Frequently Asked Questions
My club connector cracked along the screw or fastener knob.
Fractures in the plastic near the bolt are usually a result of over-tightening the club connector. When putting the connector on your club, use just enough pressure to hold the connector in place. Over-tightening may cause damage to the club connector and/or your club.
My club connector keeps moving around.
Martin provided this tip for us: The club connector shouldn’t twist around the shaft excessively. If it is twisting too much and causing it to be inconvenient, you can tighten the club connector by adding electrical tape to the inside of the club connector, effectively shrinking the size of the hole.
I have a small waist, will the PlaneMate fit me?
The PlaneMate can fit waists 27-52”. For those who have a 32″ inch or smaller waist, the belt end will hang off of the velcro. If the extra material is excessive or undesired, you can create a loop on the backside of the player by folding the belt on itself. The hooks and loops on the inside of the belt will hold and you will still have enough material to make a secure connection with the belt. Martin talks about positioning the belt more comfortably in the unboxing video, skip to about 4:57: https://staging-tourstrikerstore.kinsta.cloud/unboxing
Will it fit a junior?
While not specifically designed to fit juniors, we’ve seen some clever coaches use a stuffed animal under the belt on the back of their junior player.
The PlaneMate keeps riding up in my backswing.
Wear the PlaneMate low over the widest part of your hips, not up on your waist. Also be sure to tighten it firmly. You will be pulling on it a great deal in your backswing.
I have a large waist and there’s not enough velcro to tighten it properly.
We are working on an extension for the belt. Please check back soon.
Does the PlaneMate work for left-handed users?
Yes, it does! The PlaneMate works for both left- and right-handed golfers. Simply spin the belt to position the rail over your trail hip.
How do I know which bands to use on which club?
There are 3 levels of resistance. The short green band has the least resistance, then the long green band, and the long red band has the most resistance. The bands provide dynamic resistance. Thus, the deeper into your backswing you get, the more tension the bands create.
They are designed to let you progress in difficulty to build up to your desired level of resistance. We encourage using the next level of band for fitness and flexibility but not hitting balls until you are comfortable with the resistance level.
Martin and David recommend using the short band on drivers and woods when hitting balls as it provides enough structure for most players without making the swing too difficult. With a driver or wood, we tend to take on the most risk and take the largest backswing. The longer band on these clubs can create too much tension for most people. To be fair, there are some long drivers out there who even hit driver with the red band, but for us mere mortals, the short band provides plenty of structure and resistance. If you feel it’s too hard to get to and maintain the key positions in your backswing with the longer band, regardless of the club, we suggest going back to the shorter band and continue to build up to the longer bands.
Why do my metal clips keep bending?
Make sure you are clipping the band onto the rail in a top down motion. The spring should be facing inward toward your body. If you do this, the spring never touches the rail bracket (where it gets bent and pops out). If you clip the band on the wrong way, bottom up and the spring is on the outside of the rail, it will bang into the rail bracket on every swing.
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