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The BatAction Blog presents baseball batting training tips, baseball hitting drills, and other information to help Bat Action owners produce unbelievable results from working out on the BatAction Baseball Trainer. Baseball coaches, players and parents will find this information very interesting and extremely useful. The Regular posts include new and innovative training drills and techniques to increase bat speed, improve power, improve hitting skill, and increase batter confidence.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BatAction ball impact head redesigned in 2007

This information applies to all BatAction Pro or Youth units purchased before March 7, 2007.

In March 2007, Nedco Sports redesigned the BatAction ball impact head and top component. The older models (any purchased prior to March 2007) had a safety insert pin that dropped into the top component to help hold the impact head in place. The newer models do not have that pin.

The new BatAction top components have 2 knobs on top that recess down into the molded impact head when assembled. The new impact heads have 2 metal cups molded into the top of them to allow those 2 knobs on the top component to tighten down and hold the impact head in place. To view the new top component, please go to http://store.baseball2u.com/batopconede.html

The older model impact heads ARE NOT compatible with the newly designed top components. The newly designed impact heads ARE NOT compatible with the old top components.

If you have a BatAction Youth or Pro that was purchased before March 7, 2007, when you purchase a replacement ball impact head, you will also have to purchase the newly designed top component.
You may see these items at http://store.baseball2u.com/baacca.html.

Once you purchase the newly designed top component, your BatAction will be compatible with all future impact heads.

Please call us at 877-431-4487 with any questions or visit us at www.coachesbest.com.

Have a nice day.


Monday, August 18, 2008


Troubleshooting the BatAction Machine

Today we will discuss 2 situations that some of our BatAction Machine owners have encountered over the years. The BatAction Machine has a very simple design and requires very little troubleshooting. However, the 2 following things could happen to your BatAction and we offer the solution to each below.

Problem 1: The BatAction powerbands get caught up on the height adjustment knob when the unit rotates around after the hitter contacts the ball.

Solution: Always make sure the height adjustment collar's knob is lined up directly under the knob on the right side of the orange top component. The top component is the orange 2" square metal piece that houses the square end of the impact head ball component. Making sure these two knobs stay lined up under one another should correct this problem.

Problem 2: When hit, the ball will not come back to the hitter smoothly. Instead, it stops or pauses when returning to the hitter.

Solution: If this problem occurs, all you need to do is lubricate the axle of your machine. The axle is the shaft that rotates inside the column housing. We recommend a heavy duty type grease be used so you will not have to do this very often. You can also use a spray lubricant. However, if you use a spray lubricant, such as silicone, you will have to re-apply on a regular basis. The better grease you use, the less you have to re-apply. If you use a good grease, you should only have to grease the unit 1 time per year.

Hopefully, this info will help you BatAction owners get the most out of your investment.

Have a nice day, Nick

Monday, August 11, 2008

BatAction FAQ.

Just a few of the questions our customer service reps get about the BatAction.......

BatAction Machine Frequently Asked Questions:

What ages can use the BatAction Machine?
Answer: The BatAction Pro is recommended for ages 6 & up.

How long doe it take to assemble the BatAction Machine?
Answer: Initial assembly takes around 5-7 minutes following the instruction booklet. Assembly and disassembly after the initial setup takes about 2 minutes. No tools are required to assemble the BatAction Pro. It assembles with 9 hand tightened knobs.

What powers the BatAction Machine?
Answer: The machine is powered by heavy-duty bungee cords. These cords stop the unit's rotation and bring the ball component back into the hitting zone for the hitter to contact again. The hitter gets a swing every 4-7 seconds.

What are the height adjustments of the BatAction Machine?
Answer: The BatAction Machine will adjust from 25" to 38". However, because of the flexibility of the ball impact rod, the hitter gets a different height pitch each time. This make the hitter adjust on each swing instead of swinging on the same plane or in the same spot to contact the ball. The machine simulates live pitching scenarios by making the hitter adjust with each swing.

Where can the BatAction Machine be used?
Answer: The machine can be used indoors or outdoors. Many people use them in their garage or basements in the off-season. The machine can also be easily transported to and from practices and games in it's included carrying bag.

Does the BatAction Machine benefit fastpitch softball players also?
Answer: Yes, the BatAction Machine benefits fastpitch softball players and baseball players. There are many fastpitch teams and players using the machine today.

What warranties or guarantees are included with the BatAction Machine?
Answers: The BatAction Machine comes with a 90 day Money-Back Guarantee and a full 1 year warranty.

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have about the BatAction Machine.

Have a nice day, Nick.