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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:23 pm

Its so easy to loose golfballs where i live, the grass and weeds are too high way out there where the gb's land so i attached streamers with a wood screw. i'm sure alot of u have done this but i wanted to bring up the subject for those that havent thought about it.
im sure it causes some drag but i can live with drag better than keep buying gb's. :D
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nylon like this is not that good to use, its just too heavy but it still travels a long way.
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the yellow is plastic ribbon i got at the dollar store, it works the best. was 16 feet long by 2.5" wide for one dollar. i split it in half cause 2.5" was too wide so i ended up with 32 feet.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:00 pm

Nice!
Those may cause some drag, but it should be worth it
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:27 am

Well I think that is kind cool cause first easy to find and second maybe a little more entertaining, right?

Well anyway good idea!
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:07 pm

Great idea, but if you don't like to buy golf balls, just go to a golf course and take a swim in the water hazard :D
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Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:19 pm

I actually made a deal with the course I golf at. I can go poke around in the weeds and water hazards and collect balls, and then I can shoot on their wide open fairways (they don't let people start after 5:30 on Sunday afternoons, by 6 I can be set up on the tee for hole 2, 270 yards of clear short mown grass :P ). It makes an awesome field for shooting tennis balls and golf balls.

Just ask at the local public courses. If you are just going to set up on the tee like me there is no damage to the grounds.
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:22 pm

Nice pretty cool looking. Do they make a farty sound when fired? anything with streamers fired out of my cannon fart.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:25 pm

Looking at the picture I just thought of something unrelated:

Where the gap is in the sleaved GB barrel, you could pour wax in to fill up the empty space and improve your prefomance. Bondo would probably work too.

But about the ribbon, good idea. Hit it with some glowing spraypaint to use at night (would probably look like you fired some kind of energy weapon).
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Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:30 pm

I didn't notice the crack before why is that, sdr 21 shouldn't do that.

Is that barrel made up of 2 inch sleeved inside 2 inch?
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