View Full Version : how is that Twister ball machine
09-05-2007, 01:00 AM
it's cheap... less than $200 how is it?
is it good for example practicing backhands?
what kind of settings are there? spin? random? etc?
come n back
09-05-2007, 04:11 AM
zilch. don't waste your money
09-05-2007, 06:24 AM
Child's toy. You'll wish you had your $200 back the first time you use it.
09-05-2007, 01:35 PM
Goes super slow, like someone tossing the ball to you. It won't help your timing. Good for warming up
09-05-2007, 04:18 PM
Good for your empty room in your house. Setup nets and you're all good to go.
09-06-2007, 12:23 PM
Check out www.buygodoggo.com
Its a tennis ball launcher made to throw tennis balls to play fetch with your dog
I haven't seen it in person so not sure how fast it goes but its even cheaper.
09-06-2007, 03:46 PM
I know, I know! You're thinking how can this ball machine be any good when others are offered at ($) plus, right? Well if you are looking for a economical way to grove your forehand and backhand and overheads, you can't go wrong with this machine. Filled with 28 tennis balls , it tosses a ball every 5 seconds which gives you a great 2 1/2 minute drill. You can load around 8 loads (240) from various positions on the court. You can do a short ball down the line, short serve return cross court and down the line, long balls you can crank from the baseline and then volley drills and overheads both forehand and backhand.
You will hit more balls this way, with just 8 loads then you would in 3 or 4 sets of singles and you will have worked as hard, of not harder, depending on whether you retreat a bit and then run up to the ball, switch from backhand to forehand etc.
09-06-2007, 09:45 PM
I know, I know! You're thinking how can this ball machine be any good when others are offered at ($) plus, right? Well if you are looking for a economical way to grove your forehand and backhand and overheads....
Do you have one of these, does it go high enough to practice overheads. About how fast does it shoot out balls?
09-06-2007, 10:04 PM
I looked it up, the tennis twist launches balls at 15 mph, holds 28 balls, and launches balls either 10 feet or 20 feet
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