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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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
BatAction Machine Questions and Answers
Does it rotate in a complete circle?
Yes, the machine rotates in complete 360 degree circle. It rotates multiple times upon contact. When a high
school player hits it, it may rotate 3 times. When a 12 year-old hits it, it may rotate only 1 1/2 times. This
feature makes it a long-term investment that grows with a player. You can purchase a BatAction Machine when a player is in elementary school and continue to use it throughout that players career in
high school or even longer.
How big is the area required for set-up?
The machine rotates in a 8 1/2 ft. circle. You must allow eaxtra space for the batter to work.
Does it have a motor?
No it does not have a motor. It does not even require electricity. It is completely self-contained and can be
set-up almost anywhere. It has its own energy sorce or ball-return mechanism. It uses a set of powerbands
that stop the balls forward motion and bring it back toward the batter simular to a regular pitch. The batter
hits the balls as it passes. The hitter is allowed to hit a moving ball at any desired speed. This fast moving
ball makes this machine extremely fufilling, highly productive, and entertaining method of practice.
How fast a pitch can it simulate?
In determining speed, the more bands, the quicker the ball will return. However, too many powerbands tend
to make the return speed too fast for even advanced collegiate hitters. This machine can be set to challenge
all ages or skill levels. The best powerband setting is when a single powerband is used. With one powerband
the faster the hitters bat speed, the faster the ball returns. Therefore, advanced hitters are allowed faster
hitting speeds than younger players. The machine is self-adjusting to the level of the user. One band allows
the ball to easily rotate multiple times. This allows hitters to get in a rymthn that allows the hitter to have
time to reset and prepare for the next swing.
Can I use it with my new $300 bat when I hit on the BatAction Machine?
Think about it! Would you take that new bat in a batting cage when you are hittiing on a machine throwing
70 mph? No, you would not. The BatAction Machine provides just such a high speed and high impact
workout. We recommend that you use your cage or practice bat with the BatAction Machine, especially
in cold weather conditions. Use common sense when you decide which bat to use when hitting the
How long will the ball last?
The ball or impact head as we call them are warrantied for 90 days. High school and collegiate hitters normally get at least one seasons use from a unit. Youth players can use a unit for several seasons. The life and durability of the product is also determined by the amount of use. Institutional or heavy-duty team use
wears the units out faster than home use. It is not uncommon for a team to hit a single impact head over
2,000 times daily. This makes the machine a great investment. Your practice is 100% energy efficient and
you also save money on practice balls lost
I had a similar product when I was gowing up that really helped me become a great hitter. Is this like the Johnny B. BatterUp of the late 70s and early 80s?
Yes, this product is simular in rotation and return action. In fact, a broken BatterUp is what Coach Nick
used to invent his first HitnStik in the late 80s. The BatAction Hitting Machine is made with a heavy-duty
steel construction and 2000 technology that make it in superior in quality and durability to the old
Do I have to anchor the machine with sandbags?
The machine has to be anchored with sandbags when it is used indoors or on a hard surface. Ground anchor
pins may be used to stabilize the machine when it is used outdoors.
What about replacement parts? What will I need to replace and when? Will your company still be around two years from now when I need a new impact head or set of powerbands?
The only parts you will have to buy are the impact head and powerbands. You will most likely have to buy each every two years. Company success and longevity come from good management and diversification. We feel good about our company in both respects. We have been making and selling these great machines since early 1999. We now have three of the top selling products in baseball and softball. We are also in the process of introducing several new and exciting products. Coach Nick started this company in his garage in 1999. We take great pride in being Americas number one training aid company. Otherwords, you can plan on Nedco to be a player in the industry for years and years!
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