December 22, 2010

Thanks Everyone! eBay Top Rated Seller

Gourock.com appreciates all of the business from our great customers over the years, including everyone from private end-users to large commercial clients.  And for everyone that prefers to utilize the eBay platform through the "Gourock Netting & Rope Products" eBay store - thanks for helping make us certified as an "eBay Top Rated Seller"!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

Ski Lodge Barrier Netting

One of the great features of nylon netting is that it can be utilized for a huge variety of unique applications and functions.  Because Gourock.com specializes in supplying custom nylon netting productions, we are continually communicating with people that seek specialized solutions for their particular needs.

Recently, the "Powderpigs" Ski School, located at Summit Central (Snoqualmie Pass, WA), needed to barricade some raised decking at their ski lodge.  The purpose was to fulfill some safety code requirements dealing with making sure that objects on the deck were properly contained within the area.  Due to the massive amount of snowfall that Western Washington receives in the mountains during the winter months, the ski school coordinator needed a barrier solution that had the following features:
  • could be easily taken up-and-down as needed, in order to remove snow from the deck
  • was a very strong material with maximum weather resistance
  • had a stabilized edging around the perimeter as well as connection rings
  • was able to be produced to very specific dimensions
  • was within a reasonable budget, and could be produced right away
Gourock.com provided a perfect combination of all of these requests with the supply of custom nylon netting panels built from the #18 X 1" (191 lb./twine) DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting.  This netting selection has an additional tar-coating that maximizes resistance to UV and moisture, and the panels were bordered with the 5/16" Dacron® Rope Bordering (sewn-in) which have a 3200 lb./test.  2" steel rings were added to the customer-specified dimensions.  All MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) were included so the schools could comply with safety standards. 

As you can see from the pictures supplied by "Powderpigs" the custom netting panels fit their spacing well, and are accomplishing their intended purpose!


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

December 17, 2010

Advertisment in Coaching Management ABCA Convention Issue

Continuing our trade-journal accessibility for Athletic Directors and coaches, Gourock.com has a recent advertisement and profile in the latest issue of Coaching Management magazine. Coaching Management is a sport-specific journal published under the Athletic Management umbrella, and this particular issue is the "ABCA Convention Issue 2011". We always strive to remain accessible both online and in print for organizations of every size. This includes universities, high schools, middle/elementary schools, municipalities, scholastic and private teams, commercial facilities, and most every type of sports association in-between!

The ABCA issue of Coaching Management discusses "The American Baseball Coaches Association heads to America's heartland for its 66th annual convention....4,000 coaches are expected to attend, with committee and division meetings, as well as exhibits opening the festivities". Gourock.com can aid your organization and team by supplying options for:

* batting cage nets
* safety/protection screens
* impact/soft-toss panels
* barrier netting
* stadium/spectator netting protection
* customized net enclosures and designs
* dugout protective netting

With top quality materials, years of experience and distribution, and quick turnaround of orders/shipments, we look forward to assisting your organization and being your preferred supplier of netting and netting solutions! Feel free to contact us at your convenience!


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gourock.com wishes everyone a really Happy Thanksgiving this year!  We appreciate all of the great people and customers that we speak with everyday, and most especially are very thankful for your wonderful business this year (and throughout all of the years!).

We just want you to know that our sales office will be closed on Thur. 11/25 and Fri. 11/26, and we'll be back in for regular business hours on Monday morning.  The shipping warehouses will also be closed for the holiday during the 4-day weekend as well.

However, you can always place your orders online, 24 hours a day, through our secure online shopping cart on the Gourock.com website and store.  Your orders will be processed and invoiced first thing on Monday morning, getting them out on the road for you ASAP.   
The online contact form for emails, as well as fax contact, will be accepting and delivering messages right to our office throughout the holiday as well.

