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cobweb1510

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Training aids, that are worth the money.
« on: September 30, 2023, 02:35:42 PM »

End of season sales, 2 upcoming birthdays for the boys (will be 9&14) and Christmas getting closer.

All this tempts me further and further down the training aids rabbit hole. I do love a gadget!

What would people recommend as something that is actually useful and not just going to sit in the garage?

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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2023, 02:41:04 PM »

The Joe Root ball feeder - the one that sits on the ground - is very good and got plenty of use by my lad (and me) this year 👍🏻
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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 02:42:22 PM »

Like the look of the V pro (think thats what theyre called) - the ball on a string that you hit into a net, but cant comment from personal use. Anyone used one?
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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2023, 02:56:00 PM »

Like the look of the V pro (think thats what theyre called) - the ball on a string that you hit into a net, but cant comment from personal use. Anyone used one?

Funnily enough it was me ordering one of these that made me think of the question!

Re. the ball feeder, I've seen some pretty polarised opinions on it- good for young kids but no use for older ones. I haven't used one so can't really say, but I think my older lad might turn his nose up at it- whereas my younger boy saw one being used this morning and really liked the look of it.
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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2023, 03:15:02 PM »

Like the look of the V pro (think thats what theyre called) - the ball on a string that you hit into a net, but cant comment from personal use. Anyone used one?

V Pro is great for keeping your eye in, even better using a narrowed middling bat. Haven't used the ball feeder but I think if you wanted to work on keeping your shape the slow feeds would be really helpful.
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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2023, 05:35:09 PM »

 Feed buddy, hit into a cheap golf practice net is great for any age
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Re: Training aids, that are worth the money.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2023, 06:29:23 PM »

Use the V Pro and Ball feeder to keep my 5 year old entertained after he kept hitting them over the office.

Pro V goes up in about 5 mins, ball feeder Ive had a few issues with if u trap a ball beneath the feeding catapult as it then need taking apart to free it as the mechanism cant go far enough backwards to release it to get the ball out!

Super frustrating when youve only just set everything up to have to spend 10 mins dismantling it!
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