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Product: Pocket Radar Ball-Coach Review – Pro-level Speed Training Tool And Radar Gun
$349.95 Sale: $299.95
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Guarantee: 2 Years
My Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Pocket Radar-Ball Coach Review – Product Overview
Whether you are a beginner just starting out in Little League, a pitcher trying to make the roster on your high school or college team, or a professional player looking to maximize your performance, the use of a radar gun is considered by many to be an essential tool in developing pitching speeds, throwing speeds, and bat speeds.
Incorporating the use of the Pocket Radar-Ball Coach will help in improving the skills of any player on the field.
When trying to determine and improve throw speeds from outfield to infield, pitcher to catcher, catcher to second, or anywhere else on the field, the instant feedback provided by the Pocket Ball Coach is the easy way to improve efficiently and effectively.
Size: Weighing in at only 4 1/2 ounces with the batteries installed and measuring 2.3″ wide x 4.7″ high and less than 1″ thick, the Pocket Radar is about the same size as an average smart phone.
It can literally fit right in your pocket. No more lugging around that big cumbersome radar gun.
Accuracy: The Pocket Coach is proven to be very accurate with readings within +/- 1 mph or 2 kph of the exact speed at up to 120 feet on baseballs and softballs. These are accuracy readings typically found in pro scout models at two or three times the price.
I have heard from people who have put them side by side with police radar guns and got the same readings 9 times out of ten, with the 1 being different by 1 mph. The Pocket Coach measures speeds from 25 to 130 mph or 40 to 209 kph.
Batteries: With just two AAA batteries (included) you can expect to get more than 2,000 accurate readings in user mode, and over one hour in continuous-on mode.
You can more than double your readings and run time by using rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries (not included). The unit will automatically shut off after 5 minutes of inactivity in continuous mode and 30 seconds in user mode.
Fun, Dependable, and Versatile
The Pocket Radar Ball Coach is quickly becoming a top choice for both professionals and amateurs alike, and for good reason.
At roughly 1/3 the cost of pro models, you get nearly the same accuracy and consistency. Trying different things, like tweaking pitch grips and delivery motions, can greatly effect the pitch speed.
Accuracy and consistency are crucial when trying to determine what is and what is not working. The Pocket Coach really gives you the consistency you need.
The ability to operate the Pocket Coach hands free is another big advantage over using a radar gun. Going hands free gives you the opportunity to concentrate your efforts on coaching and training instead of focusing on the radar gun.
Another valuable tool that comes with the Pocket Coach is the built in memory. It will automatically record your last 25 speed recordings. This will make it much easier to keep track of your speeds and review your results later.
Made with the same high impact plastics found in hockey helmets, the Pocket Radar is built to perform in the most demanding sports environments. With its two year warranty, you will get years of dependable service, with pro level accuracy and consistency.
The Pocket Radar can be used for just about any sport where you are looking for accurate speed readings. Accurately measure volleyball and tennis serve speeds, hockey shot speeds, baseball pitch speeds, softball pitch speeds, baseball and softball hit speeds, and lacrosse shot speeds. You can even measure vehicle speeds! If it’s moving 25 mph or more, you can measure it.
The Pocket Radar Ball Coach was named Best of Show at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association national convention, calling it the first pro level radar gun specifically designed for both coaching and training in one unit.
One of the best ways to gauge the worth of a product is to listen to what others are saying about it. I have spent a lot of time going over what other people are saying, and it falls into line with what I have found myself; The Pocket Radar is simply the most reliable and accurate radar gun you are going to find anywhere for under $1,000.
“If you are looking to elevate player performance, you need to own the Ball Coach”. -Three time National Coach of the Year award winner Andy Lopez from University of Arizona
Pocket Radar Ball-Coach Review – Any Drawbacks?
If I had to get picky and find something to complain about, it would have to be that the tripod and tripod mount are being sold on a separate basis. I really like the ability to set the Pocket Coach up on the tripod behind the catcher and devote my full attention on coaching.
I recently ran across a great deal that was including the tripod, mount and accessory kit for around the same price. I’m not sure how long this deal will last, but if you’re thinking about getting the Ball Coach, this is an outstanding deal.
One easy way I found to set it up is with a Grip Tight GorillaPod Stand. Once you affix the Ball Coach to the unit, you can hook it up to just about any kind of fence behind the catcher or anywhere else you like.
You can also put it on the ground and the flexible mount allows you to aim it in any direction you require. The legs are flexible which allows you to wrap them around most objects, but are sturdy enough to be used on the ground, even if the surface is uneven.
It’s another cool option when you want to go hands free and focus more effort on coaching and at last check it was less than $20.
Pocket Radar Ball-Coach Review – The Bottom Line.
In my opinion, the Pocket Radar Ball Coach is far and away the best radar gun available for the money. I have thoroughly researched all other options available, and there is just not anything that even comes close.
With all of its great features, top notch accuracy, and unparalleled consistency, the Pocket Radar Ball- Coach is easily my #1 recommended radar gun. If you use the Ball Coach, you will improve your game!
I hope you found this Pocket Radar Ball-Coach Review informative and helpful. If you have any other questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back with you a.s.a.p. I really think you are going to enjoy this radar gun.
Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy
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