What do you think about the BatAction OR Hurricane Hitting Machines?
by Ben Timme
BatAction Hitting Aid
My boys are 12 and almost 15. Both throw and bat right handed. They are very good ball players. They can always benefit by more swings, and are interested in taking swings from the other side of the plate. What do you think of the BatAction or SKLZ Hurricane hitting machine as a hitting tool at home?
They are active in school and in other sports as well, extra time is hard to find. I was hoping this would enable them many quality swings in a short time period.
Swing Smarter Response:
Hi Ben, I can hear your frustration with finding the time for your kids to work on their swings through the computer ;) I'm very old school when it comes to hitting aids, and my readers know, you can't go wrong with a good ATEC hitting tee, whiffle balls, and the aids in this Swing Smarter article.
I don't really like the SKLZ and BatAction because you see the ball coming around like a tether ball, which you'll never see in a real game situation. In order to Swing Smarter, we have to mimic a real pitch and you can't go wrong with a tee and a live arm, especially if they're learning to switch hit, the sooner the better :)
I really like where your heart is, so keep up the good work and your boys will do great!
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