Have a really nice holiday!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 22, 2010

Custom Commerical Golf Impact Netting

One of the intriguing aspects of handling custom netting supply for our appreciated customers is hearing about all of the unique and interesting netting installations that they are facilitating.  Whether its a large-scale commercial facility, a university/college-level application, or a residential setup - there are usually some particular specifics that need to be considered for the netting designs.  Fortunately, Gourock.com has years of experience handling the customized netting projects for installations both immense in size, or relatively small and individual in nature.  And of course, everywhere in between as well!  The point being, we never really know who we'll be assisting next, or what the challenges may be with the netting applications - but those aspects of the market keep things dynamic and compelling!

As noted several times through this blog, as well as on the Gourock.com site, commercial golf netting installations are very common for training facilities, schools, and municipalities.  We typically work with the end-users, as well as the contractors that are handling the construction and installation job.  One recent job was for a golf training installation at a major university that was being constructed by one of our longtime commercial contracting customers.  The end-user required golf ball containment netting enclosures, with additional reinforcements for the high-abrasion areas (to help counter the abusive nature of golf ball impacts over time).  A recommended approach for this type of situation is to use the two different twine thicknesses available in the 3/4" mesh size knotted nylon netting.

Taking a look at the general schematic for the nets and enclosures that were produced and shipped, you can see the custom sizing, designs, and solutions for this customer's particular needs and available space.  The general containment netting features the #15 X 3/4" (144 lb./twine) DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon netting, as this is a great material for general golf impact/barrier to barricade errant golf ball shots and to keep all objects within a designated area.  For the areas of the facility that are expected to withstand heavy-abrasion and more consistent wear-and-tear, the heavier weight #21 X 3/4" (241 lb./twine) DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon netting is the way to go.  For most sport/training purposes, especially golf, the areas of the highest abrasion are the back end-panels of the enclosure nets.  Therefore, it is always highly recommended to reinforce the ends with a secondary layer of direct impact netting to maintain as much integrity and durability as possible.  People will often also utilize a training target of sorts (not available through Gourock, and usually made from a canvas or vinyl material) to add even more function and protection to their training area.

Additional unique features to this custom netting design include:  5/16" Braided Dacron® Rope Bordering (sewn-in), and Leadline (pellet-injected heavy rope) Bottom Edges.

As with most indoor golf netting installations of this size and general design, the Cable Suspension technique was used for the hanging of the netting.  We also supplied all of the cabling and installation hardware for the job.  As noted many times in this company blog, as well as on the Gourock.com site, using a cable suspension method of installation provides lots of useful features as well as supreme functionality and convenience.

You can also take a look at some other previous custom netting examples for specific applications on the Gourock.com website, most particularly for custom cages and custom netting panels.


-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 19, 2010

NEW Gourock Logo Emboidered Hats - Only $5 w/Order!

GOUROCK ADJUSTABLE CAP/EMBROIDERED HAT
NEW!

Features: 100% Cotton, Embroidered Logo Design, Adjustable Velcro Back, Stitching Details, White Under-Bill Fabric Covering

* Only $5.00 When Combined Other Items From Gourock.com!

* $19.95 if ordered and shipped as an individual item
 

-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

Ad in Coaching Management Baseball Postseason Issue

Continuing our trade-journal accessibility for Athletic Directors and coaches, Gourock.com has a recent advertisement and profile in the latest issue of Coaching Management magazine. Coaching Management is a sport-specific journal published under the Athletic Management umbrella, and this particular issue is the "Baseball Postseason Edition 2010". We always strive to remain accessible both online and in print for organizations of every size. This includes universities, high schools, middle/elementary schools, municipalities, scholastic and private teams, commercial facilities, and most every type of sports association in-between!

The latest baseball issue of Coaching Management discusses "handling nay-sayers, recovery nutrition, and preventing overuse injuries in pitchers". Gourock.com can aid your organization and team by supplying options for:

* batting cage nets
* safety/protection screens
* impact/soft-toss panels
* barrier netting
* stadium/spectator netting protection
* customized net enclosures and designs
* dugout protective netting

With top quality materials, years of experience and distribution, and quick turnaround of orders/shipments, we look forward to assisting your organization and being your preferred supplier of netting and netting solutions! Feel free to contact us at your convenience!


