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Discussion: Batting Tee

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Sept. 22, 2010
surf88
Men's 60
899 posts
Batting Tee
I have been using a PVC batting tee from plans I got from "Classic Spring Training". The problem is here in Colorado, the PVC breaks because of colder temperatures. Does anyone have suggestions for tee's I might look at? I'd like to get one soon as I want to get hitting in for Phoenix. Thanks,
Ed Andrews
Colorado
Sept. 22, 2010
thebull
Men's 50
59 posts
Have used several, worked OK, but found that a tall orange traffic cone worked best. Try to find one of the soft flexable ones.
theBull
Sept. 22, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2686 posts
Ed, I have on that I found in a Play it Again Sports. It folds up and tee itself can also be adjusted.
Try doing a google search. I'll try to find out who makes it.
I use pipe insulation on the tip of it.
Sept. 22, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2686 posts
I also used a traffic cone before I got this one. Cones are just hard to carry.
I found it here:
http://store.sportsterminal.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=477&DepartmentId=68&


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Sept. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
also look into the schutt travel tee,it runs around $35.it extends up to 56" hi.it is great and the cone has never broke,i've had mine for over 10 years.i use the baseball cone for mine,plenty big enough for a softball to sit on.after yrs of use the only prol is that it slides down,but have cured that with electrical tape,just a single wrap around the barrel does it.
Sept. 22, 2010
surf88
Men's 60
899 posts
Mad Dog, Is the Schutt Travel Tee strong enough to take some abuse? Obviously guys hit it in the beginning, at least they do when they swing on my PVC homemade one.
Sept. 22, 2010
Lefty
Men's 65
498 posts
surf88 I've got a Schutt Travel Tee and I like it. I ordered 2 extra cones and the only regret is I should have baught the small one. That's just me.
Sept. 22, 2010
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
421 posts
I've been using a Franklin tee I bought at Wal Mart for $15 for several years. Wrap the top with duct tape to keep from tearing it up.

Only problem is you have to put it on something to simulate a high pitch. I just set it on top of the bucket I carry my practice balls in.
Sept. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
surf yes it does,the top is a real flexible rubber.i have never replaced the ball cup,i use the baseball one.the shaft is metal and just extends up to the height you want,if ya really wanted to,you could put it in a ball bag to carry.my only complaint is maybe the base could have just a little more weight to it.
TT the schutt will get up to 56" hi and it doesn't tear up like the cheap ones.
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