Jugs Small Ball Pitching Machine Package

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With everything you need to start training, this Jugs® Small-Ball® pitching machine package includes the Small-Ball® pitching machine, a Small-Ball® instant protective screen, a Hitting Stick™, 4-dozen Small-Balls®, a throw-down home plate, and a free drill book. This package allows players of all ages to practice hitting safely and in a limited space, without the need for a batting cage!

Package Contents

  • 1 Small-Ball® pitching machine
  • 1 Small-Ball® instant protective screen
  • 1 Hitting Stick™
  • 4-dozen Small-Balls®
  • 1 throw-down home plate
  • 1 drill book
Pitching Machine Features

  • Designed to teach the hitter to track the ball from the release point to the impact zone
  • Also designed to increase the hitter's mental concentration by teaching to hit a small object with a small bat
  • Throws the Jugs® polyurethane-foam 5-in/0.5-oz Small-Ball®
  • Heavy-duty steel construction with 1-year guarantee
  • Adjustable legs for realistic delivery height for both baseball and softball
  • Portable and lightweight - weighs only 23 lbs.
  • Simulates speeds up to 75 mph
  • Throws fastballs or overhand curves with uncanny accuracy
  • Shoots fly balls and ground balls
  • Manual and automatic feed: 25-ball feeder releases a ball every 5 seconds
  • Safe to use anywhere, including backyards, garages, or your chosen practice field
  • Single dial setting speed adjustment
  • Operates on standard 110-volt AC
  • Optional battery pack available (sold separately)

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5.0

Awesome flexability with this machine

By Bill

from Beckley, WV

About Me Open Minded Dad

Pros

  • Indoors Or Out
  • Small And Easy To Handle
  • Use It Almost Anywhere
  • Variety

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Great For Hand Eye Coordi
  • Inside In Bad Weather

Comments about Jugs Small Ball Pitching Machine Package:

This is a great little machine for the money. When the weather is bad you can set it up in your garage or basement. It uses golf ball size soft rubber balls that are more dense than say, a nerf, but aren't so hard that they can dent drywall. We use the jugs bat that is sold separately, its 30" and 17 oz close to what my son already swings but much smaller diameter. I read the other review that is on here and the guy just doesn't get it. You set the machine up 20' away and work from there. If you want challenged more just move closer. And the consistency is fine. It doesn't throw the exact same pitch every time but will stay consistent to within 6-8". We have used this in our den, Garage and even motel rooms. "believe it or not". We have had it for 8 months and my son can go to a regular batting cage and make contact with every single ball in an 8 minute session. This is the best bang for the buck unless you want to pay $1500.00 for a machine pitching real b-balls from a mound. "Money well spent"

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3.0

Not Great, But Fun

By Rhino

from Draper, Utah

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Individual Sports
  • Team Sports

Comments about Jugs Small Ball Pitching Machine Package:

I think the Jugs Small Ball machine will improve my kids' eye and swing, but I was a little disappointed in it. First of all, the machine has two speeds: Slow and Fast, nothing in between. It also cannot throw from the pitcher's mound, it has to be set up 20-ft or closer from the batter. The "curve ball" that it throws is simply a sinker. The wheels are in a fixed vertical position, so you cannot throw a real curve ball. I have had issues with the ball coming out of the feeder and tumbling and slipping on the wheels, rather than being grabbed by the wheels and thrown. It happens about one in every twelve pitches, and forces you to either push the ball through manually, or wait till the next ball drops out of the feeder, and then two balls come out at the same time. I do like the auto feeder though. it allows me to fill the machine and then help the kids on their swing...until a ball gets stuck. Lastly, it is not very consistent. It seems there are weight and density differences between the small balls. I wouldn't consider this a huge deal, because it is good for the kids to get something thrown at them other than strikes all the time, but the description did lead me to believe it was very consistent. Would I buy it again??? Hard to say. It's a good tool, but I question whether it is worth the money...my kids like it, so I probably would :)

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