Tanner Tee and Jugs 5-Point Tee
(Terre Haute, IN)
Joey, I was wondering what you thought of the Tanner Tee. Have you ever used one of these. From browsing around some message boards, many say that it is about the best.
Also, have you ever used the 5-Point Tee from Jugs. Do the multiple positions actually help with hitting the ball in to the right part of the field? (Outside pitch to the opposite field).
Swing Smarter Response:
Hi Brandon, great questions to two of the most common tees found on the internet.
Most tees you can't go wrong with unless they start adding weird contraptions (like the Champro Equitee Batting Tee) to attempt curing a hitting fault. In other words, chances are if they get to fancy, run the other way.
I do like the Tanner Tee, although I never used a "Tanner" tee exactly, but a buddy of mine had the same idea and created a lightweight one with the same "coned" rubber at the top and it seemed to hold up pretty well to excess swing abuse.
Two of the best tee abilities, and are characteristic of what the Tanner Tees have, are they're light weight and easily broken down.
However, I do like to have a little weight to my tees so the dang thing doesn't constantly tip over, so that's why I love the ATEC Tuffy Multi tee which is similar to the JUGS one in question but made from much better quality hard plastic.
Now, as for the JUGS 5 Point tee, like I said before, a tee is a tee. With a multi use tee like this having the ability to slot the ball in different areas to simulate pitch locations, we need to make sure the slots are out in front of the regulation plate.
We never wait until the ball is over the plate because then it's too late to pull the trigger, our batting average goes down the deeper the ball gets from the pitcher's hand to the catcher's mit. Even breaking stuff we need to get out-in-front, so we don't give it a chance to break.
So, these two tee choices are okay, although personally, I like the ATEC tee mentioned above because of its durability, and it's what you'll find in most Major League batting cages.
Hope all this helps, if you have anymore questions, you know where to find us. Happy hitting this year Brandon, we appreciate your questions tremendously and we think the Swing Smarter community does as well :)
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