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Old 01-31-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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I know its done, but cannot find any ifo on it, we have a group of guys running close to us.they are apperently running and oval on a wood floor and usig a silicone compound. I have yet to see what they are running but anyone else have any experience, also are there any resources out there for it, like companies, tires, ect?
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somebody here has to have raced on wood before?
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We race on wood, but are using rubber mini spikes at the moment. I got a heads up about running silicones and I will definitely be giving it a go, just need to find the time to make some tyres.

As far as I can tell you simply put some bathroom silicon sealant on a set of tyres (preferably foam) and you are good to go.

I will let you know how it works out when I give it a try.

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from what I can tell you make a layer of silicone over your foam tires?
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I was told by a past club member that he used to run on wood flooring with silicon on the tyres ,his method for applying the silicon was to squirt the silicon onto a flat surface and then roll the tyres through this to get an even coating.
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its beena while since anyone around here ran on wood, but we would take foams and roll them in black rtv silicone.
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A long time ago we treated foam tires with silicon and developed a couple
of ways to apply it to the tires.
They worled very well however we lost one race place because it made the
floor to slick for the other customers--in this case roller skaters--and almost
lost a basketball gym because of the slick floor after we ran,so be very
careful if anybody else is using the space.

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is there any alternitives to theme for wood floors? besides carpet
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is there any alternitives to theme for wood floors? besides carpet
Search for Schumacher minipin tyres, and get the yellow compound.

They look something like the tyres shown in the attached picture, and work quite well on wood, but wear rather quickly, I would advise against a spool.

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