June 29, 2011

Another Custom Tapered Golf Cage Net

Earlier this month there was a post that provided some background information about a couple of uniquely tapered/customized golf cage nets (click here to view that post).  Last week there was another very similar production that was provided for a new Gourock customer, and the installation and context for this most recent tapered net nearly identical to the previous productions from a couple of weeks ago.  The earlier blog post helped this customer gain some great insights into the availability of custom netting options that are provided through Gourock, as well as which materials would be the most preferred for the application.  Submitting a general drawing/sketch through our contact page is an effective way for us to get working on some pricing and supply options for custom nets like these:

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Custom Golf Cage Net:
twine/mesh:  #21 X 3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting
overall dimensions:  8’-6" high X (8’/6’) wide X 8’ long
custom features:  tapered/angled shape, separate impact netting panel
application:  indoor golf training area

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

Netting Panels With Customized Shapes

Gourock.com routinely assists customers that need netting panels that require some customized shapes in order to function according to their needs.  For instance, if the netting is being installed within a structure/framing that has tapered edges or 'notched' areas, the nylon netting panels that are supplied are constructed to match the specific area that needs to be blocked.  Generally speaking, most tapers or shapes can be facilitated and supplied by Gourock - and that allows many people to accomplish a solution to their barrier netting needs with as much of a personalized fit as possible.  The most recommended approach to getting this sort of job going is to contact us and submit a general drawing/sketch of the dimensions and shape that your looking to have produced.  Also, it's most helpful to either identify the twine/mesh needed, or alternatively what the intended application for the netting is (so that we can make a suggestion on twine/mesh for the panel).

Netting panels that have customized shapes, tapers, or notches are built with the twisted-knotted DuPont® nylon netting, and feature a Dacron® rope bordering that is woven-through the perimeter edge meshes and then sewn into place with nylon twine.  All materials and craftsmanship are 100% Made in the USA and are of the highest quality available.  On the Gourock.com site there are many examples of custom netting panels that have been supplied over the years (click here), and you can also search/browse through this company blog to view lots of other examples of customized nylon nets.

Here are three custom-shaped netting panel productions that have been facilitated, produced, and shipped over the last couple of weeks.  Each of the following diagrams show the unique dimensions and shapes that were required for each customer's particular netting installation - and all feature the highest quality DuPont® type 66-728 nylon netting with 5/16" Dacron® rope borders:
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-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

June 24, 2011

Baseball Field Barrier Netting

Baseball field and stadium barrier netting is often supplied by Gourock, and every individual installation requires a custom combination of materials and sizes.  The barrier nets that are generally produced for stadiums and facilities are typically being used to protect spectators, parking lots, concession areas, and training zones from fly balls and foul balls.  Most of the time the barrier netting is installed vertically, for instance in front of the stands or over the outfield wall.  However, many times there are clients that have a situation that requires a horizontal barrier, similar to a "roof" made of netting.  Gourock.com supplies customized netting panels that are installed in this fashion quite frequently.

Generally speaking, netting panels are most efficiently installed within the structural area by being clipped/connected to a series of wires/cables that are tensioned between the support posts.  The most recommended approach to to have wires or cables tensioned between the support structures in a way that creates a full-perimeter to clip the borders of the netting panel to.  The same approach is used for both vertically-hung nets as well as horizontally-hung netting panels.  The end result will be an even distribution of weight around the entire perimeter, as well as keeping the netting as "sag-free" as possible after it's clipped up.

For baseball and softball facilities, the most typically selected netting mesh size for barrier netting installations is a 1-3/4" diamond mesh pattern.  The most commonly selected twine thicknesses are the #21 (2.0mm) and the thicker/stronger #36 (2.5mm) twine.  From our experience, it's pretty much a 50/50 on which twine thickness that people go for, and they are both very functional and durable.  The primary decision factors are often personal preference on the visual nature of the installation, preference on tensile strength, and budget.  Netting panels can be provided by Gourock to any particular dimensions, and also most shapes.  The materials used are DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, and 5/16" braided Dacron® rope bordering (sewn-in).

Below are a couple examples of two custom netting panels that were shipped-out to a youth league establishment that required barrier netting to be installed horizontally to cover an area that was prone to fly balls and foul balls.  Both nets were manufactured from the #36 X 1-3/4" (381 lb./twine) DuPont® knotted nylon netting with 5/16" Dacron® rope borders sewn-in.  As you can also see, both nets have a customized trapezoidal shape and unique sizes/dimensions in order to match the customer's preferred installation area.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

June 10, 2011

Custom Basketball-Shot Netting

A few weeks ago we had a request for some customized nets to be utilized within a unique marketing application that involved a basketball shooting game.  There were a couple of different sizes and shapes that needed to be facilitated, put into production, and shipped to our customer's event locations.  These nets had some very specific dimensions, tapers, and shapes in order to fit within their necessary area and to function well to catch-and-return the shot basketballs.
Gourock.com specializes in providing custom netting solutions for a very wide variety of applications - so these nets were certainly available to quote and provide for this particular end-user.  The materials used for the job were the #21 X 1-3/4" DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting, edged with sewn-in 5/16" Dacron® Rope Borders, and then reinforced at several connection points with 2" steel rings.
The #21 X 1-3/4" nylon netting is typically the most popular choice for basketball netting applications due to its exceptional combination of tensile strength, twine thickness, weight, and overall value.
Feel free to take a look through the drawings that were drafted-up for production on these custom nets to view the details and specifics that were required for these custom nets - as well as the general product rendering that was provided by our customer for context.
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-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

June 3, 2011

Uniquely Tapered Nylon Golf Cage Nets

Many golf cage nets are designed to be installed within uniquely-configured frames or structural areas.  For applications that require customized netting shapes and dimensions, feel free to contact Gourock.com with a basic diagram of what you're aiming for and the dimensions of the netting needed, and we can email or fax a quotation to you with some netting options and prices.  Featuring DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting and 100% American Manufacturing, you are guaranteed to be provided with custom nets that have maximum durability and premium quality.

Over the last week there have been a couple of interesting golf cage nets produced that help demonstrate some of the highly customized nets that are possible to be sourced through our company - and some of the unique features that are occasionally requested and shipped out for people.  Both of the following examples are nets that are being installed within indoor areas for golf impact purposes, and they both required tapered upper shelf netting shapes and an 'angled' design:
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Example 1:
twine/mesh:  #21 X 3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting
overall dimensions:  10’ high X (18’/11’) wide X 10’ long
custom features:  tapered/angled shape, snap-hooks in corners, separate impact netting panel
application:  indoor golf training area

Example 2:
twine/mesh:  #21 X 3/4" Knotted Nylon Netting
overall dimensions:  8’ high X 14'-6" wide with tapered top-shelf
custom features:  tapered/angled shape, snap-hooks to line-up with ceiling connections
application:  indoor golf training area

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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