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Forum topic by deadherring posted 09-04-2017 11:25 PM 317 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2017 11:25 PM

I made some soccer ‘defenders’ for my boys so they can play in the backyard. They are 3/4” plywood screwed into a 2×4 frame. The boys like to use them but moving them is pretty difficult for them—they are pretty much too heavy for them to move.

Anyone have any suggestions for a wheel system I can install such that they can snap the wheels down to move and snap them up when in use. The defenders need some weigh (cinder block) on the back so they don’t tip over and so they they don’t move too much when the soccer ball hits them.

Any ideas for how to do this—preferably not something too complex? The defenders stay outside so they’d have to be weather friendly and the wheels big enough to roll over some uneven ground. Any pictures or videos are greatly appreciated.

Please see the pictures below. (sorry for some reason, the pictures are flipped 90 degrees)

Thanks,

Nathan



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#1 posted 09-06-2017 05:58 PM

Anyone?

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 06:44 PM

How old are they? Can they operate a basic hand truck? That seems like a decent solution.

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#3 posted 09-06-2017 09:48 PM

Great idea! I think that will be easier than trying to engineer a wheels solution. The older one is 11, younger is 7. The older one should be able to manage it.

Thanks!

Nathan

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 01:30 PM

No problem. Also, is there a reason you need the supports to only go to the back? If you put them to the front and back they would be more stable with less weight. Wooden defenders is a great idea.

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 03:32 PM

I’m not sure what you mean by:
“Also, is there a reason you need the supports to only go to the back? If you put them to the front and back they would be more stable with less weight”

Can you clarify?

Thanks.

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 05:17 PM

Sure, sorry. Your “feet” supports that keep the player from tipping only go one way, to the back of the wooden player, not to the front and the back. If you put the supports forward and backward then they wouldn’t tip forward. I’m not sure that made any more sense.

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