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Feb. 29, 2012
Jetboy
62 posts
Looking for a backstop net...
...something I could possibly use in my basement and/or outside.
I'm looking for something I can set up a batting tee in front of and hit softballs into.
Any ideas on where to look?
Feb. 29, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
If your garage has horizontal beams in or near the ceiling, I just hang old blankets from those beams and hit into them. The balls don't necessarily "collect" like they might in a net, and will roll around a little, but no big deal to pick them up and I am sure is much cheaper and easier to obtain than the net might be.
Feb. 29, 2012
Jetboy
62 posts
Oh I'm sure with my power I would just be blasting the balls through the blankets! (ok maybe not)
Feb. 29, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts

I don't know how much area you have but,this fit into my basement.I have pics if you'd like to see-leave your e-mail

http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:153446/sku:104302/wilson-atec-multi-sport-net/&SID=8032&inceptor=1&cm_mmc=SEO-_-Feeds-_-Froogle-_-null
Feb. 29, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4316 posts
There are many places out there. you can also get 1 inch fishing netting and hang that on the basement beams. I used it for a large home made outside area. Found the nets on ebay.
Amazon has regular ones as do many other sports sites.
Feb. 29, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I forgot to mention that I usually double or triple them up. With 5 pretty much grown kids we have a lot of old blankets around the house.
Feb. 29, 2012
garyheifner
349 posts
I bought a 5x7 tarp at Menards for about $7. Has strong gromment holes and hung it from basement rafters. Let it hang loose on the bottom and it has held up for over 6 years.
If you mis-hit a ball on the bottom 1/4 or 1/8 of the ball, duck!!!!
March 1, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
They're called sock nets. I bought one made by Atec on eBay about 5 years ago and it's is still in good shape. I also have a quilt in my garage that I hit into on cold days. It also works well.
April 28, 2012
Jetboy
62 posts
I ended up buying a Skilz practice net. It's working out good.
April 29, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
979 posts
which Skitz net did you get...
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