November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! wishes everyone a really Happy Thanksgiving this year!  We appreciate all of the great people and customers that we speak with everyday, and most especially are very thankful for your wonderful business this year (and throughout all of the years!).

We just want you to know that our sales office will be closed on Thur. 11/24 and Fri. 11/25, and we'll be back in for regular business hours on Monday morning.  The shipping warehouses will also be closed for the holiday during the 4-day weekend as well.

However, you can always place your orders online, 24 hours a day, through our secure online shopping cart on the website and store.  Your orders will be processed and invoiced first thing on Monday morning, getting them out on the road for you ASAP.   
The online contact form for emails, as well as fax contact, will be accepting and delivering messages right to our office throughout the holiday as well.

Have a really nice holiday!

-Josh Grzyb @

November 11, 2011

Custom Nylon Safety Screen Nets

For baseball and softball applications, a very popular type of netting product is the "safety screen" net.  The typical use for this type of net is to protect pitchers during batting practice, and also in the field to aid in protection during infield drills. has a good selection of 7' X 7' safety screens available, which you can refer to by clicking over to this page of our site.  However we also supply customized safety screen nets as well.  There are many customers that have their own framing already assembled, to their own particular sizing and features, that require the netting itself.  The most common solution for this sort of installation is to go with a "pillowcase-style" net.  This sort of netting design slides over the top of the framing, just like a pillowcase slides over the top of the pillow.  The end result is a double-layer of netting that encapsulates the framing, and provides a very dependable and durable safety screen.

Gourock provides custom-built safety screens in the "pillowcase-style" design, constructed to any particular dimensions that you require.  They feature the DuPont® twisted-knotted nylon netting, and can be reinforced on the edges with Dacron® rope borders (or alternatively, can simply be laced together with nylon twine).  The most common twine thicknesses used for the safety nets are the #36 (2.5mm, 381 lb./twine) nylon, or for more commercially-oriented facilities there is the #72 (3.5mm, 740 lb./twine) for maximum abrasion resistance.  The best way to get quoted on some customized safety screen nets for your L-Screen, Softball Screen, or Fielder-Screen framing is to use our contact page to forward a basic diagram of your framing sizing and shape.

Here are a couple of examples of custom nylon safety screen nets that we have facilitated and shipped out over the last few weeks, and they can provide you with some good context of what is available for your consideration.

-Josh Grzyb @

November 2, 2011

Custom Nylon Batting Cage Nets

Customized batting cage netting enclosures have consistently been a popular product supplied by, and there are so many different combinations of dimensions and features that have been shipped out over the years.  Throughout this company blog, and also noted on the Gourock site, you can find great examples of the wide variety of construction configurations that have been facilitated for various customers and organizations.

Built from the highest-quality DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, and featuring Dacron® rope borders for superior strength, Gourock custom batting cage nets are durable and very dependable.  100% Made in the USA, and hand-built by skilled craftsman, nylon enclosure nets can generally be fabricated according to any set of dimensions that are required.  Other available features include tapered shapes, additional riblines and entrance doors, built-in impact panel nets, and oversized dimensions.  Batting cage nets are manufactured using 1-3/4" mesh size netting, and the typical 66-728 nylon twine thicknesses include #21 (241 lb./twine), #36 (381 lb./twine), and #72 (740 lb./twine).

For many applications you can consider the standard dimensions that we have available for review in the "Scholastic-Style Nylon" netting construction - click here for details and dimensions.

Here is a production drawing for a pair of custom nylon batting cage nets that were recently designed/produced/shipped out to a high-school in Colorado.  These 2 nets feature the #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, 5/16" rope borders, and custom entrance doors.  The overall dimensions are 10' high X 14' wide X 55' long in order to fit within their existing installation structure.  If you have some particular sizes or custom features that you'd like to be quoted on, certainly feel free to contact us with your details and we can take a look at it for you!

-Josh Grzyb @

Custom Nylon Netting For RV Cover/Structure

Nylon netting is a very functional and efficient solution for a very wide variety of multipurpose uses and applications.  Some of the more popular and well known uses for nets focus around athletics and sports, driving ranges, training facilities, and residential protective setups.  However, the different types of diverse purposes for netting certainly number in the thousands and at we have experience assisting people with nets for almost any usage that you can think of!

Recently a customer of ours required a covering of barrier netting to enclose their large RV parking structure.  They noted that there was a need to protect the RV from leaves and debris while parked seasonally, and that the best approach was to utilize a mesh netting that would be strong and reliable to accomplish their goal.  Luckily for them, Gourock specializes in supplying netting for applications and needs just like theirs, and we were able to design a great solution for them and get the netting fabricated and shipped their way within a couple of weeks.

For outdoor leaf/debris installations the recommended netting selection to most highly consider is the 1" DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  This particular netting construction features an extra tar-coating saturated through the twines - allowing for maximum resilience to UV exposure and moisture.  There are a couple of different twine thicknesses available, which are #12 (1.7mm, 116 lb./twine) and also a thicker #18 (1.9mm, 191 lb./twine).  Both are very popular for full-time outdoor applications and have general life expectancies of 7+ years for the #12 and 10+ years for the #18.
The 1" knotted nylon netting is fabricated in a diamond mesh pattern, typically with a 5/16" Dacron® rope bordering sewn-in to the edges, and according to any dimensions that are required for the job.  Some of the most unique custom nets that have been supplied by Gourock have been built from the 1" knotted nylon, and for installations both exceedingly large and also very small.  Certainly feel free to contact us to see if it is a good way for you to go with your specific need!

The RV cover-netting had some particular shape/sizing requirements in order to function as per customer preferences.  One large net was to cover the sides and top, while another series of nets were required for the ends.  Some of the more highly customized aspects of this job include:
  • rope riblines sewn through the netting
  • 5/16" rope bordering surrounding all perimeter edges
  • entrance areas (bordered) located at various locations
  • tapered shapes
Take a look at the production drawings below, and you can see some of the custom netting fabrication options that were done on this recent RV cover order - and you can also request similar sorts of features for your own netting job as well.  Always feel free to use our contact form to request a quotation!

-Joshua Grzyb @

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