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55’L Outdoor Batting Cage Varsity Frame 1-7/8″

1-7/8" OD 13 or 11-Gauge, 4 Sections, In-Ground

SKU: F-IG4

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$1,972.00

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Perfect for backyards, the 55 ft nCage Varsity Batting Cage Frame is also a great entry – level choice for schools.

This frame includes 4 upright rib sections to fit standard sized and custom nets up to 55 ft. in length.

Our In-Ground FlexCages are designed for fast, easy installation.

After the PVC sleeves are set in the ground (using concrete if desired), the frame slips together with no bolts or pins.

No tools needed other than a step-ladder, an allen-wrench for the elbows, and a shovel for the ground holes.

Recommended cage layout required is 2 feet wider (1′ on each side) and 4 feet longer than your net (2′ on each end).

Assembly normally takes 2-3 people about 2 hours, depending on number of frame sections.

Custom sizes available. Contact us for a quote.

Included Components

  • (8) 13’4″ uprights (allows 2′ to insert into ground, allowing 8″ of net sag and 11’4″ of playable height)
  • (4) 15′ cross-members (provides 6″ buffer on each side of standard 14’W net)
  • (8) 2’D PVC Sleeves (includes Bottom Caps to prevent sinking)
  • (8) Cast-Iron Elbow joints with set-screws to secure sections (allen-wrench needed)
  • (3) 60′ Rolls of 1/4″ Galvanized Steel Cable
  • (3) 6″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Steel Turn-buckles
  • (20) Ground-Spikes (for anchoring the bottom of net into ground, to help keep shape & maximize playable area)
  • (20) Frame Collar Clamps – Anchor Points (available for tube 1-7/8″ OD or 2-3/8″ OD, select above)
  • (85) Steel Snap-Hooks (to connect from cable to top of net)
  • (12) 1/4″ Cable-Clamps
  • (1) Standard Tanner Batting Tee (for Softball or Baseball)

Steel Gauge Options

1 – 7/8 in Steel Specs

  • Galvanized Steel
  • Diameter Options: 1-7/8″ O.D. Round Tubing
  • Gauge Options: 13-gauge or 11-gauge heavy-duty wall (lower gauges are thicker)

Net Options

Nylon vs Poly. Which Material is Right For Your Baseball & Softball Net?

There are two types of netting materials used for baseball and softball, Nylon and Poly.

Poly, because it less durable than Nylon, is considered more of a backyard, hobby type of material.

Poly, a plastic material, is suitable for outside use, without additional treatment.

#36 Gauge Nylon.
Our most popular batting cage material.

#36 Poly

Nylon

  • More durable than Poly
  • Resin Bond provides some weather-resistance
  • Requires NetSeal to be fully waterproof
  • DuPont Nylon is the highest quality Nylon

#36 Nylon Specs

  • Breaking Strength: 339 lbs
  • Thread Diameter: 2.5 mm
  • Mesh Size: 1-7/8″
  • Estimated Life Span: 6-8 years
  • Water Resistant
  • UV Protection
  • Two Year Warranty

Poly

  • Stiffer, with less give than Nylon
  • Less durable than Nylon
  • Weather-Resistant
  • Waterproof

#36 Poly Specs

  • Breaking Strength: 228 lbs
  • Thread Diameter: 2.5 mm
  • Mesh Size: 1-7/8″
  • Estimated Life Span: 4-6 years
  • Water Proof
  • UV Protection
  • One Year Warranty

FAQ

How many frame sections will I need for my net?

To maintain the best performance from your net with minimal sag, the standard is to use one frame rib for every 12′-15′ of net — so for a 35′ long cage you will need 3 ribs, for a 55′ cage, 4 ribs, and a 70′ cage will need 5 ribs.

*Overall net size, thread thickness and material can all greatly impact the most appropriate number of sections needed to maintain optimal performance. i.e. a 35’L cage with #21 twine size will require less stability than a 55’L or 70′ net using #36, #42 or #60 thread.

How tall and wide are the frame sections?

Each frame section/rib is 15’W x 13’4″‘H, which accommodates the most common net size (14’W x 12’H) — this allows 2’ of each upright to be inserted into the ground for support, which leaves 11’4″ of frame above ground (allowing 8″ of sag on the ground), and also allows for 1’W of extra room on the width (when using a 14’W net). The adjustable 6″ chains connect to steel snap-hooks to allow for your preferred sag on the ground (to contain balls and create slack, which reduces tension and extends the net life-span). The chain can also easily be shortened if necessary. Each rib also includes 2 PVC piping sleeves for inserting into ground.Custom Design is also available — please Contact Us for a quote.

What if my net is shorter, taller, or not as wide as these frames?

If your net is shorter than 12′, you can simply insert the frame legs an extra couple feet to accommodate.

If your net is taller than 12′, you can simply allow the extra net to hang on the ground, which is recommended to reduce tension and reduce ball roll-out.

If your net is less than 14′ wide, no problem – the net is hung on the inside of the frame sections, so you will only need to extend the tie-offs from the frame to the net, to compensate. This also reduces the opportunity for balls ricocheting off the frame & hitting the batter or pitcher.

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