Divide and Lock

Draper, Inc. is continuing a commitment to gymnasium equipment safety with the introduction of the Curtain LokTM . The Curtain LokTM is Draper's innovative new independent safety device that locks drive-shaft-operated curtains. Based on the same state-of-the-art technology as the Posilok Safety Strap, the Curtain LokTM is speed-sensitive and instantly locks the curtain drive shaft whenever the speed exceeds 1.5 feet per second. The Curtain LokTM is self-checking, it automatically resets and is virtually fail-safe. The Curtain LokTM is compatible with Draper Fold-Up, Roll-Up, Radius-Fold and Top-Roll Divider Curtains and can be retrofitted to similar style curtains by other manufacturers.

Draper Inc.: 800-328-7999

Team Divisions

With Carron gym divider nets and curtains, gyms, field houses and recreation centers can be divided into a variety of combinations to take full advantage of available space. Carron can design netting or mesh-and-vinyl divider systems to suit nearly any floor configuration. With a full line of high-quality sports nets and accessories, Carron is a one-stop net source.

Carron Net Company, Inc.: 800-558-7768

At the Table

Daktronics was named the Official Supplier of Scorer's Tables for the 2006 NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four®, providing five sections of ProTable® digital scorer's table technology at both events. Positioned courtside, ProTable® displays show real time team and player statistics, colorful graphics, exciting animation and video clips. LJ Wright, director of the Division I Basketball Championships, was pleased to partner with Daktronics to provide this great new technology for fans. Several member schools have had great success bringing this technology online during the past year.

Daktronics: 888-325-8766

Batting Cage

The Indoor Tensioned Batting Cage by Beacon Athletics is designed for indoor use and goes up in 10 minutes. With its innovative three-pulley system, the cage can be raised and tensioned as needed. No permanent frame or overhanging cable structure remains in the facility when the cage is removed. This design can be altered easily to accommodate space restrictions, bleachers or stage areas. Beacon can help you design a system to meet your needs.

Beacon Athletics: 800-747-5985

Basketball for Big and Small

Gared Sports offers the Adjust-A-Goal Height Adjustment System for manual or electric operation. It allows you to adjust your basketball backboard and goal to heights between 8 feet and 10 feet for youth play, without compromising the stability of the equipment. Now your basketball setup can accommodate players of all ages in one system. Gared Sports also offers competition glass backboards and institutional-quality breakaway goals for all levels of play. Gared Sports, an American manufacturer since 1922, is an exclusive supplier of backboards and goals to all NBA arenas. Gared also offers equipment for volleyball, soccer, tennis, football and recreation.

Gared Sports: 800-325-2682

Steel Yourself

Lighter than aluminum and stiff as steel—that's Bison's new CarbonMax composite volleyball system. At 27 pounds, CarbonMax is lighter than most aluminum systems, yet when the net is tensioned, it deflects up to 60 percent less than popular aluminum systems and no more than the most rigid steel systems. An internal net height adjustment crank allows net adjustment even with the net tensioned. It fits all 3-inch sockets and 3-1/2-inch or 4-inch sockets with requested free adapters. Safety padding comes in 12 school colors, and pattering lettering comes with system orders. Lifetime limited warranty on standards and winch.

Bison Inc.: 800-247-7668

Lighten Up

Tired of the slow startup time, low light levels and high energy cost of your current gym lighting? With the Schelde SportLight, you can double the brightness of your gym and cut your energy costs in half. It gives you the closest thing to natural sunlight. The SportLight fixture uses half the energy, costs 20 percent less and lasts 20 percent longer than other gym lights. Unlike conventional gym lights, which typically take 16 minutes to reach full brightness, the Schelde SportLight comes on instantly. The Schelde SportLight is an innovative lighting system that quickly pays for itself.

Schelde North America: 888-SCHELDE (724-3533)

Help With Hoops

Future Pro offers an easy way to measure and order wall-mount basketball systems. Unlike custom-built wall structures that require long lead times, Future Pro offers wall structures with an innovative telescoping extension design that allows the installer to put the face of the backboard exactly where it needs to be in relationship to the existing court layout. Swing-up, side-fold or stationary structures with extensions up to 12 feet can be ordered packaged with backboards, goals and backboard padding to fit exact needs. Time-consuming measurements and costly field modifications are eliminated. Packages are in-stock for immediate delivery.

Future Pro: 800-328-4625