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

August 25, 2010

Commercial Soccer Facility in Miami

Recently, a new commercial soccer facility was constructed in Miami, FL and the custom soccer barrier netting panels were sourced and supplied by Gourock.com.  Soccer barrier netting is a very popular netting solution that we handle consistently, and the availability of custom netting built to any dimensions required is a extraordinary useful product feature for contractors, facilities, and end-users.
Here's a copy of a recent email from 'Georgeson Architectural Group', the company behind the new "Soccer 5" facility in Miami:
Just a short note to thank you for your efforts in delivering another superb project for www.soccer5usa.com in Miami - keep an eye on www.soccer5usa.com/miami for leagues/tournaments and news.
I thought you might like a copy of the Case Study which I've attached for your records and I've also included a recent Miami Herald Press arcticle:http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/09/1767296/just-for-kicks.html
Our Architectural group 'Georgeson' was very proud to create S5 Miami for Scott and again our GC Group 'Constructive' was very pleased with construction and in particular the support from you, our so valued partners.
So, all the best Scott and thank you for letting us build this case study and use your press article - and bring on the roll out of Soccer 5 as you 'get in the game' throughout the USA with the evolution of soccer 5 v 5!
Gourock.com facilitated and supplied 12 custom netting panels for the facility, which you can view both Miami Herald article linked above, as well as in the photo below.  The netting of choice was the very high-quality and durable #44 X 1-3/4" Square Mesh Knotless Nylon Netting with 1/4" Dacron® Rope Bordering Installed.  The panel sizes that were facilitated/mfg./shipped were:
  • (2x) 6' X 65'
  • (4x) 6' X 60'
  • (6x) 6' X 90'
In addition, all of the cabling hardware and installation accessories for the installation were also supplied for the permanent hanging of the netting panels at the location.  A similar barrier netting installation approach as noted here at this link was undertaken, and the materials sourced and supplied were:
  • (5x) 3/16" x 250' Galvanized Aircraft Cable
  • (1x) Cable Cutter
  • (24x) 3/8” Turnbuckle
  • (50x) 3/16” Galvanized Cable Clamps
  • (1250x) 1/4” Snap Hook (Aluminum Carabiner Hook, Black)
All of these hardware items can be viewed and sourced at the Netting Installation Hardware part of the Gourock site/store.

All-in-all, a great solution for a high-end commercial soccer facility that will generate lots of fantastic opportunities for the soccer community in the Miami region!


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

July 22, 2010

Custom Tapered Netting Designs

Tapered netting designs and supply are a fairly commonplace request from many customers that we service.  There are several reasons why tapered or angled features of a netting panel may be optimal, including situations like:
  • lining up the netting to a custom framing/structure
  • matching the netting panel to a property or boundary line
  • spanning netting panels between poles of various heights/lengths
  • "filling in the gaps" of spaces that are triangular shaped or sloped
  • matching up the barrier netting with a roofline or groundlevel
Of course, with custom netting supply there are always custom applications - so the examples above are only a small glimpse into the hundreds of uses that may require tapers/angles, but they represent a broad context for general use.  Throughout the Gourock.com site and also the Gourock Netting Blog you can view several examples of unique netting designs and applications, and below are a couple of recent ones from the last few weeks for your consideration.

This first example (see below) shows a combination of typical rectangular dimensions along with specific tapered/angled sections.  This netting panel was constructed from #12 X 1-3/4" Diamond Mesh Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting, and featured the 5/16" Braided Rope Bordering sewn-in around the entire perimeter.  This particular netting production was part of a larger order of 15 nets for a sporting event in Miami, FL.  The net shown below was created to be an overhead/ceiling net that needed to be spanned between a set of posts/poles that were already in place for the event area.  This was the ceiling containment net, used to keep soccer balls and baseballs within the overall space - and the other netting panels were used to surround the area and act as the vertical barrier nets.
Gourock can typically supply customized netting shapes like this one, and in order to achieve the proper angles/tapers for the job the mfg. process required diamond mesh netting patterns and the rope bordering installed on the perimeter.  These requirements primarily have to do with the diamond mesh pattern having the ability to be arranged and trimmed correctly for angles (as opposed to a square mesh pattern), and the rope bordering holding the custom shape into its correct formation.
This second example (see below) is more indicative of a private/residential need for a custom-shaped netting panel.  This net has the purpose of a baseball training impact and hitting net that needed to be tapered to fit into an odd-shaped installation area.  Utilizing some very durable impact netting materials, including #36 X 1-3/4" DuPont® Type 66-728 Knotted Nylon Netting, additional "Diamond Shield Dipping", Dacron® rope bordering, and a Leadline Bottom edge - this netting panel also features a tapered shape to fit the customer's particular area.

