Read all safety rules and the “Proper
Batter Location and Angle” page before making any of the adjustments below. Your
new machine must be properly assembled before any of the adjustments below are possible.
Make sure to carefully read and follow each step of your assembly instructions to make sure your machine is properly
can change the height of the ball in seconds. First, remove the powerbands. (Unhook
the Powerband at the top first.) Next, with the powerbands removed, holding the
machine by the Top Component Knob loosen the height-adjustment collar knob with the other hand. Slide the machine up or down to the desired height and tighten the knob to secure the collar and lock the
machine at the height chosen. Install the powerbands. (Connect the Powerband on the bottom first.) If you need to
change the tension on a Powerband, slide the plastic connector ball up the cord and tie another knot.
powerbands are the speed adjustment mechanism for you machine. You add a Powerband
to increase speed and you remove a Powerband to decrease speed. Always follow
the safety rules when adding or removing powerbands. The most popular configuration
of powerbands is to use two bands hooked together on the outside hook. Young
and beginner batters may need to begin with a single powerband to allow them to adapt to the speed of the ball rotation.
machine allows you to practice hitting every possible strike location. The machine
is always anchored and never moved. You should use ground pins or sandbags to
stabilize your machine. The batter changes strike location by relocating and
repositioning to a different angle to the machines ball. The batter should always
strive to keep the ball-rod directed at the batters back foot.