The Silent Partner RIVAL is the entry-level Scoop model with outstanding ball capacity (300) and a full-function wireless remote control. The AC version weighs only 40 pounds, while the ACDC is still an easily transportable 50 pounds. Whether configured for battery operation or plugging into an AC outlet, the Silent Partner RIVAL has more speed and spin potential than any other portable machine in the world. This extraordinary performance capability is harnessed by a microprocessor that provides easy and convenient operation. Here is a description of these features and of the design philosophy behind them:
Control Panel: Take a look at the panel of the RIVAL. Although the machine is computer-controlled, you won't need to go searching through menus to find the features you need. Right on the panel are 13 buttons, two display windows, and 16 little lights that give you the control and feedback you need to operate the machine easily. Absolutely nothing is hidden, and the buttons are springy to provide excellent tactile feedback.
Remote Control: Nice as the control panel is, our intention is to allow control of all machine functions conveniently from the remote control. The 16 buttons on the remote control are a little smaller than on the panel, but they are also springy for tactile feedback. For additional feedback, the machine will beep every time it receives a command from the remote control, which is essential communication when you are standing on the opposite baseline.
Memories: The RIVAL has a MEMORY button that allows you to store preferred settings into three different memories. You can, for example, save your preferred settings for practicing the types of shots produced by three different opponents. Or a family can use one memory for Dad, one for Mom, and one for little André. Saving settings in memory is easy. You hold the memory button down for 2 seconds, like when setting stations in a car radio.
Random Oscillator: The RIVAL has an oscillator that sweeps the court from side to side, allowing you to groove your groundstrokes as you practice your footwork. You can also use the random oscillator to sharpen your volleys and chase lobs.
*AC machines will take five days to ship.