These wind-weighed tarps are the famous ones used by every level of baseball: from the Little Leagues, high schools and colleges and universities, to the Minor and Major Leagues. And there’s a great reason that these tarps are so popular, as they stay in place and keep a field fully protected and dry, even in high winds and rough weather conditions. And there is never a need to use stakes, sandbags, or similar objects, as the weight of the tarp keeps it firmly on the ground, no matter what the weather conditions.
They stay put in high winds without stakes or sandbags.
Chain in the entire perimeter keeps wind from getting under, so they do not move or blow away. Remarkably, Wind Weighted Tarps have encountered hurricane force winds and did not move from the mound and home plate.
Originally introduced at the 2004 ABCA Convention, Wind Weighted Baseball Tarps are now protected by the following six (6) U.S. Patents: 8,100,785 8,025,595 7,494,433 7,270,617 D552,911 D516,360
Vinyl Covering: 18oz./sq. yd. fully COATED vinyl on base fabric scrim of 1,000 denier x 1,300 denier polyester. Fabric meets following tests: Tear Strength Tests: Warp 100 lbs., Fill 100 lbs., Grab Tensile Strength: Warp 410 lbs., Fill 410 lbs., Weft Insertion: 18 x 17. Vinyl compounded with UV inhibitors and mold inhibitors. Cold Crack: minus 40 degrees F°.
Perimeter Pocket Weight: 1/4″ Hot Dipped Galvanized Grade 30 Proof Coil Chain. Material Diameter is 0.276″. Working Load Limits 1,300 lbs. Proof Load Test 2,600 lbs. Minimum Breaking Load 5,200 lbs. Inside Length 1.24″ Inside Width 0.38″ Weight Per Foot 0.63 lbs.
Protects artificial and natural turf WITHOUT STAKES! Steel chain in vinyl sleeves at front, corners and mid-back provides ballast to keep protector in position even in high winds. No stakes makes installation and removal simple and easy. Made of tough VIPOL® Matrix for highest spike resistance.
Vipol® Matrix Mesh: Fabric & Construction: 1,000 denier x 800 denier (18 x 14 ends/inch). 10oz./sq. yd. 78% Shading. Tensile Strength: 360 x 320 lbs.
Standard Sizes: Large = 25’ Deep x 20’ x 70’ Medium = 20’ Deep x 20’ x 60’ Small = 15’ Deep x 20’ x 50’