Re: [SCA-Archery] Wal-mart version of Saunders Mat -- Any experience?
- Hmmm good question I don't recall the exact width off hand ..I really didn't pay a lot of attention to that as I was mostly looking at the plastic and envisioning how long it may last. But off hand I would say they seemed to be something between 3 and 4 inches thick just from a guesstimation..
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Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Wal-mart version of Saunders Mat -- Any experience?
It seems that I found the original manufacture ... it is
Satellite Brand (also known as Bear Archery, also known as Escalade Sports)
So Percival ... my main question would be for you, since you have seen
the mat in person ...
Is it the same thickness as a Saunders mat? That's my own concern.
I'm willing to test the 'plastic versus burlap' concept ... but I'm
worrying that instead of the standard '4" thick', that these mats
might be thinner.
Do you have recollection of that?
On 5/8/07, Keith Crawley <crawleys@...> wrote:
> On a recent trip to the US i had the luck to find a Wal-Mart with these mats in stock and the cover is indeed a woven plastic material similar to the stuff some plastic tarps are made from. It is sewn around the seams as u indicate. I wondered about the longevity of the plastic particularly around the centre point were hopefully the majority of hits will be scored. Material of various types would have at least some ability for the fibres to deflect around an arrow and allow some degree of self repair when the arrow was withdrawn while the plastic in my opinion would not and would soon become a mush of holes in that area.
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> > This at 'first glance' appears to be a Saunders Mat, but it's covered
> > in a white plastic
> < snip>
> Are you sure that's plastic? When I look at the enlarged image it looks to
> me like a sewn fabric seam around the perimeter. The description also says
> that the item has been manufactured since 1927, so I think it's an unlabeled
> version of a Saunders or other long-time manufacturer's mat. Seems worth
> the risk to me.
> Of course, you could always order it, and if upon inspection you don't like
> it, ask for a refund.
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> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, <caleb@...> wrote:I haven't seen the word "coroplast" used with the stuff, just "corplas."
>>If you are looking for a cheap solution, we in the Hael have found that
>> corrugated plastic, or corplas for short, works great.
> Is this the 4mm Coroplast?
Coroplast is probally the correct name for the stuff: corplas might just
be short hand used on reciepts.
The sheets we have are somewhere between 4 and 6mm thick. I never actually
measured the thickness but I can pull one out of my garage when I get home
Caleb Reynolds from Work Land.