First, the systems mechanically are identical but the software and board settings are where the difference lies. The ProTrainer panels/stations are joined and the MultiTrainer separates them by between 2-5 feet. The consequences are as follows:
- The space between the stations, makes it is safer to run larger classes with larger teams on each station. This allows space for turns in round-robin style games as well as for ball play where a wider space is needed for catching the returning balls.
- The ProTrainers have joined panels which prevent you from having large teams over 6 just because of safety and you are more restricted in the variety of games for larger teams.
- The ProTrainer becomes popular because it can operate in both station mode as explained above and, in sports mode where the joined panels all cooperate as a single station for serious sports training. In other words, in ProTrainer mode, it becomes an electronic backboard for any sports and can simulate the returns from a tennis opponent, goalkeeper, or other team as in volleyball. As a result, the ProTrainer offers a lot of games that the MultiTrainer cannot offer.
Ultimately, your decision comes down to:
- How big are my classes? If more than 20 the go with the MultiTrainer
- Do we want to offer sports training? If so, go with the ProTrainer
- Do we want to practice physical distancing? Go with the MultiTrainer