Showing posts with label sports netting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports netting. Show all posts

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.  

EXAMPLE 1:
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:

EXAMPLE 2:
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

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

March 30, 2017

Basketball Barrier Netting, Customer Photos

Gourock.com supplies nylon netting for basketball barrier installations for all kinds of different users, ranging from large commercial clients to private residential customers.  There are a lot of really great options available, from a variety of twine thicknesses and mesh sizes - and since the nylon nets are prepared per-order, you have the ability to order any sizing needed for your project.  We have some good netting type selections to take a look at on the Basketball Barrier Netting section of the Gourock site:

One of the most popular selections for home-use and commercial-use basketball barrier netting is the 4" mesh size twisted-knotted nylon netting.  This is a black-colored, square mesh pattern netting - constructed from the DuPont® type 66-728 nylon, and is 100% Made in the USA.  There are a couple of options for twine thickness, so that you can go with a lighter-weight net (#15, 1.8mm) or a heavier-weight (#30, 2.3mm) depending on your preferences and expected usage.
Gourock prepares either of those netting options either with or without a 5/16" rope bordering installed around the perimeter edges - so you can have the material supplied as "bulk" cut sections, or as finished and bordered netting panels.

The 4" nylon netting works really well when installed between Gourock's In-Ground Steel Poles, which is a pole/support system that utilizes a ground sleeve/anchor and 2" pole components.  You can view details and installation details about these netting installation poles here:

Many people need barrier netting around their property, driveways, or sport-courts in order to contain basketballs within the play area.  This is often due to safety reasons (for instance, keeping balls from rolling into traffic, or out of wooded areas that may have ticks), for convenience (keeping balls from rolling down hills or driveways), and for consideration of neighbors or surrounding property.  There are 4 different heights available, which are 8', 10', 12', and 14'.  The netting used to hang between the poles can be any length - so you can get as much barrier netting coverage area as you prefer - spacing the poles every 10'-12', which is the recommended placement interval.

Here is a series of photos from one of our recent customers that utilized Gourock's steel poles and nylon netting to complete his basketball barrier netting setup at his home.  You can click on the images to see them larger - and you can get a good idea of how minimally visual all of the materials and poles are.  
He went with the #15 X 4" knotted nylon netting with a perimeter rope bordering installed.  And the netting is connected/spanned between three of the 10' in-ground poles.  And you can also see a personalized addition that he made to increase the tension/fit of the netting by designing a general guy-wire support from some rope, stakes, and hooks.

Looks really great John - thank you again!





-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

December 6, 2016

Custom Netting Panels, Specialized Shapes for Larger Areas

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of customized netting productions, and many times the nets that are required by our customers need to have some very particular and unique sizing and shape characteristics.  A lot of custom nets do the job really well when they are constructed to square or rectangular shapes that are produced to most any particular dimensions that are preferred - such as the readily available options displayed on Gourock's Online Netting Calculator.  However, there are many instances in many industries in which the customization of final netting shape needs to be more specific and very unique.  And then in addition to more specialized shape considerations, there are many situations where the netting is meant to cover or span over a larger area as well.  For some context on this, think of netting that is meant to cover a specifically shaped warehouse optioning, stadium spectator area, or an industrial retention pond for instance.

Larger nets with custom shapes, dimensions, and fabrication features are available for Gourock to quote and supply to you, providing you the opportunity to have specifically created netting panels made-to-order that will be the best solution for your particular problem or project goal.  Gourock.com has years and years of experience with supplying custom netting productions for a very wide spectrum of industries and customers including those in athletics, municipalities and scholastics, agricultural, warehousing and logistics, vendor and trade-show installations, government and military, mining and heavy industry, and more.  Custom netting is a very far reaching and widely applied solution for a diverse population of industries, companies, and users - and Gourock is a specialty supplier of the highest quality Made in USA custom netting products.

