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    How heavy is it to move around? I just bought a new house at Thanksgiving. I've been thinking about putting a slab for a basketball half-court on one side of my lot. I've been trying to figure out how to make it multi-use for both sports.


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    It's not heavy. DD can slide it where we need it but it's easier of you roll it up and just carry it. Rolls up to under 18" diameter
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    I am assuming you used the liquid nails to adhere the pitching rubber to the mat. How has this held up so far? Is it coming loose in any spots? I am in the process of making this but the liquid nails scares me a little. I was thinking of using a rubber cement or gorilla glue instead.

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    Long shot, I did actually use a type of rubber cement... I have had zero lifting so far. My DD is 10 so not driving very hard but I don't see it coming off anytime soon.
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    i drilled a bunch of holes half way through my wooden pitchers plate then coated it with liquid nail caulking before clamping it to carpet runner with temporary backer board. no lifting or separation 2 years later. hole starting in carpet though.

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    BUMP!

    Has anyone used something like this?

    One would need to glue the letters and numbers to stay in. Apply some paint and a mound, bam done.
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    I made one out of a industrial rug with a rubber back. Ordered a pitching rubber off amazon and used carriage bolts to secure it to the rug. I put a little silicone on the back of the bolts to protect them from scratching the surface we are on.. Works great!. I have less than $50.00 invested. The best part is the rubber backing does not let it slide.

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    I think you guys are smart to be adding some padding. I know two kids who practiced on a hard surface who ended up with back problems becaus of the plant foot coming down hard on an uncusioned surface. Very painful, possibly career ending let alone a lifetime of problems. Repetive motion injury etc.

    I forget the name of the injury, it has been mentioned here, maybe someone who has been through it will give better info.
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    Anybody use a product like this??

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Apache-Mill...-Tile/3826675#

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunw09 View Post
    I like it. May need to buy two boxes.

    Since I've had a few projects on my list I reused some old flooring, underlayment, and painted a power lane. Used a mover's rug and an old net. DD went to work.

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