- Sport type: baseball
- model number: S-HASA
- Included components: machine, motors, legs
- item package weight: 193.0 pounds
Unlike any other machine, the Hack Attack Softball Pitching Machine has a unique three-wheel design that allows you to see the ball clearly all the way through the feeding motion, acceleration and release, just like a live pitcher. The hitter sees when to stride and the angle of release, giving him an actual live-arm sense of timing and location. The three-wheel design changes the breaking pitch plane by simply adjusting wheel speed dials. (All two-wheel units require time consuming awkward throwing head adjustments to change from risers to drops or right to left handed breaking pitches.) With a quick turn of the dials you can effortlessly throw 80 MPH fastballs, risers, drops, right- and left-handed screwballs up and into the hitters. The elevation adjustment handle will raise or lower the pitch. With a simple turn, you can even move the pitch up or down within the strike zone between pitches. (On other two-wheel pitching machines it may be necessary to release a locking mechanism, reposition the entire throwing head by tilting it manually and then re-locking the locking mechanism. These are awkward time-consuming adjustments.) Throwing head pivots instantly in any direction for all fungo work including deep 250 ft. fly balls that can drive fielders to the fence, slicing line drives, catcher's pop-ups with reverse spin, towering infield pop-ups, and grounders. The Hack Attack quickly moves on and off the field, just tilt it, unsocket legs and easily roll on two transporting wheels. The front wheel guards insure the throwing wheels never come in contact with the ground. (Some machines are moved using throwing wheels, picking up dangerous dirt and gravel which causes inaccuracy and wear.) The Hack Attack is designed for use with regulation leather softballs, dimpled practice balls, Wiffle balls and all softer practice balls.