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qwertyaas 03-14-2009 10:51 AM

Plastic tubing on goal shattered
 
Yeah so, apparently using a puck on plastic goal is a no-no. Two of the pipes shattered today beyond fixing. To the point, anyone know where to just get new piping? Home Depot/Lowes should have these right - also, would it be better to get a stronger stronger plastic/material so they won't keep shattering?

Gunnar Stahl 30 03-14-2009 10:54 AM

it has to be thin enough to fit that sleeve that is attached to the net though. i would just ask someone at a hardware store

qwertyaas 03-14-2009 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Gunnar Stahl 30 (Post 18523058)
it has to be thin enough to fit that sleeve that is attached to the net though. i would just ask someone at a hardware store

Actually found the tubing at Lowes. 1 1/2" tubing, now just have to find the size I need. Gotta see exactly what size these are though.

Hmm, any idea how strong vinyl tubing is?

Gunnar Stahl 30 03-14-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by qwertyaas (Post 18523116)
Actually found the tubing at Lowes. 1 1/2" - 12feet for $1-2. Gotta see exactly what size these are though.

Hmm, any idea how strong vinyl tubing is?

im really not sure. im not much of a handy man. i would just ask someone at the hardware store

qwertyaas 03-14-2009 11:11 AM

Yeah, the goal has 1-5/8" tubing, I found 1-1/2". Just put a round of tape on the end and stick it in. 10 feet for $3, can't go wrong there.

John Torturella 03-14-2009 12:59 PM

I have the same issue with the plastic piping. I ended up buying the franklin aluminum for $100 bucks and its great. Very durable. Its almost a pro grade net and for 100 bucks its great.

qwertyaas 03-14-2009 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Korpicowski (Post 18524753)
I have the same issue with the plastic piping. I ended up buying the franklin aluminum for $100 bucks and its great. Very durable. Its almost a pro grade net and for 100 bucks its great.

Is it easy to take apart and throw in a car?

Yeah, plastic goals are really meant for kids or ball hockey. Great for taking around though.

GuitarAwesome 03-16-2009 08:34 AM

You could always just use PVC pipe, or aluminum if you are good with your hands, and make one. Aluminum is very light, but strong, and pretty cheap, 20 feet will run you about 30-60 dollars. It is also extremely easy to work with, and can be found just about everywhere.

qwertyaas 03-16-2009 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by GuitarAwesome (Post 18554811)
You could always just use PVC pipe, or aluminum if you are good with your hands, and make one. Aluminum is very light, but strong, and pretty cheap, 20 feet will run you about 30-60 dollars. It is also extremely easy to work with, and can be found just about everywhere.

For now I'm just going to pick up a 10' PVC pipe (something like $3 in Lowes). If I were to buy aluminum, I would rather just buy a steel goal since I never really dealt with shaping metals or anything of the sort.


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