The Tour v3 Slope Edition is a compact unit with 5x magnification that easily allows you to pretty much shoot any target needed out on the course. I found locking onto my targets was easy, but also found with its compact size that I had a harder time holding it steady. It took me a few seconds longer to lock down a reading than the slightly larger versions. The slope, which is not legal for Tournament use unless otherwise posted, is the only holdup I had in terms of everyday use. So, this is a perfect unit to get accurate uphill and downhill readings for those not playing in any organized events. If you do play in organized events where the unit is not legal, I suggest creating a log of those uphill and downhill targets during regular play or practice rounds to fall back on to come event time. This rangefinder offers a great way to learn how the yardage is affected by uphill and downhill targets. I did have some issues locking on to a 296-yard flag with a strong backdrop. I kept getting the backdrop about 90% of the time. However, with all closer yardages I had zero issues, and were confirmed by the Jolt technology. Lastly, the Tour v3 Slope Edition comes with a nice case and a bright red outer protective skin.
Who’s it for?
With its lightweight and compact size this is an excellent unit for walkers, especially those that carry, though riders will find its application great as well.
The Tour v3 Slope Edition is an excellent choice for players who aren’t looking for a top of the line unit with all the bells and whistles. Steady hands are needed to pick up the targets quickly.