As we have noted many times within this company blog as well as on the Gourock.com website, netting productions that we ship out can be quite unique and built to all different combinations of dimensions and shapes.  For instance, see this recent article on our blog that helps demonstrate some very specifically constructed custom netting shapes intended for smaller-sized areas.  This following set of examples is pretty similar in intention and need, with the difference being that these nets below have a lot larger area involved since they are needed for large spaces.  As with those previous examples of the smaller-area nets, these following nets all square some typical characteristics as well:
  • each are larger in total size area, since they are built to block/protect an expansive overall space
  • each features a custom shape characteristic, specifically a taper or angle to correctly function for the specific area that needs to be blocked by netting
  • each features a 5/16" polyester rope bordering sewn-in around the perimeter edges, which adds strength and durability around the edges and also holds the netting into its specific shape and size
  • each are built from the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, using the best combination of twine thickness and mesh size for the intended purpose for the net
A good way to get started on choosing the netting that is best-suited for your purpose is to take a look at the mesh size and twine thickness options that we have available to consider on this page of the Gourock website.  And then you can also use the contact page on the Gourock site to upload a diagram/drawing and forward it over to us to take a look at - and then we can quote some available options for your consideration.  You can also use the same contact page to request some sample pieces of different netting types, we mail them out at no charge.

EXAMPLE 1:
netting type and construction:  #18 X 1" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  25' X 35'
custom shape features:  tapered/angled shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  bird barrier netting to cover the front of a storage pavilion at a waste management location



EXAMPLE 2:
netting type and construction:  #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  37'-6" X 46'
custom shape features:  tapered/angled shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  overhead protective netting at a municipal baseball/softball field



EXAMPLE 3:
netting type and construction:  #12 X 1" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  13' X 27'-8"
custom shape features:  tapered/angled shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  bird and debris barrier netting covering a residential retention pond



EXAMPLE 4:
netting type and construction:  #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  15' X 38'
custom shape features:  triangular shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  window/rafter barrier netting at an indoor soccer facility


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

November 9, 2016

Custom Nylon Netting Shapes for Smaller Areas

Gourock.com supplies hundreds of custom built netting panels for a very wide spectrum of applications and needs.  Many times the netting that is required for a particular project needs to incorporate very specific sizing and shape characteristics in order to best accomplish its purpose.  Often the customized sizes and shapes are needed for larger installations such as sports stadiums, gymnasiums, warehouses, and outdoor facilities.  Lots of times these sorts of netting productions are pretty large in size, and are meant to have lots of coverage area - for instance, spanning entire specter bleacher areas or spans between buildings.  We have many examples of large custom netting productions noted throughout the Gourock.com site and on this company blog as well.

However, the custom netting available from Gourock is also very functional for smaller spaces and limited coverage areas.  Since we have a wide variety of netting twine thicknesses and mesh sizes available, as well as many options for customizing sizing and shape features, there are opportunities for netting solutions for very unique situations.  For instance, there are industrial warehouse applications that require small nets to barricade or block railing spaces, loft areas, and gaps in racking and shelving.  In other industrial applications there may be small specific gaps within rafters or between equipment storage spaces that need to be spanned with netting to block people, birds, debris, or animals from passing through.  The same sorts of situations also pop-up with private residential applications as well - and they also are typical for a lot of scholastic or municipal installations too.

Gourock.com specializes in custom netting supply, and you have the opportunity to have netting made per-order according to some pretty specific shape details as well.  A good way to get started on choosing the netting that is best-suited for your purpose is to take a look at the mesh size and twine thickness options that we have available to consider on this page of the Gourock website.  And then you can also use the contact page on the Gourock site to upload a diagram/drawing and forward it over to us to take a look at - and then we can quote some available options for your consideration.  You can also use the same contact page to request some sample pieces of different netting types, we mail them out at no charge.

Most of the highly custom nets that are supplied by Gourock.com are built using the highest-quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  Available in a wide selection of mesh sizes and twine thicknesses, and 100% Made in the USA, custom netting products from Gourock are produced per-order according to the sizing that you need for your particular project.  Whether it's a very large-scale netting production that is meant to surround entire driving ranges or commercial locations, or for smaller-sized nets that have a highly unique purpose and installation space, Gourock.com has a netting solution for you.

