Soccer Net Buying Guide
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A Guide To Help You Determine Which Type Of Soccer Net Best Suits Your Needs:
You want to spend your dollars wisely and purchase a net that will last. What type of net should you get? It is impossible to accuarately predict how long a soccer net will last - so many variables come into play. Netting-wear depends on the thickness of the net, the size of the mesh, the type of material and the weather conditions, (rain, snow and sun exposure). Choosing the right type of net for your situation, (climate, level of competition, amount of use, ect.) can help you make the best use of your equipment budget. The following should help you make a good decision.
Helpful Hints When Purchasing Soccer Nets:
- HTPP is stronger than the same thickness of nylon or PE net and it weathers better.
- A braid is always stronger than a twist.
- Knotless is stronger than knotted.
- The smaller the mesh, the longer the net will last under same playing conditions.
- It is less expensive to purchase an oversized net than custom make one to custom size.
HTPP or HTTP (High Tenacity Polypropylene)
This type of material is used to produce items that require higher strength, such as safety nets or cargo nets. HTPP nets have a longer life when exposed to sun than PE or Nylon.
Monofilament, (a thick and stiff yarn). PE is normally made with a twisted-knot; or, for added strength, a braided knot. It is the most common type of soccer net made. Most PE soccer nets are imported. It is important to realize that not all nets are made equally. Do not assume a 3mm-twist from one company has the same strength as a 3mm-twist as another.
The most common net produced in the United States, nylon is available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and styles. Because of its availability, it is easy to use for a custom-made net.
Questions to answer when deciding what type of soccer net to purchase:
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