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Super tough, super light, full balearic target finished !
Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:05pm
 
Previous thread got hijacked - so started anew.

Finally screwed the final 4 brackets on and put the whole thing together Smiley

Can be easily carried by one person. No idea on total weight, probably 10kg ish. Might be less.
Still need to drill and hang the centre metal disc.

But other than that she's done Smiley
Threw some sockballs and tennis balls at it. The net just drops everything. No bounce back. needs more cable ties - but that's the work of a few mnutes.

Goes up and down in about 5 minutes. Fits in the car.
So I WILL be getting training in this year - even if just with tennis balls.
Fine with me Smiley

stl files for the flexi brackets available if anyone wants to make this and knows someone who has 3d printer.

Model agencies all refused to work for a bag of toffees. Luckily grizzly adams was passing and said he'd help whistle
Not sure why he was wearing knee pads noidea

when we get it out in a field, i'll get some video footage.
Now just need to find a good source (read cheap) for used tennis balls. You need the proper ones, the cheap dog ones just break too easily.
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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:29pm
 
Great work C_A!
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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:39pm
 
Nice job! That is real dedication right there. The fact that you designed and made your own brackets on a 3d printer is pretty amazing to me. Welcome to the 21st century.
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Reply #3 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:45pm
 
Very good! Any chance of you coming to the Bushmoot?
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:59pm
 
Awesome. Such a great idea
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Reply #5 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 3:06pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:45pm:
Very good! Any chance of you coming to the Bushmoot?


Unless I'm getting paid - just can't afford it.
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Reply #6 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 4:00pm
 
C_A awesome work! I like it!
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Reply #7 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:12pm
 
Perfect!  Good job!
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Reply #8 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 8:13pm
 
Very nice!  By flexi-bracket do you mean it needs to print with  ninjaflex?  Do you use Thingiverse or myminifactory to post your design files?
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Reply #9 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 8:18pm
 
By the way, you can usually find a fair number of free tennis balls in drainage areas next to public tennis courts if you dont mind searching in the weeds. You can also 3D print unbreakable ammo from Ninjaflex or semiflex.
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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 11:52am
 
Not a big fan of ninjaflex. I am the reason they came out with semi-flex (kept running into janaan turner at a tct show, when nf had just come out and she was marketing manager, and I kept pointing out they needed something a bit stiffer. She never got round to sending me any, but did admit it was my idea) but even that is somewhat problematical.
I prefer flexible pla. It's stiffer, works great in my delta and is just ridiculously tough and real easy to work with.
The sienoc flexble pla, I'm currently using is every bit as good as polyflex, but less than half the price.
fantastic stuff.
The red bracket in the pictures is made from esun-flexible pla. It's a lot stiffer than any other flexible I've used. But works great for this kind of thing.

I do have some designs on thingiverse.
Pretty much just stuff I can't see any commercial value in Smiley
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This is probably the oddest thing I've got on thingiverse Smiley
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:582323/#files

For the sling target brackets, I'd just email the two stl's.
Along with a list of required plumbing supplies.

As far as printing sling ammo with ninjaflex - what are you, made of money ? lol
That stuff is really bloody expensive and sling ammo always eventually gets lost.

I don't know of any public tennis courts round here.
Must be a source of used balls somewhere. I'll keep looking.

ebay - got loads. Smiley

50 for 15 including p&p.
That'll work Smiley

Hell it'll be worth it just to see Dream's face when i open a box full of tennis balls. He won't know what do with himself. I'll have to let him steal at least 1.

Now I know why I got such a large canvas bag !

This is Dream:
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Reply #11 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:07pm
 
There's a second-hand shop I know of that has all sorts of stuff including tubes of tennis balls. 1 for a tube of 4 balls. Not bad considering I don't really need hundreds. 12 balls is enough for me for the moment but I might go back and get some replacements for some of the older ones.
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Reply #12 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:12pm
 
it does depend on what you get.
The real cheap ones you get in the pound/dollar stores, just don't last more than a couple of minutes.
You need the actual meant for playing tennis with, tennis balls. Much much tougher.
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Reply #13 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:13pm
 
Super Alex, sieht gut aus
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Reply #14 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:20pm
 
Let us hope you don't hit the PVC piping with a big rock.

There's a youtube video with a guy who had a PVC framed target, and he broke one of the pipes within around two minutes of slinging.
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