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It's worth every penny, so why pay more? I purchased the First Pitch Baseline after reading a number of reviews, and I'm glad I did. I wanted to get my daughter a good pitching machine, but I did not want to spend the money it would take to get a Jugs if I could find a machine that was compatible. She is playing 12U fast pitch travel ball. Her coaches use a Jugs so I know it's a good machine, but I just could not justify spending 1200-1500 for a machine when one was offered for about half the price. The First Pitch is just a accurate, if not more so, than the more expensive Jugs machine, and it throws the ball with a plenty of velocity. I would buy it again, and I'm glad we went with this pitching machine.
Bought this for my 8u machine pitch team to practice with, and also grow with. It is a wonderful machine for the price and I highly recommend this over a jugs machine that runs for $1200 plus. Pros: -- throws consistent when you drop the ball consistent the same way. two seam fastballs work the best on my machine. -- light enough to carry anywhere and breaks down nicely -- set up is quick and easy -- can be used for hitting, ground balls, pop flys and line drives at practice with consistency - get more reps in the same amount of time -- the adjustable features are really nice for using it for more than hitting practice.
Cons: -- its not a jugs, but its close. -- there needs to be a hole drilled into the pole that the machine mounts to. I find the machine would walk to the left after every pitch because of the torque of the ball, without clamping the screw down as tight as possible it got worse. hurts your hand when you have to do that every 10 pitches. I took my drill and made my own hole and voila! no more walking. I like that I can loosen it back up for other applications, but do yourself a favor and get your drill out.
Time will tell if this machine stands up, but for now I couldn't be happier with it. for a team of 12 it costs under 60 bucks to have a hitting machine; how much would those parents spend on cage time at a facility? Makes sense to have it.
Recommendation: use the Honda eu2000 generator with this machine, don't have to worry about a power course and its rather quiet.
So far so good. I have been using it twice a week for my daughters 10u softball team. Pitches 12" dimpled ball consistently. Speed is excellent not sure if it can pitch 70 mph but fast enough for high school softball. My son is 7 and he can hit off it with more confidence then me tossing pitches to him. I would recommend the dimpled balls because there's no seams on the ball. Still working on my batting cage at home so will be using it at home soon.
High quality pitching machine. Great power and adjustability. High quality components. We'll get plenty of use from it over the years, I'm sure.
Two minor drawbacks: 1) You have to tighten a screw on the base pretty tight or else the angle for the pitch will change slightly with each pitch.
2) Due to one rotating wheel, there is a backspin on the balls, which I think makes them hang in the air a little longer than they would otherwise. I suppose that might be a problem for someone were needing a more realistic pitching experience. But at that level, a pitcher would be doing all kinds of pitch spins. For my 8 year old son, I'm sure we'll get lots of good practice from this.
Sets up easily and works well. Was delivered about two days earlier than expected. Only issue. Is that it is not quite as fast as stated. I used a radar and it was about 5 MPH slower than it says it will go. Still well worth the purchase as it is a lot less than the more well known names.
Great machine. Very well made. This is a solid piece of equipment. My family loves it. The quality is obvious. It feels like a machine that will last for years. The 5 year warranty is a nice plus, too. I researched all the pitching machines out there before buying this one for my two baseball-loving kids. I am enjoying it as much or more than they are.
Great product. Throws consistant pitches. May think about a guard for the outside of the wheel to prevent anyone tearing their fingers or hands up from the metal clips. I highly recommend this product. Ordered it on a Thursday evening and received it the following Saturday morning.
I was a little hesitant to buy this at first because I was unfamiliar with the manufacturer, but it was so much cheaper than other brands that I couldn't resist. After using this for over a week, I am very happy with it. It is very well built and solid -- as good as any Jugs I've used over the years. It does not have a horizontal swivel, but I don't have a problem muscling it a little to adjust inside/outside. You can get this on other First Pitch models if you need that feature. I bought the baseball legs with it and find it very easy to change over, which I have to do often because I have a son and a daughter.
Save yourself a lot of money and purchase this instead of a jugs! First what does this machine don't have , that a jugs has? A digital readout, otherwise nothing. This machine works excellent, has a 5 year warranty, alot cheaper then the jugs. Construction is excellent, no short cuts, very well made. They sent me the wrong screws for the softball chute, called them and they shipped them out immediately! Excellent customer service!
Good design and easy to use. Use it for my 9 and 11 year old team practices. Wouldn't use real baseballs because the machine tears them up(no surpise). It throws very accurate pitches, great for pop flies and grounders. Highly recommend.
I was pleasantly surprised by this pitching machine. It is very well built and simple to operate. The only potential drawback is that you have to turn the speed up to 50 or 55 miles per hour to get the ball across the plate, if you on a little league pitching mound. That is too fast for my littlest guy to hit, but he'll learn in a couple of years. I use this for home, but the quality is such that it could be used for a team.
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