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Re: Cross booms: Fiberglass vs. Acrylic Rod?



Try checking at local High Schools for broken vaulting poles.

KB7ADO@aol.com wrote:
> 
> I'm looking into getting a solid rod vs. the hollow 1.5 in x 5 ft KLM type
> that I have now for my cross boom.  One outfit called E-Com Plastics
> (www.ridoutplastics.com/acprofrodtub.html) has both extruded and cast acrylic
> rod available in lengths up to 6 ft.  The extruded rod is several dollars per
> ft less than the cast rod.
> 
> My questions are:
> * would an acrylic rod be better or worse than fiberglass, and which should I
> consider, the extruded or cast rod?
> * what are other sources for the solid fiberglass rods besides Max-Gain
> Systems in GA?
> 
> Because Max-Gain's solid fiberglass rods are only available in 8 ft lengths,
> UPS would charge the 30 lb. rate for shipping, which means I'm looking at a
> minimum of $89 for one 8ft x 1.5" rod.
> 
> Thanks.
> Bob, KB7ADO
> 
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