After using the SKLZ PitchBack Youth Baseball Trainer, (you can read the full post on it here) which had broken clips within the first few throws, we were looking for a pitchback that would hold up much better.
After doing quite a bit of research we settled on the the Rukket Multi-Sport Rebounder and pitchback training screen.
It’s advertised as being designed to help people who want to improve their baseball, football, soccer, softball or lacrosse skills.
We purchased it mainly for pitching and throwing practice, but it will also help you with your grounders, line drives, pop ups, and much more.
What Are The Key Features Of The Rukket 4×7 ft Multi-Sport Rebounder?
4 Attack Angles
The Rukket Pitchback has 4 attack angles. This feature allows you to improve specific skills, through repetition when you practice.
It allows you to set the angle for pop-ups, ground balls and simply throwing back and forth.
You could even use it to hit tennis balls if you wanted to.
No ‘Dead Areas’
The better the surface on a rebounder, the better the ball you pitch or throw will rebound back to you.
This is an area where this pitchback shines. It doesn’t have any ‘dead areas’, which can affect the way a ball is returned.
The netting is tighter than other pitchbacks, resulting in throws coming back to you even when thrown on the outer edges.
Measuring 4-foot by 7-foot, the Rukket Rebounder gives players a large target to aim at.
With over 20 square feet available, it makes this trainer the perfect solution for individuals who want to improve their baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, soccer, or other skills, where it’s essential to have excellent ball control.
Durable and Built to Last
This is a major plus for this pitchback. We all want a product to be durable and built to last.
This Rukket pitchback ticks both of these boxes and features mesh-protected bungies, a 1 ¼ inch powder coated metal frame and strong carriage bolt fasteners.
Out of the box, you can quickly see that this is a well-made product.
Rukket back up this product with a lifetime warranty and a satisfaction guarantee.
This includes a lifetime replacement parts guarantee, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the rebounder you purchase.
In fact, we needed an extra bungie strap and sent Rukket a quick email. They immediately shipped us the strap.
While that may not sound all that impressive, how nice is it today that a company actually backs their product guarantee up and provides good support to its buyers?
It goes without saying that you want a pitchback to have various settings since different people have different requirements.
To cater to as many people as possible, this pitchback can be quickly and easily adjusted, so that it returns a ball from different angles.
Fast Set Up
When you or other people decide to practice, you don’t want to spend a lot of time setting up your equipment.
This pitchback lets you do this and no tools are needed to put this product together.
Once in place, the ground stakes that come with this pitchback ensure that it remains solid and stable when it’s being used.
What It Will Not Do
While this trainer is ideal for a wide range of people who play various ball sports, it is not for everyone.
In particular, it is not designed for use where you need a very large area to aim at.
For example, while you can use it to hit tennis balls, it is really not wide enough to be all that effective.
- Durable, weatherproof and very well-constructed
- Lifetime warranty that includes free replacement parts
- No dead areas
- Can be used to practice multiple sports
- More expensive than many other lesser quality pitchbacks
- Limited target area
Bottom Line – Does It Live Up to Its Promises?
With so many similar products available, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We found that out firsthand.
However, this pitchback delivers on its promises.
Despite being more expensive than other pitchback products, it’s high quality framing and netting ensure that it works extremely well and is suitable for all types of players and practice, no matter how hard you throw a ball.
Overall, I’m impressed with this pitchback. It’s well-built and designed to last, and our 10-yr old loves it.