We recently received great news from SIMON inventor Michael Schwartz. SIMON has been seriously upgraded with features that continue to make him the best heavy duty pickleball ball machine on the planet. Here is his message to us:
Dear Pickleball Rocks Team,
Based on your feedback and suggestions, we are continuing to improve and make SIMON the best heavy duty pickleball machine in the world.
Just wanted to give you the latest upgrade info on SIMON:
– SIMON now comes standard with wheels. Only machine in the world to have this easy to roll function. Try moving a Tutor to a different spot on the court when it has balls in it.
– SIMON is now the only machine to have a wireless “on/off” remote with FOB. Works up to 100’ indoors or outdoors. Great option for teachers and coaches for only $79.
-The 2 slot ball carousel has been replaced with a 4 ball slot “turbo” carousel. Now standard on all machines. Ball feed rates now as low as 1.5 balls per second for fast action when wanted.
-Anti jam steel triangles added inside hopper on 2 sides to eliminate any open spaces where a ball can get stuck or jammed, plus a redesigned smaller ball guide, thus eliminating any jamming problems.
-internal motors have been locked into place so they cannot shift during shipping which can throw off the delivery of the balls. This also makes the machine quieter and smoother.
-Addition of a new 2nd “ramp” that clips on the front ball opening. This now comes standard on all machines.. The original 1st ramp gives true lobs for overheads. Tutor cannot seem to throw up lobs, just high volleys (reviews online are complaining about this). The new 2nd ramp creates higher ball loft and net clearance which allows for consistent and accurate dinks anywhere you want in the kitchen. Online, Tutor users have said it cannot do this consistently, balls barely clear net and many fall into the net.
NO NEED TO SIT SIMON ON A TABLE TO GET THE SHOTS YOU WANT. SIMON DOES IT ALL.
Remember, SIMON is made of heavy duty metal, with heavy duty wheels and motor for durable, long term use by clubs and heavy duty users alike. I believe they will continue to love SIMON.