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This is a handheld pitching/throwing device that I've been tracking for a while. It's an all time low for this. Dicks has it for $80 and it's usually above $50 on Amazon. If you want it to go far/fast then you can't use this with real balls. You need to use lighter practice balls if you want to get some speed on this thing. I bought it at $35 and it's good for practicing fielding and pop-ups. It's too inconsistent for pitching but at this price it's great to save your arm
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Cultivate talent, skills, and a love of the game with the Louisville Slugger Triple Flame Pitching Machine. This machine throws all types of balls: light flights, softballs, baseballs, and plastic balls. Three speeds allow your kids to improve and adjust to their needs, and an easy load and release makes this a great machine for use at home or in the gym. Dimensions: 17.75L x 5.75W x 5.75H in.. Throws light flight, softballs, baseballs, and plastic balls. 3 speed settings: 45, 50, and 55 mph. Easy load and release with high tension spring. Great for use in the gym or on the pitcher's mound



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This is a good price. If you want a little bit more consistent pitch look into UPM45. I got the UPM45 for $45 at Walmart.
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So you shoot balls at them instead of throwing the ball?
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If it's not consistent for pitching, then it's just a $20 catapult?

Unless you have significant injuries that limit your arm motion, I imagine loading and pulling back the catapult requires more effort than just simply under handing the ball for a pitch/pop-fly/grounder to a kid.

Anyone have recommendations on a consistent pitching machine that's less than $100 (if they exist)
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So you shoot balls at them instead of throwing the ball?
Pretty much. It can throw a ball about 100' and easily do popups. you can do grounders, line drives and popups by just releasing the arm. Kids are like golden retrievers...they can't get enough of this. It's more entertaining too
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This is a good price. If you want a little bit more consistent pitch look into UPM45. I got the UPM45 for $45 at Walmart.
U mean $145? Just check wm and it's around $140 now
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If it's not consistent for pitching, then it's just a $20 catapult?

Unless you have significant injuries that limit your arm motion, I imagine loading and pulling back the catapult requires more effort than just simply under handing the ball for a pitch/pop-fly/grounder to a kid.

Anyone have recommendations on a consistent pitching machine that's less than $100 (if they exist)
If you set this up on a table you can probably get it to be consistent. The issue is that if your arm moves a few degrees then the ball is off by a few feet by the time it gets to the plate.
If you have kids then you know that throwing to them all day is tiring. It's far easier to load this thing 50 times than it is to throw 50 line drives and pop ups to your kids...nothing is worse than throwing 50 pop ups. It just wears down your shoulder. But yes, this is just a catapult
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U mean $145? Just check wm and it's around $140 now
Walmart has had these at $15 & the UPM45 for $45 at some store for a while now. It's been on SD
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If you set this up on a table you can probably get it to be consistent. The issue is that if your arm moves a few degrees then the ball is off by a few feet by the time it gets to the plate.
If you have kids then you know that throwing to them all day is tiring. It's far easier to load this thing 50 times than it is to throw 50 line drives and pop ups to your kids...nothing is worse than throwing 50 pop ups. It just wears down your shoulder. But yes, this is just a catapult
How inconsistent is it for pitching? My son is pretty small and my slow pitches are all over; in the dirt, hit his hands, head high, you get the idea.

I don't need pin point accuracy, just something that will be in his strike zone. Will this do the trick?
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How inconsistent is it for pitching? My son is pretty small and my slow pitches are all over; in the dirt, hit his hands, head high, you get the idea.

I don't need pin point accuracy, just something that will be in his strike zone. Will this do the trick?
You can set the thing for slow, medium and fast pitching, which is done by moving the position of the spring to make it tighter or looser. There's also a weight that sits on the arm that is removable to make it change speeds. I've bene using it on the fastest settings because of the age of my kids but I think that if you used it on a slower setting and lobbed the ball a little more it would be more forgiving. There are a lot of reviews on Amazon though. The issue is that when the arm swings it moves everything a bit. You can definitely get great fielding practice that way. because a few feet off make it more fun. On the fastest I wasn't getting enough consistency to use it for pitching and if it takes that much effort I would just pitch instead of using this.
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I'm assuming this doesn't produce enough velocity for anything above Little League level talent, correct?
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I'm assuming this doesn't produce enough velocity for anything above Little League level talent, correct?
55mph pitching is probably a 10-12 year old pitching speed.
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U mean $145? Just check wm and it's around $140 now
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Walmart has had these at $15 & the UPM45 for $45 at some store for a while now. It's been on SD

What he said... the $45 deal is B&M only.
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