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Old 01-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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I thought I would pass this along so you won't get caught short.

We drove by a sports bar in Rockport, TX this morning and along with two for one drinks and cheap wings the real happening is "Belt Sander Racing" every Sunday. Wouldn't you know it, we both left our sanders at home. Another item to keep stored just in case.

I wonder what grit you can use? My 80 grit would really run circles around your 800 grit but it would play havoc with the race surface.

Don't forget to throw your belt sander in on your next trip to south Texas. You might be able to pay for your trip and who knows; you may get invited to the nationals.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Grappling Hook Rodeos

When my husband worked for a company that made attachments for large excavators he showed me a video made in Oregan that had these logging machines that use grapples to pull the logs up to the landing competing against one another in a rodeo. They would wind up the arm and see how far out they could get the hook. Obvously there must have been a skill to it other then not trying to kill the person on the other end.
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I thought I would pass this along so you won't get caught short.

We drove by a sports bar in Rockport, TX this morning and along with two for one drinks and cheap wings the real happening is "Belt Sander Racing" every Sunday. Wouldn't you know it, we both left our sanders at home. Another item to keep stored just in case.

I wonder what grit you can use? My 80 grit would really run circles around your 800 grit but it would play havoc with the race surface.

Don't forget to throw your belt sander in on your next trip to south Texas. You might be able to pay for your trip and who knows; you may get invited to the nationals.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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hhmm I can see it now , attach a chainsaw motor to the sander and run it on alcohol , and a small blower wud be the cats meow
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You folks are just a little behind the times, this has been going on for some time now. Here is a couple of sites and if you do a Google search you will find even more.

NEBSRA - New England Belt Sander Racing Association
Accuride International :: Global experts in the application, design, and supply of precision slides.
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New England??? I would have guessed Canada...the home of curling. You know, they have to find ways to keep entertained during those long winters.

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What's the name of the sports bar in Rockport, Jim ??

Sounds entertaining......and loud
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Boys and their toys Gotta love it. Sounds like fun...
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