The Hands Back Hitter is a simple, affordable, highly instructive training aid. And to insure that you will practice often, it makes you a better hitter while you are having fun. This hitting aid ingrains the absolutes of hitting in every hit. The inventors took the key elements common to all power hitters and created a portable batting station that transforms the hopelessly flawed swing into the perfect swing in 4 easy steps…guaranteed.
Uses ALL type balls real and plastic; baseball or softball. It works best with golf-sized plastic wiffle balls or 3" plastic baseballs. The unique popper design allows the operator to adjust pitch height for any type ball. The same unit assembles for righties and lefties. It comes with an extra string, 12 medium weight plastic balls, and a CD-ROM training disc. This patented pitching machine / batting tee hybrid controls the swing sequence for teaching rotational hitting and opposite field mechanics. Extremely durable and used from LL to D-1 Programs.
The Hands Back Hitter creates the perfect sequence of hands back, soft balanced stride, and rotational swing to handle all pitches, especially curve balls and change-ups. It will eliminate late striding, swinging during your stride, lunging, and pulling balls foul. This device forces the batter to hit the ball deeper over the plate every time, making it easier to go opposite field to hit behind runners.
The Hands Back Hitter is the perfect hitting station for all playing levels and it provides safe and effective practice, even in limited space. It can be used for hours of unsupervised practice in the backyard. The Hands Back Hitter, the affordable, portable, personal batting station that keeps them training and swinging right even when you're not there.
"Finally a fun batting trainer that teaches the correct swing."
-Mike Epstein, hitting instructor
How It Works
Place a ball on the launcher. With a normal stride, the batter sets the ball into motion by stepping on a string (firing cord). The ball will appear in the hitting zone with the hitter in the correct timing sequence...hands back, foot down, hips launching the swing.
The Hands Back Hitter corrects hitting flaws. The offset tee position makes you contact the ball between the balls of your feet. The resistor arch makes you stride carefully to balance softly on the lead toe. The vertical popper elevates the ball after the front foot is down, creating the timing sequence of the early stride. The front toe down on the string and the heel up sets the stage for bat launch through hip rotation. Feel and teach how to load/coil your body as you stride to hit and the effortless power that comes from torque.
A Free Hitting CD is included which teaches hitters to 1) Keep hands back 2) Stride to balance and 3) Fire the hips. Also includes 100 instructional slides along with video clips.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do for LH batters?
The same unit assembles for either RH or LH.
Can you change it over?
You can but it takes about 3-4 minutes and most coaches buy two (2) for team practice because of the price......it just saves time and you can run two stations at once.
What balls do I use?
It comes with 12 light weight plastic balls but you can use real baseballs, softballs, and golf ball wiffles too.
What powers it?
There is a patented spring popper that allows height adjustment for all weight balls...it doesn't need electricity. You can use it in the rain.
Will the string wear out?
We recommend no cleats, but strings have not been a problem. The Hands Back Hitter comes with a free second string just in case.
How will I know how to use it?
It comes with a Training CD with about 100 slides with some streaming video. If you do not have a computer it has pictures with instructions in the assembly guide and coaching tips.
What ages and gender?
It adjusts for arm length and the long trigger area allows the batter to move up and away about 14 inches with no adjustment between batters required. Very athletic 6-7 year-old kids learn well and the Hands Back Hitter is used by players up to and through college.
How hard is it to assemble?
NO TOOLS are needed. All you have to do is tighten 4 knobs with your hands. The popper is pre-assembled.
Do you have to cock it each time?
Yes, we want them to work more slowly, concentrating on balance, stride, load, etc. This is what makes this trainer so good. Swinging in rapid succession makes for upper body hitters.