43.18 cm, up to the midpoint between a batter’s shoulders and uniform pants when in their stance, and extending down to just below their kneecaps. If you’ve been wondering how to play Wiffle Ball, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I review the rules of the game, give you the proper Wiffle Ball field dimensions, and let you know where and how the sport originated. I also cover the key pieces of equipment that you’ll need to play Wiffle Ball.
Since the present invention is made from lightweight synthetic fabric materials and a thin flexible metal coil 5, it is lightweight and simple to transport. The ability to fabricate the structures of this invention from light weight materials make this invention very portable, as its lightweight nature is beneficial for transport to parks, recreational areas, etc. To assemble the WiffleNet, a user must only unfurl the device so that the collapsible and coilable frame member 5 fully expands slow pitch softball pitcher protection into its elliptical shape and attach the support connector rods 8 and connectors 9. 5, to collapse the invention, a user must only disconnect the connector rods 8 and connectors 9 and twist, fold and/or bend the collapsible and flexible frame member 5 onto each other to create overlays for portability and storage. In a preferred embodiment, the frame member 5 is one component of flexible coilable steel stock wire that forms one continuous semi-elliptical and part-straight structure.
This invention, entitled “Collapsible and Portable Strikezone & Backstop for WIFFLE® Ball Games,” is a lightweight, portable strikezone and backstop for use in WIFFLE ball games. This invention calls pitches entering the strikezone, embedded on the collapsible backstop frame, “strikes” and stops “balls” hitting the backstop. This WIFFLE ball strikezone and backstop is portable and collapsible, being able to have its coilable frame rapidly unfurl and attach to lightweight rods in assembly. The invention’s strikezone netting serves an objective “umpire” for pitches, while its backstop assists batters in retrieving “balls” faster—facilitating WIFFLE ball play. Additionally, the portable and collapsible nature of this invention offers easy set-up for use and disassembly for storage with its coilable steel-wire frame.
The BACKSTOP shall be located 3 ft. directly behind home plate. The STRIKE ZONE, cut out of the backstop shall be 22″ wide by 30″ tall, and start 12″ off the ground. The backstop is supported and balanced by two sets of retractable or collapsible plastic brace members—one at each side of the unit. The supports are a pair of rods whose ends are removable, connected to the sides of WiffleNet’s base when fully assembled by either a Velcro-strap or fitted connecting-slot method. We’re Cub fans, so the colors are a bit different. Also, we made sure not to cement in the almost-vertical tubes connecting the base to the frame; our thinking is that, with younger kids, we can lower the frame for a kid-sized strike zone.
I decided to emulate that look, because it looks cooler. In order for the player to be awarded a double or a triple, the ball must land past the lines on a fly. Any batter interference with the pitch will be called a strike. There is no actual base running is this league. A ground ball that comes to a complete stop before being fielded is a hit.
It is preferred that the frame member, which is attached by a fabric strap to the backstop, is coilable to overlapping loops to facilitate a pop-up assembly, coiled disassembly and attachment to the ball reservoir for pitched strikes. 22.Tag Rule, With a runner on third and less than 2 outs a player may yell tag in the case of a caught fly ball. If throw from fielder hits strike zone then it is considered a double play. B) The device of claim 1 reduces and minimizes the retrieval time of pitched WIFFLE® balls, which either enters the strikezone aperture to funnel in a ball reservoir or hits backstop and stops in front of it, by the batter. In describing a preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, a plain description will be employed for the sake of clarity. However, the invention is not intended to be limited to the specific terms so selected, and it is to be understood that each specific term includes all technical equivalents which operate in a similar manner to accomplish a similar purpose.