I field a LOT of phone calls for the Pitching Machine Stop website. Granted, most of those calls are from parents trying to figure what the best pitching machine is for their child but the thing asked about next-most is a home batting cage.
Obviously, if you have a small yard, it's pretty easy to figure out that you can only put up a 20, 24 or 30 foot cage. It's when there is space for a bigger cage (and the money to buy one) that things start to get a little confusing.
Because there have been so many questions about putting up a 40+ foot batting cage recently, I decided to create a resource article on the website that outlined the differences between Heater Sports' HomeRun, PowerAlley and Xtender batting cages. There are differences in the 3 types of cages besides their obvious length differences and how easy two cages may be able to be connect to one another.
Bottom line: Xtender cages are made better and will withstand more abuse than the other two types of cages. You can certainly make a PowerAlley cage a bit more durable and connect two or more of them together. All it takes is a little ingenuity and a trip to the hardware store but those extra materials cost money and your time is worth something, too.
You can read the full article here - What is the Difference in Heater Batting cages?
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