Portable non-slipping lines?

Portable non-slipping lines?

Post by Pat Trayn » Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:00:00


The gymnasiums where we play don't have permanent volleyball lines.  Our
solution has been to use outdoor rope lines or simple markers on the
corners.  Each has problems.

With the corner markers, close calls are very difficult to make a good
decision with.  Many points have to be played over.  The rope lines give
us a good accurate mark, but they're very dangerous if you step on them
expecting good traction.

Are there any indoor lines out there that won't slide when you step on
them?  What I envision is a 2" wide ***ish ribbon, but I don't
remember ever seeing anything like this.

Thanks,

--pat--
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Pat Traynor

 
 
 

Portable non-slipping lines?

Post by Andrew Davis » Tue, 20 Feb 1996 04:00:00

: Are there any indoor lines out there that won't slide when you step on
: them?  What I envision is a 2" wide ***ish ribbon, but I don't
: remember ever seeing anything like this.

My guess is that even if such a beast did exist, it wouldn't solve the
problem of poor traction in general. A lot of the the stadiums I have
played in are generally pretty dusty and give relatively poor traction
in any case, so making *** lines adhere to such a dusty surface would
probably not be possible.

I've been toying with ideas for portable lines as a coaching tool, but so
far the logistics have defeated me. The best suggestion to date is a
material tube filled with flat weights.

Regards,
        Andrew

:
: Thanks,
:
: --pat--
: --
: Pat Traynor


 
 
 

Portable non-slipping lines?

Post by Rob Pegl » Tue, 20 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>The gymnasiums where we play don't have permanent volleyball lines.  Our
>solution has been to use outdoor rope lines or simple markers on the
>corners.  Each has problems.

>With the corner markers, close calls are very difficult to make a good
>decision with.  Many points have to be played over.  The rope lines give
>us a good accurate mark, but they're very dangerous if you step on them
>expecting good traction.

>Are there any indoor lines out there that won't slide when you step on
>them?  What I envision is a 2" wide ***ish ribbon, but I don't
>remember ever seeing anything like this.

3M makes an excellent ***ized tape for this.  I have used it in
gyms that do not have permanent court lines, and are also particular
about putting tape on their floor.

This particular tape has a high quality adhesive that has great lateral
friction (doesn't slide around once down) but also has weak vertical
friction (easy to pull up after practice is over and doesn't leave
waste adhesive on the floor)

I apologize, as I don't have the box of tape in front of me, I cannot
get you a part number or trade name for the tape.

Rob

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