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    11-14-2012, 07:52 AM
  #11
Trained
Do you have any show barns around you ? If you think wood poles are too expensive, try a show barn. See if they will sell you their old show jumps that arent nice enough to use in competition any more. The barn I go to get poles they charge $10-15/pole.
     
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    11-14-2012, 08:52 AM
  #12
Started
Price of the poles isn't a problem but its definitely nice to save money. That's a really good idea but I don't think we have too many show barns in the area. Though my friend rides at a jumping barn I can have her ask her coach if they have any old poles that don't use/ need.
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    11-16-2012, 07:42 PM
  #13
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Wood all the way.. pros: strong and won't shatter, look nicer; easier to paint, cheaper. Cons: can be heavy.

Pvc, pros: light. Cons: easy to knock down, easily shatter, don't look very nice, hard to paint, more expensive.
     
    11-21-2012, 02:06 PM
  #14
Yearling
I use PVC because I can't afford wood, like many others. But I do take a few cheap measures to make them a little better.

I wrap them in duct tape - Red stripes, much like you see painted on the wood ones. The duct tape, IMO, makes them less easy to shatter. I put thr stripes starting with one large one in the middle, where the horse would likely hit, and a few small ones other than that, for decoration. This also helps me aim for the middle of the jumps :p

I also fill them with gravel. Not completely packed in, of course, but enough to make them weigh just about as much as the wooden poles. I put caps on the end, which you can also buy, and it works really well :) For me, the weight of wooden poles didn't matter to me, so just putting it back on was fine. And I didn't want to have the drawback of Cowboy learning he could drop his feet.
     
    11-30-2012, 12:54 AM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Standardbred    
I use PVC as I can't afford wood.
I went to the local reuse shop and bought a couple of PVC pipes, the cost around $10 each and two of them were already painted!!!!
Wooden ones usually cost AT LEAST $35 each for unpainted ones, painted ones start at around $45.
I find that they do blow away if the wind is strong, this can be avioded by putting stone into the ends(above the jump cups) so that they are more secure and require more of a knock to knock them down but they do fall down which makes them safe.
I had a horse who had no respect for poles, he would knock them down willy-nilly every wich direction. I used a PVC pipe, he stood on it and it did not shatter, it dented and made a noise, this freaked him out and he no longer hits fences. I inspected the pipe and it showed no cracks etc.
wood poles cost 6 bucks at lowes its actually cheaper than PVC pipe.
     
    11-30-2012, 12:55 AM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by xJumperx    
I use PVC because I can't afford wood, like many others. But I do take a few cheap measures to make them a little better.

I wrap them in duct tape - Red stripes, much like you see painted on the wood ones. The duct tape, IMO, makes them less easy to shatter. I put thr stripes starting with one large one in the middle, where the horse would likely hit, and a few small ones other than that, for decoration. This also helps me aim for the middle of the jumps :p

I also fill them with gravel. Not completely packed in, of course, but enough to make them weigh just about as much as the wooden poles. I put caps on the end, which you can also buy, and it works really well :) For me, the weight of wooden poles didn't matter to me, so just putting it back on was fine. And I didn't want to have the drawback of Cowboy learning he could drop his feet.
Same thing I stated above
     
    11-30-2012, 12:59 AM
  #17
Yearling
Dont know where y'all are buying wood but wood poles at lowes like the ones used for fencing are 6 bucks and there flat on side so the don't roll around. Trust me its a nice feature lol The PVC pipe at lowes is 8 bucks a pole. I did a lot of pricing when I was looking for stuff to jump. Lol
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    11-30-2012, 04:19 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by shaggy    
Dont know where y'all are buying wood but wood poles at lowes like the ones used for fencing are 6 bucks and there flat on side so the don't roll around. Trust me its a nice feature lol The PVC pipe at lowes is 8 bucks a pole. I did a lot of pricing when I was looking for stuff to jump. Lol
No kidding? Where are you at? At our Lowe's, wooden poles run about 12 bucks. My PVC, on the other hand, were 3.
EDIT: I see you're in TN, not far from us :p That's weird how the prices are so different.
     
    11-30-2012, 04:39 PM
  #19
Trained
You can always go to show barns and see if they have any old poles they don't want.

I went last year and got some 'new' poles that didnt even need repainting and they were $10 each with 3 free ones thrown in.
     
    11-30-2012, 08:16 PM
  #20
Yearling
PVC is such utter crap. Definitely wood!
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