February 28, 2018

Custom Netting Supply for Industrial Applications

There are many industrial applications that are well-suited for the custom nylon netting productions available from Gourock, and we have many years of experience with this type of custom netting supply.  Industrial uses for netting often involve more "behind-the-scenes" uses, meaning that the materials are being installed in areas or spaces that are within warehouses, factories, shipping facilities and depots, transportation infrastructure, zoos and aviaries, conveyor belt and pallet racking locations, drone and UAV netting, and other similar industrially-oriented locations.

There are quite a few popular needs for nylon barrier nets that are used for industrial solutions, and with the variety of different mesh sizes and twine thicknesses of netting available from Gourock.com you can find the best match for your particular needs and preferences.  We supply nets constructed to most any particular dimensions/sizes required, and in many cases the netting also incorporates more unique features such as tapered shapes, or additional support ropes to install the netting with.

Some examples of netting applications that are frequently shipped out from Gourock to our industrial customers are:
  • warehouse bird barrier nets
  • retention pond barrier netting
  • debris nets around machines and mechanical processes
  • shipping dock safety barrier nets
  • protective nets for lighting, storage racks, and doorways
  • hail protection nets
  • property barrier netting for correctional facility grounds
  • landfill debris containment nets and waste management facility barrier netting
  • insulation containment netting
  • animal and zoo safety nets
Gourock.com features the highest quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, which is 100% USA Made and hand-prepared per-order according to your own preferred custom sizing.  This means that you can select the most functional mesh size and twine thickness for your intended usage, along with having it individually constructed to match the specific sizing and dimensions of your space.  There is Gourock's Online Netting Calculator available on the site to directly place orders that are square or rectangular in shape, and should you have some more specific features needed for the netting (shape, extra ropes, etc.) you can always just contact us directly with your request for a quotation on the netting supply job.  Gourock.com also offers free netting samples to be mailed your way if needed - so feel free to get in touch with us to have those mailed.

Below are three recent examples of some unique industrial netting jobs that Gourock facilitated and shipped out to each customer location.  Each one of these uses a different mesh and twine thickness combination, for very different needs and intended uses for the netting - so they'll be helpful for you to get an idea of some unique netting purposes within industrial settings.  Feel free to drop us a line with your questions and we can try to get you a good netting match!

Example 1
Netting Type:  #12 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  specialized dimensions, 5/16" polyester rope bordering, 5/16" polyester rope riblines located throughout
Usage:  warehouse bird barrier netting, transportation center (Schenectady, NY)

Example 2
Netting Type:  #15 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  tapered (curved) shape, specialized dimensions, 5/16" polyester rope bordering, custom Fire Retardant netting production

Usage:  commercial dome/pavilion barrier netting (Vineyard, UT)

Example 3
Netting Type:  #15 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  tapered shape, specialized dimensions, 5/16" polyester rope bordering, netting extensions/flaps added to edges

Usage:  aquarium barrier netting for walrus exhibit (Brooklyn, NY)

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

February 13, 2018

Custom Enclosure Nets for Professional Sports Installations

Many professional and commercial sports facilities require customized netting enclosures for their establishments, and Gourock.com specializes in the supply of custom nylon netting productions for such installations.  A netting enclosure is a 3-dimensional product design featuring side, end, and ceiling nets that are all seamed together.  Contextually, a box/shell design in which balls and objects that are flying around the enclosed area are well-contained and do not leave the netted-in space.  Some commonly known applications for enclosed netting designs are baseball batting cage nets, and golf cage nets.  However, at Gourock.com we have supplied enclosures for many different sports and industrial purposes such as cricket, lacrosse, birds and aviary uses, drones and UAV containment, soccer, dodgeball, basketball, and specialty training needs.

