quote:Originally posted by Emanski's Heroes:
I think it's generally used for looks on a baseball field. I know I can't stand playing on fields with chain link outfield fences without windscreen. I think for other sports it may actually be used to block wind, but I'm really not sure. The first place I ever saw the stuff was on tennis courts, so maybe it does actually block wind there?
I agree. That dull gray chain link that you can see through, doesn’t exactly give the “cozy” feeling of a ball park. But the problem is usually one of $$$$. Our coach mitigated the problem by putting our batting cages right behind the right center field fence. The green netting of the cages give a great backdrop, and they only needed another 20-30’ of it to cover a huge chunk of the CF area.
Its sometimes hard to believe that just painting the chain link helps tremendously too. But for my $$$$, I’d just as soon have a Coke sign or some other sponsor’s sign painted on dark a dark green plywood wall.