Goal apparatus

  • US 8,579,737 B2
  • Filed: 08/21/2012
  • Issued: 11/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sports net apparatus, comprising:

  • a frame including;

    left and right flexible posts;

    left and right side members; and

    a flexible base member;

    a left fitting attaching a left end of the base member to the left side member;

    a right fitting attaching a right end of the base member to the right side member;

    the left flexible post having an upper end and a lower end, with the lower end of the left flexible post attached to the base member;

    the right flexible post having an upper end and a lower end, with the lower end of the right flexible post attached to the base member; and

    a net including;

    a lower left corner attached to the front end of the left side member;

    a lower right corner attached to the front end of the right side member;

    an upper left corner attached to an upper end of the left flexible post;

    an upper right corner attached to an upper end of the right flexible post; and

    the upper ends of the left and right side flexible posts biased away from each other to maintain tension in an upper edge of the net, and also biased upwardly to maintain tension in left and right side edges of the net and with the upper left and right corners of the net in front of the left and right fittings, respectively, and with the left and right side edges and the upper edge of the net in front of the flexible base member; and

    with the net held up by the frame only with left and right flexible costs.

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