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    Working with DD last night and as I looked around the cage I started to realize I just might have an addiction. Over the last 5 years I have acquired or built a whole bunch of gadgets. So then I thought “Let’s make a list and let the trusty folks at DFP be the judge”.

    Here goes:

    Hitting:
    Batting cage/hardware
    Tees - numerous
    Line Drive Pro
    Swing Rail
    Bat Drag Buster (homemade)
    Power wedge
    Hitting Jackit
    Light Flites
    Total Control Balls
    Whiffles
    Powerhouse hitter
    BowNet
    I screen
    Balls and buckets

    Pitching:
    Powerline Turf Pitching Mat
    Accelerator
    Weighted balls
    Zip ball
    14” ball
    Masking tape (poor mans spinner)
    Rubber pitching target
    Arm pro band
    Drag box (homemade)
    PVC spinner (homemade)
    Balance beam (homemade)
    Pocketradar
    Revfire2

    Fielding and misc:
    Cones
    Flat mitt
    Skill ball
    J band
    Speed ladder

    So what’s the verdict? Should I seek counseling or keep on keeping on? If nothing else I will be well equipped to start my own training facility after DD is done with the game.

    Last edited by coachbubbles; 02-21-2019 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Too many toys, forgot a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachbubbles View Post
    Working with DD last night and as I looked around the cage I started to realize I just might have an addiction. Over the last 5 years I have acquired or built a whole bunch of gadgets. So then I thought “Let’s make a list and let the trusty folks at DFP be the judge”.

    Here goes:

    Hitting:
    Batting cage/hardware
    Tees - numerous
    Line Drive Pro
    Swing Rail
    Bat Drag Buster (homemade)
    Power wedge
    Hitting Jackit
    Light Flites
    Total Control Balls
    Whiffles
    Powerhouse hitter
    BowNet
    I screen
    Balls and buckets

    Pitching:
    Powerline Turf Pitching Mat
    Accelerator
    Weighted balls
    Zip ball
    14” ball
    Masking tape (poor mans spinner)
    Rubber pitching target
    Arm pro band
    Drag box (homemade)
    PVC spinner (homemade)
    Balance beam (homemade)
    Pocketradar

    Fielding and misc:
    Cones
    Flat mitt
    Skill ball
    J band
    Speed ladder

    So what’s the verdict? Should I seek counseling or keep on keeping on? If nothing else I will be well equipped to start my own training facility after DD is done with the game.
    Sadly. (For our pocketbook) - ours looks pretty similar.


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    What, no sliding mat? Amateur.

    ETA: After Coach James' rave reviews on the pitching forum, the Queen of the Hill sounds like the latest budgetary danger.
    Last edited by Rick M; 02-21-2019 at 12:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post
    What, no sliding mat? Amateur.

    ETA: After Coach James' rave reviews on the pitching forum, the Queen of the Hill sounds like the latest budgetary danger.
    The only reason we don’t have a sliding mat is because DW is our middle school coach and has access to theirs, otherwise might have one in the arsenal.

    Hilarious that you mention the QOTH....been looking hard at it after the review thread on here. Oh...and that reminds me that I need to go add RevFire2 to my original list.

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    Yep.... You're a full blown junkie!
    I've got that new crack to get you there. Lol
    If you're interested in the Queen of the hill, please go to https://www.groundforcesport.com/products/
    and once the product is in your cart, use coupon code Coach James to get a $25 discount

    Here is another video to help you see its value https://youtu.be/W4VklnWSboY

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    Our problem now is finding time to use all these said gadgets consistently, although we do have our favorites. So that’s a great question - what are your favorite gadgets?

    Ours...

    Hitting - bat drag buster and power house bands.

    Pitching - drag box and balance beam/cones

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    I'm trying to catch up. Not so many gadgets but traditional training equipment.

    Elliptical /Sole E35
    Medicine balls various weights
    Low tees and high tees -4 travel and home
    Weighted softballs
    RTM club
    Heavy bag
    Ladders
    Makeshift jump box
    Very light free weights selection
    Heavy hitting slugs
    Nets- home and travel
    Pitching screen
    Yoga ball
    Speed parachute
    Tennis balls
    Shoe horn

    Next year...
    Rowing machine???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksphenom View Post
    I'm trying to catch up. Not so many gadgets but traditional training equipment.

    Elliptical /Sole E35
    Medicine balls various weights
    Low tees and high tees -4 travel and home
    Weighted softballs
    RTM club
    Heavy bag
    Ladders
    Makeshift jump box
    Very light free weights selection
    Heavy hitting slugs
    Nets- home and travel
    Pitching screen
    Yoga ball
    Speed parachute
    Tennis balls
    Shoe horn

    Next year...
    Rowing machine???

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    LOL I was thinking the same thing about all the fitness training stuff that goes along with all the training tool "gadgets"! Highly recommend a rower and would add a TRX and an inversion table to the mix as well. Gadgets? We have a lot of what's on that list plus a couple others. Seriously want to try the Queen of the Hill before allocating the cash...

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    My newest gadget is called a mini-chute....
    It's literally a parachute attached to a 12" softball. Long toss effort in about 40' distance. My pitchers warm up or work outs now include this little dandy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgQyNXzXAs
    Last edited by coach james; 03-01-2019 at 03:17 PM.
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    Here is another video to help you see its value https://youtu.be/W4VklnWSboY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post
    What, no sliding mat? Amateur.

    ETA: After Coach James' rave reviews on the pitching forum, the Queen of the Hill sounds like the latest budgetary danger.
    Why? Do you have a sliding mat you'd like to sell me?

    If you're interested in the Queen of the hill, please go to https://www.groundforcesport.com/products/
    and once the product is in your cart, use coupon code Coach James to get a $25 discount

    Here is another video to help you see its value https://youtu.be/W4VklnWSboY

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