Been meaning to respond. The cage has been great. My kids (14, 10) ask me to pitch to them all the time. The netting, poles and connectors work very well. The poles do deaden the balls as they drop down harmlessly.
I did have some ground stakes from a previous cage that was destroyed by wind. The poles that I purchased from Home Depot fit perfectly into the ground stakes and wind has not been a problem at all.
Great purchase and have recommended others to your product.