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Old 04-24-2012, 06:40 AM
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are you guys for real?
i think they are crazy

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:53 AM
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Why would you do that? You know that the elements develop soft spots over time right? That was a big problem at Round Up in worlds, where everyone was practicing with older rings that were softer, and had slightly different gripping properties than brand new rings. Machine washing probably expedites this process.
I haven't done any machine washing yet of course, but washing the old game objects never caused an issue - in fact, I don't remember our practice objects ever getting soft. Maybe it helped?


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As they are Duck Canvas and filled with small pellets, I see no reason you could not machine wash them. Again, I recommend against it.
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what did you do to the new field objects to have to wash them now?
Hahaha, about that...
I kid, I kid. But it does help those with OCD to handle them, and they can get pretty dirty with high school kids touching them with who-knows-what on their hands in dirty high school gymnasiums.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:11 AM
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Re: Sacks Query

I say don't concern yourself with washing a fabric game element. Even the durable game elements used thus far would only be wiped clean with a damp cloth by our team if need, but I seldom recall doing that at all. At a competition, the concern would be replacement if they were damaged.
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I would NOT recommend washing gameplay objects. Ever. At competitions, the pieces will be new, and if your design is perfected on worn and weakened structures, you have no idea what the differences would be.

As they are Duck Canvas and filled with small pellets, I see no reason you could not machine wash them. Again, I recommend against it.
Not necessarily true. The tournament organizers in our region cooperate a lot with each other, so the fields at one tournament here are usually used again for at least one later tournament. And many times, between tournaments, the organizers will let teams practice with field elements and game objects, and take them back for each tournament.
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Not necessarily true. The tournament organizers in our region cooperate a lot with each other, so the fields at one tournament here are usually used again for at least one later tournament. And many times, between tournaments, the organizers will let teams practice with field elements and game objects, and take them back for each tournament.
yeah.... i guess we're gonna have to handle those sacks with care and keep them clean!!!!
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