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  • Dave Sanchez
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    Originally posted by callyjr View Post
    I built one one for about 150.00, but my father supplied the netting. the extra cost of netting would only be a couple hundred dollars at a commercial fishing store.

    I used 8 20 feet 2 inch PVC pipe, glued 2 of them together for 4 supports. Used 8 5 or 6 foot fence posts, put them a foot to a foot and a half into the ground. you then put one end on the fence pole with 2 or 3 others helping bend the other end to get it on up. Had it up for a year now.

    I'll post a pic later.

    Cally
    I would love to see a picture of the that. Thanks everyone for all the advice. If anyone can post a picture or more details these low cost nets I would appreciate it.

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  • hawkiirock
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    interested as well. How much is shipping?
    Originally posted by marklaker View Post
    Anyone have experience with the Trend Sports Xtender portable batting cages, or know of anyone who does? Please share your thoughts if you do. Thanks!

    http://www.trendsports.com/products....atting%20Cages

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  • conky149er
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    Im rebuilding mine this weekend


    i use it for golf wiffle practise, so dont expect anything to fancy from me

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  • g-mac
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    Originally posted by DerekD View Post
    You should be able to print your drawings to pdf's. If you click to plot, then select printer. Adobe PDF should be an option if it's like mine. It will create pdf files in the same location as your originals.

    I wouldn't mind seeing these. Thanks in advance.
    Email sent. Nothing too fancy...just the basic principle.

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  • marklaker
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    Trend Sports Cages?

    Anyone have experience with the Trend Sports Xtender portable batting cages, or know of anyone who does? Please share your thoughts if you do. Thanks!

    http://www.trendsports.com/products....atting%20Cages
    Last edited by marklaker; 03-12-2009, 05:27 AM.

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  • wogdoggy
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    Originally posted by marklaker View Post
    This post is directed at MUDVNINE wrt the Gourock Cage you linked to, or anyone else who may have experience with this model. I have a few questions I'd appreciate your thoughts on, and please indulge me if I ask a question you've already answered...at the price I'm prepared to shell out for this cage I want to be reassured I'm not making a mistake. If you'd address the following, I'd be very grateful:

    1) Ease of set-up/teardown

    2) Quality/durability of net and frame

    3) Clearance required from net to outside fence

    4) Utility vs. value/cost when considering 10'x10' vs. 12'x12' (I have an 11 year old)

    Thanks in advance!

    Mark
    forget the10 x 10 its an odd size and IF your having BOTH rights and leftys hit you'll find the 10 foot wide cage to narrow in my opinion..eventually you'll probably want to build some batting boxes out of plywood and astro turf so you can use the cage when normally the batters boxes would puddle out..go for the 12 footer


    go for a better quality poly net thats treated..if your boys 10 and you take care of it IT should last him into HS

    tearing these down every season can be a pain..I opted for frames that push pin together they cost about 100 bucks per frame,,you'll need 4 ..they are clean looking versus the homemade ones and snap in and out with ease.
    Last edited by wogdoggy; 02-13-2009, 10:04 AM.

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  • marklaker
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    This post is directed at MUDVNINE wrt the Gourock Cage you linked to, or anyone else who may have experience with this model. I have a few questions I'd appreciate your thoughts on, and please indulge me if I ask a question you've already answered...at the price I'm prepared to shell out for this cage I want to be reassured I'm not making a mistake. If you'd address the following, I'd be very grateful:

    1) Ease of set-up/teardown

    2) Quality/durability of net and frame

    3) Clearance required from net to outside fence

    4) Utility vs. value/cost when considering 10'x10' vs. 12'x12' (I have an 11 year old)

    Thanks in advance!

    Mark

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  • g-mac
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    You should be able to print your drawings to pdf's. If you click to plot, then select printer. Adobe PDF should be an option if it's like mine. It will create pdf files in the same location as your originals.

    I wouldn't mind seeing these. Thanks in advance.
    I didn't really think about that.:lightbulb: Give me some time (we are consumed with basketball at the moment) and when I get time to draw something out, I'll share them with you. There's really not a whole lot to it, but I will probably draw something up so I can have a couple of the pieces fabbed before I take them home.

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  • escort1991
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    That's crazy. I would have never thought about putting something like that up.

    I just used my basement hitting of a tee into the net.

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  • DerekD
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    Originally posted by g-mac View Post
    Do you have AutoCad? If so, I could send you my plans when I get done with our new one. I made one last year, but I'm about to go back to the drawing board due to a huge wind storm that crippled the one I built last season.

    I have the same dilemma because it is a pain to try to mow around it and I'm taking this into extreme consideration on the one I'm building this season.
    You should be able to print your drawings to pdf's. If you click to plot, then select printer. Adobe PDF should be an option if it's like mine. It will create pdf files in the same location as your originals.

    I wouldn't mind seeing these. Thanks in advance.

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  • g-mac
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    Yes . . . as posted above, this cage can be set up and removed in about 5 minutes and seems to be very reasonably priced . . . . click here!!
    Mudvine, did you check the shipping on this thing? I knew there was a catch somewhere. Not to knock their product...I am impressed with it, but for a 12x12x55, it's going to cost you over a grand once you add shipping.
    I put up a 12x14x55 for under six hundred...of course, it couldn't stand up to hurricane force winds and toppled within a year. I am doing it right this time and I'll still be under 700 bucks...and I'll be able to slide the net back for mowing and be able to remove it at the end of the year. (per my wife's requirements)
    For someone building a cage, I would highly recommend taking a look at the cage you linked to. They have the right idea on how to anchor it. These companies have pretty good products, but shipping the steel gets extremely pricey.

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  • alpo
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    sounds good... thanks.

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  • mudvnine
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    Originally posted by alpo View Post
    Mudvnine, that cage you linked to. Would it hold up just fine for a bunch of 9-11 yr olds swinging in it 5-6 days a week, April through Sept? That may be the one for me...
    Alpo, that cage assembly was not available when I put my cage up years ago, so I personally have not had experience with that particular setup. I can tell you though, that the netting material and attachment hardware that I bought from Gourock is still going strong some nine years after I put it up and left it up year round in the ol' Southern California sun.

    It would be my guess that if you didn't let the little climb and slide on the pools or play Tarzan on the netting, then it should last you many baseball seasons to come.

    Just to put things in perspective, I paid more just for my netting back then, then they are now selling that entire "EZ up" system that I linked you to . . . and my poles are not removable, which I think is a great feature in this new set up (I know my wife would love to not always look out her kitchen window to see that "dang batting cage" blocking her roses).

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  • alpo
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    Mudvnine, that cage you linked to. Would it hold up just fine for a bunch of 9-11 yr olds swinging in it 5-6 days a week, April through Sept? That may be the one for me...

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  • mudvnine
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    Originally posted by bluefan89 View Post
    I would like to see any plans...not sure I have access to autocad.

    If I can get a design where I can attach it to like the back of a brick garage and push netting when not in use against the wall of garage and secure it.

    Maybe having only 4-6 poles to mow around.

    Trouble in my thinking is having it secure enough so that it doesn't sag but able to push netting back easy for mowing or maintenance.

    Does any company make such a cage if not home built?


    Thanks
    Yes . . . as posted above, this cage can be set up and removed in about 5 minutes and seems to be very reasonably priced . . . . click here!!

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