Gourock.com can supply custom netting enclosures built to most any particular dimensions needed for the job, and you can specify the overall Height X Width X Length that is needed to be installed for your space.  For professional uses, we see nets of all sizes - since each application is unique and different.  Sometimes the netting is meant to encapsulate the entire area of a large warehouse or field-house facility.  Other times the netting is meant for a smaller space, such as a retail or office location - such as golf pro shops, administrative locations, or dedicated spaces meant for more individual practice needs.  And then in many other instances there are large outdoor areas that have permanent telephone/power-line poles installed that will be supporting very large outdoor containment nets such as golf driving ranges, drone racing facilities, and zoo/aviary/falconry establishments.  Gourock.com has quite a few netting mesh size and twine thickness options available to consider, so for the various different uses that require netting, we generally have a netting construction that will fit-the-bill well for your project.

Built from 100% Made-in-USA materials and hand-craftsmanship, the custom netting enclosure from Gourock.com feature DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon materials.  This is a very high-quality material that is known for very high tensile ratings and abrasion resistance, which makes it the preferred choice for commercial and professional establishments - for both outdoor and indoor uses.  And because the custom netting productions available from Gourock are made for your particular and specific job, there are usually other specific features that are often needed to be incorporated into the overall design such as entrance doors, divider nets, secondary impact panel nets, weighted bottom edges, additional ceiling attachment/connection lines, tapers or angles, and unique shape considerations.

We invite you to contact Gourock.com to inquire about quotations, netting samples, or general questions that you may have about sourcing a custom net for your establishment.  We work with customers of all types - ranging from very high-level professional clients, to university and municipality customers, to private individuals and small businesses.  Over the last couple months Gourock has facilitated the quoting, designing, production, and shipment of many unique netting enclosure jobs - and here are three examples of some of the professional and commercial nets that have more recently been manufactured and shipped to some of our appreciated customers:

Example 1
Netting Type:  #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  specialized dimensions, entrance door, weighted rope bottom, secondary impact panel net
Usage:  professional baseball club, corporate headquarters installation (Oakland, CA)

Example 2
Netting Type:  #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  specialized dimensions (extra wide design), 4 entrance doors, extra ceiling line ropes, 7 secondary divider panel nets
Usage:  baseball training facility, commercial installation (Deer Park, TX)

Example 3
Netting Type:  #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  specialized dimensions (extra large volume design), secondary divider panel nets with weighted bottom edges, production of 2 of each
Usage:  US Marine Corps, golf driving range installation (San Diego, CA)

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

January 4, 2018

Volleyball Barrier Netting

Volleyball courts and volleyball facilities often need to use barrier netting around them to contain volleyballs from leaving the practice and playing areas.  Gourock.com supplies nylon netting that is perfectly suited for volleyball barrier installations, and can have the netting prepared according to any particular custom dimensions that you require for the job.  Volleyball barrier netting is generally a bit of a larger mesh size netting, such as a 4" mesh size material.  A mesh size like this functions very well to contain and block larger sports objects like volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, and dodge balls.  But in combination with the functionality, the larger mesh size of 4" means that you can minimize the amount of netting within the entire area - which keeps the netting minimally visible, and as lightweight as possible.

There are a couple of twine thicknesses available in the 4" mesh size nylon netting that Gourock supplies for volleyball barrier netting uses, and they are the #15 (1.7mm) and the heavier #30 (2.3mm).  Both are fantastic for volleyball containment netting uses, and have their own set of preferred features.  For instance, the #15 is most popular for indoor installations because there is no detrimental effect from UV exposure, and the thinner twine thickness minimizes the amount of material pre square foot (which means that the most amount of light can shine though, and the netting is minimally visible).  The #30 is more popular for longterm outdoor installations, or for areas that expect higher amounts of wear/abrasion - such as commercial or high-traffic areas.
That said - both the #15 and the #30 can and are installed in both outdoor and indoor installations, and you can view/price/order them from this page of the Gourock site:

Many schools, training facilities, and commercial sports businesses require volleyball barrier netting to surround their individual courts from each other, as well as to block balls from passing into spectator areas.  Here are a couple of example photos from Indoor Sand in Northwood, OH - a Gourock customer that installed the #15 X 4" knotted nylon netting for their volleyball containment purposes.  You can check out their establishment at www.indoorsand.com - and thanks again, we appreciate your business!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

