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Beacon’s Weekly Ballfields Tips !

June 13, 2016        |         |


In the course of a year, I see quite a few ballfields in my travels. One of the things that catches my eye quite frequently is how loose an infield skin surface may be. So I thought it would be a good idea to go over some standard nail dragging rules and tips to keep people up to speed with proper nail dragging protocol. First, let’s go over the equipment for nail dragging. A nail drag should be somewhat light in weight, like the Beacon Adjustable Weight Nail Drag System. You can always add more weight to the unit to get proper penetration into the infield skin. A nail drag constructed from heavy materials does not give you as much control over penetration depth.  Click to read the whole article at

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