- Site-specific design engineered by professional
- Self-release device protects system from pole and hardware failure due to inclement weather
- Durable black powder coat finish
- #36 Gauge twisted and knotted black nylon netting
- US Patent #9,017,190 issued April 28, 2015, US Patent #9,586,123
StormGuard® is the first and only ball safety netting system in the industry designed and engineered to release the net before pole and/or hardware failure due to extreme winds or weather, such as ice and snow. This patented feature utilizes a shear pin device attached to the net at the top of each pole. When winds exceed ~70 mph, the pin will trigger the smaller drop shaft to release from a cylindrical steel weight, causing the net to fall to the ground. Once the storm passes, the shear pin can be replaced and the netting can be raised back into position.
All Promats® Athletics StormGuard® Ball Safety Systems utilize a tensioned vertical cabling system, which is attached to each pole keeping the net taut to the pole and allows for convenient installation and removal of the net. Our standard net is a #36 gauge, twisted and knotted black nylon with a 1 ¾” square mesh and has a sewn rope binding on the perimeter edges.
Stamped and sealed engineer drawings with calculations are available for this product. This includes structural design details with concrete anchoring foundations based on your local building codes and soil conditions. StormGuard® Ball Safety Systems are professionally pre-engineered to meet the ASCE 7-05 wind rating up to 90 mph.