-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

July 14, 2010

New Sizes in #42 HDPE Batting Cage Nets Available

Gourock.com has a wide variety of batting cage nets available, for a full-spectrum of typical clients ranging from residential installations, to scholastic-use, to commercial facilities.  In addition to the range of custom netting options, there are quite a few commonly-sourced dimensions (height' X width' X length') that are always available to research and purchase through the Gourock.com online store.  For example:
  • Home-Style PolyPro Batting Cages HERE
  • Scholastic-Style Nylon Batting Cages HERE
  • Professional-Style Nylon Batting Cages HERE
As you may already be aware - there are routine additions to the Gourock.com product line, as well as frequent postings of "limited availability" nets.  We'd just like to take the opportunity to keep you informed of some recent additions to the current batting cage netting inventory, in order to assist you with your research and sourcing choices:

New Dimensions in the "Limited Availability Specials":
#42 HDPE Heavy-Duty Batting Cage Nets 
12' high X 12' wide X 55' long
12' high X 12' wide X 70' long
  
The #42 HDPE Batting Cage Nets feature:
  • Heavy-Duty #42 X 1-3/4" PolyEthylene Netting (220 lb./twine HDPE)
  • 3/8" HDPE "Posi-Lock" Rope Borders (on all edges + ceiling-line)
  • Overlapping Entrance Door
  • 3' Attachment Tails Off All Corners/Lines
  • Twisted/Knotted/Square-Mesh
  • UV Stabilized & Permanently Extruded Black Coloring
  •  Great for Heavy-Duty Scholastic/Residential Installations!
  • **View, Research, & Purchase Here** 



-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day Weekend!
We at Gourock.com greatly appreciate all of your great business, communication, and continued support throughout all the seasons and years - so thank you very much! 
The office will be closed for phone/email assistance on Monday July 5th in observance of Independence Day - but will be available as normal first thing on Tuesday. 

You can always place orders 24/7 through the Gourock.com online shopping cart and they'll be processed and finalized right away when the sales/service office opens back up on the 6th.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

June 11, 2010

New Batting Cage Nets Available

Gourock.com has a wide variety of batting cage nets available, for a full-spectrum of typical clients ranging from residential installations, to scholastic-use, to commercial facilities.  In addition to the range of custom netting options, there are quite a few commonly-sourced dimensions (height' X width' X length') that are always available to research and purchase through the Gourock.com online store.  For example:
  • Home-Style PolyPro Batting Cages HERE
  • Scholastic-Style Nylon Batting Cages HERE
  • Professional-Style Nylon Batting Cages HERE
As you may already be aware - there are routine additions to the Gourock.com product line, as well as frequent postings of "limited availability" nets.  We'd just like to take the opportunity to keep you informed of some recent additions to the current batting cage netting inventory, in order to assist you with your research and sourcing choices:

New Size Available in the Home-Style Batting Cage Net:   
12' high X 14' wide X 70' long
  
The Home-Style Batting Cage Nets feature:
  • High Tenacity #36 X 1-3/4" PolyPro Netting (160 lb./twine HTPP)
  • 3/8" HDPE "Posi-Lock" Rope Borders (on all edges + ceiling-line)
  • Overlapping Entrance Door
  • 6" Loops Off All Corners/Lines
  • Braided/Knotless/Square-Mesh
  • 4 Units of UV Stabilization
  • Great for Residentially-Geared Installations!
  • **View, Research, & Purchase Here** 

