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Great goals but you need to practice folding them up after use.
on 6 May 2015
In my opinion these are really good goals - great quality and excellent value for money. I paid less than £20 on Amazon and I am really pleased with them. They come folded flat in a strong plastic bag with a set of instructions in a kind of clear folder on the front of the package. The set comprises two goals with fixings etc. To open them up you just unfasten a nylon loop and the goals spring up into position. You anchor them into the ground using the fixings provided. They are really nice goals with a blue nylon surround and a white nylon netting. The main bracing is provided by flexible rods that are stitched into the nylon sleeves. The whole thing is really strong and stable and are great for a game of kids football. There is nothing obvious that could break, if you see what I mean, and there are no sharp edges or anything like that. In my opinion they are much better than the plastic tubular goals you often see in toy shops. The plastic tubular goals easily crack and break whereas these just bend and bounce right back up again even if an adult falls on them etc. They look more or less indestructible to me. The goals are only small - maybe 2.5 feet (800mm) high by 4 feet (1200mm) across - but ideal for a kick about on the beach or something like that. I agree they are difficult to fold up but all you need to do is practice and you soon get the hang of it. You fold the goals in half with the bottom section and top section into two loops facing away from you and then divide the top section into two separate circles. All you do then is overlap the circles and the whole lot falls together into a neat circular shape. It took me about 20 minutes to work it out and I can do it every time in under 10 seconds now. You do need to practice it a few times and don't give up if you can't do it right away. Once you get the hang of it it's easy. You can put the folded goals back into the plastic bag it came in for storage. You can then just stick it in a carrier bag or in the boot of the car and away you go. Overall this is a great product. Excellent quality and great value for money.
Update: I have been using these all summer now and they are still as good as new. I have put them out and folded them up maybe 20 times, people have fallen on them, dogs have tried to chew them etc. and they are still in really good condition. The nylon mesh is still really clean and the blue fabric linings are still as bright as ever. They are certainly built to last and are really durable.