January 18, 2012

Basketball Barrier Net With Poles

The Home Barrier Netting System that is available at Gourock.com is a really functional solution for people that need to block/contain balls and objects within different areas of their property.  Consisting of a dependable ground anchor and steel pole installation, with netting panels clipped to steel attachment points, there are hundreds of potential applications for the Home Barrier Poles.  For some really good context on the materials and components, check out this page of the Gourock site (click here), and also this previously written article (click here) that helps demonstrate the assembly of the poles themselves.

Some very popular applications for this combination of netting and poles include barrier set-ups for baseball & softball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse & hockey, volleyball, golf, and many other multipurpose uses.  Generally speaking, if you are a person that is looking for a solid netting installation system that is an alternative to a permanently-installed post/cable/footing approach - then the Home Barrier Netting System is a really good option to consider.

A recent customer in Texas contacted us seeking information on how he could utilize the Home Barrier Poles and some nylon netting panels in a way that would fit his unique requirements.  Basically, he has a very nice basketball hoop setup on the edge of his driveway - but the way that the property dropped-away behind the hoop was causing all kinds of inconvenient situations with missed shots and basketballs rolling away from their practice area.  In addition to the annoyance of consistently chasing and retrieving basketballs that were rolling away, the lawn area behind the driveway was being destroyed and ripped-up from the excess wear-and-tear from the increased foot traffic on it.  He tried out a couple of potential solutions, which were a small "catch net" that was sourced from a department store - along with layering some burlap material over the worn lawn, however neither accomplished what they needed to.

Here is the photo of the basketball hoop area with generic-net and burlap covering that was forwarded to us while we discussed the matter on the phone:






















Using and installing the Home Barrier Poles along with some custom-sized nylon netting panels was the approach used to get things solved for this customer.  The primary characteristics that needed to be considered were that the property grade was quite uneven from one side to the other, and that he wanted to get a fairly wide coverage area for the netting while keeping the overall setup pretty "minimal" as well.  But these things were no problem at all to facilitate.  The way that a solution was packaged for him included:

  • different height poles installed to match the grade as closely as possible, which were a collection of 8' poles and a 10' pole where the property dropped lower.
  • different dimension custom nylon nets that would help alleviate the effect of the slope/height differences, while still getting barrier coverage all the way to the ground.
  • breaking-up the barrier/containment area into two separate pole/netting areas which would allow him to make the fit and installation adjustments to the left and right sides independently - and to his own preferences.
  • using the #21 X 1-3/4" square mesh knotted DuPont® nylon netting, with 5/16" Dacron® rope bordering, for optimal longterm outdoor use for many years.
A couple of days ago he had forwarded over the back and front views of his initial installation of the materials, and he reported back great success achieving his goals.  He opted to source a package of the netting installation bungee-balls that we have available so that he could make a few more netting attachments and installation adjustments - but other than that he was able to get rid of the generic 'catch net' that was on there and should start seeing his worn lawn recover nicely!  Here are the images sent over to us, and hopefully they help you out with a bit more context for some of the barrier netting solutions that you can source through Gourock:

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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