Building agility equipment - what to use for contacts

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  1. CaliTerp07

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    So this morning, I built a teeter for Lucy. Considering I've never built anything in my life, I'm pretty darn pleased with myself! :D

    My question is, what do you guys use for the surface? Right now it's just a board, so I obviously need something to provide traction. I was thinking of mixing sand in with paint. Good idea? Anyone have better suggestions? I saw that cleanrun sells traction stuff, but I'm not paying $100+ for it!
     
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    I use tremclad paint, add a generous layer of sand. Let dry, brush off and then repaint with tremclad.
     
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    What's tremclad? I've never heard of that, and a search of home depot's website brings up nothing.

    Can you use regular sand bag sand, or does it need to be coarser? I would think coarser is better.
     
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    If you go to, like, Menards or Home Depot or something, in the paint section they sell sand stuff that is used for steps, poolside, and stuff like that. That's what I bought. I bought one bag and have used it on my a-frame and table, and I still have plenty left.
     
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    I have an excellent surface on my contact equipment, painted it, dried, painted again and then covered in Sand blasting Sand about $5.00 per bag. Dry and sweep off any extra sand, paint again.
     
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    Thanks all! I bought bright blue and yellow paint today at home depot, along with sand made for laying pavers (grittier than sandbox sand--hopefully it will work).

    By tomorrow, I should have weave poles, jumps, a tire jump, and a teeter in my backyard! Not bad!
     

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