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Original Astropitch

Postby Timbo85 » 02 Nov 2015, 15:39

As part of a big bundle I obtained also included was an Astropitch. It was rolled correctly (pitch facing outside) but on unraveling and laying its plagued by undulations which can't seem to be flattened out. Does anyone know if you get rid and flatten them out to their former glory somehow or are they ruined forever when like this?

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Long Shot » 02 Nov 2015, 17:45

Ive heard that if you weigh the whole thing down with books and bricks on top for a month or so that it sometimes works.
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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Timbo85 » 02 Nov 2015, 19:41

Ive heard that if you weigh the whole thing down with books and bricks on top for a month or so that it sometimes works.
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Cheers Long Shot, that could be it, think I'll give it a go

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Long Shot » 02 Nov 2015, 20:05

If memory serves, someone on here did this before and said it worked.
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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby ralphtheclaret » 02 Nov 2015, 20:11

I think you will find that ruined forever is more likely

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Timbo85 » 02 Nov 2015, 20:33

For what was a pretty pricey product seems like they were very easy to ruin by slightly careless packing. Must be a very high mortality rate :(

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby ralphtheclaret » 02 Nov 2015, 20:40

try the weighting down ...... but don't hold your breath ;)

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby lewisdl » 03 Nov 2015, 08:31

Will a bit of heat help?
The way I am thinking is that the backing is some sort of plastic and when cold goes a bit stiff but if warmed up a bit becomes more pliable. Sort of thinking along the lines of garden hoses. When they are cold they are very stiff but leave them out on a hot day and they get very floppy.
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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Gullseye » 03 Nov 2015, 18:10

I think it has been discussed before that when these get warped its almost impossible to get them flat enough to play on again.

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby newgolddream » 08 Nov 2015, 06:02

I ironed mine - a LOT! - waste of time tbh.. Finally I glued it to mdf, all in all a nightmare. I was however very persistent and now it provides a great underlay for a cotton pitch.

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby zoff » 08 Nov 2015, 11:07

If you leave it under the warm sun for one day the plastic will feeble, then you roll it properly and it will be perfectly flat again. The only thing you need is wait for the summer or bring the Astropitch to Andalusia for a weekend. ;-)
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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Timbo85 » 09 Nov 2015, 20:30

Quality Zoff, top man. Thanks for the tip! :awe:

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Donegal Subbuteo » 16 Nov 2015, 22:22

I managed to flatten mine this evening. Lots of ironing and thumb tacs around the edges.
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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby newgolddream » 20 Nov 2015, 21:57

Wait until the morning... :twisted:

Not really flattened if you've pinned it geezer, if you get what I'm saying. I'm glad you can use it though, that's the main thing :thumbsup:

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Re: Original Astropitch

Postby Donegal Subbuteo » 23 Nov 2015, 12:49

Still flat, happy days.
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