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Old 12-23-2012, 10:03 PM
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Rubber mats for teepads

so whats the current best place to get these? FLY 18? Cow mats? other sources?

thanks for ideas, info and prices
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 PM
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FLY18 is by far the best for not holding water.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:37 PM
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whaddya think - well maintained crushed stone or rubber flypads/mats? Is it worth the extra $?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:32 PM
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whaddya think - well maintained crushed stone or rubber flypads/mats? Is it worth the extra $?
I think well installed rubber mats are better than crushed stone. As long as the mats are installed on nice, level ground or even supported by a wooden frame and secured on more than just the four corners, they will work very well even in less than optimal conditions.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:58 PM
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I just played on some pressed shredded rubber mats at Vander Yacht Park in Ferndale WA. They were well-placed and nice to throw from, but some were shaded from the dim sun and constantly damp, and were developing a film of algae. I flopped like a French soccer star.
A more-textured pad probably would work better in that climate. Don't forget to consider a tee's weathering patterns.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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Perhaps this is a thread jack. Sorry if it is:

How do you secure rubber pads properly?

And what kind of material do you need under them? We have just bare dirt that we were going to level out with sand and put the mat on top. Will this work?
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:27 PM
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making it level would be the most important thing. i love rubber pads but at one of our local courses some of them are not level and hard to throw from :/ Do it right if your going to
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:04 PM
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Newer course in my area installed rubber tee pads within a timber frame over a substantial layer of crushed/flaked rock (quartz?). The generous tee pads are bolted within the frame through the rock into the earth. The pads are snug against sides of the box and leave a couple feet of exposed rock at the bottom and top for drainage I suppose. I like the way these Osage Grove tee pads provide a defined space above the playing surface for teeing a disc. I would install these types of boxed tees with the rubber pads over concrete slabs all day long if given the choice.

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:02 PM
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I agree with what's already been said, but want to add that if installed properly, rubber mats should require much less maintenance as they should wear a lot more slowly and consistently.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:22 PM
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whaddya think - well maintained crushed stone or rubber flypads/mats? Is it worth the extra $?
.. I prefer crushed stone to rubber mats almost exclusively, except I'd imagine the Southwest US / Texas they'd be the preferred tee pad.

..the dew and rain make them very slick, unlike crushed stone.

..snow and ice, rubber mats are horrrible.
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