I’ve been using the Blast Motion device for the past few weeks to train putting and have some thoughts…
Getting Started with BLAST MOTION
First off it’s dead simple to get started with. Just throw the sensor on the charger (which is cool you never have to plug anything in), wait an hour and get started. To capture data all you have to do is put the sensor on the end of the putter and start putting. It automatically captures data and syncs with the phone.
You can then browse through your data as averages or dive into specific strokes and look at specific metrics.
The biggest question you’ll face is what do I work on?
I’m not 100% sure where everyone should start training as it’s always different depending on the person, but here’s what I did. I had heard a lot of people mentioning training the tempo metric in Blast so that’s where I decided to start.
I wasn’t trying to hit a magic number every time (they suggest 2:1 ratio). Instead seeing if I could control the tempo and vary what I was doing. I’ve heard from a lot of golf coaches share that training that incorporate an old or “bad” move and what might be good is a much better way to build awareness and skills vs always trying to do the same thing over and over again.
I started at around a 1.8:1 ratio with tempo before training and was able to gain enough awareness to go from a 2:1 to a 1.3:1 and back at will. It took a couple days of training to get this new skill but eventually it became somewhat “easy”. So now as a golfer I have an idea of what tempo means and have figured out what works best for me.
Definitely check it out – Blast Golf 360 Swing and Stroke Analyzer