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Lobster Elite Grand V Tennis Ball Machine
The Lobster Elite Grand V Battery Tennis Ball Machine, according to Lobster, is the most advanced battery operated portable tennis ball machine in the world.
The Lobster Elite Grand V Tennis Ball Machine features twelve pre-programmed, six shot drills, full programmability and an optional remote that allows you to control: sweep, random oscillation, two line, drills, speed, spin and feed.
Comes standard with a 1-amp Fast Charger
TENNIS BALL MACHINE
The cost of having the iPhone Remote Control Assembly installed in your new machine is $300. You can then download for free the "Lobster Remote Control" app from iTunes. The new iPhone Remote Control can be used exclusively or in addition to the traditional 20-Function Grand Series Remote Control. Upon ordering, please choose either option or both options from the drop down menu above.
For a detailed description of all the functions of what the new iPhone Remote offers you, please click on the "Technology" tab above.
Ball Capacity: 150
Speed: 30-80 mph
Shot Intervals: 2-12 seconds
Oscillation: Random Horizontal (Short, Mid, Deep); Random Vertical (Left, Middle, Right); Fully Random Horizontal & Vertical with variable Speed & Spin
Three positional settings (Two-Line Function); Narrow, Medium, and Wide
Court Time: 4-8 hours
Spin: Topspin, backspin
Elevation: Electronic, 0-50 degrees
Three separate six-shot court drills; Grinder, Power Baseliner, All Courter, Forehand Plus, Attack/Defend, Approach, Moonballer, Slicer, Lefty, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
2 Year Warranty
PRE-PROGRAMMED COURT DRILLS
The Lobster Elite Grand V is the most advanced battery operated portable tennis ball machine in the world, offering many innovative features such as the Pre-Programmed Court Drills.
These drills simulate the most popular styles of player -- the grinder, the all-courter and the power baseliner.
THE COURT DRILLS
The Grand V is equipped with twelve pre-programmed six shot drills that simulate the most popular styles of play: grinder, all courter, and power baseliner. These incredible drills mix up speed, trajectory, and spin to prepare you to play against the world's elite! With the press of a button, you can now practice against the playing style of your choice.
THE FOREHAND PLUS DRILL
The Forehand Plus drill throws balls with moderate topspin and more arc giving the player more time to set-up for a forehand shot. This drill will accentuate the player’s dominant forehand stroke while maintaining proper court position.
THE ATTACK/DEFEND DRILL
The Attack/Defend throws balls using greater ball speed and minimal spin making the player move in and out of the corners and across the baseline quickly. This drill will put emphasis on the mental and physical aspects needed to both attack and defend against your opponent’s shots.
THE APPROACH DRILL
The Approach drill throws balls with various spins and arcs aimed for the player to approach into the court after playing an aggressive ball. This drill will promote correct approach and net position, along with the proper covering of the line.
THE GRINDER DRILL
The Grinder tries to wear down his opponents physically and mentally, waiting for the other player to make a crucial mistake. This player hits high, loopy, moderate spin shots that will challenge all players.
A six ball drill that utilizes the back court with different types of spin.
POWER BASELINER DRILL
The Power Baseliner is a player who is explosive in their shot selection, playing with pace and aggression and minimal spin. This player exhibits an attacking style, known as "first strike" tennis.
A six ball drill that utilizes full back court with little spin and more ball speed.
THE ALL COURT DRILL
The All-Courter is a player type that focuses their game on tactical savvy. He/she can compete well from the baseline and will come to the net to finish points. When playing this type of player, expect a great deal of shot variety.
A six ball drill that utilizes full back court with little spin and more ball speed.
THE MOONBALLER DRILL
Moonballers can be a nightmare to play against. Think of it like slow pitch softball. The high arcing pitch looks like it should be easy to hit, but it's not! To play the moonballer, you need patience or a combination of patience and a good midcourt swinging volley to move forwards and finish the points. Try practicing both!
Also, don't be afraid to move back and let the high bouncing ball drop to a more comfortable height.
THE LEFTY DRILL
Most players are right-handed, which can make playing a lefty a relatively uncomfortable experience. Just don't be the player who doesn't even realize they just played a lefty until the match is over! It's important to know that most left-handers have strong forehands groundstrokes and strong backhand volleys. But, they often have weaker slice backhand groundstrokes and have trouble with low forehand volleys. The feeds from the machine in this sequence are designed to simulate what a lefty might throw at you!
THE SLICER DRILL
Some of the most effective club level players are called "hackers" by their friends. Others call them "slicers and dicers!" Typically these players can slice or chop their groundstrokes, keeping the ball low and hard to return. To play a "slicer" remember to bend your knees a little lower than normal, minimize unforced errors, and be ready for a long match! These players are usually very steady and will move you all around the court.