New Material & Dimensions in the "Limited Availability Specials":
#42 HDPE Heavy-Duty Batting Cage Nets 
12' high X 14' wide X 55' long
12' high X 14' wide X 70' long
  
The #42 HDPE Batting Cage Nets feature:
  • Heavy-Duty #42 X 1-3/4" PolyEthylene Netting (220 lb./twine HDPE)
  • 3/8" HDPE "Posi-Lock" Rope Borders (on all edges + ceiling-line)
  • Overlapping Entrance Door
  • 3' Attachment Tails Off All Corners/Lines
  • Twisted/Knotted/Square-Mesh
  • UV Stabilized & Permanently Extruded Black Coloring
  •  Great for Heavy-Duty Scholastic/Residential Installations!
  • **View, Research, & Purchase Here** 



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

May 28, 2010

Customized Netting Enclosures/Cages

Facilitating and supplying customized netting products is a specialty of Gourock.com, and quite often the specs required by the end-user are very unique and specific.  As has been noted over the course a various blog articles and online examples, Gourock.com is able to provide netting solutions according to a very wide variety of personalized requests, dimensions, and features.  Almost every custom netting project is constructed from the highest-end DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting and extraordinarily tough Braided Dacron® Ropes.  Custom netting enclosures (most commonly referred to as "cages") are 3-dimensional netting products that have the general purpose of containing objects within a specific area.

A couple of recent examples from the last three weeks help demonstrate two completely different containment applications that required the production and supply of customized netting cages supplied by Gourock.com.  These help demonstrate some of the different features, sizes, and designs that are available for supply for both residential and commercial applications.

First, here's an enclosure net that was produced and shipped to a private customer for a residential installation.  The intended purpose for the netting is to be a functional baseball/softball batting practice containment net for a limited space area.  In this case, the batting cage net itself was created to the dimensions of 10' high X 10' wide X 12' long.  Some of the notable custom features of this net are:



Secondly, here's a custom netting production for a commercial application located on a new country club facility.  Kind of an "opposite" situation compared to the net noted before, because this one is an extra-large golf driving cage for multiple people at once (as opposed the the small-space single person use on the first net).  So you can get a pretty good idea that no matter whether you need to take a normally large scale application an make it small (like a batting cage net), or a typically smaller scale application and make it jumbo sized (like a golf cage net), Gourock.com can facilitate and supply to any dimensions that you prefer!  As mentioned, the below netting enclosure was for commercially oriented golf hitting/driving use for 3-4 users at a time, in an outdoor installation.  Measuring 10' high X 40' wide X 15' deep (with one 'open' end to be hitting from), this custom net and impact panel are being installed by the customer underneath tensioned steel cables and permanently-set steel poles.  Some notable features of this custom golf net are:

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

Updated L-Screen Frame Guideline

The 7' X 7' L-Screen available from Gourock.com is a very popular and dependable safety screen for pitchers and general batting practice protection.  Great background on the safety screens was posted on our company blog in an article from last winter, so for some additional product information you can get a lot of context about the nets and frames from that previous write-up.

Recently the framing design of the L-Screen was improved to utilize a more efficient and rigid structure, and the guidelines to get the unit correctly assembled had been updated to reflect the changes.  We just wanted to put up a quick reference to the new and updated framing information, and to be informed of the most current product specifications for the 7' X 7' L-Screen Frame & Net:

L-Screen Net & Complete Frame (LS77KIT)
7' tall X 7' wide

  • Pitching Area of 40" high X 32" wide 
  • #60 Twisted-Knotted HDPE "Pillowcase-Style" Net
  • Rope Bordered on all edges (except the slip-over bottom)
  • 1-5/8" "Hammer-Finish" Steel Frame (snap-lock)
  • available here
UPDATED ASSEMBLY GUIDELINE:


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

May 6, 2010

Residential Protective Netting

Nylon netting is an excellent and dependable material for protective and containment solutions for around the home and property.  Typically, people who have a home that is located in a close proximity to a golf course fairway or driving range often have situations involving golf balls flying into their property.  This obviously has a lot of potentially dangerous consequences such as property damage, personal injury, and stress.

