The 6″ Game Mound is designed for pitchers in the 8-13 age range. Its exact size is 6 inches tall, 8’11” (107 inches) long, and 5′ (60 inches) wide.
Weighing 120 pounds, the mound is a solid single-piece model that is movable by two people using reasonable effort.
Our Game Mounds are designed and engineered to give the pitcher the feel of throwing from a natural regulation mound. The materials and process used result in a solid, yet cushioned artificial mound that reduces knee and ankle strain. The full-length size of the mound allows pitchers to stride fully while remaining on its surface and the sloped sides are good for pick-off tries, as pitchers can step to bases without falling off the mound.
The top side of the mound is fully covered by AstroTurf and has a specially-made poly pitching rubber that lasts at least five times longer than a standard rubber. The rubber is white, but you get a choice for the mound’s turf color: green or clay (brownish).
Super light fiberglass sheeting comprises the surface of the mound’s bottom side. The fiberglass makes the mound’s base so firm that it maintains its shape in the harshest of outdoor environments.
The mound’s core is fully formed from a high density foam that ensures a comfortable and cushioned landing. Made from a combination of polypropylene and polystyrene, the foam core has a limited 10-year warranty, which covers the mound maintaining its shape without breaking down (developing soft spots).
Additionally, the spots where pitchers most often stand and land are reinforced with anti-wear poly that is under the turf, where it protects against core penetration. These hidden “wear pads” are placed in front of the pitching rubber and in the stride foot landing zone.
The mound is also water resistant thanks to a thin coating of polyurethane that’s applied in the production process before the turf is added. That water-repellent layer of protection keeps the mound from absorbing moisture.
And the turf itself will not break down for years or peel from the mound. That is thanks to a proprietary adhesive process that securely bonds the turf and mound together.
It all adds up to a reliably durable pitching mound, and each one is fully made with care in the USA.