It’s always interesting seeing what pros are getting into when they aren’t on their bikes. If you follow Red Bull, then you know they do a lot to help their athletes improve their skills, whether it be in their sport, other sports or just for personal wellness. They recently recruited Corey Bohan for some training in the world of Golf with a wakeboarder and a skateboarder. Over the course of the 3 episodes, we get a look at how these guys did, along with some of the science that is involved in this. It’s not BMX, but it’s definitely an interesting watch. Check it!
“Bridging the gap between action sports and golf, a new three-part web series called “Distance Lab” in collaboration with Callaway features renowned golf instructor Hank Haney teaching action sports stars Corey Bohan (BMX), Steel Lafferty (wakeboarding) and Alex Midler (skateboarding) how to hit a golf ball further than they ever imagined.
In this first episode, Hank Haney meets these elite athletes and observes them hitting drives to get a sense of their game. After seeing one of the guy’s swings, Haney says, “we can always send out a search party.”
“In this second episode, the athletes visit Callaway’s Distance Lab where Hank Haney and his team get baseline readings of everyone’s swings, gather data to help increase distance and the athletes add speed and forgiveness with the XR 16 Driver.”
“In this third episode, it was competition day to see who had the most impressive improvement, with Steel Lafferty taking the crown. His max club head speed turned out to be higher than an average PGA Tour pro (120 mph). There is also a surprise cameo by two-time world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski, who provides tips and inspiration.
All three athletes showed significant long distance improvement, with Lafferty enhancing his drive from 281 to 320 yards. Bohan, a three-time X Games gold medal BMX rider, improved from 208 to 275 yards. Midler, an 18-year old rising star in the skateboarding world, improved from 191 yards to 266 yards.
See more of the series at: http://redbull.com/distancelab”
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