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155MPH, LLCBy 155MPH, LLC
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155MPH, LLCBy 155MPH, LLC
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About

The Crusher is a new batting practice system developed by 155MPH, LLC. The Crusher Provides a semi-mobile batting cage experience, pitching at “real game” speeds and using sophisticated technology to track, measure, and report on your performance.

For the first time ever, batting practice does not require:

  • Expensive, time-consuming trips to a batting cage
  • Wasting time hunting far-and-wide for balls after outdoor batting sessions
  • Having a friend handy to serve as pitcher.
  • Paying $$$ for lessons from a “professional” hitting coach—that probably won’t help much anyway!
  • Month's of hard training without noticing any significant results.
  • Spending money on baseballs

Instead, you can set up The Crusher in your home, your backyard, or anywhere else you have space to practice.

Rock-solid and built to handle the strongest of impacts, The Crusher is semi-mobile, and can move easily between locations—in just about any standard SUV or pickup … no van needed!

 The Crusher is a semi-mobile system. Sturdy and built to handle the strongest of impacts, it is mobile enough that you can move it between locations or store it during the off season. 

Featuring cutting-edge, digital technology, The Crusher maximizes your batting experience. A built-in sensor system measures the speed of each pitch, ensuring that every pitch emulates a real “in-game” experience.

The Crusher also tracks your batting stats, providing real-time feedback by immediately displaying them on a sleek, easy-to-read LCD display—so you can monitor, track and improve your performance from day-one.

How It Works

The Crusher is extremely easy to use. Battery-powered, it can be operated anywhere, indoors or outdoors. The Crusher comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that puts YOU in control: by setting pitching speeds and types of pitch. The all-inclusive mobile application lets you store your stats permanently, so you can watch as you improve.

Incredible Technology

Game-Changing Technology
The Crusher’s technology is unparalleled. Going way beyond a pitching box, The Crusher employs a sophisticated system of sensors and back-end tracking infrastructure to measure your performance. One model can be adjusted to vary between baseball and softball pitches, a second model features baseball-only. FEATURES: Dozens of features delivered in one simple system … made for middle-class parents whose sons and daughters want to become stars, without having to mortgage the family home.


Why it works  

There are a number of scientifically-proven reasons why The Crusher works so well, including:  

The Crusher helps build strength:  

The Crusher’s strike zone -- the area where the bat makes impact -- is made from a special polyurethane, high-endurance rubber. Behind this 6” of material are 20 high-tensile springs, evenly divided behind each target, and scientifically calculated to ensure precision. Once the special Crusher bat hits a target, it bounces back from the massive kickback generated by the machine. This allows you to start building "concentrated energy" -- that once released in a real game, will yield consistent, explosive power, and better hitting. Also adding to the intense kickback mechanism is an additional, giant rectangle-shaped spring directly below the top portion of the unit -- which only quickens your development of concentrated, explosive energy.  

The Crusher develops improved accuracy:  

The targets and routines programmed into The Crusher are designed to challenge you, while helping to rapidly enhance batters’ accuracy. Different color targets (“pitches”) light up, to help you stay focused on the target you’re supposed to hit (which is always the white light). The different colors aim to distract batters, and help build radically-improved concentration, plate discipline, strike zone judgment -- and most importantly -- accuracy. .  

The mechanisms described above are included in all five (5) models of The Crusher.

Technical Specifications

The Crusher power batting system is absolutely the fastest way to significantly improve your bat speed, batting stance and posture, range-of-motion, flexibility, rotational power, and follow through. You will synchronize your rhythm, tempo, timing, control, balance, power, strength, quickness and agility to produce a truly awesome, replicate swing mechanic. 

The Crusher’s kickback produces an incredible amount of strength … in the form of concentrated, condensed energy. Meanwhile, the platform’s realistic batter’s box and state-of-the-art app providing immediate feedback will ensure that your swing continually, quickly -- improves, no matter your level of play.

After getting used to hitting with such powerful kickback--once removed, it will be a transformation process, both physically, and mentally! Imagine bench pressing 200 lbs.: when you switch back to 50 lbs, it seems like lifting a feather. That’s the same increase in power you can expect to experience with The Crusher -- all without messing up your swing!

Additionally, using The Crusher is like going to target practice at a shooting range: with practice you'll become a sniper.

1. Experience in-game Pitching

The Crusher empowers you to simulate a real game, by customizing pitching speed. Slow pitches, fast pitches—or anything in between—The Crusher adheres to your preferences. Real-time feedback lets you start improving from your very first session.

2. Semi-Mobile Platform Lets you Hit the Road 

The Crusher is Semi-portable. While all components are small enough to break down and transport easily, the strike zone is regulation size. Meanwhile, battery-powered functionality means you can operate The Crusher for 3 to 5 hours continuously without recharging!

3. Two Custom Practice Bats Ensure a Better Experience

Each Crusher comes with two proprietary practice bats, one lighter and one heavier, for different styles of play—ensuring you'll be as prepared as possible when you're at the home plate.

4. Space-efficient

The Crusher occupies just enough space to take a swing, no more—allowing a portable platform that provides all the room you need to perfect your swing.

