|Throwing head delivers ball to a location on the court, but a person is required to be at the machine to feed and adjust.
||AirCAT quickly tilts with the turn of a knob, to easily simulate sets, passes, hits or serves. Create any game-like experience with precision and repeatability by adjusting the angle, speed and tempo.
|Spinning wheels cause risk for players and risk for maintenance. Built on heavy powder-coated steel frame.
||Air-propelled system with no spinning wheels on portable metal frame encased in a heavy-duty but lightwight poly shell. Frame built onto locking wheels. Sand Wheels are available.
|Coach can control tempo by feeding continuously or not feeding the ball. The speed, angle and spin are controlled by the coach at the machine. No remote control.
||Feeding and Tempo
||Air-propelled machine can be set to toss up to 1200 balls per hour. Automatic Ball Feed allows 10-balls to be set on machine for continuous play. For more controlled delivery, switch over to remote mode, and the remote will launch a ball. To adjust the speed of a launched ball, simply turn the speed adjustment knob on the control panel.
|Spinning wheels grip the ball and can wear the skin of the ball. In addition, the wheels are a safety hazard for players and coaches.
||Ball Use and Wear
||AirCAT uses air to throw the balls eliminating the need for spinning wheels. And, causes zero ball wear.
|Ball release can be above the net since on a platform.
||Spike drills are set from same side of net with incredible consistency.
|Delivers top spins and floaters.
||Delivers best game-like floaters in the market.
|Ball delivery is based on verbal alert from coach.
||Visual timing of ball delivery is alerted with flashing light and buzzer.
|No remote control. Due to spinning wheels, many schools do not allow players to operate machines. Requires coach to be at machine to control.
||Control the start and stop of play with wireless remote control by coach or player. In addition, a coach can remotely launch a ball with a touch of a button during the drill.
|Extension Cord required to power machine. Creates hazard on court and additional expense.
||AirCAT can be used anywhere since powered with long-lasting (8-10 hours) battery.
|Individual Player cannot train without assistance from coach.
||Individual Player Training
||Individual Player can train with the use of the remote control.