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Old 10-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #19
Dojo: Aikido of Gainesville/ Gainesville, FL
Location: Gainesville/FL
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Re: Quiet tire tanren training?

Does anyone have a really simple set of 'cut and bolt' instructions for building the stand? I'd eventually get it by trial and error but prefer some instructions...will waste less scrap wood that way.
On quieting the 'twack' the noise is mostly generated by the 'echo chamber' of the hollow tire so fill that with foam or rags rather tightly then dampen the point of contact with something soft and fibrous such as a towel. I say rather tightly but not so tight that the tire won't compress...rather ruins the intent. Of course you can't forget to decorate it with some duc tape!
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