Netex backstop nets offer tough protection with near-perfect visibility
With balls travelling an average of 92 miles per hour, and spectators hanging on every pitch, you need a combination of strength and visibility in your baseball backstop netting to protect spectators, while offering them near-perfect views.
The incredible strength-to-weight ratio of our premium #15 Dyneema®, double-knotted backstop netting ensures that no ball gets through, while the twine’s low profile offers unimpeded views from the stands. Netex was the first to design, develop, and use #15 Dyneema backstop netting, and we continue to offer this high-performance, near-invisible netting to the baseball industry.
We tested the safety of our nets at an NHL-approved testing lab
We wanted to know just how strong our near-invisible backstop netting was, but because Major League Baseball (MLB) does not have a testing protocol for netting burst and break strength, we had to turn to professional hockey to find out.
Our Dyneema backstop netting can stop balls thrown by the world’s fastest pitchers.
We took our #15 Dyneema design to a testing facility in Colorado where they test nets destined for the National Hockey League (NHL). Technicians set up a pitching machine and fired balls travelling more than 100 mph at the net to see how it would stand up. At the end of the test, the netting received a certified break and burst strength of up to 104 mph. Strong enough to stop a ball thrown by the world’s fastest pitchers – with a view that ensures spectators won’t miss a single play!
Our baseball netting stops balls from the MLB to Little League
You’ll find our baseball netting on Major League, Minor League, Little League and college baseball playing fields, including the Anaheim Angels, the Tacoma Rainiers, and the Vancouver Canadians. Check out some of our projects.
We also supply and install field equipment and training products, such as batting cages and pitching screens, sport turf, DuraEdge™ field clay and LED sports lighting for teams, schools, and sports associations across North America and Asia.