Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 28, 2005 20:25:09 GMT -6
All that you need is either a) 2 different colored permanent markers (for team play) or b) some laminated label making tapes with 2 different colors (~1 inch wide) to mark the rungs with numbers. You will also need 2 rubber O-rings smaller than the diameter of the rung to use as slide markers. These can be purchased at any hardware store.
See the below pics for examples:
Feel free to ask if you have any questions. These scoring parts won't affect play of the game one bit like other extruding scoring parts may.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 28, 2005 20:58:35 GMT -6
Thank you. I wanted to come up with an idea that wouldn't affect the game play when the bolas were thrown. This seemed like the best avenue and is super cheap to do, especially if you opt to do the permanent marker route. You just need to have a steady hand and a flexible ruler to make it look good.
Steve, I finally added the scoring tapes to my 1/2" PVC ladders. I used 1/2" wide tape. One has black printing on white background. The other has red printing on white background. I bought some O rings, then discovered that the ones included inside the union fittings I use worked just fine. Since my ladders are all glued, I even added some extra O rings on the pipe to cover possible breakage in the future. If I run out of the spare's, a PVC coupling can always be added after new O rings have been installed.
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2005 16:22:26 GMT -6 by Buggs41
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Sept 7, 2005 20:26:18 GMT -6
I thought about doing a glued set, but I don't want them to take up that much room. I suppose they could be hung from the rafters in the garage. The military has made me into such a neat freak, lol. I'm glad the o-ring idea worked out for ya.
In using my scoring labels, I found that the o ring seems to rest better on the 'double digit' numbers, than the single digit ones. This is due to the washer wanting to 'rest' in the same state it was manufactured in. If I make more labels, the single digits will include a 0 in front of them.
Instead of: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21 It will be: 01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2005 21:00:46 GMT -6 by Buggs41
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Sept 14, 2005 19:32:31 GMT -6
Ahhh yes my friend, I did notice this too, but failed to report my findings. You are very correct in stating that placing a zero before the single digits will remedy this minor issue. On my tape, if I did that, I would have had to make my font smaller though so the tape with the extra zero's would fit the rung. However, some have stated that they would put this on a vertical piece of pipe or on one of the legs, which may fit without going to a smaller font size.
Steve, can your labeler print vertically on the tape? By accident, mine printed alpha characters vertically along the tape. Not what I wanted at the time, but it worked. I wonder if this can be accomplished with a two digit number?
ie: I wanted : "Buggs41" printed across the label. What I got instead was: B u g g s 4 1
Now I am really scratching my head on the possibility of this working corectly for a two digit number.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2005 20:11:37 GMT -6 by Buggs41
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Sept 14, 2005 21:23:33 GMT -6
I'm pretty sure it can like so:
01 02 03 04 05 etc.
Unfortunately, I ran out of tape and am too cheap to drop the $20 bucks or so to buy a new roll right now, since I'd rather sink the moola into our new house. ) Since the laber maker is packed right now still, I will get back with you on this at a later date, so I can verify by looking into the manual.
I have used a small piece of 1/4 inch plywood about 6 inches by 1 foot stuck in a notch cut out of a piece of leftover PVC I angle cut the bottom so it could be stuck into the ground easier. I then wrote the numbers 1-21 vertically on either side of the scoreboard and i use two plastic clothespins slid up and down to mark the score. Hope this helps.
My ladders are already glued and I didn't think to put the scoring tape and o-rings on. Is there anyway to get an o-ring on now without cutting the pvc? Can a rubber o-ring be cut and clued back together and still work? I really like that idea for the scoring.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 13, 2009 16:08:07 GMT -6
Another option for scoring is to buy the cool scoretower at www.CornholeScoreboard.com It has built in drink holders and dually scores to 21 with colored clips to match your bolos. This scoretower can also be universally used for the washers game, Cornhole game, horseshoes game and any other game that you score to 21. I have many of these and highly recommend them. They stick right in the grass or you can get an optional base for play on hard surfaces. Here's a video: