While still on the subject on wiffle ball as you can view on this site, I have decided to add a review on an accessory that is needed to have more of a complete set. The wiffle ball set that I reviewed only contained a bat and three balls. However, it didn’t contain the necessary bases to go along with it. So, what I will do in this post is go over a high quality set of bases that you can use to have the best possible experience when playing the game.
I am introducing the Orange Throw Down Bases (5 Piece) by BSN. I found this on Amazon that’s retailed at $14.32 and was received by mostly favorable reviews from more than 600 customers who purchased this product. Now, I would like to state that I haven’t used this product before, but since it’s from over 600 customers, I’ll go with my gut and would recommend this product.
About the wiffle ball bases
To go over the wiffle ball bases, here is what you can expect of this product:
- 5 piece orange rubber throw down home plate, pitcher’s plate and three base set
- Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use
- Made of washable and flexible rubber
- Heavy duty rubber
- Nonslip material
- 3.1 pounds
- Weight: 4-Pounds
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 13.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office (APO/FPO) addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.
- Amazon Shipping Identification Number (ASIN): B0010AP7HU
- Item model number: 1235623
You can set up your baseball or softball diamond anywhere with this versatile gear. If you’re looking for family fun or team practice, these rubber bases are great for indoor or outdoor use, you pick the place. You also decide on the size of your diamond, depending on who’s playing.
This 5 piece set includes one home plate, a rectangular pitching plate, and three bases. Each of the bases and home plate are approximately one square foot. The pitching plate is approximately 1 foot wide. The complete set of equipment weighs less than 4 pounds, making it easy to pack, carry, throw down and play!
This product received a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 649 customers who purchased this product. As I have stated earlier, I would recommend this to people who are interested in playing the game of wiffle ball or who are curious in starting out to play.
One reviewer stated, “Great family fun on the go.”
Another reviewer stated, “These are heavy and seem very sturdy.”
As for the drawbacks about this product, the critical reviews were mostly based on how it looks and smells. One of the comments was stated as, “Awful smelling rubber mats.” Another reviewer thought that the orange color faded quickly. However, the negative comments didn’t state how the performance was affected. So, I hope that those critical reviews doesn’t hinder into possibly investing in this product.
About the company
The company known as BSN Sports was founded in 1972 as a factory-direct equipment company, today BSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States.
BSN SPORTS has become the Best Supply Network in Sports through the growth of its core sporting goods business and through the acquisition of leading team dealers since 2004, representing hundreds of years of combined experience (Kesslers Team Sports, Dixie Sporting Goods, Orlando Team Sports, Salkeld Sports, Collegiate Pacific). Customers purchase products via the BSN SPORTS catalog; our website (BSNSPORTS.com) and with dedicated sales representatives in person or via phone (800-856-3488). While the headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, BSN SPORTS operates in 50 offices and through 500 local sales representatives nationwide.
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Armand, great review of this product. I use to play whiffle ball all the time in the backyard when I was little and we would use things laying around the yard as placement bases so I definitely would have loved having this growing up as I am sure many kids and families will enjoy
Thanks Kyle! Hopefully, people won’t have to use substitute bases anymore when playing the game of wiffle ball. Instead, these would be ideal where you can actually step on a base as like in the game of baseball or softball. It is also better as it has that authentic feel to it.
Hey Armand, excellent review and looks to be a great product. We sometimes get bored doing the same things over and over as a family, but this sounds and looks to be great fun. The price of this product also is very affordable, so I am sure there will be a lot of families purchasing this great product. 🙂
Thank you Joe! I am sure this will entice people to maybe have this in addition to the the wiffle ball set. I hope to hear what their experiences would be like, hopefully positive ones.