A 7′ x 7′ Softball Pitching Screen For Safer Batting Practice
A good quality softball pitching screen is standard equipment and not an area where you should try and save money!
Not everyone needs pro equipment but I urge you to match your needs with your budget.
Bump up against your budget is my recommendation.
If this unique C style softball pitching screen makes sense to you from the picture alone, buy it.
The price to quality is absolutely right and it is recommended for college or high school teams, youth softball or backyard fastpitch training.
Here’s What I Like About This Particular Pitching Screen
The 7′ wide by 7′ tall size fits most adult coaches or players. The frame is rustproof and plenty tough when taking direct hits so you should count on it to stay on the field for a lot of seasons.
The detachable legs leave just a nub protruding from the main-frame, which makes it much easier to store, especially for those of you who store all your screens in parallel. (leg-ends always seem to get caught in the net of the neighboring screen).
The frames have square tube galvanized steel that’s heavy enough without being too heavy for one pitcher/coach to make angle adjustments during BP. This also means less bottom-of-frame-wobble common with most frames (though wheels are still recommended). This should not be such an issue IF players are instructed to not allow the screen to slam when setting up or when transporting from the ballfield!
How About The Wheel Kit?
I have never understood why so many coaches choose not to add wheels to their on-field screens that are used so frequently?
Most screens are bulky in shape & size including this softball pitching screen. Transport either takes two people or when using one, it gets dragged or dropped. This can easily loosen the area where the screen bottom meets the leg joint! Even with care, wheels are the best way to ensure that you will get more years out of your purchase and reduce any turf or infield damage.
- It has an adult size footprint of 7′ x 7′
- It has a heavy-duty rustproof frame that’s 1 ½” galvanized steel
- It’s net is a slip-on style double strength #36 that’s twisted & knotted… and replaceable
- It has an optional wheel kit for changing from LH to RH batters & simpler transport
- It has inexpensive detachable leg stems for easier storage
I hope my thoughts will help you to make your best buying decision!