One Wheel Machines
The Spinball Wizard One Wheel Pitching Machine
Current lead time for new orders: 1-2 days
The Spinball Wizard One Wheel
features a versatile design that allows the same basic machine to be
used for both baseball and softball. Two available sets of legs
create two different release heights: 24" for softball and 48" for
baseball. The single adjustment clamp
makes setup quick and easy- all three angles (horizontal, vertical, and
twist) are set at once, and won't shake loose under vibration. The
machine can be rotated to throw pitches from any angle to simulate
right or left handed pitchers as well as throwing grounders and fly
balls. Unlike our two wheel machine,
the amount of curve depends
entirely on the speed of the pitch, and can not be adjusted.
Flexibility - Every machine starts out as a combination machine. The only differences between the baseball and softball machines are the legs and the ball feeder tubes. Single use machines can easily be upgraded to combination machines later by purchasing the appropriate upgrade kit. The motor is mounted on slots for changing the distance between the wheel and wear pad. This design allows for major adjustments between baseball and softball use as well as for minor corrections for wheel tread wear and ball hardness.
Top Quality Wheel - Spinball wheel tread is thicker and more durable than other brands. ATEC's profiled wheel tread is only 3/8" thick at the center. Spinball wheels are 1" thick top grade urethane for better pitch accuracy and longer wheel life. Jugs uses Chinese made pneumatic wheels that are almost impossible to keep balanced because they change shape at different speeds from centrifugal force. As speed increases, the uneven rubber tire expands, but the corrective balance weights mounted on the steel wheel can't move, so the wheel becomes unbalanced. They also tend to leak air and gloss over from use, reducing grip and therefore accuracy and speed. Our original machines used these much cheaper wheels, and once we made the switch to our new design, we never looked back.
Lifetime Warranty Wear Pad
Formed 1/2" thick engineered polymer wear pad combines low friction
with an abrasion resistance 25X better than low carbon
Self correcting V profile delivers strike after strike.
Leg Installation - Spinball legs easily slide into the sockets on the machine base and a spring loaded button locks them in place. Baseball and softball legs can be swapped in just seconds.
Ball and Socket Adjustment Mechanism - All three axes are set at once - horizontal, vertical, and twist. Adjustment is quick, easy, and won't shake loose under vibration. The simplicity of this frame design reduces machine weight significantly.
Throws curves from any angle - A thrown ball curves in the direction of its spin. The faster the spin, the more it curves. Fastballs have backspin, which cause them to rise, or at least fall slower than they otherwise would. Sinkers and curves have topspin, causing them to drop. Knuckleballs ideally have no spin at all and move randomly. By adjusting the angle of the machine, the Spinball Wizard can be set to spin the ball in any direction to simulate virtually any pitch. Unlike our two wheel machine, the amount of spin (and curve) depends entirely on the speed of the pitch, and can not be adjusted.
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