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View Poll Results: How wide (inches) should gates be for crawling competition?
18 0 0%
19 0 0%
20 3 13.04%
21 1 4.35%
22 3 13.04%
23 2 8.70%
24 9 39.13%
24-30 5 21.74%
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:38 PM   #21
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Default Re: Gate width poll

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Originally Posted by toyofast

I vote you all quit talking about gate widths and actually try it with others in a comp enviroment Then you'll see how well it works for each course you setup.

Just trying to get as much input as possible......................... Mudcow, and his fellow crawlers down under. Have already had some nice events. They use larger gates than we seem to want. I really don't care..........I think it should be up to the course designer

I would rather restrict truck length, width, and tire size, but that seems to bother people!

I would like to see some rules before I show up.
Thats probably because they have done a lot more comps than we have and know what works best ;) Although I personally like the idea of about 18-20".
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:38 AM   #22
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Default Re: Gate width poll

OK, how about we all go away and do a little homework.

Get yourself 2 to 5 tennis balls and cut them in half.

Now find a simple little test course, doesn't need to be hardcore crawling territory but up and down kerbs / stairs / garden borders / bricks / lumps of timber or whatever and set up a series of gates where they can be varied from 18" to 30" wide on a nice tight course and see how you go.

This experiment could be carried out in the matter of an afternoon.

On my little play area at home I like making the gates only 2" wider than the MudCow and seeing if I can navigate thru with the independant 4WS. Really makes you work hard and concentrate on all 4 corners and also you have to plan ahead to the next gate or two cos your lines are severely limited. Much harder on difficult and slippery terrain.

Let us know how you go!
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:22 AM   #23
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Default Re: Gate width poll

Time to sacrifice some tennis balls to the crawling gods
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