Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dead Solid Golf Simulator

Improve your golf game in the comfort of your own home with your very own golf simulator!

You can ignore the light streak in the top center of the screen.  There is a window behind the simulator and the sun was directly back there and it wasn't completely covered, so this is just sunlight bleeding through.

Check out the video below for the simulator in action.

And here are more pictures.

This unit is probably around 12-14 years old, but is working great.  These are still supported by DSG, but there is a significant upgrade available to the computer and software, which is a totally new computer to run their newest software.  Right now it's an older Mac running OS9, and I do have a complete spare working Mac for it.  I also have a complete spare sensor board.  Both sensor boards were refurbished by DSG.  At one time this unit was in a golf shop, and I assume they had a spare sensor board to avoid any chance of downtime.  I bought the spare Mac when I first got this unit several years ago as those Macs were drying up but were pretty cheap (and this was before the software was updated and required a newer Mac).  I believe the upgrade to the newer stuff is around $7500, so it's not cheap.  But what you see here works and works well.

It's also still completely setup and can be seen and tested, which is rare for one of these for sale.  When I bought it not only was it not setup, but they do NOT come with setup instructions!  I assumed I could get that from DSG but was disappointed to find that they normally include setup for the customer as these units are around $40,000+ new and there are NO INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.  That said, I was able to figure it out without too much difficulty, and a buyer could certainly be the one to disassemble themselves so that it was easier (and you can take pictures as you go).  Alternatively, if I disassemble for you, I will do my best to document how it goes with pictures, too.  It's really not that bad.

It does come with setup documentation for the software and cabling, and I have some spare cables and miscellaneous parts.  The projector does have other available inputs and could be used as a monitor for another computer or television system (so if you have room you could put exercise gear behind it and the unit could double as a big-screen TV for your treadmill, etc.

As you can see by clicking here, Dead Solid Golf still makes and supports these.  Other than the computer and software, I don't think they've changed very much.  You get great analysis of what you're doing with your swing, and you can improve your golf game immensely.

You need a BIG room for this.  DSG says 23' deep, 13' wide, and 10' high.  This measures right at 9'6", though, so as long as you have more than 9'6" I think it will work.  Please, do not contact me about it until you've MEASURED to be sure you can use it.  Don't just assume "oh that space is probably big enough."  If you think it's close, it's probably NOT big enough.  These things are pretty huge, and they have to be to support having enough room to swing a driver from the left or right sides.

It's located just outside of Chapel Hill, NC.  I'm asking $3,500 for it if the buyer disassembles and removes themselves (basic hand tools and a ladder is all you need).  If you need me to disassemble and, *gasp*, ship this thing, then we'll have to talk about how to make that happen.  It will cost a bit extra, but it will be reasonable.  You can email me at and I can give you a phone number that way if you need to talk about it outside of email.  I do NOT recommend shipping this, however.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Santa Cruz Jackal For Sale

Here is my Santa Cruz Jackal.  Barely ridden, really, as I've just not gotten into this kind of riding as much as I thought I might.  It's built very heavy duty, but still rides great.  Asking $2,000:

Here are the specs:
  • Santa Cruz Jackal frame (2010 or 2011, same as the current one) in XL
  • Transition Revolution 32 Wheelset
  • Maxxis Advantage 2.4 tires
  • X9 rear derailleur and shifter
  • Truvativ Hozfeller crankset
  • Transition pedals and saddle
  • Truvativ Hussefelt seat post
  • Truvativ 40mm stem
  • T-Bar 30" handlebar
  • Fox Talas R 160/130/100 Fork, 20mm thru-axle
  • Avid Elixir CR brakes, 203mm front, 160mm rear
  • FSA headset
It's 31.4 pounds as it sits ready to ride, and it's built to handle literally anything.  Hardly a scuff on it as it's barely been ridden (though it is shown a little dirty).  Email if interested.  Located outside Chapel Hill on the Haw River.  More pictures:

Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon For Sale

I think this is a 2010's whatever year the first year for the Blur XC Carbon was, anyway.  So it's VPP2 and size Extra-Large (XL).  Here are the particulars:
  • Santa Cruz XC Carbon XL Frame
  • Fix F-Series RLC 130mm front fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Chris King headset
  • Fox Float RP23 rear shock
  • Crank Brothers Cobalt Wheelset, 15mm thru-axle front
  • Kenda Small Block 8 2.1 tires, tubeless
  • XTR crankset setup 2x9 with custom bashguard
  • SRAM X7 front derailleur installed, also included is a NEW Shimano XTR front derailleur
  • Avid Elixir CR brakes, 160mm disks on both ends
  • SRAM X0 Grip Shifters
  • Ergon GP-1 Large Grips
  • FSA OS 115 Stem (110mm, I believe)
  • FSA K-Force Handlebar, trimmed to 24.5" wide
  • Brand new Thomson Elite seat post
  • WTB Rocket V titanium rail saddle
  • X0 9 speed rear medium cage derailleur, very light SRAM rear cassette (11-34, I believe)
  • Crank Brothers Eggbeater Pedals
  • one bottle cage
The bike weighs 23.9 pounds as it sits in these pictures.  The X7 front derailleur happened because it was all I could get on short notice when I forgot to order one and had everything else I needed to build it.  I got the XTR thinking I'd upgrade it, but never got around to it.  The X7 works fine, but doesn't look terribly awesome.

Bike rides great.  Has miles on it, so it's got a few small nicks here and there, but nothing significant of any kind.  Wheels are straight, and many of the components have very little use as they were fairly recent upgrades (like the brakes and seat post).

Asking $2,750. if interested.  Located just outside Chapel Hill on the Haw River.

More pictures (click to enlarge):