May 30, 2014

Some Recent 3-Dimensional Netting Productions

Nylon netting materials from Gourock.com are available to be fabricated as 3-dimensional products.  Lots of times you'll see this type of construction done for uses such as batting cage nets and golf cage nets - but there are also many other applications that are very well suited for this sort of design.  For instance, Gourock has supplied customized 3D nets for soccer goals, sports facility containment, animal and bird enclosures, institutional applications, trade-shows and events, and a host of other diverse uses. 

A general similarity between all of these types of netting constructions is that they all require a ceiling, a pair of sides walls, and at least one end panel - all seamed together into a complete finished 3-dimensional or "cube-like" final product.  Some of them can be quite large, for instance dozens of feet in height X width X length.  Other instances require the nets to be more moderate in sizing, to fit into smaller areas such as custom frames or within indoor space constraints.  As as each of these types of netting productions generally share some typical features, most also integrate a host of unique characteristics that are specific for that particular customer and their preferences.

Built from the highest quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, custom nylon netting enclosures supplied by Gourock.com are extremely durable, highly customizable, and produced per-order using 100% American materials and fabrication.  You can find many examples of netting enclosures throughout this blog and also on the Gourock.com site itself, and here are 3 recent examples from the last couple of weeks or so:

Example 1:
Netting:  #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon
Sizing:  8' high X 12' wide X 2' deep
Application:  box-style custom soccer goal net




Example 2:
Netting:  #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon
Sizing:  9’-6” high X 18’ wide X 16’ long
Application:  baseball/softball soft-toss enclosure

Example 3:
Netting:  #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon
Sizing:  (12’/8’) high X 16’ wide X 14’ long (height is 12’ in front, and tapers to 8’ tall in back)
Application:  hockey goal shooting containment



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

May 9, 2014

Batting Cage Net Installation, Backyard/Residential with Cable-Suspension

Batting cage nets from Gourock.com are installed and hung in a wide variety of methods, with a very popular approach being a technique known as a "cable suspension".  The cable suspension design is very efficient for both indoor installations, as well as outdoor setups.  The general context is that a series of cables or wires are tensioned between some supporting structures, and then the batting cage net is clipped/suspended underneath the wires.
For indoor installations the cables are generally attached and tensioned between walls, or from eyebolts that are installed into ceiling rafters.  And for outdoor installations the cables are most typically tensioned between some poles or posts that have been set into ground.  The general recommendations for either type of installation is to locate the cables so that they line-up with the dimensions of the batting cage net that is being suspended.  This means that there is usually 3 cables for an average sized net:  one for each side, and one running down the center.
For additional context on this, reference the following article that is also on this blog:
http://netting-gourock.blogspot.com/2009/11/batting-cage-cable-suspension.html

A recent Gourock batting cage customer documented his installation, and sent us this great photo portfolio of the construction process and materials that he opted to use.  This is a residential batting cage installation that utilizes the cable suspension technique, and features a custom footprint/bed for the batting area and a unique clamping mechanism to secure the wires to the square steel support poles.
The netting is a #42 HDPE Batting Cage Net, 12' high X 14' wide X 55' long.  This net has a physical weight of 100 lbs.
As you can see from the end results of this project, he also added a lighting system for nighttime practice.
This is a really great setup, and a fantastic construction design - thanks again Mike!

Photos/process in chronological order:



















-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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