This machine is completely programmable, allows you to randomize pitches, or design a custom teaching program. Direction, elevation, break, and speed are all controlled by an intuitive computer control board. Need to raise the pitch higher in the strike zone? Just press the up button, and store the pitch in one of eight programmable memory locations. Your “stored” pitches can be any combination of fastballs, curves, sliders …whatever you want!
The Ultimate Home Plate Pitching Machine uses a patented three-wheel pitching mechanism that is more accurate than two wheels because it puts more gripping surface on the ball. It also features an innovative sound and light system designed to help batters time the pitches, as well as enhance safety. About two seconds prior to each pitch the Home Plate machine will beep, which warns everybody near the machine that a pitch is coming. The batter sees a sequence of three lights just above the exit point – giving him visual cues comparable to a live pitching motion.
The sequence is as follows: Beep (the pitcher sets), Red light blinks (the pitcher starts his motion), Yellow light blinks (the pitcher winds up), Green light blinks (the pitcher arm is coming forward) and finally the ball is released.
Includes an 80 ball top-load hopper.