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possible very low x basketball hybrid?

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Unread postAuthor: isban » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:54 pm

heres the pipe
its plenty thick and heavy which is why i think it should be ok for a hybrid and able to have some screws and stuff mounted on it.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:19 pm

I'd try it.

Standing back a few hundred feet of course :)
You might want to make a sturdy plywood box with one side open to direct any shrapnel away from you in case it explodes.
As to how you're going to get a burst disk that large to seal well, I have no idea.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:35 am

jon_89 wrote:What kind of pipe are you planning on using?

Ideally you would want 10" for a basketball. If you stay with PVC, keep the hybriding at 2x or lower.
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