Skateboard Ramp Netting – Skateboard Barrier Nets

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Skateboard Ramp Netting – Skateboard Barrier Nets

Gourock.com specializes in supplying custom netting productions for a wide variety of unique applications and installations.  Netting is a fantastic solution for many different types of situations in which objects need to be contained within a space (or excluded from entry into an area), as well as instances in which general safety considerations are expected.  At Gourock.com you can order nets directly online that are fabricated to your own particular and specific sizes/dimensions, allowing you the best possible fit and function from the netting within your intended usage space.

We primarily specialize in preparing and supplying customized barrier nets and netting panels from the highest quality DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon – which is a 100% Made in USA product that we have available in many different mesh size and twine thickness options.  With the DuPont® nylon available from Gourock you are assured a netting product that features very high tensile strengths ratings, maximum abrasion resistance, great ease-of-use, and is very well prepared for full-time UV and moisture exposure.  The nets that we supply are extremely popular for both outdoor and indoor installations, and perform exceptionally well in both environments.

As we have noted throughout the Gourock.com site and our company blog articles, there is a seemingly endless list of popular uses and applications for custom nylon nets, ranging from industrial and professional locations all the way to private residential backyards and garages.  Because the custom nylon nets that we provide are so adaptable to such a wide spectrum of uses and needs, we get to work with people from all types of backgrounds and individual projects.  Here is a summary of a great installation from one of our appreciated customers that needed netting to contain skateboards within a ramp area that they have in their garage.

Situation:  Our customer has a skateboard mini-ramp in their garage in which they wanted to have the option to contain errant skateboards from leaving the immediate ramp area when in use.  A portion of the area (behind the ramp in the garage door) was to have a fixed netting panel that would generally remain in-place full-time, whereas the netting that was to block skateboards on the sides of the ramp would need to be able to behave like a curtain (to slide out of the way when the ramp is not in-use).  Our customer already had some anchor points installed in the garage door area to connect/suspend the stationary net between, and had provided us with his preferred dimensions of netting in order to get the fit and appearance preferred for that aspect of the project.  The stationary net function is to block errant skateboards from flying over the deck and out into the driveway.  For the netting that was to be the side barriers, he used the tensioned-wire approach to achieve the curtain-effect that was preferred.  Using this technique, a 3/16″ wire is tensioned between a couple of eyebolts or stout supports, and then the top edge of the netting is clipped to the wire using 1/4″ snap-hooks.  This provides a level plane to support the netting very well across the length – and also allows the opportunity to slide the netting back-and-forth (curtain-style) to expand or contract it as preferred.

Netting Type:  These nets were constructed from #36 X 1-3/4″ (2.5mm, 381 lb. tensile) DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon, with a 5/16″ Braided Dacron (3200 lb. test) Rope Bordering sewn-in around the perimeter edges.  For the bottom edges of the side/curtain nets, a Heavy Rope (Leadline) Border was installed – which adds extra weight to the bottom edge of the netting (aiding in keeping the netting in-place and preventing it from easily raising up off the ground).

Thank you again Nathan!  Your garage and installation look really, really great and we enjoyed working with you on this project very much!










-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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