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So I recently ran into to some stability issues myself.

 

I bought a 5'x3' mat and been hitting on it,  the room I am using has really old 70's shag carpet. Its basically worn to the concrete so its not too cushiony. Due to the shag and how much I drive my legs, the mat moves around quite a bit. Also hitting down on this has created some joint pain, so MORE cushion is always better in my opinion.

 

I needed weight so I built a baseboard with some old 3/8" left over plywood, I used some left over baseboard trim to create, basically a box to hold the mat in place.  Its heaver and more stable than directly on the carpet.  What does suck though is impact on my joints now with the wooden baseboard. It hurts and its loud.

 

I created by own generic version of this, 

 

(File photo) I will try and get my own setup photos later.

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Now I have a stable base, I can replace and change the portion that gets worn and the cushion has been wonders on my joints. My elbows, shoulders have been surviving,  its been about 1 month now and basically been practicing daily while playing 1-2 18 holes on the simulator ever other day.

 

 

 

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Cobra SZ - Rogue 60s
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Sub70- 649mbs-PW-6 ,639 CBs-5-4   PX 6.0 Rifles
Vokey SM7 - 50*/8*, 56*/10* & 60*/8* S200
Scotty Newport 2 - 33"

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On 8/30/2021 at 2:32 PM, Exactice808 said:

So I recently ran into to some stability issues myself.

 

I bought a 5'x3' mat and been hitting on it,  the room I am using has really old 70's shag carpet. Its basically worn to the concrete so its not too cushiony. Due to the shag and how much I drive my legs, the mat moves around quite a bit. Also hitting down on this has created some joint pain, so MORE cushion is always better in my opinion.

 

I needed weight so I built a baseboard with some old 3/8" left over plywood, I used some left over baseboard trim to create, basically a box to hold the mat in place.  Its heaver and more stable than directly on the carpet.  What does suck though is impact on my joints now with the wooden baseboard. It hurts and its loud.

 

I created by own generic version of this, 

 

(File photo) I will try and get my own setup photos later.

bd4dc03b7fe3c889887b9ec96171de54.jpg

 

 

Now I have a stable base, I can replace and change the portion that gets worn and the cushion has been wonders on my joints. My elbows, shoulders have been surviving,  its been about 1 month now and basically been practicing daily while playing 1-2 18 holes on the simulator ever other day.

 

 

 

Are those 5 separate pieces of polycarbonate? Does anything hold them together other than the piece of turf?

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On 9/3/2021 at 5:42 AM, ilikegolf26 said:

Are those 5 separate pieces of polycarbonate? Does anything hold them together other than the piece of turf?

Sorry again that was a random internet photo. 

 

I actually got a full solid piece of plexiglass.  And cut it to size hot glued it instead so I can remove it easier than some other stronger glues.

 

This is the underside of what I am using,

Underside.jpg.17fc73d6cd23d025c9ade025d93564c5.jpg

Fits right in the cut out spot

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This is the full mat and frame,  when the cut out piece wears down I can just pull it out and replace with another,  Cheap and easy. 

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Cost me about $30 and some spare stuff I had around the house grand total for the whole thing,

 

Amazon Mat 5'x3' - $55 prime day

Wood - $25

Trim - $5

Cut out mate (12'x24") - $10 amazon

Plexi glass sheet - $14

left over EVA foam

 

$109.

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Exactice808

Cobra SZ - Rogue 60s
TM 15* M2v1 - RIP Phenom 60S
TM 18* M2v1 - Rogue 60S
Sub70- 649mbs-PW-6 ,639 CBs-5-4   PX 6.0 Rifles
Vokey SM7 - 50*/8*, 56*/10* & 60*/8* S200
Scotty Newport 2 - 33"

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1 hour ago, Exactice808 said:

Sorry again that was a random internet photo. 

 

I actually got a full solid piece of plexiglass.  And cut it to size hot glued it instead so I can remove it easier than some other stronger glues.

 

This is the underside of what I am using,

Underside.jpg.17fc73d6cd23d025c9ade025d93564c5.jpg

Fits right in the cut out spot

2075971346_Fullcutout.jpg.ce3b420c7e4d26dfa403f764529f2f00.jpg

This is the full mat and frame,  when the cut out piece wears down I can just pull it out and replace with another,  Cheap and easy. 

Full.jpg.ad0f1a3f101473f76757c73f7a75b247.jpg345594688_Cutout.jpg.52139b66267d3dfec98825f54e216a75.jpg
Cost me about $30 and some spare stuff I had around the house grand total for the whole thing,

 

Amazon Mat 5'x3' - $55 prime day

Wood - $25

Trim - $5

Cut out mate (12'x24") - $10 amazon

Plexi glass sheet - $14

left over EVA foam

 

$109.

