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Cheap Sources, What and where.

Started by quickkarl. Last reply by quickkarl May 20, 2013. 6 Replies

First Race

Started by Booksy Jul 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Timing Chips for CX race ?

Started by CX22. Last reply by Tom Simpson Jan 2, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Pirate Race Productions on June 20, 2012 at 6:02pm

Like these? Still about $2/ea, kinda pointy if you land on it wrong.

Comment by Ryan Rickerts on June 20, 2012 at 4:11pm

I got by with 12" or 18" cut rebar for a while. Works on hard ground, PVC slides over the top. 3/4" pipe is better for that, fits over the rebar more reliably plus it doesn't bend/snap so easily. Don't really need a notch on top, except if it's windy. Just a single snug wrap or two holds fine. Down side: if the PVC falls off, you've got a fall hazard there. Two things to carry, plus a solid hammer. Also, extrication can take longer & hard on the hands.

I've also been able to rent those step-in stakes from my local Park & Rec Dept and other promoters in the area.

You know what's best for soft ground? Fiberglass rods. Just shove 'em in and tap with a rubber mallet. You can carry a lot more, like a quiver of arrows.

Comment by quickkarl on June 20, 2012 at 12:39pm

i'll keep watching to see if they go back on sale.

Comment by quickkarl on June 20, 2012 at 12:16pm

sorry not on sale, they are $1.75 ea now

Comment by quickkarl on June 20, 2012 at 12:06pm

how many would u want?

Comment by quickkarl on June 20, 2012 at 12:01pm

ill check see if they are on sale still. maybe get you some.

Comment by Pirate Race Productions on June 20, 2012 at 11:52am

Man, wish I lived closer, thats a killer deal. Anyone see anything like that in the southeast, post up

Comment by quickkarl on June 20, 2012 at 10:10am

i watch the Menards ads, they usually put them (step in kind) on sale in the spring. i just got some 3 weeks ago for .99 ea.

if you have them in your area, check there they may still be on sale.

Comment by brianhancock on June 20, 2012 at 8:06am

Any inexpensive ideas for course marking stakes other than the fairly expensive plastic step-in style ones?

I've seen 1/2" PVC pipe cut with a spike on one end and a notch in the top end on which to wrap caution tape.  Other ideas?

Comment by brianhancock on December 23, 2010 at 5:23am

I  cannot say I've ever felt more or less drawn to a race knowing electronic timing would be used.  Whatever is done needs to be done with backups, and done well!


Good luck with your decision!


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