November 15, 2017

Indoor Basketball Nets, Court Divider Netting

Gourock.com supplies divider and barrier nets for many gymnasiums and basketball courts.  Popular uses for netting installations in a court or gym environment are as divider panels between different game or practice areas, as barrier nets to contain basketballs within specific court areas, and protective nets to block lights, scoreboard, and spectator spaces from errant shots or rolling balls.  Many of our customers that require basketball court divider nets are scholastic or municipal applications, and there are also many colleges, professional, and commercial facilities that need barrier nets and protective netting as well.

Because the netting available from Gourock.com is custom prepared per-order, you can get very specifically made nets that will fit your particular area - according to your own particular sizes.  We use the highest quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, which has many great benefits for indoor basketball court divider net installations.  The custom nylon nets from Gourock.com are:

  • prepared to your own specific sizes
  • very strong and dependable for longterm usage
  • lightweight and very user-friendly
  • available in a variety of mesh size and twine thickness combinations to best suit your preferences and barrier requirements
  • manufactured and shipped promptly with short lead-times and delivery right to your preferred location
  • perfect for all commercial, professional, scholastic, municipal, and residential installations
There are a couple of most typical and popular mesh sizes for basketball barrier nets from Gourock, which are the 1-3/4" mesh size, and the larger 4" mesh size.  We supply these netting productions built per-order to whatever dimensions you need for the job, and they are readily available to view, price, and order right through Gourock's Online Netting Calculator:

Gourock also has the ability to incorporate very customized features into the netting productions as well, aside from the sizing availability.  For instance, many times for commercial installations there are considerations for entrance or door areas, and also for particular edging or bordering characteristics that would benefit the installation approach.  Here is a helpful example from one of our professional commercial training facility customers, Shoot360.  Shoot360 is a high-end basketball training business that offers a very modern basketball training program.  The nylon barrier and divider nets that we build and ship for Shoot360 locations feature:
  • professional-grade #36 X 1-3/4" DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting
  • square mesh pattern nets, black in coloring
  • webbing and grommet edges, along with selective edges incorporating 5/16" braided polyester rope borders
  • specifically sized netting panels to line-up with the necessary training and court areas within the overall gymnasium
  • specifically located door/entrance areas in order to pass-through the divider nets from one training area to another
Most barrier nets and divider nets are installed using a cable-suspension method of hanging the netting.  This generally entails installing a series of tensioned wires/cables between walls or supports, and then clipping the netting to the cables using carabiner-style snap-hooks.  You can essentially view this technique as an "industrial curtain" approach.

As you can see from the example photos below, the Shoot360 nets also use the cable-suspension approach of netting installation.  From the example photos, you can also see what the sizing needs are, the incorporated door/entrance features, and also where the different types of border edges were sewn-in and located.  Should you have some specific features or details that you're interested in, feel free to contact Gourock.com and we can take a look at what you are aiming for, and submit a quote for the production and netting that we can prepare and supply for you.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 13, 2017

Custom Nylon Netting and Nets for Unique Spaces

There are many different types of custom netting solutions available from Gourock.com, including netting panels that are fabricated to very specialized shapes and sizes in order to properly function within unique spaces and areas.  For instance, some nets are built to particular sizes in order to fit a shelving system, warehouse racking, or industrial carts.  In other cases some custom nets are needed to fill-in gaps above sports stadium spectator areas, or various areas within indoor sports training facilities.  The possibilities are fairly limitless, as there are many different applications in which a custom-shaped and sized net will be the best solution for containment, barrier, or protective/safety reasons.

Gourock.com easily allows you to order custom sized nets built to your own particular dimensions right through our Online Netting Calculator.  This is a very useful sourcing tool for square or rectangular netting panels, built from a wide selection of mesh sizes and twine thicknesses.  However in addition to netting productions that are in the typical square/rectangular shapes, we also supply nets that are built to angled and tapered designs, and also incorporate more specialized add-on features that are needed for the installation (such as tails, riblines, or notches).  Netting productions like these are very customized, allowing you to get the best possible fit and function for the project.

