It's the right height for 9-12 year olds, wide enough for them to make pick off moves without falling off the side and long enough to cover the plugs for the girl's pitching rubber. It's sturdy and best of all light enough for just 2 guys to move.
Shipping took forever with very little communication on anytimebaseball's end. The mound is good enough and we are happy with it for the most part. The pitching rubber was damaged when delivered, but useable.
The machine hasn’t been used much yet. Are government has everything so screwed up. I can’t get my net for the batting cage and I don’t want the kids to brake the neighbors windows.
I have this setup for my 11 yr old at cage at the house and take to field to shoot fly balls to my twin 8 year olds. Machine is fantastic and I use to work on off speed curves. Very easy to setup and purchased ball feeder as well which works fairly well. We have found real leather balls are better than pitching machine balls as they are heavier and more consistent to run through feeder and machine. All three of boys love setting up machine with feeder and hitting 30+ balls at once and can do by themselves. Love the machine and feeder. Would buys again/ only thing is it took 4 weeks to get after order but was worth wait.
Great for batting ,fly balls,and fielding ground balls. Leather and dimpled balls throw perfect. Synthetic balls are good too. But not as good...Kids are showing amazing improvements.
This turned out to be an excellent inexpensive machine for my 9 year old grandson to help him and his team with hitting and catching skills development. The softer balls can be used in a limited space for hitting and fielding practice. By loading multiplayer balls in the hopper the coach can be closer to the player to help him with both his hitting and folding practice. Overall a good machine for young players. Next we have to come up with a batting cage or teach the dog to fetch so we don’t have to chase balls all over the yard. Sure saves coaches arm too as once it is grooved in it throws strikes most of the time.
Also great for pop flies between infielders and outfields to help build confidence.
The machine took about 8 weeks to come in which was painful but so worth it once it arrived. We noticed it seemed to throw much faster than what we had dialed in. Used a pocket radar on it and sure enough it is throwing consistently 8-11 mph above dial reading on a fast ball at 60mph (so actually throwing 70ish). Which is fine now we know we can adjust to get the speed we want. We previously owned a Jugs 2 wheel which was a nightmare to adjust and change pitches. This machine is super easy to adjust and fine tune! All in all it is a great tool! Our son is a catcher so we use it for drills as well. We chose Spinball over Rawlings because of the dials. We live in South Texas and were worried about the heat (even in storage) getting to the digital display and buttons. We chose it over Hack Attack because the dials seem easier and require less thought when adjusting between different pitches. We chose to get a full size machine that will last our son 11 year old son through high school. We are happy with our purchase!
The machine was packed really well, and it was very easy to set up! the instructions on how to use the machine were helpful and easy. We use it everyday.
Great machine, exactly what we expected, very easy to use.
The only problem is that the shipping took forever.
My kids have a great coach Steve works with the kids and has brought them along way this is just our way of helping out our team.
Building confidence at the batting plate everything else will come together.
Built by another company and took a month to ship. should be stated on the site that the products are shipped from other companies and not made by anytimebaseballsupply. Very disappointed.
Excellent size, fits all our sons catchers gear, extra helmet, 3 bats so far and lots of other items.
The commander is big and roomy. It fits all my sons catchers equipment, 3 gloves ,bats and batting helmet.
Machine is very easy to assemble and easy to use. Wanted a machine to match our local high school so players would already know how to operate. Operates great and very accurate. Just wish it had delivered quicker.
Extremely happy with the mound. Our entire experience was flawless, from our initial conversation with Mike to the 1 day early delivery. We could not have asked for a better company to purchase from. Thank you to Anytime Baseball Supply!
The team loves the machine and is really putting it to good use. Here are the "buts". 1) Packaging was not very secure and damage could have easily occurred during transit. 2) The machine does not come with legs! How is that possible for $3,300+? 3) Finally, a phone call was placed to CS to discuss the missing legs but has yet to be returned. So: 5 for the machine -2 for the shortcomings equals a 3.
Would be nice to have handles underneath for moving . But high quality
Dissatisfied with the late delivery date as they said it would be delivered 3 weeks prior. Had to push season back because of it....but they did give me the excuse that it was the suppliers/distribution fault. Not a bad mound tho.
Great investment. I love the versatility of the spinball wizard. Not only can you use it as a pitching machine but you can also do ground ball's and pop flies. I'm very happy!!
Love it! Very happy. My 12 year old and his 14 year old friend love it
This mound is perfect for HS baseball. We use it indoors on turf and allows us the ability to scrimmage live and have pitchers pick off. Easy to move and store as a two piece mound. Great purchase!
Worked exactly as I hoped it would for slow pitch softball.
Got this for my 8 year old who plays travel ball. Works great. Its so much easier to instruct him when I can stand behind him or to the side. Not sure how long the batteries will last but we've used it for a few hours and its still going strong. The only complaint I have is how tall the machine is. I had thought I could set this up at practice and let the kids take turns feeding the balls for each other. We can still do that, but we need small step or bucket for most of the kids to reach. My 8 year old is tall and he can just barely reach to load. Other than that, its a great piece of equipment.
I am very happy with the Spinball Wizard 2. It was packed well, worked out of the box, and was already calibrated. Pitches very consistently with both leather balls and pitching machine balls. The build quality is fabulous but it is light enough for one person to haul it to an from practice. Anytime Baseball had the best price and let me know exactly when to expect it.
I received my pitching machine many weeks after I originally ordered it. I haven’t even taken it out of the box yet because the weather has been so cold and snowy that it doesn’t make sense for me even to unpack it at this point. So, I can’t review it.