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Good Net for the Price
on May 6, 2009
This is a decent product for the price. It's quite tall and wide which is nice, makes it less likely balls will be hit over the top. The screen on the front (with aiming holes and the image of a batter) is nice as balls are hit into it which protects the netting in the back. Works very well. It doesn't take up much room in the bag when put away and fits easily in a seat or trunk.
It would be nice if it was made of better/stronger materials. The vinyl/plastic/nylon used is too thin and I've had to sew mine in a few spots already. It's fine when it's up but easily damaged when you are trying to set it up. You have to put a lot of tension on the materials as you pass the "tent" type poles through the material and stake it into the ground. Setup is easy initially, you can get it out and pass the tent poles through the material in 5-10 minutes but since its so big and tall it's really a two person job to stand it up and stake it down. It's possible to do it by yourself but difficult and going alone there is a greater chance of ripping something.
I'd recommend it at the right price, I think I paid $50 shipped. As long as you are careful with it, it's a good product and should last a few seasons.
Wide and Tall - larger than most other low priced nets
Screen on front is nice - protects the net in the back
Small form factor when put away - folds up nicely
Materials could be better - a bit on the cheap side. I've already had to sew a few spots on mine after only 3 uses
Set up is a bit tricky and takes 10-15 min. and you really need 2 people towards the end of the setup