WinnWell 54-in Steel Hockey Net
Nice small net, easy to carry around and shoot on. Overall a nice net to shoot around with.
May 21, 2013
Pretty good for the monney
It is pretty good only use in the basement with soft squishy ball or it will dent the post. it is preety stable but not one hundred percent stable. it is better than the picture looks.
January 27, 2013
Get what you pay for...
The instructions aren't easy to follow/correct as some pieces are mislabelled and the picture on the box does not match the actual net. The pix shows assembly buttons forwards facing but the net doesn't come together as pictured-took some bro problem-solving. Great idea from another reviewer to secure the net to the frame at different spots like the corners & middle therefore making it easier to tie the net to the frame with the supplied string. Note that the ties supplied in the box were too short to wrap around the posts!! Overall will be a great basement net to play hockey.
January 6, 2013
Good value hockey net!
Purchased in July,2011. The net I purchased is made by Winnwell but I am not sure if that will change over the years.
It definitely looks nicer than the default image as seen in the pictures I have uploaded. It has a nice white back post and top shelf. If you use a hard solid plastic street hockey ball, a hard wrist shot or slapshop can dent the metal. If you use a soft orange one sold here at Canadian Tire, those will be fine and will not dent the posts under any circumstances. I have covered the metal using pipe insulator foams which fit on the posts perfectly ( I have taken it off the front to show the net but you can see the middle post and bottom have been covered using grey foam insulators to stop dents and scratches) . The instructions are very basic and are not necessary. There were two T pipes, for the middle post attaching to the base and top shelf but they were mislabeled. I eventually figured it out but make sure the small T pipe is at the top and the long T pipe is at the bottom. The netting instruction was somewhat basic.
The net was the most time consuming part of assembly, took me at least half an hour to finish the net. A good tip would be to zip tie the top left, middle and top right as well as the bottom left and bottom right. If you don't do this, chances are as you put together the net, it won't stretch over the whole thing and you'll have to undo the netting and start all over again. Because the netting takes so long to do, don't expect it to be easy to disassemble to move around and reassemble; it's best that this net stays at home unless you have a nice big SUV to drive it around to outdoor rinks. I take 200 wrist shots at it a day from about 20 feet and it has held up well! Never shoot a puck at this net
Also I have to mention the net itself is a little wobbly, not entirely stable but it's not a big deal for the price at all. The net is a little springy and will bounce some balls towards me if I shoot hard enough which is nice. Shooting off the post and crossbar will give a "clack" sound instead of a "dink"
July 25, 2011
SO FAR SO GOOD
Just bought and assembled this goal net for my young son to play street hockey with. The instructions aren't very good but it's not too difficult to figure out. The screw problems that several others have mentioned seem to have been dealt with. My net doesn't require any screws. The net actually looks better than that pictured on this web site. It seems sturdy enough, and for the money, I couldn't find anything better anywhere else.
February 19, 2011
They changed the item
The item number on the box is the same as online but the product looks slightly different. They tried to solve the screw problem mentioned by so many by replacing them with pins on some sort of spring. The part assembly instructions was wrong on the two nets I bought 2010/12/27. It is too soon to tell but I don't see this lasting very long. I am probably going to have to replace the pins with bolts and lock nuts. I guess you get what you pay for.
January 1, 2011
I've had this net for 11 years and it stayed intact for about 9 of them through all seasons outdoors. The screws come out but that's not a major setback because the net actually functions perfectly well without several screws. Indoors this thing would've lasted forever.
September 4, 2010
This is a good net for the money, however the screws all came loose on the bottom after about a week. I had to drill the holes completely through and put 1/4 in. bolts in with locking nuts. That fixed the problem ... Otherwise this is a great little net.
December 22, 2009
good quality, good price
We've had this net for over 2 years and it's still in great condition. Good design on the bottom to prevent the netting from getting ripped or worn. Surprised there wasn't more 'slack' in the netting, though. A very good deal for the price (especially if it's on sale). No rips or holes yet.
August 3, 2009
Just bought this a few days ago so take my durability rating with a grain of salt. When faced in the store with several options from plastic to "pvc" to metal, I wasn't sure which would be best. The pvc was more than double the metal and I wasn't sure it had anything but less weight to offer (and not sure if less weight is good for a hockey net). Anyways, we've assembled it and started giving it a workout and for $35, we are thrilled with it. Highly recommended.
March 31, 2009
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