Rated 2 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by baseball dad Good idea.....poor product
Great training aid idea, but the manufacturer must have forgotten that it should at least function right out of the box. Would not even stand up on its own once removed from the packaging. It should be geared for kids 3-4 grade level only! I had to alter it significantly and attach it to a metal frame I built from an earlier traing device. You get what you pay for, but in this case....[$] is a total ripoff.
April 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Flimsy Seems to be for Beginners
It's great it has individual slots so my son could tell exactly where he pitched the ball. The problem was it didn't stay up. My son is 12yrs old and every 2-3 pitches the trainer would fall over. We restaked it, added our own stakes to it, trying to make it more stable, but it wouldn't stay up. Maybe it is for kids who don't yet pitch to hard? Would recommend to a beginner but not a stronger pitcher. Great idea, but we returned it.
April 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mn baseball Youth Only not good for older kids
Would hold for harder throwing
March 13, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pitcher's mom Not what we expected
I would like to start off by saying my son and I love Easton products. He has been playing baseball for the last 9 years and we always buy Easton products. Only once did we have to return a bat and customer service was friendly and the exchange was simple. We even got a newer model bat at no charge! I guess that is why I am so disappointed in this Pop Up Trainer. It was very easy to put up but when my son threw the first ball it bent over. This happened 3 more times before I went and bought additional stakes at the hardware store. After adding more stakes, we got it to stay up. The previous pop up trainer we had included a case to store it in when it was not being used. This one did not and of course the cardboard box only lasts so long. My son does not like that the area surrounding the stike zones is very small. He throws a pretty fast ball and when he misses the strike zone 9 times out of 10 the backstop is not strong enough nor big enough to stop the ball and we spend a great deal of time looking for balls in the neighbor's yard. We will continue to buy Easton products however, I would not reccomned this particular product to anyone. We will be looking for another trainer soon.
March 10, 2012