QUESTION: What is the main benefit of owning a Hurricane Baseball Hitting Machine?
ANSWER: I feel the number one benefit is that the Hurricane Machine gives the player a
wide variety of hitting drills that allow a player to perform specific drills designed to target a players
individual needs and weaknesses. Each of these drills teaches or reinforces an important fundamental of hitting.
QUESTION: How long does it take to assemble the Hurricane? Are tools required
ANSWER: No tools are required. You should read the owners manual completely from front to
back cover before assembling or using your new Hurricane Batting Machine. The first time you assemble your new machine may
take 10 minutes. After that, it should take only 5 minutes are less. If you can do so, we recommend setting your machine
up in an unused corner or area of your yard. This allows hitters to practice more often or on impulse when they are
bored during the day when Mom or Dad may not be at home. Of you must store your machine in a secure spot between uses, it
will only take minutes to set up and take down each time you use it. The Hurricane is a totally user-friendly machine when
it comes to use and set-up. If you should have trouble during set-up, please do not hesitate to call our toll free customer
service number to talk directly to someone that can answer your questions or walk you through set-up. Call 1-877-431-4487.
QUESTION: What is involved in adjusting the height or speed of the Hurricane Machine?
ANSWER: The height is adjusted by loosening the height adjustment knob, raising or losering
the machine to the desired height, and tightening the height adjustment knob. This should take less that 20 seconds to do.
Speed adjustment is done by added a Powerband to increase speed and removing a Powerband to decrease speed. Make sure to always
connect the Powerband to the bottom hook-bar first and then to the top hook. This prevents a Powerband from "popping" you
in the face should your hand slip off of it when you are connecting it to the hook. Speed adjustment takes about 2 minutes.
QUESTION: How fast does the Hurricane Machine ball travel? What pitch speeds does the
ANSWER: The Hurricane ball return speed is determined by the power and bat speed of the batter.
With two Powerbands in place, and a average high school hitter swinging the bat, the machine's return speed will simulate
speeds reaching up to 60 to 65 mph. With younger players, the speeds simulated may average 45 to 60 mph depending on the power
and bat speed of the batter. The harder the ball is hit; the faster the ball's speed when it returns to the batter.
QUESTION: Do you hit the ball moving or should the batter let it stop moving before
ANSWER: The real beauty of the Hurricane Machine is that you can do both. Players love to
hit the fast moving ball. Most of the drills outlined in the owners manual are moving ball drills. However, some of the isolation
drills that allow the batter to hit specific pitch locations are performed by allowing the ball to stop before each drill.
I would say that 90% of the drills and workouts on the Hurricane Machine are fast ball moving drills. These are highly productive
when it come to improving skill, building confidence and increasing bat speed.
QUESTION: What is the number one thing I need to make sure my player knows about the
Hurricane before he or she uses it?
ANSWER: I would say that there are actually three things that I would tell them. First, they
should always make sure no one is near when they are swinging the bat. They should clear the area before they begin to
work. Second, they must realize that the Hurricane operates with a "wrapping and unwrapping" action. They must always
allow the Hurricane Machine Powerbands to unwrap between bat swings. If they do not allow the machine to unwind before they
swing again, they will stress and break the Powerbands. And last, I would make sure that they take time between swings to
reset and assume a proper stance everytime. The Hurricane Machine is so easy and convenient that many times kids tend to work
to fast. They must make themselves slow down, get in a proper stance, and take a quality swing each time. The emphasis should
be on QUALITY and not QUANTITY when it comes to practice swings.
ONE LAST IMPORTANT POINT: Make sure that your hitter has batting gloves. The Hurricane will greatly increase
the number of practice swings a players takes each day. Kids will sometimes take 300 to 500 swings a day. Often times they
are not used to taking so many swings. Until their hands get used to it, they must have protection. They will get blisters
if they do not have a good pair of batting gloves. So make sure your player has a good pair of batting gloves to wear when
hitting the Hurricane Machine.
Note: If you have a question that we did not answer here, please do not hesitate to call us at our toll free
number, 1-877-431-4487. We will gladly answer any other question that you might have.
Remember, we give you a Money-Back Guarantee when you buy the Hurricane Machine from us! You
will not get that guarantee in other places. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision to buy by knowing that
this is a RISK FREE OFFER. And most of all, we want you to be totally happy with the product you buy! ORDER NOW!
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