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

May 11, 2017

Nylon Netting Used For ATV Dog Containment - customer photos

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of custom netting materials, prepared per-order according to your own specified sizing and finishing preferences.  A great characteristic of the custom nylon and polyester netting options available through the Gourock site is the multipurpose flexibility they offer for a very wide variety of unique and personalized applications.  There are quite a few selections available to consider, with a variety of different mesh sizes and twine thicknesses - all of which are readily ordered to your own custom dimensions directly through the Gourock.com site:
http://www.gourock.com/netting_types.html

One of the netting options that we have available that is very popular for multipurpose and more uniquely specialized projects is the 210D/80 X 1" knotless nylon netting.  This is a netting construction that features:

  • braided-knotless mesh construction
  • 1" square mesh size
  • twine thickness of #26 (209 lb./tensile rating)
  • UV stabilization and urethane bonding
  • a variety of coloring options: black, white, blue, tan, grey, yellow, orange, magenta/red
  • available to order according to any dimensions you prefer
It's a very user-friendly netting to work with, and can be prepared for you with a rope bordering sewn-in around the edges, or with a 1-1/2" webbing/grommeted border, or as sections of bulk mesh.  The 1" mesh size is very applicable for a wide-range of uses (it's a very multipurpose mesh size), and the different coloring options make it attractive for different aesthetic characteristics that may be preferred for the overall project.  It features a moderately thick twine size that has a very high abrasion resistance along with high tensile strength rating, making it a very dependable and durable netting selection without being overly thick/heavy while at the same time not being a lightweight material either.  In addition to those intrinsic attributes, the braided-knotless nylon netting is a "fabric-like" material - so many people find it a very adaptable mesh that can mold/wrap/adjust around odd-shaped spaces and/or structures.

Gourock.com often supplies custom netting for pet and animal barrier uses, especially for dogs.  Many times the dog barrier netting is blocking off a loft area, doorways, railings, or decks/patios.  Gourock also supplies netting that is applied to various different types of transportation vehicles for different uses, including for boats, trucks, trailers, and passenger cars.  
A recent Gourock netting customer had a need for barrier netting that was to be used for both of these uses - he had a side-by-side ATV that he often operated with his Golden Retriever riding in back, and needed to dependably contain his dog within the ATV while driving.  The 1" knotless nylon netting was a great selection for his use, since the preference was for a strong pliable netting material with a mesh size that was small enough to avoid paws going "though" the netting, as well as having a bright color for both visibility and also aesthetic.

He opted for a bulk mesh section of orange-colored 210D/80 X 1" knotless nylon netting, so that he could use that material to layer around his ATV where needed, and then cut/trim to shape on his own while working with it.  In this case it was a 4'-6" X 22' section of netting, in order to have enough material to work with, along with having some excess mesh to hold on the side for future uses or additions if needed.  Also ordered was a 100' length of the black braided-polyester rope that we supply, which is the same rope that is used on netting productions that have the rope already sewn-in around the perimeter of the mesh.  This bulk length of rope was used by him to weave/lace through the edges of his personally cut/trimmed netting in order to reinforce the edges and provide a nice strong/durable material to attach the netting to the framing of the ATV.  He used bungee cord materials (like the Bungee Balls available from Gourock) to actually connect the netting to his side-by-side, which are convenient because they add a bit of tension/tightness to the overall installation of the netting, and are efficiently removed if needed for instances where the netting may need to come off of the vehicle for storage or in periods of non-use.

Here are some photos that were provided to use from our customer, and they are quite helpful to get a good look at how the nylon netting available from Gourock.com can be used for very unique and personalized projects that not only function with the highest expectation of durability, but also look really good too!

Thank you again Tom - great job, and we appreciate it very much!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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