Quoted from DugFreez:
Good suggestion, but I would think a plastic solution might be easier.
On the left side I have (poorly) drawn out a plastic shape that could be made. This could be mounted using 2 male / female hex post that would be included with the plastics and put on the existing posts that are holding the purple and blue plastic. So just imagine that shape of clear plastic mounted 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" or more above the standard ball guide. I don't really know how high you would want it, but experimenting and swapping out hex post would be easy enough until you figured out the best height mounting posts.
The plastic being shaped this way would be narrow and extended up from the mounting area a bit, but I would think if plastic protector grade plastic were used it would be stiff and sturdy enough to stay up and also strong enough to not break. The plastic would also NOT need to only be wire width thick at the top. If it needs to be wider for durability purposes....it could always be made wider (going a bit over the outlane). It is clear plastic so it shouldn't obstruct the view even if the plastic stayed the same width all the way up.
If need be, the plastic could also extend up and mount above the outlane entrance (as the wire idea was drawn) if you could get the height of the upper mounting point (on the star post I'm guessing) to line up with the plastic mounting height. A person would probably want to look into the PRO and Premium differences, but I would think a single type plastic could be cut to accommodate both. From the pictures I have seen they look identical as far as this goes.
I'm also not sure what area folks are getting the hopping...so maybe the plastic wouldn't even need to go up to the tip of the wire guides. Maybe just a little up past the wire curve would do???
PS: If anyone makes these...I want a free set.
I can already see myself designing a clear "protector" for this.