For Women Only

For women only, Lady CarbonMax sets up only at official 7-foot, 4 1/8-inch women's height. Composite carbon fiber standards are incredibly lightweight at only 19 pounds (non-winch end), yet they equal the rigidity of steel posts that weigh as much as 60 pounds. Standards and 26:1 machined worm gear net tensioning winch have limited lifetime warranties. The complete system from Future Pro includes standards, winch, Kevlar top rope net, net bag, antenna, net rope covers, floor sockets and safety padding in a choice of 12 colors, and padding lettering. The free padding lettering comes in five colors and three styles.

Future Pro Inc.: 800-328-4625

High-Performance Panels

Eckel's attractive, high-performance Eckoustic® Functional Panels (EFPs) provide a simple, cost-effective method for reducing background noise and reverberation in gyms and recreational centers. These sound-absorbing, fire- and graffiti-resistant wall and ceiling panels are easy to install, with no need to relocate existing utilities, thereby enabling the acoustic environment of an area to be quickly upgraded. EFPs are durable, require virtually no maintenance and retain their acoustic integrity over time. They are available in a wide range of colors, with special designs available for high-humidity applications. Economic in cost and in upkeep, EFPs are excellent for new construction and renovation projects.

Eckel Industries Inc.: 617-491-3221


CoverSports USA announced its new Storage Rack Cover. When not in use, the storage rack cover keeps cover and rack clean, dresses up the rack and prevents people from leaning and climbing on the rack. The Storage Rack Cover can be customized with colors and logo.

CoverSports USA: 800-445-6680

Equip Your Gym

Douglas offers a wide variety of quality products for indoor applications, including custom netting, backdrop curtains, gym floor covers, gym dividers and protective padding. In addition, Douglas has manufactured quality sport nets and equipment for more than 30 years for indoor and outdoor sports such as tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey.

Douglas Sports Nets & Equipment: 800-553-8907

Unbreakable Backboard

Bison now offers a 48-by-72-inch Unbreakable Tall Glass Backboard designed to virtually eliminate backboard breakage on older structures built for 48-inch-tall backboards. The heavy-duty rear support system of this board absorbs more than 98 percent of stress from player contact. The goal is mounted to this rear steel frame without touching glass at any point. Bison BA48XL is backed by an unconditional lifetime warranty. Bison is confident that this backboard will not break—so confident that it offers a $250 installation reimbursement on any broken BA48XL backboard replaced under Bison's lifetime warranty.

Bison Inc.: 800-638-0698

Set, Spike, Score

Employing the latest developments in composite technology, the new Schelde Carbon Pro Volleyball Net System is constructed with a wound carbon fiber tube that provides maximum rigidity (for a super-tight net) with minimal weight (similar to Schelde aluminum posts). System features spring-assisted telescoping posts with adjustable base and preset net height settings for women's, men's and recreational competition. Includes Schelde's exclusive beveled-gear winch and four-point connection system. Designed to be set up by one person in five minutes or less. Posts and winch covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

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

Rack and Cover

Make your gym a multiple-use facility that generates income and allows you to host a variety of activities. Shur-Co.'s custom covers eliminate worries about tables, chairs and street-shoe traffic. Designed to your specifications, Shur-Co.® covers come in one piece or several to accommodate drop-down bleachers. Shur-Co.'s heat-sealed seams are smooth and watertight, and the fabric meets U.S. fire codes. To complement your cover, Shur-Co. offers a storage rack that lets you install or retrieve a full court of floor covering in about 30 minutes with just two people. Locking wheels ensure secure loading and unloading.

Shur-Co.: 800-474-8756

Suspended System

Gared Sports introduced the SkyMaster, a ceiling-suspended volleyball system, which eliminates the hassle of hauling heavy volleyball uprights in and out of storage. This innovative system features 4-inch O.D. heavy-wall steel support pipes and an electric hoist for easily raising the system up and out of the way of other court activities, and includes a competition net with tensioner, net antenna, upright padding, cable covers and a padded referee stand. The SkyMaster can be custom-manufactured to meet the specific needs of any facility and is available in one-, two- and three-court configurations.

Gared Sports: 800-325-2682