Take a look through this blog and also in the Gourock.com site as well to get some context on different custom netting jobs that have been shipped over the years - you very well may locate a few examples that are very similar to what you are aiming for for your project.  Here are four examples of custom netting productions supplied by Gourock.com that are each quite unique, but also incorporate the following particular characteristics:
  • each are smaller in total size area, since they are built to block/protect an important small space
  • each features a custom shape characteristic, specifically a taper or angle to correctly function for the specific area that needs to be blocked by netting
  • each features a 5/16" polyester rope bordering sewn-in around the perimeter edges, which adds strength and durability around the edges and also holds the netting into its specific shape and size
  • each are built from the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, using the best combination of twine thickness and mesh size for the intended purpose for the net
EXAMPLE 1:
netting type and construction:  #18 X 1" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  14'-6" X 17'
custom shape features:  tapered/angled corner, notched/cutout corner, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  pond barrier/cover netting to block birds, debris, and leaves in a residential backyard location


EXAMPLE 2:
netting type and construction:  #30 X 4" knotted nylon, square mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  7' X 13'
custom shape features:  trapezoidal shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  loading dock barrier net, construction company
EXAMPLE 3:
netting type and construction:  #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  11'-6" X 10'
custom shape features:  tapered/peaked shape on top, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  window barrier protection, indoor sports training gym at a private school


























EXAMPLE 4:
netting type and construction:  #15 X 3/4" knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern, 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered
general area size:  13'-9" X 7'-11"
custom shape features:  triangular shape, specific sizing/dimensions
purpose for the netting:  debris and bird barrier netting covering a sailboat top deck, private sailor/owner





-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 27, 2016

Custom Netting for Sports Training Facilities

Sports training facilities and athletic stadiums generally require custom netting in order to solve a variety of safety and protective situations.  For instance, many indoor sports training facilities require netting in order block or barricade certain areas of the space for individual practice zones.  In other cases, there are nets that are needed as a barrier to protect spectators or bystanders from flying balls or gaining equipment.  And other times the netting is necessary to protect structural elements of the facility area itself - for example lighting and seating barrier applications, scoreboard protection, and parking lot or vendor area protection needs.  In fact, there are many unique and individual needs for netting - and every sports stadium or training facility has its own set of situations that are very well solved with the installation of customized netting productions available from Gourock.com

Throughout the years, we at Gourock have supplied many, many training facilities and sports stadiums with their customized netting solutions ranging from indoor multi-sport commercial establishments to major universities and professional stadiums, as well as upstart private sports business and municipal/scholastic installations.  Gourock.com supplies a wide variety of mesh sizes and twine thicknesses, all made per-order according to customized sizing and shape needs.  The mesh and twine options for the netting selections will be applicable for different types of sports and uses.  For instance if a gymnasium or sports facility is primarily concerned with barrier netting for larger object sports like basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, or dodgeball - then a bigger mesh size netting option like the 4" opening is a popular selection.  Alternatively, many sports facilities also need barrier and containment netting for smaller-sized sports balls as well such as baseball, tennis, softball, field hockey, and lacrosse.  In this case the 1-3/4" mesh size nylon netting is a good considerations.  And then going even smaller, for training facilities that also want to include sports like golf, Gourock has 3/4" mesh netting options available as well.

And then, aside from the options of mesh size that you can consider for your sports barrier netting needs, there are different twine thickness available to go with as well.  Lighter weight (thinner) twine thicknesses like #12 or #15 are great for general containment, or light/moderate abrasion situations.  Mid-range twine thicknesses like #21 and #30 are the most commonly selected for all-purpose situations.  And then thicker twine thicknesses like #36 and #72 are generally popular for netting installations that expect to undergo a fairly consistent level of high-abrasion wear and impacts over time.  
Gourock does mail out free netting samples for your research and information, so if you do want to get some samples of the materials that you are considering, feel free to drop over a message through our contact page with your mailing address to get the samples mailed your way (USA locations).

Through our Online Netting Calculator you can very easily price and order netting built to most any dimensions that you require - it's a very refined and efficient process that allows for quick ordering and sourcing of custom netting prepared to your own specific sizing needs.  But for many commercial installations and at sports training facilities, there are very unique sizing and shape requirements that our customers need for their netting productions.  For instance, many baseball and softball stadiums need some of the nets to incorporate tapers or angles in the netting shape so that the material can fill-in odd-shaped areas.  Or in some cases there need to be special finishing or production features incorporated into the final design - such as entry door areas, particular bordering necessities, or internal wind-lines or attachment ropes that run through the netting in certain locations.  Gourock.com has a lot of experience supplying very customized netting designs and shapes/sizes - and feel free to send us over a request through our contact page (you can upload diagrams, images, and details as needed) and we can get started on a quotation for your particular goals.