Utilizing a typical barrier netting installation is a very common approach for a great many people who are seeking a functional protective barrier around their area.  Most often, the material selected for general multipurpose outdoor containment netting, including golf barrier use, is the 1" tarred DuPont type 66-728 knotted nylon netting.  This material is designed for continual outdoor exposure and longevity.  However, we see all types of unique netting applications and uses - especially popular is utilizing existing structures/supports that already exist at the location as part of the netting installation. 

Since Gourock.com can supply knotted nylon netting according to any dimensions that are required, including most custom shapes/tapers, you can keep a pretty open-mind regarding the protective barrier setup that you may require.  Below you'll see a helpful example of a fairly recent netting panel construction for a customer's home.  The purpose of the netting for this particular invoice/production is to aid in protecting the siding and windows of the home from incoming golf balls from a nearby course course fairway.  They chose to connect the rope bordering of the netting panels directly to the overhead gutters that were already an existing structure on the house.  The gutters provided a 1.5' clearance from the sides of the home, and then the netting panels are spanned to ground level and attached to bottom connectors.  As you can see from the photo of the property, there is a sloping grade that the netting panels were to correspond to - so using the dimensions provided from the location, the custom #12 X 1" tarred nylon netting panels with 5/16" rope bordering were produced and supplied to match the particular area.  The #12 X 1" nylon netting was selected due to its great functionality as golf barrier netting, lightweight presence, longterm outdoor durability, ease-of-use, and minimal visual properties.


-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

April 16, 2010

Paint Color on Hockey Goals

The Pro-Style Hockey Goals (HG643) are a very popular product supplied by Gourock.com, and have been for a few years.  There is a bit of helpful background information and details on both this part of the Gourock website, as well as in this previous blog article.

The 1-5/8" 18G Steel Goal Frame is very durable, and has a really nice red/orange powder-coating finish - which is quite resilient to regular use and wear.  However, after many months/years of use, some people may want to 'refurbish' the visual appearance of their goal framing, due to general abrasion, impacts, movements/storage, or similar situations.  So we just wanted to pass-along a helpful tip that was researched by the inventory/production manager regarding a nice solution for re-painting the steel frames.  A near exact-match for the red/orange coloring for the framing is readily available, and here are the details:
  • Brand: Valspar
  • Store: Lowes
  • Color: Cherry # 65014
  • Product description: Premium Enamel
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Interior/Exterior
Here's a reference image to aid in your sourcing, if needed (it's the can on the left):

So if for any reason you want to re-paint your goal framing seasonally, or simply due to lots of use and wear, hopefully this helps out!




-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

April 9, 2010

"Riblines" and Netting Panels

Taking a look through many of the custom netting panels and barrier nets that are facilitated by Gourock, you'll notice the use of "riblines" running through many of them.  The term "ribline" refers to the installation of an additional support rope that is sewn-in to the interior area of the netting panel.  This technique is great for specialty nets that require additional netting connections (to cables, framing, or existing structure) due to their overall sizing or weight.  Sometimes, they are installed through the netting panels in order to create a 'corner' attachment point for a netting panel that will be running up a vertical wall, and then over a ceiling area.  Whatever the situation may be, the use of riblines is quite common and in many times very recommended for long-term durability of the netting product.

As is quite common for most any large netting panel production, the perimeter edges of the mesh itself will typically have a rope border installed (sewn-in) to finish-off the product, and to provide strong attachment points for the installation.  5/16" Dacron® rope (3200 lb./test) is the most commonly supplied rope bordering material provided on Gourock.com supplied nets.  This is also the same rope that riblines are created from, so you can be assured that all connection points during the netting panel installation have the same visual appearance as well as strength characteristics.

In the 4 images below, you can view 4 netting productions that feature riblines in their design.  Each of these nets was facilitated by Gourock and shipped out to the customers within the last 8 weeks.

