Every Draper backstop that is installed in a gym is the result of a custom design process; the unit has been designed and built with that specific building and location in mind.

Kennesaw_1A recent job, however, gave new meaning to the word “custom” as Draper’s designers had to go to extra lengths for an out-of-the-ordinary job at Kennesaw State University.

KSU—which is Georgia’s third-largest university—decided to add a gymnasium area to its Student Recreation Center. The Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center includes four 84-foot basketball courts, which also have overhead volleyball systems. The attachment height for everything is about 38 feet, and there is an elevated track that is about 10 feet behind the face of the backboards. If that doesn’t already sound packed enough, there are also three Roll-Up Divider curtains separating the courts.

That is a lot of equipment in a relatively small area—and especially challenging given the 38-foot ceiling attachment height, which means that a typical straight mast would be about 29 feet tall. This wouldn’t work, since the curtains were only 27 and a half feet away.

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