Throughout this company blog as well as on the Gourock.com site we have many examples of custom netting designs and productions that have been shipped out over the years.  Here are 3 recent examples form the previous few weeks that demonstrate some of the very specific custom netting jobs that have been delivered and installed at 3 different types of sports training facilities.  These are all very different, and are each for unique situations - and they help in demonstrating some of the custom nylon netting productions available through Gourock.com

Example 1
netting details:  #36 X 1-3/4" twisted-knotted nylon, square mesh pattern
custom features: specific dimensions, overlapping door/entrance areas, webbing/grommeting bordering where specified, polyester rope bordered where specified
intended use: commercial basketball facility, barrier and containment netting



Example 2
netting details:  #72 X 1-3/4" twisted-knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern
custom features: tapered/angled shape, polyester rope bordering, specific sizing necessities
intended use: commercial soccer facility, goal top-shelf containment (high abrasion)


Example 3
netting details:  #21 X 1-3/4" twisted-knotted nylon, diamond mesh pattern
custom features: tapered/angled shape, polyester rope bordering, specific sizing necessities
intended use: commercial baseball and softball stadium, spectator/backstop barrier and protection


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

April 26, 2016

Custom Netting for Commercial Sports Training Facilities

Throughout the years, Gourock.com has supplied many commercial sports training facilities and businesses with their barrier and protective nets.  Ranging from new upstart regional businesses, to large established sports training firms, Gourock has the capability to quote, manufacture, and ship custom nets for each unique installation.  There are quite a few examples of different sports facility nets that we have supplied over the years throughout this company blog and on the Gourock.com site - but here is another interesting example from the last month that may help you during your research into protective sports netting and the custom netting options that are available to you.

Netting that is being installed at locations that are expected to be subjected to an increased amount of abrasion have a few characteristics to consider.  Specifically - thicker netting twines are recommended for commercial establishments since those sorts of locations have an expectation that there will be lots of continuous users, resulting in a pretty consistent amount traffic and impact on the netting.  As opposed to a lot of the netting that is used for general barrier and protective purposes, the nets that are installed at high-traffic training facilities for the same purposes are continuously subjected to various high-intensity impacts and wear-and-tear due to the amount of people and drills occurring within the facility every day.  So for instance, a general protective barrier net that is surrounding a field or a set of bleachers is expected to be impacted intermittently, and those nets are there to contain balls and protect property and spectators.  In contrast, the barrier nets at a sports facility will function for those same purposes - but also are utilized for other close-range and high-impact uses as well.  For instance, soft-toss training for baseball and softball players.  Or also for golf driving and hitting practice or drills (if the facility specializes in golf).  Basically, since commercially-oriented training establishments generally want to be able to get the most overall use from their netting, the thicker netting twines really aid in dependably providing a double-duty job (general containment/safety, as well as close-range impact uses).

Here is a recent example of a series of custom nets that were manufactured and shipped out to a training facility in Ohio that concentrates on high school athletes performing a wide variety of sports including baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and golf.  So there were certain areas of their facility that they preferred the heavy-duty golf impact netting to take-care of all of the expected sports (since golf netting will also block/contain all of the larger objects as well), whereas there were some areas that were only to be geared towards the larger impact objects (basically everything larger than a golf ball).  And since this sort of netting installation calls for the thicker materials for the higher abrasion that comes with high traffic usage, the recommended materials for this project were the #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting, and the #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting.  These are both DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting constructions, black in coloring, and built diamond mesh pattern with 5/16" Dacron® (polyester) rope borders sewn-in around the perimeter.

In addition to the considerations of high abrasion/traffic and the multipurpose usage of the netting, there were also customized features integrated into the actual finished netting panels themselves.  For instance, as you can see from the fabrication drawings below, there are several notes and identifiers that make these netting productions unique to this particular location specifically:

  • custom dimensions for all of the different finished netting panels
  • polyester rope riblines installed within the area of the netting to line-up with the angles and connection points of the building's walls and ceiling taper locations
  • weighted rope bottom edges (leadline bottom ropes)
  • overlapping netting entrance door areas built to line-up with existing doors at the facility
In all, this production resulted in 13 custom nylon netting panels that are all being installed in specific locations of this sports training facility to make the area functional not just for the intended sports, but also for the nets to match well within the space and building itself.  

