MUHL TECH ADVANCED SKILLS TEE
Simply the best all-around batting tee available. The Advanced Skills Tee has a forward arm to eliminate "dipping" or uppercut swings and a flexible outside barrier to eliminate "casting" and looping swings. The unique brush cup ball holder gives a clean swish through the ball. The AST is made of durable polyurethane to stand up to high bat speeds and demanding team practices.
Why the Forward Arm?
You don't hit the ball over the center of the plate. You make contact in front of the plate. But there are two other equally important reasons to use a forward arm design:
1. It eliminates dropping the hands to lift the ball with a looping swing. If you dip, you hit the back of the arm. It forces you to take the bat straight down to the ball, leveling the swing at the point of contact.
2. The forward arm also pivots and rotates to place the ball on the inside or outside of the strike zone. Then, the arm points in the direction to drive the ball based on pitch location (i.e. pull the inside pitch, go with the outside pitch to the opposite field).
What is the Purpose of the Outside Barrier?
It eliminates "casting" and promotes a short swing. If you cast out, the bat head will slap the flexible barrier post. No need for damaging fence drills to force hitters to compact their swing. The outside barrier does the same thing but is more effective. It rotates for LH or RH hitters and it moves with the forward arm. The outside barrier forces you to rotate the hips and torso and to extend the hands only at the point of contact which produces a quick bat and more power.
Get a Clean "Swish" through the Ball!
The unique brush cup ball holder presents the ball like it is being picked clean, right out of the air. Better yet, it will last many times longer than traditional ball holders.
What Makes the Advanced Skills Tee So Durable?
The tubing for the AST is polyurethane. It is flexible like rubber; but as much as 10x stronger and more durable than rubber. Wheels for roller blades, and dimpled pitching machine balls are made with polyurethane. Urethanes are expensive, and while the AST may cost more than a traditional rubber tee, it is guaranteed to last longer too. The Advanced Skills Tees are backed with a two-year warranty.
Practical and Portable
The AST can be assembled or disassembled, by hand, for storage and transport. It uses a hollow base that is filled with sand or water. When filled, the base provides weight for stability and when empty, the base is light and portable.