There are 3 main factors determining the quality of a batting cage. Net material, twine size and method of construction, in order of importance.
You will mainly see either polyethylene or nylon cage nets, they both have different qualities.
This cage is constructed from polyethylene. Poly is cheaper than nylon and doesn’t absorb water, preventing shrinkage and can maintain its strength longer in wet environments, compared to nylon nets.
Polyethylene is overall weaker than nylon and has a shorter lifespan. However, due to the lower price this net is a great option for entry-level hitters, family use, or residents of a wet climate if kept outside.
2. Twine size
Refers to the diameter of the twine in the netting, the larger the #number, the stronger and more durable the net is. Keep in mind that nylon netting is about 40-50% stronger than poly, when comparing the same twine size.
This is a #24 knotted poly netting. It is great for lighter use and entry-level hitters, or for buyers prioritising budget. This net should last around 2-3 years, before potentially needing repair.
Each fiber is treated with TWO chemicals to protect the premium polymer blend (polyethylene) against the sun and enables the netting to retain its strength for a longer period of time.
3. Method of construction
Refers to whether the cage is “knotted” or “knotless”. Knotted nets are always stronger than knotless ones.
All of our batting cage nets, are knotted. This means that the twine intersection point is tied in a knot.
It’s important, since majority of the net tears occur in the intersection, and in knotted nets that point is twice as thick, making it less likely to break down.
- Free shipping to continental US
- #24 twisted poly netting – 2-year limited warranty
- Full rope borders
- Door for easy entry and exit from the batting cage
- 1 1/2" powder coated steel frame corners
- Net hangers
- Exclusive: Free access to our online baseball mindset course for hitters. For more info click here.
You will need to purchase:
You will need to purchase 24 – 10' Lengths of 1 1/4” thin walled EMT at Lowes, Home Depot, or some other hardware store.
LOWES SKU #72717 – HOME DEPOT SKU #580023
**We recommend using ground stakes to secure your frame in windy locations.
Advantages of the Diamond Deluxe Cage Design
Today's baseball requires real time adjustments and strategy. Dedicated baseball coaches and players need to stay ahead of the competition with development training. Traditional batting cages are limited in the ways they allow athletes to fine point, focus and refine their skills. Hitting with power can now be combined with ball placement thanks to our new Diamond Deluxe batting cage.
The Diamond Deluxe allows players to see more completely where their strengths and weaknesses are in a controlled environment. Specifically, players can see, feel and react based on actual ball flight. If a player is struggling with opposite field success or pulling baseballs this tool enables a full view of contact to finish, similar to an actual diamond.
Recent baseball trends have shifted towards small ball and the Diamond Deluxe is designed for practicing moving base runners as well. Now a player can practice bunting, drag bunting and slap hitting without running into a net. Additionally, with Diamond Deluxe, fielders can practice fielding bunts, drag bunts, slap hits and line drives.
Take advantage of the Diamond Deluxes' innovative design today! The Diamond Deluxe is perfect for players wanting to take the next step in their personal development or teams not wanting to be left behind.