Who would have known that a couple of posts and a crossbar would represent so much emotional and financial value? Goal posts have evolved from being irrelevant parts of the field into becoming the central focus of attention in the sport. Goal posts have indeed come a long way.
With thousands of football fields in the country, manufacturing processes for goal posts have come under pressure to be more efficient, innovative and affordable to a wider variety of customers. In addition, durability and convenience is of particular concern to goal post customers.
Manufacturing Goal Posts
The manufacturing process for goal posts is both unique and innovative. Full-size adult goal posts used to be made of anti-vandal steel. This material is ideal for permanent fixation on football pitches.
However, aluminium is becoming an increasingly popular option for goal posts. Its lightweight and durable design make it a top choice for the manufacturing process.
A Convenient Design
With aluminium, goal posts can be designed to be very flexible. They implement a simple security lock system, where the crossbars can be secured in place by simply turning a key. This makes it convenient for these goal posts to be transported from one football pitch to another, without worrying about pesky nuts and bolts.
The manufacturing process for professional goal posts should yield structures that are 8 feet high and 24 feet wide. All the crossbars must also adhere to stringent shape requirements.
Acceptable professional goal posts need to be square, round, rectangular or elliptical. No sharp points or jagged edges should be present, because they pose a hazard to the players during use.
Where does the goal net go?
The goal post crossbars would be useless without incorporating the goal net. A steel net-retaining support frame is incorporated into the overall design in order to allow for easy attachment of the goal net as well as convenient height adjustment.
Catering for expansion and contraction due to changing weather conditions is important to consider during the manufacturing process. The goal posts have fully welded corners that prevent shape changes due to expansion and contraction. Re-alignment or tightening of the posts is therefore unnecessary.
Withstanding strong wind
Goal posts are manufactured to withstand strong winds. The strong aluminium framework and lockable design of the crossbars ensures that the goal posts are not blown away, even during very windy days.
In a nutshell, the manufacturing process for goal posts needs to be accurate, efficient and responsive to the strict guidelines of the sport. Contact a company like Adda Flagpoles Pty Ltd.