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post #11 of 15 Old 11-14-2012, 12:20 AM
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My blown out left knee says plastic barrels are better.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-14-2012, 02:20 AM
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i am new to this sport but i think they prefer to use metal barrels in competion not sure why though
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-14-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacingLvr View Post
but they don't tip as easy and are more sturdy.
Probably the greatest benefit for using metal barrels at a race! It may save you 5 seconds.

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-14-2012, 04:14 PM
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Nothing like hitting a barrel and having the thing right itself anyway, the metal ones are good for that!
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-14-2012, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by paintedpastures View Post
They make shin guards....
Aw, those are for sisses!

I'm like the rest.. Plastic barrels at home, metal when showing. I have been to a few local shows and association shows that use plastic barrels though. Personal/arena preference I guess. Hell we used to have the big orange plastic traffic barrels to practice with, we now have big plastic blue barrels.

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