can hit a draw with cutting the ball by more than 10° according to FlightScope numbers is what I hear.

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