The Rope Bat Swing Trainer R & B

The Rope Bat Swing Trainer R & B

Item # 110072

 (8 Reviews)

$43.55

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  • The Ultimate Rope Bat Swing Trainer can be used by anyone from t-ball to professional players because ONE SIZE FITS ALL. The 12-inch grip allows hitters who use a 26-inch to a 34-inch real bat to place their hands exactly where they need to be on the bat.
  • The Ultimate Rope Bat includes one Rope Bat, 3 smush balls, a downloadable 25 page hitting guide, and a sport tote bag to carry it all.
  • The Ultimate Rope Bat is a unique self-correcting hitting system with a patented Swing Trainer for beginners, amateurs, professionals and their coaches.
  • The Ultimate Rope Bat solves multiple mechanical problems to help batters connect, correct, and perfect their swing with a real bat.
  • Only use rubber (Smushballs), plastic (WIFFLE), or light weight training balls such as INCREDIBALLS or HIT ANYWHERE BALLS with the Rope Bat. Do not use with real baseballs or softballs.

Is there a small amount of redeemable training provided by the rope bat? Sure. Is it worth the cost? Absolutely not. Poorly made, knots not well tied - the top one slipped sending the padded "barrel" flying. Nearly hurt someone. You can make one by yourself for less than $5. Do a little research and save the money.
By Mike B. June 17, 2017
this product is simple and can easily be made at home with about $7-$10 worth of materials from HomeDepot etc.

My bigger concern is the value. I've had a number of our players try this and cannot see any noticable improvement or issues to correct in their swing.

some pick it up and hit every ball, others (who have fantastic mechanics cannot make contact with this.

I dont think its something to use unless you have a lot of experience fixing the poor swing this is designed to correct.
By B December 15, 2017
This is the single greatest tool I have used to teach kids how to hit. In my experience so far, for about half of the kids, working with this with just a little instruction allows them to intuitively fix most swing problems. I have a kid on my team who hit .071 last year as a 10 year old. This year, after working with the rope bat for a few practices, he is hitting .429 so far.

I think this is such a great product, this is actually the second one I've bought. I bought the bigger one before and now got the smaller model for a couple of my kids for whom the other one is too big.
By Adam Peters April 21, 2017
Worked pretty good breaking my kid's bad habit of casting her hands & bending over at the waist--particularly when hitting an outside pitch. In addition, I would say it has also helped improve my kid's hip turn (rotation) as well as increased the exit velocity coming off my kid's bat b/c it forces her to lead w/ her hands (instead of w/ the bat head). However, This thing is definitely takes a little getting used to. In our first hitting session w/ the Rope Bat, my kid hit 2 out of about 30 swings, before she started to get the hang of what she needed to be doing to make it work. Just keep in mind that this may not be an instant fix (so don't get frustrated), but will definitely help if you stick to it. Just takes a little time to get used to best way to hold the rope (at the start) and/or figure it out best way to make it whip the rope around your kid's body, but once the kid figures it out, watch out b/c the ball will be jumping off their bat!
By Jason J. August 28, 2017
It works. Took my 9 year old 15 minutes to get the hang of it then he was off and running. Fixed his casting in one practice. I alternate the rope bat hitting plastic balls with his regular bat hitting hardballs during batting practices. You need to keep it in the program to keep old habits from forming. He is a different hitter for sure.

The thing is over priced for what it is but cheaper than professional lessons. Watch some of the YouTube videos to get some ideas on instruction. Just be patient, they will get frustrated until the figure out what they need to do to get good contact. They'll figure it out pretty quick.
By clayton tom August 17, 2017
This did not work well with my boys swing. I would not recommend this hitting tool to 10 year old boys or older that have been playing and have an approach at the plate. Instead I would use it with young hitters or kids who have no approach at the plate to begin with. Very low budget construction, but it works.
By WASH August 20, 2018
This was a Christmas present for my 12 yr old Nephew. He practices his swing indoors during the Winter. He loves it.
By Frank Defrancesco February 6, 2018
Kind of disappointed the website shows a much nicer model than the one we got.
By Megan Platenik December 30, 2017