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    So I received 2 for Christmas and finally tested it out. So far it's VERY frustrating. I get more "Pitch did not start from quiet stable place" than actual readings. This is especially true with throwing fastballs, as we can't get one fastball reading on multiple pitchers. Hoping it's the balls that need to be replaced, or else this is a definite waste. If anyone has any tips, it'll be appreciated.


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    Maybe it's me, but the Revfire2 I received works well. Not a big fan of monthly fees. Now if DD could improve her spins
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    Quote Originally Posted by BT3100 View Post
    Maybe it's me, but the Revfire2 I received works well. Not a big fan of monthly fees. Now if DD could improve her spins
    The first number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.8ft. The second number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.6ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    The first number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.8ft. The second number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.6ft.
    Exactly! But still needs to improve both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    The first number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.8ft. The second number tells us that the ball was thrown 36.6ft.
    What???? Please elaborate
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach james View Post
    What???? Please elaborate
    If I am understanding everything correctly,

    rotations / rotations per second give us flight time. Time X Ave Speed gives you distance. I think a difference of 2 inches is pretty good. Well within an expected distribution.

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    We just pitched at 43 feet and I sat 2-3 feet behind home plate. I am an EE by trade and didn't bother to run the String Theory on the throw
    DD's stride is not 6.5" LOL
    Still a great tool.. Her spins are getting better week after week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach james View Post
    What???? Please elaborate
    (61 miles/hour) x (1 hour/3600 secs) x (6.5 rotations/15.8 rot/sec) x (5280 ft/mile) = 36.8ft

    (36 miles/hour) x (1 hour/3600 secs) x (12.2 rotations/17.6 rot/sec) x (5280 ft/mile) = 36.6ft

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT3100 View Post
    We just pitched at 43 feet and I sat 2-3 feet behind home plate. I am an EE by trade and didn't bother to run the String Theory on the throw
    DD's stride is not 6.5" LOL
    Still a great tool.. Her spins are getting better week after week.
    You will find that a radar gun will give a different value for pitch speed.

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    What's the least expensive way to find out how fast my 9 year old throws the ball?

    A. Borrow a device from someone
    B. Pick a number between 35 and 48
    C. Other


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