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#1 *Mouldy

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

I have GPS on my iPhone which is working fine but getting caught out by a few front and back pins on long greens.  So looking at a cost effective laser.  Pinsensor at $167 looks ok and it seems a few on here may have one.

 

Is it good value for money ?

 

What is it like bouncing off fairway bunkers to get carry distances ?


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Posted 01 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Mouldy, I don't know about the "Pinseeker" model, but mine was a cheapie around that price, it has 'pinseeker technology' and does the job just fine.  I've had it for some years without a problem (so far).

 

I certainly wouldn't be spending $300 on a brand name model.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:34 PM

I bought one on ebay from a place in Victoria. It was about $165 and works well no problem. I have stood beside people with $300 plus models and always reads the same +/- 1m.
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

Mine is a JAX LD 1000.

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

Ive got one from Condor Golf.
Was $190 and is within 1m of the latest Bushnell
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

Picked one up from Condor Golf as well. $149 with free postage.
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 08:32 AM

Mine is a JAX LD 1000.

hi Adam how do you find the jax ld 1000?

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 08:34 AM

Has anyone used the pinpoint laser rangefinder by A game?

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:58 PM

hi Adam how do you find the jax ld 1000?


I've tested it beside bushnell devices and it's always accurate. I've never had an issue with it so I have to say I'm really happy with it.

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

Thanks Adam I've used the sure shot 1000 for the last 3 years but you can hardly read the numbers even with a new battery in it. I know bushnell are the best but I can't bring myself to spend $300 plus on a range finder.

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:10 PM

Are the pinsensor 1000 and sureshot 2000 the same product with different badges they sure look the same.

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:20 PM

They pretty much all look the same.  You have to wonder if there's any difference in the electronics.

 

I've had a cheapie for some years and it's fine.

 

A few weeks back, someone handed me his new Bushnell because he couldn't work it out.  It didn't work the same as mine.  He hadn't read the manual and didn't have it with him.

 

Maybe it was faulty.  RTFM.



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:44 PM

a lazer range finder will always be pretty much spot on in terms of measuring distance - if there was a diff if more than say 2m between finder A or Finder B - one of them will be faulty/incorrectly calibrated.

The difference in brands and models is the zoom factor of the lens, beam reflection sensor sensitivity (eg in fog or hazy conditions)  and the software to assist with seeking (eg pin lock). With steady hands and patience you will get the same result regardless of which you use, the more expensive ones will make getting the correct distance quicker and easier. 

 

Oh and you will need to see what you want to measure distance to - dont hit it in the trees or play any doglegs or undulating terrain or.... you get the point

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:47 PM

Garmin S2 watch is similar money and far more convenient.
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Posted 17 September 2015 - 08:47 AM

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They all look the same to me. I bought the Jax from Condor golf in Victoria for $149 delivered. 

 I bought a cheapie 3 years ago that worked great...until now. Got my money's worth as I used it on practically every hole in > 300 rounds of golf.


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