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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Marcy Matties on April 11, 2021, 07:47:35 AM »
What about accuracy in length of tunnels?????  My club has gotten some tunnels that were supposed to be 20' that were actually more like 18'.  Also, some 15' tunnels that were more like 12'.  Which companies are more accurate with their measurements????

Sara

From what I have heard (and seen) - NONE of them 😟
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Sara Langston on April 11, 2021, 06:19:59 AM »
What about accuracy in length of tunnels?????  My club has gotten some tunnels that were supposed to be 20' that were actually more like 18'.  Also, some 15' tunnels that were more like 12'.  Which companies are more accurate with their measurements????

Sara
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by knittingdog on April 10, 2021, 05:22:59 PM »

While we are talking about tunnels - anyone have suggestions for tunnel bags that hold up outside long term?  The Clip and Go I have are dry rotted from the sun.

Robin

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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Edraith on April 10, 2021, 04:22:22 PM »
One other factor in deciding which tunnels to buy - weight.  Our club has 2 "tuff tunnels" and while they are great, they weight half again as much as the regular tunnels.  If your course builder is not a man, you will want to take this into consideration.
Linda
What does being a man have to do with anything? Plenty of strong people in the world who are not male. Plenty who identify as male and who are not strong. The last sentence isn't needed at all ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Linda W. Anderson on April 10, 2021, 02:11:24 PM »
I have used Schauenburg and NTI standard tunnels and NTI Tuff tunnels.   In order of traction 1) NTI tuff, 2) Schauenburg,
3)NTI standard.   The NTI standards need to be replaced after 5 years of heavy use.  The Schauenburgs are in better shape.  The NTI tuff are only a couple of years old so can't testify on that one yet.  The downside is the Tuff tunnels are expensive.  These tunnels are outside from May through October used in 8 classes in 4 days every week plus a couple of trials

I'll be ordering Schauenburgs for my next replacement tunnel.

Karl
One other factor in deciding which tunnels to buy - weight.  Our club has 2 "tuff tunnels" and while they are great, they weight half again as much as the regular tunnels.  If your course builder is not a man, you will want to take this into consideration.
Linda
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Karl Schulzki on April 10, 2021, 12:02:06 PM »
I have used Schauenburg and NTI standard tunnels and NTI Tuff tunnels.   In order of traction 1) NTI tuff, 2) Schauenburg,
3)NTI standard.   The NTI standards need to be replaced after 5 years of heavy use.  The Schauenburgs are in better shape.  The NTI tuff are only a couple of years old so can't testify on that one yet.  The downside is the Tuff tunnels are expensive.  These tunnels are outside from May through October used in 8 classes in 4 days every week plus a couple of trials

I'll be ordering Schauenburgs for my next replacement tunnel.

Karl
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General Discussion / Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by heathereck on April 10, 2021, 06:42:19 AM »
The place I used to train at had one tunnel in particular that I used to avoid because I saw dogs slipping in it more than other tunnels they had.  (It was actually new at the time and very smooth on the inside.) For outdoor use, I'm curious what brand of tunnel NADAC folks prefer.  I think I saw some new Schauenburg tunnels in some pics this past weekend at a trial and I know a few of my friends like those and they are great.  With all of the new tunnels appearing on the market with different claims about "grip" I'm curious if one brand is getting used more outdoors. Please share your favorites for outdoor use in terms of both durability and safety. Thanks in advance!
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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Margaret MacEwen on April 09, 2021, 06:32:37 PM »
The AKC Championships were televised, so the commentary was for the viewer at home.  I don't think the competitors heard the commentary while they were running.

I most definitely do not want to hear "OH, and the judge called the dogwalk contact, that's going to take them out of the competition" while I am running my dog. 

If the NADAC Championships are going to be televised then they should have someone to comment to keep the at home audience engaged, otherwise the announcers we have had over the years are perfect for our own inner circle.  Although the sound system could be better for the recordings.   ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Gamblers - Rule clarification
« Last post by Lynn Broderick on April 09, 2021, 06:26:12 PM »
this came up today at trial: if the dog does not take the finish obstacle, how is the run scored? E?
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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Janice_Shavor on April 09, 2021, 08:19:33 AM »
Commentary for broadcasting is quite a different skill.  I do remember with an AKC Nationals was broadcast on (maybe) Animal Planet.  At that time you could communicate with them.  This was only the finalists.  For 24" through 16" they showed several of the contestants.  for 12" dogs and below you might, just might, get to see most of a run but more likely only 1 or 2 dogs had partial runs shown.  And there was just a lot of "cuteness stuff" included in the broadcast.  I simply pointed out they might need to consider how many people had big dogs vs small dogs and that they should at least show the full run of the winner of the jump height.  Amazingly, the next year was much better covered, both from the experienced handler's viewpoint and the general public viewpoint with the "silly cuteness" clips.

Perhaps streaming the final runs after the fact with experienced comments would be really great.  I have tried commenting runs and that is NOT a natural skill for me.
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