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View Poll Results: What tee pad surface do you prefer? (You can pick more than one)
Concrete 180 83.72%
Solid rubber mats 34 15.81%
Rubber fatigue mats (the one with holes) 17 7.91%
Natural (dirt, crushed aggregate, etc.) 18 8.37%
Artificial turf 62 28.84%
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:25 AM
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Default Tee Pad Surfaces - Yay or Nay? (The Teebox Co.)

We need everyone's help to get this thing right. Disc golfers for the most part have been swept aside when it comes to Parks and Recreation development projects. The average playground can cost $200k up to $500k+!

So why can't we, the disc golfers, have the same high quality materials and equipment as basketball courts, baseball fields, and running tracks? We can and for a fraction of the cost of traditional sports equipment.

We've developed a modular teepad system. High quality athletic surfaces combined with an easily assembled and durable base structure. Initially there will be two versions; A permanent/semi-permanent commercial version and a portable "EZ Pad" for individual users, field work, temp courses, etc.


What surface do you prefer to tee from?
We will have multiple options but need to know what the people want.

Concrete - Solid rubber - Fatigue mats - Natural/aggregate tees - Artificial turf

Thanks for your support!
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:44 AM
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Voted concrete, but have never been on rubber fatigue mat tees, or very good artificial turf ones.
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Where can we find pricing?
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I prefer concrete or turf. Either way, the most important things are that they are flat, even, and level/flush with the ground.

Concrete is great for easier snow removal this time of year. I can't imagine shoveling and salting a turf teepad working too well (as far as snow/ice removal and the wear and tear on the pad). The down side to the concrete for me (as a predominantly sidearm thrower) is abuse the toes of my shoes take. I know backhand throwers experience some wear and tear on their shoes as well. That is the main reason turf teepads sound appealing to me, but I'm not sure how often they would need replacing/maintenance.

BUT! As I said to start: flat, level, and flush are the most important things to me. A rubber teepad can be great but most of them that I have played on are super lumpy and uneven.
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Voted concrete.

I hate rubber mats of any kind, best way to screw up your knees or ankles. I only throw from a standstill on those.
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Played Vision Quest in Cedar, MN over the weekend. They have wood, covered in an artificial turf. When we first played back in the spring we weren't sure how they'd hold up. But they were great. The real test would be the winter and snow. But they are actually gripper and more trusty than even a nice concrete tee. If you do it right, the artificial turf on a flat surface is really nice.
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I prefer concrete. Not a huge fan of rubber teepads, and I have never thrown off of artificial turf.
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I find the rubber fatigue mats grip a good as concrete but don't wear out the soles of my shoes so I voted for those.
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I voted concrete, but.....

Perkerson Park in Atlanta, GA has poured rubber tees, or something, sort of what you'd find under playground equipment. My brief encounter with it, it was fabulous. Not knowing how it handles being wet, or wear and tear, but it could be my preference.
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The older my knees get the less I like concrete. I like most turf pads I have come across.
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