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Monday, August 18, 2008

Troubleshooting the Hurricane Machine

Troubleshooting the Hurricane Machine

Today we will discuss 2 situations that some of our Hurricane Machine owners have encountered over the years. The Hurricane Machine has a very simple design and requires very little troubleshooting. However, the 2 following things could happen to your Hurricane and we offer the solution to each below.

Problem 1: The Hurricane powerbands get caught up on the height adjustment knob when the unit rotates around after the hitter contacts the ball.

Solution: Always make sure the height adjustment collar's knob is lined up directly under the knob on the right side of the top component. The top component is the 2" square metal piece that houses the square end of the impact head ball component. Making sure these two knobs stay lined up under one another should correct this problem.

Problem 2: When hit, the ball will not come back to the hitter smoothly. Instead, it stops or pauses when returning to the hitter.

Solution: If this problem occurs, all you need to do is lubricate the axle of your machine. The axle is the shaft that rotates inside the column housing. We recommend a heavy duty type grease be used so you will not have to do this very often. You can also use a spray lubricant. However, if you use a spray lubricant, such as silicone, you will have to re-apply on a regular basis. The better grease you use, the less you have to re-apply. If you use a good grease, you should only have to grease the unit 1 time per year.

Hopefully, this info will help you Hurricane owners get the most out of your investment.

Have a nice day, Nick

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hurricane Hitting Machine FAQ.

Just a few of the questions our customer service reps answer about the Hurricane.......

Hurricane Machine Frequently Asked Questions:

What ages can use the Hurricane Machine?
Answer: The Hurricane is recommended for ages 6 & up.

How long doe it take to assemble the Hurricane Machine?
Answer: Initial assembly takes around 5-7 minutes following the instruction booklet. Assembly and disassembly after the initial setup takes about 2 minutes. No tools are required to assemble the Hurricane. It assembles with 9 hand tightened knobs.

What powers the Hurricane Machine?
Answer: The machine is powered by heavy-duty bungee cords. These cords stop the unit's rotation and bring the ball component back into the hitting zone for the hitter to contact again. The hitter gets a swing every 4-7 seconds.

What are the height adjustments of the Hurricane Machine?
Answer: The Hurricane Machine will adjust from 25" to 38". However, because of the flexibility of the ball impact rod, the hitter gets a different height pitch each time. This makes the hitter adjust on each swing instead of swinging on the same plane or in the same spot to contact the ball. The machine simulates live pitching scenarios by making the hitter adjust with each swing.

Where can the Hurricane Machine be used?
Answer: The machine can be used indoors or outdoors. Many people use them in their garage or basements in the off-season. The machine can also be easily transported to and from practices and games in it's included carrying bag.

Does the Hurricane Machine benefit fastpitch softball players also?
Answer: Yes, the Hurricane Machine benefits fastpitch softball players and baseball players. There are many fastpitch teams and players using the machine today.

What warranties or guarantees are included with the Hurricane Machine?
Answer: The Hurricane Machine comes with a 90 day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90 day warranty.

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have about the Hurricane Machine.

Have a nice day, Nick.