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Project Dvinsk
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:59:49 AM »
Project Dvinsk



This is Project Dvinsk, inspired by the amazing playgrounds in Daugavpils that Traceurs such as Oleg Vorslav and others are known for using. Just starting with this, but we have a lot of materials... I will be keeping this thread updated with all the clean up (such as cleaning and spray painting the bars for example) and any additions to the training area. I know this may not compare to some of the awesome playground structures, but we're working at it!

Opinions/tips/ideas for what we should add is more than welcome :)

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« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 08:19:08 AM by David Jones »

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 08:07:11 AM »
Looks awesome! The only thing that kinda worries me is those poles look pretty old and not very heavy duty. Can they take the strain? Just don't want anybody getting hurt.
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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 08:10:43 AM »
After 3 years of training, I've gained good skills with checking for the stability of obstacles haha.... This is fine. At 5'10' and 155, it holds me no problem. And after inspection, it seems like a heavy gauge piping. Generally speaking, older things are heavier duty compared to stuff nowadays :P hahaha

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 08:19:44 AM »
When you get the chance paint the joints where they are welded together. They rust faster then the rest and are more important so you should do that first. Also sand the rust off before painting. And if you see any cracks fix them.

Other then that it looks awesome.

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 08:33:30 AM »
Yeah I talked to my dad about what I should go through with the bars, since he's been doing construction for 30 years haha (which is nice cause I've naturally gained a lot of knowledge to build stuff).

1) Sand of all the existing paint (it's chipping up fairly bad).

2) Either find a special adhesive or just weld any minor cracks (the joints to each pole have multiple anchor points so it holds up fine to the weight still. Even then, I want to cover up any minor cracks just to be sure). Might buy some of this putty called Lab-metal to put over any cracks.

3)Spray paint white with an enamel that will hold up great outside.

4) Going to make a big base that the bars will sit on top of and be connected to, to keep the bars as stable as possible when swinging (we got a temporary system right now that uses the weight of the lower post to keep the higher one from moving at all, works well but I want something permanent).
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 08:36:11 AM by David Jones »

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 10:32:28 AM »
Well it seems like you've got it taken care of then. Good Luck

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 10:59:15 AM »
Thanks though for saying that though. I'll make sure to hit the corners first before I run out of the spraypaint ;)

As said, any advice is appreciated! :)

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 11:17:58 AM »
Looks like I'm coming to stay with you soon David... :)

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 11:41:09 AM »
Whenever its possible hit me up and ill see if i can help dig some holes for the tires, or help paint

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 11:57:08 AM »
P.S: No jokes about needing a tetanus shot. I've heard it already :P
Awhh ;) Looks pretty sick. I'm wanting to put something like that together one of these days.
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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 12:18:02 PM »
Looks like I'm coming to stay with you soon David... :)

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Whenever its possible hit me up and ill see if i can help dig some holes for the tires, or help paint

Yeah, went back there yesterday with a shovel and found out that it only goes about a foot deep until I hit really hard rock, this ground is so soft that it led me into thinking that it'd be easy to dig :/ Going to try and figure out some way to put them up on their sides, maybe cut them in half? Not sure at this point.

Also, found a big crash mat used for track so I can work on some acro from bars and stuff like that :)

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 01:21:14 PM »
Looks awesome. :) Can't wait to see what else you do with it. :)
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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 05:46:50 PM »
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Yeah, went back there yesterday with a shovel and found out that it only goes about a foot deep until I hit really hard rock, this ground is so soft that it led me into thinking that it'd be easy to dig :/ Going to try and figure out some way to put them up on their sides, maybe cut them in half? Not sure at this point.

Also, found a big crash mat used for track so I can work on some acro from bars and stuff like that :)

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Second to get through the tough rock have you tried a long spike like (i've only ever heard it called this) a "pry bar" (not crowbar but that might work) or a piece of re-bar with a sledge hammer to break up the rock? Or, maybe you could rent a hand auger. You would need two other people. One to help you hold it (maybe your dad cause he would have experience) and someone to get the rocks out of the way (after you move the spinning blade of course.)

None of this may be possible. I don't know where you live or what kind of rock it is just possible suggestions. 

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2011, 06:12:33 PM »
Yeah we got a bar to break up rock, might work, we'll see. Thanks!

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2011, 07:22:06 PM »
Railroad spikes and a sledgehammer.

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2011, 07:25:28 PM »
Railroad spikes and a sledgehammer.

For what Gabe? lol

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2011, 08:00:47 PM »
That is amazing!! Lucky find!!

My advice - roller for paint instead of spraypaint; spraypaint on a bar = lots of waste.

Don't dig deep - concrete mix is cheap - dig 4" in and cover each corner with 160 LBS (two bags) of concrete mix for a total of $48 in concrete.

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2011, 08:14:18 PM »
If you're going to secure anything below ground, verify that it is under the frost level.

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2011, 08:39:28 PM »
For what Gabe? lol

For awesome-ness. :P

But seriously, for breaking up rocks and stuff. Also, think about making some single walls to tac and jump off of to the bars by piling wooden pallets on top of each other and walling em in with plywood.

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Re: Project Dvinsk
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2011, 08:46:46 PM »
Also, think about making some single walls to tac and jump off of to the bars by piling wooden pallets on top of each other and walling em in with plywood.

Already thought about it, plan on doing it... Need some wood pallets though :P