Bike Polo Court - bricklaying?

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  • So we've discussed the idea of putting down a small wall of bricks (1 or 2 bricks high) all around the court, with gaps to let the water flow through... It would increase the quality of play immensely, and make the tournament flow much better.
    Someone suggested getting high-visibility vests, hard hats, some fags and beers, a cheap transistor playing chav FM, and doing it in broad daylight...

    anyone got connections in the building business?

    We should do this tmrw (sat)

    y

  • what about 4 foot high plywood drilled to the fence? then i can make it look cool with polo related graffiti!

    like this..

  • Paint 'em white afterwards - looks even more official.

  • I have buckets 1 pointing trowel, level, board for mixing cement, shovel and a high vis vest. I can come along on sun but not sat.

  • Would strips of boar not be easier or not solid enough?

  • If we lay brick we will need a good amount of water, sand brick e.t.c this mean a trip to TP or B&Q and a car. (Mine is currently a bit fucked).

  • I think if you are set on useing cement it may be easier just to craet some banking with some concreat rather than tray and lay bricks down. Setting up the line e.t.c and getting stuff level will take some time where as flopping and banking up some concreat / cement would be much quicker.

  • ...you mean, temporarily put some bricks down or actually lay some bricks?
    isn't it a football court? i dont understand.

  • the court neat brick lane? i went there once..isn't it a basketball court with a european handball court as well?

    board might not be the best idea. we play on a rollerhockey rink in boston and people treat it as if we were playing hockey - checking into the boards and such. isn't there also the chance that people's wheel or pedal could clip the bricks in areas where they'd normally have about 6inches to go before hitting the fence?

  • I guarentee fresh white boards will last one night before it is tagged into next week.

    sand bags? or those draught excluder snakes from the 90's

    haha

  • the ball needs to be able to bounce against the walls. As for pedal strike it's a good point - hence maybe 2 layers of bricks on top of each other (more solid too)

  • lpg ...you mean, temporarily put some bricks down or actually lay some bricks?
    isn't it a football court? i dont understand.

    this is a permanent illegal ghetto modification. Fuck football.

  • TheBrick(Tommy) I think if you are set on useing cement it may be easier just to craet some banking with some concreat rather than tray and lay bricks down. Setting up the line e.t.c and getting stuff level will take some time where as flopping and banking up some concreat / cement would be much quicker.

    you mean adding cement just where there are gaps then? could work indeed, but we would not get the wall-bounce effect which we miss now.

  • skirting board on the outside of the fence might be the best bet. loads of cheap planks down b&q.. could prime stencil and varnish them with polo/ldnfgss logos before putting them in place.

  • if i remember correctly, the fence/gate is situated about 4-8inches above the ground, the turf ends right at the gate and then a dirt bit starts. if you could cement or brick it LEVEL with the gate - ie, the brick/cement would act as a bottom extension of the gate, then you'd have the ball bouncing off the gate and the 4-8 inches of concrete, and would avoid any interference on the actual court, since all would be even with the fence.

  • what we need to avoid at all costs, is the ball being stuck in holes or just hollow bits, so the plywood (if plywood it is) needs to be inside the fence..

    y

  • thats right...to be honest i think concrete is a bad idea as well as brick laying...both of these options are going to be in the way of the game.if we get some planks of wood,drill some holes in them and then use cable ties to secure them it should work fine.

  • aidan thats right...to be honest i think concrete is a bad idea as well as brick laying...both of these options are going to be in the way of the game.if we get some planks of wood,drill some holes in them and then use cable ties to secure them it should work fine.

    agree - but my worry is that the council will remove them.. worth a try though.

  • the bricklaying is going to take a lot of time and cost more money then the wood option.....and like people have said we can customize the wood with 'art'

  • le car [quote]aidan thats right...to be honest i think concrete is a bad idea as well as brick laying...both of these options are going to be in the way of the game.if we get some planks of wood,drill some holes in them and then use cable ties to secure them it should work fine.

    agree - but my worry is that the council will remove them.. worth a try though.[/quote]
    i don't think the council would be to happy about us laying bricks in the court...the wood is going to look a bit more normal then bricks which wont attract attention

  • whats wrong with them getting covered in graff? i think that plywood zip tieded to the fence would be quicker easier and also probably more fixable and there for stand the test of time?

  • it is brick lane were talking about, the council round there dont give a fuk about graffiti, they are even seeing if they want residents to have it as a tollerance zone for graffers and stuff.

    http://www.woostercollective.com/issues/­

  • Yep I vote for wood too. we could secure it better with some u bolts. I'll bring me drill and some off cutts of wood on sunday.

  • +1 for the wood + zip tie/u bolts idea. i don't mind chipping in a bit of cash if needed

  • done!

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