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Discussion: What Softball Hitting Training Devices Do You Use?

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June 25
Home Plate

35 posts
There is lots of training aids and devices for softball hitting on the market. Radar, Straps, belts, batting tees, training balls, specialized bats and many others. Some really work and some are simply gimmicks.

So what kinds of training aids have you tried or used?

Does it help your swing? How?

Which training devices or swing aids do you recommend?

June 25

36 posts

I swing a Parachute attached to my bat for at home swinging workouts.
June 26
Men's 55
32 posts
I have been using the Zepp Baseball-Softball 2 3D Swing Analyzer.

There is a 3D swing analysis that measure all aspects of your swing; bat speed, hand speed, time-to-impact, Attack angle and more.

Instant evaluations help you see where you can improve the most and focus your training.

Smart coach offers personalized training programs, based on your data, from Pro players and coaches to make you a better player faster.

Replay and review your swing in 360 degree from any angle.

Record your swing in HD video and compare directly to the pros

ZEPP teamed up with New Balance and started a HIT CLUB last week.
June 26
Fred S
Men's 85
297 posts
I use a Wheeler Dealer every day, weather permitting, Helps with my mechanics and my concentration on watching the ball hit the bat. (The Ted Williams theory) Also helps with my conditioning. Off season hit 6 rounds of 33 and during the season 4 rounds of 33 with 2 rounds of pitching to a mat.

With a small adjustment I get 6-7' height with 52 ball and maybe around 5 with 44's.

A little expensive but cheaper than batting cages. When I need work on my timing I go to the batting cages.
June 27

28 posts
I use a swingaway system all year round in my garage I put a trump rock on it and u can hit as fast as u want The frame folds up and u can hang it on the wall when not in use. Great for breaking in bats
June 27
Men's 75
606 posts
Batting T; thunderstick with wiffle balls; rubber band for arm and hip exercises; wrist snaps; wrist curls. Long toss the batted balls (two throws for each ball) towards the plate. Have a beer once home.
June 28

115 posts
I use pop toss. I think it is about 149.00. it pitches the ball to you. look it up on the internet. It has help me increase my batting avg and you don't need anyone to help you practice.
June 28
Clean Up

68 posts

I've tried working with "Bogies" hitting devices...

June 29
Men's 60
345 posts
I have an old Easton with the plastic end cap that I removed and filled with thinnest (cement). I take about 25 cuts forward 25 cuts backward and 50 hard cuts forward and back.(daily) easy and cheap, helps me.
June 29
Men's 60
345 posts
one more thing, i have a gropro and I video tape my BP sessions.
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