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RebeccaU

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Tunnel Specifications
« 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.

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Carole & Pat Daggett

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Re: Tunnel Specifications
« Reply #1 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".

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RebeccaU

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Re: Tunnel Specifications
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 11:36:03 AM »
Thanks Pat!
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Sarah Fix

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Re: Tunnel Specifications
« Reply #3 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.
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RebeccaU

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Re: Tunnel Specifications
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 09:01:02 AM »
thanks Sarah
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