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Saturday, May 30, 2009
Speeding up our flyball box
Upon viewing videos of our dog's box turns we noticed that some dog's are really having to adjust their box turns because the ball is not coming out fast enough. We want the ball to shoot out faster so the dogs can hopefully do a faster box turn. I took some pictures of the thrusters so that I might get some help from Dave, a great guy on Deborah's current flyball team. He knows flyball boxes inside and out!
Front of box
Side view, from slightly above
Bottom view (small and large ball thrusters)
Rear view of all 4 thrusters (the horizontal metal bar is on the angled trigger mechanism)
Another bottom view
Rear view from slightly below
Another rear view from slightly below
Another from the rear and below (zoomed in)
View from directly below the thrusters
Top view The spring slides back, and provides the force for shooting the ball. The collar that adjusts the tension on the spring is easily adjustable with the hex screw. The other, longer collar is not easily adjustable.