I'm looking into building my own cheapo backyard net to use a bowling machine in.
At this stage I'm leaning toward PVC piping for the frame, around 3m high, 3m wide and 6 meters long.
The real issue I'm running into is what kind of netting to use, real sports netting costs an absolute fortune, I got quoted around $500AUS for a 10mx10m net, and the only other kind of netting I can get my hands on farm netting to keep birds out, I've bought a small roll of it to do some testing but my hunch is it'll be too weak to withstand my brutal cover drives
Also at this point I'm looking at the new bowling machines from the guys behind the Paceman bowling machine Paceman Strike & Pro Bowling Machines on Vimeo Hopefully it'll be $600 or less.
Anybody does this before? Any pointers would be much appreciated.