This weighted base eliminates the need to stake the bownet to the ground. Designed for use with the 5′ diameter bownet. Folds quickly for deployment or transport. Enables set up of the bow net on hard or very soft surfaces. These surfaces can include frozen ground, concrete or even soft sand, where staking down is not possible. It can be used with the string pulled manual trigger that is included with my 5 foot bownet but it is also designed for the attachment of my long range remote release. For those who need to fasten bait in the center of the bownet, I have installed a small metal loop. See video below for a quick demonstration. This weighted base also allows the bownet to be pre-set and transported in a truck or van for fast deployment in the field. I have just finished testing on a revised model that is lighter than my original. It now weighs approximately 9 pounds and will hold any birds that you can catch with the bownet. Shipping for this heavy item is $50. to anywhere in the continental United states. HOWEVER if you order any other items with this purchase from my website, you will be charged only the $50 shipping fee and all other shipping charges will automatically be removed in the cart. Therefore, ordering additional items will save you money on shipping. For shipping outside the US please ask for a quote. For a video demonstration follow link from ‘Noble Falconry videos’ tab at top of main page.