The following 2 diagrams display barrier netting panels that have both vertically and horizontally installed riblines in them.  The most particular reason for the use of the riblines on these productions is their sheer physical size and weight.  Both nets are over 4,000 square feet in area, and were being installed in permanent outdoor applications.  In order to have a dependable amount of resistance against wind, and to line-up with the contractor's cables/poles, the combination of the vertical and horizontal riblines was a perfect solution for dependability.  These were both commercial installations at public venues.
The following diagram shows a series of netting panels that were constructed as ceiling nets over the top of an existing fencing structure.  These nets have a few unique features in them, including square mesh construction (which is great for horizontally installed netting panels), "Diamond-Shield" antifoulant dipping, and riblines running in both directions.  For this particular installation, the use of the Dacron® rope riblines was to provide attachment points for divider nets and impact panels.


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com


















The fourth diagram that is shown below, demonstrates a barrier netting panel that was being installed at a private residence, in order to protect the property from balls from the nearby golf course fairway.  In this instance, the vertical rope riblines were installed at specific intervals to line-up with the installation poles that the netting was being installed between.  The top edge of the panel, as well as both sides are all Dacron® rope-bordered as well.  However, the bottom side was provided without a border installed, as the customer had a unevenly sloping property grade - and preferred to trim-off the excess mesh to match the slope once the netting was installed within the poles.

April 8, 2010

Tee Box Protective Barrier Netting

One of the more common applications that golf courses and golfing facilities have for golf barrier netting is for protection around tee boxes, ranges, and parking lots.  There are quite a few ways that a barrier netting installation can be accomplished, and sometimes the nets require customized tapers or angles to fit the customer's requirements.

Below you can see the images of the preexisting framing that required replacement netting.  The nets that had been up there were no longer functional, and the framing needed to be outfitted with new nets.  The purpose of the netting was to aid in the blocking of errant shots to protect people within the tee box range area, the parking lot, and the golf cart pickup zone.  Some of the characteristics required were:
  • resilience to long-term UV and weather exposure
  • ability to block glancing shots
  • minimal visual appearance
  • ease-of-use for lacing to the existing framing
  • ability to custom shape to match the unique dimensions
A perfect match to satisfy all of these requirements was the #12 X 1" (116 lb./twine) DuPont type 66-728 tarred nylon netting.  It features a tar coating that completely covers the twisted-knotted mesh construction, ensuring maximum protection from exposure to UV and the outdoor elements.  This particular tarred 1" nylon netting from Gourock carries a 7 year UV Warranty (prorated).  A great benefit of nylon netting is that it inherently has very strong tensile strength without bulking-up a lot of physical material on the twines.  So a relatively thin twine like the #12 (1.7mm) still provides a dependable 116 lb./twine tensile strength.  That characteristic, combined with the black color and 1" mesh size, results in fantastic golf barrier protection with minimum visual properties.  And since Gourock.com can provide custom dimensions and tapers, the unique dimensions and tapers/angles were no problem at all.

This golf course facility required 26 of the custom nets to match their existing frames.  All nets were facilitated and out the door quickly, and ready for installation and years of dependability.  Below you can view the diagram of the nets provided, followed by customer images of the frames that required the new nets.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

April 7, 2010

Customized Golf Cage Netting

Golf cage nets and golf netting installations are oftentimes supplied with some relatively standard/common net sizes and dimensions.  However, in many instances the particular area or space requires some very customized features, shapes, and measurements.  Utilizing the DuPont® type-66-728 knotted nylon netting, custom golf cage nets are routinely manufactured and supplied for a wide-range of unique customers.  There are some really great examples of some past netting constructions on the Gourock.com site here.  In one recent job, which you can see below, notice that there are all kinds of interesting aspects to the end-product.  This netting cage/enclosure was constructed with the #21 X 3/4" (241 lb./twine) knotted nylon netting, which is most preferred for high-abrasion golf applications - especially for impact panel nets.  All of the edges on this production are bordered with the 5/16" Dacron® rope (3200 lb./test).

