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Did you know about their three main advantages..
Easy set, Easy adjust, Easy care.
All Quadway hoops are precision made interchangeable, SO... They all fit perfectly into the Dibber holes.
Quadway stainless steel crowns are deeper in cross section so they have a higher resistance to bending (than cast iron or welded mild steel hoops)
Important... when you are "firming" the hoops... hit the crown in the middle... Reason..hitting on the screws/legs WILL eventually damage the corners. Not covered by warranty.
Better still.... use a Sabot because it will add decades to your Quadways
Get going with Quadways ....
This makes the precision holes in the ground for the hoops.. Always the same hole spacing.. These are solid M.Tensile steel.. (not cast iron) Good for a lifetime (yours and mine).
You need only one... Used by your lawns team
NO Dibber~~ NO Warranty
Plywood Lawn Protector... see below in FAQ
Sabot (say it like saboteur )
The Sabot slides over the top of the hoop
Hidden in the top is 55mm of solid steel. (2") That upper protects the hoop from being munted...
The steel sides front & back take all the stress off the adjustable top corners.
Some clubs use the Sabot instead of a mallet for firming hoops into the ground. The latest version has an industrial grade padding inside the top. (Helps to save the powder-coating)
Maybe one per 4 lawns . Used by your lawns team
Not a new idea but refined for speedy use
You might not need this for normal club play BUT they are essential for competition.
Because balls are not identical, and competition hoop spacing is usually "Ball + Clearance", a SuperClamp will allow you to set hoops to the competition specs.
Tool-less adjustment, and strong.
Maybe one per 4 lawns. Used by your lawns team.
The "Spacer" is pre-set to 93mm and is marked with 3 dots..
To adjust the spacer:-
Setting hint:- Put the clamp right down to the Carrots... for maximum leverage.
Uses the principles of a carpenters hammer for pulling out nails..leverage.
Not much bigger than a carpenters hammer so you can have one on each trolley..
The "H" base stops your lawns being pulled out.
Your ladies will love them. Easy to use and nice and light.
Maybe one for each trolley/lawn. Used by your players to undress their lawn.
Lawn saving hint:- Train your players to "Stamp" on the hoop holes after the hoop comes out.. You will be amazed how long the holes remain good.
BTW.. At the "Worlds" we got a week's play from the same hoop holes.
With a peep hole in the middle so you can see the strings...
Drill your 6 holes with a 20mm~3/4" auger bit.. 100mm~ 4" deep
Use the 2 middle holes
Loosely fill the other 4 holes for later use (swinging the hoops)
Note.. Drill not included.
Planning PERMANENT lawns ???
Thankfully... Lawns designed for Croquet have an "underlay" and a "turf" length that provides a more "normal" feel for play.
If you are lucky enough to be in at the planning stage.... THEN you can have our 3x QuadwaySockets installed when the lawns are laid.
3x QuadwaySockets use normal Quadway hoops and that way you have all the Quadway benefits..
QuadwaySockets are avail in :-
2 tubes (for one hoop position)
3 tubes (for two hoop positions)
4 tubes (for three hoop positions)
Funding Most clubs don't have a pile of cash hanging around SO.. funding is the usual option. Just drop me a line and I'll do a quote for you.
Quotes Are good for several months and are based on predicted costing at that later date of supply. In the case of multiple quotes, then the most recent quote would apply.
Freight.. Quadway hoops are heavy (surprise !!!) but I get good rates from my couriers in NZ AND very good rates to Australia.
The Dibber is 5 kg. !!! and is costly to send on its own.
A Quadway set is 17kg's
Basic order might be 1 Dibber and 1 set of Quadways SO.. the Dibber travels (almost) free.
Aussie Agent is Lindsay David in Brisbane.. e. sales@StarMallets.Com ph. +61 403 489 967
There is no import duty on NZ made products... Thank you CER .. (Closer Economic Relationship)
I provide the "NZ Made" certificate
You might get pinged for Tax on imports greater than $AU 1,000 and that is for you to pay. (Lindsay will factor that for you)
You can do international direct credit payment for larger orders straight from your internet banking.
Fees are sometimes charged at both ends...So if you choose to do D.C. then please add $15 to cover the cost at my end.
Credit Card Visa/M'card convenience. There is a 2% charge. BUT/AND that is often cheaper than other options... And in 19 years I've had no issues.
USA...The "Money Laundering" changes make it a lot harder for payment.
On amounts less then $US 4,000 it is easier to do Credit card. (+2%)
On greater amounts it will be worthwhile doing Direct credit.
I'll send you the relevant information at the time.
On amounts greater than USD 2,000 and to a Business/Company I'll need your IRD number
There might be a smallish charge at the USA border but that usually isn't an issue.
DHL is my preference for Hoops to the USA. Usually about a week~10 days now that the planes are flying again.
If you are thinking of more than 20 sets of hoops then... Sea freight is definitely worthwhile...
Pricing Plus GST in NZ and Australia. All prices are in NZ$
|Description||SKU #||Price NZ$|
|Quadway hoop set (6)||QSE||$1,616|
|Quadway hoop (1)||QH1||$280|
|Q Lawn Drilling Template||QLD||110|
|Q Law Protector||QLP||90|
|Super Lifter "H" base||HS||$180|
|Super Clamp "tool free"||HC||$180|
|QuadSocket 3x Set of 6 inc peg||QSS3||$1,020|
|QuadSocket 2x Set of 6 inc peg||QSS2||$880|
|QuadSocket 1x Set of 6 inc peg||QSS1||$740|
All prices are in NZ$ Plus GST in NZ and Australia
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How long will the Quadways
If they are set in the lawns as recommended then you will have no issues in their normal lifetime of say 30~40 years. Hoop life will be mainly affected by excessive stresses (just like your old hoops in the shed).
The issues arise when hoops are set by well meaning members who are not aware
of the potential risks. I will always be able to provide replacement crowns and
legs however it would be unreasonable to expect a freebie when damage has been
caused by excessive force.
|Do I need a
...Essential ... No Dibber...No Warranty
For normal club use:-
| Sabot (say
it the same as saboteur..... someone who threw the wooden shoe into the
Do I need one? ... probably one for each lawn.
The Quadways are precision made and they are strong BUT !!! What might not be clear are the potential issues..
Setting lawns for competition play.
12 minutes per lawn total time if you are organised...
|Why make/use a plywood
Lawn Protector when making the dibber holes?
When you lever the Dibber out with a crowbar, you will have something to lever off. " Give me a fulcrum..and a lever long enough.. and I can move the World". where have I heard that before ?
Dibber spikes get massive friction in the ground.. When you lift without the Plywood Lawn Protector you will rip out the lawn
Can we swing the hoops ?
12 minutes per lawn total time if you are organised...
Make a LawnDrillingTemplate (or buy one from me.)
Make a center PeepHole so you can see the strings. 55mm each side of CL make a 20mm hole... (110mm C~Center)
Then another 55mm space C~C
Then drill another 20mm hole... (110mm C~Center)
Repeat to the other side.
So... now you have a LawnDrillingTemplate with a center PeepHole,
AND 3 sets of hoop positions .
One set to use now... and a set each side... for later use.... EASY
QuadSockets ...Permanent sockets for Permanent lawns AND Traditional lawns
This installation shows the 3x socket/s So... Start using the MIDDLE pair... Then use the LEFT pair... Then use the RIGHT pair.