Friday, February 27, 2015

Case Study - A Tale of Two Backstop Nets

New backstop nets can be constructed in many different ways.  In this blog post we are looking at two different installations:

  1. Greensburg High School (Indiana)
  2. Crawfordsville High School (Indiana)

This installation was a rather basic installation using poles that were installed into the ground and then the block backstop was constructed around the poles.  Here are a few photos of the project.




This installation was more detailed.  The system was cable stayed. (tied back)  Also a single tie back pole was used for both baseball and softball since the playing surfaces were near to each other.  As you can see, this creates excellent viewing since there are no poles in the viewing angle of the spectators.  Here are a few photos of the project.





 Support Pole Detail

Center Tie Back Pole for Both Backstops

Note - In both projects the installation of the cabe on top of the wall was similar, eyelets for the cable and the net laced to the cable.  As you can see, the installations were very transformative.   Both installations are excellent, but the cable stayed system will typically cost more due to the need for larger poles, additional cable, and more seasoned installers.  

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