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Old 12-25-2012, 01:01 AM
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Depends on access to crush the stone... if you can't get a big compactor in they fall apart when everyone digs their foot in to throw. We are lobbying for rubber out here, less work to get it to the right places.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:25 AM
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..I use a sled tamper to tamp down a solid 4 inch layer of modified stone, then add another 4 inches of crushed stone screenings. Add some lime, tamp again, and the tee pads are tight and ready to use.

..they key is the modified stone layer, being level and tamped. The crushed top layer is there to protect the modified base.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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used condoms have been recycled washed and melted into super fly pads in the greater lehigh valley.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 AM
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May be off topic but my local course used paverstones as the tee pads. They look great and offer adequate drainage with a nice grip. Have had bad experiences with bumpy rubber tees and worse with crushed rock that had been dug in from rotation.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 AM
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..the dew and rain make them very slick, unlike crushed stone.

..snow and ice, rubber mats are horrrible.
I disagree completely. Rubber is fine in the rain and snow. We have plenty of inclimate weather during all 4 seasons here in NH, and the footing is fine on rubber.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 AM
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I disagree completely. Rubber is fine in the rain and snow. We have plenty of inclimate weather during all 4 seasons here in NH, and the footing is fine on rubber.
Must depend on what type of rubber mat you have because I played on some at Rocky Mount Rec complex that were REALLY slick after a shower rolled through.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:54 AM
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I disagree completely. Rubber is fine in the rain and snow. We have plenty of inclimate weather during all 4 seasons here in NH, and the footing is fine on rubber.
we just installed rubber mats (the livestock pen ones). one side has raised bumps, and one side has grooves running width-wise. the mats were tested in the summer with the raised bumps upwards and were great, but when we installed them they were very slick in the cold/snow. So we've flipped them over and are using the grooved side and, from the feedback of 65 players at our ice bowl this past saturday, including some very sceptical local pros, they perform perfectly! sounds like we're going to leave them groove side up. rubber mats FTW!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:00 AM
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FLY18 is by far the best for not holding water.
Launch pads are the most porous.......Fly 18 is the most durable. Launch pads are harder to get now because they officially "don't sell them" but there are ways to get a hold of them
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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Rubber Mats also require maintenance when done right guys (if you are shooting for no maintenance then put concrete in). If you want to get the longest life out of them you need a limestone base within a treated wooded frame. 8 long nails with washers on the perimeters. The maintenance will involve once or twice a year or so. The mats need to be flipped and rotated to even out the wear. (like rotating tires). Also when you flip them you may need to add some more crushed limestone and tamper to level. This will give you the longest life you can get out of them.

Never never never never.........put a rubber pad on a wooden/deck like base. Not only will they not drain properly, but they will wear faster.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:16 AM
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I stand corrected. Ice is not good on rubber pads.
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