Our 2 New Full Wind-Up Pitching Mound\u00a0Portable - Game Models A portable pitching mound is a wonderful addition to any organization fortunate enough to have the budget for. It is an investment you will live with for many seasons so is one you want to make sure of before you buy. I have noticed many new portable pitching mound product lines showing up over the last few seasons. There's good bad and ugly out there so how do you make an educated purchase? Considering more choices than ever and adding those choices to even seasoned baseball coaches & athletic directors who likely have seldom if ever purchased these products previously, the purchase begs for education &\u00a0explanation. Here's my view: Portable Mound Basics Portable pitching mounds are divided into indoor and outdoor models of various heights & lengths. Within those categories are smaller and maybe shorter practice mounds which do not allow for throwing to bases or defensive drills. Then there are the full game mounds that require the ability to pitch PLUS pick off runners or spin & throw to bases & even to field\u00a0their position. This means that they must be larger and have tapered edges on all sides and be as similar as possible to a real clay mound mix that pitchers are used to. They can be built out of turf-covered wood, they can be fiberglass shaped shells or foam-filled models that are covered with some harder materials, all hidden by some grade of artificial turf & a pitching rubber. Most combinations of these materials are from average at their best to downright awful. But, because they all look good in the pictures, and the descriptions sound ok, you just cannot tell how well they will perform and get used, much less, heavy use... until you own them! What you cannot measure are their feel and especially their longevity\u2026 so how do you know that ours are best quality? Keep reading! WHAT MAKES OUR GAME MOUNDS\u00a0 BEST IN CLASS? It began in 1992 with an ex-pro\u00a0pitcher who started a portable\u00a0baseball mound manufacturing business back in 1992! Using top-flight materials with his decades-old baseball history & experience, he focused only on these products.. all built from his pro pitcher's mindset! These 2 best-in-class 10-inch tall outdoor baseball mound models both feature a polypropylene foam core that\u2019s then laminated with a fiberglass base & then encapsulated in polyurethane plastic. And are then topped with the best real nylon AstroTurf\u00ae in your choice of green or terracotta clay. The final touch finishes with a pitcher\u2019s rubber that outlasts the real thing. All this gives your pitcher\u2019s a familiar mound feel & long-lasting performance too! The engineered process allows for lighter-weight & a reasonably portable 1 pc. design and now, an even more portable 2-piece design. The 2 piece model stores easier and locks into place for a truly solid feel! The single-piece model is best for more semi-permanent needs. \tAbout The\u00a0Hi-Density Foam Core \u2013\u00a0The solid foam fills the interior, giving your pitchers a solid yet cushioned landing area. This helps reduce knee & ankle strain while keeping its true shape & preventing the sag & dead spots issues of some fiberglass-only portable baseball mounds \tThe Fiberglass Lamination \u2013\u00a0This simply adds strong rigidity to the foam core \tAbout The Polyurethane Plastic Capsule -\u00a0This final process seals the entire mound, protects gym floor & reduces mound movement while preventing any moisture which can add weight and prematurely degrade the entire mound. \tThe AstroTurf\u00ae Cover \u2013\u00a0We use the best grade nylon\u00a0AstroTurf\u00ae. Costs a little more but known for its long-lasting qualities The Portable Baseball Mound Benefits That Really Make For Your Best Choice\u00a0 \u00a0\u00a0200 Tough Pounds & Your Choice of Pro\u00a0AstroTurf\u00ae Colors \u00a0\u00a0Level Pivot Area In Front Of Rubber Promotes Good Balance \u00a0 A\u00a0Natural Slope & Room For Comfortable Spin Moves & Pick Offs \u00a0 A New Wear Pad In Front Of The Pitcher\u2019s Rubber Ensures Long Life \u00a0 New 2-Piece Interlocking Model For Quicker Easier Moving & Storage In Summary if you need an official size indoor pitching mound or artificial pitching mound that best resembles the qualities of a clay pitchers mound with the longest lasting product you can find, here's your play. Choose 1 or 2 piece construction and a turf color and we will deliver to you in as little as weeks time! I hope these comments have helped you to make your best decision!