THE BEGINNER DRILL
Beginners need encouragement and success. This 6-ball drill is meant to help beginners improve and build confidence. Balls are fed into the middle 50% of the court, at slow to medium speed and land in the area between the service line and 9 feet in front of the baseline. Beginners should try to hit all 6 balls to land past the service line on the opposite side of the net. A more challenging variation is for the hitter to call out which side of the court they are aiming for (crosscourt or down the line) before striking each ball. Hit 6 balls and then pause the machine to simulate a relatively long point.
THE INTERMEDIATE DRILL
Intermediates need to be challenged to reach more advanced levels. This 6-ball drill will help intermediates improve their court coverage and execute a variety of shots. The goal for the hitter is to land all 6 balls behind the service line with 4 of the 6 balls to land in the deep half of the backcourt area as shown in the diagram. Hit only 6 balls at a time and then pause the machine to simulate a relatively long point. A more challenging variation is for the hitter to call out which side of the court they are aiming for (crosscourt or down the line) before striking each ball.
THE ADVANCED DRILL
Advanced players need to be challenged by pace and placement to reach even more advanced levels. This drill is designed to help advanced players develop higher shot tolerance while learning to quickly identify "opportunity" balls that can be attacked. Hit at least 2 balls into a right-handed opponent's backhand court, then on the next relatively short ball fed from the machine, attack that ball with an inside-in forehand to the opponent's forehand side. Hit it crosscourt or run around a backhand to execute this shot. The only rule is the machine is only allowed to feed 6 balls in each sequence before being paused. Therefore the hitter will be pressured to look for the first opportunity ball to attack on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th ball fed.
FULLY RANDOM OSCILLATION WITH VARIABLE SPEED AND SPIN
The Lobster Elite Grandslam V is the most advanced battery operated portable tennis ball machine in the world. The Grand V offers unrivaled full random oscillation. This revolutionary design allows the machine to throw balls throughout the entire spectrum of the court mixing up speed, spin, trajectory and oscillation. Furthermore, the Grand V is governed by the machine's sophisticated computerized software which has been programmed to determine all possible combinations of speed, trajectory, and spin. This fully random technological advancement allows for the Grandslam V to realistically simulate true match play, a feature that is unsurpassed by any portable tennis ball machine on the market.
THREE LINE FUNCTION
In addition, the Grand V is equipped with the most extensive 3-Line function found today. With its three versatile positional settings; Narrow, Medium, and Wide, you can groove your forehand and backhand ground strokes or use it as a great way to warm up your shots.
The Grand V is also equipped with the most revolutionary control panel and optional wireless remote control found today. The "Lexan" control panel utilizes "touch-buttons" instead of dials, knobs, and switches.
It also has a digital LCD screen which allows you to view all menu selections and settings. For those players who consider themselves "technologically challenged", do not fear.
The Grand V was developed to be incredibly user friendly and can be operated by even the youngest of players. For operation of the machine while "on the fly", the Grand V has an optional 20-function wireless remote control available. The state-of-the-art compact controller allows you to adjust most every function of the machine with just a push of a button. Enjoy instantaneous changes in functionality like; play/pause, oscillation sweep, fully random, 3-line, speed, feed, spin, and much more.
OPTIONAL 20-FUNCTION REMOTE CONTROL
The Grand V's cutting-edge control panel has an optional 20-function remote to match! Control the Grand Slams unparalleled set of features shots, speeds, spins, feed rate, oscillation, and more from any part of the court.
iPhone Remote Control
A new iPhone Remote Control Assembly is now available. It consists of a factory installed Wi-Fi Receiver and an iPhone Remote Control App available for download on iTunes.
The cost of having the iPhone Remote Control Assembly installed in your new machine is $300. You can then download for free the "Lobster Remote Control" app from iTunes. The new iPhone Remote Control can be used exclusively or in addition to the traditional 20-Function Grand Series Remote Control.
The new and enhanced iPhone Remote Control App now allows for "Response Display" or visual feedback on your iPhone. When you depress a button on the iPhone to make changes to any program mode or shot element selection a window will hover and display the changes made to your ball machine.
Furthermore, by depressing the logo button on the top of the iPhone screen a window will appear displaying the current settings depicted on the machine's LCD display. In addition to the new visual display feature, the iPhone Remote Control no longer requires input of an access code for connection. Simply select the appropriate Wi-Fi connection and your iPhone and tennis ball machine will automatically connect allowing for communication and operational control over your tennis ball machine.
The new and enhanced iPhone Remote Control App also has improved connection features. Phone calls, emails, and texts received will no longer interrupt the Wi-Fi connection while in operation.
For those customers seeking to utilize the iPhone Remote along with the more traditional hand-held controller, you can now have the best of both worlds. The iPhone Remote can be used in combination with the hand-held controller giving you the unique option of using either the more traditional hand-held controller or your iPhone to control and operate your Lobster Sports tennis ball machine.
Whether your choice is to utilize the iPhone Remote or the 20-Function Remote, or both, you will gain greater control of your training regiment. Either remote control system allows you to make instantaneous changes to functions like: play/pause, oscillation sweep, fully random, 2-line, speed, feed, spin, and much more.
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