The Side Barriers are specifically designed for use with The Net Return Pro Series Net. The Side Barriers insure that mishit balls never leave the hitting area.
If using the Pro Series net indoors or in an area where errant balls are a safety concern, the Side Barriers are required. Many golfers also choose to add the Side Barriers when considering "Friends and Family" hitting into the net.
If you are an accomplished golfer or using the Pro Series outdoors where safety is not a concern, the Side Barriers are not required.
Understand also that the Side Barriers can be added at anytime and are not required for use with the Pro Series net.
The Side Barriers are made of polyester netting, setup in under 5 minutes (using Velcro color coordinated tabs) and can be easily stored or transported in the Pro Series duffle bag. Each Side Barrier is individually cut and sewn by hand.
Each pair of Side Barriers weigh approximately 7 lbs., are 7’4” high and extend out to 11’ - 12' in length. They are sold in pairs (right and left), can be extended straight out or setup on wider angles as needs dictate. Each set of Side Barriers are extended out by using sandbags, four are provided (one for each Side Barrier) and two on the rear of the frame.
When extending out the Side Barriers to their max distance (approximately eleven feet or so) you may also want to weight (sandbag) or stake the back of the frame with the two additional sandbags provided. Extending the Side Barriers to their maximum distance can often lift the back of the frame off the ground by several inches. The weighting of the rear of the frame will eliminate this.
Also Note -
The Side Barriers can be walked into the front of the frame when not in use, to recover any lost floor space. Simply pick up each sandbag, walk in and place on the side of the frame. It's that simple...
Net Return Video:
Par2Pro Uses Side Barriers on Portable Cage: