Although we have only had the machine about a week, it has already received hours upon hours of use. My 5 year old son loves to use the web glove and catch balls as a warm-up, then hit a few buckets of balls. Being his first season of coach pitch, repetitions are very important to get comfortable hitting a moving object.
Thank goodness it is so light and portable, I coach his team and I started taking the machine to practice to let each kid take turns getting to swing at 40-50 balls in just a few minutes. Seeing the hand-eye coordination develop quickly!
Great product, would like to see a larger hopper or extension piece and possibly a 10-second delay setting.