5. LCD Display Provides Real-time Feedback—Helping you Adjust your Swing (and Routine)

Because all of your swing stats are immediately displayed on an LCD screen, you can see key metrics in real-time. Meanwhile, a second LCD display lets you tweak your routine to optimize your swing.

6. Left- & Right-handed Pitching—from either side of the plate

A special mechanism lets you simulate the pitching style of left- and right-handed pitchers, and lets you hit from either side of the plate—allowing you to practice in every possible real-game situation.

7. Level-appropriate Play

The pitches that an 11-year-old encounters in a game are way different from those that a high-school, college player, or pro faces. Accordingly, different speeds are included to provide age- and level-appropriate speeds for every player. From 50mph for the youngest up to 100mph in the Professional version.

8. Player Profiles Enhances Feedback

The Crusher lets you create profiles for individual players, so everybody can track their personal stats over time. In the current prototype, players may store up to 3 profiles: “Player A,” “Player B,” and “Guest.” Player A and B's stats are stored indefinitely, while Guest stats are not saved.

9. Real-Game Strike Zones

All systems come with strike zone measurements matching those found in a real game—and vary depending to user-level. Additionally, strike zones increase in size as you progress through the levels of play..

10. Develop your own personal Routines

Program your own custom routines in the system so you can practice exactly as you want to. Want to focus on hitting lefties? No problem. Need to practice hitting slow pitches? Done! No matter what your needs, you can create—and continually refine—a routine just for you

How this Project will Revolutionize the Baseball World

When it comes to baseball or softball, at every level, batting is one of the most difficult skills to perfect. Because of this, it is considered an excellent outcome when a player is able to hit 3 out of 10 on safe grounds, and If hit with power, even better. In order to eliminate this myth, we have come up with the ultimate solution, also known as The Crusher Batting System. Using this system, you will be capable of mastering any adjustments needed for any type of pitch, despite of speed or where the pitch will end up, and still be able to hit the ball effortlessly, making it look easy.

Due to limits of natural selection, not everyone is born with the same abilities. Some people have to develop them and some are born with them, and some, no matter how much they try to develop them see little or no results. This applies to Baseball and Softball players when it comes to batting. With this system, you’ll have a guarantee to develop these skills that you might not have been born with, and perfect them naturally and in a surprisingly short amount of time. This system guarantees the end of hours, months, and years of hard training, at all levels, without gaining significant if any results.

Say goodbye to driving to the batting cage, paying for overpriced hitting coaches, or trying to find a friend to pitch to you—and then wasting time gathering up balls. The Crusher is the first fully-programmable batting system that emulates the real experience of batting in a live game.

Never before has a batting system provided so many ways to customize your game—from custom routines and wide-ranging speeds, to player profiles and different pitch-types.

This Training System is an alternative for those who are tempted to possibly use performance enhancing substances, commonly used by some players who end up feeling frustrated from seeing no results. Often resulting in their careers and lives ruined. With our system the user, in a natural manner, will see results without risking their career and possibly their lives. (Baseball & Softball) Simply put, you will become the pitcher's worst nightmare.

And for the first time ever, you can practice from home, in your backyard—or anywhere else you want to. With The Crusher, you can have a complete home-friendly batting system that will take your hitting to the next level—and beyond.

Pricing

Pricing for The Crusher starts at $ 779 (all prices included on our preview page). This includes:

  • The pitching device.
  • Complete batting area.
  • Two proprietary practice bats
  • 2 digital LCD screens (one for programming your routine, another for displaying stats & real-time feedback).
  • A Pair of special The Crusher leather batting gloves.
  • A special The Crusher back support belt.
      

We are planning on rolling out different price-points for different age levels. The entry-level model, perfect for children aged 11-12, will cost $799. Pricing increases with models that are capable of accommodating older players, up to and including pro-levels.

About the Creator

Iky Torres is a lifelong baseball lover. His love of the game is rivaled only by his passion for building and designing great products. His inspiration for The Crusher came from watching his son’s baseball games. Iky wanted his son to get the best training possible, but found that the best batting coaches were expensive, and delivered little-to-no results. Worst of all, Iky’s son, tired and frustrated from not seeing any improvement, was quickly losing interest in the game of baseball.


Inspired, concerned like many parents, and seeing an opportunity to create something of value to the world’s tens of millions of baseball players, Iky created a system that simulates the experience of having a real, live coach pitching and providing feedback. Going way beyond a pitching machine, this device would monitor and track batting and provide real-time feedback. From this vision, The Crusher was born.

How You Can Help

Initial prototypes for The Crusher have already been developed. However, bringing this project to fruition will be expensive; the materials required to build the third prototype are estimated at over $150,000. Further costs will be incurred in mass production, marketing and shipping the product. Your contribution will help us cover the costs of bringing this revolutionary product to market, including:

  • Building new physical prototypes with additional, enhanced features.
  • Proceeding with our manufacturer—who understands our customers' needs—for mass production
  • Marketing and advertising the final product.
  • Paying staff.
  • Shipping and distributing the product.

Risks and challenges

Currently, we face no challenges when it comes to manufacturing or distributing The Crusher. However, with success comes readiness—and at this point we do not yet have the financial freedom required to mass produce The Crusher.

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