As you are doing your research into containment, protective, barrier, and impact netting for your own sports training facility - feel free to contact Gourock.com with your requests or goals and we can take a look and get a netting quote together for you!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 28, 2015

Indoor Netting for Commercial Sports Training Facilities

During the autumn and winter seasons, many parts of the country rely on indoor training facilities for their sports practices and workouts.  Some popular indoor facilities that Gourock.com supplies with netting concentrate on multisport training opportunities including golf, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, floor hockey, football, and basketball.

Generally speaking, using barrier netting throughout the indoor area is pretty important for a successful and safe commercial sports training environment.  Netting protects athletes and spectators from moving balls and equipment, and the netting also is used to protect structural elements of the building itself including lighting, entrances/windows, ventilation infrastructure, and finished walls or construction.  Depending on the sizes of the objects that need to be contained or blocked, the netting that gets installed within these areas can be fabricated from a few different mesh sizes - and in a few different ways of being prepared.

For instance, say a baseball and softball training facility wants to use barrier netting to protect their lights, and also around the turf area of their practice field.  In that case, a 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting is the way to go.  If that same facility says that they will also be doing soccer drills, well the netting should stay at the same mesh size because it will still need to block the baseballs - but will naturally work great for larger objects like soccer balls.
However - if that facility is also planning on offering training areas for golf, well then the mesh size needs to get down to a 3/4" so that the golf balls are properly contained.  And then, since that 3/4" mesh works great for the golf balls it will naturally function well for the larger baseballs, softballs, and soccer balls.  The best tip regarding mesh size is to determine what the smallest object is that needs to be contained - and then utilize that mesh for the area.  Many indoor facilities actually use a combination of different mesh sizes for various areas of their overall space - since its possible that the golf is only being done in one particular section, whereas the soccer and baseball/softball are concentrated in other areas.  The takeaway is that every facility is different and has its own unique set of parameters and owner preferences, but the netting itself can certainly be prepared to size and per order by Gourock.com and then shipped right out.

Aside from determining which netting twine thickness and mesh size will be best suited for the job, there is also the design of the netting itself.  In this context the design is referring to how the mesh is created and prepared - and the choices are typically between a series of individual 2-dimensional netting panels or an overall larger 3-dimensional enclosure that covers a large area.  We at Gourock.com are unable to specifically advise which approach to go with, since it really is determined by the building, the installer/contractor, and the intended design of the space.  Many times the most optimal approach selected is a series of individual nets, which is a great way to go and is very intuitive.  Gourock produces the nets to whatever particular 2 dimensions needed, and you can view dozens of examples of these nets through this blog and on the Gourock.com site.  For many other facilities the more preferred approach is to have a customized enclosure net produced that will cover the whole area with netting, including all 4 sides and the top ceiling.

For these 2 recent examples of commercial training facility nets that were manufactured and shipped out over the last few weeks show a couple general examples of each approach.  Through Gourock you can have nets made from 100% USA Made Nylon Netting and the finest hand-craftsmanship, shipped direct to your location.  Once you have a relative idea of the netting that you're after, certainly feel free to send over a message with your request or information right through our online contact page and we can get working on the netting solution for you.

Example 1
netting details: #15 X 3/4" twisted-knotted nylon + #21 X 3/4" twisted-knotted nylon
custom features: enclosure design with expanded sizing/volume, center-ceiling lines installed, rope bordering, secondary layer of impact/reinforcement netting
intended use: golf training facility


Example 2
netting details: #36 X 1-3/4" twisted-knotted nylon
custom features: enclosure design with custom entrance doors, ceiling netting panel with center-ceiling lines installed, perimeter netting with rope bordering
intended use: baseball/softball and multisport training facility (soccer, lacrosse, volleyball)


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 11, 2015

Custom Nylon Batting Cage Nets

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of customized netting productions featuring DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon.  This is a nylon netting that is 100% American Made, and our customized netting productions are also hand-made in the USA as well.  Over the years we have supplied thousands of custom-built netting products, including a very wide variety of unique batting cage enclosure designs.

