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Practice Sports, Inc.
PO Box 1463
Bellevue, NE 69005-1463
Baseball / Softball Frames
Top Batting Cage Questions
xThe most common structures are steel tubing/pipes, masonry block walls, or trees (use tree-wrap to prevent damage).
xThis depends on the quality of turnbuckles, and the stability of your anchor points. If you are using commercial turnbuckles, steel wall plates (with 4 lags each), you can span 100'+ without vertical supports and still have very taut lines.
xTo maintain the best performance from your net with minimal sag, the standard is to use one frame rib for about every 15' of net -- so for a 35' long cage you will need 3 ribs, for a 55' cage, 4 ribs, and a 70' cage will need 5 ribs.
xOur frame cross-tubes are 15' long, which allows for 6" of room on each side when used with a 14'W net, and 18" on each side with a 12'W net. This is typically enough room, but nets may stretch upwards of 36" when hit by the ball - it just depends on the net thickness, velocity, & trajectory.