Rukket Pitchback Rebounder PRO Review
Rebounders and pitch backs are excellent training aids.
They’re excellent tools as they allow us to replicate real-life, in-game situations and really keep you on your toes during training sessions.
Having the right rebounder is key to unlocking your potential. It needs to be able to accurately simulate all manner of balls from grounders to fly balls and everything in between to allow you to improve your reaction speed and hand-eye coordination as well as throwing power and catching technique.
Pitching and catching training must be varied and dynamic to create a well-rounded player.
A game of throw and catch, or implementing some of our fielding drills are great ways to improve, but what happens when you want to train alone?
Enter the rebounder – the essential tool for individual improvement.
So what makes a good rebounder?
Firstly, it’s got to be strong and durable to stand up against powerful pitches from softballs, baseballs and weighted balls. It also needs to stand the test of time against weather and allow players to train in a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Here at Mindfuse, we’re also interested in unique design features that really make a product stand out from the crowd.
We’ve highlighted the Rukket Rebounder Pro as our top choice for the very best baseball rebounders out there as it really ticks all the boxes and makes for a wise investment for all abilities.
We were impressed with the previous model from Rukket, however the new updated Rebounder Pro is an excellent step-up from its predecessor.
So, what’s new?
The designers at Rukket have added angled top and bottom edges to aid in improving the user’s accuracy. This is because the angles are unforgiving and cause off-target pitches to fly. This, along with the target zone will actively encourage perfect pitching and provide a more wholesome and challenging training experience overall.
Let’s take a detailed look at the features that make the Rukket Rebounder Pro our favorite baseball rebounder out there…
Strength and Durability
Rukket are renowned for using top quality materials in the manufacturing of their products and the Rebounder Pro is no exception. The frame has been fabricated from a 1.25-inch powder-coated metal frame with stainless steel carriage bolt fasteners, allowing you to easily change the angle and adapt your training.
The heavy-duty bungees which support the net provide excellent bounce back which perfectly simulates real-life, in-game ball situations. There’s even extra bungees included for anyone who wants to spice up their training and increase the resistance of the Rebounder Pro.
A really nice feature that adds to the rebounder’s stability is the rubber feet attached to the bottom of the frame. These drastically reduce the risk of the rebounder moving under strain and also allow it to be used indoors without damaging or scratching wooden floors making it perfect for the gym.
The overall effect of these strength and stability features is a long-lasting, durable and, perhaps most importantly, safe rebounder for all ages and abilities.
The Rebound Pro is an excellent choice as it can be used in a variety of situations for any number of training drills.
We’ve already mentioned the rubber feet which allow it to be used on multiple surfaces, but there are also the four anchors that allow it to be easily and safely used outdoors.
This product is also versatile in size.
Measuring 7ft x 4ft, it’s got a big enough surface area to practice different drills from grounders to line-drives individually or as a team.
Thanks to Rukket’s patented plunger-bolt system, the angle of the Rebounder Pro can be quickly and easily adjusted to the requirements of the drill.
It’s also worth noting that the Rukket Rebound Pro is available as a bundle which includes two weighted balls, a nine-section strike zone target, and bases to really tailor your training sessions and male them as versatile as in the major leagues– the overall experience training being enhanced dramatically helping you to become an excellent all-rounder and fulfill your baseball dreams.
Rukket Rebounder Pro vs Franklin vs Hit Run Steal
Compared to it’s competitors (notable the; Franklin & the Hit Run Steel pitchbacks), you’re going to really struggle to find a rebounder with this much quality for the price.
As we’ve mentioned, the materials are top of the range, the size is great for individual and team use and the rebounder has excellent feedback from current owners. It wouldn’t look out of place on a pro training field.
We’re confident that the Rebound Pro is a product that will last longer than many other products out there, and even if you do experience any damages or problems, Rukket’s lifetime guarantee will have you covered.
One thing to consider with this rebounder is that it may not be as easy to assemble as smaller rebounders.
Other rebounders may be cheaper, and more compact and may suit your personal situation better, but if you’ve got the space to accommodate it and the budget for it, the Rukket is hands down our top choice.
Overall, this is the perfect all-around rebounder which can be used in a number of ways, adapted to suit your needs, give you hours, weeks, perhaps even years of baseball development and fun.
Finally, let’s take a look at the features that make the Rukket Rebounder Pro a great option:
- Strength in construction.
- Safe and easy to use.
- Long lifespan.
- 4 angles to train with.
- Bundle option available.
- Large surface area.
- 100% Lifetime Warranty