Practice Tire Jump
Practice Tire Jump
This fun and simple practice tire jump will make a wonderful addition to your obstacle course. A special lightweight design makes it very easy to move around, and when not in use, it comes apart in only 4 pieces. The tire is made of 3" thick foam sections that connect to form a hoop with a 24" diameter opening. The tire is attached to the frame by ball bungees, and by sliding it up and down you can adjust it to any height. There is some simple assembly required (no tools needed) and included is free colored tape and instructions for you to decorate the tire. There's nothing fancy about this tire jump, and neither is the price! One of our most popular items!
"How is the height adjusted on the practice jump? "It slides up and down on the side frames. The cable ties (which attach the tire to the side frame) are adjusted tight enough to keep it from slipping, and yet are still loose enough to slide if needed. It's nothing fancy, but it works. You could even tie the tire on with rope and tighten, but we include a couple free cable ties so you can set it up right away.As far as heights, you need to first determine what jump height your dog can jump (don't force your dog to jump an unreasonable height: If you don't already know, see our jump height page for figuring what the proper height is for your dog) With a yardstick or measuring tape, measure from the ground up to the rim of the tire, and slide the tire up or down until you reach your desired height. It would be a good idea if you used a permanent marker and marked on the pvc poles the various measurements you plan on using. The common heights for AKC are 8", 12", 16", 20", and 24", although you can put the tire as low as the ground, or as high as 30". By marking the sides, you won't have to use a measuring device next time you want to adjust it.
"How does the foam stick hold up in the weather? "We have experimentally left foam sticks outside in New York weather for a couple years now, and they are still holding up. And they weren't even protected with tape. We include FREE with your tire jump enough colored tape to wrap and protect your foam stick. If you have silver duct tape at home, we suggest using it as an under-layment. The more tape you wrap around your tire, the better it looks and the longer it will last.
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