FAQ

Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions our customers and those interested in our products have had for us. We hope this is helpful information in order to provide a better purchasing decision when considering our products. If at any time you need help or want to talk to a Better Baseball Player representative just give us a call at 312-678-5596 or email us at info@virberu.com.

VISION PEALRS QUESTIONS

WHY ARE THERE 6 DIFFERENT COLORS OF VISION PEARLS?


The Black, Blue and Green colors were the original colors when Virberu Sports first came out with the Vision Pearls concept in 2010. In 2021, we added Yellow, Orange and Purple colors. Each color has a specific shade to not look to similar to one of the other colors. 6 colors reduces the likelihood of players just guessing and correctly identifying the colored ball used in the training drill. No Red color has been created because the Red seams on the baseball when spinning help conceal the other 6 colors until the Vision Pearl is up in the batter's hitting zone (live batting practice) or fielder's glove (regular fielding drills).




WHAT IS SO SPECIAL AND SCIENTIFIC ABOUT THE EYEBALL-SHAPED DESIGN ON EACH VISION PEARL?


Virberu Sports first believed in the concept that a design can be created and a single color can be placed on a baseball with that design so that when that said baseball is thrown in live batting practice the color will not be detected by the batter until the said baseball is up in the batter's hitting zone - and the batter will see the said color as more of a "color blur" rather than a colored object on the baseball. Dozens of designs were tested to identify a single design that would indeed fulfill this concept. Virberu Sports concluded this "eyeball-shaped" design of Lines and Dots was the optimal design to fulfill the requirements of the concept we were seeking. No matter how the Vision Pearl is thrown as either a 2-Seam or 4-Seam fastball, this concept is fulfilled for the majority of batters at all levels of skill, youth to the professional level. This concept also works for fielding drills as no matter how the Vision Pearl is spinning it comes up to the fielder's glove as "color blur". In the near future, we will slightly modify the eyeball-shaped design to include less volume in the lines and dots for advanced vision training challenge.




CAN I ORDER ANY NUMBER AND ANY COMBINATION OF VISION PEARLS?


Yes. If you would like a special Vision Pearl order request, please email or call in your request. We will simply apply the cost to your number of Vision Pearls requested. If you have large order, please email or call your request and we can work out an agreed cost.




CAN A BASEBALL PLAYER AT ANY LEVEL IMPROVE THEIR BASEBALL VISION SKILLS BY TRAINING WITH VISION PEARLS?


Yes. All levels of baseball athletes can enhance their vision skills by using Vision Pearls in their various hitting and fielding drills. The Dots are positioned perfectly for a contact target in Tee Drills. The Vision Pearls design provides the ideal amount of color for vision training and decision-making training in intermediate baseball movement drills. Finally, the Vision Pearl design has a built in "color blur" detection adjustment with respect to the skill level. For example, in live batting practice the linear speed and rotational speed of the pitched Vision Pearl will match the skill level of the batter. Early level players have slower pitch speeds and the more advanced players have faster pitch speeds, so the "color blur" ends up not being detected by the batter until just at the right time - when the Vision Pearl is up in the batter's hitting zone.





FAST-BALLS QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2-SEAM (2S) AND 4-SEAM / POSITION PLAYER (4S/PP) FAST-BALLS?


The 2-Seam (2S) FAST-Ball has the black color on the perimeter of the ball with a "1-inch white ring" down the middle of the baseball perfectly crossing 2 seams at the most narrow part of one of the leather panels. When imparted into the air accurately, the White ring will be clearly displayed. The 4-Seam /Position Player (4S/PP) FAST-Ball has the black color on exactly half the ball with the other half remaining white, similar to a "Half Moon" image. The border between the Black and White color crosses perfectly down the middle of the baseball crossing all 4 seams. When imparted into the air accurately, a Half Black / Half White baseball will be clearly displayed.




CAN A BASEBALL PLAYER AT ANY LEVEL IMPROVE THEIR PITCHING SKILLS OR THROWING SKILLS BY TRAINING WITH FAST-BALLS?


Yes. All levels of baseball players can enhance their pitching and throwing skills by using FAST-Balls in their various pitching and/or throwing drills. The professional-grade and game quality of the FAST-Balls with respect to the surface of the baseball allows for a natural transition to a regular baseball. Players at all levels need to have command and control when pitching a fastball or throwing the baseball to their desired target. Young baseball players can use FAST-Balls to develop a solid 2-seam and 4-seam fastball, or strong throwing ability, early in their baseball career and build the foundation to power them to their maximum level of attainment. More advanced baseball players can retain their skills and always have a training aid for immediate correction when needed. Finally, FAST-Balls are great warm-up aids for practice or before a game for any level player.





GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2-SEAM (2S) AND 4-SEAM / POSITION PLAYER (4S/PP) FAST-BALLS?


The 2-Seam (2S) FAST-Ball has the black color on the perimeter of the ball with a "1-inch white ring" down the middle of the baseball perfectly crossing 2 seams at the most narrow part of one of the leather panels. When imparted into the air accurately, the White ring will be clearly displayed. The 4-Seam /Position Player (4S/PP) FAST-Ball has the black color on exactly half the ball with the other half remaining white, similar to a "Half Moon" image. The border between the Black and White color crosses perfectly down the middle of the baseball crossing all 4 seams. When imparted into the air accurately, a Half Black / Half White baseball will be clearly displayed.




CAN A BASEBALL PLAYER AT ANY LEVEL IMPROVE THEIR PITCHING SKILLS OR THROWING SKILLS BY TRAINING WITH FAST-BALLS?


Yes. All levels of baseball players can enhance their pitching and throwing skills by using FAST-Balls in their various pitching and/or throwing drills. The professional-grade and game quality of the FAST-Balls with respect to the surface of the baseball allows for a natural transition to a regular baseball. Players at all levels need to have command and control when pitching a fastball or throwing the baseball to their desired target. Young baseball players can use FAST-Balls to develop a solid 2-seam and 4-seam fastball, or strong throwing ability, early in their baseball career and build the foundation to power them to their maximum level of attainment. More advanced baseball players can retain their skills and always have a training aid for immediate correction when needed. Finally, FAST-Balls are great warm-up aids for practice or before a game for any level player.