Listen to full discussion with Keeper Goals owner, John Moynihan
What are the different types of Walk-Draw Curtains and what situations do you recommend them in?
- Ideal for use when the walls are strong enough to suspend the cable under tension
- We would suggest putting a roller on the cable that connects to the net
- Least expensive curtain system
- This system is easy to use and the curtain can be pulled quickly from wall to wall
Walk-Draw system on tracking (Two types of tracking: Budget and Steel)
- We recommend this system with a lower ceiling (20 feet or less)
- This tracking is best used for Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal or Soccer
- The tracking is suspended from the ceiling
- This tracking system needs to be supported every 8 feet
- The Rollers on net allow an easy pull to the other side
- Divider Curtains can be used using vinyl with mesh on top allowing you to see through to the other side
- 4 inch mesh is recommended
- This tracking is recommend for a higher ceiling (20 feet or higher)
- This tracking is best used for Lacrosse, Baseball or Field Hockey
- The steel track has a larger capacity that will hold strong and continue to roll even with dents
- We recommend that this system is supported every 10 feet
- We have weights that may be added to the bottom of the net so balls will not pass under
- We provide extra netting that can be added to bottom to prevent balls from passing under as well
- 1 ½ to 1 ¾ mesh is recommended if younger kids are playing to avoid their feet getting caught in the net
Transcription of the Audio
Cody – This is Cody Johnson and on today’s segment we’ll be talking with John Moynihan more about the walk-draw divider curtains that we sell at Keeper Goals. We will be talking specifically about the different types of walk-draw divider curtains that we sell and the different situations that we recommend them in.
John – There are different types of walk-draw divider curtains or netting systems. The first one is a walk-draw system with netting on a cable. You would do this when the walls are sufficiently strong enough to suspend the cable under tension from point to point and we would suggest putting a roller on that cable that the net would connect to like a shower curtain. You would then pull that net across to the other side. This is a least expensive way to do a curtain system. The advantage of it is it’s fast and it’s easy, but the disadvantage is the wall has to be strong enough to hold that cable. Also, if the span is too long, there’ll be sag in the cable and you might not be able to use that. Sometimes we do things like center support that cable or run two runs of cable so you could divide up the net and move it in two different directions but support that cable in the middle.
John – Another type of walk-draw system is on tracking. There are two different types of tracking. Budget and Steel. We use the budget tracking system with a lower ceiling height, normally 20 feet or less, and it is used for volleyball, basketball, futsal or soccer. The budget track gets suspended from the ceiling. This track has to be supported about every 8 feet and there are rollers on that track that make it easy to pull a net across to the other side. You can also use this track when you’re doing it with a divider curtain, using vinyl and then some mesh on top or a curtain with a flex mesh track curtain on it. Flex mesh is easier to see through and it holds its shape better than traditional netting over time.
John – If there’s a higher ceiling or you’re using it for lacrosse, baseball or field hockey, then we suggest using a better track that can take dents a little bit better than the budget track. It’s a steel track and it has a larger capacity that will hold and if it does get dented, the rollers still, at times, can work through that. That tracking needs to be supported every 10 feet and it will allow you to bring back a net or a curtain or a flex mesh curtain back and forth. Some of the different option on those is you can weight the bottom of the net or curtains with chains so balls don’t pass underneath it or you can take extra net to have it on the ground so people don’t roll it up. On any of those systems, we recommend 4-inch mesh for futsal, soccer, basketball or volleyball. But at times, people might get their feet caught in that net, especially if young kids are playing in that area and so a lot of times we use smaller mesh, either an inch and three quarters or an inch and a half. We suggest using it for lacrosse on those systems.