many years, baseball players throughout the world have recognised the
value of pitching machines for intense batting practice. The features
of the 2012 BOLA Pitching Machine make it the most advanced machine on
BOLA Machines' cast aluminium wheels with custom prolific solid urethane
tyres and super accurate motor speed control give unmatched consistency
of pitch. See 'Cricket' page for more details. The Pitching Machine will
throw any type of pitch. If you know that in your next game your opposing
team's pitcher has a particular speciality, the BOLA can be set up to
throw that pitch, giving all your team the opportunity to practice it
in advance. Whether it's a curveball, slider, change-up or fastball at
ninety miles an hour, the BOLA will do it.
BOLA has two methods of adjustment. The large ball joint around which
the whole machine moves is used for major adjustment on different types
of pitch. In addition, vernier adjusters enable positive pin-pointing
of height and width. The combination enables you to pitch anywhere over
the plate with the minimum of fuss.
BOLA has been designed as a battery operated machine because of the potential
problems of using mains powered equipment outdoors. You can use your BOLA
Pitching Machine absolutely anywhere. A 60 A.H. battery gives up to six
hours use between recharges. Alternatively, a mains (220V or 110V) Power
Pack and Charger unit is available as an optional extra.
BOLA machine weighs just over 20kg (excluding legs), making it by far
the lightest machine on the market. The big advantage of this is for clubs
and individuals who do not have permanent facilities and who have to set
the machine up from scratch each time it is used. The BOLA can easily
be carried or moved by one adult. It can be assembled in less than two
minutes. The stringent safety requirements in most educational and training
establishments dictate a very high level of user safety. The BOLA is unique
in having no exposed moving parts. It can be used with complete confidence
with players of all ages.
Stuart & Williams, the manufacturers of the BOLA machine, are Europe's
leading manufacturer of ball throwing machines. They have been making
machines for Baseball, Hockey and Cricket since 1985. All BOLA machines
are guaranteed for 12 months, with extended guarantees available.
The BOLA is not just a Pitching Machine. It can be used for all types
of team practice and will throw fly-balls, grounders, line drives and
pop-ups. There is no better way of maximising any practice session than
with the BOLA Pitching Machine.