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Hit Zone Air Tee FAQ

Welcome to our Hit Zone practice tee Q&A page! We have done our best to try and answer
any questions you may have about the Hit Zone hitting tees. We spent 4 years developing
the Hit Zone and receiving the patent. As a result, we have a lot of knowledge about the
Hit Zone! If you don't find the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us
through our contact page.

What's special about the Hit Zone air tee?

Others have created a baseball air tee and received a patent on it, but they all did
the logical thing! They used material, such as PVC plastic pipe, to deliver the air stream.
As with the Tee, you hit it, you're going to knock it over or break it. We use a fabric
sleeve to deliver the air. Your bat or racket hit it - no big deal - you'll swing right through
it! Our idea was so unique, the U.S. Patent office gave us a good old patent on the Hit Zone
air powered batting tee!

What age group is the Hit Zone practice tee good for?

The Hit Zone air tee is a great training tool for all age groups! We have 2 year olds
swinging away on it! At the same time, there are many traveling baseball and softball "A"
teams and even Pros, who make the Hit Zone baseball air tee a part of their training ritual.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are tennis players in their 80's smacking the ball
on the Hit Zone tennis air tee!

With the younger children, as long as they can swing the bat or racquet, they are ready for the
Hit Zone. With the younger kids, though, adult supervision is necessary to insure it's proper use.

For player 6 or younger, the Hit Zone Jr is probably your best choice. We do include a bonus 14.5
inch sleeve so your kids can grow with their Hit Zone or practice at different heights. The Hit Zone
comes with a 9" tall sleeve. When using the 14.5" sleeve, the ball floats high enough where older
kids can also use the JR unit.

What's the difference between the "Baseball" & "Tennis unit?

The Baseball/Softball unit comes with a base shaped liked a home plate and it has a baseball logo
on it. The Tennis Hit Zone has a square base and a tennis logo.

They both function the same, so if you would like to use it to practice for both sports, go for it!

What type of outlet do I need?

A standard 110V is needed. The Hit Zone practice tee comes with a grounded cord. Use a grounded
3 prong extension cord. It is also very important that when using the Hit Zone outdoors, you use
a GFI grounded outlet.

Need 220-220V - no problem. For an additional $10, we can out fit your Hit Zone with
220V and the proper plug for your country. We will also need to calculate the shipping.

Can I adjust the height of the ball?

The stream of air coming from the Hit Zone HZ-1B and the Hit zone Jr are not adjustable,
so there are a few easy ways to adjust the height of the ball.

The sleeve that comes with the Hit Zone air tee is 9 inches long. This height covers the
typical strike zone for most people - from kids to adults. As part of your exclusive Pro Shop
bonuses, we will also include a 14.5 inch sleeve so you can float the ball almost 6 inches higher!

You can also adjust the height of the balls by the type of ball you use. Different types of
balls will float at different heights depending on their size and weight. It is fun to experiment!

Lastly, we have also had coaches who place the Hit Zone practice tee on a sturdy box if
they are doing drills and need the ball floating at a higher height.

The 4hp HZ - Model # B3-HZBV - has a variable speed control that allows you to adjust
the stream of air. This will allow you to adjust the height of the ball. Using a lighter ball
will give you a bigger variance in the height the ball will float. You can also use the 14.5
inch sleeve for practicing at a different height.

What type of ball works best on the Hit Zone air tee for Baseball/Softball?

A number of light training balls work great on the Hit Zone practice tee! It's fun having a
mixture of balls in the bucket! They often react a little different, giving you a different looking pitch.

A sampling includes:
l Franklin dimpled pitching machine balls
l Don Mattingly pitching machine balls
l Sandlot dimpled training balls
l SKLZ Derick Jeter 5-Tool Foam balls
l JUGS Lite-Flite Baseball & Softball
l Atec, Trend Sports, & SKLZ foam balls
l Plastic "Jump House" balls
These are just a few!

A standard baseball & softball will not work well with the Hit Zone. They are too heavy.
You can see a video of various balls being used on the different units at the bottom
of the Baseball Details page.

What tennis balls work the best on the Hit Zone?

The Hit Zone JR works with the Gamma foam tennis training ball and the over sized foam
ball, such as those made by Penn. They will not hold a standard tennis ball.

The Hit Zone standard unit works the best with the Gamma foam tennis training ball. Tennis
balls will work okay, but not real consistently. Balls with the least amount of fuzz work the best.
The Hit Zone is all about aerodynamics, so if a tennis ball is a little too fuzzy or has a ridge on
the seam, it will tend to wobble and fall off.

Hit Zone comes with 2 Gamma foam tennis training balls.
The Deluxe unit
allows you to control the air flow, so you are able to use a wider range of
balls. As with the other 2 units, for best results we recommend the Gamma foam training ball
or the over sized foam ball when working with kids. The Quick Start balls and a standard tennis
ball will work. However, for best results, tennis balls that are not fuzzy work the best. Please
watch our video on how to use the Deluxe unit so you can see the best way to use the unit.

What's the scoop on the sleeve?

The sleeve is made out of a heavy duty Rip Stop nylon. It is very durable and made for outdoor
use. Additional replacement sleeves can be purchased for $10.
Additional sleeves are available
in our online store.

Where is the Hit Zone practice tee manufactured?

Baseball is America's pastime, so it only seemed natural to manufacturer the Hit Zone in the USA!
The Hit Zone unit is made in New Jersey and the fabric sleeves are sewn in Minnesota.

What is your Return policy?

Please contact us within 14 days if it is not what you expected. We want you to be satisfied with
your purchase! If you are unhappy for some reason or if something is not working properly, let us
know and we'll do our best to make it right! If all else fails, we'll return your money.

What is the Hit Zone practice tee warranty?

The Hit Zone practice tee comes with a 1 year manufactures warranty from date of purchase.
If your Hit Zone is defective, we'll replace it! The Hit Zone has a strong steel housing, but
don't make a habit of missing the ball and hitting the blower unit! The warranty does not
cover a Hit Zone that has been damaged by leaving it out in the rain.

Click Here For Additional Info On The Baseball/Softball Hit Zones

Click Here For Additional Info On The Tennis Hit Zones

The Hit Zone Tee Is Built To Last!

The Hit Zone practice tee is constructed with a heavy duty
blower motor and durable metal housing!!!

High quality reinforced fabric sleeve that's made to take a beating!

Lightweight! The Hit Zone "standard" unit weighs about 7 pounds!

EZ Clamp makes changing the sleeve a breeze!

Small & Compact! The Hit Zone Jr and Standard unit easily fit
in most equipment bags!

Easy grip handle - Easy to take with you!

High quality base for added durability!

Toggle switch for easy On/Off!

The Hit Zone air tee comes assembled and ready to use out of the box!

Hit Zone air tee comes with a 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty!

We can also wire the Hit Zone for 220V!

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Hit Zone Standard Tee - HZ-1B
Deliberately Made Better In The USA!

Have A Question - Give Us A Call! 1-844-HITZONE (844-448-9663)
We Invented The Hit Zone!


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