Generally-speaking, custom netting productions that incorporate a series of more unique design features are constructed from the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  This netting is a very high-quality product that is Made in the USA, and is available in a wide variety of mesh sizes and twine thicknesses.  Gourock.com custom nets are prepared per-order, and hand-built in Washington with high skilled craftsmanship.  We produce nylon nets for athletic, industrial, commercial, infrastructure, municipal, agricultural, residential, and scholastic applications.  As you are working on the design aspects of your project you can Contact Gourock and send over a drawing or set of dimensions for us to take a look at.  In most cases there are great opportunities to have specialized netting products built for your particular needs.

Throughout this blog there are many examples of custom nylon nets that have been fabricated by Gourock over the years.  Below are some further details on recent productions that were requested, designed, and supplied by Gourock.com so that you can get a bit more context on the netting options that are available for your consideration:

Example 1
Netting Type:  #12 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  angled/tapered shape, specialized dimensions, 5/16" rope bordering sewn around perimeter
Usage:  nets to fit an existing framing structure, scholastic application
Example 2
Netting Type:  #15 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  angled/tapered shape, specialized dimensions, 5/16" rope bordering sewn around perimeter
Usage:  netting to fit a series of poles and flooring on an outdoor deck, residential application
Example 3
Netting Type:  #18 X 1" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  notched shape, specialized dimensions, 5/16" rope bordering sewn around perimeter, weighted-rope (leadline) bottom rope
Usage:  barrier netting to fit existing stadium infrastructure, organizational application
Example 4
Netting Type:  #30 X 4" knotted nylon netting, black, diamond mesh
Custom Features:  specialized dimensions, 5/16" rope bordering sewn around perimeter, 5/16" rope riblines running through the inner area, intermittent 25' rope tie-off tails
Usage:  ceiling barrier netting, university warehouse application
-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 27, 2017

Commercial Professional Batting Cage Nets, Custom Sizes and Features

For many years Gourock has been the professional and commercial source for high-end custom batting cage netting enclosures, for both full-time outdoor and indoor training facilities and organizations.  Built from very high quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, 100% fabricated in the USA, Gourock.com can supply your professional and commercial establishment with customized batting cage nets and netting enclosures that are fabricated to your own preferred sizing and with additional custom features or additions that you may need.  The nylon batting cage nets that we produce are installed at baseball and softball training facilities, university and scholastic baseball and softball facilities, professional baseball stadiums, commercial sports training and batting cage installations, and many other high-abrasion and high-traffic sports facilities that require netting.

For commercial baseball and softball batting cage netting and impact netting installations, the recommended twine and mesh selections are the #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon, and the thicker #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon.  Both are the DuPont® material, black in coloring, and have high tensile strength ratings and abrasion resistance.  The #36 nylon is a 2.5mm twine thickness with a 381 lb. tensile rating (breaking strength per twine).  The heavier option is the #72 with the 3.5mm twine thickness and 740 lb. tensile rating.  At Gourock.com you have the option to have batting cage netting enclosures produced to any dimensions that you need - and the Online Netting Calculator allows you to enter the height, width, and length preferred:

Many sports training facilities also have more customized requirements as well, in addition to needing specific dimensions and sizes.  For instance, many batting cage nets that are being installed for team training or commercial uses need to incorporate entrance doors located at particular areas of the netting.  Other times, the netting design is built with angles, tapers, or notches in-order to correctly fit specific spaces, rooflines, walls, or framing design details.  Other popular custom design features include additional ceiling line ropes and additions of separate divider panel nets.

Gourock supplies custom nylon netting productions that are built per-order, from 100% Made in the USA materials and craftsmanship.  Feel free to contact Gourock.com with requests on netting production availability and we can take a look at your request and quote some custom netting options for you.

