Help - Shooting Surface

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  1. itsjustsurvival

    itsjustsurvival The Revisionist

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    i am trying to make a 8x4 or whatever is best sized surface that i can shoot off of.
    i know this has come up many times on here but what material is best for such a thing.
    and seeing that i live on the beach, my back yard is sand so i need something that is stiff and wont give when i walk on it.
    i guess i was thinking mounting a plastic like surface onto plywood. i dont know. any help would be appreciated.
     
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    nevermind i found something i think will work. plywood and a cool surface. only like $15 for the 2 8x4 sheets.
     
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    So you have an 8X8 surface? or 8X4? What is the surface like and how do you keep the sand off it? Sounds pretty economical.
     
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    its 8x4 total - one ontop of the other.

    i mounted the slick thing on the same size plywood, i dont know what exactly it was, it was like in the bath room section of home depot.

    the sand issue will be tricky, but i dont think it'll be too bad, i mean i have some grass. so i dont know.

    im gonna test it here in a little bit.
     
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    Wouldn't the sand help with the friction reduction? Like the sand on those tabletop shufflyboard things they have at bars?
     
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    On a very hard surface it might, but if the surface is soft, even if slippery, it will scratch up and/or grip.
     
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    Thanks, give us an update.
     
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    i tried it out yesterday and it works fine. sand does get on the board but not in large quantities. and even then its easy to sweep off. but i mean, it works pretty well with a few more uses i could probably get into more detail.

    but my stick isnt getting beat up and its nice to have a nice flat place to shoot from. if the top piece ends up not being very durable, i will go with something harder, but for right now its great and more importantly cheap....as of right now im shooting into my younger brothers lacrosse net...i just wish there was a rink a little closer than driving an hour out to chesapeake.
     

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