Jugs Sports is a true leader in the pitching machine field and the Small-Ball machine is another exceptional product in their lineup. The value and performance is amazing. I've owned this product for years and I can't say enough about how useful this machine is. Here's why:
1) this is a 1 person product! Set-up, breakdown, transport and automatic feeder mean no waiting/hoping for a second person to hit, let alone consistently throw strikes.
2) you get the opportunity to hit and train using a foam-like ball meaning great for indoors and no tunnel netting necesary. Safe for indoors means year round use.
3) using a ball smaller than a baseball really trains hand-eye coordination. Baseballs and Softballs will seem like beach balls.
4) construction is really top-notch. This is a machine with a quiet motor, easy to operate, a small footprint and is light. The machine attaches to a very stable and sturdy steel tripod.
5) from 20 feet it is like facing an 80+mph fastball. It also features a curveball setting.
6) the automatic feeder (which holds 25 Jugs small balls) means you get a great round of batting practice in. It will throw a ball about every five seconds.
7) very affordable alternative to batting cage style pitching machines and doesn't require nearly as much space or safety precaution.
Review by Eric Claro
(Size of regulation baseball compared to Jugs small ball.)