I've got a Lobster Grand Elite and I'm pretty sure the "speed" setting can be cranked up to 95mph (shown on the digital lcd screen & iphone/iwatch remotes). And I believe it! I've had my machine almost 8 years now. I'm a 4.0-4.5 player and I almost never program/set the speed beyond 65mph. I've never checked it with a radar gun but I can tell you that 60, 65, 70 mph setting on my Lobster is a very FAST, HARD, DENSE BALL....even with underspin or topspin!! Again, I've not "verified" the actual speed, but almost no-one I hit/play with (4.0 - 5.0 players & many college players) are consistently hitting at the above speeds my machine produces. And keep in mind that those speeds are no where near the MAX speed the machine is capable.They are advertised as 80mph but to me it doesn't seem nearly that speed. Have had a few and they are substantially slower. Has anyone modded one?
There's the problem. The market is too small to focus on this, and if they did put it in, there would be a huge premium because the thought would be these people really want this so let's make money! I'm not saying that is wrong, just what the reality will be.After extensive research, I invested in what I felt was the most feature rich, programmable ball machine available in 2010. The machine exceeded my expectations in practically every category, manner. There have been no mechanical, electrical, battery, remote or reliability issues. From what I've read here on TT forums, along with other billboards, customer reviews, etc. ---- irrespective of the company or brand ---- when it comes to the "most common, popular, major brands" of ball machines (the ones overwhelmingly and typically discussed here) ---- practically every owner/user is quite happy and very satisfied with their machine & purchase!
I know for me & mine, and I suspect with most others, these machines are invaluable! The various drills, shots, angles, parameters, practice, exercise, etc. that one can utilize and benefit from is practically innumerable.
But are they perfect? No! Do they closely mimic real players, shots, balls, etc.? I think definitely - yes! Have they helped my game, improved my conditioning, made me a better tennis player? WITHOUT DOUBT! However, there is definitely room for various improvements, tweeks, options, choices, etc. And I believe this technology is already available and will exponentially increase (robotics). And I want it!! And when it becomes available, if priced at all reasonable or similar to before, I will buy it!!
nop i dont recommend it to be honest.Has anyone here used the spinshot player and what are your thoughts on it and the speed, would you recommend it, et cetera?