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Title: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on January 27, 2012, 10:12:00 AM
shutoutmound.com/
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: Bearlytiger on January 27, 2012, 12:27:18 PM
I'm sorry... but $150 for that?  I may start calling my son's plastic skate board ramp a portable pitching mound also.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: KCSiZZLe on January 27, 2012, 12:38:47 PM
Yea,
(http://s18.postimage.org/hy47bvmqt/images.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hy47bvmqt/)
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on January 27, 2012, 03:55:49 PM
Not everyone can afford one, but I'm telling you, it works awesome in a pinch!!!
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on January 28, 2012, 09:02:50 PM
Oh ya, I would pay money to see you pitch off that ramp!!!! lol. 
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: KCSiZZLe on January 30, 2012, 09:37:43 AM
not saying I would pitch off the ramp.  My point was it is a portable mound.   It kind of looks like a block.   Forums are great ???  Opinions run the spectrum.   I am sure it is a great portable mound, I just would not use it.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: Bearlytiger on January 30, 2012, 02:41:29 PM
Me neither... no landing area and not really wide enough to work on pick-off moves.  I do like the part about "don't let your pitcher practice from the 'wrong' height".  Like the heights of the mounds that we play on in the area are all the same!  Made out of high grade plastic though!  It just makes me laugh that you can charge $150 for a square piece of plastic.  ; ) 
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on January 30, 2012, 03:35:06 PM
It's not meant to replace an actual mound, rather just give a good option if your without the real thing.  There is plenty of room for pick of moves, we use it every week.

It was designed by several MLB ex-pitchers.  The idea is to force young pitchers to transfer their weight toward home.

Your right, it's not for everyone.  Dicks and Academy are going to carry them, they will retail for under 100 bucks!!  Shipping is a major cost of the 149.

Good luck to you guys this year!
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: Bearlytiger on January 30, 2012, 04:02:34 PM
Or you could pull this apart and have two pitching mounds for $30!  ; )

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3039602&CAWELAID=151092987 (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3039602&CAWELAID=151092987)

Oh well, to each his own I guess.  If you find it worth the money, more power to you.

Good luck to you this year also.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on January 30, 2012, 04:06:57 PM
LOL, again with the skateboard ramp.....good luck with your ramps.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: KCSiZZLe on January 31, 2012, 06:53:31 AM
Not using ramps :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
I built a portable pitching mound, with collapsible wheels so it can be moved easily.  Much less that this one, much larger and heavier but can come apart easy too.   Perfect for our home use.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on February 02, 2012, 08:12:55 AM
Just fyi, The Shutout Mound will be offered at baseballsavings.com for right at $100.   It will be up in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on February 03, 2012, 12:38:52 PM
This may help understand. 

PICK OFF TIPS.mov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgzRE7ORVGc#ws)
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on February 17, 2012, 11:05:57 AM
Nothing to do with mounds, but what a great read.

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/more-family-fun/201202/what-makes-nightmare-sports-parent (http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/more-family-fun/201202/what-makes-nightmare-sports-parent)
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: KCSiZZLe on February 17, 2012, 02:28:35 PM
great article.  More of us parents should read and follow some of these guidelines.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: junkfiles on February 18, 2012, 08:58:57 AM
No kidding, I have had the luxury of four kids playing competitive sports, I got the oppurtunity to learn some perspective with the older ones (fortunately all still playing baseball).  I played baseball for a long time, I was guilty of taking it way to serious.

Anyways, glad you liked the article.


Ps-  I got a new skateboard, I would love to come over and try your ramps!  Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
Title: Re: Portable Mound Weighs less than 12lbs
Post by: Redleg06 on July 06, 2012, 05:51:45 AM
....2  2 x 6  8footers.....a sheet of plywood....some outdoor carpet and a piece of 1 x 6......less than $50,  fits easily in the back of a pickup and will last for years, even with heavy use......I agree, a portable mound is a must-have if you are a coach or Dad with a kid who wants to pitch.