Mach 3 Speed Training Tools Review

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The Mach 3 Speed Training Tools offer a unique approach to making your body faster and more resilient for the golf swing.  Important to match the tool to your goals and space.

Introduction

Since we first reviewed the Super Speed training system almost ten years ago [find it HERE], the golf fitness space has exploded with copycats.  Some are quite good, but they’re all selling very similar tools and concepts.  The Mach 3 Speed Training tools and system is something quite different.  If you’re looking for a new approach to gaining speed and strength for your golf game, read on.

Learn about Mach 3 from the founder, Mike Romatowski HERE

Set Up & Ease of Use

For this review, I tested three Mach 3 Speed Training tools: the JetStick (blue grip, steel shaft), the Speed Bomber (black/blue, top), and the Velociraptor (red handle, above).  Per Mach 3, they are designed as a “pure speed tool,” for “length and strength,” and “rhythm and rotational patterning,” respectively.

Both the JetStick and SpeedBomber are fairly intuitive insofar as there is a handle and you’re intended to swing it.  I wasn’t sure what to make of the Velociraptor and the 50 feet of rope until I saw the video (screenshot above) showing the end of the rope connected to an anchor.

Intuitions aside, Mach 3 has a host of YouTube videos [find them HERE] explaining all of the drills that go with each trainer.  The videos are good, clearly showing and explaining each movement.  Each exercise is simple and clearly golf-related.  I also like that Mach 3 foregoes any technical talk in favor of simple intents.  My only complaint is that the videos show an entire workout in real time, including repeating exercises, which makes them longer than they need to be.

Effectiveness

When I first got the three Mach 3 Speed Training tools, I wondered to myself, “Can they really be that different?”  It took exactly one workout with each tool to answer that question with an emphatic, “Yes.”

The JetStick (above) is the closest thing to a conventional speed trainer.  It’s light, entirely speed-focused, and meant to be swung all-out.  What makes it unique is the ball and chain at the end which produces a sound during the swing, which is key.  One of the key ideas in Mach 3 is “speed out in front,” and creating the sound at the right time lets you know you’re achieving that.

Mach 3’s Speed Bomber (above) shares a lot of its exercises with the JetStick, but the feeling is quite different.  The Speed Bomber is heavier, has a much thicker handle, and it flexes substantially.  According to Mach 3, it’s a more balanced trainer mixing speed with strength, rhythm, and conditioning, and I would agree with all of that.  The increased weight almost forces you into a body-driven swing, rather than letting you fire your arms at the ball.

Finally, the Velociraptor is another strength and conditioning tool that builds rhythm and body involvement.  Throwing the entire length of rope really cements the concept of speed out in front, and it’s impossible to do without using your entire body.  Both the Velociraptor and Speed Bomber are almost as much swing trainers as they are fitness trainers because of the way they demand good rhythm.  The one negative with the Velociraptor is that using it requires a lot of space – indoors or out – so consider that before buying it.

Overall, I’ve enjoyed all of the Mach 3 Speed Training tools.  The workouts are fairly quick – about ten minutes – and they leave my body feeling good, not beat up.  These tools are substantially different than anything else I’ve used, and they’ve helped to improve not only my strength but my swing.

Longevity

The Mach 3 Speed Training tools are not gamified.  This is like any other piece of gym equipment: you need to make a commitment to regular use if you want to see results.  Whether you will or not is something only you can answer.

That said, the Speed Bomber and JetStick are slightly shorter than a driver, so you can swing them in more places.  The SpeedBomber’s thick handle isn’t likely to fit in your golf bag, but the JetStick could easily slide in alongside your clubs.

I will reiterate that these workouts left me feeling really good.  Most speed training workouts leave me feeling gassed.  That difference could lead to more frequent use for a lot of players.

Value

Mach 3 offers their training tools a la carte or in combo packs.  Individually, the Jet Speed costs $112, the Speed Bomber is $135/$145 (Regular/Strong), and the Velociraptor is $159/$165 (Junior/Adult).  A combo pack that includes all three sells for $345/$365 (Regular/Strong).

These are some of my favorite fitness and speed training tools that I’ve tested, and the price is in line with – or less than – most of its competitors.  I’d recommend starting with the Jet Speed or Speed Bomber.  Either one is a great value.

Conclusion

If you’re ready to make a commitment to better golf fitness and a better golf swing, the Mach 3 Speed Training tools can help you kill two birds with one stone.  Select the right tool for your goals, and enjoy a faster, stronger, more injury-resistant swing.

Visit Mach 3 Speed Training HERE

Matt Saternus
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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Excellent review of some interesting products, Matt. Thank you. Couple of questions: (1) When you do a session with these, are you using just one, or more than one, in a single session? (2) Have you thought about how to structure a program that combines using these with Super Speed sticks or the Stack? Oh, and (3) When are you coming to Boston so you can be my guest at Brae Burn, host of the 1919 U.S. Open (won by Walter Hagen) and 2028 U.S. Women’s Amateur?

    • Matt Saternus

      I just used one tool per session.
      I have not given any thought to that, no. I think the SpeedBomber or Velociraptor could be incorporated with a different system, but the Jet Speed would be redundant.
      Regarding Boston, I would be happy to take you up on that at some point in the future, but you left no name or email which might make connecting difficult. :)

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Thank you for this review, Matt. As a senior golfer, now retired, I have no excuse not to engage these training programs. I would be interested in a future comparison between the MACH 3 program you just reviewed and Justin Leonard’s Golf Forever program (and trainer) that now has Ryan Palmer and Scottie Scheffler shilling for them. Thanks…as always!

  3. Matt-Thanks for the review and the podcast. In your opinion, how does MACH 3 compare to Super Speed or some of the other programs? How should golfers decide which system to purchase ?

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      Super Speed is a great system, but it’s purely about speed. Mach 3 has more elements.
      There is no bad choice between those two. I might lean toward Mach 3 for people who aren’t as fit as it is a bit gentler than Super Speed.

      Best,

      Matt

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