I think the mfa should consider purchasing 9/18 fly pads for use on temporary courses like moir or the majestic hyland layout. Don't really know if there is a place the mfa stores equipment but I think it would add to any tourney where there are natural tee pads. I know there have been years where the majestic could have used them. Thoughts?

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Good idea Bobby!  I'll bring it up at the next board meeting.  But yeah, they would be awesome to have at Bloomington Open, Mpls Open, etc...

thanks for the idea!

-b

I know it is a personal preference, but I've never liked the pure rubber fly pads. They are worse than natural when they are wet since they get super slick. I've used 4'x8' shop carpet before for tournaments I've run and for the CCO and those have at lot of grip even in wet conditions. You can get those super cheap too at like a menard's. Just my 2 cents. 

whats the wear and tear on a piece of shop carpet vs a Fly Pad?  would imagine you wouldnt be able to get more than a handfull of events on a piece of carpet, with prime conditions. 

Brady Laue said:

I know it is a personal preference, but I've never liked the pure rubber fly pads. They are worse than natural when they are wet since they get super slick. I've used 4'x8' shop carpet before for tournaments I've run and for the CCO and those have at lot of grip even in wet conditions. You can get those super cheap too at like a menard's. Just my 2 cents. 

They hold up really well! I've used them for 4, 2 round events with no noticeable wear.  When I bought them, I wasn't sure if we would use the carpet side or the rubber side (the bottom is rubber) and we tried them out both ways and the carpet side turned out to have a lot more grip, especially when people had started to mud them up a bit during the round.

I just went to Menard's and they had a big roll of the stuff and you buy it by the foot. So, you can get them as long or as short as you desire. I believe they are 4 feet wide. I bought some 8 inch nails and some washers and put one in each of the corners to anchor them during the round.

Fly pads are good too, I just think they get real slick when wet, and you might be able to save some money this route.

Chris Hall said:

whats the wear and tear on a piece of shop carpet vs a Fly Pad?  would imagine you wouldnt be able to get more than a handfull of events on a piece of carpet, with prime conditions. 

Brady Laue said:

I know it is a personal preference, but I've never liked the pure rubber fly pads. They are worse than natural when they are wet since they get super slick. I've used 4'x8' shop carpet before for tournaments I've run and for the CCO and those have at lot of grip even in wet conditions. You can get those super cheap too at like a menard's. Just my 2 cents. 

I could care less what material was used. I would be in support for the most cost effective/durable pads possible. Just think it would be a nice club addition.

was there a rational?  sure we could figure out something that would be good and not to expensive and a nice addition to for some of the courses. 

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