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Muddytaco
04-06-2007, 05:08 PM
Finally got out and made the reball cage i have had planned for awhile now. I changed somethings half way through so it took alittle longer to make then I thought, not to count the 4 trips to get different material, lol.

All the reballs return into a backet, keeps them clean, which means I can shoot them more times before needing a cleaning.

Pics:

Bare Frame:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P4050016.jpg


With canvas cage on it:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P4060021.jpg


Inside cage, you can see return slot:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P4060023.jpg


Return slot from the bottom:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P4060028.jpg


Sheba approves:thumbup:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P4060026.jpg


Video (when darkside finally optimizes I will change to that link):
http://media.putfile.com/My-new-reball-cage

TheRedBarron
04-06-2007, 05:16 PM
how loud is it? I used feild netting for mine, similiar design.

Oscum Guy
04-06-2007, 05:27 PM
i like yer dog!

Jegger24
04-06-2007, 06:21 PM
Very nice! Cool dog too!

Muddytaco
04-06-2007, 06:40 PM
how loud is it? I used feild netting for mine, similiar design.

It was kind of loud when just shooting at the canvas but it started to rip after a couple of pods so i through a blanket in there and now its not loud at all.

I wanted to use netting but couldn't find a store around me that carried anything that would of worked.

Jegger24
04-06-2007, 06:52 PM
What are the dimensions on that? I've been trying to find something that will work for reballs....

shunut
04-06-2007, 07:22 PM
Pretty cool. It would be cool if you made some sort of ramp that the balls rolled down all the way back to where you shoot.

spyderaron
04-06-2007, 07:39 PM
Why stop there? Make them go right back into your hopper.

Hob Hayward
04-06-2007, 07:54 PM
Looks nice. much fancier than my "box with old towels in it."

DyNasty9
04-06-2007, 08:17 PM
i would say you have wayyyy to much time on ur hands....or you need a gf.....

but i would seriously do the same thing if i had reballs lol.
nice job

TheRedBarron
04-06-2007, 08:26 PM
It was kind of loud when just shooting at the canvas but it started to rip after a couple of pods so i through a blanket in there and now its not loud at all.

I wanted to use netting but couldn't find a store around me that carried anything that would of worked.

How much do you need? ;)

DRAGON
04-06-2007, 08:36 PM
Not to get too off topic but, what might be the ratio difference in velocities comparing paintballs to reballs? I mean, if I were shooting paintballs at a certain velocity what would be an average difference in the lowered velocity of the reballs? -

TheRedBarron
04-06-2007, 08:39 PM
Not to get too off topic but, what might be the ratio difference in velocities comparing paintballs to reballs? I mean, if I were shooting paintballs at a certain velocity what would be an average difference in the lowered velocity of the reballs? -
That is somthing I do not know, I would love to do a side by side though if noone knows off the top of their head I will do that sometime durring the week when I am not so busy.

DRAGON
04-06-2007, 09:05 PM
Thx, I was thinking about getting some for inside techy stuff but was jw what would be an average difference since I'd like to chrono stuff inside as well -

bigred76
04-06-2007, 11:48 PM
I'd definitely bet there'd be a difference as the mases are different... one has a hard shell with liquid inside it, and the other is foam covered rubber. Moving mass vs fixed. I'd be interested as well in those test results! :)

Looks good Taco, but I'd have to agree... rip one of those PVC pipes in half and run a ramp down to where you're shooting from! :D

xSoulsx
04-07-2007, 03:23 AM
Why stop there? Make them go right back into your hopper.
^^
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Nice

vikingshadow
04-07-2007, 05:24 AM
Looks great! Very creative - if it weren't so big, I'd make one to save painting my fence and hitting neighbor kids peeking through....

Only thing I would say could be different is if inside your bucket you could try to rig your pods so they would fill as your shooting....maybe get one of those tray type loaders that all the balls automatically roll into the pods when you dump them in.

Ace24
04-07-2007, 09:18 PM
Not bad. I think I saw 3 balls escape with the entire video. (Not including the ones you dropped when trying to reload your pods)

Like what Viking said, you can rig your pods inside the bucket to fill up as the balls fall. (Oil funnel maybe?)

TheRedBarron
04-07-2007, 09:56 PM
just make seperators to place the pods into the bucket, and put some of that canvas drooping down so it goes around the bucket to prevent bounce outs, the pods should fill, and if the canvas slides around the bucket with ease you are all set on putting it under and taking it back out...

DRAGON
04-07-2007, 11:58 PM
Howzabout just invert one of these underneath and call it a day? -

http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:RB4g1t52OvKDTM:anytimerentalsmiami.co m/images/TRAFFIC%20CONTROL/roadco18.jpg

TheRedBarron
04-08-2007, 06:20 AM
That only fills one pod silly.

deano 177
02-04-2008, 08:39 AM
You could put extra pods in the bucket with the lids open and they would fill that way. Then what doesnt go in the pods would still be in the bucket.

HavocNC
02-05-2008, 04:57 AM
I was gonna say instead of using a canvas use something thick like a comforter off a bed and why don't you make the bottom a kind of funnel that all the balls would eventually roll into the center and drop right back into a pod or something, that would be really nice, and if you had alot of time on your hands you could probably find a way to make it collapsible for easy assembly and easily to tear down to put back inside and store conveniently.

bigred76
02-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Old thread much? The last post on the top of this page was 04-08-2007... almost a year.

spitfirocks
04-28-2008, 03:56 PM
Could you post a tutorial?