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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Ever T'd off of a gravel T-pad? Reply with quote

If so, did you like it? Was it in good condition? Where was it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Ever T'd off of a gravel T-pad? Reply with quote

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If so, did you like it? Was it in good condition? Where was it?


Just to be clear, are we talking gravel or stone dust.....the size of any individual stone is very different, as are the results.


Either or. I've only driven off of grass, cedar, cement, rubber, and asphalt. Anything different than that I would like to hear about.

If in your review, would it possible to express the size of the stones?

It might also be helpful to know the conditions you were playing in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say I have. Unless it was off a road somewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can't say I have. Unless it was off a road somewhere.


Did any of the courses in 2007 Worlds have gravel?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have to get Kiwi. He's played the most courses that I know of.
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Can't say I have. Unless it was off a road somewhere.


Did any of the courses in 2007 Worlds have gravel?


Not sure. Wasn't there. I only went to '06 ams and '08 pros.
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Can't say I have. Unless it was off a road somewhere.


Did any of the courses in 2007 Worlds have gravel?


Not sure. Wasn't there. I only went to '06 ams and '08 pros.


Thought it was the 07 you went to. K.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about finding courses with aggregate teepads and send them an email asking how they like them, maintenance, how they work in the wet, freeze thaw, etc
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make a post on DGRUS tomorrow and see what I can stir up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure if this is applicable but .....Kamloops used a form of crushed rock for their t-pads at the Rosehill course. If I remember well, the pads were framed and the ' crushed rock' put in . They now have rubber pads so maybe it wasn't the best thing.. I found them alright but I am a one step thrower and not that demanding about pads. Talk to them on their tag board http://kdgc.yikesite.com/home I think the rocks were 1/2 the size of a small blueberry.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've only driven off of grass, cedar, cement, rubber, and asphalt


BBP,

What was rubber like? I've often thought "cow mats" might work well but I wasn't sure if they'd be ok in the rain or with cleats?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andros wrote:
I'll make a post on DGRUS tomorrow and see what I can stir up.


First reply recommends a product called "Traffic bond".
http://discgolfer.ning.com/forum/topics/have-you-ever-teed-off-of-a

This is all I could find on the subject;
http://www.rwmillerandsons.com/prod04.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've only driven off of grass, cedar, cement, rubber, and asphalt


BBP,

What was rubber like? I've often thought "cow mats" might work well but I wasn't sure if they'd be ok in the rain or with cleats?

Thanks,
John


I've had different experiences with the rubber. Some I've tried were extremely slippery when wet, and others were what you'd expect (maybe a little better). I didn't get the different brands when I played on them. I remember one being more porous, and this offered more grip. All tried with cleats (cleats that work wonderully on cement and asphalt).

My biggest complaint about rubber pads were the divots that happened because of the wearing of the ground underneath. And then some pads would develop puddles. I always thought the purpose of the rubber mat was to allow for temp pads that were safer than grass. Some courses though, have started to use them as a permanent solution.

We should have looked into pillfering the "blue" rubber from Mooney Bays' track, when they reno'd. That stuff is great for cleats and super in the rain. Messy though.
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andros wrote:
andros wrote:
I'll make a post on DGRUS tomorrow and see what I can stir up.


First reply recommends a product called "Traffic bond".
http://discgolfer.ning.com/forum/topics/have-you-ever-teed-off-of-a



Nice discussion starting up. Good work Andros.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it to the next level: Poured in Place Rubber Surfacing. Just imagine your Reds, Blues, and Yellows (Drop zone Green).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.granulat.sk/en/sport-futbalove.php
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the distance and the hole number. Maybe even a map of the hole... http://www.rocksoliddirect.com/about/custom-designs

K, off topic. Back to gravel...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty.
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BigBrotherPenton wrote:
Have the distance and the hole number. Maybe even a map of the hole... http://www.rocksoliddirect.com/about/custom-designs

K, off topic. Back to gravel...


The thing I like about using aggregates (gravel, shale, whatever) over concrete is that the aggregates are far more environmentally friendly. Same logic applies to fly pads versus poured rubber in situ
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've only driven off of grass, cedar, cement, rubber, and asphalt


BBP,

What was rubber like? I've often thought "cow mats" might work well but I wasn't sure if they'd be ok in the rain or with cleats?

Thanks,
John


I've had different experiences with the rubber. Some I've tried were extremely slippery when wet, and others were what you'd expect (maybe a little better). I didn't get the different brands when I played on them. I remember one being more porous, and this offered more grip. All tried with cleats (cleats that work wonderully on cement and asphalt).

My biggest complaint about rubber pads were the divots that happened because of the wearing of the ground underneath. And then some pads would develop puddles. I always thought the purpose of the rubber mat was to allow for temp pads that were safer than grass. Some courses though, have started to use them as a permanent solution.

We should have looked into pillfering the "blue" rubber from Mooney Bays' track, when they reno'd. That stuff is great for cleats and super in the rain. Messy though.


Thanks,

I looked at rubber so they could be moved and I could mow over them without moving my tee markers. Tee markers are pretty much a requirement though for people to find there way around though.

Is grass that bad a surface? Or is it a wore out hardened grass pad that's the problem?

I was hoping that regular movement of my tee pads would prevent the wear and provide a good surface.

I suppose you're using turf cleats.
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