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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: RebeccaU on December 04, 2017, 07:37:53 AM

Title: Tunnel Specifications
Post by: RebeccaU on December 04, 2017, 07:37:53 AM
I am getting ready to purchase a couple of tunnels and as an agility newbie, I had a question about the specs.  I understand the rules list 4" pitch as a requirement on both length tunnels but can you tell me why?  Is it a safety thing? Just curious because the 6" pitch tunnels are so much lighter.

Becki, Jet and Keaton
Title: Re: Tunnel Specifications
Post by: Carole & Pat Daggett on December 04, 2017, 07:54:22 AM
Yes it is a safety issue. Tunnels with a 6' pitch have a tendency to come to a "point" when they are set to have a "curve".

Pat Daggett
Title: Re: Tunnel Specifications
Post by: RebeccaU on December 04, 2017, 11:36:03 AM
Thanks Pat!
Title: Re: Tunnel Specifications
Post by: Sarah Fix on December 04, 2017, 12:01:22 PM
Also as they age, the entrance/exit tends to collapse back toward the tunnel no matter how good you bag them.  But for backyard use the 6 pitch are definitely lighter weight.
Title: Re: Tunnel Specifications
Post by: RebeccaU on December 05, 2017, 09:01:02 AM
thanks Sarah