Zivkovik Strip

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  1. Craig

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    About the only thing I see as 'innovative' is the inclusion of lights at various points along the strip. From a set up/tear down perspective, I'm concernded about the need for tools. Also, there is no mention of weight. Finally, having fenced on perforated aluminum, it gets very slick after a while. Also, given the way strips are handled/stored, I'm not so sure that the plywood base (especially thin plywood) would hold up for a significant length of time.

    Other than that, looks good. ;)
     
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    LP had LED lines available on prototype strips back in the first year they visited our Summer Nationals (they had a mostly-information booth with minimal sales inventory). I seem to recall a brief mention shortly after of why they weren't going into production with the option (lack of market demand, IIRC).

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    this is a concept i've thought about in the past, and i think its neat that i wasn't the only one, and i'd like to see a production unit and someone fencing on it before i make a serious judgment call on how viable it is.
     
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    The thing I don't like is that this is a sectional aluminium piste (unless I've misread that). That makes the set up very heavy. I like the LED idea - thought it's nothing new. There's tech out there that could one day be cheap enough to print LEDs directly onto the fabric.
     
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    I'm pretty sure these are the strips we used at the Arnold last year, only then it was sans lights.

    Slippery is NOT a problem. Still prefer the current aluminum ones.
     

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