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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Product "Catapult Soft Toss Machine - Baseball Trainer" by SKLZ

About the Product: Use the Catapult Soft Toss Pitching Machine to work on both the offensive and defensive aspects of your game. Use regulation baseballs for soft toss or to practice footwork and glove-hand ball transfer. Or use 9" plastic balls for pop fly practice. The unit adjusts for height and distance and serves balls every 8 seconds.
Features:

  • Spiral ball funnel holds up to 8 regulation size baseballs.
  • Automatically tosses balls every 8 seconds.
  • Adjustable height and distance.
  • Use with AC Adaptor or 4 D Batteries (not included).

Catapult Usage:
1) Add baseballs to machine:
Prior to starting the machine add up to 8 balls to the Spiral Ball Funnel.
2) Adjust ball flight angle:
Before adjusting the ball flight angle turn the Catapult off. Loosen the trajectory lever knob at the front of the machine. Adjust leg up or down to adjust the ball flight angle. Tighten trajectory lever knob. Stabilize Catapult by adjusting the rear stability bar. Unscrew knobs on both sides of the bar and adjust height so that the bar rests on the ground. Secure into place by tightening each knob.
3) Adjust ball throwing distance:
Using the adjustable distance knob, tighten to increase ball throwing distance, loosen slowly to decrease ball throwing distance.
4) Power up machine:
The Catapult runs on 4 D Batteries (not included) or with the provided AC Adapter. If using the AC Adapter, connect to the side of Catapult Base below the power switch. If using batteries flip the Catapult over. Press down on the black tab and slide the battery cover off. Install batteries as shown. Turn product ON to power up and OFF to power down. Ensure all persons and pets are clear of the Catapult and the path of the ball before powering on.

My Review: This is a good practice equipment, very easy to assemble and you can use almost immediately after receiving it. But do not think it is a pitching machine, because it is not. It will never reach the speeds of a real pitcher, but it is still good for practicing hand/eye coordination and reaction time. My daughter uses it with the 9" plastic balls for pop fly practice.

Amazon.com was kind enough to provide this product for me through their Vine Program for reviewing and I was not requested to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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