1 (edited by Leon 05.08.2009 04:21:40)

Topic: Quick and Dirty Whip Target Post

Some rough pics of a rough build. I like making stuff, but I'm no craftsman. And for something like this, I didn't want to spend too much time on it. I just needed something to help me with my target practice. I also figured that there were others like me that need something quick and easy also so this might help.

Result, one afternoon, a trip to the building supply store, some sawing and drilling and voila!

http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target-f.JPG
http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target-b.JPG

Simple construction u sing 2x2 lumber and tri-joints. 3 arms, head and long torso, each covered with very thing gauge 2" tubing to help protect the whip during contact, vinyl tubing on the appendages as cutting targets inspired by the suggestion on the WBIII vid. Initially, when I put the arm hose sections on, the vinyl was too curved so I put in some pencils to straighten them out. By the time I got to the head section, I realized it would have been better to use a folded section instead. I have enough left that I can replace the arm sections, but I'll wait a bit.

Overall the whole thing is very light so it will require some weight placed on the base for additional stability. I could have built the base wider instead but I have some storage space limitations. Also, I used wing nuts on the arm joints to make it easy to undo the joint to let the arms fold for storage.

http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target%201_tri-joint.JPG
http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target%201_base.JPG
http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target%201_arm.JPG
http://fullcontactgeek.com/FCG/Images/Misc/Target%201_head.JPG

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Re: Quick and Dirty Whip Target Post

I just grab the closest bum and ask if he'd like to make a few extra bucks loll!

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Re: Quick and Dirty Whip Target Post

LOL!!  smile .



Jim J.

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Re: Quick and Dirty Whip Target Post

What a great idea using flexible tubing to hold the target.  I learn something damn near everytime I come here.  It was probably common knowledge to everyone else, but now I'm going to have to modify my simple little stand smile
Thanks Leon.

Jim

5 (edited by Leon 31.07.2009 03:23:50)

Re: Quick and Dirty Whip Target Post

Jim wrote:

What a great idea using flexible tubing to hold the target.  I learn something damn near everytime I come here.  It was probably common knowledge to everyone else, but now I'm going to have to modify my simple little stand smile
Thanks Leon.

Jim

Honestly Jim, I saw it for the first time on the Whip Basics III video. I had a head slapping moment there when I saw it and I knew it was just the thing I needed. I think Robby said he used a short cutoff from an old garden hose and it was duct taped to a stick on the video. Brilliant!

Oh, and just to be clear, the tubing itself IS the target. You hit it, it bends but springs back to position. Thus, no mess, no stopping to reload. I put the pencils in to coax my sections straight since they came bound up in a tight coil, although I may just leave the pencils in while I hit at them. The bonus of using the tubing is if it does stay straight enough, they can easily hold actual cutting targets if I want them to. I would just need to make a wedge out of newspaper or styrofoam or something depending on the thickness of the target material relative to the tubing. But for practice, there is no need for any of that at all.