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Old 10-21-2004, 12:23 PM   #60
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Originally posted by Bodido
The astroturf is really just there to trick drivers into keeping a safer distance from the boards. It should just unsettle the cars a bit, without breaking them.
I am a bit concerned about whether or not the turf will continue to lay flat at the edges after it ages some. So we'll have to just wait and see on that. The 2x4's will be on top of it to hold it in place.
I plan to start small with the stuff, and only use it where guys tend to push their luck and are an inch or two away from the boards every lap. If it works well, we'll keep adding more and more.
We do have a fairly large area to work with, so giving up the extra width won't hurt us a bit. In tight parking lots or indoors, this probably wouldn't be a good solution.
Good deal, the turf may tend to frey over time and/or curl up you huh? Well, the main thing is to make sure everyone is having fun......Good luck with your track.
Ben Wheeler
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