Category: Equipment Management/Logistics

Tip for Today: Tape Your Strap Screws!

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Tape Rifle Screws

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Inexpensive Rifle Padding

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Rifle pads wearing out?  Here’s a quick fix instructors have been using for years!  Cut an ordinary feminine pad down to size, stick it in place and cover with electrical tape!  Inexpensive and works great!

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Rubber Stoppers to the Pole!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"Play it Safe! Make sure your rubber stoppers are taped securely to your poles, otherwise the stopper and any bolts beneath could fly off and hit someone as the pole spins."

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Tip for Today: Fray Check

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When making flags, I occasionally use “Fray Check” on the edges to avoid sewing those hems. You can find the product at most fabric stores and sometimes at Michaels or A.C. Moore. We tend to use poly china silk for the flags that we Fray Check but you can always test a corner of scrap […]

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Tip for Today: Reinforce Flag Bags with Duct Tape!

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When you first purchase a flag bag, whether it’s for team or personal use, flip it inside out and use duct tape to reinforce the bottom and the seam. This will help it last much longer.” -Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards , Alexandria, VA

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Tip for Today: Secure Stoppers

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Play it Safe! Make sure your rubber stoppers are taped securely to your poles, otherwise the stopper and any bolts beneath could fly off and hit someone as the pole spins.”

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Tip for Today: Labelmakers!

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Invest in a handheld labelmaker!  They’re great for labeling equipment with student names.  You can even label with the field coordinates where equipment is set at the start of the show to calm early-season nerves and avoid misplaced flags!

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Tip for Today: Removing Sticky Tape Residue

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Need to remove gunky tape residue? Use WD40 on equipment to clean and destickify! Just use regular dish soap to wash off the WD40. Danielle SmithDir. Allegany High School ColorguardsCumberland, MD

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Tip for Today: Used billboards as floor covers.

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Can’t afford a winter floor cover?  Try contacting a local billboard company to ask for used billboards.  A little duct tape and some paint – and you’ll have an inexpensive solution to your challenge!

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