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#1 rsnyder6

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

For some reason the folks in charge of buying a new mound can't get it together and do it. They keep bringing back new choices.

Any input on Portolite or True Pitch Mounds ?

I thought we were getting a Pitch Pro mound, bit there seems to be a hang up there.

At this rate, we are going to be playing softball only on the field this year.

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#2 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:46 PM

There is a league in our District that has used a True Pitch Mound for several years.
Seems to work fine.
Not sure which model it is but looking at the True Pitch Mound Website the one they have looks like a 202-6 (it's round, like a real mound).
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

We've used the Pitch Pro mounds for the last 8 years.
They are definitely durable and is the mound I would recommend. One nice thing is that the rubber "launch pad" in front of the rubber can be replaced when it wears out for $20.
One downside is the lip at the ground isnt invisible, so if you have a really tall kid he could stride onto the lip, so get the biggest mound at the height you're looking for (6", 8" or 10"). If you use it on dirt, you can always pack some dirt in front of it.

Before that we had PitchPro mounds and they lasted maybe three years. The newer ones look like they may have fixed some durability issues with better reinforcement as the ones we had that collapsed.
Our old mounds get used for bull pens with some sandbags underneath them. We had one potato chip because someone leaned it against a fence. I saw another league was storing them upright and the bottom has a better structure than our old mounds.

Freight will vary from vendor to vendor, so shop around. Shipping can cost as much as $800+ and as little as nothing. They all get shipped from the factory, so it's odd that there is such a variation. It may take a week for delivery. It may take 3-4 weeks, so don't wait around to order them.

Both of these mounds take 4 adults to move.
They get heavier over time as dirt works its way under the turf.
Be sure to keep metal cleats off them or you will wear out the turf prematurely.



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