About BATCO Batting Cages and Supplies
Superior materials are used to produce the BATCO cage that will provide many more years of service than the typical batting cage.
The arcs are constructed of four pieces of inline triple coated, galvanized 16 gauge mechanical steel tubing. It has superior corrosion resistance inside and out.
The netting is weather treated 42 gauge knot less nylon net, the heaviest and most durable netting used in any cage. The net is 50% stronger than the standard net used in commercial cages, and it's sewn into heavy-duty VCN sleeves.
All sewing is done with heavy duty thread that has been treated to protect it from ultraviolet light and uses double lock stitching to provide the ultimate durability possible.
Practicality & Convenience
Even though the BATCO cage is larger and made of higher quality materials than other cages, perhaps its most appealing feature is its unique convenience. Just anchor each end of the cage to a gym wall (indoors) or to poles in the ground (outdoors) and you have a vertically self supporting batting cage.
When using outdoors, the BATCO 's arc shaped design prevents movement in the wind. Indoor users really appreciate the BATCO because there is no need to construct an elaborate hanging system.
The BATCO cage can easily be folded and unfolded, like an accordion. After use, the BATCO cage can be folded to 18' wide, 12' high, and just 2' long in less than 5 minutes. To collapse the cage you need two players per arc (8 players for the 54 footer and 10 for the 72') to slide the cage into storage. The players simply walk in unison, folding the cage up against the wall or fence as they walk.
You can always leave the BATCO batting batting cage in place so that it's ready for use, but for those having to share space in a gym with other sports it's good to know that you can pull the batting cage out from storage in just a few minutes and then quickly fold it back after practice.
Cage setup is easy, as the frames are constructed to slide together quickly. Each cage comes with written assembly instructions, and a step by step installation video.
NOTE: When wind is going to be predicated to be 40+ then the cage needs to be laid done to help prevent damaged. (added 2/6/17) Another problem is that snow will create a load heavy enough to crush the frame work of the BATCO cage and the cage need to be closed or laid down on the ground.