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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?

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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

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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?


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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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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