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Things to consider before buying a hitting net
What They Are Made From
Since the demand for hitting nets is on its rise, there are more and more options for you to choose from. How do you know which one is a good buy? Materials tell you a lot! If the construction is made from fiber steel poles, it includes metal weighting, there are stakes and pins to ground it, and the netting is dense and features anything over 4-ply construction with superior fabric, then it is a go-to model.
It does make sense, doesn’t it? Hitting nets are supposed to withstand not only very powerful swings, but also they need to maintain their stability during windy days when used outdoors. This implies that with the purchase, you should expect to get ground nails, pins, and stakes that allow anchoring it to the ground and keeping it stable no matter what.
Construction and Size
The popular ‘the bigger, the better’ entirely makes sense regarding hitting nets as their function is to provide a targeted space for your long game shots. The strength of the hitting net is the key factor that determines the durability of the net, however, those hitting nets that are of a larger size and feature side wings can better help with the mishits. Anything larger than 6.5 feet would serve the purpose. It would also suit you well if there is a netting or fabric base which will collect the balls on the ground. Some of the best-hitting nets feature a ball-return system that allows you to focus more time on hitting the balls instead of searching for them.
Ease of Use
Most hitting nets are designed for indoor and outdoor use, so because you’ll probably be using them inside and outside, then you should focus on the assembly process.
However, there’s the tricky part! You need to be careful with those nets that are extremely easy to set up since most of them lack stability when challenged by the elements. So, my advice is to opt for a hitting net that is easy to set up, but at the same time, it provides means to anchor it firmly to the ground.