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Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine

Optional Softball Conversion Kit available


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Improve your game with the Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine. Although this pitching machine is designed for baseball, an optional softball conversion kit is available for an additional cost.

Unique Baseball Machine Features

The Hack Attack has a unique three-wheel design that allows you to clearly see the ball all the way through the feeding motion, acceleration, and release – just like a live pitcher.

With this design, the hitter sees when to stride and the angle of release, giving him an actual live-arm sense of timing and location. With a quick turn of the Hack Attack dials, effortlessly throw major league fastballs and right- and left-handed breaking pitches including curveballs, sliders, and split fingers.

Also, the three-wheels change the breaking pitch plane by simply adjusting wheel speed dials. In contrast, two-wheel units need time-consuming, awkward throwing head adjustments to switch from fastballs to curveballs or right- to left-handed breaking pitches.

The Hack Attack’s elevation adjustment handle will raise or lower the pitch. With a simple turn, move the pitch up or down within the strike zone between pitches. In contrast, two-wheel pitching machines often need the user to manually release a lock and move the entire throwing head by tilting it. Then, the user needs to lock it back up before use.

Hack Attack baseball pitching machine
Hack Attack features

Exceptional Pitching Machine Quality

First, the Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine is heavy enough to absorb recoil, which ensures accuracy, yet portable and easily moved by one person.

Next, the machine stays stable and safe on pitching mounds and other surfaces with its extra wide tripod base.

Also, the throwing mechanism is well protected. Since the throwing head is made of weather-resistant aluminum casting and high tensile, heat-treated alloy.

On top of that, the powder-coated steel frame is rugged, rust-proof, and can withstand limitless seasons of use. While the Hack Attack’s throwing wheels can handle direct sunlight (unlike some brands) and they out-last the other pitching machine’s wheels.

Lastly, the Hack Attack has three strong motors that power three durable, concave 14-inch throwing wheels. These motors also offer variable speeds for more versatile pitching options.

Effective, yet Simple

Simply pivot the throwing head for all fungo work, which includes:

  • Deep fly balls that drive fielders to the fence
  • Slicing line drives
  • Catcher’s pop-ups with reverse spin
  • Towering infield pop-ups
  • Grounders

With limited throwing head adjustments and almost instant recovery, practice time is spent on practice – not adjustments.

To move the Hack Attack, quickly tilt it, remove the legs from their sockets, then roll the unit on its two, heavy-duty transport wheels (not the throwing wheels). The front wheel guards protect the throwing wheels from the ground. Because of this, the wheels don’t pick up gravel which causes damage over time.

Hack Attack inside/outside adjustment
Hack Attack three-wheel design

Inside/Outside Adjustment

The Hack Attack has an inside/outside adjustment for instant, minute ball location changes at the plate to:

  • easily center the first pitch (no more kicking back leg)
  • allow the operator to move the pitch inside or outside with the turn of a handle

Also, when used in combination with elevation control, move a pitch to any area of the strike zone between pitches.

Ball Types to Use with Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine

To get the most out of your machine, use the balls suggested by the manufacturer. In this case, the manufacturer suggests the following: Baden Kevlar Seamed Ballistic Leather, Baden Dimpled Baseballs, or Baden Dimpled Softballs

Additionally, the Hack Attack pitching machine is designed for use with “real” leather baseballs designed for pitching machines, dimpled practice balls, wiffle balls, and all softer practice balls. Pitching machines are not made to be used with regulation balls, even though many machines can throw these balls. However, regulation balls are not made for machine compatibility and will wear down not only your machines but also your balls.

I-Hack Attack portable wheel design

No assembly is required. The Hack Attack arrives fully assembled and ready for your immediate use.

Vision Complete
provides a realistic
sense of timing
Poor Poor Poor
motion hidden
by arm guard
Timing Excellent
limited vision
limited vision
Accuracy Excellent
three-point contact
two-point contact
one-point contact
Breaking Pitch All
quick adjustment
awkward – slow adjustments
Unrealistic Spin Fastball Only
single pitch
Fungo Excellent
pivots instantly
Good – Fair Poor
limited distance
no pivot
Safety Excellent
wheel guards
protect operator
limited –
no wheel guards
limited –
no wheel guards
Portability Excellent Good Good Very Poor
completely immoble
Ball Grip Area Excellent
three contact points
two contact points
one contact point
Spin Control Exceptional
no cumbersome adjustments of throwing head
must move throwing head
excessive spin
Backspin Only
Wheel Diameter Excellent
Large 14″ wheels, pin-point accuracy, less ball wear
smaller wheels
increase wear
requires pinch pad, heavy ball wear
propels ball using
a mechanical arm
Throwing Head
Size & Weight
no recoil of any kind
Good – Poor
lighter, some recoil
snubbing action causes recoil
recoil requires bolting to concrete base
Level of Play High school, college, professional and commercial Youth league, backyard, machine-pitch games, travel teams, drills at all levels including high school, college and professional
Pitches Fastballs, curves, sliders, split fingers and knuckle Same as Hack Attack
Fungo Pivots instantly for pop-ups,
fly balls and grounders
Same as Hack Attack
Weight 135 lbs. 75 lbs.
Transportability Fits into any SUV or full size car, fits through standard doorway Fits into any compact car,
including a Mini Cooper
Can use either Solo Feeder (15 ball)
or the Team Feeder (150 ball)
Same as Hack Attack
Electrical Requirements 110V and 220/240V also available Same as Hack Attack
Ball Types All types, including leather
(see accessories)
Same as Hack Attack and 7.5″ training ball
Ball Sizes Can be converted to softball using conversion kit Can be converted to softball using conversion kit and can also be converted to use 7.5″ vision training balls
Speed 100+ MPH 70+ MPH
Distance 60 feet 45 feet (simulates 90+ MPH)
Vision Complete ball vision gives a realistic sense of timing Same as Hack Attack
Accuracy The ball is gripped in three locations, providing superb control and accuracy Same as Hack Attack
Efficiency Dial-in pitch selection without manually moving the throwing head – maximizes practice time Same as Hack Attack
Fungo 380 ft. fly balls 250 ft. fly balls
Portability Quickly rolls on and off the field Same as Hack Attack
Recovery Time 5 seconds – because of the three wheels,
it’s almost instant
Same as Hack Attack

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