Lobster Elite Grand 4
The Lobster Elite Grand 4 is the most advanced battery-powered portable tennis ball machine. The Grand IV provides unparalleled full random oscillation.
This ground-breaking design enables the machine to throw balls across the whole range of the court, varying speed, spin, direction, and oscillation. The Grand IV is also controlled by sophisticated computerized software that has been programmed to determine all potential combinations of speed, trajectory, and spin.
This entirely random technological development enables the Grand IV to truly imitate true match play, a characteristic that no portable tennis ball machine on the market can equal.
The Grand IV also has three pre-programmed six-shot workouts that imitate the most common styles of play: grinder, all-courter, and power baseliner. These fantastic drills combine speed, trajectory, and spin to prepare you to compete against the best in the world! You can now practice against the playing style of your choice with the push of a button.
Furthermore, the Grand IV has the most comprehensive 3-Line function available today. You may groove your forehand and backhand ground strokes or use it to warm up your shots with its three adaptable positional settings: Narrow, Medium, and Wide.
The Grand IV also has the most innovative control panel and optional wireless remote control available today. Instead of dials, knobs, and switches, the “Lexan” control panel employs “touch buttons.” It also has a digital LCD screen that displays all menu options and settings.
Players who consider themselves “technologically challenged” should not be feared..” The Grand IV was designed to be extremely user-friendly, allowing even the youngest players to operate it.
Specifications of the Lobster Elite Grand 4
- Ball Capacity: 150 Balls.
- Pre-loaded drills: power baseliner, all-courter, grinder, moon baller, slicer, lefty
- Oscillation: random horizontal, random vertical, fully random, horizontal & vertical
- 2-line function: narrow, medium, wide
- Spin: top, back
- Ball speed: 35 to 80 mph
- Feed rate: 2-9 seconds
- Elevation: electronic, 0-60 degrees
- Power: battery
- Court time: 4-8 hours
- Standard charger: included
- Premium charger: optional
- Remote: optional
- Weight: 44 pounds
- Grinders The Grinder wears out opponents physically and mentally, hoping for a mistake. This player’s high, moderate spin shots test everyone.
- The Power Baseliner plays with pace, aggression, and minimum spin. This player plays “first strike” tennis.
- The All-Courter focuses on tactics. He/she may compete from the baseline and finish points at the net. Expect shot variety from this player.
- Includes 1-Amp Fast Charger
- Optional Accessories Available: 20-Function Wireless Grand Remote Control 3-Amp Premium Fast Charger Storage Cover External Battery Pack
- Warranty: 2 years
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Suresh S. –
I carefully reviewed every ball machine available in the market place and finally narrowed down to Spinfire Pro ( $1899) , Silent Partner Smart ( $1799) and Lopster Garnd IV. I looked at the low end Lite series but realized that they are okay for short term needs but will get boring with time. I wanted a ball machine that meets by needs – I am very athletic and Level 4 player, MY kids are 12 years old and beginners. So wanted something that meets our varying needs. Now Spinfire and Silent partner looked good and offered good feature but always throws the ball at the speed set by you vs. varyng speed that Lopster Grand IV offers. Thsi featre to me is unique and must as in real match play you don’t get balls at the same speed. Moreover, Grand IV offers 6 preset match plays which I found it usefully.Lopster is also lighter an easy to carry with you in a small car. I have Chevy Volt and its fits pretty well. I have been using this machine for the last 2 weeks and love it. Unlike Spinfire pro with lopster the whole machine moves so you predict which direction the ball is coming.Overall a great investment if you want to improve your game. Now I can play hours together without looking for a partner to play with. Yes, I burn a lot of calories.
Ray Navarro –
I only wish the remote control was part of the purchase. This should be sold as part of the machine.