Here are a couple of examples of commercial batting cage nets that were produced and shipped out in the last few weeks that incorporate many customized netting designs and requested custom features.  

This custom batting cage net was built for a commercial baseball batting and training facility in South Plainfield, New Jersey.  It is an indoor installation that has a high-traffic consideration, so the material used for the job was the #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting.  This netting production has many customized design features, including:

  • tapered shape and sizing needs
  • notched end-panel construction to line-up with a fence/wall
  • extra ceiling line ropes
  • secondary double-layers of reinforcement netting built-in to both side wall
  • secondary double-layer of reinforcement netting built into the ceiling
This production was designed, quoted, fabricated, and shipped in 3 business weeks.  Here is the production drawing of this custom batting cage netting production that will help show the different construction and design features incorporated in this net:

This custom batting cage net was built for an baseball organization in Chicago, Illinois.  This enclosure netting is being used as a batting cage hitting and training area for team and league practice purposes, and features the #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting.  This net also incorporates some more highly-customized characteristics, including:
  • extra wide width requirements
  • secondary double-layer of reinforcement netting built into the ceiling
This production was designed, quoted, fabricated, and shipped in 2.5 business weeks.  Here is the production drawing of this custom batting cage netting production that will help show the different construction and design features incorporated in this net:

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 6, 2017

Custom Golf Netting Enclosure for Training Facility

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of custom netting that is used for a wide variety of applications and customers, and over the years there have been hundreds of customized golf nets produced and shipped out.  Whether your project calls for a private use net at your home, a large commercial-style net for your business or organization, or most any type of usage in-between, Gourock.com has supplied it.  The ability to have customized netting productions built to your own preferred sizing and dimensions is a huge benefit when it comes down to planning around unique spaces, rooms and buildings, and for intended areas both very large and very small.

3/4" mesh size DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting is the high-quality netting material that we specialize in, and it is a netting selection that is 100% Made in the USA and prepared per-invoice for your particular order and size/design requirements.  Nylon is a very strong and durable material that features a high abrasion resistance and high tensile rating, while remaining relatively light in actual physical weight.  These characteristics make it a premium choice for golf impact netting applications, including golf hitting nets, golf cage enclosure nets, and customized golf ball containment nets.  Generally speaking, Gourock.com has two different twine thicknesses available to select for your golf netting project, which are a thicker #21 (2.0mm) twine and a lighter/thinner #15 (1.8mm) twine.  The #21 is most recommended for primary golf ball impact areas and areas of high abrasion and usage/friction, whereas the #15 does block and contain directly driven shots but is more typical for general containment nets to keep errant shots from leaving a particular area.

At the Gourock site we offer an Online Custom Netting Calculator that allows you to have golf cage nets built to your own preferred custom dimensions.  Simply determine what height, width, and depth that you prefer to work with and install - and we can produce that finished netting product for you and ship it to your location.  Both the #15 and #21 twine thickness knotted nylon netting options are available to select from, and then you can also choose to have a secondary layer of impact netting included as well (separately) that is used to "double-layer" the entire back end panel of the netting enclosure.  The secondary impact netting layers are always built from the thicker #21 twine thickness nylon netting, and the golf cage enclosure nets are built with the sides, the top/ceiling, and the back end nets all seamed together with rope bordering (the front end is "open" to be hitting/driving from).

Custom golf cage nets are a very popular netting construction supplied by Gourock for all types of unique clients.  Many people have particular areas of their homes or properties that require more customized netting builds, and also there are many pro-shops and country clubs that have the same needs for their businesses and players.  Major universities, industrial and commercial clients, and schools/municipalities/organizations also have their custom golf cage nets produced and supplied by Gourock.  The materials that we use are very well prepared for both outdoor and indoor installations - so there are lots of instances where the netting spends part of the year outdoors and then part of the year indoors (for the winter).