Because of the location and installation area that this netting was required to be suspended within, there are quite of few notable features to check out:
  • tapered height from the front end to the back
  • tapered netting width down the left-hand side
  • 3' overlapping netting entrance door for easy entry
  • "wide-mouth" hitting end funneling down to a narrower containment end
And although all of the walls/ceiling on this custom golf net production were already constructed with the heavy-duty #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon, it's always highly recommended to utilize a secondary layer of impact netting that hangs inside the enclosure at the back wall, which has the purpose of absorbing the majority of the impacts and wear.  So you can see the secondary 11' X 10.5' impact net noted on there, which greatly enhances the overall durability of the installation by reinforcing the area of the golf net that is primarily hit into.


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

February 17, 2010

Ad in Coaching Management Baseball Preseason Issue

Continuing our trade-journal accessibility for Athletic Directors and coaches, Gourock.com has a recent advertisement and profile in the latest issue of Coaching Management magazine.  Coaching Management is a sport-specific journal published under the Athletic Management umbrella, and this particular issue is the "Baseball Preseason Edition 2010".  We always strive to remain accessible both online and in print for organizations of every size.  This includes universities, high schools, middle/elementary schools, municipalities, scholastic and private teams, commercial facilities, and most every type of sports association in-between!

The latest baseball issue of Coaching Management "discusses new trends, coaching strategies, conditioning programs, and techniques for working with players and assistant coaches".  Gourock.com can aid your organization and team by supplying options for:
With top quality materials, years of experience and distribution, and quick turnaround of orders/shipments, we look forward to assisting your organization and being your preferred supplier of netting and netting solutions!  Feel free to contact us at your convenience!

-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

February 16, 2010

Ad in Athletic Management 2010 Buyer's Guide

Athletic Management magazine recently published their 2010 Buyer's Guide issue, and Gourock.com can be referenced within the "supplier's directory" (with general profile), and via advertisement.  Gourock always appreciates the correspondence, supplier relationships, and business transactions with the hundreds of Athletic Directors and sports administrators that require netting solutions.  Ranging from coaches and booster club managers, to commercial facility owners and university program directors, Gourock.com is available to quote on customized netting solutions and designs for a wide array of specialized applications.

As attributed to their company profile:
"The editorial mission of Athletic Management is to help high school and college Athletic Directors enhance their operations. Interviews, news briefs, feature stories, and columns address every facet of managing an athletic department from new ideas in fundraising to changes in educational philosophy.  ATHLETIC MANAGEMENT - The source for high school and college athletics."

By maintaining a functional balance between dynamic online convenience and conventional trade-journal accessibility, Gourock.com always looks forward to speaking with your organization about customized netting solutions - and our advertising association with Athletic Management magazine strives to keep us at the top of your list!

January 27, 2010

New Sports Facility Netting

Eastern Iowa Sports Facility is a new commercial training facility that has been opened in Monticello, IA that features baseball, softball, and golf conditioning.  Over the course of their facility development and construction, Gourock.com supplied and shipped the custom netting productions needed for sports barrier and containment requirements.
Commercial baseball and softball netting is most commonly supplied in the #36 X 1-3/4" (381 lb./twine) nylon netting, while the commercially-applied golf impact netting is the #21 X 3/4" (241 lb./twine) nylon netting.  Both are created from the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon mesh construction, and the custom netting panels featured 5/16" Dacron® (3200 lb./test) rope borders and central-riblines.
Commercial sports facility netting is a specialty of Gourock.com, and can be supplied to custom dimensions, features, and unique designs.  Below you can see the netting panel blueprint/plans for the netting panels, followed by some photos of the netting installed within the facility itself.  As you can see, this sports netting production required:
  • tapered shapes to line-up with the sloped roofline
  • sewn-in rope riblines for wall/netting connections
  • "puzzle-piece" configurations to match ceilings, walls, and end-panels
  • large dimensions and customized mesh
Aside from these great examples of the nylon netting productions for the Eastern Iowa Sports Facility, you can also examine some of the other custom nets and netting enclosures supplied by Gourock on the website.


-Joshua Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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