 

 

 

 

 

Ok yeah that’s what I have as well. My problem with it is it’s kinda loud when I hit down on it. It could be because I just have a cheap piece of artificial turf from Lowe’s glued to the polycarbonate. What kind of artificial turf do you have and do you have any sort of padding between the turf and polycarbonate?

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44 minutes ago, ilikegolf26 said:

Ok yeah that’s what I have as well. My problem with it is it’s kinda loud when I hit down on it. It could be because I just have a cheap piece of artificial turf from Lowe’s glued to the polycarbonate. What kind of artificial turf do you have and do you have any sort of padding between the turf and polycarbonate?

I got a pretty nice thick one it was $9.99 special at the time on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LMW3PCJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Yeah didnt use turf wanted something really really good and this one was extra thick and solid.


Its has its own EVA padding between. 

 

Its not loud at all for me, compared to directly on the wooden base, that was loud.  With the way it is now, it gives so much so there is barely any noise and the impact is like nothing is there, so its wonderful on the joints. 

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Cobra SZ - Rogue 60s
TM 15* M2v1 - RIP Phenom 60S
TM 18* M2v1 - Rogue 60S
Sub70- 649mbs-PW-6 ,639 CBs-5-4   PX 6.0 Rifles
Vokey SM7 - 50*/8*, 56*/10* & 60*/8* S200
Scotty Newport 2 - 33"

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2 minutes ago, Exactice808 said:

I got a pretty nice thick one it was $9.99 special at the time on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LMW3PCJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Yeah didnt use turf wanted something really really good and this one was extra thick and solid.

Its has its own EVA padding between. 

Thanks, I’m going to order this and give it a try. 

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On 9/7/2021 at 1:01 PM, Exactice808 said:

I got a pretty nice thick one it was $9.99 special at the time on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LMW3PCJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Yeah didnt use turf wanted something really really good and this one was extra thick and solid.


Its has its own EVA padding between. 

 

Its not loud at all for me, compared to directly on the wooden base, that was loud.  With the way it is now, it gives so much so there is barely any noise and the impact is like nothing is there, so its wonderful on the joints. 

That's a really nice setup, what size plexiglass did you use?  

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A range I visit has platforms of  6" tall framed boxes with slats of wood forming the top. The slat's "give" which makes for an excellent impact (much better than concrete or solid wood). Again , the turf mat sits on top of wood slats.

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On 9/7/2021 at 11:51 AM, DallasDan said:

I have a fiberbuilt hitting mat on top of my carpet and it hasn't moved 1 inch in 2 years. That fiberbuilt mat is HEAVY.  and it is easy on the joints. I highly recommend it. 

I have a Fiberbuilt Studio 4x9 and concur with this statement - it's heavy and doesn't move at all. Also no injuries or discomfort whatsoever after 3 years of use.

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On 9/12/2021 at 5:48 AM, J Wheazy said:

That's a really nice setup, what size plexiglass did you use?  

I just bought a piece from Home depot.  It was much bigger than the 1'X2" piece of turf.

 

I think its a 2'x2' piece at Home depot

Cobra SZ - Rogue 60s
TM 15* M2v1 - RIP Phenom 60S
TM 18* M2v1 - Rogue 60S
Sub70- 649mbs-PW-6 ,639 CBs-5-4   PX 6.0 Rifles
Vokey SM7 - 50*/8*, 56*/10* & 60*/8* S200
Scotty Newport 2 - 33"

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2 hours ago, Exactice808 said:

I just bought a piece from Home depot.  It was much bigger than the 1'X2" piece of turf.

 

I think its a 2'x2' piece at Home depot

do you happen to know the thickness?  3/16?  1/8"?  I found a precut 12 x 24 on amazon for $25.  The 12 x 24 hitting strip just arrived today too so hopefully I can have this thing up and running by the end of the week.  Thanks for your help!

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20 hours ago, J Wheazy said:

do you happen to know the thickness?  3/16?  1/8"?  I found a precut 12 x 24 on amazon for $25.  The 12 x 24 hitting strip just arrived today too so hopefully I can have this thing up and running by the end of the week.  Thanks for your help!

If I am not mistaken it was 1/8" was thin enough to flex but the EVA foam on the bottom is the one that takes the beating so no weak enough to crack, I swear about 3 months now and about 1000+ strikes on it no problem.

 

Cobra SZ - Rogue 60s
TM 15* M2v1 - RIP Phenom 60S
TM 18* M2v1 - Rogue 60S
Sub70- 649mbs-PW-6 ,639 CBs-5-4   PX 6.0 Rifles
Vokey SM7 - 50*/8*, 56*/10* & 60*/8* S200
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