The 3/4" mesh twisted-knotted nylon netting that we supply for customized golf cage installations is really functional and user-friendly, so that it hangs very well within framing structures or tensioned cabling setups.  
Here is an example of a custom golf cage net that was custom-built and shipped out to a commercial training facility customer of ours.  The material is completely #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, and there was a bit of 'extra' customization requested for the manufacturing design which is an additional rope ceiling line located on the top of the enclosure net.  This net is hanging from a series of hooks and clips that extend down from their ceiling (their own design).  Overall netting sizing on this one was 12'-8" high X 15'-11" wide X 25' long.  The secondary impact panel net was also ordered and supplied.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

August 11, 2017

Driveway Basketball Barrier Netting - Customer Photos

Many people have basketball hoops and shooting areas on their residential driveways, and for many different reasons they need to barricade and contain the balls within the surrounding space.  Not only does chasing missed shots and rolling balls waste a lot of time and energy, it also become pretty tedious as well!  Especially considering a lot of the driveway basketball practice areas are close to hills, woods, ravines, other buildings and structures, streams and ponds, and of course roads and traffic.

A great solution to alleviate the inconveniences of chasing arrant basketballs is to use a barrier netting setup around the playing area.  Gourock.com supplies netting that works perfectly for this use, and there are numerous different options to consider hanging up.  Most typical for larger object containment (basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc.) is the 4" mesh knotted nylon netting.  For people that want to block larger objects as well some smaller balls as well (tennis, baseball, street hockey, softball, etc.) there is the 1-3/4" mesh knotted nylon netting that is fantastic to go with.  The nylon netting available from Gourock.com is 100% made in the USA, prepared per-order according to your own preferred custom dimensions, and is a very high-quality durable netting option for longterm installations.  You can take a look at these nets at this page of the Gourock website - and free netting samples are also available to mail out if requested.

Below are 4 photos that were forwarded to us from a recent customer that hung the nylon barrier netting around 3 sides of his backyard court area using the In-Ground Steel Poles that we also have available.  The netting he selected was the multipurpose #21 X 1-3/4" DuPont® twisted-knotted nylon netting, square mesh pattern with a rope bordering, in the dimensions of 10' X 70'.  He then used a series of the In-Ground Steel Poles and Sleeves spaced around the perimeter area to hang the netting from, and used Gourock Bungee Ball Straps to adjust the fit and tension of the netting to match his preferences.

As you can see, the black nylon netting and the black poles do a fantastic job of blending-into the background environment, which keeps the overall installation as minimally visible as possible.  And of course, the nylon netting and poles are designed to be durable and dependable for many years of consistent use and exposure.

This is a great-looking installation and court Bryan!  Thank you again very much - we appreciate it!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

August 10, 2017

Basketball Barrier Net with Poles - Customer Photos

Gourock.com supplies many different nets for customers that seek solutions to barricade and block basketballs within their practice area.  Using a basketball barrier netting setup at your location has many advantages over time, since you won't waste much time or energy chasing missed shots and errant balls.  In addition, there are a lot of general safety enhancements as well, considering that rolling basketballs may potentially enter a high traffic area, or wooded areas that may have situations with poison ivy, ticks, or other similar avoidances.

We have many options available to consider for the barrier netting used for basketball applications, both for private residential properties as well as for commercial, municipal, and organizational purposes.  One recent customer of ours sent over a couple photos of his basketball netting setup that he installed at his house.  His hoop and court area had a corner and a back-end that he needed to block errant balls from passing through, since there was a neighbor's fence on one side to avoid damaging, and then a small hill that caused the balls to roll an unnecessary distance from the court.  His preference was a netting solution that would be dependably durable over time, but also be as minimally visible as possible.  The best product match for his use was the #15 X 4" DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, black color, square mesh with a rope bordering around the perimeter edges.

The #15 X 4" nylon netting is the best selection because it has a larger mesh size of 4" square, making it great for large objects like basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs.  Also, it has a thin twine thickness of 1.8mm.  So combining those 2 characteristics means that you have the largest mesh size option possible, made from the thinnest twine thickness available, which very much minimizes the overall amount of netting material within the entire area.  That makes it as "invisible" as can expected, but at the same time it retains a high durability due to the high tensile strength characteristic of nylon material.  The #15 is only 1.8mm thick, but has a tensile rating (breaking strength) of 144 lb./twine.  Very strong, very lightweight, and very dependable for basketball barrier nets.  100% Made in USA.

