5 Key Points To Choose Baseball Batting Cage Nets
Poly is less durable than nylon, so is considered more of a hobby or backyard material. Nylon is a more durable material, so if you want your netting to last more than a couple of seasons, you should consider nylon for your net.
2. Gauge of the net twine：
You’ll often see this symbol, “#” and a number in front of the netting material. Like #21 Poly, or #60 Nylon。That number is the gauge of the net and it refers to the diameter of the twine of the batting cage net. With batting cage netting, the higher the number; the thicker the twine diameter. The thicker the twine diameter, the more durable it is, and the more durable it is, the longer the lifespan of the net.
3. Best dimensions:
The most common size is: ( L 70 ft * H 12 ft * W 14ft ). This allows room on the pitcher’s end for storage of equipment, such as machines, portable mound, ball carts, etc. while allowing plenty of room for regulation distance between pitcher to batter.
Certainly. Some coaches only need a short tunnel to throw “soft toss or coach toss” pitches to their players, allowing the batter to practice their hand-eye coordination & technique. In this case. a shorter tunnel is just fine.
If your players are younger or shorter than about 6 ft tall, 12 ft wide tunnels can be adequate – just keep in mind that wing-spans and bat lengths can vary.
Regardless of pitcher to batter distance & height of players, there are still some definite pros to using a larger sized cage.
1) Your players can grow into it.
2) You can use the extra length for equipment storage behind the pitcher, such as a machine & ball cart.
3) Because this allows you to track the ball flight. This gives you instant feedback on where your players are hitting the ball. When confined to a small space, the ball will immediately be knocked down by the netting, giving your players no clue on whether they need to work on hitting inside-out pitches, or pushing the ball to the opposite field.
4. Square and Diamond Cage Netting
Square batting cage netting is the standard. It is usually easier to install, will hang straighter than diamond netting, and will naturally conform to the rectangular shape of the batting cage with clean straight lines. Diamond cage netting has the advantage of spreading the shock of the ball across several rows of netting opposed to square netting which absorbs the impact of the ball in one single spot.
5. Knotted and Knotless Cage Net
The knotted batting cage netting has been the standard. The knotted net is usually found in a square pattern. Knotless batting cage is most often a mesh or braided style and most often a diamond pattern. The knots of a knotted net are points of wear; however, they are also extremely durable. The knotless nets do not have points of accelerated wear. As far as durability goes a well-constructed knotted net will out last most knotless nets and a well-constructed knotless net will outlast many knotted nets. Regardless of type, quality is the key for both knotted and knotless netting and all of our nets are top of the line!!
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