Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 24, 2007 14:15:16 GMT -6
There's a lot of talk about what is the difference between a schedule 20, schedule 40 and schedule 80 PVC pipe. It all has to do with the thickness of the PVC wall. The higher the #, the thicker the wall diameter. Schedule 20 would be too thin and schedule 80 too thick. Generally, the hillbilly golf game is made with 1/2" schedule 40 PVC pipe, however, some say that an all around 1/2" game is too flimsy for them, so they bumped it up to the 3/4" schedule 40 PVC pipe. One person that I've heard of even went real big by using a 1 1/4" schedule 40 PVC pipe.
So, the range of schedule PVC pipes being used are:
1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4". To each their own, but 3/4" schedule 40 seems to be a common middle ground. Many follks use a combination of 1/2" and 3/4" pipe as seen here in these plans. (3/4" on the left, 1/2" on the right):
Post by Steve King (Admin) on May 30, 2007 18:46:17 GMT -6
Now there's a new adaptor piece that can be purchased and added to the original Ladder Golf Game to transform it into another game. Cool concept -- 2 games in 1! It's called Ladder Bags, and it sure was a lot of fun for me and my family!
Post by Steve King (Admin) on May 23, 2007 12:29:49 GMT -6
200 PSI is a thinner wall. Schedule 40 should say the PSI rating on it. If the PSI rating his higher than 200, then the inner wall will be thicker. The 200 PSI is cheaper since it uses less PVC to make it. However, this could pose the PVC to be too flimsy. I haven't looked into using it, since schedule 40 was usually the way to go. If you don't think it'll be too flimsy after the ladder is constructed, then go for it.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 19, 2006 10:00:22 GMT -6
I'm going to start this thread in the hopes that we can create a database of golf ball cores to aid in those who wish to drill their own golf balls to make their own bolos. There are basically 3 types on the market:
1) Liquid core - Not preferred (unless you freeze first) 2) Wound rubber core - Not preferred (some say freezing helps) 3) Solid rubber core - Preferred
So, follow-up posts from those who have drilled recently should be like the following example:
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 6, 2006 21:41:35 GMT -6
I had seen this on Ebay and thought I'd share. Look at the peg board with colored golf balls. I would assume you would affix a steel rod or a pvc pipe to the rear of this peg board to anchor it to the ground, or you could just lay it on the ground too to keep score. Nice concept! The colors would match ones bolos.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jun 26, 2006 21:28:48 GMT -6
Drill a small hole completely through. Thread the rope through and tie a knot larger than the hole on each end of the 2 holes. That's one way. another way is to make a small slit (or hole) in one side of the tennis ball. Then, take your rope, make a knot on one end and press it firmly through the hole. The larger the knot that can be pressed through the small slit (hole) the better it'll hold. Repeat this process for the other ball and other side of the rope.
Here are some pics of people playing the game using tennis balls for bolos:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 29, 2005 21:29:00 GMT -6
Do you throw over or under handed? Most throw under, but I have seen those who like to fling it over hand. From the looks of the picture, one would really have to toss them pretty hard to hurdle that fence. I like to put a spin on my bolas when I toss them. It makes them sort of look like a propeller in mid-air as them move towards the ladder. This, in theory, gives it more of a chance to hook a rung. Everyone has their technique. What's yours buggs? By the way, what does "buggs" stand for? I will guess 41 is your age and not the amount of bolas thrown to land a rung, lol.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 10, 2005 9:59:04 GMT -6
I had seen this post on another board:
"Have a question for anyone wishing to comment. Having trouble removing the black writting off the pvc pipe. Tried ACETONE, OOPS,GOO GONE, SOLVENT, MINERAL SPIRITS, and a few other products. Nothing works , so I used my belt sander with fine paper. Works, but theres go to be a better way."
My comment would be to spray paint it white. This would be faster than sanding I would think. Anybody else have a better solution to this persons dilema?
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 18, 2005 10:16:59 GMT -6
On another forum I had found the following posts regarding child safe sets:
"We played with a set that was made with 1" PVC and instead of golf balls they used tennis balls. Safer for kids but the balls bounced around more. The set was about 5.5 feet tall with at least a foot between rungs. All the tennis balls were yellow but the rope was different colors."
"I made one just like the instuctions and works great. I used mini-tennis balls I found at PetCo. They are about the same size as a golf ball, but softer...This is a little safer for my 4-year-old."
"I've heard you can also use racquetballs instead of golf balls. You just use a long leather needle to pull the string/rope thru the balls."
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 18, 2005 14:01:29 GMT -6
If you have already decided to build your own ladder game, but have reservations about making your olwn set of bolas, well, let me recommend to you to purchase a couple sets of the HIGHEST QUALITY bolas on the market through www.LadderGolfGame.com. Each set of bolas is made of real golf balls, specially designed brass inserts and premium nylon rope. All materials are resistant to wear and should offer a lifetime of game play. I personally own both personal made bolas and these trademarked bolas, and trust me when I say that these are the best bolas around and will outlast any others on the market (or man made). Well worth the money spent and sweat saved on making your own.