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Old 03-29-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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has anyone ever tried to make a track out of tennis court material? it seems to be fairly grippy...didnt know if anyone ever thought of using it for outdoor racing
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You lost me. Around here most tennis courts are asphalt so they actually work great.

I have to say though that today I was looking at the padding on the floor of the playground at chickfila which is kind of a cross between asphalt and a foam mat. I know that sounds wierd but just go look at it sometime. I have wondered if it would flex so much that all we know about TC handling would go out the window. I think thats the way playgrounds are going though so maybe we will see more of this material in the future.
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We actually have an on road track built on old tennis courts. Can't say it's grippy at all, tho I don't know when the courts were resurfaced before the track went in over 10 years ago. I think the guys started with rubber tires, but now it's all foams, for both the nitro and 23T class. Rubber doesn't hold for the speeds of the 23T....
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has anyone ever tried to make a track out of tennis court material? it seems to be fairly grippy...didnt know if anyone ever thought of using it for outdoor racing
You are a bit behind the times.
we have been using Rebound Ace (tennis court paint) and Boral Surface Coat (mainly for high wear areas , Bus depots predestrian crossings). Boral Surface Coat is by far the better.
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A lot of tennis courts have a sand grit put on the surface. I suspect if that were the case you would get good grip but tear up tires quickly.
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A lot of tennis courts have a sand grit put on the surface. I suspect if that were the case you would get good grip but tear up tires quickly.
i suppose this is the answer, although i thought some had like a rubbery coat to them....


one other thing...what about racing on a hardwood floor? a CLEAN hardwood floor. think about a basketball court in a gym.
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Tennis Courts have different types of surfaces, Some are straight painted asphalt, some are treated with a gritty mixture, and some are treated with a rubberized paint ( call playtime or something like that ).

We have a permanent track that is coated with Playtime, it happens to be an old Rollerhocky rink. The key to running on these surfaces, is to keep them CLEAN...

We have to use a VHT/Methanol mixture for traction, but it works perfect. The surface is very low wear, IMHO one of the best surfaces to race on.



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i suppose this is the answer, although i thought some had like a rubbery coat to them....


one other thing...what about racing on a hardwood floor? a CLEAN hardwood floor. think about a basketball court in a gym.
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That kind of surface is a nightmare.... Tears tires up, inconsistant grip, kills bearings... And not as high of traction as you would think...

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[QUOTE=TimPotter;7205897]We have a permanent track that is coated with Playtime, it happens to be an old Rollerhocky rink. The key to running on these surfaces, is to keep them CLEAN...[QUOTE]

nice track ...were in Florida is it Tim
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[quote=The Hawaiian;7205927][quote=TimPotter;7205897]We have a permanent track that is coated with Playtime, it happens to be an old Rollerhocky rink. The key to running on these surfaces, is to keep them CLEAN...
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nice track ...were in Florida is it Tim
its a longs ass drive for us
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its a longs ass drive for us
cool...and no... 2 hours
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Cool guys, I am going to be resurfacing our track in the next month or so. Thanks for the info. I will post pics and let you know how it works.
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http://www.meisseproductions.com/uploads/tennis2.wmv
Check out this video....it is really interesting. It gives a complete resealing lesson.
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Tennis Courts have different types of surfaces, Some are straight painted asphalt, some are treated with a gritty mixture, and some are treated with a rubberized paint ( call playtime or something like that ).

We have a permanent track that is coated with Playtime, it happens to be an old Rollerhocky rink. The key to running on these surfaces, is to keep them CLEAN...

We have to use a VHT/Methanol mixture for traction, but it works perfect. The surface is very low wear, IMHO one of the best surfaces to race on.
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I found this stuff, it sounds similar to what your talking about.
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