HOW GOOD IS THE STEEL?
Lots of terms are used in product descriptions. "Heavy duty" and "heavy gauge" does not tell you a thing. Ask before you buy!
"Schedule" gives you the resistance to impact based on thickness of wall and outside diameter of the steel. The steel must get thicker as the diameter gets larger to maintain the same integrity against pucks! A 1 3/4" (1.75") pipe @ .065" (1.58mm) thickness is very weak (even thinner is very common in stores and small manufacturers) compared to our 1 3/8"(1.375") inch pipe of the same thickness. Our 2" pipes are .109" (2.77mm) thick or .125" HSS SCH40 on the one piece welded models. Our 2 3/8 "(2.375") pipes are .125" (31.75mm) thick on the lightest models, and .145 on the heavier ones. Please compare.
"Gauge" tells you the actual wall thickness. The numbers on this scale go down as the material gets thicker.
fraction decimal mm gauge
1/19" .055" 1.4mm 17.2
1/16" .065" 1.58mm 16
1/10" .109" 2.77mm 12.4
1/8" .125" 3.2mm 10.4
Outside Diameter is the size you see. Our post and crossbar sizes are in bold below. Other OD's we've seen are also listed.
1 3/8" / 1.375" .065" (1.58mm) thick wall
1 1/2" / 1.5" Must be at least .080 thick, (2.03mm) to have same integrity as ours
1 5/8" / 1.625" Must be at least .086 thick, (2.18mm) to have same integrity as ours
1 3/4" / 1.75" Must be at least .092 thick, (2.34mm) to have same integrity as ours
2 " / 2.00" .109"(2.77mm) thick wall
2 1/4" / 2.125" Must be at least .1125 thick, (2.87mm) to have same integrity as ours.
2 3/8" / 2.375" .125"(3.20mm) thick wall
2 3/8" / 2.375" .145"(3.683mm) thick wall
HOW GOOD IS THE NETTING?
565-POUND TEST NETTING
HIGH QUALITY ARENA / NHL NETTING
The netting - Included!
- Constructed of bright white - knotless nylon
- One-quarter inch thick, 5+mm, 84,000D, please compare!
- Woven into inch-and-a-half squares
- Has a 565-pound test strength!
- Will not allow pucks or balls to pass
- Pictured - our goal netting, regulation ice hockey puck and barrier netting
The skirting - Included!
- Saves the net from your surface, or the surface from the steel
- Makes puck retrieval easy
- Provides a professional appearance
DO YOU SHIP TO CANADA?
Yes - We do. Please note that in addition to shipping expenses paid up front thru the site, you'll be charged GST and any local taxes, as well as a possible import fee based on your order, to be paid upon delivery. Import fees vary, from no fee to about forty dollars.
ARE THESE HIGH QUALITY?
Our goals are the highest quality available. We've seen some other 'super' places make this claim, but if high quality means the heaviest gauge steel, the heaviest netting, the most authentic and durable product design, as well as high quality welding and attention to detail, then we do have the highest quality goals and they don't - it's that simple!