The Viper portable volleyball net is a lightweight net system (27 pounds.) that is perfect for any level of play. Designed to be more portable than the heavier Cobra, the Viper portable volleyball net is perfect for younger players or recreational players who are looking for the portability of a smaller net. Constructed out of high-density polyethylene and free of sharp edges, it is designed to be extremely durable and resilient. It is made with an aluminum frame that will not only be lighter, but will also be more resistant to chipping and breaking.
One reviewer described the new system as “A very nice net system, although it could use some work.” A high school player concurred, “It’s heavy and clunky, especially the bottom half. Even with my poor aim at hitting the boundary lines with it sometimes, it still hurts when I hit the bottom. I would recommend getting one that is thicker and has some type of padding on the bottom either way. Otherwise, it will wear down faster than most. It’s probably best to get a thicker one anyway because of all the volleyball players you’ll be blocking.”
Another reviewer commented, “It is OK, but the volleyball poles are a little short for my taste. I would recommend getting one that is longer, like the Queen Max Portable Volleyball Net.” Most reviewers agreed that the length of the portable volleyball net systems was just fine for playing on most courts.
Durability & Sturdiness: Almost everyone agrees that the best volleyball net systems are made from strong, durable materials. Most high end portable pole sports equipment is made of material that is very durable. The same can be said for semi-permanent home volleyball net systems. They are usually made of aluminum, which is extremely durable and offers excellent strength. The pole will last for years if taken care of properly.
A few people mentioned that they wished that their portable net had been slightly larger or heavier. However, this was not usually a problem for most users. “I like the fact that the net is very light. It’s very easy to carry too, which is good because we rarely go out onto a public court during the summer. Also, my daughter and I usually use one net at our house when we go out to the beach.”
Another person stated, “I definitely prefer the portables over the semi-permanent ones. The difference is obvious. We are able to take them on trips to the beach, they are not that heavy, and obviously the portables are easier to set up and take down.” Almost all users were pleased with the performance of their portable volleyball net systems. “They allow us to play better and have more fun.”
Some serious volleyball players believe that purchasing two different types of poles is necessary in order to have a better game. “There are pros and cons to both. We have poles that go right to the boundary lines and then there are poles that go to the inside near the foul line. We use about three different types so that we can have the best combination for each individual player.”
Serious players recommend size nets and rope clamps for proper net construction. “We prefer size nets because we don’t want to be bending the wires too much. The biggest downside to size nets is that you can’t set them up near the foul line if they become wet. We have never gotten one wet ever since we got our size nets.” Most professional coaches agree that size nets and rope clamps are a necessity for proper net construction.