Our customer also utilized the In-Ground Steel Poles that we have available at gourock.com to purchase.  He used a series of our poles, in conjunction with some of our Bungee Ball Straps, to get a very even and taught netting appearance throughout the entire area.  These are also great to moderate the amount of netting displacement, movement, and reaction to wind.

Here are a couple of photos submitted to us demonstrating the finished product and installation.

It looks really great John!!  Thanks again very much, we appreciate your business and feedback!!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

May 25, 2017

Indoor Baseball & Sports Facility Netting Installation

Gourock.com supplies custom netting for many different types of indoor installations and uses.  There are many types of clients and customers that source custom netting solutions for indoor sports training needs, including:
  • commercial sports training organizations
  • collegiate and university installations
  • professional teams and stadiums
  • sports and physical therapy establishments
  • personal and private residential training applications
  • municipal and scholastic team/club uses
Indoor baseball facilities generally require a variety of different netting solutions to fulfill the needs of the establishment - and in many instances the best approach is to install a 3-dimensional netting enclosure.  Netting enclosures incorporate a design that has both ends, both sides, and the entire top/ceiling mesh seamed together - meant to keep all balls and objects that are within the enclosed area properly contained in the space.  A very commonplace type of baseball product that is a netting enclosure is a batting cage net.  Gourock.com supplies enclosures and batting cage nets that are custom-built according to most any particular dimensions that you require for your space.  Custom combinations of height, width, and length can be easily prices and ordered directly through Gourock's Custom Batting Cage Calculator.

Most larger commercial and collegiate/professional baseball and softball indoor netting installations have the goal of enclosing relatively large areas and volumes within netting.  This allows facility organizers, manager, and owners to have a large space available to train in, while containing baseballs and softballs in a designated area - away from walls, lights, and visitor/general-public zones.  And in addition, many facility organizers also use a series of separate divider nets to slide back-and-forth within the larger netting enclosure - which breaks the larger space into smaller individual tunnel areas and hitting/pitching/training areas.  Gourock.com includes the option to add separate divider panel nets to custom batting cage nets as you continue through the Online Custom Batting Cage Calculator.

Using the highest quality DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting, 100% Made in the USA, the custom batting cage nets available through Gourock.com are hand-built per-order by professional craftsman with dozens of years of net construction experience.  Very well prepared for outdoor installations (all materials are black UV Stabilized and Latex/Urethane Bonded) as well as for all indoor usage as well - generally any sizing at all can be produced for your particular needs.  Fast turnaround times on custom netting productions, and shipment/delivery options to anywhere.

Indoor netting installations almost always use a hanging approach that uses a series of tensioned cables/wires that stretch across the facility area - and then the netting clips underneath the cabling to suspend it off the ground.  This approach for hanging the netting also allows for the netting to be slid back-and-forth on the wires/cables "curtain-style", which is a very helpful feature to efficiently move the netting out of the way as needed (for maintenance, alternative building spaces uses, storage, etc.). We have provided much information over the years on how this installation approach can be undertaken, and here are some previous blog article and site links that will provide great context about cable suspension techniques:

A recent commercial sports and baseball facility in Ontario, Canada installed an indoor netting enclosure and divider net at their location.  This was a customized netting build that was manufactured to their own personal preferences on sizing and netting twine/mesh, along with the inclusion of top-rope ceiling lines (to line up with hanging cables) and separate divider panel nets.  This facility also utilized 3/16" Aircraft Cabling hardware items and snap-hooks to suspend the enclosure netting at their preferred height - as well as running separate cables for the individual divider panel nets.  Every facility and installation is a unique project, and here is a series of photos of this establishments' installation job, which provides some great general context into how you can go about something very similar at your own indoor sports facility.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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