The Swing Speed Radar is a small, inexpensive microwave Doppler radar velocity sensor that measures the swing speed of golfers and baseball/softball players. It assists players in developing/optimizing their swing by providing a convenient measure of their swing velocity as they strive to improve their performance. Increased swing speed corresponds to increased ball distance. However, over-swinging can produce inferior results, as suggested by the advice "it's not how hard you swing but how well you swing." Players can measure their swing speed; determine their speed for optimum performance; monitor their swing consistency; and select the club or bat characteristics that best suit their swing. Golfers can determine their optimum swing for the best distance, control and accuracy. Baseball/softball players can develop their optimum bat speed for distance, quickness, and bat control for consistent ball contact. The Swing Speed Radar conveniently provides real time velocity feedback that assists players and coaches/instructors in measuring performance improvement and in trouble shooting swing mechanics.
For measuring golf swing speed, the Swing Speed Radar is positioned in a forward location about 8-10 inches directly away from the tee. Clubhead speed is measured in the vicinity of contact with the ball. In the baseball or softball application, the Swing Speed Radar can be hung on a batting cage, pop-up net, or fence, or tripod-mounted about five feet in front of the player "swinging in air"; or mounted similarly about five feet behind a batter swinging at a ball on a tee. The Swing Speed Radar is set at a height corresponding to the plane of the bat swing, and bat speed is measured "out front" of the batter in the hitting zone where contact with the ball produces best results. The speed of the barrel of the bat, not the tip, is measured by the Swing Speed Radar. It is a great tool to help select the optimum bat size and weight for the player.
Unlike most "radar speed guns", a long range capability is not required. Powered by three AA-size batteries, the Swing Speed Radar transmission level is well within FCC requirements and prescribed safety levels. It is microprocessor-controlled, and indicates calculated miles-per-hour clubhead or bat speeds, ranging from 20 to over 200 miles-per-hour, on a large easy-to-read liquid crystal display. Kilometer per hour units of measure can be selected, if the user prefers. The affordable Swing Speed Radar is a valuable aid for players of all ages and skill levels, and is a powerful tool for coaches and instructors. And everyone enjoys using it!!