HipStart Story

What is the HipStart?

HipStart can be used minutes before you play or practice and this will give excellent feedback instantly if the hips are firing correctly.

The HipStart Training aid is the only training device under $20.00 that could increase hip speed for athletes up to 140%. By providing repetition to hip rotation with its special moving arm, the HipStart Trainer enables players to achieve the same hip speed as the top pro athletes.

One golfer who Used HipStart, improved his average drive from 220 to 270, while increasing his number of fairways hit from 42% to 72%. By reducing the effort needed to swing the golf club, he also lowered his scores from the 90’s to an index of 8.4

Athletes may think that they’re producing proper hip turn, but how do you really know? Measuring device such as an app or train with the HipStart for instant feedback.

HipStart is so easy to use and is designed for a variety of Sports: Golf/Baseball/Tennis/Karate to name a few. Simply clip it onto your belt and make practice swings before you head out to play. It’s a great warm-up and provides the feedback needed to replicate when playing.

Train with the HipStart regularly and you’ll learn how easy it is to move the arm to unleash your power.

HipStart featured in Carroll Country Times: For Vehslage and his invention, ‘it’s all in the hips’

Our History

It all began after another bad round.

  • April 2015

    After a really horrible day of golfing, and yes it’s possible. I was ready to quit golf for good. I lost 6 balls in 16 holes, 3 on number 16. I told my golfing partner I’m done. This is not fun. He told me I wasn’t using my hips. I went home, slept and brained-stormed HipStart. I created the first prototype the following day and used it for 4 weeks before golfing again.

  • May 2015

    I started playing golf again and everyone asked me what I changed in my game and then I know I had something that worked. I passed it around to a few of my friend’s and they saw the same results and I knew I had move forward.

  • June 2015

    I contracted with an engineer to make the first real prototype based on my original design. This took until March 2016 before we agreed on the final design.

  • January 2016

    Brought the prototype to the PGA golf show and did a Proof of concept test and received over 100 recommendations to move forward with some areas of concern with the design – we made those adjustments and was ready for manufacturing in March.

  • March 2017

    Received first round of product for sale.

  • July 2017

    Featured in Carroll County Times. or Vehslage and his invention, ‘it’s all in the hips’

Meet the Inventor

Randy Vehslage had an idea one night when he was close to giving up the game…for good.

In April of 2015, the game of golf was becoming very frustrating for me. I’ve been playing for over 20 years. One day, I was on the 16th hole and I couldn’t get my ball to go straight. The harder I swung, the worse it became. After hitting three balls into the woods, I told my golfing partner… “I’m done!” I couldn’t wait to go home and put my clubs away for good. He responded by saying to me, “I’ve been watching you all day and you’re not turning your hips.” Immediately my reply was “Yes I am or at least I feel like I am.” I went home and thought about what he told me and it got me thinking… if my hips are not moving, then how can I find a way to confirm that my hips are indeed turning? I slept on the question and awoke with an idea. What if I could create a device that would allow my hips to turn by feeling something swing from side to side? That’s when the light bulb shined bright and I came up with HipStart Trainer.

I slept on the question and awoke with an idea. What if I could create a device that would allow my hips to turn by feeling something swing from side to side?Randy Vehslage, Creator of the HipStart

“My first prototype was created from a golf bag’s stand legs that I had cut off. I found an old phone case and used the clip that holds the phone to your waist. Using Duct tape, I molded the two pieces together. After making about 4 or 5 attempts to find the right length and speed, I took my prototype to an engineer for further refining. That’s when the HipStart truly began.

I tested the prototype HipStart for about three weeks, 1 to 2 minutes a day to really feel my hips turning. I hit balls on the range and played a few rounds. Everyone I played with was asking what I had done differently? All my drives were straight and long. At that point, I knew I came up with something special.

My friends tested the HipStart. Each agreed that it was intuitive and easy to use. Most importantly, they saw results in their own games.

If the pros take their hip drive seriously, you should too. I am excited to have the opportunity to help others who are struggling with FEELING of the proper hip rotation. I welcome your feedback.” – Randy