Generally speaking, custom batting cage nets are constructed per-order according to whatever particular Height' X Width' X Length' that you need for the overall project.  There are various different twine thicknesses of the nylon netting available, as well as different bottom-edge bordering options available to select from.  At the Gourock.com homepage we provide a very convenient "Custom Batting Cage Calculator" where you can get pricing and product details.
We also mail out free netting samples of the twisted-knotted nylon netting, so as you are doing your research into your batting cage project feel free to drop us an email and we'll mail the samples out your way.

As seen throughout this blog and on the Gourock.com site, custom batting cage nets often feature many different personalizations such as additional ceiling lines, entrance doors, notched shapes, tapered shapes, and other one-off characteristics.  The best way to get a price on something more highly specialized for the batting cage construction is to contact us and forward the details, and we can reply back with a quotation for the job.

Here is an example of some custom batting cage nets that have been produced and shipped in the last couple weeks.  These were built from the #36 X 1-3/4" (381 lb.) DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon, and were fully rope bordered on all edges with 5/16" braided polyester ropes.  There were a couple of specifically-requested entrance doors and locations that were needed, and these nets were delivered to a commercial batting cage and baseball training facility.


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

July 30, 2015

Custom Net Productions, DuPont® 66-728 Nylon Netting

DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting is a very high-quality netting construction that features a high tensile strength, dependable abrasion resistance, and from Gourock.com is a 100% Made in America product.  We offer a fairly wide selection of twine thicknesses and mesh sizes from this nylon material, and this netting choice is very recommended for many different and varying applications, including:

  • athletic and sport uses
  • general protective and safety uses
  • barrier and property protection installations
  • industrial and commercial needs
  • stadiums, driving ranges, and training facilities
  • aviary, zoo, deer, and general animal containment
  • agricultural, garden, and multipurpose outdoor needs
  • indoor and outdoor netting installations
Gourock.com makes it very easy for you to source netting according to most any particular sizes/dimensions that you need for your project.  Simply use the Gourock Online Netting Calculator to enter the size you prefer, and you'll be displayed the variety of netting options available to you.  All of the nylon netting selections that are available in the calculator are also provided with images of the twine/mesh that you van view - and if needed you can also drop us a line through the contact page to request free netting samples (sent via USPS, USA locations).

In addition to the easy custom sizing and ordering options that Gourock.com offers directly online, there are hundreds of highly unique netting productions that get manufactured and shipped out as well.  These are netting jobs that often incorporate very specific material, construction, and sizing or shape considerations.  Most of the nets that are constructed with very unique features are built using the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, along with additional materials like 5/16" braided polyester ropes, and 1-1/2" nylon webbing (with grommets).  Whether the netting is being implemented for private, commercial, municipal, scholastic, or industrial applications - Gourock.com handles it all.

Here are some recent netting productions from the last several weeks that involve very specific customized features and materials, and if you need some pricing estimates on custom netting like these you can certainly use the Gourock contact page to drop us a line with your request!

EXAMPLE 1
Netting: #12 X 1" Knotted Nylon Netting + 1-1/2" Nylon Webbing Border, Grommets
Custom Features: Particular Netting Sizing & Grommet Spacing
Usage/Application: Outdoor Golf Barrier, Residential


EXAMPLE 2 
Netting: #72 X 1-3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting + 5/16" rope bordering 
Custom Features: Netting Sizing, (2x) Integrated Portals w/"Sock Netting"
Usage/Application: Baseball/Softball Facility Soft-Toss Training

EXAMPLES 3 & 4 
Netting: #36 X 1-3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting + 5/16" Rope Bordering + 1-1/2" Nylon Webbing/Grommets
Custom Features: Specific Dimensions, Custom Webbing-Edged "Door" Feature (with grommets for closure)
Usage/Application: Indoor Soccer/Sports Facility Barrier Netting


EXAMPLE 5 
Netting: #72 X 1-3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting + 5/16" rope bordering 
Custom Features: Notch/Cutout Feature, Vertical Rope Riblines + Tails
Usage/Application: Indoor Baseball Facility Impact Netting


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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