Net Life - Nets & More

  • Net Life Expectancy

      Proudly Made in the USA

    We sell only USA made Nylon.

     

    Nylon is the most common material used in sports nets. There is much "import" nylon on the market. This "import" nylon is often of a much lower quality than USA made nylon. Often this "import" nylon has only half the strength of USA made nylon. "Import" nylon often does not have the UV resisance of USA made nylon. (Some companies substitute polyester for nylon when nylon is hard to get. Good, but not as good as nylon.)

    PE (polyethylene) is sold by many companies because it is cheap.(Polypropylene is about the same as PE.)

    Ultra is the latest in high performance fibers. It is starting to gain in popularity, but it is still relatively expensive. Kevlar was the first high performance fiber used, but Kevlar does not have the strength and UV resistance as the more modern UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethyene) fibers that we call"Ultra". Ultra is manufactured by many companies with the most common trade names of Spectra and Dyneema.

    Twine

    Type

    Twine

    Diameter

    Twine

    Strength

    UV

    Protection

    Abrasion

    Resistance

    Expected Life

    Personal Use

    Expected Life

    High School

    Expected Life

    College/Professional

    #18 PE 1.7 mm 100 lbs.
    poor
    poor 2 plus years 1 plus years Not Recommended
    #36 PE 2.5 mm 185 lbs.
    poor
    poor 4 plus years 2 plus years Not Recommended
    #15 Nylon
    1.3 mm 120 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 4 plus years 2 plus years Not Recommended
    #21 Nylon
    1.7 mm 200 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 6 plus years 3 plus years Not Recommended
    #36 Nylon
    2.2 mm 350 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 8 plus years 5 plus years 3 plus years
    #42 Nylon
    2.6 mm 370 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 9 plus years 6 plus years 4 plus years
    #60 Nylon
    2.9 mm 560 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 12 plus years 8 plus years 6 plus years
    #96 Nylon
    4.0 mm 900 lbs.
    excellent
    excellent 14 plus years 10 plus years 8 plus years
    #18 Ultra
    1.5 mm 420 lbs.
    best
    best 15 plus years 10 plus years 8 plus years
    #36 Ultra
    2.2 mm 840 lbs.
    best
    best 20 plus years 15 plus years 13 plus years