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Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby Jaypeedee » 30 Jul 2011, 10:16

I have an old style baize pitch which dates back to the 1960s but is in excellent condition. I would like to mount it onto a board so that it can be used at Lincoln Flickers meetings, but dont know whether (a) this is advisable, (b) if it is, what's the best type of board to use, and (c) what's the best method of attaching the pitch to the board, e.g. glue (and if so what kind?), pins etc. Any advice appreciated. We also have a member who has a more modern fabric pitch which he's willing to mount and donate to the club. What procedure would be best for him? We'll soon be moving to much larger premises to cope with an increase in membership, which is why we need the extra pitches.

Ideally, we'd like to be able to afford a dedicated table soccer table or two but as the cheapest I've seen these available for is around £400 there's absolutely no prospect of that in the foreseeable future.

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby Puffin » 30 Jul 2011, 10:22

a) yes, i've done it with mine
b) mdf, as thick as you can get to avoid warping - 18 - 22mm I'd say
c) I've used double sided tape which is ok as it allows for a bit of movement. If you're not up for this idea then normal pva or wallpaper paste should do the trick, or the spray mount stuff you can get in a can.
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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby Jaypeedee » 30 Jul 2011, 10:28

Ta! 8)

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby Neil » 30 Jul 2011, 13:28

Double sided tape has worked well for me in mounting baize pitches.

I currently have a Flickmaster pitch like this which plays very well - I used tesa tape.

My MDF is 12mm but has four coats of varnish and is stored flat and has lasted Ok for five years now.

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 18 Feb 2012, 18:36

Picked up an offcut of 12mm chipboard in Homebase for £3 today, my wife rolls her eyes as I tell her there may be a pitch-mounting operation about to begin... :multi:

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 19 Feb 2012, 18:21

Just picked up a pair of Hasbro goals on ebay for £8, seemed like a fair price what do you reckon? :?:

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Postby Allwrighty » 19 Feb 2012, 18:47

Not bad at all prices seem to be rising for goals at the moment.

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Postby wearebees » 19 Feb 2012, 19:11

Not bad at all prices seem to be rising for goals at the moment.
Ta. :wave:
I must stop splashing enormous amounts of cash, that's £11 I've spent this weekend; I feel like Roman Abramovich.

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 20 Feb 2012, 22:55

Pitch surrounds will be made from scrap 6mm Foamex from the Large Format print dept. at work.
Will this be the cheapest mounted Subbuteo pitch of all time I wonder.

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Postby ralphtheclaret » 21 Feb 2012, 07:47

no but a decent effort :wink:

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 23 Feb 2012, 20:44

Hasbro goals turned up from ebay today, absolutely pristine. :clap:
1st game on the mounted pitch just finished;
Everton (LW 643) 3 v Nottm Forest (LW 644) 1 ( I had to give him a goal, he's only nine!) :multi:

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Postby Allwrighty » 23 Feb 2012, 21:00

Any pics of your board and surround yet wearebees ? congrats on your win, don't forget to let him win now and again to keep him interested ;)

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 03 Mar 2012, 21:02

Any pics of your board and surround yet wearebees ? congrats on your win, don't forget to let him win now and again to keep him interested ;)
I'll try & take a pic this week, looks a bit non-league but I think I'll call it Northolt Park, it's already got it's own station on the Chiltern Line! ;-)
Played my son again & took your advice, I disallowed a perfectly good goal of mine & he promptly grabbed a last minute winner with my newly purchased England heavyweights.
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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby sammyboy249 » 14 Oct 2016, 19:20

Love hearing the stories, I'm still an avid Subbuteo fan. wearethebees, may the best team win at St james' tomorrow, assuming you are a Brentford fan!!

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Re: Mounting Baize Pitches etc.

Postby wearebees » 15 Oct 2016, 11:28

Nearly 3000 Bees fans at Newcastle today.
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