Indeed, baseball and softball require a lot of equipment. Ball, bat, and gloves are the essential equipment of these sports. But if a player wants to take his skills to the next level, then a pitching machine is a must.
Louisville Slugger Blue Flame pitching machine is such a pitching machine that it lets you practice a lot more and strengthen your skills. It is even one of the most popular training tools for youth baseball players.
The Slugger Blue Flame pitching machine by Louisville was released several years before the Black Flame version. This pitching machine gives you real-time baseball or softball pitching experience.
Most youth leagues in America like the Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball, Pony League Baseball, and others use this pitching machine. After using this pitching machine, we can say that it is the ultimate training aid that provides consistent pitches for batter after batter.
Thus the hitter can concentrate on developing an accurate level swing path to the ball. It is more than a pitching machine. Also, we will mention that this pitching machine can throw accurate fly-balls and hard ground balls as well.
So, you don’t have to hit the balls during drills. Overall, we can say that this pitching machine is the reliable and most trusted one to improve your pitching skills.
The Louisville Slugger Blue Flame pitching machine is capable of throwing the balls at the speed range of 18 to 45 miles per hour. It throws the balls at the speed range of 60 miles per hour for soft and lightweight balls.
We also have experienced that you can adjust the speed according to your preference here. If you are using a regulation baseball, you can throw the balls at the speed range of 18 to 43 mph.
Otherwise, if you are using an ultra-lite softball, the machine will throw the ball at the speed range of 70 mph. This pitching machine is also capable of pitching a slow pitch softball in a 10 to 12 foot arch.
Young players can use this pitching machine to practice hitting. We must say that the features of this pitching machine make this pitching machine excellent and improve the player’s pitching skills.
If you consider the pitching accuracy, then also this pitching machine excels in this factor. The ball continuously hits the same general area of the strike zone.
However, there can be slight variation in the exact place where the ball hits. But it is normal as the pitches don’t usually hit the exact position every time. The best part of this pitching machine is that it is entirely manually operated.
This machine doesn’t need any electrical power to get operated. This pitching machine uses springs to supply the power for the pitches. Also, we will mention that this pitching machine is suitable for both young and adult players.
We have experienced that this pitching machine is capable of throwing various balls like baseballs, ultra-lite baseballs, softballs, wiffle balls, and soccer balls. You can ideally use these balls in this pitching machine, and it won’t damage the balls.
Portability- This Louisville Slugger Blue Flame Pitching Machine is very portable when it comes to portability. This pitching machine weighs only 25 pounds.
So, it will fit in the trunk of the car easily. We have experienced that even a single person can carry this machine to the baseball field. Besides, this pitching machine is easy to use.
You have to put the ball on the arm and spring the lever. However, there you will find a guide on how to set it up for various speeds. We have experienced that it is pretty easy to use.
If you consider the quality of this pitching machine, then this machine is quite excellent in quality. This Blue Flame pitching machine is very durable.
It is sturdy enough. So, you don’t have to worry about the quality at all. This pitching machine is as durable as its flimsiest component. We have seen that the spring powers the pitching arm, and it is hardly fragile.
Besides, this pitching machine is easy to operate. So, learning how to use the Louisville Slugger Blue Flame Pitching Machine is not difficult at all. You just have to put the ball on the arm and then release the ball by stepping on the spring lever.
Once you choose the speed setting, you can lock it in place so that the machine can pitch the ball consistently. This pitching machine is suitable for heavy-duty use.
- This pitching machine is lightweight.
- It comes with a compact design.
- This pitching machine is entirely manual.
- It performs excellently.
- The quality is good enough.
- It takes a little time to get fixed.
- It requires a stronger person to operate the pushing pedal.