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Old 11-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Batting trainer

Looking for a batting trainer.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Good luck! The ones I have seen have all been over $100. The cheapest I've seen is $150 for a Bow Net. You could get a bounce back, but they are more for throwing than batting. If you find a deal, please let me know!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Good luck! The ones I have seen have all been over $100. The cheapest I've seen is $150 for a Bow Net. You could get a bounce back, but they are more for throwing than batting. If you find a deal, please let me know!
Found this one for $120 on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...o_cart_title_1

Also found this one for $80 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Both of these seem to be significantly cheaper on Amazon than elsewhere. It's for a 10 year old girl so I don't want to put a whole lot of money into it (not sure how much she's going to use it), but I also don't want it to fall apart after a few uses.

I'd love your opinion on these!

ETA: I must have been editing the original post while you were posting.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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Found this one for $120 on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...o_cart_title_1

Also found this one for $80 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Both of these seem to be significantly cheaper on Amazon than elsewhere. It's for a 10 year old girl so I don't want to put a whole lot of money into it (not sure how much she's going to use it), but I also don't want it to fall apart after a few uses.

I'd love your opinion on these!

ETA: I must have been editing the original post while you were posting.
The $80 is more for a pitcher and improving accuracy. I'm not sure about the other one. This is what dd's team uses for practice. http://www.amazon.com/Bow-Net-Baseba...d_sim_sbs_sg_2 . I'd love to get her one, but I'm not paying for it. She can wait until practice.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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The $80 is more for a pitcher and improving accuracy. I'm not sure about the other one. This is what dd's team uses for practice. http://www.amazon.com/Bow-Net-Baseba...d_sim_sbs_sg_2 . I'd love to get her one, but I'm not paying for it. She can wait until practice.
That one's nice, but I'm like you - just a little steep for my blood. Thanks though!
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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We have one that cost a more than those 2. It switches between the trhwoback and the hitting station. But for our son it has been worth it. He is only 8 but he is addicted to baseball and hits every single day. If you are unsure of that I would go with the first one that you posted. It looks nice. Finding something in stores now is difficult. Do you have a Play it Again Sports? They may have something.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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We have one that cost a more than those 2. It switches between the trhwoback and the hitting station. But for our son it has been worth it. He is only 8 but he is addicted to baseball and hits every single day. If you are unsure of that I would go with the first one that you posted. It looks nice. Finding something in stores now is difficult. Do you have a Play it Again Sports? They may have something.
No, we don't have a PIAS in the area. Thanks for the input, that helps! Although the $120 one is quite a bit more than I intended to spend (had in mind $75 - $100), it looked to me like the best of the bunch in that price range. However, I'm glad to have input because I don't know anything about this stuff (want to talk horse shows, I can do that! ).

I've seen a few reviews for the $80, and the batting practice part hasn't gotten good reviews (although the rest of it did). I would rather spend more than buy something that turns out to be useless.

This little girl likes softball a lot, but I also know that when it got really hot last summer, she quit playing. My daughter played All-Star softball when she was a kid, and heat would never have affected whether she played or not (same for horseshowing), so I'm not sure how committed this little girl is to the game or whether it's more the idea of the game.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #8
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Do you have a chainlink fence by any chance? Or one nearby? I know someone that has one of these and likes it. It is under $50

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2FHH/...H&linkCode=asn
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Do you have a chainlink fence by any chance? Or one nearby? I know someone that has one of these and likes it. It is under $50

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2FHH/...H&linkCode=asn
That looks really good, but they don't have a chainlink fence. We're way out in the country so you don't see a lot of them. Thanks for the suggestion though!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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Just saw this and thought of you. It is $99 though.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/SKLZ-Hurri...achine/8586124
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Just saw this and thought of you. It is $99 though.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/SKLZ-Hurri...achine/8586124
Thanks for remembering me! I'll check into it.
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A dad on my son's team had one of these: http://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Hit-A-Way...=swing+trainer

Of course, it wouldn't work if the child wanted to practice all on their own.
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A dad on my son's team had one of these: http://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Hit-A-Way...=swing+trainer

Of course, it wouldn't work if the child wanted to practice all on their own.
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