Ok – So I’ve only used this twice, but so far I love it. I’ve used it for two (2) hour sessions that were continuous use – switching amongst the 6-ball drill and the medium/narrow baseline settings. Each time throughout the 2 hour session – the machine was consistent in it’s power, spin, accuracy – and had no hiccups. Battery life has been amazing – no diminishment that I noticed at all after 2 hours. Setup was a breeze, and the touch control panel is fairly user-friendly. I do wish they didn’t charge you extra for the remote control (which I don’t have) – but it’s not a big deal. So it shoots 3 extra balls when I’m jogging back to change the program. Highly recommend for great workouts. Oh – for the baseline narrow/medium setting – I’ve been placing the spin at +1 and the speed at 70-75mph.
I ordered this machine about 2 months ago and have used it at least once a week since receipt. This is a great product. It will definitely improve your game and fitness level. It has features for all levels of game play. If you are on the court by yourself often, I would definitely recommend getting the remote. My family and I will have years of fun using this machine. It seems very durable and made with quality. The only negative feedback I have is with the power source. It comes with a 22 Gauge wire that can be easily damaged. I recommend wrapping it with electric tape or some type of insulation.
Eleodor Sotropa –
My four kids play or played tennis, and I am a 4.0 level player that plays interclub. My daughters played in high school, one of them state finalist. Tennis is expensive…a private lesson here in Cincinnati runs $70-80 /hour, and a monthly program runs 500/month.This ball machine gives you the workout of 90 minutes of lessons in 60 minutes, so I estimate the return on the cost in about 20 hours of using this on the court. I will not do just the ball machine, but use this as a strong supplement to lessons and club play. I’ve upgraded to this from a $500 ball machine, and have to say it’s worth the difference.
After lots of research and deliberation, purchased the Grand IV over the Elite 3 primarily due to included fast charger. Drills are good. Well built, easy to setup and use, relatively easy to transport in car or SUV. My daughter’s tennis coach uses an older model. Remote would be nice but isn’t necessary. Using Penn pressure-less balls. An investment but hopefully it will provide our family with years of use and improved tennis.
I am using this to help me re-groove my strokes after not playing for 12 years. I am VERY rusty. So I haven’t used the advanced functions yet other than test to make sure they work.I like this machine a lot. It does what it says it will, and it does it well. I ran it through its paces when I got it (and the weather improved) and it performed flawlessly.I regret not getting the remote. But $300? C’mon! I decided I wanted the advanced features of the next model up, over the convenience of the remote. I just wish they had an option for a remote that just paused and started the machine. As the remotes for the Elite I-III models do. I may at some future date buy the $300 one and retrofit it.Get it from Amazon. Same price, free shipping with Prime. ‘Nuff said.However, when I used it for the second time a few days later, some of my balls got damp by rolling through some small melting snow rivulets of water by the fence. When the wet balls fed into the machine it freaked out and promptly shut itself down saying it was jammed. I went home and cleared the balls out and it started up again just fine. I called Lobster and confirmed that damp or wet balls will jam the machine.I also discovered a broken main power switch on my unit and asked them to replace it. Very nice people but I received the wrong part–twice! At that point I called Amazon and explained the problem and they resolved it promptly. Also a very nice person. Hooray for Amazon!I have found that the machine’s accuracy is affected by wind, temperature and humidity. And pressurized balls have a different trajectory and bounce than unpressurized ones. The degree of wear and pressure also affects the balls. Not a lot, but some. It kinda adds to the fun if you have a few pressurized mixed in with the unpressurized. That way you don’t get complacent about where they are going to go.All in all I am very happy with the model and what it can do. I’m getting a good workout, my strokes are getting better and I don’t bore a tennis partner with my inconsistent playing.
Samuel J Harris –
I bought a used unit for a couple hundred dollars less and it has worked perfectly. The charge seems to last a good while. I use it about an hour per day so only charge it about once a week. The remote is a must and very convenient when you want to change drills on the fly. On to the drills themselves. I will use a narrow 2 line drill to warm up both forehand/backhand then switch to one of the other drills. The grinder on random is a beast. If you thought a good human player will run you to both sides of the court, wait until you try this one. Unlike a human, the Grand IV does not get tired, will not call your ball out and returns it every single time. You will want to get 150 or so pressureless balls to use but if you’re really into tennis and improving your game, it is a worthy investment.
Awesome, but the remote sucks
J. Bon –
Definitely worth it..I love this machine!