SKLZ Lightning Bolt Pitching Machine Pro

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Walmart #: 000949288
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  • Automatically pitches soft practice balls 30 mph 25 feet with realistic flight
  •     5 second delay between pitches, to give solid repetition training
  • Holds up to 26 balls at a time
  • About this item

    Develop your striking skills with the SKLZ Lightning Bolt Pitching Machine Pro. It is a lightweight, portable training tool designed to improve contact at the plate. This softball hitting training aid delivers balls with a realistic flight at the rate of 30 mph that reach up to 25 feet high. Focusing on and striking these random pitches enhance the eye-hand coordination and visual processing to make you a great hitter. Pitching at different angles makes you more shrewd and talented. Facing the balls from this SKLZ pitching machine with a reduced-diameter bat increases the challenge to help you improve your performance. The shagger can be easily detached for collecting the balls around your practicing area and it can hold up to 26 balls at a time. This baseball pitching machine runs on electricity or with six C batteries.


    SKLZ Lightning Bolt Pro Pitching Machine:

    • Automatically pitches soft practice balls 30 mph 25 feet with realistic flight
    • SKLZ pitching machine has a 5 second delay between pitches, to give solid repetition training
    • Holds up to 26 balls at a time
    • Baseball pitching machine runs on batteries or with included AC adapter
    • Helps improve visual acuity and hitting accuracy
    • Angle adjusts for different pitching locations
    • Includes 12 soft micro Bolt Balls
    • Foam balls are 5.125" round and weigh 0.2 oz

    Specifications

    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: BOLT-000-12
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.65
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 11.0 x 3.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 949288
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    Customer Reviews | 9 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    Works great and the kids love it!
    4/28/2012

    Customer review by Polo

    5.0 stars by Polo

    Bought this for my almost 7-year-old son and he loves it! The balls are about the size of golf balls and are of a hard foam. Yes they are small, but hitting the smaller balls is great training for baseball. My 5-year-old also uses it for tennis practice with her racket. It works great too. I love that it can be plugged in so we don't have to worry about the batteries dying. I just bought an outdoor extension cord and plug it into the outlet on our deck. My son and his friends play with it all the time and it hasn't fallen over once, even without having the batteries to weigh it down. Sometimes the kids bump it when loading the balls, but they just line it back up and start batting. It also adjusts to different heights. Sometimes the ball doesn't pitch in the exact same spot, but that teaches him what to swing at and what not to. For the most part they pitch in the same area each time once you have the setting where you like it. We live in a neighborhood with a ton of kids, and have five or six kids playing with it at any given time. So far we haven't had any issues at all and the kids love it. I also bought an extra package of balls. I haven't tried it with batteries yet. I mainly use it in our backyard, so plugging it in seems to work best for us. The first ball is sometimes a little slow, but it starts great and all of the rest of the balls pitch perfectly. Pitching it every five seconds seems to work great with the kids. We haven't had any issues of someone not being ready for the next ball. Even if they were, the worst that would happen is that they wait for the next ball. This is set-up to be able to hold a ton of balls which is another great feature.

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    Polo
    Michigan
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every day
    Great Pitching Machine!!!
    4/3/2013

    Customer review by kerret

    5.0 stars by kerret

    I love this pitching machine and i love the price! The bolt balls are great for practice, and shoot out well. I'v tried using plastic golf balls since they were the same size, but they didn't pitch very well. I read the other reviews before i bought it and was a little worried it wouldn't work, but it's great. I have not tried it with batteries yet, i have just plugged it in, some reviews say it is too light without batteries but i didn't have a problem with it. I would definitely recommend it!

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    kerret
    USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every day
    Great practice tool
    9/28/2013

    Customer review by Karenkc

    5.0 stars by Karenkc

    This batting tool is great for players from 9 to 18. We set it up about 20 ft away, and it was a good distance for my 16 yr old daughter.

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    Karenkc
    Boston
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Once per week
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