Re: [SCA-Archery] hay bale backing
- Metal straps will plane wood from the arrow shafts, though, when hit.
On Jun 10, 2009, at 3:18 PM, Carolus wrote:
> There is a banding system sold at Harbor Freight which will do
> this. Use the ratchet straps to compress the bales and then use
> three bands ratcheted and clamped to hold them. We used a similar
> system for the bales at the El Dorado Range (1984 Olympic range) for
> public use and they worked well.
> At 01:49 PM 6/10/2009, you wrote:
>> The arrows might nick the leading edge of the strap if you hit it
>> with the
>> very point of the arrow but otherwise yes, they bounce off. The
>> arrows are
>> seeing the narrowest edge of the strap and the strap is under very
>> tension. Arrows only tend to get damaged by the clamp, or hooks
>> that link
>> together at the ends of the straps. Such damage is not that
>> common, and
>> usually not much worse than hitting something under the target,
>> such as the
>> pallet that they sit on to keep them level and off the ground. I'm
>> considering adjusting the setup so that the ratchets are at the
>> bottom right
>> where the strap goes under the bale, which would put the hooks
>> inside the
>> pallet as well, and might keep everything even farther away from the
>> target. There's always someone that's eventually going to hit
>> that spot,
>> though, given enough time.
>> I don't think you could get the baling wire as tight as the straps
>> holding it, though you might be able to. You might also be able
>> to wrap
>> nylon webbing (similar material as the straps) around it and tie
>> that as
>> tight as the clamps, but again it'd be hard to get them *that* tight.
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- It uses nylon straps.
At 03:28 PM 6/10/2009, James of the Lake wrote:
>Metal straps will plane wood from the arrow shafts, though, when hit.
>On Jun 10, 2009, at 3:18 PM, Carolus wrote:
> > There is a banding system sold at Harbor Freight which will do
> > this. Use the ratchet straps to compress the bales and then use
> > three bands ratcheted and clamped to hold them. We used a similar
> > system for the bales at the El Dorado Range (1984 Olympic range) for
> > public use and they worked well.
> > Carolus
- Thank you. I am familiar with Ethafoam. I use it for portable mats.
It is very good, but expensive. There is as type of construction
insulation foam that has been used with good results. I believe that
it is what they use at Estrella for the archery war point targets.
It is not as expensive as Ethafoam and comes in four by eight
sheets. I would need enough to put behind several sets of three high
On Jun 10, 2009, at 2:30 PM, Carl Nelson wrote:
> the material you are looking for is called Etha-Foam check your
> local phone book for suppliers.
> YISCARL NELSON
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> From: John edgerton <sirjon1@...>
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:30:40 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] hay bale backing
> Have some loosely packed hay bales and I need a good backing material
> to keep arrows and bolts from punching all the way through. Anyone
> have some suggestions on the best and cheapest material to use for
> backing either the backside of the bales or to put right behind the
> target in front of the bale? There is some type of construction foam
> that works well, but I do not know its name.
> Jon, West
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